Cat’s Morning Bits for July 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 14, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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July Events

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

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

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

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


Spirit Library:Joy as a Light in the World (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Tuesday, 13 July, 2021

Tension continues to be a theme this week which is inspiring us to explore innovative and creative ways of finding liberation and freedom from that which is oppressive and restrictive. We are being challenged in a way that can bring feelings of anger and frustration if we are not able to channel this energy is a healthy way. Bear in mind that if we harness this creative energy we can tap into our innate capacity for joy and express this as a light in the world.

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Eros and Psyche: When the God of Love falls in Love – Greek Mythology in Comics – See U in History

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Spiritual Unite: THE SYMBOLISM OF A SUNFLOWER: WHAT DOES THIS FLOWER REPRESENT?
The sunflower is a symbol of sunshine, cheerfulness, and warmth. It also represents hope and abundance

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ThoughtCo: Recipes for the Lammas Sabbat

Lammas, or Lughnasadh, is the time of year when the gardens are in full bloom. From root vegetables to fresh herbs, so much of what you need is right there in your own back yard or at the local farmer’s market. Let’s take advantage of the gifts of the garden, and cook up a feast to celebrate the first harvest at Lammas!

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: Benzoin Resin: What It Is and How to Use It

The Health and Energy-Clearing Benefits of Benzoin Resin

by Kathryn Drury Wagner

Benzoin resin can be good for clearing energy and bringing health. This vanilla-like resin can reportedly boost mood, too.

Often mentioned in aromatherapy guides and popular in incense, benzoin has an uplifting, warm scent that reminds many people of vanilla. Fans of this sacred resin burn it to clear negative energy, to alleviate sadness and depression, to boost mood, and to attract prosperity. But you may have wondered: What exactly is benzoin resin?

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 10 Impressive Facts About Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located on the southeastern coast of Alaska, between the Gulf of Alaska and Canada. One of the largest international protected areas on Earth at nearly 3.3 million acres, this stunning national park contains thundering mountains, temperate forests, a variety of unique protected species, and some of the world’s most iconic glaciers.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon And Spica July 15, 16 And 17

As darkness falls on July 15, 16 and 17, 2021, let the moon introduce you to Spica. It’s the brightest star to light up the constellation Virgo the Maiden. Once every month, as the moon makes its monthly rounds in front of the constellations of the zodiac, the moon sweeps by Spica. This blue-white gem of a star counts as Virgo’s sole 1st-magnitude star.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Best System of Magick
TONY MIERZWICKI

Those who decide to immerse themselves in magick, or witchcraft are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Is one modality superior to the others?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Omnia – Pagan Folk Lore

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Inner Journey:

THINK FOR YOURSELF

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
— Rita Mae Brown

Where do you need to think for yourself?

When we begin to cultivate awareness of our thoughts and emotions, we begin to see just how much we live according to other people’s and society’s beliefs and actions. Don’t get upset by this. Just get in touch with how you really think and feel inside and begin to express your authenticity.

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
— Alan Keightley

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes one can learn much more about life, love, and happiness…

And when they allow themselves to learn what there is to learn, rather than resist their present circumstances their life will be transformed and that which was, will be no more.

So happy for you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pisto Manchego

My simple version of a traditional Spanish vegetarian classic. This dish originates from Castilla la Mancha–hence the name–pisto manchego. Packed with flavor, this will light up any dinner table

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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
July 14, 2021

Progress
“Each step upward makes me feel stronger and fit for the next step.”

-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)


One day at a time. One step at a time. Sometimes this journey is a struggle, like we’re trying to conquer some huge mountain. But as long as we keep going, we make progress. And our progress encourages us to keep going. We’re flexing our spiritual muscles, and getting stronger all the time

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.

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/

Thought For The Day: July 13, 2021 “Light & Hope”

Happy Tuesday,

I love sunflowers, they are bright and happy! If you pay attention to them you will see that they lift their faces to the sun and follow it across the sky as if they are watching it. Sunflowers are considered good luck and symbolize light, hope and peace. Stand tall today and feel the sun upon your face and remember that each of us is capable of spreading happiness even with the simplest of things!

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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July Events

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

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

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

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


Spirit Library:

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Isis: the Goddess Who Poisoned the Sun – Egyptian Mythology Explained

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Spiritual Unite:

ORANGE CAT SYMBOLISM | EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Almost every animal holds some sort of symbolic meaning for us.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The Magic of Crows and Ravens

Both crows and ravens have appeared in a number of different mythologies throughout the ages. In some cases, these black-feathered birds are considered an omen of bad tidings, but in others, they may represent a message from the Divine. Here are some fascinating crow and raven folklore to ponder.

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Patheos / New Visions

Listening to Sacred Stillness: Rocking and Feeling the Breeze
GREG RICHARDSON

This summer is an excellent opportunity foe us to spend some time rocking and feeling the breeze.

The last year and a half have been full of anxiety and fear for many of us.

Read more….

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MBG: The Chakra-Balancing Routine That Helps Me Start Every Morning With A Clear Mind

I began experiencing anxiety in my late 20s and can still vividly remember the first time I had a panic attack in public: The accelerated heart rate, sweaty palms, and panicked thoughts alerted me that something was off. Anxiety takes many forms, and it’s been a long journey for me to understand how mine works.

Read more….

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The Jotunar | Understanding the Giants of Norse Mythology

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Elephant Journal: These 10 Jim Morrison Quotes are like Music for the Soul.

Even on the 50th anniversary of his death (July 3rd, 2021), crowds gathered at Jim Morrison’s tomb in Paris’s Père Lachaise cemetery in the pouring rain to pay homage to him.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Grow Gorgeous Sunflowers: Plant Care Tips

Sunflowers have a way of making gardens brighter and happier. They make beautiful and summery cut flowers for vases and bouquets. Sunflowers are also an excellent source of food for the wildlife in your area.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle Star: Altair Spins Fast!

The bright star Altair, aka Alpha Aquilae, shines as the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle. Mostly known for being one of the three Summer Triangle stars, this star is distinctive in its own right. It’s only 16.8 light-years away from Earth, making it one of our nearest stellar neighbors. Plus, it has two more noteworthy features.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Morrigan Didn’t Call You Up Just To Smack You Down
JOHN BECKETT

I’ve written a lot about the Morrigan over the years – much of it at her direction. And I get questions about the Morrigan, especially from people who are just starting out.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Wiccan Goddess Chant

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Inner Journey:

REVIEW AND RECOMMIT

“Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just think: When we are driving, we know where we want to go and we plot out our route. When we plan and prepare a meal, we follow a recipe and monitor the food as it cooks.

How much attention do we give to planning the direction of our lives?

Taking the time to review our quality of life gives us a chance to re-evaluate what we are doing and where we want to go. It lets us fine-tune our direction, to ensure we are on track for what we most want.

Stop and think about your last 6 months. What did you learn? What would you like to do differently? Where do you want to recommit?

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
— A. A. Milne

“Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident.”
— Chuck Knox

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Very often when you just can’t decide between two or more options, It’s because the answer that would most give you peace is actually, “None of the above.”

But not always.

Choose me

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Avocado Watermelon Salad

This is a very healthy, yet delightfully different salad. A flavorful addition could be small slices of red onion.

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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
June 7, 2021

Excellence
“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”

-Helen Keller (1914)


Excellence is difficult to measure. In the Olympics there is a judging system of points and scores to compare the athlete’s performances. But when it comes to our day to day lives, excellence for each one of us is doing the best that we can do. We know when we’re slacking off. We know when we can do better. We’re the only ones who can make that judgment accurately. And when we do strive for excellence, when we put ourselves out there and really give it our all, we know it, we can feel it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything.

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 June 29, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 29, 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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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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I meant to do my work today-
But a brown bird sang in the apple-tree
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
-Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)

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Spirit Library: Freedom From Karmic Constraints (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently we are still processing and integrating the effects of this past weekends Solstice New Moon Solar Eclipse. In this time, we are being offered the healing and resolution of many long standing issues, both from this lifetime and from others.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Sunflower Magic and Folklore

When summer is at its peak, its not uncommon to see rows of sunflowers blooming in all of their colorful glory. Ranging from just a foot or two high to well over eight feet in height, sunflowers come in a variety of yellows and oranges.

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MBG: Weekly Scope: Prepare For More Mercury Retrograde Muddling This Week

Still waiting to run through that Mercury retrograde essential checklist? Hop to it!
Back up all your important data, create stronger passwords, and quickly submit that (almost past due) paperwork. Then, check in with your feelings.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Teeth

1. False or disembodied teeth portend the breakdown of an important relationship in the dreamer’s life – not necessarily a romantic one.
2. If the dreamer dreams of aching teeth, this could be a warning of future health problems, possibly involving the teeth but not necessarily. White and beautiful teeth, on the contrary, portend health and happiness.
3. Broken or decayed teeth imply the need for repair in some department of the dreamer’s life. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge which one.
4. Dreaming of brushing your teeth implies making major and positive changes in your life.
Astrological parallel: Saturn.

astrology.com

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Today’s DIY: Lemon Dandelion Hand Pies || Spiritual and Emotional Cleansing Spell

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Elephant Journal: A Ritual for Energy Protection & Clearing in Troubled Times.

No matter where we stand, it’s clear: powerful shifts are taking place in the world right now.
Many of us find comfort and guidance by looking to the wisdom of the earth and the heavens at times of change and challenge.

Read more…

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Treehugger: 8 Slowest Animals in the World

Some animals just aren’t in a hurry. From sloths to snails, tortoises to slugs, these are some of the slowest animals in the world. While animals like the cheetah and greyhound show off their graceful speed, these creatures are content to amble and creep, moving sometimes just a few feet per minute.

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EarthSky News: Circumpolar stars don’t rise or set

Circumpolar stars stay above the horizon all hours of the day, every day of the year. These stars neither rise nor set but always remain in our sky. Even when you can’t see them – when the sun is out and it’s daytime – these stars are up there, circling endlessly around the sky’s north or south pole.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Sun Magic: Sunrise and Sunset Spells

Sun phases for magic
And just like the moon the sun has phases which can be used to tie in with your magical workings to add an extra boost of power. The sun measures time, where it sits in the sky denotes what time of the day it is, and a sun dial would be quite useless without the sun to cast a shadow! I also think that point between night and day and vice versa, that moment of hand over is quite specia

 

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Pagan Playlist: Stevie Nicks – Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream) (Official Music Video)

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Inner Journey:

CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY TODAY

“It is always your next move.”
— Napoleon Hill

The great benefit of heightened awareness is that we have more choice in how we live our lives. At any moment, we can purposefully choose a new experience for ourselves. We can choose to pay attention, breathe more deeply, laugh, rest, play, appreciate, do something different – the possibilities are endless.

Whenever you remember, TAKE YOURSELF OFF AUTO-PILOT and really examine your situation. Take charge and make a choice that will enrich your experience. At the end of the day, reflect on what happened and how you felt when you chose a new line of thought, feeling or action.

“We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us — how we can take it, what we do with it — and that is what really counts in the end.”
— Joseph Fort Newton

“When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.”
— Tin Cup (the movie)

And remember: “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
— Neil Peart

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
Best friends may tell you what to do. Yep, because that’s what best friends do.

Wise friends, however, wouldn’t dream of it because they understand that they’ll never know of all the secrets that stir in your heart, of your gifts that lie in waiting, or of the plans that we have made.

S-h-h-h-h-h,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms

“Chicken and artichokes are perfect partners. Although this is a quick and easy recipe, it has a fairly upscale flavor profile. Serving suggestions are rice, noodles, riced cauliflower, or zucchini noodles.”

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

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
June 29, 2020

Gardening
“My garden is an honest place. Every tree and every vine are incapable of concealment, and tell after two or three months exactly what sort of treatment they have had. The sower may mistake and sow his peas crookedly: the peas make no mistake but come and show his line.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

 
How does your garden grow? Remember that line from a nursery rhyme? Now we can see how it applies to the ‘big picture.’ What choices are we making? What colors are we choosing for our palette? Do we have some vegetables in the mix? Some fragrant flowers? Are we showing our garden enough tender-loving-care? We will harvest our rewards, and they can be as bountiful as we want them to be!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to yourself.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 11, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 11, 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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Ah, happy day, refuse to go!
Hang in the heavens forever so!
Forever in midafternoon,
Ah, happy day of happy June!

-Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (1835-1921)

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Pioneer Thinking: Sunflowers – What You Thought You Knew

Growing sunflowers has been apart of our culture for years, this article is to give you some information you did not know about sunflowers, including its uses, origin, and huge market

https://pioneerthinking.com/sunflowers-what-you-thought-you-knew

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ThoughtCo: The Magical Moon Garden

Many Pagans love to garden, but a lot of people don’t realize you can grow plants and flowers that bloom at night. Cultivating a moon garden is a great way to get in touch with nature, and it provides a beautiful and fragrant backdrop for your moonlight rituals in the summer.

https://www.learnreligions.com/the-magical-moon-garden-2562382

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Beliefnet: Chakra Clearing to Connect With the Angels

If you are serious about connecting with the angels, then it’s important for you to learn how to clear your chakras. When these psychic energy centers are dirty and aren’t functioning correctly, your ability to receive messages from the angels is diminished.

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Spirit Library: With Your LightBody, You have to Choose where to “put” Your Energy…

It’s nothing like “before”….

You all know me, I change words to a multi-dimensional (vibrational) understanding, instead of a linear one. This article I break down a bit more of “how” your LightBody (SoulBody/Photonic Light integrated into your form) works….. There’s so many “pieces and parts”… and every “piece” is a bit different based upon the current vibration/energy and circumstances…. which changes in every nano-second too.

https://spiritlibrary.com/lisa-transcendence-brown/with-your-lightbody-you-have-to-choose-where-to-put-your-energy

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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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Elephant Journal: 3 Quick Meditations for Quieting our Mental Pests.

I had some work to do.
As a young divorcee, I wanted to rediscover my own strength and build a foundation before I partnered up with someone new.

I needed to calm down the hyperactive hamsters running around in my brain so that I could hear the quiet voice in my heart that held the answers that I needed to rediscover myself

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/3-quick-meditations-for-quieting-our-mental-pests-rebecca-west/

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MNN: The earliest sunrise of the year isn’t on the summer solstice

The summer solstice, which falls on June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, offers more total sunlight than any other day of the year. It would seem to make sense, then, for the summer solstice to also feature the year’s earliest sunrise and latest sunset.
https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/earliest-sunrise-year-isnt-summer-solstice

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica on June 11 and 12

On June 11 and 12, 2019, use the waxing gibbous moon to find Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. In fact, Spica is Virgo’s one and only 1st-magnitude star. Although the bright moon will wipe out a number of fainter stars from the canopy of night tonight, bright Spica should withstand the moonlit glare. If you have trouble seeing Spica, place your finger over the moon and look for a bright star near

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-spica-on-june-11-and-12

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Today’s Deity: Mawu

Mawu (alternately: Mahu) is a creator goddess, associated with the sun and moon in Dahomey mythology. In some myths, she is the wife of the male god Lisa. Mahu and Lisa are the children of Nana Buluku, and are the parents of Xevioso.

After creating the earth and all life and everything else on it, she became concerned that it might be too heavy, so she asked the primeval serpent, Aido Hwedo, to curl up beneath the earth and thrust it up in the sky

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mawu

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Patheos-Pagan: Connecting with the Faeries

Warmer weather returns and surely you are starting to see some suspect ‘fairy’ activity going on. You may start to notice things missing. Only to find them in a place that you swear you have looked a thousand times before. If they are happy, your garden will flourish.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2019/06/connecting-with-the-faeries/

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Inner Journey:

MY WILL OR DIVINE WILL?

“It is important not to ‘need’ what you are calling to you but rather to have a certain detachment about it. Let it be all right if it doesn’t come, or if it comes in a different form than what you expect. After you have asked for something, surrender to whatever comes as being appropriate.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

“Acceptance says, True, this is my situation at the moment. I’ll look unblinkingly at the reality of it. But I’ll also open my hands to accept willingly whatever a loving Father sends me.”
— Catherine Marshall

“This business of hozho. The way I understand it … I’ll use an example. Terrible drought, crops dead, sheep dying. Spring dried out. No water. The Hopi, or the Christian, maybe the Moslem, they pray for rain. The Navajo has the proper ceremony done to restore himself to harmony with the drought. You see what I mean. The system is designed to recognize what’s beyond human power to change, and then to change the human’s attitude to be content with the inevitable.”
— in ‘Sacred Clowns’ by Tony Hillerman

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

What if you’re actually an ancient gladiator of love and joy, who agreed to visit Earth during these primitive years to spark some new thinking, share a few smiles, and help others live deliberately as they discover they too are as awesome as you?
Just sayin’ –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Mint Punch

Mint is a favorite addition to many summer drinks, including this punch with ginger ale and lemon juice. Here is a recipe for making fresh mint punch.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Fresh-Mint-Punch-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
June 11, 2019

Words

“You can stroke people with words.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

What would we do without language? This is how we communicate. Words by themselves are so innocuous, but when we put them together, combine them together in such a way, they can be bitterly poisonous, or powerfully healing. Words can carry with them so much meaning. Through words we can express tenderness, and compassion.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post 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 May 24, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 24, 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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I lie stretched out upon the window-seat
And doze, and read a page or two, and doze,
And feel the air like water on me close,
Great waves of sunny air that lip and beat
With a small noise, monotonous and sweet,
Against the window-and the scent of cool,
Frail flowers by some brown and dew-drenched pool
Possesses me from drowsy head to feet.
-Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943)

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Spiritual Unite: Awakening Your Light Body – Higher Consciousness

In order to move to higher levels of consciousness and reap all the benefits of doing so, you will first need to undergo light body activation – the act of awakening your light body.
The light body is thought of as one level below the soul, but one level above the chakras of the subtle body

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/awakening-your-light-body-higher-consciousness/

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ThoughtCo: Sunflower Magic and Folklore

When summer is at its peak, its not uncommon to see rows of sunflowers blooming in all of their colorful glory. Ranging from just a foot or two high to well over eight feet in height, sunflowers come in a variety of yellows and oranges. Sunflowers have been growing in North America for ages, so there is a significant amount of folklore surrounding them. Let’s look at some of the superstitions and customs about sunflowers from various cultures and societies

https://www.learnreligions.com/sunflower-magic-and-folklore-2562037

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Daily Good: Kitbull: A Moving Story of Friendship Between Dog and Cat

In this heartwarming Pixar short, an unlikely friendship forms when a stray cat encounters an abused pit bull. Together, the pair discovers that trust and companionship can mend even the most painful of wounds. Watch their journey unfold here.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8380

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The Wild Hunt: The great hunt for Witch bottles project

LONDON – The United Kingdom Arts and Humanities Research Council is currently funding a project based on witch bottles, in an effort to understand more about this type of practice. It’s being helmed by Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), “an experienced and innovative archaeology and built heritage practice” and MOLA’s finds specialist Nigel Jeffries is in charge, along with Owen Davies, and Ceri Houlbrook from the University of Hertfordshire – both experts in the history of witchcraft and magic

Read more……………..

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Today’s Deity: Sirona (Celtic-Gaulish)

In Celtic polytheism, Sirona was a goddess worshipped predominantly in East Central Gaul and along the Danubian limes. A healing deity, she was associated with healing springs; her attributes were snakes and eggs. She was sometimes depicted with Apollo Grannus or Apollo Borvo. She was particularly worshipped by the Treveri in the Moselle Valley.

Read more…. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirona

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MNN: 19 weird and wonderful turtle and tortoise species

It’s not hard to love turtles and tortoises. They’re often cute in their own weird, sometimes freaky way and always fascinating. But despite how much we think we know about these reptiles, many species can take us by surprise with particularly strange adaptations and remarkable abilities. Here, we celebrate many species of strange and adorable turtles and tortoises.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/19-weird-and-wonderful-turtle-and-tortoise-species

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EarthSky News: 2019’s closest far-moon on May 26

On May 26, 2019, the moon will be at last quarter. And the moon will also be at apogee, its farthest point from Earth for this month. As it happens, this is the year’s closest coincidence of a last quarter moon with lunar apogee. The close alignment the two events gives us the closest lunar apogee – the closest far-moon – of 2019

https://earthsky.org/tonight/2019s-closest-far-moon-on-may-26

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Patheos-Pagan: About Naming Ostara, Litha, and Mabon

Jason Mankey has encouraged me to explain yet again how and why I came up with those names. I suppose that may be useful. Over the years people have wanted to argue with me about which Sabbat Mabon should be associated with. Their arguments have been sensible, but not relevant, because that is not the question I was trying to answer. My question was, What myth might have been associated with the fall equinox? So why was I asking that? The story began when I was 13.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/aidankelly/2017/05/naming-ostara-litha-mabon/

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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 part of 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 essence of 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 opens to 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

Big dreams come true as easily as little ones.

Rich dreams come true as easily as poor ones.

Friendly dreams come true as easily as lonely ones.

And you and I will be together, until the end of time.

So…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Beverage Recipes

Adding fresh or frozen strawberries to your beverage creates a delicious fruity drink.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Recipes/Beverages/Fruit/Strawberry-Beverage-Recipes.html

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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
May 2019

Present

“The older one gets the more one feels that the present must be enjoyed: it is a precious gift, comparable to a state of grace.”

-Madame Curie, 1928

We do become more wise as we get older – and part of that is understanding the precious value of the present moment. Maybe it is because we have more of a past to look back on, so we can see just where and when we experienced the most beautiful times of our lives. And maybe it is because we have had more time to enjoy the moments, and we know how good that feels.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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/