Cat’s Morning Bits for June 24, 2020

 

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

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In these divine pleasures permitted to me of walks in the June night under moon and stars, I can put my life as a fact before me and stand aloof from its honor and shame.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

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Spirit Library: Deeper Understandings (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are gaining deeper understandings and different perspectives on old issues as the incoming energy highlights what we need to see, heal and resolve at this time.

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ThoughtCo: How Energy Healers Incorporate Feathers in Healing Sessions

An energy healer can incorporate the use of feathers during healing sessions in various ways.

The healer may breathe through the feather during a toning session. Chanting sounds through a feather on client’s body can elicit a powerful healing.

Read more…

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MBG: How To Give Yourself An Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage From Home

When’s the last time you had a massage? For most of us, it was a while ago—a splurge on a vacation or birthday treat. But ask an ayurveda practitioner the same question, and they’ll probably answer “this morning.”

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Accident

A warning – the details of which depend on other symbols in the dream.
1. If you dream of an accident while traveling by car, this could be a hint that you should either avoid travel at this time, or, if you can’t avoid it, make sure that your car is in the best possible condition before you leave.
2. Stay away from planes, trains, buses, boats, or dangerous walking, such as hiking in the mountains, for at least a day after you have the dream, and preferably for a week. If you must go, take a cell phone with you (in case you must call for help), as well as first aid supplies.

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Pioneer Thinking: Staying Cool, The Green Way

It’s cool to be green, and green can keep you cool – especially in hot weather. Here are ten tips for maintaining a comfortable home without relying on the air conditioner this summer.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Making a Whimsical LANTERN (with Realistic Fire Effect)!

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Elephant Journal: A Tender way to Cultivate Self-Love & Self-Compassion.

There’s a photo of me sitting on the top of my bookshelf in my room.
It’s a 5th grade school photo, I think. I’m wearing a black shirt and glasses. I have a little barrette pinned to the top right side of my hair.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Identify Different Types of Bees

When was the last time you were in your garden, saw a bee, grabbed it and squeezed it? Probably never, right?
Unless you’ve done that, there’s a good chance that if you’ve ever been stung it wasn’t by a bee, said Becky Griffin. And she would know.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Two lunar perigees in June 2020

The moon in its orbit swings closest to Earth at perigee, and farthest away from Earth at apogee. There are a total of 13 lunar perigees in 2020, so it’s inevitable that one calendar month this year has to harbor two lunar perigees. That double feature happens in June 2020.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Dance of the Maenad: Magic 001

I’ve been a pagan for most of my life. Like a lot of people, my first introduction was the kind of watered-down Wicca a lot of people consider to be a common basis of paganism – honoring the (Celtic) Wheel of the Year, calling the quarters, chants ending in “so mote it be”, and, yes, Silver Ravenwolf.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Trees of Eternity – Sinking Ships (demo version) Promo Video

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Inner Journey:

YOU ARE WORTHY!

“A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.”
— Alice Mary Hilton

As a human being, as spirit manifested in form, you are innately worthy. Your worthiness does not have to be strengthened or improved. However, you may not PERCEIVE yourself to be worthy.

If you doubt your self-worth, consciously or unconsciously, you will limit the good things you will allow into your life.

Do you consider yourself worthy? It may help to answer these questions:
• Do you find it easier to give than to receive?
• Do you have as much money as you would like?
• Do you feel driven to improve yourself?
• Do you value other people’s time more highly than your own?
• How would you feel if someone offered to pay you a salary of $1 million/year?

If you find you lack self-worth, don’t despair. Just being aware of your self-worth issues will help you let them go.

“Every achiever that I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'”
— Dr. Robert H. Schuller

“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.”
— James R. Ball

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A Note from the Universe

If you have to ask for “signs,” let this need of yours be a “sign” that you should make haste very s-l-o-w-l-y.

Tallyho,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: A Nutritious 2-Ingredient Popsicle Recipe To Try This Summer

Popsicles may be an afterthought for three seasons out of the year, but as soon as summer hits, it’s hard to not crave the cooling snack. Unfortunately, they’re usually high in sugar and made with artificial ingredients.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Wednesday (masculine)

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
June 24, 2020

Good
“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”

-Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180)

 
There are so many debates about what “good” is, and man’s nature, whether we are “wired” for good or selfish motives. But does it matter? We all have our own definitions of what good is. If we’d just live up to that, this world would be a better place. Do good, be good – whatever that means to you!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Death

There’s a sense of security in what is old, and with something new coming into your life it’s natural to be a bit afraid. Give this new situation a chance and give yourself time to get comfortable with the new conditions. It could be as simple as getting your hair cut or changing your glasses frames, but it could be much bigger than that.

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 29, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 29, 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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June Events and Holidays

June 5: Full Strawberry Moon at 12:12 pm PST/ 1:12 pm MST/ 3:12 pm EST

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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In the great gardens, after bright spring rain,
We find sweet innocence come once again,
White periwinkles, little pensionnaires
With muslin gowns and shy and candid airs.
-Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)

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Spirit Library: Reboot (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Change and transformation are occurring at a very rapid rate and the speed of our awakening and healing is increasing dramatically. Every area of our lives is being impacted by the current transformational energies, which is initiating change in every sphere of life as social, political and financial systems break down so that we may establish a new way of being in the world

Read more…

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Eros and Psyche Story (Complete) – Greek Mythology – Cupid and Psyche Myth

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ThoughtCo: Archangels of the 4 Elements: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth

Those who celebrate the existence and power of heavenly angels believe that God assigned four of his archangels to be in charge of the four elements in nature—air, fire, water, and earth

Read more….

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MBG: 7 Tips For Creating An Empath Sanctuary During The Pandemic

As people spend more time at home—working, studying, and socializing remotely due to the COVID pandemic—empaths need sanctuaries at home where they can retreat and recover more than ever.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Hawk

1. In Native American mythology, the hawk is the messenger. Therefore, if the hawk seems to be friendly, an important and probably positive message will come your way.
2. Other symbols in the dream can reveal what that message concerns.
3. A hawk can also indicate an important opportunity coming your way. If the hawk seems forbidding, however, this is a warning to take care of your emotional baggage before seizing whatever new opportunity comes your way.

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Today’s DIY: DIY Incense Cones | World Crafted

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MNN: Historic deal preserves millions of pollination corridors for monarch butterflies

A huge swath of land that wasn’t being fully utilized has been set aside for monarch butterfly habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the University of Illinois at Chicago have signed an agreement to create habitat for the butterflies on potentially millions of acres along rights-of-way and associated land.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Watch for the legendary green flash

The green flash image at the top of this post was taken by Jim Grant, an EarthSky friend on Facebook. He captured it off the coast of Ocean Beach, California, and identified it as a mock mirage green flash.

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witch Plant Profile: Lavender For Purification, Third Eye, Protection

Lavender is one of my favorite plant allies. This is a plant growing in my garden, harvested and kept in my apothecary as dried buds, and holds a place in my kitchen cabinet for cooking, baking, and enjoying as tea.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Mists of Avalon

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”
— Rob Bremer

Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self- contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity.

If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock

“Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.”
— Barbara Sher

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

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A Note from the Universe
You are “here” (your life now) and you want to go “there” (your dreamed-of life). And because both are physical places, it would seem that you must manipulate the physical world to go from “here” to “there.”

This is the ultimate illusion.

Physical places are simply mirages, reflections of an inner world, the world of your thoughts. So to get from “here” to “there,” begin your manipulations within, by thinking of your desired end results, as if they’d already come to pass.

A thought worth dwelling on,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Gorgeous Watermelon Drinks to Bust Your Thirst All Summer
Eat juicy ripe watermelon on a throat-parching day, and you’ll know what refreshment’s all about. Now, take that watermelon and turn it into drinks, and you’ve got the ultimate thirst-quencher with the bonus of that ravishing watermelon color.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron 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
Friday belongs to Venus, and its 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) works well 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
May 29, 2020

Genius
“Does it not appear to you that versatility is the true and rare characteristic of that rare thing called genius – versatility and playfulness? In my mind they are both essential.”

-Mary Russell Mitford, 1813

 
Versatility, flexibility, enthusiasm – these are all traits that I would associate with genius. You’ve got to be able to go with the flow, take what comes and adapt – and you’ve got to love what you’re doing to be able to keep doing it until you reach the desired results. It’s hard work, and it’s also insight, seeing “inside” and having that vision that keeps you going.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Dress well, speak well, and spend time with people who normally might overlook you. Today you have more authority and influence than usual. At work, your superiors will recognize your talents and capabilities (though they might not outwardly acknowledge it). At home, you can be the ruler of all you survey and your word will go unchallenged. Be gracious and make it all beautiful

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 20, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 20, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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Then came fair May, the fairest maid on ground,
Decked all with dainties of her season’s pride,
And throwing flowers out of her lap around:
Upon two brethrens’ shoulders she did ride,
The twins of Leda, which on either side
Supported her like to their sovereign Queen.
-Edmund Spenser (1522-99)

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Spirit Library: Reconnecting With the Inner Self

A sacred synergy is occurring within the human collective stimulating our creative and manifestation capacities. As the old continues to fall away many new advancements and developments will emerge within humanity to help us to clarify our choices and the path we are following.

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ThoughtCo: Honey in Magic and Folklore

During the late summer and early fall, honey is a staple crop in many parts of the world. This deliciously sweet and sticky gift from the bee population is considered a health food – it will protect you against allergies if you eat just a teaspoon of locally sourced honey each day – and also has a number of magical properties.

Read more….

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MBG: What Does It Mean If Teeth Fall Out In A Dream & What Can You Do About It?

Those who believe that dreams hold meaning have researched some common dream themes in order to find out what makes them so pervasive. One dream type they’ve looked into? The dream that one’s teeth are falling out or rotting. Yep, it’s not just you who has this one!

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Whispering

A sign that the Universe is trying to convey important information to the dreamer, but that the dreamer is either too afraid or too distracted to hear it. The content of the message can be deduced from other symbols in the dream, or from various signs and portents in the dreamer’s waking life.

astrology.com

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Using Pendulums in Your Craft

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Today’s DIY: Lip Scrubs: What Are They, How Are They Made, and When to Use Them

Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about lip scrubs and how they can help keep you lips looking and feeling great.

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Elephant Journal: The Wisdom of No Mistakes: A Buddhist Take on Failure.

Sometimes everything we do seems wrong.
There are days when I make dozens of choices that could have been better.

Read more….

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MNN: Researchers thought these metallic blue bees were extinct — until they saw them in Florida

An extremely rare blue bee has been spotted in Central Florida, a discovery that thrilled researchers who suspected the insect might have become instinct.

Last recorded four years ago, the blue calamintha bee was seen by Florida Museum of Natural History researcher Chase Kimmel in the Lake Wales Ridge region in March.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Find the Keystone in Hercules

Tonight, from mid-northern latitudes, you can easily find the brilliant star Vega in the eastern sky at dusk and nightfall. Vega acts as your guide star to the Keystone – a pattern of four stars in the constellation Hercules.

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Patheos-Pagan: Shedding Your Cares with Horsehair at the Dark Moon

Witch on Fire is pleased to introduce a guest post today by my dear friend, Epona Petra, an extraordinary Witch, horsewoman, and High Priestess of our coven this year. For some stable magick, Epona offers this spell working for the dark moon, using naturally shed horsehair.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Enya – The Celts (Official 4k video)

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Inner Journey:

Befriend yourself

“Self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter

The journey to know ourselves ideally brings us to self-understanding and acceptance. It is NOT a quest for self-improvement.

When we open to love and accept ourselves, no matter what, we allow our innate love, power and wisdom to emerge naturally.

“Who you really are is enough.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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A Note from the Universe

You’re not supposed to be able to see it with your eyes first. It wouldn’t be called “manifesting” if you could.

See it with your mind first.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Waikiki Cornbread

Very moist and sweet cornbread, goes great with soups (especially bean soups)!

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
This day is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, 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
May 20, 2020

Thinking

“Right living is a way to right thinking.”

-Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972)

 
It all works together. Just like diet and exercise – we need both to stay in shape! How we live and how we think are intricately linked. Are we living the life we want to live; are we thinking the thoughts we want to think? “The good life” to me is living in integrity, in love, in balance. Thinking thoughts that encourage those things helps to strengthen them in our lives. The diet is our thoughts; the exercise is our actions.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Transformation is eminent. Through Death comes new life, and although there is an ending in sight, it will give you a chance to gain something new: perspective, consciousness, a better or new relationship, etc. Once you accept that all things must experience endings or changes in order for new things to begin, the healing progress can start and you can take the first step on your new journey.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Love Thy Self: Cat’s Angel Message for May 19, 2020

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Love Thy Self: Cat’s Angel Message for May 19, 2020

May Theme: This month brings changes and growth into your life.  Be willing to embrace them and allow things to happen naturally as this will help us focus on bigger and better things!


No amount of self-improvement can make up for a lack of self-acceptance. – Anonymous


519:  One of the best things that we can do for ourselves is to show ourselves some love by embracing a positive 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 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 Egyptian goddess Bastet (Bast) is not only associated with cats both large and small she is also a goddess of protection and of things that bring pleasure to the senses. She asks you today “What are you passionate about and how are you using that energy? be like a cat today and use your energy wisely. By expending too much you are not honoring your commitment to your own self care.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings. This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions. Gently encouraging creative thinking and creative problem solving as it brings our intuitive skills forward, promoting control and confidence so these skills become more familiar and easier to access. It also provides emotional healing by helping to stabilize the emotions and draw out old emotional patterns.

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.

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


Blessings for a magickal day! Cat


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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 14, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 14, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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“Was it the smile of early spring
That made my bosom glow?
‘Twas sweet, but neither sun nor wind
Could raise my spirit so.

Was it some feeling of delight,
All vague and undefined?
No, ’twas a rapture deep and strong,
Expanding in the mind!”
– Anne Bronte, In Memory of A Happy Day in February

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ThoughtCo: The Pagan Origins of Valentine’s Day

Many consider Valentine’s Day to be Christian holiday. After all, it is named after a Christian saint. But when we consider the matter more closely, the pagan connections to the date appear much stronger than the Christian ones.

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MBG: A 15-Minute Yoga Flow To Cultivate Self-Love & Open Your Heart

With Valentine’s Day upon us, you might be thinking about finding new love or reveling in the love you have. It can be fun to fantasize about roses and romance but not at the expense of your most important relationship: the one you have with yourself.

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Spirit Library: The Middle Way

In these transitional times it is imperative that we recognise the power of our thoughts, our words and our actions. We are manifesting so much faster now and it is vital that we are clear within ourselves as to what we are thinking and what we are feeling. Now is the time for us to find the middle way of balance,

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Natural Living Ideas: 10 Beautiful Ways To Use Rose Petals

As the enduring symbol of romance, the classic rose is one of the stateliest flowers to grace gardens today. But, these beautiful blooms are useful for so much more than looking pretty.

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Today’s DIY: Mini Bottle Valentine Crafts

Hi,
Here are 3 easy valentine crafts that you can make and using mini bottle,
Share your love and affection on this upcoming valentine’s day

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Elephant Journal: This Valentine’s Day, Love like a Buddhist.

I have been single for more Valentine’s Days than I have been coupled, and I have often felt a sense of impending doom as February the 14th approaches.

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MNN: In the Victorian era, people sent anonymous ‘Vinegar Valentines’ for fun

While many of us are preparing for Valentine’s Day with cards, flowers and other signs of affection, there was a time not too long ago when such sentiments also included insults, denigrations and spitefulness.

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EarthSky News: Big Dipper stars point to North Star

Tonight, if you can find the Big Dipper in the northern sky, you can find the North Star, Polaris. The Big Dipper is low in the northeast sky at nightfall, but it’ll climb upward during the evening hours, to reach its high point for the night in the wee hours after midnight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Lovely & Lusty Magickal Potions To Tickle Your Fancy

Around here lovely and lusty magickal potions are always in the air. I can’t speak about these kinds of potions and workings without talking about ethics. When I wrote my book Love Magic, I began writing about the serious topic of ethics concerning spell work, particularly of this kind.

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”
— Rob Bremer

Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self- contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity.

If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock

“Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.”
— Barbara Sher

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

The presumption at all times and under all circumstances, should always be that you are good enough, worthy enough, and lovable enough. And that you are exactly the right kind of person, in the right place, at the right time. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have been instilled with such dreams in the first place.

Love you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Oven-Seared Beef Tenderloin with Herb Pan Sauce 

Steak is perfect for single-serve dinners since you can choose the size of filet you want and then make your own steak accordingly. And steak is fancy, making it a wonderful option for romancing yourself on V-Day! Plus, you can play with sauces, spices, and sides, like potatoes or veggies, based on what you like. There’s no accounting for someone else’s picky palate tonight. It’s all about you. Read more…. 

Love Potion No. 9

This special cocktail is pretty in pink for Valentine’s Day and features strawberries, amaretto liquor, champagne for bubbles, and ice cream (yes, vanilla ice cream scoops!) in it for a burst of color and flavor. Plus, each cocktail is for one serving, so you can’t make one of these and then move on to another cocktail for your special evening.Read more…

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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 14, 2020 

Winter

“Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal, underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.”

-Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1971

It is our instinct to go within, to seek warmth, to find that inner light. It’s more dark in the winter, so we turn within for that light, and it’s there, like it always is. That feeling of wanting to “cocoon” in winter is strong because it feels good. We all need that, and the season provides it to us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You have extra protection today, but this is not a reason to act rashly or take extra risks. In fact, you may be called upon to protect someone else or to safeguard some progress or advantage that was recently gained. Have self-confidence in all situations but don’t take your safety for granted. Be willing to be responsible for those around you and win a lot of loyalty.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

You Deserve It: Cat’s Angel Message for February 14, 2020

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You Deserve It: Cat’s Angel Message for February 14, 2020

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


You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection. – The Buddha


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

The Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) helps us to find peace and harmony through laughter, this gives us a clear perspective and keeps our energy flowing. He tells us that laughter is sacred and when the heart is alive with joy we are connected to the Infinite and filled with Nirvana-essence. Center your mind with the intent of enjoying yourself and you will find yourself centered in the moment. Enjoy what life has to offer and enjoy the process!

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 will free the energy needed to assist the creation process.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Rose Quartz is the stone of love and compassion that opens and heals the heart. It reminds us of the importance of loving ourselves unconditionally as it helps us do the same with others.

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.

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.

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


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: February 14, 2020 “Be Your Own Valentine”

Happy Friday,

It’s Valentine’s Day and today’s thought asks us to be our own valentine. Self-love is important to our mental and emotional well being. It brings us both strength and courage. Remember that whatever you have gone through or are going through you are a beautiful, amazing being. You are worthy of love from others and from yourself. Shine and sparkle and surround yourself with loving compassion. You are of this and so much more!

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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 28, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 28, 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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Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
-Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-68)

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ThoughtCo: Imbolc Traditions and Customs

Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today’s Imbolc celebrations.

Read more…..

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MBG: How To Declutter Your Whole Life For More Joy, Ease & Creativity

We all know the benefits of decluttering our homes, but what about the rest of our lives? Everyone has their own version of “life clutter” that builds up in romantic relationships, friendships, workflow, scheduling, etc.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Essential Oils for The Soles of The Feet

Essential oils can benefit the body most quickly when inhaled or put on the soles of the feet. Recent research is showing that oils placed on the soles of the feet can enter the bloodstream within seconds and can reach virtually every cell of the body very soon thereafter.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How To Make The World’s Easiest Lotion Bars For Soft & Sexy Skin

Dry skin is a problem that plagues many. Not only does dry skin look unsightly, but it can also be painful and irritating. Perhaps you load on the moisturizer only to find that your dry skin persists?

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: This is Self-Love. This is Self-Care. This is being your own Best Friend.

So often in my life I have heard people say, “We all need to love ourselves,” or “You don’t love yourself enough.”
My first reaction to this used to be, “What the bleep are they talking about?”
A couple of times I even sat down and tried it. I sat in a quiet place and thought, “Okay, love yourself.” Nothing happened. I concluded that loving yourself was some kind of woo-woo nonsense.

Read more….

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MNN: 9 interesting facts about the Nile River

Even after nurturing humans for thousands of years, this iconic river is still invaluable and enchanting. It may also be in trouble.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Don’t miss young moon and Venus after sunset (Neptune’s there, too)

How many of you have been watching the dazzling planet Venus – third-brightest celestial object, after the sun and moon – in the west at dusk and nightfall?

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick : The Witch’s Willow

Witchcraft and Willow go hand and hand. Having properties of healing, creativity, protection, fertility and divination, it is honored in many different magickal traditions. In the Celtic tradition the Willow Moon time was said to occur from April 15 to May 12th.

Read more……

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Inner Journey:

A NEW VIEW

A friend shared this moment of awakening. She was moaning, “I never get anything done.” Her companion replied, “Perhaps you never get EVERYTHING done.” Oh… of course!

A shift in perspective can bring both understanding and release.

“Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.”
— Maria Mitchell

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what I’d really, really like?

For you to know that I think about you every moment of every day.

K?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ta’ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

“Falafel, or ta’ameya as we call it in Egypt, is an all-time favorite street food. In most parts of the Middle East, falafel is made with ground chickpeas. However, in Egypt, we make it with dried fava beans. They are best served with pita bread, tomato, onions, and tahini sauce.”

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 27, 2020

Beginnings & Endings

“‘Begin at the beginning.’ the King said, gravely, ‘and go till you come to the end; then stop.'”

-Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 1865

Just where is this “beginning?” It’s an arbitrary thing. There is no real beginning, and there is no real end. Remember when it was New Year’s 2000 and the big argument was whether the New Millennium started on January 1, 2000 or January 1, 2001? And there was this huge concern about Y2K? It all seems so silly now. Each day is another day. We can choose when our beginnings are. We can begin right here, right now, right where we are. Or we can wait until tomorrow! It’s our choice, not the calendar’s o

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

It may be a busy, perhaps chaotic, day but underneath it all will be a prevailing sense of good will. Judgement tells you that people will wish you well and want to help you, no matter how much work they create for you. You may enjoy a cheerful outlook, too, that will last all day and make you productive and popular. Enjoy some good times with people today.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 4, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 4, 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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Build a castle, comb a beach; summer’s ripe as any peach!
-The 1996 Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Did you know…

There are individual differences in the need to nap. Some adults and children need to nap. However, the majority of teenagers probably nap in the afternoon because they are not sleeping enough at night.

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/25-random-facts-about-sleep

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ThoughtCo: Mabon Prayers

Need a prayer to bless your Mabon meal? How about one to celebrate the Dark Mother before you dive into your dinner? Try one of these simple, practical Mabon prayers to mark the autumn equinox in your celebrations.

https://www.learnreligions.com/mabon-prayers-4072781

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Today’s Deity: In Honor of Eris, Greek Goddess of Chaos 

Hello from the realms of Eris! She has definitely been the ruling goddess for us during this past year, throwing all kinds of discord, mess, and challenge our way.

https://goddessgift.com/in-honor-of-eris-greek-goddess-of-choas/

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Daily Good: Look With Your Heart: Lessons from My Time with My Grandmother

In 2003 theater artist Mia Tagano relocated to California from NYC to be with her grandmother who was living with dementia. Over the next sixteen years she would navigate the poignant territory of loving and caring for someone she could not build shared memories with, someone who would open Mia’s heart to life’s deepest lessons, someone she would learn to love tenderly, diligently, and unconditionally in the ever present now. What follows is one of the many inspiring stories Mia has shared with her wide circle of friends and well-wishers about her beloved soul friend, teacher and grandmother. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/832/look-with-your-heart-lessons-from-my-time-with-my-grandmother-mia-tagano/

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White Color Meaning – The Color White
White is often associated with being pure, fresh and good. The color of a fresh snowstorm illustrates a peaceful and pure winter scene. The color white is often used as background on many websites, as it is easy to read black or dark text on it.

https://www.color-meanings.com/white-color-meaning-the-color-white/

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MNN: Storm in a Jar Activity (just for fun)

What if you could sit atop a cloud and watch the rain fall? In this activity, you can see what is actually happening in the sky before a rain storm. Clouds are formed when moisture is collected in the air

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/sponsorvideo/storm-jar-activity

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EarthSky News: Young moon, stars, a planet September 3-5

As darkness falls on September 3 and 4, 2019, watch for the waxing crescent moon to travel in front of the constellation Libra the Scales, past Libra’s alpha star Zubenelgenubi and famous green star Zubeneschamali. Then, as the moon continues going eastward in its orbit around Earth, it’ll sweep up toward the star Antares – the Heart of the Scorpion in Scorpius and a red supergiant star – and the very bright planet Jupiter.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-in-libra-on-september-3-and-4

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Patheos-Pagan: Self Love: Filling My Cup Through Routine

Self-love. What does this look like? For me, creating a routine has helped me understand its meaning. Here’s what it looks like.
Every day when I wake up, I go to my kitchen window to light a candle to honor Frigga. My next task, is to light a candle to Brighid on the main altar.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/09/self-love-filling-my-cup-through-routine/

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Inner Journey:

BALANCE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL

“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Have you ever considered that having aced time and space again and again and again, you’re here this time simply for the love of the game? Just to smell the dirt? To lend a hand? Give comfort? And maybe for old times’ sake, to manifest a thriving business and a steady income like it was a morning cup of coffee, even though you’re way past having to prove anything?

Remember?

I do,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Instant Pot Butter Chicken

A delicious, creamy and flavorful Indian inspired Butter Chicken made in an Instant Pot. I typically serve this over rice and pair with naan bread. Feel free to adjust the spices to your liking.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Instant-Pot-Butter-Chicken.html

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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
September 4, 2019

Teachers

“When the National Science Foundation asked the “breakthrough” scientists what they felt was the most favorable factor in their education, the answer was almost uniformly, “Intimate association with a great, inspiring teacher.””

-R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

I think we all need some sort of a mentor, or a role model, or an inspiring teacher in our lives. We may have one, or we may be fortunate enough to have several. Great teachers can give us more than we can get from books or history lessons. When we form a personal connection with a teacher, we also learn from that teacher’s life experiences. It is meaningful to us because we understand that the teacher is invested in our learning, he or she cares. That inspires us.

-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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 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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Rais’d are the dripping oars-
Silent the boat: the lake,
Lovely and soft as a dream,
Swims in the sheen of the moon.
-Matthew Arnold (1822-88)

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Spiritual Unite: Three Of Swords Tarot Card Meaning – Affairs Of The Hear

The Three of Swords tarot card meaning relates to heartbreak, betrayal, loss, division, absence, separation, depression, sadness, disillusion, poor health, conflict, and trauma.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/three-of-swords-tarot-card-meaning/

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ThoughtCo: All About Lammas (Lughnasadh) 

These are the dog days of summer, the gardens are full of goodies, the fields are full of grain, and the harvest is approaching. Take a moment to relax in the heat, and reflect on the upcoming abundance of the fall months. At Lammas, sometimes called Lughnasadh, it’s time to begin reaping what we have sown throughout the past few months, and recognize that the bright summer days will soon come to an end.

https://www.learnreligions.com/celebrating-lammas-or-lughnasadh-in-august-2562156

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Today’s Deity: Lugh, Master of Skills

Similar to the Roman god Mercury, Lugh was known as a god of both skill and the distribution of talent. There are countless inscriptions and statues dedicated to Lugh, and Julius Caesar himself commented on this god’s importance to the Celtic people. Although he was not a war god in the same sense as the Roman Mars, Lugh was considered a warrior because to the Celts, skill on the battlefield was a highly valued ability. In Ireland, which was never invaded by Roman troops, Lugh is called sam ildanach, meaning he was skilled in many arts simultaneously.

https://www.learnreligions.com/lugh-master-of-skills-2561970

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: How To Get Through The Last Days Of Mercury Retro

Here’s what the AstroTwins have to say about three important astrological moments coming our way this week—including the end of Mercury retrograde (!).
On Monday, a twice-a-year transit could signal grassroots action.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-july-29-august-4-2019-by-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Befriending Ourselves: An Invitation to Love

Is self-improvement sometimes a disguised version of self-aggression? If the focus is always on how I might be “better” in the future, it can be hard to extend toward myself a hand of friendship and compassion. I miss out on the present miracle of who I am NOW. Maybe moving from a perspective of improvement toward one of healing actually begins with loving my current messiness. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2350/befriending-ourselves-an-invitation-to-love-kristi-nelson/

Be The Change

Get a hand mirror and spend a few moments appreciatively gazing into the eyes of your own miraculous being. Then spend the rest of the day in the company of your own friendship.

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Elephant Journal: 5 Truths of a Pissed-Off Empath.

Awakenings are hard, awful even.
I wish I was one of those people who’d had an amazing experience, who wanted to tell everyone about their “come to Jesus” moment and how amazing it was.
Mine was not…and apparently, I’m still not there yet.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/5-truths-of-a-pissed-off-empath-lindsey-white/

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MNN: 10 remarkable caterpillars and what they become

It’s hard not to be captivated by the fluttery fragile beauty of butterflies and moths. But the caterpillars they start from can be equally captivating.
As you’ll see, there are many different types of caterpillars. In fact, the variety of colors, shapes, camouflage markings and predator-repelling armor is truly astounding.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/remarkable-caterpillars-and-what-they-become

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EarthSky News: See the constellation Scutum the Shield

Tonight, look for one of the most beautiful celestial sights visible at this time of year. Look in a dark country sky, far away from the the glare of city lights. You’ll find a hazy pathway stretched across the sky. This band is the starlit trail of our own Milky Way galaxy. If you see it, you can also find the very small constellation called Scutum the Shield

https://earthsky.org/tonight/constellation-named-for-a-polish-king-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Lammas Loaves and Respite

It’s almost Lammas/Lughnasadh (I use both interchangeably, do you?), and I am a bit giddy with excitement. Last year, I wrote of Lammas and harvesting my dreams. Hard to believe, it’s a year later, and I look back on that celebration with fondness.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/07/lammas-loaves-and-respite/

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Inner Journey:

REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud

Why is this so?

Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.

For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.

The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.

“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

It’s the final moments that define a journey and the first ones that make it possible.

Both, you have total control over.

Whoop, whoop!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

These chicken kabobs are delicious and really easy to put together. You can make these on your grill outside, inside your oven, or on a griddle. All result in a wonderfully aromatic and tender meal. I like to serve it with a lemon tahini sauce and thick Persian flatbread. I’ve added my lemon tahini sauce recipe here with the kabobs.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mediterranean-Chicken-Kabobs.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
July 29, 2019

Intuition

“You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.”
-Ingrid Bergman

Jewel sings a song called “Intuition.” It’s gotten me thinking about intuition, instinct, hunches… it’s all the same thing. The lyrics in the song say: “Follow your heart, your intuition, it will lead you in the right direction.” Great advice- but like much great advice, do we always take it? I think we try to second guess ourselves too much. When Ingrid Bergman says we must train our intuition, I think she really means that we must train ourselves to listen to that voice, and hear what it has to say.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.

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.

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

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