Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 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 “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Hold the Vision of a Better Future

We are living in a profoundly transformative time where all of humanity is being called to awaken, heal and evolve. As a result, it is a chaotic and challenging time as the external world reflects the incredible transition we are moving through.

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Norse Pagan Symbols: The Valknut

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Spiritual Unite: OAK TREE SYMBOLISM – BE STRONG AND STAND TALL

The Oak tree has a rich symbolism associated with it, with cultures from all across the world regarding it with reverence.

In particular, European and US traditions have held the Oak tree in the highest esteem.

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Imbolc Altar

It’s Imbolc, and that’s the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to honor the Celtic goddess Brighid, in her many aspects. However, other than having a giant statue of Brighid on your altar, there are a number of ways you can set up for the season.

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Patheos / New Visions: Monastic Strategies: How Do We Learn to Let Go?

Many of us believe, whether we realize it or not, it is better to hold on than to let go.

We have worked hard for what we have and do not want to lose the rewards of all our effort and persistence. Some of us learned to apply ourselves and take care of what we have wisely.

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MBG: 50+ Morning Affirmations To Set The Tone For Your Entire Day

Affirmations are a powerful tool that can be used by people of any age (kids included!). When repeated in the morning, affirmations can help get the day started on the right foot and prepare you to take action in pursuit of your goals. Here, we break down how affirmations work, plus over 50 to try in the morning to get positivity flowing right off the bat.

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Today’s DIY: DIY Altar Makeover by a Forest Witch | EXTRA Enchanted

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Elephant Journal: Deep Feminine Roots: An Ode to our Magic & Power.

Back to the roots
To the caves of wombs
Dark mysterious pools
Dip a toe in
Feel your low belly
Magic lives there
It will never die.

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MBG; How To Pull A Single Tarot Card For Quick Insight Anytime You Need It

Tarot card reading is a mystical practice that’s been around for centuries (its roots trace back to the European Renaissance). From forecasting to self-inquiry, tarot readings can offer valuable insight into anything you’re curious about, as they help create the right conditions to access your own intuition

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter is easy to spot

Tonight – or any winter evening – look for the constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s probably the easiest to pick out of all the constellations in the Northern Hemisphere winter sky (Southern Hemisphere summer sky). It’s identifiable by Orion’s Belt, three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row at the mid-section of the Hunter.

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Patheos-Pagan: ABCs of Conjure Curios: Magical Tools for Crisis Management

In times of crisis, people often turn to ancestral folk magic or “Conjure” to channel their own power and that of natural tools into positive outcomes.

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Pagan Playlist: May the circle be open | |Wiccan Chants | | Nature chants | | Pagan songs | | Bunny Lo

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Inner Journey: THE KEY TO CREATIVITY

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge islimited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

Do you know the key to creativity?

It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.

Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots of different seeds to chart new paths in our brains.

“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in amuseum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardwarestore and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Just remember most people are so beguiled by your charm and inspired by your choices, they simply forget to say, “Thank you,” “please,” and “I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY!” as often as they feel the urge.

Let’s not be one of those people.

“Thank you, please, I LOVE YOU like CRAZY!”

Clutch,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vietnamese Lemongrass Meatballs

We enjoy these tasty meatballs served over a bowl of rice or wrapped in lettuce cups. They’re balanced with flavors of spicy, salty, tangy, and sweet, and also make wonderful appetizers. Leftover meatballs may be stored in the freezer in a resealable plastic bag.

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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 21, 2021

Sleep


“Of all the soft, delicious functions of nature this is the chiefest; what a happiness it is to man, when the anxieties and passions of the day are over.”

-Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)


Sometimes it just feels like a big relief to finally crawl into bed at night. Knowing that the day is done, that we’ve done all we can do with the time that we had, we can sleep peacefully. Tomorrow is another day. The sun comes up in the morning and we begin again. But while we sleep, we can be still. It is a simple pleasure to close our eyes and tie the day up with a sigh.

-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. 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 12, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 12, 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 “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20

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Spirit Library: Clash of the Old & New (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Collectively this is a critical moment where the old and the new are clashing. There is an explosive element to the energy which is causing life to be pretty unpredictable.

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Forever Conscious: Capricorn New Moon Ritual January 2021

The Capricorn New Moon on January 12/13th, 2021 whispers – you can do hard things.

The cosmic energy around this New Moon is rich in layers and may evoke stirrings of the past. But as the first New Moon of the year, it also offers us the opportunity to begin again.

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ThoughtCo: How to Perform a New Moon Ritual

The new moon is the birthing cycle of the moon’s various phases. It is also an opportune time to attract your heartfelt longings by doing a moon ritual focused on manifestation.

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Patheos / New Visions: Wherever We Go

We live between the edge we look out from

and the edge beyond which we can’t see.

What we see as real may expand when

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MBG: 6 Ways To Connect To The Driven Energy Of Capricorn’s New Moon

Start your year with intention! The first new moon on the annual calendar is one of the best starting blocks for your visionary plans.

Feel free to be ambitious because the inaugural lunar lift of 2021 takes place in high-achieving Capricorn on Wednesday, January 13, at 12 a.m. EST (late Tuesday, January 12, in many places

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New Moon Abundance Checks

New Moon Abundance check writing is a ritual for
manifesting, using the energy of the New Moon each
month along with Astrology and the house
the new moon touches on for you!

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Today’s DIY: How to Grow Ginger in Containers And Get a Huge Harvest

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Elephant Journal: The First New Moon of 2021 & the Learning Triangle: There are Decisions to be Made

The First New Moon of 2021 & The Rare Astrological Learning Triangle—There Are Decisions To Be Made.
Our questions won’t be answered until we’re ready for the truth.

On Tuesday, January 12th or 13th, depending upon the location, we will experience the first New Moon of 2021 in Capricorn and welcome in the dawn of being ready for the next chapter of our lives no matter what it may hold.

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Treehugger: Why Does My Dog Stare at Me?

If you’ve ever had a dog, it’s likely that, at one time or another, you’ve taken part in a staring contest with your pet. You or something you’re doing becomes the center of attention and there’s no breaking focus.

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Bustle: 6 Dos & Don’ts During January’s New Moon

New Year’s Day is great and all, but the real crown jewel for 2021 manifesting is the January 2021 new moon, which hits on the night of January 12 (or just after midnight on January 13, if you’re on the east coast). This is the first significant lunation to take place since the start of 2021 — and the first new moon to rise since the chaos of eclipse season fall 2020 — so all zodiac signs will want to know how to take advantage of the January 2021 new moon.

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Patheos-Pagan: Discovering Your New Tarot Deck With A Discovery Spread

Most days I think Tarot Decks are like Tattoos, you can’t have just one. Each one explores something different in a unique way. There will be images that speak to you in a variety of ways. Getting to know your newest deck is part of the fun. After you birth your new deck you are ready to start the process of getting to know it with a discovery spread.

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Pagan Playlist: Trismegistia – Hounds of Hekate (Official Pagan Music Video)

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Inner Journey: WHAT IS SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS?

“You are a holistic being with both nondualistic energy and the energy of the physical plane as a part of your being at your disposal.”
— Wayne Dyer

Andrew Schneider helps us understand our human experience of being soul. He says, “Soul consciousness arises when we stand facing in opposite directions at the same time – toward eternity and toward time, toward infinity and toward space, toward unity and toward complexity. We stand in that dualism without being dualistic, for in consciousness we can accommodate the opposites. We do this by identifying with both. This identification results in the experience of being an individual while at the same time being the whole, and finding no contradiction in this experience.”

“Give your difference, welcome my difference, unify all difference in the larger whole — such is the law of growth. The unifying of difference is the eternal process of life — the creative synthesis, the highest act of creation.”
— M. P. Follett

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that your boldest dreams today, like a thriving business and a steady income and when you have financial security for myself and family, will one day just be memories that make you smile, like learning to read, riding a bike, and Hula-Hooping.

Dang, you’re so “on it” this lifetime.

Your biggest fan

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake

This is a really simple, yet very tasty cake. You can use rice flour or something other than wheat. You can also add chocolate chips and, or nuts.

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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
January 12, 202
1

Speech
“Speech is silvern, silence is golden; speech is human, silence is divine.”

-German Proverb


Sometimes we can’t help ourselves, we go on and on thinking we need to fill the empty spaces with words. But the truth is that a lot of communication happens in the silence. We relate to each other on a whole different level when we have time to just “be” with each other. Silence invites God to be a part of the conversation

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures.

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 31, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 31, 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: Exhale….& Breathe (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With this Full Moon there is a growing sense of peace. A stillness that reflects the moment before the exhale. In this moment we are pregnant with possibility, gathering the energy

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The Cottage Fairy: choosing to accept your personality – a New Year Resolve

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Spiritual Unite: HAZEL TREE SYMBOLISM – ABUNDANCE AND LOVE

Hazel tree symbolism has played a part in the cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean for thousands of years.

Although different cultures see different meanings, all seem to agree on the magical properties of this sacred tree

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ThoughtCo: Magical Pagan and Wiccan Symbols

In modern Paganism, many traditions use symbols as part of ritual, or in magic. Some symbols are used to represent elements, others to represent ideas. These are a few of the more commonly used symbols in Wicca and other forms of Paganism today.

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Patheos / New Visions: Finding It

How will you ever find peace

unless you yield to love?

—Rabia

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MBG: 9 Rituals For Release & Renewal So You Can Leave 2020 Behind

2020 has been a wild ride, to say the least. But with a new year upon us, there’s no better time to try a ritual for releasing the old and welcoming the new.

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Manifesting New Year Goals with Sigil Magic, Intention & Spell Work – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: 12 Unique & Nourishing Ways to Ring in the New Year from Home.

Thinking about what we were unknowingly sliding into last New Year’s Eve—a worldwide coronavirus crisis—it’s no wonder that a lot of people aren’t excited about this turn of the year.

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Treehugger: Man Rescues 16 Pets From Burning Building
Keith Walker saved a community group’s 10 dogs and six cats from an Atlanta fire.

Ten cats and six dogs are safe thanks to the quick thinking of Keith Walker, a homeless man in Atlanta who saw a home burning and darted in to help save them.

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EarthSky News: Star Sirius rings in New Year!

Want to surprise and impress your friends on New Year’s Eve? Show them Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, sometimes called the Dog Star because it’s part of the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Sirius might also be called the New Year’s star. It’ll celebrate the birth of 2021 and every new year by reaching its highest point in the sky around the stroke of midnight. That’s the case this year, and every year.

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Patheos-Pagan: Ways to Magically Welcome the New Year

I love the week between Christmas and New Year, and always look forward to the new year arriving. It is such a liminal space, and the quiet limbo of the week is a welcome respite from all the celebrating and anticipation that fills the weeks before this time.

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Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Salt (Lyric Video)

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Inner Journey: THE KEY TO THE FUTURE

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.”
— John Schaar

We’ve been taught to look forward to our future. Somehow, we believe, things will be better then. But the future is not available to be lived – we can only live NOW. So what are we doing to live best right now? What are we doing now that will bear fruitwhen we reach some future now?

“Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”
— Roger Babson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you were able to look back at your most brilliant successes, stunning comebacks, amazing catches, and smokin’ ideas and you were to find that virtually all of them seemed to materialize out of thin air, when you least expected them, and that they had exceeded even your greatest expectations at the time, how excited would you be about the new year and whatever else I’ve got up my sleeve?

Hubba, hubba –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Chocolate and red wine are two things that go so well together. Combining them on a cold winter night and topping it off with a creamy froth and a sprinkle of grated chocolate will make you feel all warm and cozy inside.

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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 31, 2020

Goals
“What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.”

-Anna Jameson, 1855


We wouldn’t aspire to something if it wasn’t within our capability to achieve it. We can see, both literally and figuratively, ahead as far as we want to go. Because we can perceive something means that it is already a part of us. Distance, whether in time or space, is all relative.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Biddy Tarot: Make The Most Of Your Year With A New Year Tarot Spread

It’s that time of the year again when many of us go into a mad panic thinking, “Where on earth did the year go? And what’s up ahead in the new year?”

I can’t help but wonder if people allow the year to disappear without really living it or being truly present in every moment.

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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 21, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 21, 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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A Yuletide Toast

See the Yule log draped with holly, glossy green and scarlet hued;

Adorned with ribbons and with gifts that Mother Nature grew.

Shaped by hands both large and small, a labor of love and joy;

To celebrate the Suns rebirth and a brand new season to enjoy.

So gather round and raise a cup to toast both log and coming light;

We’ll keep our vigil by the fire on this the longest night.

© CatSister/LBolotin

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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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“The Holly King, represents the Death aspect of the God at this time of year; and the Oak King, represents the opposite aspect of Rebirth (these roles are reversed at Midsummer). This can be likened to the Divine Child’s birth. The myth of the Holly King/Oak King probably originated from the Druids to whom these two trees were highly sacred. The Oak King (God of the Waxing Year) kills the Holly King (God of the Waning Year) at Yule (the Winter Solstice). The Oak King then reigns supreme until Litha (the Summer Solstice) when the two battle again, this time with the Holly King victorious. Examples of the Holly King’s image can be seen in our modern Santa Claus.”

Yule and Its Lore

gardendigest.com

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Spirituality & Health: Elves and More: Embracing Enchantment
BY SARAH BOWEN


Look beyond Santa and enjoy inspiration from elves, the fae, and other not-so-hidden creatures.

“The Kingdom of Elves was inside of the Land of Ireland. It lived in its bosom, concealed in its own light, in its days and cycles.

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crystal life: 8 Crystals for the Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice has been a time of magic for millennia. Celebrated around the globe, the Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and the longest night. The Winter Solstice represents rebirth, a time of reflection, a time of celebrations, and rituals. For centuries, and still to this day, the celebration of Yule occurs during the Winter Solstice. Yule began with the Germanic people and celebrates the rebirth of the sun and welcomes the season of winter. The Winter Solstice marks the changes of seasons and is a perfect time to cleanse and smudge your spaces.

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Plants of the Winter Solstice

In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants. Yule, the winter solstice,

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Magical Firestarters for Yule – How to Make Fire starters, How to Celebrate Yule – Magical Crafting

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Patheos Pagan: A Simple Solstice Ritual For Anyone

There is something powerful in a simple ritual that you know many other people are also doing – even if you’re separated by time, place, and pandemic. It brings a sense of togetherness and the feel of participating in making a pattern.

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MBG: How To Approach Wintertime If This Season Has You Feeling Down

Winter can be tough, especially if you live in a harsher climate. Days are short, nights are long, and the cold can get in the way of your typical pastimes.

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Worts + Cunning Apothecary: Darkest Night : A Winter Solstice Tarot Spread

As we celebrate the longest night of the year we have an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and our desires as they are reflected back at us by the dark mirror of night. The following spread plays with image of the mirror as well as the promise of growing light, helping us to seed our dreams and plant promises for the months ahead.

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Today’s DIY: Yule Goddess Ornaments! Pagan-Witchcraft-Wicca-witch-winter solstice

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Elephant Journal: 3 Ways to Create a Beautiful Winter Solstice Ritual & Find Light in the Darkness.

The winter solstice means “Rebirth of the Sun” or “New Beginnings,” and in the United States, it occurs on Monday, December 21, 2020.
The winter solstice is celebrated, not only as the year’s shortest day, but of the sun’s steady climb toward the long, warm days of summer.

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DARIDEL – Yule (Official Video)

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Treehugger: Garden Cuttings for the Prettiest Winter Decor
The winter garden may seem quiet, but it’s filled with all-natural decorations.

Most of us like to bring some cheer into our homes over the festive season. For many, that involves a Christmas tree. But unless your tree is a living one, and your decorations are all-natural and plastic-free, this is not the most sustainable of choices.

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EarthSky News: Solstice sun at southernmost point

You might think of the solstice as a day, but it’s really a moment. The December solstice happens at 10:02 UTC on December 21, 2020. That time – the moment of solstice – marks the sun’s southernmost point for this year.

Here in North America, the solstice happens on December 21 (5:02 a.m.EST, 4:02 a.m. p.m. CST, 3:02 a.m. MST, 2:02 a.m. PST, 1:02 a.m. Alaskan Time and 12:02 a.m. Hawaiian Time). When is the moment of solstice for your location? Translate December 21 at 10:02 UTC to your time zone, here.

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic: Yule/Winter Solstice Spells

We could all do with a little boost to our abundance and prosperity at this time of year. Here I share a couple of ideas to work magic with your festive decorations and bring positive energy into your home. I have used prosperity as the intent, but you could work magic with them for anything.

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Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Yule (Winter Solstice Song)

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Inner Journey: THE GIFT OF JOY

“Joy is prayer – Joy is strength – Joy is love – Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
— Mother Teresa

Some people unconsciously believe it’s not okay to feel more joyful than the people around them. Out of a mistaken sense of caring, they squelch their joy and tune in to the sadness of the one they are with.

In truth, joy is one of the greatest gifts we can give to people around us. Those who are unhappy need our joy, not our sadness.

“Never miss a joy in this world of trouble … that’s my theory! … Happiness, like mercy, is twice blest: it blesses those most intimately associated with it and it blesses all those who see it, hear it, touch it orbreathe the same atmosphere.”
— Kate Douglas Wiggin

higherawareness.com

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“Yule, is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half. Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day. Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, much celebration was to be had as the ancestors awaited the rebirth of the Oak King, the Sun King, the Giver of Life that warmed the frozen Earth and made her to bear forth from seeds protected through the fall and winter in her womb. Bonfires were lit in the fields, and crops and trees were “wassailed” with toasts of spiced cider.”

Yule Lore

gardendigest.com

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Today’s Recipe: Herbed Pomegranate Salsa

A delightfully different salsa for the true salsa lover, this bittersweet salsa is often found in Mexican cuisine as well as Persian.

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Winter Solstice/Yule Correspondences

December 21 (approximately)

Colors: Red, Green, White, Gold, Silver

Sacred Stones: Quartz Crystal, Turquoise, Lemon Quartz, Peridot, Serpentine, Garnet, Bloodstone, Ruby, Black Onyx

Herbs: All evergreens, Bay, Blessed Thistle, Chamomile, Ash, Holly, Mistletoe, Ivy, Pine/Fir cones, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Myrrh

Symbols: Yule Log or Tree, evergreen wreaths, holly/mistletoe, Cinnamon sticks, Bells, Spinning Wheels

Dieties: The Holly King, Apollo, Dagda, Brigid, Odin. Osiris, Hathor, Ixchel, Hecate, the Norn’s, all Winter Fae

Food & Drink: Roast fowl, dried fruit, ham, apples, oranges, nuts, mulled cider/wine

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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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 2020

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

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day

Dec, 10 Hanukkah

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

Dec,15 National Cat Herders Day

Dec. 20 Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice/Winter Begins

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

Dec. 23 Festivus

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 Celtic Tree month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 26 Kwanzaa

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

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

Dec. 31 Hogmanay

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

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

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Reiki for Good Luck | Energy Healing

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Spiritual Unite: LYNX SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – USE YOUR PATIENCE

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

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ThoughtCo: Thoth, Egyptian Scribe God of Wisdom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Today’s DIY: Use Cinnamon for Holiday Decorating

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

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Treehugger: 9 Stylish and Sustainable Ways to Wrap Gifts

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

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EarthSky News: Spectacular! Moon and Venus before sunrise

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

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Patheos-Pagan: Kolyada: The Old Slavic Winter Solstice

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

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Pagan Playlist: Anishinaabe Spirit Bear Song

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Inner Journey: DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

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

How do you see yourself as unlovable?

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

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

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

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

Whooo-hoooo!

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

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

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

Definitely two thumbs-up.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Chocolate Muffins

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

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
December 10, 2020

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

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


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

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 18, 2020 “New Moon Edition”

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 18, 2020 “New Moon Edition”

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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Aug 18 New Moon 7:41 pm PST/ 8:41 pm MST/ 10:41 pm EST

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New Moon / Balsamic Moon

Time: From the day of the new moon until 3 days after.

In astronomical terminology, the phrase new moon is the lunar phase that occurs when the Moon, in its monthly orbital motion around Earth, lies between Earth and the Sun and is therefore in conjunction with the Sun as seen from Earth. At this time, the dark (unilluminated) portion of the Moon faces almost directly toward Earth, so that the Moon is not visible to the naked eye.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_moon

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Spirit Library: New Structures of Light (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we continue to process and integrate the Lionsgate energies we are entering into a significant period of change within ourselves. Our entire system is being rewired to hold within us a new structure of light energy that will entirely transform the energetic circuitry of our bodies.

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New Moon Abundance Cheques

For manifesting what you need by using the energy of the new moon.

https://newmooncheck.com/abundance-check/

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New Moon Meditation | Aug. 18, 2020

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ThoughtCo: New Beginnings Ritual 

There are many times in our life when all of us feel like we need a new start. Whether it’s at the beginning of a new year, a new moon phase, or even just because we’re having tough times in our life, sometimes it helps to sit down, breathe a bit, and focus on making things change

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MBG: 3 Big Astrology Transits Will Make This Week Feel Action-Packed

This week, there’s a new moon in Leo and the sun moves into Virgo for a while. Here, the AstroTwins share how to balance the confident and bold energy of the lion with the meticulous vibe of the maiden.

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THE AUGUST NEW MOON IN LEO WANTS TO SEE YOU SHINE

On August 18, 2020, at 7:42 p.m. Pacific Time, the new moon will be at 26°35’ of Leo.

“We all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun.” At this new moon, John Lennon’s lyrics make an excellent mantra! True, some of us may feel more comfortable seeking the spotlight than others. But the Leo new moon inspires each of us with the burning desire to shine in our own one-of-a-kind way.

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Frugally Sustainable: New Moon Herbal Salt Detox Bath

…when the Moon goes dark — not visible in the sky at all — this is the perfect opportunity to discard things in your life you do not want.

The day of the New Moon — the day before and the day after also — is a fortunate, blessed time. A time for ::

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Energy Muse: Your New Moon Wishes Practice

The New Moon symbolizes new beginnings and a fresh start, making it the ideal time to make wishes and set new intentions. And it’s the perfect time to bring back one of our favorite lunar practices: the New Moon Wishes ritual.

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EarthSky News:  Great Square points to Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, look for the nearest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. It’s becoming well placed for evening viewing from Northern Hemisphere locations. The Great Square of Pegasus is a great jumping-off point for finding the famous Andromeda galaxy, also known to astronomers as Messier 31.

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Pagan Playlist: Prayer to the new moon

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Inner Journey:

BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN SUCCESS

“What you believe yourself to be, you are.”
— Claude M. Bristol

Do you believe, deep down inside of you, that you can succeed in what you want to do?

Beliefs are strong, and they have the power to attract what is believed to us. If we doubt our ability to succeed, if we in fact believe we WON’T succeed, then sure enough, that’s what will happen.

What do you believe about yourself? You have the power to change your beliefs, and that will change your outcome. Set goals you believe you can accomplish. Your beliefs will shape your actions. As you achieve these goals, you’ll begin to believe you are capable of succeeding and of doing even more.

“It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.”
— Albert Einstein

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”
— Dr. David Schwartz

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Recipe:  Cooking with the Moon phases

The power of the moon is incredibly strong and affects our moods and emotions. And most of us will be used to working with the cycles of the moon rather than against them, going with the flow so to speak can make our lives much easier. We can also tailor the foods we eat to the phases of the moon to tap into that power and to work with the rhythm of our bodies and emotions too.

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Magical Correspondences for the New Moon

The most powerful time of this moon phase is the night of the New Moon itself when the moon is completely dark. This between worlds time is very powerful and a great time for divination, new ventures, and new beginnings.

This phase also symbolizes the goddess as Crone and Dark Lady.
(Hecate, Kali, Uma, Mut, Nephthys, Tiamat, Circe, Cybele, Ereshkigal, Ala, Asase Yaa, Caillech, Persephone, Cerridwen, Scathach, Hel, Morrigan, Baba Yaga, Bast)

New beginnings, personal growth, health, gardening, job hunting, banishing, divination, and dark magic

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Image found HERE

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from Biddy Tarot: New Moon Manifestation Tarot Spread

The moon’s phases impact the oceans – the rising and lowering of the tides (ebbs and flows), the hunting and breeding cycles of animals, and the growth of plants.

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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 December 10, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 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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Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
-James Beard, American chef (1903-85)

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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.

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ThoughtCo: What Is a Hedge Witch? Practices and Beliefs

There are a lot of different belief systems in modern Paganism, and one that’s seeing a resurgence in popularity is the path of the hedge witch. Although there are a lot of different definitions of what a hedge witch is and does, you’ll find that for the most part, there’s a lot of work with herbal magic, as well as an emphasis on nature.

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MBG: Tarot Spreads For Navigating Change & Finishing Out The Year Strong

When you’re faced with any kind of transition, it can be helpful to have an anchor: something that reminds you to stay steady, check in with yourself, and move forward in a way that is true and authentic to you. Tarot and oracle cards can be just that. Pulling your own cards is a beautiful ritual in moments of change and uncertainty. And feeling into the lesson behind each one is an exercise in intuition and trust.

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Daily Good: How Place Can Connect Us to Gratitude

“Certain places can evoke a profound experience of gratitude for us. Have you ever noticed how your favorite bakery, or neighborhood park, or familiar church, or your own living room, can bring you profound gratitude that you feel in your body?…Place connects us to gratitude, and gratitude connects us to place. And this gratitude also finds its place in our bodies. As we find gratitude in a sense of place like a retreat center, our home, a park, a library or bookstore, we also find gratitude in a sense of place within our hearts and bodies.” { read more }

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Elephant Journal: The Game-Changing Astrology of 2020: Awakenings, Transformation & Rebirth.

No matter what your sign, the astrology of 2020 will be a game changer.
With combinations in play that haven’t been seen in over three decades, momentous things are on the horizon.

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MNN: 13 perfect snowflakes captured in photos

Snowflakes — those intricate, one-of-a-kind ice crystals — form when precipitation falls through varying levels of humidity and temperatures in the air. While plenty has been written about the science of snow, we’re focusing on the sheer beauty of them. Here are some to study and admire, with a nod to some beautiful frost as well

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EarthSky News: See Venus-Saturn pairing on December 10

Depending on where you live worldwide, Venus and Saturn will snuggle up most closely together on the sky’s dome on December 10 or 11, 2019. On either date, though, Venus and Saturn will appear plenty close together in your sky. For the next several days, look for this bright pair of lights to pop out rather low in the southwest as dusk ebbs into nightfall.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Tiptoeing Toward the Otherfolk

I’ll be straight-up honest with you: since childhood the Otherworld and its denizens, the Otherfolk, have pretty much scared the ever-lovin’ snot out of me.
My reaction goes well beyond “healthy respect”; it’s more of an avoid-at-all-costs kind of thing, which—

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Inner Journey:

HONESTY

“Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

What level of honesty are you living now? How honest are you with strangers, institutions and businesses, acquaintances, friends, family, spouse? How honest are you with yourself?

“Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
— Walter Anderson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

When you look into the mirror do you look for what you love most?

Do you look for me?

Do you smile?

Did you just ask, “Is there any other reason to look into a mirror?”

Smartie,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quick & Easy: Crunchy Holiday Cinnamon-Cranberry-Oatmeal Cookies

Scents and memories of past holidays are awakened when I bake these crispy wonders.
The recipe was first gifted to me one grey December day, years ago, by a lovely cafe owner. These cookies speak of the warmth, sharing, and connection that this season is really all about. So sweet and delish, you’ll forget they’re vegan.

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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
December 10, 2019 

Environment

“I believe natural beauty has a necessary place in the spiritual development of any individual or any society. I believe that whenever we destroy beauty, or whenever we substitute something man-made and artificial for a natural feature of the earth, we have retarded some part of man’s spiritual growth.”

-Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

When we talk about the oneness of the universe – we’re not just talking about people. We live with and amongst nature. We share this planet with everything that is here. We’re all made up of the same “stuff.” We need nature and it’s nutrients to nourish ourselves! Nature nourishes our bodies, and it also nurtures our spirit. The profound peace that we feel when we are in the mountains, or under a starry sky, is food for our soul.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward.

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 October 31, 2019 “Samhain Edition”

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 31, 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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“Perhaps the most famous icon of the holiday is the jack-o-lantern. Various authorities attribute it to either Scottish or Irish origin. However, it seems clear that it was used as a lantern by people who traveled the road this night, the scary face to frighten away spirits or faeries who might otherwise lead one astray. Set on porches and in windows, they cast the same spell of protection over the household. (The American pumpkin seems to have forever superseded the European gourd as the jack-o-lantern of choice.) Bobbing for apples may well represent the remnants of a Pagan ‘baptism’ rite called a ‘seining’, according to some writers. The water-filled tub is a latter-day Cauldron of Regeneration, into which the novice’s head is immersed. The fact that the participant in this folk game was usually blindfolded with hands tied behind the back also puts one in mind of a traditional Craft initiation ceremony.”
– Mike Nichols, All Hallow’s Eve

gardendigest.com

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Irish Central: Ancient Irish myths that invoke the spirit of Samhain

Ancient Irish myths and legends will get you in the Halloween and Samhain spirit.
Samhain is the ancient Irish festival that became Halloween as we know it and its because of these Irish roots that we have plenty of Halloween-worthy Irish legends and myths.
The Celts believed the year was divided into two parts, the lighter half in the summer and the darker half in the winter.

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Plants of the Samhain Sabbat

In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants. Samhain falls on October 31 in the northern hemisphere, and six months earlier if you live below the equator. Let’s take a look at Samhain, the witches’ new year, and seven plants that often correspond with the season.

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MBG: 2 Tarot Spreads That Are Just Spooky Enough For Halloween

Halloween wasn’t always all about cutting holes in pumpkins and donning cat ears. The holiday we celebrate today is adapted from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. According to Celtic tradition, November 1 marks the official descent into winter, and the night before is a time when the dead visit us here on Earth.

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Pagan Library: Halloween Chant

This chant can be outdoors around a bonfire or inside around an extra largealtar candle.
Fire red, summer’s dead,
Yet shall it return.
Clear and bright in the night,
Burn, fire, burn!

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Elephant Journal: A Sacred Shedding Skins Ritual for the Witch’s New Year & Halloween.

This year, October 31 marks not only the pagan high festival of Samhain, but witnesses Mercury’s stationing retrograde.
There is a synchronicity in this, as our most sensitive emotions are dredged up and we are forced into grounding or else!

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Tetraktys: A Simple Samhain Ritual for Modern Witches

Hello witches! This week, I am sharing with you a Samhain ritual that I created last year for my coven. This ritual is so simple that it can be performed in solitary as well. I hope that it will inspire you for your own Samhain ritual!

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EarthSky News: Moon goes by Jupiter on Halloween

On October 30 and 31, 2019, watch for two brilliant luminaries – the crescent moon and the dazzling planet Jupiter – to pop out in close vicinity of one another as dusk deepens into nightfall. Given clear skies, you should have no trouble seeing either world, because the moon and Jupiter rank as the 2nd-brightest and 4th-brightest celestial luminaries, respectively. By early November, a larger crescent moon will leave king planet Jupiter behind to join up with the ringed planet Saturn.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Samhain Spell: Protection From Unwanted Spirits

With the coming of Samhain, the veil between worlds thins. It’s long been believed that on this night the spirits of the dead roam freely among the living. As such, we often welcome the spirits of our beloved ancestors to come visit our homes.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/byathameandstang/2019/10/samhain-protection-unwanted-spirits/

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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

The way you know you’ll receive 7 times what you give or in some cases 4,900 times what you give, is that the giving gives you true joy without any thought of even receiving 1 times back.

Nice R.O.I.,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: This Black & Orange Oatmeal Is The Best Way To Kick Off A Healthy Halloween

We prefer our spooky treats with a side of nourishment here at mbg, and what better way to kick off a festive day than with a bowl of warming, fiber-filled oatmeal? This version is gloriously orange and black and can be layered to make a gorgeous Halloween-colored parfait. Let’s talk about the individual layers and how you get those eye-catching colors, along with plenty of health benefits.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 31, 2019

Vision

“Visionary people are visionary partly because of the very great many things they don’t see.”

Berkeley Rice

Isn’t this so true! Visionary people don’t seem to see obstacles – or at least, they don’t see them as obstacles, maybe just as challenges. I’ve heard so many successful business people say that when going in, they didn’t even know what could go wrong. They were so focused on looking at their vision that all the obstacles were a blur. They were so committed to following through with their vision that they couldn’t even imagine anything stopping them. And they turned something that vision into a reality.

-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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