Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: The Dust is Settling (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In May the dust will begin to settle and we can expect new shifts to occur as new pathways, patterns and configurations are brought into form. This is a critical time in our process of healing and growth where we are urged to take stock of where we are now and what course corrections still need to be made to help us break free from the past.

Read more….

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Eight Incredible Dogs and Wolves of Norse Mythology

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Spiritual Unite: 10 SIGNS OF SYNCHRONICITY

In this article, you will discover 10 signs of synchronicity. Have you ever had a dream or vision where you saw a symbol and the very same symbol appeared in reality within the day? This is called synchronicity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Housekeeping can reflect your chakras

A person does not have to look beyond his own home environment to discover which chakra centers may be problematic or blocked. Hoarders are especially at risk of a complete chakra system shutdown. Taking a tour of your living space will help give you clues as to which of your chakras need attention.

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Patheos / New Visions: Learning About Fire and Water Energies—And How It Can Help You

In the Western world, when we talk about energy, people think about is as an outside force. It becomes something that happens to them.

Read more….

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Taurus: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac (April 21-May 20) and it’s symbolized by the bull. As a Venus-ruled earth sign, Taurus is grounded, sturdy, and interested in the beauty of the natural world. Here, we’re diving into Taurus’ personality traits and how they apply in love, career, and more.

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Daily Good: Waiting for the Elvers

Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things.

  • Lao Tzu –

Waiting for the Elvers

“I’m not sure who first saw the wriggly, almost see-through, three-inch bodies of the elvers, or baby eels. But I think it was my energetic five-year-old because I remember his face. When he told me, he had run all the way back to our house through the woods and up our steep bank. His eyes were shining and he was breathless from exertion and excitement. His words tumbled one over the other, and his hands played out the drama of what he had found. What started then as a thrilling curiosity became, soon, a passion for our whole family.” { read more }

Be The Change

Pay attention this week to the different life forms in your environment. What can you learn from them?

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Sigil Making With Marshall The Witch of Southern Light

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Elephant Journal: 7 Simple Ways to Care for the Earth.

Earth Day was April 22—another time to remember why we must always appreciate and care for the earth.
If the earth is well taken care of, then our health will improve. Our health can only be as good as the earth on which we live.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 20 Captivating Types of Woodpeckers

More than 300 woodpecker species have been identified in the natural world and 23 of them live in the United States. Since they are classified as migratory, nongame birds, they are protected under federal and state law, yet some have become endangered and almost completely lost due to habitat destruction

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps by Saturn and Jupiter May 3-5

As the Eta Aquariid meteor shower picks up steam these next several mornings – May 3, 4 and 5, 2021 – watch for the waning moon to sweep past the ringed planet Saturn and then the giant planet Jupiter. On May 3, the moon passes due south of Saturn, to stage a conjunction, only a few hours before the moon reaches its half-illuminated last quarter phase.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Emergence Sigil

It’s been over a year now that we’ve been dealing with the pandemic. As more folks get vaccinated, many of us are thinking about life as we emerge out of this time.

Read more….

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Energy Sensing║Beginner Witchcraft 101

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Inner Journey: BRING SOUL INTO THE WORLD

“We live in a culture that is greatly biased against the imagination, because our culture is very materialistic, objective and literal. Our culture lacks soul, and doesn’t know it, although it experiences the consequences. When you don’t know what’s missing, then of course you don’t know what to bring in, even though you feel something is missing.

“We live in a world that needs more soul, more meaning. We, as conscious beings, have, as our primary responsibility, at this time in human history, the task of bringing soul into the world, or releasing soul into the world. We do this, first of all, in ourselves and in our own personal world; then we do it in our groups – including family; then we do it in our society through our work, relationships and presence there.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you could read all the minds that I read hear all the prayers that I hear, and beat all the hearts that I beat… I wonder if you’d even believe how often you’re thought of, talked about, and fallen in love with.

It’s payback time.

Ándale Ándale!!!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pico De Gallo de Alicia

An authentic Mexican salsa made with tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos. Serve with tacos, nachos, tortilla chips, black beans, refried beans, or fajitas or use as an ingredient in many Mexican recipes

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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
May 4, 2021

Philosophy
“Philosophy is the product of wonder.”

-A.N. Whitehead (1861-1947)


It’s those big “what ifs” in the world that lead us to great discovery, to great insight. When we let loose our imaginations, when we let our minds wander, and wonder, we can come up with all kinds of amazing theories and philosophies. And yet, how often do we allow ourselves this luxury? Sit in silence and see what happens, see where your mind takes you.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

Change has been coming your way for a while now and today you may see the first explicit features of it. What happens today is only a beginning and you may look back in a few days/weeks/months and recognize that your life is in the process of making a turn for the better. It’s the nature of life to not stay the same, and you are being moved forward now.

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 March 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: Accept & Appreciate (a message from Kate Spreckley)

So far much of this year has held an unsettling and disturbing energy, which has made it difficult to find the calm within. Issues of uncertainty and self-doubt have clouded our ability to see a broader perspective of our life and the underlying purpose of what we are currently experiencing

Read more….

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5 Ways to Connect with the Old Gods

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Spiritual Unite: WHEN YOUR SPIRIT GUIDES COMMUNICATE WITH YOU

Spirit guides are your invisible and infinite helpers, tapping into the universe for wisdom, You would most likely try it.

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Ostara, the Spring Equinox

With the arrival of March comes the promise of spring—the month is said to roar in like a lion, and if we’re really lucky, roll out like a lamb. Meanwhile, on or around the 21st of the month, we have Ostara to celebrate.

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Patheos / New Visions: Fidelity to the Journey

Confidence is not the swagger or certainty with which we convey what we know. It is the fidelity with which we listen to and relate to the irreducible foundation of all life. For there is a difference between how we carry what we know and how we know what we know.

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Daily Good: Claire Dunn: Nature’s Apprentice

Soul is that unconditioned, mysterious, untamed, undomesticated, unique individual wild core of ourselves which is inextricably connected to the mysteries of wild nature.

  • Claire Dunn –

Claire Dunn: Nature’s Apprentice

Claire Dunn is a guide to the wilds inside and out, and her passion is nature-based human development. Since quitting her job campaigning for the Wilderness Society over a decade ago, she has travelled her own mystical path. She left the confines of the offices, shopping centres and other concrete boxes of modernity to discover something deeper, more instinctive. She spent a year in the bush, which she recounts in her memoir My Year Without Matches, and now runs re-wilding events and guides Vision Quests. Since settling back into city life, shes been writing a second memoir about re-wilding the urban soul.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Scented Candles

We know how much fun candle making can be, here are some basic candle making instructions for regular scented candles you can make in your own kitchen. We hope you enjoy your candle making experience.

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How To Make Aloe Vera Soap – For Beginners

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Treehugger: 8 Rarely Seen Dolphin Species

While some dolphin species are quite common, like the aptly named common dolphin and the bottlenose dolphin, many types of dolphins around the world are quite rare to see, either because they live in unusual environments, have small population sizes, or both

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EarthSky News: Closest Mars-Pleiades conjunction until 2038

This year – on March 3, 2021 – the red planet Mars and the Pleiades star cluster – also known as the Seven Sisters – stage their closest conjunction on the sky’s dome until February 4, 2038. Mars swings 2.6 degrees south of the Pleiades.

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Patheos-Pagan: Sigil for Health and Longevity of Electronic Devices

I am not in a position to be able to purchase the latest new thing every year, and even if I was, I am not the sort of person who would do that. I value my devices, and I want them to last and function well for as long as possible. This sigil for electronic devices was created to help bolster those efforts.

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Pagan Playlist: Song Of The Sirens

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Inner Journey: PERCEPTION DEFINES OUR REALITY

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
— Henri Bergson

Our entire universe is energy — vibrating waves of pure potential. The electromagnetic vibrations of our consciousness interact with the energetic potential that exists everywhere as the life force to ‘collapse’ the waves and create matter. So the patternsof our minds create the form of our world.

By simply observing a form, we influence it. We in turn are influenced by others. This challenges us to be more aware of the quality of our being and the vibrations we transmit.

“There is no reality in the absence of observation.”
— The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if happiness didn’t have anything to do with what you have, what you do, or even where you’re headed, and arose entirely from what you chose to think about, yet nobody knew this?

And what if changing your thoughts, so that you could feel happier more often, would entirely change what you have, what you do, or even where you’re headed, yet nobody knew this either?

Do you think if we told them they’d choose to think differently every single time they ever felt sad or angry or powerless?

Thinking of you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Carrot Bread

This is my recipe for a healthy carrot bread. This well-spiced bread is light and tender. It will fill your home with the delicious smell of baking bread. Your toaster oven is the perfect place to bake it.

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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
March 3, 2021

Longevity
“Katharine: A light heart lives long.”

-William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Love’s Labour’s Lost, 1594


It’s no secret that stress takes its toll on us mentally, physically and emotionally. When we learn to handle stress more effectively, to lighten our load, or “lighten up,” then we feel better. Studies have shown that a good attitude goes a long way in increasing our longevity.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

You may not expect or even want it, but today you will be properly acknowledged and even honored for a skill, talent, or accomplishment. Your big heart will also be appreciated. Some sort of public reward is possible, if only in the form of praise, which can be transformed into something more tangible later. If not seeking validation or kudos, be on the alert because it’s coming. You’ve earned it!

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 February 8, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 8, 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: Deep Inner Purification (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are all individually and collectively moving through a period of transition that is teaching us to live honestly and authentically. As a result, we are in a process of deep inner purification, which is eliminating any of the unnecessary or ineffectual energy we still carry

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Exploring Celtic Mythology: Rhiannon

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF NUMBER 100

When we go through our spiritual journey, numbers are essential.

They are not relevant in a mathematical sense; instead, their spiritual messages provide us the knowledge to help us in our spiritual journey.

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ThoughtCo: The Green Man, Spirit of the Forest

For our ancient ancestors, many spirits and deities were associated with nature, wildlife, and plant growth. After all, if you had just spent the winter starving and freezing, when spring arrived it was certainly time to give thanks to whatever spirits watched over your tribe

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Spirituality & Health: Meditation for Saying NO
BY JULIE PETERS


It might be the hardest thing you have to do on a daily basis. But saying no lets you say yes.

Listen Here.

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Patheos / New Visions: Where Will the Spiritual Path Take You?

Jack Kornfield tells the story of the late Buddhist monk Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche who was one day giving a talk at a lecture hall in Berkelely, California. The participants had paid $15 each to hear him speak and once the hall had filled, Trungpa asked them: “How many of you are just beginning your spiritual practice?”

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MBG: The Benefits Of Worry Stones & How To Clutch Them To De-Stress

Worry stones have been around for centuries—and for good reason. These compact rocks couldn’t be easier to keep on hand, ready to grab whenever worry should strike. They’re wonderful when you’re feeling stressed, soothing to the touch, and an excellent addition to your self-care routine. Curious to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about worry stones

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Daily Good: Invitations to Stillness: Japanese Gardens

He who distinguishes between the garden and practice cannot be said to have found the Way.

  • Muso Kokushi –

Invitations to Stillness: Japanese Gardens

“Every element in the Japanese garden from the shape of the pruned pine trees to the careful placement of stepping stones has intention and is specifically designed to cultivate nuanced awareness. The contrast between what is placed and what is left blank, brings to life a pictorial space that leaves room for our imagination. Symbolism and metaphor in the garden also offer powerful tools to help humans reconcile their own lives and relationships to both society and the larger forces of nature. The American garden scholar Kendall Brown argues that ‘The opportunity for direct engagement with nature is what makes all gardens compelling but, as Japanese gardens function so effectively as philosophical and physical microcosms, their power is even stronger.'” More in this lovely essay. { read more }

Be The Change

When have you felt your practice at its most vibrant? Reflect on what you attribute this to. What might further vivify your practice in this current time?

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Today’s DIY: Love Draw Sigil for Self Love – How to make a Magical Sigil – Magical Crafting, Witchcraft, Occult

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Elephant Journal: Learn your “Soul Astrology” for 2021.

With our world still being held tightly in the grasp of COVID-19, it might be interesting to know that in the ancient holistic healing modalities such as yoga therapy or Ayurveda, health was not merely understood as the absence of disease.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Observer’s challenge: Moon and morning planets on February 8, 9 and 10

On February 8, 9 and 10, 2021 – if you look east shortly before sunup – you’ll see the old moon going, going, almost gone as it heads into the sunrise glare. New moon will come on February 11. If you’re up for a big challenge, you can use the moon early this week to try finding the three morning planets: Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.

Read more...

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Patheos-Pagan: Doorframe Spells For Protection, Love, Magic, & More

Most doorframes have a tiny ledge up high that’s perfect for hiding crystals and herbs. When your favorite magical correspondences are combined, elevated on a doorframe, and given an intention

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Pagan Playlist: Firebird’s Child – S.J.Tucker

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Inner Journey: IS YOUR EGO INVOLVED?

“There is no room for God in him who is full of himself.”
— Hasidic Saying

On the spiritual path, we must be diligent to discriminate whether we are acting from ego or from soul. If ego is in charge, what we do is self- referencing. At the deepest levels, we are motivated by our own self-interest. We’re looking out for ourselves more than for others.

Although soul works through individuals, its focus is on the needs of others and on service to humanity.

“Do not feed your ego and your problems, with your attention. … Slowly, surely, the ego will lose weight, until one fine day it will be nothing but a thin ghost of its former self. You will be able to see right through it, to the divine presence that shines in each of us.”
— Eknath Easwaran

“Why aren’t you happy? It’s because ninety-nine percent of everything you do, and think, and say, is for yourself — and there isn’t one.”
— Wu Wei Wu

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’re always heard.

But just so you know, any prayers, comments, or musings that end in question marks, like “Can I?” “May I?” or “Will you?” are usually answered in question marks, like “Maybe?” “Sometimes?” or “Depends?”

Whereas those that end in “Thank you!” “Hallejulah!” or “Hubba-hubba!” are immediately fast-tracked.

Make a little “Boom!” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cubano Pork Tenderloin

Came up with this when I happened to have deli ham and a pork tenderloin laying around. Choose a pan large enough for the tenderloin.

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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
February 8, 2021

Self-Determination
“We make ourselves up as we go.”

-Kate Green, 1983


Determination of the self sounds to me like defining ourselves. Life is a canvas, and we are the artist. Life is a song, and we write the lyrics. Life is a computer, and we are the programmer! There are dozens of analogies, but the outcome is the same. We create our lives. We determine our own destiny. Life is a journey, and we’re in the driver’s seat! So where do you want to go?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

You may have made careful plans or scheduled everything to perfection, but there are too many variables today to allow most of your plans to play out. Things may come up, one after another, and make this a scattered day. This is temporary and probably will have little impact on tomorrow, so just flow with it best you can and don’t let the instability bother you

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. And 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 28, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 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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Sometimes at night the crickets stop
Their chirping, and I know
The things that hunt by moonlight
Are prowling there below.
Swish, swish through the meadow
Then softly down the lawn.
Only when the crickets chirp
I’m sure that they have gone.
-Benjamin Rice (1903-78)

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August Events & Holidays

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: Find Your Centre (a message from Kate Spreckley)

These are times of profound transformation and opportunity which is expanding us in more ways than we could ever imagine. Truth is coming at us from all sides liberating and empowering us to awaken, heal and change. As a result we are reconnecting with our soul and re-establishing communication with this powerful source.

Read more……

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Divine Feminine Affirmations- Activate The Goddess Within

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ThoughtCo: Tarot Readings & Moon Phases

You’re planning to do a Tarot reading because you’ve got some pressing issues that need to evaluated soon, but someone warned you that you need to wait until a certain moon phase, which is a few weeks away.

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MBG: Hello, Virgo Season: 7 Ways To Embrace The Discerning Energy Of This Sign

Time to tidy up! From August 22 to September 22, the Sun moves through orderly Virgo, helping us streamline and systematize the chaotic areas of our lives. It’s all in the details when discerning Virgo rules, so take a look at where adjustments can be made during Virgo season 2020.

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The Story Of The Lion And The Tiger ( Friendship in Buddhism)

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Today’s DIY: Mabon Incense and Foods

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Elephant Journal: Which of the 5 “Human Design” Personality & Aura Types are You?

We’re all about the “aura” these days.
The term comes from ancient Greek, meaning a breeze or breath. The concept we’re familiar with today was popularized by Charles Webster Leadbeater, a priest and mystic from the early 1900s. Today, the word aura is everywhere. You can see it in pop culture, and now there is even aura photography. I wouldn’t be surprised if the next generation grows up reading auras just like we read books.

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Treehugger: 9 Clever Little Free Pantries

The Little Free Pantry movement makes so much sense. It’s a “grassroots, crowd-sourced solution to immediate and local need,” as the group describes its mission. The pantries — which get their name from the popular Little Free Library concept — allow neighbors to give or take food for free as needed.

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EarthSky News: See Venus, Winter Circle before dawn

Although it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, a major sign of winter now looms large in the predawn/dawn sky. The dazzling planet Venus beams in front of the great big lasso of stars known as the Winter Circle. For the next several days, Venus shines at the eastern border of the Winter Circle, midway between the Procyon, the Little Dog star, and the Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux

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Patheos-Pagan: A Sigil to Ignite Healing

Healing and change tend to be slow-going, but on occasion it can happen in bursts that cause sustainable and effective positive change.

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Pagan Playlist: BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – Fires At Midnight (Official Audio Video)

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Inner Journey: FINDING CONTENTMENT

“When the sun rises, I go to work. When the sun goes down, I take my rest. I dig the well from which I drink. I farm the soil which yields my food. I share creation. Kings can do no more.”
— Chinese proverb

Do you sense the peace and contentment that can come from an appreciation of one’s place in the cosmos?

How do we get there with the complexities and pressures of our current lifestyles? Perhaps it’s a matter of becoming aware of what we truly have as opposed to what our egos believe we need. If we look closely, we may find that our ego ‘needs’ are just desires.

When you find yourself longing for something, stop and ask, “What is missing from my life? Is it a need? What are the essential qualities of what I seek? How can I experience that now?”

“If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.”
— John Bunyan

“Try to be like the turtle — at ease in your own shell.”
— Bill Copeland

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A Note from the Universe

TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!

Oh, indeed, Cat, we have parties here.

The homecoming parties are really crazy! Old loves and friendships are rekindled, and spontaneous enlightenment is passed around like, well… like a hot potato.

But then, there are the other parties…! Real hoedowns for the most brilliant, radiant, and illuminated souls in our midst! Fearless beings willing to further the collective consciousness by delving into a kaleidoscope of emotions. Embarking upon the greatest adventure ever imagined into the sacred, hallowed jungles of time and space, where illumination is taken to dazzling new levels and salvation guaranteed, not for what they might do with their lives, but for simply seeing them through. These… are the Bon Voyage parties!

We owe you BI

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Mu Shu Pork

This is an easy mu shu pork dish that the whole family will love.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Friday (feminine)

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


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

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Daily Wisdom
August 28, 2020

Cause and Effect


“Between cause and its so-called effect there falls, as it were, a cosmic shadow and out of this shadow man can accomplish a transfiguration of his own, participating, however minutely, in an act of universal creation, and something effective that no cause all alone and purely out of itself could have produced.”

-Laurens van der Post (1906-1996)


We are a created and we create. We have access to all the wisdom and power of the Universe. Our potential for creativity is unlimited. Opportunities abound! Are we awake to this? Are we actively participating in the process? Whether it’s “Carpe Diem” or “Go for it,” it is important to take action in our own causes and effects. Choose consciously.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You’ll need determination and perseverance to accomplish anything of substance today. Pick something (or accept something that has been assigned to you) and stick with it until day’s end. If you apply concentrated effort, you should be able to make a huge headway. Even if not, your single-minded approach will attract allies for tomorrow. You have more influence and authority than you suspect. Use them wisely.

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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 8, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 8, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Oh, what a goodly and a glorious show;
The stately trees have decked themselves with white,
And stand transfigured in a robe of light;
Wearing for each lost leaf a flake of snow.
-Richard Wilton (1827-1902)

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Spiritual Unite: Metaphysical Symbols And Their Meanings

Humankind has discovered an enormous variety of metaphysical symbols.
But where do these symbols come from, and what are their meanings?

This guide to the most common metaphysical symbols and the meaning to them should serve you well along your journey to enlightenment

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/metaphysical-symbols-and-their-meanings/

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Daily Good: My Word of the Year

“My word of the year is listen. Its one of those words whose meaning is in its music. Listen is a quiet word, that half swallowed L and diffident I and softly hissing S. It defies the clamorous words it absorbs, the words that have defined this year, the shouts and roars, the bray and bluster. Listening is hard when the sounds around us grow mean and ugly. And listening takes particular courage in divisive times.” Nancy Gibbs shares more in this evocative passage

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2175/my-word-of-the-year-nancy-gibbs/

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Spirituality & Health: Healthier Indoor Air
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER
According to the EPA, poor air quality indoors can harm human health in two ways: One, it can aggravate pre-existing conditions, such as asthma, and two, it can cause potentially life-threatening diseases over time, such as cancer, heart disease and respiratory diseases. It’s kind of scary, but remember, this is your own environment inside so do whatever you can. Here are a few ways to minimize your exposure to indoor air pollution and breath free

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/01/07/healthier-indoor-air

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MNN: Snow blankets Arizona desert, creating otherworldly scenes

Arizona’s deserts, with their golden sand and rust-hued canyons, already have an otherworldly quality to them. So when Mother Nature decides to change the decor, it can make things seem even more mystical.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/arizona-deserts-are-covered-snow

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EarthSky News: Look for Cassiopeia and the Big Dipper

Tonight, look for the northern sky’s two most prominent sky patterns – the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen and the Big Dipper. Both circle around Polaris, the North Star, once a day. They are opposite each other, one on either side of the North Star.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/cassiopeia-and-big-dipper

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Patheos-Pagan: Snowflake Sigils

Every winter, my city puts up big snowflake sigils on the main road. Whether they know it or not, they’re using sigil magic to create a sense of community.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2019/01/snowflake-sigils/

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Inner Journey:

BE AWARE OF YOUR MOTIVES

“Ordinarily, everything we do is in our self-interest. Everything.”
— Anthony de Mello

“Remember, most of the things you think you need are ego trips designed to bolster your image and your perception of security…. You’ll waste a lot of energy satisfying your ego only to find that, as soon as it’s got what it wants, it ignores all your efforts and promptly nails another list of demands to your forehead. The ego will always try to force you to slave for its vision. I wouldn’t stand for that BS if I were you.”
— Stuart Wilde

“We have no need to teach pure motives to the mind. All that is necessary to make the mind pure is to undo the negative conditioning to which it has been subjected; then we will be left with pure, unconditioned awareness.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe

Though folks never suspect this in their times of crises, no one is ever more than a few wispy thoughts away from a rebound, breakthrough, or blazing new trails with friends, in love.

Burn rubber on me,

The Universe

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Tetraktys: Quantum Retrocausality and the Nature of Life – The Link People Refuse to Make

The title might look a bit overwhelming, but you’ll see soon enough what I’m talking about. I’m not a physicist, but I do love watching vulgarization videos about physics on Youtube. Recently, I’ve been interested by the subject of quantum retrocausality, and, as someone who “kinda” believes in destiny, I must say that I would REALLY like physicists to find proofs that it, indeed, exists.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/quantum-retrocausality-and-the-nature-of-life-the-link-people-refuse-to-make/

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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 8, 2019

Wisdom

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Since this newsletter is called WisdomNews I thought we’d start off the new year talking about wisdom. Wisdom goes beyond knowledge. We often hear wisdom associated with sages, people who seem to know and understand those things that sometimes have no explanation. Maybe it is recognizing that connection between all things that makes everything miraculous. Wisdom is attainable, all the wisdom of the universe is at hand right now.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Things You Should Know About Astrology

Astrology can offer everything from relationship advice to hints about your health–here’s how to tap its secrets.

Read more…………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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