Cat’s Morning Bits for July 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 22, 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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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: Harness Your Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The process of transformation is often unpredictable, confusing and uncomfortable as we are driven to shed the past and open to the new. The past few weeks have seen a definite increase in intensity which, is facilitating the release of many of the old structures that have governed our world.

Read more….

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Kalevala (epic folk metal)

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Spiritual Unite: LYNX SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – USE YOUR PATIENCE
The Lynx spirit animal appears in your life when there are hidden forces in your life.

Lynx spirit animal symbolizes:

Perception and the unseen.
Loyalty.
Growth and skill.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space

In many magical traditions, it is considered important to purify or cleanse a space before any sort of ritual can take place. There are several different ways of doing this, and how you do it will depend in part upon the rules or guidelines of your tradition. If you’re a solitary, or your tradition is eclectic, then you may choose the method that works best for you.

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Patheos / New Visions 6 Spiritual Lessons Our Cats Can Teach Us
TOM RAPSAS

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Most people fall into one camp or the other. I am proudly a cat person, not that it has always been that way. I started out as a dog person.

Read more….

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MBG: What Each Sign Should Know About The Upcoming Full Moon In Aquarius

July’s full moon in Aquarius is hitting the sky this Friday night at 10:37 p.m. EDT, and that means something a bit different for each of the 12 zodiac signs. To find out how each sign should approach this full moon, we got the AstroTwins’ take. Here’s what they had to say.

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Spirituality & Health: Form a Goddess Circle, Find Your Sacred Self BY WINTER ROSS
From small sisterhoods of support to full-fledged ceremonies to the unity of all things, there’s a Goddess circle for you.

Read more……

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Corn Dolly for Lammas, Mabon, Samhain, Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 6 Louise Hay Self-Affirmations to Rewire Unhealthy Thinking Patterns.

I’m really good at beating myself up.
Always have been. In fact, I’m a pro.

I can nitpick every single one of my flaws for hours on end, I need to get everything right the first time round and God forbid I make any mistakes. Yup, I’m the type-A perfectionist overachieving woman.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Get Way Up Close and Personal With Beluga Whales

People aren’t the only ones traveling this summer. In July and August, more than 57,000 beluga whales will migrate from the Arctic to the warmer waters of the Churchill River in Manitoba, Canada.

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EarthSky News: Jupiter At Opposition On August 19-20, Now At Its Best

In 2021, mighty Jupiter will be in opposition to the sun on the night of August 19-20. That’s when Earth will fly between the sun and Jupiter. Our faster motion will place Jupiter opposite the sun in our sky. Jupiter is always bright, but it’s brightest at opposition, or near opposition. In late July and early August, you’ll find Jupiter easily as a blazing light, rising in the east not long after sunset. But Jupiter at opposition will be rising in the east at sunset. It’ll be shining in our sky like a tiny sun, all night long

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Miracles, Myths, and Magic
JOHN BECKETT

I recently receives a comment that was more of a question for the next Conversations Under the Oaks (and that’s a perfectly acceptable thing to do, in case you’re wondering.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Japanese Fantasy Music – Bushido

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Inner Journey: Play with the growth journey!

“Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.”
— Max Eastman

Banish bad baggage, backward beliefs, boring boundaries, big blocks and belittling blame by building your beingness bridge by becoming a beautiful, bold, balanced, broadminded, boundless being.

“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.”
— Anthony J. D’Angelo

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Not what you should do, but what you want to do; let this be your guiding light, forevermore.

I see you shining,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Offerings for Aphrodite and Apollo (from The Kitchen Witch Cook Book)
Hey everyone! I’m back, and I have a suggestion/idea for offerings to Apollo and Aphrodite. This is really easy to make, and uses things almost everyone has access to! You can offer these to the gods/dedicate it to them and use it to make specialized teas!

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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
July 22, 2021

Names
“What signifies knowing the Names,
if you know not the Natures of things.”

-Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


It’s fascinating when we look at the etymology behind words. So many words really match the object they represent. When we look at the botanical names of plants, we find that the Latin root refers to the nature of the particular flower. I love reading baby name books because they lend insight into the origin of a person’s name. As we grow, our name changes and evolves with us. We may have a nick-name when we’re little, and choose something more formal when we get older. We may pick up names given to us by our friends and loved-ones. Many of us change our names when we marry. And when we have children, we take on the name “Mom” or “Dad.” I know several people who have chosen a new name for themselves to reflect who they are today. It’s our prerogative, since we know ourselves best.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Great wealth is available to you today. It may not be monetary, but some of it just may be. Look around you, do your best, and take measure of all the opportunities that are being given to you today. This might be the start of an upturn in your well-being and status with co-workers or family members. Feel rich and blessed. The World says you are!

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 December 10, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 2020

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

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day

Dec, 10 Hanukkah

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

Dec,15 National Cat Herders Day

Dec. 20 Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice/Winter Begins

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

Dec. 23 Festivus

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 Celtic Tree month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 26 Kwanzaa

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

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

Dec. 31 Hogmanay

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Spirit Library: Find Ease & Grace (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Unexpected loss, sudden changes, challenges and huge shifts have graced all of us this year. We’ve ridden a pendulum swing of clearing and integration that has pushed us to dig deep and find the inner strength we need to continue.

Read more…..

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Reiki for Good Luck | Energy Healing

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Spiritual Unite: LYNX SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – USE YOUR PATIENCE

The Lynx spirit animal appears in your life when there are hidden forces in your life.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Thoth, Egyptian Scribe God of Wisdom

Thoth (pronounced “Toth,” rhyming with “both,” rather than with “goth”) was one of the most important deities of ancient Egyptian religion and worship. Thoth was known as the tongue of Ra, who had cursed him, and he often spoke on Ra’s behalf.

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Patheos / New Visions: Monastic Strategies: The Darkest Days of Our Dark Year

The Darkest Days of Our Dark Year
Where I live, the next two weeks are the darkest days of the year.

Though our days are often sunny and bright, the next couple of weeks have our longest nights of the year..

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MBG: Ring In The Upcoming Solar Eclipse With This 7-Card Tarot Spread

We’re in for a big week, astrologically speaking. Not only will we have the last new moon of 2020 on Monday, December 14, but that same day, we’ll also have a total solar eclipse. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions, and what you’d like to call in for 2021.

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The Irish myth of the Giant’s Causeway – Iseult Gillespie

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Today’s DIY: Use Cinnamon for Holiday Decorating

Cinnamon is hands down one of the most loved and popular holiday scents. The warm spicy aroma conjures up happy memories of Christmases past. Here are some easy ways to use cinnamon for your winter home décor.

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Treehugger: 9 Stylish and Sustainable Ways to Wrap Gifts

Give virgin paper and plastic bows the heave-ho-ho-ho with these chic and earth-friendly alternatives — several costing nothing at all! So many frolicking flocks of reindeer and rosy-cheeked Santas are sacrificed each year in the name of disguising presents

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Spectacular! Moon and Venus before sunrise

These next few mornings – December 11, 12 and 13, 2020 – get up before sunrise to enjoy an eyeful the waning crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus beautifying your eastern sky. Because the moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and 3rd-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun, you should have little trouble viewing these brilliant worlds in the glow of dawn.

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Patheos-Pagan: Kolyada: The Old Slavic Winter Solstice

On the darkest night of the year, when the world is cold and the sun only peeks out for a few short hours every day, we all need something to lift our spirits. In ancient times, this liminal period between the waning sun and the waxing sun was seen as a time of magic and so in almost every culture, there are rituals and rites that invite the sun’s return.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Anishinaabe Spirit Bear Song

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Inner Journey: DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

“At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.”
— Dr. Paul Tournier

How do you see yourself as unlovable?

Take a few minutes to write down why you perceive yourself to be unlovable. Look at the list and see if you can identify where those characterizations originated. Can you pinpoint old messages from parents, teachers, and friends that led you to negative conclusions about yourself? Are those messages valid today?

The beliefs we adopt as children usually don’t hold when we view them objectively as adults. Can you let them go? Can you begin to see yourself as a unique expression of life, a genuine gift to the world?

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

“Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities.”
— Dalai Lama

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A Note from the Universe

S-h-h-h-h-h-h-h!

Don’t say a word and off with the lights!

Now is as good a time as any to watch It’s a Wonderful Life. No, no, not the one with Jimmy Stewart! The other one! You know… starring Cat. It’s the best. A total-underdog, goose-bump, come-from-behind kind of adventure. And what an “ending”!

Whooo-hoooo!

I especially love the part where you, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, finally declare “enough is enough” (actually, far more colorful language is used because we don’t have a rating system here) and you begin visualizing, putting up dream photos on the computer, refrigerator, and mirrors, and start performing simple acts of faith, as if your dreams had already come true, every single bloomin’ day.

The transformation that follows really pushes the envelope on believability. Except, of course, it’s a true story!

It’s also a great psyche-up “watch” for new souls. You know, before their first big plunge.

Definitely two thumbs-up.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Chocolate Muffins

Attention hot sauce fans and those with bored taste buds. If you never thought of pairing chili and chocolate, you’re in for a treat. Feed your Tabasco and chocolate addiction simultaneously with these little pillows of deliciousness that are guaranteed to leave everyone guessing what the secret ingredient is.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
December 10, 2020

Morning
“Morning prospective: imagination.
Evening retrospective: memory.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


This is an entry that Emerson put in his journal one day. I love the way that Emerson expressed himself – so simply, and so beautifully. I can see him in the morning looking ahead, planning, creating, and writing. And in the evening, looking back at what was accomplished, remembering the good things in his life, expressing gratitude

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You might be set up to be the smart one and solve a problem or two for someone else. While it might be your idea of fun to perform and be clever, try to keep things simple, especially if this is a work-related issue. It will cost you little or no effort and win you a lot of admiration, and maybe some monetary reward later.

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 December 16, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 16, 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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May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.
-J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

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Spiritual Unite: Lynx Spirit Animal Meaning – Use Your Patience

The Lynx spirit animal appears in your life when there are hidden forces in your life.
Lynx spirit animal symbolizes:

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Yule Craft Projects for the Winter Solstice

There are so many great ways you can decorate your home for the Yule season. Adapt store-bought Christmas decorations, or make your own Pagan-themed home decor for the season. Here’s how you can put together a Yule log of your own, some fun and simple ornaments, some seasonally-scented potpourri and incense, and more!

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MBG: 3 Holiday Season Intentions For Getting To January In One Stress-Free Piece

Some say—well, at least a very popular song suggests—that the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. No matter what your holiday situation is, that’s a lot of pressure for anyone. Thanks to stressors like family dynamics, financial demands, and the uphill battle of trying to keep some semblance of our health routine intact, chances are the season will feel not so wonderful at times. And that’s especially true if you’re not used to prioritizing your own self-care.

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Daily Good: The Lost Words

“It had come to our attention that words were slipping out from the mouths and the minds of children, but it was only once the book was complete and beginning to make its way out into the world that this really hit home. In a class full of children I asked who knew what a wren was. Wren, that small brown bird, feathers small as splinters with a sharp song so loud that threads its way through hedges in parks and gardens. Not one. Not even the teacher. An absence of knowledge.” Award-winning writer and illustrator Jackie Morris shares more.{ read more }

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Elephant Journal: 10 Gems & Crystals to bring our New Year’s Intentions to Fruition.

“Manifesting is all about aligning your personal energy and frequency with what you desire.
Like attracts like. Which is why it is crucial to clear your chakras and aura of dirty energy, and keep your vibration high. You can do this with the help of crystals because their healing works on an energetic level. When you use crystals to stay balanced you become a conduit for positive high frequency energy to flow easily into your life.

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MNN: 5 fascinating facts about bobcats

1. Bobcats are sometimes nicknamed the red lynx due to their similar appearance to the Canadian lynx, but more rufus coloring.
2. Another species that bobcats are sometimes misidentified as are mountain lions. According to Urban Carnivores, “Many people are surprised to learn how small bobcats are,

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EarthSky News: Moon couples up with Regulus

Tonight, on December 16, 2019, you might see the moon and Regulus, the Royal Star, coming up above your eastern horizon before your bedtime. If not, you can always get up before daybreak on December 17 to view the waning gibbous moon and Regulus much higher up in the morning sky. Look first for the moon and that nearby bright star will be Regulus.

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Patheos-Pagan: Winter Solstice Hibernation Ritual

Several years ago I went through an initiation. The process was long, deep, intense, and life changing. During my initiation I had several mentors working to steward me through it. They would offer advice, suggestions, and challenges to guide me on my path. One of my amazing mentors challenged me to hibernate. Since that first year, I have done a Winter Solstice hibernation ritual every year.

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Inner Journey:

LAUGH!

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.”
— William James

Why laugh?

Laughter nourishes the soul and triggers joy. It’s a natural stress reliever. It stimulates the immune system and increases oxygen, stamina and our breathing capacity. Medical literature is full of reasons to laugh for the health of it.

Don’t rely upon your funny friends, favorite sit-com or jokes to tickle your funny bone — just laugh for the joy of it!

“Laughter is like the human body wagging its tail.”
— Anne Wilson Schaef

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A Note from the Universe

I’m sure you’ve probably noticed but you’ve already gone farther than you used to dream of going.

Please tell me you’ve noticed.

We sure have

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Tea Cake

A delicious cake for parties especially since our entire family loves blueberries and they are so good for you

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, 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
December 16, 2019

Environment
“There is a unity of the body with the environment, as well as a unity of the body and soul into one person.”
-Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

When my kids were little they watched “The Lion King” on video over and over again. They loved the animals, they could relate to them – and they totally “got” the whole Circle of Life message. I think this new generation is more sensitive about the environment, maybe because they grew up with more of an awareness of it. There are recycling bins in every home now, so kids are getting into better habits at a younger age.

-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 July 3, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 3, 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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Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven without repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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Spiritual Unite: Lynx Spirit Animal Meaning – Use Your Patience

The Lynx spirit animal appears in your life when there are hidden forces in your life.
Lynx spirit animal symbolizes:

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/lynx-spirit-animal/

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ThoughtCo: Holding a Pagan Blessing Ritual for New Babies

In a powerful scene in the landmark miniseries “Roots”, his jubilant father holds the infant Kunta Kinte up to the sky, and says, “Behold, the only thing greater than yourself.” In the same miniseries, many years later, the adult Kunta Kinte does the same thing with his own child, despite the fact that they are thousands of miles from his homeland.

https://www.learnreligions.com/how-to-hold-a-baby-blessing-ritual-2562529

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MBG: Feeling Stuck? Here’s An Exercise To Help You Discover Your Life’s Purpose

Are your needs for general physical health, safety, and human connection basically met? Are you looking for something else—an understanding of your purpose beyond the basics? Do you know that you have work to do in the world but you’re not quite sure what it is or how to do it?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/feeling-stuck-heres-an-exercise-to-help-you-discover-your-lifes-purpose

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Daily Good: What Does it Take to Be Racially Literate?

Few people really believe that race does not affect their lives in some way, but most of us are unwilling to admit it. We avoid discussing these differences and do ourselves a disservice. Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo are two high school students who decided it was time to bring this discussion out in the open. The key, they say, is to face the issue with both our hearts and our minds, for our minds lead us to understand and our hearts lead us to care.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8177

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Elephant Journal: 14 Surprisingly Inspirational Quotes from Someone who Doesn’t Give a F*ck.

Mark Manson, author of best-selling books The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck and Everything is F*cked: A Book about Hope, looks at self-help with a cold eye.
He believes that happiness requires struggle and that positivity is a side effect of handling the negative things in our lives.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/14-surprisingly-inspirational-quotes-from-someone-who-doesnt-give-a-fck-david-baumrind/

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MNN: National park poster artist aims to inspire a new generation of nature lovers

Rob Decker visited his first national park when he was 6 years old. That trip to Yosemite made an impact. Two years later, on a 10,000-mile cross-country trip with his family, Decker visited five more national parks. He photographed them with a Kodak Duaflex camera with black-and-white film and was hooked.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/national-park-posters-rob-decker

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EarthSky News: Watch for a young moon after sunset

Over the next few evenings – July 3 to 6, 2019 – watch for the young moon in the west after sunset. Fresh from the July 2 South American solar eclipse, the moon will be a very thin crescent and hard to catch on July 3. But, especially if you live in the Americas or on an island in the Pacific, you might catch it shortly after sunset.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/go-young-moon-hunting-after-sunset

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Daily Tarot: High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

astrology.com

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Patheos-Pagan: Foxglove: Digitalis and the Faery Realm

The Queen of Elphame, the Faery Queen is an important figure in traditional witchcraft. With her consort the King of Elphame they rule over the People of Goda as they are known in the initiatory tradition based on the teachings of Robert Cochrane, the Clan of Tubal Cain. Foxglove or Digitalis purpurea, one variety of the plant has gone by many names that indicate its connection with the Faery Realm and the beings that populate it.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/poisonersapothecary/2019/07/02/foxglove-digitalis-and-the-faery-realm/

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Inner Journey: 

CONTEMPLATE UNITY

“Poverty is in separatism. Abundance is in unity.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

Watch for those times when you perceive yourself to be separate from the rest of the world. When you find yourself feeling uncomfortable, threatened or isolated, remember Neale Donald Walsch’s words: “there’s only one of us in this room.”

When we perceive differences in thinking and behaving, we might remember that these are merely different expressions of the one universal life force. We can release judgment as to whether those differences are right or wrong or good or bad. We can drop the labels that divide the world into pieces, and simply appreciate the rich variety of ways that energy can manifest as form.

“If we are to achieve a rich culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”
— Margaret Mead

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Today’s Deity: The Three Norns

There are three Norns (Old Norse: “Nornir”) in Norse mythology and they live at the well Urd in Asgard (home of the Gods and Goddesses). Their names are Urd “What Once Was” (Old Norse “Urðr”), Verdandi “What Is Coming into Being” (Old Norse “Verðandi”) and Skuld “What Shall Be” (Old Norse “Skuld”), the three Norns are the Goddesses of fate in Norse mythology.

https://norse-mythology.net/norns-the-goddesses-of-fate-in-norse-mythology/

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A Note from the Universe

Of course you’re strong enough.

Or what would be the whole point?

Go forth,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Lime Cake

This is an elegant looking yet easy to make cake for these warmer months. The juice from the strawberries seep into the sponge and makes for a really moist cake. Using both the juice and the zest of the limes really gives it a nice kick. I hope you enjoy this cake!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Lime-Cake.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
July 3, 2019

Meditation

“The very best and utmost attainment in this life is to remain still and let God act and speak in thee.”

-Meister Eckhart
All the wisdom of the universe can be found in silence, can be experienced through meditation. When we are quiet, we allow spirit in, we are in-spired! This is how we get the answers we seek, this is how God communicates with us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Tetraktys: The Wheel of the Year in Wicca – A Complete Guide

The Wheel of the Year is at the core of the Wiccan practices and it is used by a lot of modern witches. If you follow the Wiccan path, understanding it is a crucial step in your spiritual journey. What is it exactly? Why do we practice it? How does it work? In this article, I am sharing with you all I know on this topic. You will learn that following the Wheel of the Year goes further than simply observing the eight Sabbats.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/wheel-of-the-year-wicca-guide/

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