Cat’s Morning Bits for May 18, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 18, 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 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

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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May changes moods just like a baby:
Someone should have named it “Maybe.”
–The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1996

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Spirit Library: Jupiter Retrograde (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With Jupiter now adding to the mix of retrograde planets the next few months promise to hold an abundance of pure healing energy. This energy will compel us to reconnect with the deepest aspects of ourselves.

Read more….

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Spell Dolls, Poppets, & Taglocks || Witchcraft 101

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ThoughtCo: What Is a Leprechaun?

A leprechaun is a mythological figure, a type of fairy originating from 8th century Irish folklore. Contemporary leprechauns are depicted as men, small in stature and wearing a green coat, a top hat, and buckled shoes.

Read more…..

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MBG: Horoscope For May 18 to 24, 2020: Here’s What’s In The Stars This Week

This week, the AstroTwins share how to prepare for the buzzy energy of Gemini season.

It’s still Taurus season until this Wednesday, May 20, giving you a couple more days to bask in the comfort and luxury of the zodiac’s earthy Bull

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Egyptian

1. Dreaming of living in ancient Egypt might actually be a past-life memory. Be sure to write the dream down immediately upon awakening, as an issue from that past life could be coming to the surface of your unconscious mind. Something in the dream probably relates to a concern in the present, and the dream may be giving you important insights.
2. Egypt is a land of mystery, and therefore if you dream of Egypt or things Egyptian there is probably some mystery in your life that you’d like to have resolved. Look to other symbols in the dream to discern what it is and what you should do about it.
3. Egypt is a land where a lot of secrets are being dug out of the ground. What secrets are you hiding? Or are others around you keeping things from you that you really need to know? If the other symbols in the dream support this idea, honest communication with those involved is definitely called for.

astrology.com

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Pioneer Thinking: The Legend of Bouncing Betty – Soapwort

Bouncing Betty Gallops On
In our country’s early formative years the West was being claimed by the “Easterners” and the trail from East to West Coast could take many a month and sometimes years to complete.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: How to Fix a Leggy or Stretched Succulent! ✂️🌵// Garden Answer

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Elephant Journal: 4 Grounding Practices to Balance your Root Chakra & Ease Anxiety.

I opened my eyes and popped out of bed.
My heart was racing, and I felt sweat on the back of my neck. I peeked over at the alarm clock and it read 3:30 a.m. It had been a dream. My heart started to come back down to its normal rhythm, and I took a deep breath.

Read more…..

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MNN: 9 interesting facts about the Nile River

The Nile is one of the most famous rivers anywhere on our planet, and rightfully so. While all rivers are important for people and wildlife who live nearby, the Nile looms especially large, both literally and figuratively.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Meet Corvus the Crow

A favorite constellation for many, little squarish Corvus the Crow, can be found after sunset at this time of year. It’s not far from Spica, the only bright star in the constellation Virgo. Once you find Spica, you’ll recognize Corvus easily. It’s always near the star Spica on the sky’s dome, recognizable for its compact.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: Love In The Cards?

. . . A Tarot Reading for Venus in Retrograde
Venus is in retrograde for the first time in two years (May 13 to June 25). Not only is the planet of love going all retro on us in the sway of fickle Gemini’s influence, it sidles up closer to earth than any other planet.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Rain (Official Music Video)

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Inner Journey:

Willingness to change

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn

How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.

If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.

“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You see, there’s a choice for all who aspire to live in abundance that only the wisest ever perceive.

You can visualize a life in which you possess fabulous wealth.

Or…

You can visualize a life in which you are creatively fulfilled, with fantastic friends, dancing in the marketplace… and you possess fabulous wealth.

Do you see the oh-so-subtle difference?

I see you as the dancing sort,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ayurvedic Lunch & Dinner Recipes To Support Your Doshas During Early Summer

Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest systems of medicine, follows a rich tradition called Ritucharya, a Sanskrit word that means “following the rhythms of the seasons.” Following this more seasonal approach to health means adjusting your diet throughout the year in order to maintain balance in the body.

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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
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
Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal 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
May 18, 2020

Thinking
“In this world, if a man sits down to think, he is immediately asked if he has the headache.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

 
A little bit of humor from Emerson, a favorite of mine! His point is that we are so much on “auto pilot” that we rarely take time out just to think. There is a lot of busy-ness, or business, going on, all the time, and we tend to jump right from one thing to the next with barely a breath in between. How rare, and yet, how wonderful, to take a moment, or two, or twenty, to just sit and think.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

It’s possible that you’re putting yourself under more stress and pressure than anyone or anything else going on around you. It’s not necessary to beat yourself up emotionally like this. Things are fine and you can make things even better if you curtail the urge to obsessively dwell on only what and who is letting you down. Be your own best friend and give yourself credit for what you’re doing right.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 26, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 26, 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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Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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The Wild Hunt: Faery Lore of the Elder Tree

I first discovered the faery lore of the British Isles by accident. I had been reading the Arthurian legends, as well as their origins in Irish and Welsh myths like the stories of the Tuatha de Danaan and the Mabinogion, and this led me to the fairies. I first read Katherine Briggs’s “A Dictionary of Fairies” and followed that with Evans Wentz’s “The Fairy Faith” and Robert Graves’s “White Goddess.”

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Croning Ceremony to Celebrate Women’s Wisdom

For a long time, to be called a crone was an insult. The very word implied a wrinkled, hunchbacked old woman, unwanted and unloved. Women who had reached an advanced age were dismissed as useless hags, and there was nothing to celebrate about it at all.

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MBG: Can Essential Oils Actually Ease Headaches? We Sniffed Out The Science

While they were once considered a pretty fringy, “woo-woo” wellness accessory—the kind your hippied-out aunt in Boulder would whisper about—essential oils are officially having a mainstream moment. The natural, highly concentrated liquids that contain chemical compounds from various plants are now used to….

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Pioneer Thinking: Legend of Bouncing Betty – Soapwort

How Betty wanted to welcome her future neighbors as she headed West to the new America. A sign of hospitality was left behind and Soapwort became a stable of the pioneers.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Ostara Crafts

Today I wanted to share some ideas for some different Ostara themed crafts. I will link my board on Pinterest so you can check them all out!

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MNN: Snow is teeming with tiny life

Frosty the Snowman famously came to life one day with the help of a magical silk hat. As recent research suggests, however, he and other snowmen might already be more “alive” than most people realize — even if they aren’t dancing around with broomstick canes. That’s because, regardless of how it’s sculpted or adorned, snow itself is often surprisingly full of microbial life.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon and Venus close around February 27 and 28

The early evenings of February 27 and 28, 2020 feature a close pairing of the waxing crescent moon with the brightest planet, Venus. Look for them in the western twilight, shortly after sunset. The moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and 3rd-brightest celestial objects to light up the sky, after the sun. The moon and Venus don’t shine by their own light but by reflecting sunlight; they’re like beauties on a beach, basking in sunshine.

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Patheos-Pagan: Wicca & Cultural Appropriation

It’s become quite fashionable to bash and criticize Wicca over the past ten years. Some of the criticisms leveled at Wiccan-Witchcraft are legitimate, and many of them have led people in the Wiccan community to change and adapt their practices and language.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

CHANGE

“I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.”
— Jim Rohn

“Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.”
— Philip Crosby

“Just as the tumultuous chaos of a thunderstorm brings a nurturing rain that allows life to flourish, so too in human affairs times of advancement are preceded by times of disorder. Success comes to those who can weather the storm.”
— I Ching No. 3

“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

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A Note from the Universe

Today there are “likelihoods,” no concretes, no absolutes, nothing predestined or set in stone, just “likelihoods.” And the ones that will come to pass will all pivot on you and your thoughts.

Thoughts become things,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Italian Baked Meatballs

“This recipe makes the most tender and tasty meatballs. I also freeze these meatballs and take out how many servings I need for each meal. If cooking in sauce, add baked meatballs 20 minutes before serving time.”

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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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, 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
February 26, 2020

Sharing

“Friends share all things.”

-Pythagoras (580? – 500? B.C.)

True friends share things without even realizing it sometimes. When one of us feels joy, that joy is shared by our friends – we are happy for each other! Whether it is good news or bad news, it feels good to share it with a friend, with someone who will feel the emotions and help us through it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Are you questioning which path to take next in your love life? The Hermit is pictured in solitary reflection, so spend some time considering your options by yourself before you make your final decision. Asking others their opinion will most likely only confuse the situation. It isn’t too early to plan for something you really want to happen in the future.

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/