Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 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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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Breakthrough (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Waves of change are rippling through the collective consciousness and there is a noticeable increase in the intensity of the incoming energies as we move towards tomorrows New Moon Solar Eclipse. This eclipse season is powerfully accelerating our growth and development and brings to a peak all that we have endured for the past two decades. As such it marks the end of a particular way of being and the start of something new.

Read more….

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Simple Cottage Witchcraft | In the City

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Spiritual Unite: CAN SPIRIT GUIDES APPEAR IN YOUR DREAMS?


In this article we discuss spirit guides in dreams. You should be aware that spirit guides often visit you in your dreams, if you are the lucky one to notice them, then you could be receiving advice and guidance.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Litha Altar

It’s Litha, and that means the sun is at its highest point in the sky. Midsummer is the time when we can celebrate the growing of crops, and take heart in knowing that the seeds we planted in the spring are now in full bloom.

Read more….

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MBG: The Only Gemini New Moon Of The Year Is Here—So Every Word Counts

Even casual conversations have the power to set off sparks on Thursday, June 10, 2021, a day to make every word count. The 2021 Gemini new moon (the only one of the year) arrives at the party at 3:24 AM EDT, right smack dab in the middle of a Mercury retrograde (also in Gemini).

Read more….

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Ragnarok: The Norse DoomsdayThe Twilight of the Gods – Part 1/2 – Norse Mythology

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Elephant Journal: To the Lightworkers & Shadow Walkers with Intense Yearnings.

What if I am not living my purpose yet?
If I really came to this earth to nurture others, help others to heal themselves, and guide others to embodiment, why did my soul choose to be…so alone?

Perhaps I need the solitude and time to experience full embodiment?

Read more….

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Treehugger: The Rainbow Flag and Its Connection to the Environment

Climate change is and will continue to impact everyone, but not everyone will experience its effects equally. For this reason, analyzing how environmentalism intersects with other social justice movements is so crucial.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young Moon, Venus, Mars After Sunset Mid-June

In June 2021, new moon happens on June 10 at 10:21 UTC. And so – by about June 11 – the young moon, a waxing crescent, returns to the evening sky. If you watch that evening, and in the evenings after that, you can also notice two planets, Venus and Mars.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Love, virility, and wicked magic between eclipses
CAMELIA ELIAS

People invested in living the magical life, past the three hours every weekend at some retreat, pay attention to signs.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Nature Dance – Stive Morgan

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Inner Journey:

LONELINESS

“When humans find themselves surrounded by nothing but objects, the response is always one of loneliness.”
— Brian Swimme

Soul lives through relationship and it is in soul that we find meaning. We can have meaningful relationships with people, animals and other beings, projects, ideas and ideals.

How much time do you devote to building relationships with things?

“Loneliness is caused by an alienation from life. It is a loneliness from your real self.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.”
— George Eliot

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s always a deeper reason, for the emotions you feel, the doubts you have, the questions you raise, and the fears you entertain.

It’s called “wanting it all.”

What a system, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

These are no-bake peanut butter and crispy rice bars covered in chocolate.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 10, 2021

Chance
“What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!”

-Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)


Is there such a thing as chance, or coincidence, or serendipity? Or is everything carefully orchestrated and organized by a Higher Power? Chance seems to be the unexpected, but then we have to think: who is doing the expecting? Something might come as a surprise to us, but it might also have been planned in the cosmos since before time.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

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 May 31, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 31, 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: Mercury Retrograde (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This weekend Mercury stations retrograde until June 22nd. This retrograde period is filled with opportunities that will enable us to radically shift our perspective and deepen our awareness. It offers a time in which we can reflect on and re-examine our beliefs, assumptions, and the expectations, which have shaped our experience of life.

Read more….

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“Hopi -Messages from the Ancients-“

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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.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Initiation Ritual for a New Seeker

The following ritual is for use in initiation by a group. Obviously, while it serves as a useful template for your particular coven, you may need to change things. For example, if your group honors a particular god or goddess, you may wish to include their names in the ceremony.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: 12 Wise Bits of “Unsolicited Advice”
TOM RAPSAS

There’s a guy by the name of Kevin Kelly who I was introduced to through the Tim Ferriss podcast. He was billed as the “real-life most interesting man in the world”…

Read more….

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MBG: Mark Your Calendar: Astrologers Predict Romance Will Rev Up This Thursday

This week starts off with some friction, but by Thursday, we’ll all be feeling the love. Here’s your complete horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Read more….

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Daily Good: How Trees Secretly Talk To Each Other

Trees do not preach learning and precepts. They preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life

  • Hermann Hesse –

How Trees Secretly Talk To Each Other

Yes, scientists have discovered that plants can actually talk to each other. This short animated film, commissioned by BBC World Service, explores what has been nicknamed “The Wood Wide Web” — the intricate fungal network connecting plants across entire forests. Says ecologist Suzanne Simard.”Trees are “social creatures” that communicate with each other in cooperative ways that hold lessons for humans, too.” { read more }

Be The Change

Discover the magic of mycorrhizal networks by planting some vegetables or flowers this Spring.

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Today’s DIY: Let’s make a Spruce tip tincture!

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Elephant Journal: Discover your Creative Archetype: the Pioneer, the Alchemist & the Artist.

When I was diagnosed with depression in 2002, I approached it like I had anything else in my life at this time: a problem to solve.
But as I studied my life, I couldn’t find anything or anyone to blame. I had everything I’d ever dreamed of: a good marriage, healthy children, a nice home.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Bushbabies Are Cute. Is That Threatening Their Conservation?


People keep them as pets, releasing them into the wild, and gene pools mix.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Alphecca, A Jewel In The Northern Crown

Stars often have many names. You might hear people call the brightest star in the constellation Corona Borealis by the name: Alphecca, or Gemma, or Alpha Coronae Borealis or simply Alpha Cor Bor. The other proper name for Alphecca – Gemma – means gem or jewel.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Between Two Worlds: Honoring Our Veterans and Ancestors

Every Memorial Day I take time out of my life by honoring military veterans. Many veterans have dies serving our country.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: ☼ Dancing Soul ☼ music by Sacred Earth

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Inner Journey: OPENING THE HEART

“Everything is made of light; everything is alive. The Great Mystery of life has little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual process. The intellect is helpful; but our hearts are the wiser partof ourselves.”
— Mellen-Thomas Benedict

Heart is a word that refers to many different levels of our being. Essentially, it is the love aspect of soul, capable of making direct, intuitive contact. Soul love is not emotional; it is highly impersonal and intelligent, capable of grasping the essenceof someone or something without any projection on our part.

Appreciation significantly turns on the heart. Appreciation is not an emotion that arises spontaneously, but a soul quality we can choose. The more often we choose to be appreciative, the easier this choice becomes and the more frequently our heart opensto give and receive love.

“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.”
— Charles John Quarto

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know those folks who push your buttons?

Here’s the deal: Once you love your life and yourself so much that you no longer care about their behavior… they disappear.

Spiritual housekeeping,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki Stir-Fry Bowl

This beef teriyaki bowl is not only easy to fix, but has a taste of the islands.

Read more….

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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
May 31, 2021

Self
“What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)


When we learn about the world we learn about our self. Any knowledge, any discovery, teaches us more about who we are. And then we can decide just how we can help, how we can serve, how we can be of value to the world.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Preconceived notions and old ideas could make it hard to deal with all the new and different situations and requests that could crop up today. It’s possible that you’re not actually being presented choices that must be made now or soon. Just as likely you’re being tested or tempted. It may be hard to resist a knee jerk reaction or two. Avoid committing to anything definite if you can.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 16, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 16, 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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Here and yonder, high and low,
Goldenrod and sunflowers glow.
-Robert Kelley Weeks (1840-76)

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September’s Events:

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Adjusting To the Light (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In the last few months we’ve experienced a kind of hurry up and wait kind of energy which has made it difficult to get things going. We have been adjusting to a new light which has made life somewhat uncomfortable.

Read more….

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Snoring hummingbird – Super Cute Animals – BBC

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ThoughtCo: Mabon Incense Blend

As the Wheel of the Year turns with each season, you may wish to use different types and scents of incense for your ceremonies and rituals. While incense isn’t mandatory for a good ritual, it certainly can help to set the mood.

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MBG: 3 Signs Your Spirit Guides Are Speaking To You In Your Dreams

Are you writing off your recent dreams as anxiety? Or a way for your busy mind to process the day? While these factors likely play some role in dream formation, they may not tell the whole story. We still aren’t sure exactly what causes dreams, but I’d venture a guess that a lot of our dream life is directed by spiritual forces.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Mabon altar set up

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Elephant Journal: Creative Therapy: Why Crafting Brings Me more Peace than Meditation.

I’ve learned reflection and insightfulness are two of my greatest attributes.
I’m constantly striving to be the best version of myself and I’m always fighting to be emotionally and mentally healthy for my kids.

According to literature, meditation, baths, and walks are all touted as great ways to calm the mind and are well known relaxation strategies.

Read more….

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Treehugger: The Mysterious Beauty of the Zodiacal Light

Once upon a time, before cities banished darkness and electrified the night, a glow on the horizon betrayed not the presence of civilization, but a hauntingly beautiful phenomenon known as the zodiacal light.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Tonight, find the Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, since the moon is waning and gone from the sky in early evening, find the Andromeda galaxy, the great spiral galaxy next door to our Milky Way. It’s the most distant thing you can see with your eye alone. It’s best seen in the evening at this time of year, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere. Most people find the galaxy by star-hopping from the constellation Cassiopeia, which is a very noticeable M- or W-shaped pattern on the sky’s dome.

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Patheos-Pagan: Coming of The Cailleach

As we head into autumn I can feel her…the time of The Cailleach draws near.

For those of you that don’t know me, The Cailleach is my matron goddess and has been with me for many years. She is a feisty, kick bottom, grumpy ‘ole bint, but she has proved me with support and guidance whenever I have needed it, even if I didn’t know it at the time.

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Song of the Witches

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Inner Journey: YOU KNOW THE WAY

“Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love … and to put its trust in life.”
— Joseph Conrad

How deeply do you trust your own guidance?

Always trust that you know what’s best for you. To move forward in your life, gather information from the “experts,” consider how their advice relates to your situation and then act only on what feels right for you. You are the only expert for your own life.

“I trust so much in the power of the heart and the soul; I know that the answer to what we need to do next is in our own hearts. All we have to do is listen, then take that one step further and trust what we hear. We will be taught what we need to learn.”
— Melody Beattie

“I never know what the next lesson is going to be, because we’re not supposed to know; we’re supposed to trust ourselves to discover it.”
— Melody Beattie

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Have you wondered that if (when necessary) you just closed your eyes, took a few minutes, and redirected your thinking, the monsters might shrink, the grins might grow, and the floodgates might begin trembling again?

Except when driving.

Try it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Indian-Spiced Vegetables

“These Indian-inspired roasted vegetables have a pop of flavor and a hint of heat from the aromatic and well-known Indian spice blend, garam masala. If you cannot find garam masala in the international section of your grocery store or ethnic market, there are many recipes available online to make your own.”

Read more….

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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
September 16, 2020

Gentleness
“Never take anything in life but flowers, and from flowers, only the perfume.”

-Emilie Carles, 1977
We can be gentle with our place on the earth, with our role on the planet. Flowers give us their beauty, and their fragrance. They are happy to share – it is their dharma, their purpose! When we are in nature, we can give respect, and not interfere.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.

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 2, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 2, 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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In winter
all the singing is in
the tops of the trees.
-Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

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Natural Living Ideas: 10 Perennial Herbs You Can Plant Once & Enjoy For Years

Perennial herbs are an excellent way to keep up your supply of fresh herbs without having to spend tons of money and time cultivating new plants every season.

With proper care and cultivation, these ten hassle-free herbs will flourish for years to come.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Find Your Spirit Guide

One of the most popular articles we have here is of the Types of Spirit Guides. In that piece, we discuss some of the most popular types of guides you might encounter. Following on the heels of that article, the second most popular piece is one on Spirit Guide Warning Signs – which reviews some of the red flags you should watch for in any entity that claims to be a spirit guide.

Read more….

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MBG: A Bath Ritual For Fire Signs To Help Relax & Prevent Burnout

Fire signs are the zodiac’s brazen, action-oriented doers. They’re passionate, active, and creative—and when they’re channeling all that powerful energy, they’re a force to be reckoned with.

Read more….

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Daily Good: The Monkey and the River

“The simplest and hardest thing to do each day is to be here –fully, completely, without turning away. There’s a story I love about a master who sends his apprentice to meditate by a river until he’s learned all the river has to say.” Mark Nepo shares more in this short piece.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: Making Runes | Witchy Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 21 “Non-Spiritual” Things that make us Happy.

It’s the little things.
We can obsess about changing our lives, but if we’re all castle in the sky, and no feet on the earth, it’ll be tough stuff, and we’ll be pulled between bingeing and purging, and aspiring (when we’re hopeful) and hating on ourselves (if we fail). Willpower ain’t enough.

Read more…

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MNN: Many salamanders and frogs glow in the dark. (We just didn’t think to check)

During the day, the Cranwell’s horned frog is inconspicuous. It’s mostly a mottled-brown, striped creature with some dull green stripe highlights. But when researchers recently put the frog under blue light, it came alive with some amazing day-glo hues. The glow show was one of many discoveries unveiled in a new survey published in Scientific Reports.

Read more..

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps past Pleiades and Aldebaran March 1 and 2

On March 1 and 2, 2020 – in the west, after sunset – the moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. Taurus has two major signposts: the ruddy star Aldebaran, marking the Eye of the Bull, and the Pleiades star cluster, which is shaped like a tiny, misty dipper of stars. Also on these evenings, the moon’s lit side points directly at the dazzling planet Venus, which sits closer to the sunset horizon.

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Patheos-Pagan: Kitchen Witch Bakes for March

March is often when we start to see the first signs of spring or if Mother Nature is being fickle (as she so often is) we can also get snow! But it does have the feel that spring isn’t too far around the corner.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

HIGHER PERSPECTIVES

“Bias and impartiality is in the eye of the beholder.”
— Lord Barnett

According to Andrew Schneider, the radical difference between personality awareness and soul consciousness is a difference in perspectives. Acquiring a soul perspective allows us to see things differently – and we always see a more inclusive, universal picture. This expanded view adds to an understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of life.

If I insist on hanging on to a personality perspective that is contrary to a soul perspective, the two perspectives will clash. This challenges me to find a way through to a deeper truth than I previously knew. This kind of tension between soul and personality positions is typical of the prelude to transformation that is a vital part of the soul journey.

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
— Sylvia Plath

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Universal Personality Test:

Want to know how to tell whether you were born with the gift to heal? Or perhaps if your strengths lie in leadership? If you’re a left- or right-brained individual? Whether or not you’re truly a “people person”? Whether or not, given your beliefs… friends, laughter, and abundance will flow to you effortlessly, or should be diligently sought after?

Just decide.

It’s always worked before

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Orange Garlic Chicken

This is an easy-to-make orange chicken that’s packed with a spicy punch. Marinating it ahead of time really makes it zesty and tender. I used half a chicken for this recipe. It is easy to double for a whole chicken.

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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
March 2, 2020 

Evolution

“I am not a thing, a noun.
I seem to be a verb,
an evolutionary process –
an integral function of the universe.”

-R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

We are growing, we are learning, we are evolving – every minute, every day! This is an active process – an ongoing process. It is part of what makes us who we are, it is a part of the beauty of being human.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Groups are the Pope’s main focus, so if you’re in a relationship, spend time with others in order to gain a greater perspective. If you’re single, going out in groups can increase your chances of meeting someone new. There is safety in numbers, and in staying with fixed and/or assigned romantic roles. Save thinking outside of the box for another day.

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/

Confidence is Contagious: Cat’s Angel Message for February 8, 2020

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Confidence is Contagious: Cat’s Angel Message for February 8, 2020

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


Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. – Vince Lombardi


28:  Prosperity and abundance (money and material things) are some of the most common things requested of the Universe. It’s important to remember that prosperity and abundance covers a wide range and not just the material. To encourage the flow of good things we must first use our sacred tools of faith and living in gratitude. We must then combine this with the willingness to work together with the Universe and our helpers making it a team effort. Use the new cycle of growth that started at Imbolc to clear away the old and outdated. This will help us to make room for new growth. Today the angels are telling us that our prayers have been heard and reminding us to have faith in the Universe and in ourselves. Things are on track and the abundance you have been working to manifest is on its way. Our keywords for today are Gratitude- Team Work- Confidence.


Today’s Spiritual Guides include: Archangel Raziel can assist us in both embracing our unique divine magic and in the overall manifestation process. He tells us that growth and freedom can be found when we let go of our limiting self beliefs and fears which hold us back from achieving and creating the life we want.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

Aine, the Irish goddess of wealth and fertility shows us the path to increasing faith in both the Source and in ourselves. “True wealth is everywhere, but first you must find it within. Use the seeds you are gifted and use them to help you to grow your abundance.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Citrine. This happy and sunny crystal draws abundance and brings our self-confidence forward. It promotes the optimistic mindset necessary to activate the manifestation process and nudges us into action. We can also use Citrine to help us sift through information and analyze situations so that we can move forward with positive intent.

Agate. This humble stone is the perfect one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to make the most of our life experiences

Orbicular or Ocean Jasper helps to increase our sense of responsibility and promotes patience. It provides the strength we need to calmly deal with life’s challenges and soothes the emotional stress that can happen when we become impatient for results.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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It’s Simple: Cat’s Angel Message for February 5, 2020

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It’s Simple: Cat’s Angel Message for February 5, 2020

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


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius


25:  Change is an ongoing part of life and without it, life would be pretty boring. The way we see these changes is based on our perception. If we see these changes in a negative light it can create difficulties for us. But if we look for something positive in them then we grow in unimagined ways. If you are experiencing changes right now or changes are on your horizon the angels want you to know that things are going according to your divine plan and that these changes truly are for the best. They will bring you a much needed overhaul and a fresh outlook. So have faith in yourself and remember that the Universe is on your side and that you are safe and protected. Embrace these changes and flourish in this new cycle! Our keywords for today are “Change- Flow- Growth”


Today’s Spiritual Guides include: Archangel Uriel can help us to overcome obstacles by showing us where the solutions are that will lead to our success. He provides us with additional information that we need to make the most informed decisions we can. No problem is too great or too small for him to assist with. Uriel also helps us to gain spiritual understanding and creative insight. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessing in your life.

The Ascended Master Melchizedek helps to diffuse unpleasant situations that change sometimes creates. He teaches us that peace and healing can be found through color, so pay attention to the colors that draw you or feel relevant.

The Hawaiian goddess Pele reminds us that “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Okenite which can be used to help clear away obstacles and teaches us that the universe is filled with unlimited possibilities when allowing ourselves to face and adapt to change. It helps us to find our inner strength so that we can finish what we start and helps replace bad habits with good ones.

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

Chrysocolla. This powerful blue-green stone helps us during periods of change and challenging times. It brings smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity and calm. It helps us to be more self aware and promotes self confidence that inspires both creativity and motivation.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Conscious Choice: Cat’s Angel Message for January 21, 2020

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Conscious Choice: Cat’s Angel Message for January 21, 2020

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts are ready to manifest into reality so stay focused on where you want to go instead of where you’ve been.


An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


121: In today’s society it seems that we have more responsibilities and things that require our energy, money and time. It’s easy to become overwhelmed which can cause us to weighted down with worry and fear about everything from the future to finances. When we allow these things to take hold it overrides our positive thoughts and energies as well as blocking our forward progress. Our angels are reminding us today of how powerful our thoughts really are. We are responsible for how our lives turn out and how we think, react and see things play a BIG part in that. The angels know that we have it in us to accomplish great things so they asking us to do our best at keeping our thoughts aligned with our dreams and goals. They are always available to help us and all we need to do is ask. Have faith in the Universe and in yourself. Above all remember to have patience and nurture the belief that you are worthy of great things. Tend your thought seeds and encourage them to them grow as they help manifest your efforts into reality.


Our Spiritual Guides for today include: Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and regain our self-confidence and faith. This opens our spiritual eyes so that we may see what we have and how blessed we truly are as it teaches us how to make room for new things through the clearing out process. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

The Himalayan Ascended Master Babaji helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process. He assists us in detaching ourselves from both material things and things that no longer serve us. He teaches us that letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important.

The Hindu Goddess Kali is a dark mother and goddess of death. Each time we let go of something that no longer serves us we are in truth embracing a “little death” and fear often accompanies the letting go process. One of Kali’s greatest lessons is through our worst fears lies the freedom we gain in conquering them. She says: “Dreams must be created with focus and intent. I will help you to embrace the courage and motivation that you need to see things through to a successful conclusion.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are:

Yellow Jasper helps provide clarity on mental and emotional levels. It also starts us in a positive direction while helping us to find realistic and workable solutions.

Turquoise helps to purify our energy and clears away negative energy. it aids our problem-solving skills and protects us against self-sabotaging thoughts and actions.

Howlite helps to calm stress, fear and promotes patience as it provides a link to the universal realms and prepares the mind to receive guidance.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 26, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 26, 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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Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.
-Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-70)

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Spiritual Unite: Can Spirit Guides Appear In Your Dreams?

In this article we discuss spirit guides in dreams. You should be aware that spirit guides often visit you in your dreams, if you are the lucky one to notice them, then you could be receiving advice and guidance. Some people are aware that they are communicating with their spirit guides in their dreams.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: How to Write Your Own Spell in 5 Steps

While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using other peoples’ spells — and in fact there is an entire industry devoted to publishing books full of them — there are times when you may wish to use your own. It may be that you can’t find what you’re looking for in a book, or you might just feel a need to use original material.

Read more…..

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MBG: 6 Spiritual Rituals To End The Decade Feeling Restored & Empowered

The year 2020 is not just another year. This new decade heralds in a rare alignment of the planets that provide an unprecedented opportunity to do things differently and welcome stability and security both for yourself and others. In numerology, it’s also a “4” year, a supreme number of manifestation—the time to make things happen, be daring, and think big.

Read more….

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DIY: How to Make a Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light

Transform a plain recycled jar into an elegant party light. The jar is covered with handmade tissue paper, a pretty lavender stamped image, paint, and more. The instructions and photos for creating one of your own are found on this page.

Read more…..

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MNN: You’re busy. Here’s how to (really) make time for friendships

Friendships are important — not just because it’s nice to know someone’s in your corner, but because forging and maintaining friendships with people who are outside your biological family can give you fresh perspective and remind you that there are people in the world who you choose to be with — and that they feel the same way about you. That’s powerful.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Annular solar eclipse on December 26

2019’s only annular eclipse – the third and final solar eclipse of this year – falls on December 26. It’s visible along a narrow path in the world’s Eastern Hemisphere. Like a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse happens when the new moon moves directly in front of the sun. During a total solar eclipse, the new moon completely covers over the solar disk. During an annular eclipse, the lunar disk is too small to totally cover over the sun, so an annulus – or thin ring of the sun’s surface – surrounds the new moon silhouette.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Let It Go: Multidimensional Magick

Recently, I appeared on Desperate House Witches to promote Psychic Witch, and it was probably the funniest interview that I’ve ever done. Raina and Dorian were truly hilarious interviewers. One of the things that Dorian brought up was that her magick seems to work when she doesn’t focus on it or dwell on it or overthink it. She mentioned that it’s only when she “lets it go” that the magick manifests. That’s something I’d like to elaborate on a bit more in this post.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

IT’S A MATTER OF BALANCE.

“My soul is the bridge between spirit and body and, as such, is a uniter of opposites. …Without soul at center, I would either transcend into spirit or become mired in matter.”
— Marion Woodman
Ram Dass talks of how his first spiritual goal was to be rid of his physical existence. He came to understand, though, that our spirituality lies in bringing higher consciousness to our world of form. When we can do so, we can delight in all aspects of creation.
Soul exists in the balance of spirit and matter. For a soulful life, we pay attention to both, seeing spiritual qualities in material forms. As our awareness grows, we begin to use consciousness to influence and create form. It’s through form that our spirit expresses.
“Walk in balance with one foot in your spiritual understanding and one foot in your physical world of accomplishment.”
— Lynn V. Andrews

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A Note from the Universe

If it’s not yet obvious to you, the real reason for this, and all seasons, is you. A more perfect child of the Universe has never lived. Until now, only celebrations cloaked in myth and mystery could hint at your divine heritage and sacred destiny. You are life’s prayer of becoming and its answer. The first light at the dawn of eternity, drawn from the ether, so that I might know my own depth, discover new heights, and revel in seas of blessed emotion.

A pioneer into illusion, an adventurer into the unknown, and a lifter of veils. Courageous, heroic, and exalted by legions in the unseen.

To give beyond reason, to care beyond hope, to love without limit; to reach, stretch, and dream, in spite of your fears. These are the hallmarks of divinity – traits of the immortal – your badges of honor. May you wear them with a pride as great as what we feel for you.

Your light has illuminated darkened paths, your gaze has lifted broken spirits, and already your life has changed the course of history.

This is the time of year we celebrate you.

Bowing before Greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Coleslaw

Here is an easy coleslaw you could whip up! This coleslaw can be eaten as a side dish, salad, in your sandwich or complete any meal you want to serve.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

Be strong in your convictions and don’t be distracted from doing your best. You may want to single out one good cause especially close to your heart and keep it in mind even if you don’t actively work or donate to that cause. Your spirit of dedication will improve your chances at accomplishing whatever else you’re pursuing. Feel virtuous and humble, and successful, too!

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/

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 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, the summer night
Has a smile of light,
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
-Barry Cornwall (1787-1874)

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Spiritual Unite: Number 77 Meaning – Be Mindful

The number 77 meaning relates to freedom, knowing yourself, and being present in your thought processes.
It also relates to maintaining the independence of thought, especially when one has betrayed the other, making one of you appear controlling

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/number-77-meaning/

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ThoughtCo: Spirit Guide Warning Signs

Is Your Spirit Guide Really There To Help?
Every once in a while, someone will manage to contact what they think is a spirit guide—perhaps by way of a Ouija board or other method—and the next thing you know, things are getting weird. If any of the following scenarios seem familiar, then chances are that what you’ve connected to is not a spirit guide at all.

https://www.learnreligions.com/spirit-guide-warning-signs-2562686

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MBG: The 15 Spiritual Practices That Helped Me Overcome Low Self-Esteem

As a teenager, my family moved from Brazil to a town in Florida, and my new high school didn’t have any role models that looked like me. My skin was a little darker than most, I had cystic acne, I didn’t speak English fluently, I was wearing clothes from a totally different culture, and at some point, I was even wearing blue eye contacts thinking that this would help me to fit it. I based my self-esteem on external circumstances and held on to the belief that if I looked like other people, I would finally feel confident. I would belong.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/15-keys-to-lasting-confidence-according-to-sah-dsimone

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Pioneer Thinking: Cleansing Your Spirit Native American Style

In today’s modern world there never seems to be enough time. We rush from the time we get up until the time we go to bed. We battle traffic, work, deadlines, e-mail, family matters, and love life. Everything we have to get done in 24 hours! There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. People used to work a 40 hour week,

https://pioneerthinking.com/cleansing-your-spirit

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MNN: India’s tiger population is on the rise
Habitat conservation and international help have helped the tiger population rise 30% since 2015.

Good news in the world of endangered species is generally a rare thing, so it’s worth taking a moment to celebrate the results from India’s latest tiger census.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/why-indias-tiger-population-is-on-the-rise

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter returns before dawn

Around late July or early August, if you’re up early and have an unobstructed view to the east, be sure to look in that direction in the hour before dawn. You might find a familiar figure – a constellation that always returns to the sky around this time of year. It’s the beautiful constellation Orion the Hunter – recently behind the sun as seen from our earthly vantage point – now ascending once more in the east before sunrise.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/orion-the-hunter-ghost-of-the-summer-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: You Can’t Change the Date of Halloween, But . . . .

The internet has a tendency to make mountains out of molehills, and such is the case with a recent petition to “change the date of Halloween” from October 31 to the last Saturday of October. Currently this petition has 100,000 “signatures” on Change.org, a rather insignificant number considering that there are 350 million people living in the United States. This petition is pretty stupid for reasons I’ll outline below, and so is the over-reaction to it that I’m seeing online.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2019/07/changing-the-date/

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Inner Journey:

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

“He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much.”
— Elbert Hubbard

“Too often, people focus only on results. But getting results without learning something or without having fun are incomplete. So is having fun without getting the results, or having fun without learning something new to help and empower you in the future. Accomplishment is all three: the result, personal growth and having fun.”
— Peter L. Hirsch

“There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. …But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.”
— Deepak Chopra

“You don’t have to stay up nights to succeed; you have to stay awake days.”
— Source Unknown

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Today’s Deity: Psyche

PSYKHE (Psyche) was the goddess of the soul and the wife of Eros (Roman Cupid) god of love.
She was once a mortal princess whose extraordinary beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite (Roman Venus) when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl.

https://www.theoi.com/Ouranios/Psykhe.html

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A Note from the Universe

The top 10 things people claim to have taken for granted when they were alive:

1.How important they were to so many.
2.How easy life was when they stopped struggling.
3.That all of their prayers and thoughts made a difference.
4.That there really were no coincidences.
5.How far ripples of kindness actually spread.
6.What really was important: happiness, friends, love.
7.That any and all dreams can come true.
8.How good-looking and fun they always were.
9.How much guidance they received at all times.
10.That God was fully present in everything, always.

As expressed by the recently departed, fresh after their life-review on the big, BIG screen.

Ah-so,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Aloe Drink

Using your blender you can make a refreshing drink from whole aloe vera.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Fresh-Aloe-Drink-1.html

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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
July 30, 2019

Intuition

“Trust your hunches… Hunches are usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. Warning! Do not confuse your hunches with wishful thinking. This is the road to disaster.”

-Dr. Joyce Brothers

We can look at intuition either scientifically or spiritually, but it is there, and significantly so, nonetheless. When we get our minds involved, analyzing our hunches, that’s where we get ourselves into trouble. We think too much, when sometimes we need to just “feel.”

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

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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 21, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 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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Sounds of the winter too,
Sunshine upon the mountains-many a distant strain
From cheery railroad train-from nearer field, barn, house.

-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

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Spiritual Unite: 5 Ways to Deepen Your Connection with Your Spirit Guides – All About Spirit Guides Part 3

Hello witches! This is the last article of my “All About Spirit Guides” blog series. Last week, I gave you 7 ways to meet your Spirit Guides. But if you already met one of your Guides, you may wonder what to do next. As I wrote in my previous articles, to work with your Spirit Guides, you need to build a relationship. Spirit Guides are just like any of your friends.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/5-ways-deepen-connection-spirit-guides/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Why The Day AFTER The Eclipse Is The One We Should Really Be Talking About

January 21, 2019 — 8:00 AM

This week’s horoscope from the AstroTwins talks all about this week’s rare lunar eclipse—and the fun doesn’t stop there! Just a day later, a once-in-a-dozen-year transit will affect those who work in creative fields

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-january-21-27-2019

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Daily Good: Mary Oliver: Instructions for Living A Life

Mary Oliver was one of the most beloved poets of our times. A writer who was dazzled by her daily experience of life, and dazzled the rest of us by telling about it in her poems and essays. She deliberately stayed out of the public eye and what follows is one of her rare interviews — a conversation with On Being’s Krista Tippett. Read on for a glimpse of the remarkable woman who once wrote: “When it’s over, I want to say: all my life/I was a bride married to amazement./I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2208/mary-oliver-instructions-for-living-a-life-on-being/

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Elephant Journal: How to Manifest Self-Love—Even if you feel a bit Crummy Today.

Most women have heard the phrase “self-love” being thrown around on Instagram, in blogs, and in the pages of glossy magazines.
If this term is new to you, self-love is the idea that our entire lives are shaped around how we feel about ourselves.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/how-to-manifest-self-love-even-if-you-feel-a-bit-crummy-today/

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MNN: 6 facts about the strikingly beautiful snowy owl

Snowy owls, despite their white plumage that allows them to blend into their Arctic surroundings, are easily recognizable. They’re beloved as a symbol of winter and as a companion to Harry Potter.
The image above, snapped by Shayna Hartley, was the result of plenty of patience on Hartley’s part.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/snowy-owl-facts

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EarthSky News: Venus-Jupiter conjunction on January 22

Before sunrise on January 22, 2019, look eastward or in the general direction of sunrise to see the conjunction of the planets Venus and Jupiter in the predawn/dawn sky. At conjunction, these two brilliant worlds shine north and south of one another on the sky’s dome, with Jupiter passing 2.5 degrees south of Venus. You simply can’t miss these two brilliant beauties, because Venus and Jupiter rank as the 3rd-brightest and 4th-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun and moon.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-jupiter-conjunction-on-january-22

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Patheos-Pagan: Imbolc Ritual: Honoring the Sacred Fire

The wheel of the year turns. By Imbolc, the sunlight is returning! Every day, the sun rises a little earlier, making our days grow longer and giving us more visibility. At this sacred time of the year, the point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, we honor Brigid and the warmth in our homes and hearths.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2019/01/imbolc-ritual-for-whatever-keeps-you-warm/

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Inner Journey:

REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM

“We focus on the negatives, losing ourselves in the ‘problem.’ We point to our unhappy circumstances to rationalize our negative feelings. This is the easy way out. It takes, after all, very little effort to feel victimized.”
— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Nothing and no one can make us a victim. We do it to ourselves when we allow external circumstances to hold power over us.

Although we have no control over what happens to us, we ALWAYS have a choice in how we respond. We hold our power when we accept complete responsibility for our thoughts, feelings and actions.

“A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him.”
— Elmer G. Letterman

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
— Steven Biko

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A Note from the Universe

Too often the only difference between HAVE and HAVE NOT depends on whether or not the initial request was followed by a thank you, yee-haa, and action, rather than a question mark, timidity, and TV.

Don’t ask. Give thanks. Bust a move.

Yo –

The Universe

tut.com

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Magical Correspondences for Monday 

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 21, 2019

Truth

“This is the character of truth: it is of all time, it is for all men, it has only to show itself to be recognized, and one cannot argue against it”

-Voltaire (1694-1778)
Truth is the great clarifier. I think of Jack Nicholson in “A Few Good Men” being grilled on the witness stand by Tom Cruise – it’s obvious that Jack’s covering something because the pieces aren’t falling into place. And he gets frustrated and yells at Tom: “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” It’s one of those great moments in film where you get that “ah-ha!” and then the truth comes out. The truth might not always be pretty – but it is what it is, and it wants to be discovered.

-Lissa Coffey

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Thought.Co : Hold an Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitaries

Hundreds of years ago, when our ancestors relied upon the sun as their only source of light, the end of winter was met with much celebration. Although it is still cold in February, often the sun shines brightly above us, and the skies are often crisp and clear. As a festival of light, Imbolc came to be called Candlemas. On this evening, when the sun has set once more, call it back by lighting the seven candles of this ritual.

https://www.thoughtco.com/hold-an-imbolc-candle-ritual-for-solitaries-2562108

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