Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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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: The End of Cycles of Suffering (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently, we are being internally rewired and as such how we respond and react to life is changing. Our consciousness is being internally expand through our hearts which will shift our perspective and the lens through which we view ourselves.

Read more….

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Hecate: Goddess of Witchcraft & Necromancy – (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT IS AETHER THE LEGENDARY FIFTH ELEMENT?


What is aether, Quintessence, Aether, or the fifth element? ”There are all the materials” the Greeks would pronounce. Aether fills up the universe and the vacuum of space, so it has been told.

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ThoughtCo: Pagans, Death and the Afterlife

For many modern Pagans, there is a somewhat different philosophy on death and dying than what is seen in the non-Pagan community. While non-Pagans see death as an ending, some Pagans view it as a beginning of the next phase of our existence.

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Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Time Alone With Stillness
GREG RICHARDSON

It is a challenge for us to opportunities to spend time alone with stillness.

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Daily Good: Love Letters from Seaweed

You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.

  • Alan Watts –

Love Letters from Seaweed

“Love Letters from Seaweed was created during the summer months I spent exploring mid-Coast Maine. Each day just before sunrise, I biked to Birch Point Beach to witness the shores changing topography and the traces of ocean life spilled by the tide. Intrigued, I photographed spontaneous configurations of seaweed and natural artifacts in unworldly colors, brought together by spume and sand.” Visual artist Katherine Minott shares more. { read more }

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Spirituality & Health: Iwígara: A Practice for Nature Lovers

BY SARAH BOWEN

The Rarámuri people of Mexico see plants as relatives. Beyond a general love of nature, what can a spiritual relationship with individual plants offer?

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Elephant Journal: Fate, Fluke, or Good Fortune—When unfortunate circumstances are a blessing.

Ever have a day where nothing goes smoothly, or as you’d envisioned it would?

When things simply don’t go as you’d hoped, and each small obstacle in your path delays you—your bus doesn’t come, or your car gets a flat tyre?

Read more….

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Treehugger: What Is a Rain Shadow?

Ever wonder why mountains are often snowcapped or have a halo of clouds encircling their peaks, while their foothills and valleys are dry and clear? Orographic rain shadows

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Rastaban And Eltanin, The Dragon’s Eyes, On June Evenings

Tonight, find the Dragon’s Eyes. For years, I’ve glanced up in the north on June evenings and spied the two stars marked on today’s chart, Rastaban and Eltanin in the constellation Draco. They’re noticeable because they’re relatively bright and near each other.

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Patheos-Pagan: 9 Ideas For Magical Workings
JOHN BECKETT

Sometimes trying to build a magical practice is like trying to figure out what to do for dimmer

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Holla (Faun)

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Inner Journey: PERFECTIONISM

“We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz

“The maxim ‘Nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘Paralysis.'”
— Winston Churchill

“After enough mirror gazing, we all develop our ‘cosmic sense of humor.’ We no longer try to be perfect, or try to get all our work done in time. We become content with whatever life brings. Just to deal with what comes up without crucifying ourselves or others is enough of a challenge.”
— Paul Ferrini

“Good enough never is.”
— Debbi Fields

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A Note from the Universe

Someone so cool, something so neat, and somewhere so wonderful are all on the menu. You just have to make up your mind and order.

Tallyho

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Low-Carb Eggplant with Beef and Tomatoes

I can’t have the carbs, so this is good enough, but it would be nice served over white rice adding fresh corn.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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
June 4, 2021

Self
“I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.”

-Golda Meir (1898-1978)


This is conviction. This is instinct. We all have the ability to listen to our hearts, to take on the big undertakings, in spite of any doubts or questions. We just need to summon the courage to do so. When we know our self so well we can’t help but do anything less.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all.

astrology.com

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

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 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 4, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

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

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

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


Spirit Library: Consciously Choose Joy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With the Full Moon waning the landscape of our minds is shifting igniting a deeper alignment with our hearts. This alignment is freeing us from the conflicting thoughts of uncertainty and doubt that sabotage our progress.

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Cuchulain – Lord of Fury (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: HOW TO HEAL A CROWN CHAKRA BLOCKAGE

The crown chakra is present at the seventh number in the list of all chakras. It is present at the top of the head and known as the gateway to spiritual wisdom.

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ThoughtCo: Herne, God of the Wild Hunt

Behind the Myth
Unlike the majority of deities in the Pagan world, Herne has his origins in a local folktale, and there is virtually no information available to us via primary sources

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Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Stillness Teaches Us Patience

Stillness Teaches Us Patience
When we practice listening to sacred stillness, the stillness teaches us patience.

Many of us do not particularly appreciate the opportunities waiting gives us. We often think of patience as more of a weakness than a strength.

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MBG: Pulled The Queen Of Wands In A Tarot Reading? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

If you’ve been feeling authentic, aligned, and empowered lately, don’t be surprised if you pull the Queen of Wands in your next tarot reading.

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Spirituality & Health: The Hoodoo Blues

Not voodoo—hoodoo. From “spells timed to moon phases” to “charms, curses, and crossings,” hoodoo comes in a variety of forms.

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EP6 Coven Vs Solitaire

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Elephant Journal: 10 Feel-Good Questions to Ask Ourselves Every Morning.

Starting each day with an expansive outlook puts us in alignment for more of that feeling all day.
Connecting with ourselves in the morning—in any way—helps us remain grounded and rooted throughout the day. We set a standard of self-care first thing, so we can be present for what the day brings.

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Treehugger: 9 Beguiling Facts About Belugas

The Arctic can seem quiet compared with lower latitudes, where there are often more birds and other animals to fill the air with sound. It does have music of its own, though — including the underwater hullabaloo of belugas, sometimes referred to as the “canaries of the sea.”

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EarthSky News: Moon, Antares morning of Mar 5, 2021

On the morning of March 5, 2021, watch for the almost last quarter waning gibbous moon to pair up with Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. You’ll be looking southward from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, and high overhead or high in the northern sky from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.

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Patheos-Pagan: She’s Wiccan

“She’s Wiccan.”

The statement felt less like a revelation and more like a dismissal.

“She’s Wiccan . . . . so obviously she knows nothing and her Witchcraft is not authentic.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – Seeds of Love (Lyrics)

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Inner Journey: BEING GENUINE

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we don’t know who we are — or if we are afraid to be who we are — we betray ourselves. We pretend to be who we think we are. Our self image is made up of our experiences, desires and other people’s ideas and expectations of us.

Maintaining this false self is a betrayal of ourselves. In all deep spiritual journeys, there is the experience of betrayal. Betrayal always tells us to adjust our life to be more authentic. What we identify with is all important.

There are large betrayals (e.g., your partner leaving you) and small betrayals (e.g., disappointments). They are all experiences of being wounded for the purpose of breaking down the defenses of the personality. When we allow the wounding and accept the betrayals as divine gifts, we greatly benefit.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
— Dr. Seuss (via Elena)

“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold

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Today’s Recipe: Instant Pot® Dr Pepper® Pulled Pork

A simple and tasty pulled pork recipe made in the Instant Pot® with the flavoring of Dr Pepper®.

A simple and tasty pulled pork recipe made in the Instant Pot® with the flavoring of Dr Pepper®.

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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
March 4, 2021

Longevity
“What counts is not the years in your life but the life in your years.”

-Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)


We often hear “You’re as young as you feel” or “You’re as young as you think you are!” Think about it. How important is our chronological age anyway? It’s just a marker of time. Of course we need to take care of ourselves, and we also need to go out there and experience life, to challenge ourselves, to live Life with a capital “L!”

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 16, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 16, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: A New Lightness (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Thankfully with last week’s New Moon there has been a positive shift in the energies. There is a new lightness to the incoming energies and they feel more dynamic and focus on action rather than the processing and integrating we have become accustomed to

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Cat Sith: Magical Felines of Scotland (Scottish Folklore)

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SOUL URGE NUMBER 2

What Does Soul Urge Number 2 Signify? The soul urge number 2, just like other numbers in numerology is a great way to understand human life.

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ThoughtCo: How Do I Know if a Deity Is Calling Me?

Question: How Do I Know if a Deity Is Calling Me?

A reader writes in, “There’s been some weird stuff going on in my life, and I’m beginning to notice things happening that make me think a god or goddess is trying to contact me. How do I know that this is the case and that it’s not just my brain making things up?”

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Patheos / New Visions Your Aura Colors & Relationships

Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, here are some short descriptions of what the different aura color personalities need to have happy and fulfilling relationships, and what you can expect if you are in a relationship with each of them.

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MBG: Tarot Readers Share How To Interpret The Lovers Card

Doing a tarot reading is a fun and mystical way to tap your intuition and dive into your subconscious. Each of the 78 cards in a tarot deck has a specific meaning—and it’s not always one you’d expect.

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Spirituality & Health: A Moon Practice to Refresh Body and Spirit
BY JULIE PETERS


Does your New Year’s Resolution feel like a distant memory? The moon provides a monthly fresh start.

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HearthWitch; Witchcraft Health & Safety║Hazardous Herbs & Crystal Caution

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Treehugger: Artist’s Otherworldly Paintings Reimagine Mysterious Marine Creatures
Combining dense biological detail with colorful imagination, these fantastical artworks draw upon a deep curiosity about nature.

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EarthSky News: Arc to Arcturus, a springtime star

Tonight, at mid-northern latitudes, look for the brilliant star Arcturus to climb over your eastern horizon around 9 to 10 p.m. local time. That’s the approximate time on your clock, regardless of your longitude. South of the equator, this northerly star rises considerably later in the evening.

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Patheos-Pagan: Drinking in Gratitude: A Water Spell for Seeing and Remembering

Every time I go to the ocean, I am reminded of the power of water.

Not just the waves and the foam, not just the loudness of crashing and hitting the shore. Not just the way it move the sand and hides the shore.

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Pagan Playlist: PATTY GURDY feat. FAUN – “LURING” (Official Music Video)

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Inner Journey: EXPERIENCE STILLNESS

“My greatest wealth is the deep stillness in which I strive and grow and win what the world cannot take from me with fire or sword.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If our minds are always busy, they don’t get time to do basic maintenance – to sort, tidy up and take out the trash. If we don’t periodically clear out space in our minds, there’s no room for new ideas to take root.

Where do you find stillness each day and each week? Plan for quiet time, relaxation and stillness daily, even if it’s only for 5 or 10 minutes.

“For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.”
— Larry Eisenberg

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

How many people does it take to make a million bucks?

None. Nada. Zippo.

I do it for them.

Just see it done and bust-a-move,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

French toast topped with glazed strawberries and stuffed with cheesecake. Soooo good and original. Perfect to impress at a brunch. Serve with mimosas for a fancier brunch-type setting, or just make it for a special Saturday morning breakfast for your family like I do.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
February 16, 2021

The Universe
“Always think of the universe as one living organism, with a single substance and a single soul.”

-Marcus Aurelius (C.E. 121-180)


The universe is not something “out there” beyond our reach. We are an essential part of the universe. It is within us, and all around us, not separate from us, but one with us. We are sustained by the universe, and each of us contributes to the wholeness, and wellness of the universe. Uni-verse: one song. We sing; we harmonize.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Possibly a romantically disquieting day, you may begin to suspect that your love is not being returned, at least not in kind. Or perhaps you can’t bring yourself to return the affections of an ardent admirer. This might feel even worse. The head and heart don’t always speak the same language or have the same opinions. Be strong and as kind as 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 February 8, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 8, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: Deep Inner Purification (a message from Kate Spreckley)

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

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Exploring Celtic Mythology: Rhiannon

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF NUMBER 100

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

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

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ThoughtCo: The Green Man, Spirit of the Forest

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

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Spirituality & Health: Meditation for Saying NO
BY JULIE PETERS


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

Listen Here.

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

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

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

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

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Daily Good: Invitations to Stillness: Japanese Gardens

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

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Invitations to Stillness: Japanese Gardens

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

Be The Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inner Journey: IS YOUR EGO INVOLVED?

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

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’re always heard.

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

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

Make a little “Boom!” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cubano Pork Tenderloin

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

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
February 8, 2021

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

-Kate Green, 1983


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

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. And Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 7, 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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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Cold” Moon

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20

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Spirit Library: Balance Your Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In the experience of creation there is a moment where everything becomes still. A moment where the forces of life gather. Much like the hour before sunrise where all of nature stills waiting for the first light that marks the coming of the dawn

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Words of Wisdom: Advice for the New Year

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Spiritual Unite: ELDER TREE SYMBOLISM – PROTECTION AND REINVENTION

The Elder tree is a deciduous tree native to many European countries. It has featured in symbolism and traditional medicine across many European cultures for as long as we have records.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Snow Magic

When winter rolls around, in some parts of the world there is an abundance of wonderful white stuff–snow! If you live in one of those areas, it makes sense to take advantage of snow’s natural properties and work those energies into your magical endeavors.

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Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Epiphany Grows in Stillness

Epiphany grows in stillness, drawing us into deeper understanding and appreciation of the life within us.

Some of us try to cultivate our epiphanies, encouraging them to grow in neat rows according to our schedule. We would appreciate being able to plan them out and have them bloom at regular intervals.

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MBG: The 5 Stages Of Dharma Discovery + How To Know Where You Are

The reason we balance the mind and body is so we can regain touch with the soul. True wellness is not just perfect digestion or clear skin but knowing the truth of who you are and shifting your life into alignment with that. The purpose of health is so you don’t have to worry about health anymore and instead can bring your energy toward focusing on your dharma.

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Spirituality & Health: Music for Your Pet’s Body-Mind-Spirit Connection
BY SARAH BOWEN


Parent to a nervous cat? Body-Mind-Spirit connection isn’t just for the humans—help your pet cultivate its inner peace through music.

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Today’s DIY: Pressing Flowers Between Glass – Cottage Vlog

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Elephant Journal: My Journey to Reiki: How I Healed & Found my Purpose.

Healing has been my ultimate goal for the last decade or so.
I had compartmentalized various traumas from my life, focusing on specific ones at a time so as not to overwhelm myself.

I had successfully, thoroughly processed through my original traumatic experience from my teenage years and decided to give myself a break. It was a difficult and exhausting road and I needed some space to take a breath and celebrate my journey thus far.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Surprising Animals That Fly

Self-propelled flight has been observed throughout history thanks to insects, birds, bats, and the extinct Pterosaurs. But there are a number of creatures alive today that do something akin to flying — gliding.

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EarthSky News: See a faint star cluster near bright Sirius

Want to see a star cluster? Then just look for nighttime’s brightest star, Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. A lovely star cluster – called Messier 41 or M41 – lies near Sirius. If you can’t see the star cluster, it’s probably because your sky isn’t dark enough. Try binoculars.

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Patheos-Pagan: Creating Spirit Ally Relationships With Your Home

My first Witch Mentor stressed the value of spirit allies in nature, the elements, the mythic, etc. My first lessons were in learning how to communicate with plant and tree spirit allies. Over the years,

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Pagan Playlist: Tir na nOg lyrics – Celtic Woman

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Inner Journey: GO FOR PASSION!

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.”
— Frederico Fellini

How do you ration your passion?

In what situations have you experienced your life to the fullest? Do you live your passion as fully as you can? How do you limit your experience of passion?

Passion emerges when your essence expresses itself. How do you stop yourself from fully expressing who you are?

“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.”
— Henri Frederic Amiel

“We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.”
— Wilbur Wright

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A Note from the Universe

There can only be a need for forgiveness, when first there is blame.

And there can only be blame, when first there is misunderstanding.

Kung fu,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quick and Easy Chicken

A tangy, quick, and easy chicken dish – prepared on the stove top in under 1/2 an hour! Quick and delicious! Serve over rice.

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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
January 7, 2021

Expectations
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”

-Helen Keller


There’s a bumper sticker that reads: “Think Globally, Act Locally.” This can be applied to every area of our lives. If we expect clean air, and a clean environment, then it is up to us to do what we can, right where we are, to make this happen. If we expect peace on earth, then we are kind to people we meet, and do what we can to help others. Every action we take, no matter how big or small we perceive it to be, has an effect on the world as a whole

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. AND Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 18, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 18, 2020

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

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: Closing Ancient Cycles (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The intensity of the incoming energies is accelerating our awakening and healing journey. We are finishing off aspects of an old cycle and bringing to a close the ancient karmic entanglements that have kept us stuck in the past

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Spirituality & Health: Winter Solstice 2020 and the Golden Age of Aquarius

The threshold that comes with the winter solstice is the gift of the coming season, and waits for you to claim it. The gift is for all of us, independently and collectively.

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Spiritual Unite: MONKEY SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – ALLOW YOURSELF TO PLAY

Your monkey spirit animal appears when you need a little more energy in your life.

The inquisitiveness, sociability and childlike nature of the monkey spirit animal hold much guidance for you at this moment in your life.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Winter Customs Around the World

Whether you observe Yule, Christmas, Sol Invictus, or Hogmanay, the winter season is typically a time of celebration around the world. Traditions vary widely from one country to the next, but one thing they all have in common is the observance of customs around the time of the winter solstice. Here are some ways that residents of different countries observe the season.

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Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Taking Time for Stillness

When will we begin taking time for stillness?

We value our time. Some of us believe time is money. We do not want anyone else to waste our time. It is almost as if we could hoard spare moments or days in boxes to use them later.

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MBG: What Your Handwriting Says About You, According To A Graphologist

Have you ever wondered what your handwriting says about you? No, we’re not talking about “good” versus “bad” handwriting—we’re talking about graphology, or the analysis of handwriting as it relates to psychology.

Read more…..

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The Wisdom of Odin: Norse Pagan Symbols: The Vegvisir

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Today’s DIY: DIY YULE WINTER SOLSTICE HOLIDAY TREE ORNAMENTS

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Elephant Journal: This Winter Solstice, we become New Again.

A few decades ago, I didn’t give winter solstice the time of day.
Instead, I regularly attended or hosted summer solstice parties.

These celebrations involved dancing to ABBA and filling my cup with “solstice juice.”

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 Completely Unique Types of Bears

Bears are found in all corners of the world, from the icy sheets of the Arctic and the verdant forests of North America, to the mountain regions of South America and even throughout Europe and Asia. Varying greatly in size, bears are mammals who prefer a solitary lifestyle, with the exception of mothers who care for their cubs.

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EarthSky News: Longest days accompany December solstice

When we say the longest days of the year come each year around the December solstice, we’re talking about the day not as a period of daylight, but as the interval from one solar noon or midday to the next. In December, a day – one rotation of Earth relative to the noonday sun – is about 1/2 minute longer than the average 24 hours.

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Patheos-Pagan: Getting Things Moving With Frankincense and Myrrh

When you hear “frankincense and myrrh”, you may think of the mythology around the birth of Jesus. But these two resins have a history long before that poor old carpenter-rabbi-mystic, and far outside of the Jewish tradition. Still, the Christmas season provides a good excuse to talk about them.

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Pagan Playlist: Eve Goodman – Dacw ‘Nghariad [Welsh folk song]

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Inner Journey: DO YOU OWN YOUR LIFE?

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.”
— Ken Hudgins

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also claim our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suit us. Weacknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

Do you feel that you own your life at the moment?

“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself… and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.”
— Shirley MacLaine

“Life is too short to be little.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“Every man dies, but not every man lives….”
— Garth Brooks

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A Note from the Universe

Forget would’ve, could’ve, or should’ve.

Because for all that you’ve already done, all of life’s elements have realigned to gain you an advantage, stack the deck, and prepare for legend making.

Yo! Ho! Ho!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 12 Luscious Fruit Desserts for Christmas

Christmas desserts are the holly jolliest desserts of the year, especially when they feature the bold colors and fresh flavors of the holiday season. Here are a dozen Christmas fruit desserts that showcase apples, pears, cranberries, and winter citrus in all their seasonal glory, perfect for your winter feasts.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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
December 18, 2020

Joy
“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.”

-Helen Keller, 1905


We can find joy in anything we do. Joy is something that comes from within our selves, not from any other source. It fuels us, feeds us, nourishes us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

No matter how routine and ordinary you may feel about today’s duties and demands, you can bolster your spirit by remembering what inspires you. There are role models, ideals, dreams, and aspirations that can inform and improve even the simplest and most modest of your activities. Act with integrity and pride, and instill everything you do with that integrity and pride. Hold your head high.

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 3, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 3, 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: Stay Centred & Grounded (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energies of this year have been intensely powerful, purposeful and seemingly continuous. In our modern cultures rites of passage are not always consciously undertaken and therefore planetary alignments and eclipse gateways offer the opportunity for deep growth, healing and soul evolution.

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The Egyptian myth of Isis and the seven scorpions – Alex Gendler

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Pioneer Thinking; How to Make Beeswax Candles

The following two projects that this article is going to teach are both simple and beautiful. With very little work you can create a beautiful and pleasant scented candle.

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ThoughtCo: All About Yule

For people of nearly any religious background, the time of the winter solstice is a time when we gather with family and loved ones. For Pagans and Wiccans, it’s often celebrated as Yule, but there are literally dozens of ways you can enjoy the season.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Stillness on a December Morning

Stillness on a December Morning
There were times this year when we were not sure we would make it to another December morning.

This year has threatened to overwhelm us. We have pushed through, over, and around obstacles this year. Some of us have survived the loss of people we love.

Read more…….

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Spirituality & Health: 4 Mini Meditations for a Peaceful Holiday Season

Spirituality is accessible even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, if we make it a practice in our everyday lives.

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Low-Cost Witchcraft Tools(That You Probably Already Have!)

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Elephant Journal: How this Loving-Kindness Meditation can start to Heal Divisions.

I have struggled this year—with grief and loss and fear.
Grief from recent deaths of both my parents, grief for lives lost at the hands of racial injustice and from COVID-19, and grief from the loss of “normal” life as we knew before the pandemic hit.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Vote for Your Favorite Wildlife Photographer of the Year

It’s time to head back to the polls, but this time all the choices are wildlife.

The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest announced its winners earlier this year. Now it’s time for animal lovers to go online and weigh in on the LUMIX People’s Choice Award.

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EarthSky News: Can you see stars’ different colors?

Tonight … notice that the stars are like wildflowers, in that each star radiates with a different color of the rainbow. Have you ever noticed their various hues? Let’s explore some of the stars that you’ll see in the meadow of night tonight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Why the Roots of Your Fairy Beliefs Matter

If you enter into a discussion in any fairy group on social media you will very quickly find a variety of ideas being expressed. Usually these ideas are put forward not as opinions but as unassailable facts supported by the person’s own experiences or study.

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Pagan Playlist: Mother Of Darkness; We All Come From The Goddess by Circle Of Women

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Inner Journey: SEEK YOUR LIMITS AND BEYOND

“If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.”
— Stephen Covey

Connect with the edge, the unknown, of your experience. Allow this pull towards unexplored territory to take you to new dimensions of yourself. Allow life to touch you in new ways. For this is how we truly live life. Become more alive as you grow through your consciousness barriers. Ask questions that seek answers beyond yourself. The depth of life is revealed as you go further into it.

“Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for – life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men, books, experience – and what he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways.”
— Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts.”
–Benjamin Disraeli

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A Note from the Universe

Manifesting doesn’t just work sometimes..

Which is pretty much the only “lesson” you have to learn.

Thoughts become things,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Turn Gingerbread Men Into Reindeer With This Clever Decorating Trick

If making gingerbread cookies is one of your holiday traditions, you probably have a gingerbread man cookie cutter in your baking supplies. But did you know you can use that cookie cutter to make more than gingerbread men? With one simple trick you can turn a gingerbread man into a reindeer. Simply flip him upside down and the legs become antlers! Genius, right?

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
December 3, 2020

Personality
“We do not accept ourselves for what we are, we retreat from our real selves, and then we erect a personality to bridge the gap.”

-Susan Sontag, 1963


In this case, the word “personality” is being used like the word “ego.” It is important for us to understand that we are more than the roles we play. Sometimes we lose ourselves in these roles, we identify with our “doing” rather than our “being.” Take time in silence to reconnect.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

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

astrology.com

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

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 12, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 12, 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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We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
-Philip James Bailey (1816-1902)

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Spirit Library: Full Moon & Mercury Direct (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As the world continues to unravel we are being urged to shift into a more conscious and balanced method of action. With the entrenched, unsustainable forms and outmoded patterns radically changing we are being encouraged to grow and trust our inner connection, our intuition

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ThoughtCo: What is Santeria?

Although Santeria is a religious path that is not rooted in Indo-European polytheism like many other contemporary Pagan religions, it’s still a faith that is practiced by many thousands of people in the United States and other countries today.

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MBG: A Grounding Ritual To Help Air Signs Get Out Of Their Heads

When thinking of about any astrological sign, understanding the element that sign is associated with can lend a lot of insight. Take air signs for example; air is volatile and sporadic, and where earth and water are bound to the Earth in a sense, air signs are, well, up in the air.

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Daily Dream Meaning

Church:

1. If you are standing in the churchyard, looking at the church, this is a symbol of great times to come.
2. Dreaming of being alone in an empty church, however, indicates rough times ahead that will nonetheless be resolved.
3. A church full of people singing or praying, or observing a wedding or christening, is an omen of happiness and spiritual progress.
4. Dreaming of a funeral, however, means the death of a longtime dream.

astrology.com

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Wise Woman Herbal: The Art of SheilaLynnK

US Army Veteran; Sheila celebrates the human capacity to manipulate perception in an effort to improvise, adapt, and overcome.

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Today’s DIY: One Witch’s Way – Crystal Ball One

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MNN: What are dog whiskers for?

Most dogs are hairy things. Whether their fur is long or short, their bodies are mostly covered all over in hair of some sort. But separate from the fluff and the fur, your pup has long, coarse hairs sticking out of his muzzle and above his eyes.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

People are always asking how to find Polaris, the North Star. It’s easy! Drawing a line through the two outer stars of the bowl of the Big Dipper faithfully points to Polaris.

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Patheos-Pagan: Re-Thinking Chakras, Kirtan, And Other Borrowed Practices

In recent years, I have been examining my use of borrowed practices as a Witch. Should I continue to use them or not? The process began when I learned the use of white sage while “smudging” belongs to a specific ritual. My family and I discussed cultural appropriation vs appreciation.

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Inner Journey:

TIME FOR STILLNESS

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
— Joseph Campbell

The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while.

How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbour to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids. If we really want something, we can make it happen.

“Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Here’s the rub:

If it wasn’t so flippin’ simple — manifesting change, finding happiness, living the life of your dreams — I really do think more people would “get it.”

Happily,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken and Corn Chili 

This is an easy slow cooker meal – use your imagination and season it up as you like! Great on a c-c-c-cold winter night! I serve this with grated cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro and green onions, and flour tortillas on the side.

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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, Nutmeg, Sage, Henbane

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 Wisdom
March 12, 2020

Animals
“The eternal being…, as it lives in us, also lives in every animal.”

-Arthur Shopenhauer (1788-1860)
That light shines. If you’ve ever looked into the eyes of an animal you can see it. It’s beautiful, and intense. It’s pure, natural, unjaded and precious. Animals are a blessing, a true gift, and we need to recognize this and treat them as such.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World 

The world is at your fingertips. What is it that you desire? The World card represents everything that you are able to accomplish, and is also considered the best card in the major arcana deck. What does this mean for your love life today? Expect to reach a goal that will allow you to move on to the next level. Who said that hard work doesn’t pay off? Your love life is living proof that it does.

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.

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

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 6, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 6, 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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The brown buds thicken on the trees,
Unbound, the free streams sing,
As March leads forth across the leas
The wild and windy spring.
-Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911)

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Spirit Library: Untangle Yourself

a message from Kate Spreckley

Currently humanity exists within a healing crisis which is urging us to take responsibility for the unsustainable ways of living and being we continue to practice, and which uphold and further this crisis. As the energy continues shift and expand our consciousness we are being driven to develop a new relationship with the physical aspect of our existence and thus further integrate our soul.

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ThoughtCo: History of Ostara, The Spring Equinox

The word Ostara is just one of the names applied to the celebration of the spring equinox on March 21. It’s been celebrated and observed for a long time in many places around the world.

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MBG: Lunar & Solar Eclipses 101: Everything You Need To Know About These Rare Events

Eclipses aren’t always visible to everyone on the planet, but trust—even if you can’t see an eclipse happening, you’re still going to feel the effects of this important cosmic event. Here’s what you need to know about what causes lunar and solar eclipses and what they mean for you

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Karma Tube: The Longest Night
Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, has a parallel in the tale of days we call our lives. During a dark time it can be hard to remember the warmth and joy that also comes and goes. This lovely animated poem reminds us to keep taking one step at a time toward the coming light.

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Today’s DIY: Herbal Spirit/Spell Candles 

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MNN: How to make hand sanitizer
The threat of coronavirus has made it hard to find at stores.

Have you tried to buy hand sanitizer lately? With the coronavirus spreading and an outbreak in the U.S. likely, Americans are stocking up on cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer just like they do with milk and bread before a snowstorm. Third-party sellers on Amazon have hiked up their prices to ridiculous levels

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EarthSky News: Moon and faint Cancer on March 6

On March 6, 2020, the bright waxing gibbous moon shines in front of Cancer the Crab, the faintest constellation of the zodiac. Although the moon marks Cancer’s place in the sky on this night, the moonlit glare will make Cancer tough to see.

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Patheos-Pagan: Springtime Can Wait: A Love Story With Persephone And Hades

Every winter, the cold, dark days seem to drag on. The weather chills me to the bone. Even when the light returns, I’m grumpy. More than anything, I long for Persephone to return from the Underworld. I want her love to be spread across our world in the form of flowers, sunshine, warmth, and joy

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Inner Journey:

TIME FOR STILLNESS

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
— Joseph Campbell

The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while.

How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbour to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids. If we really want something, we can make it happen.

“Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

All you have to do is be. Be yourself.

There’s nothing to prove. And there’s no one to please who isn’t already over the moon with joy at how well you’ve done and with who you’ve become.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Korean Kebabs

This is a juicy dish and really easy to prepare. I have made these for years and they’re still a huge favorite with family and friends. I serve them with mushroom rice and garlic bread. This is a sauceless recipe but the meat is so succulent you don’t need it

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
March 6, 2020

Evolution

“The whole process of evolution, for the Spirit, is an awakening to the truths, and the means of implementation of those truths, that are eternally present in itself.”

-N. Sri Ram (1889- ?)

Evolution in this case means growth, and especially spiritual growth. In the definition above, evolution seems to be a natural process – an “awakening.” Whether we wake up gradually, with the light of dawn, or suddenly, with some kind of an alarm, we do wake up. It is in the awakened state that we are productive. And in the spiritually awakened state the infinite possibilities of the universe are as much a reality to us as the start of a new day.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Lucky you! The World card symbolizes freedom and well-being, which can both be obtained via working through existing romantic issues. The sense of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being you want from a relationship is yours for the taking, but you have to be willing to do the work it takes to not only get it but to keep it, too. An upcoming romantic adventure is linked to your success today.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Thought For The Day: February 6, 2020 “Be Still”

Happy Thursday,

Feeling anxious? At odds? Out of sorts? Confused? Then maybe it’s time to step back and be still. Take a deep breath. Ground yourself. Just breathe and focus on your breath. Let yourself be at ease. Let the things that are bothering you just be. Don’t force or struggle. Just let them rest. By clearing the mind we invite perspective and even peace. Just breathe and be refreshed.

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I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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