Cat’s Morning Bits for August 14, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 14, 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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Adrift in the liberating, late light
of August, delicate, frivolous,
they make their way to my front porch
and flutter near the glassed-in bulb,
translucent as a thought suddenly
wondered aloud, illumining the air
that’s thick with honeysuckle and dusk.
-Jennifer O’Grady (b. 1963)

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Spiritual Unite: Two Of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning – Relationship And Financial Balance

The Two Of Pentacles tarot card meaning is based around the concepts of balance.
The highs, and lows, adaptability, juggling different things, income, and outgoings, financial decisions, and partnerships.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/two-of-pentacles-tarot-card-meaning/

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ThoughtCo: Money Spells

There are an endless number of spells out there focused on money magic, whether you’re looking to improve your finances, obtain a job, gain general overall prosperity, and even nudge along a real estate transaction.

https://www.learnreligions.com/money-spells-2562373

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MBG: 7 Ways To Liberate Yourself During The Full Moon in Aquarius

The Aquarius full moon brings rainbows and unicorns—but not just any garden variety. These rainbows are iridescent, changing colors and vibrations when viewed from different angles. These unicorns are wizards, propelling the world into a digital age with exponential speed

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/full-moon-august-2019-how-to-celebrate-the-aquarius-full-moon

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Weekly Musings:  Six Simple Ways to Positively Improve your Perspective

There’s an expression that is hurled around by the millennial generation, mostly when somebody is managing a test in their own life: “This will be healed.”

https://individualogist.com/six-simple-ways-to-positively-improve-your-perspective?mpweb=1230-1392-784234

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Daily Good: Wild Mumbai

“Every night for the past eleven years, Rajesh Sanap and Zeeshan Mirza have spent the post-dinner hours combing the woods behind their homes. Like restive sprites, the young men skirt ponds, bash through spiky hedgerows, upturn rocks, shake up leaf litter, and thread through dirt trails hairy with undergrowth. In the course of their nocturnal walkabouts, they’ve found about a dozen arachnids, including two that are entirely new to science: a rangy, amber-hued scorpion and a compact, ashen tarantula with lean limbs covered in white fur.

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=8155

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Elephant Journal: August’s Full Moon in Aquarius: 11 Questions for Conscious Coupling.

In case you missed the memo, August has been emotionally intense and there’s more to come!
To recap this month: Mercury was stationed direct on August 1st, with a shadow of its retrograde just ending, and I don’t know about you, but I’m still fending off all kinds of technical glitches.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/augusts-full-moon-in-aquarius-11-questions-for-conscious-coupling-monika-carless/

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MNN: How long should you steep tea?

From easing stress to combating cancer, drinking tea has shown to offer many health benefits. But before you bring that steaming mug to you lips, do you know how long should you let your tea brew for it to be healthiest and taste the best?

https://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/stories/how-long-should-you-steep-tea

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EarthSky News: Full Sturgeon (or Snow) Moon on August 14 and 15

On August 14 and 15, 2019, everyone around the world (except far-northern Arctic latitudes) will see a full-looking moon lighting up the nighttime from dusk until dawn. In North America, we often call the August full moon the Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. For the Northern Hemisphere, this August full moon ushers in the second of three full moons of the summer season.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/sturgeon-moon-beams-from-dusk-till-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: 3 ways to make Sun Water

So often we make and use Moon Water, but have you ever considered making water infused with the energy of the sun? Sun water is fun to make, easy to use and can connect you with the energy of the sun. Within my own practice, the acknowledgment of the Sun plays an important part. For the Celts the Sun was sacred, it was worshiped in many forms.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/waterwitch/2019/08/sun-water.html

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Inner Journey:

GIVE TO YOURSELF FIRST

“First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.”
— Epictetus

Do you want more in your life? More love? More happiness? More money? More satisfaction? Then explore how you can BE more.

In the Delfin Knowledge System, Leslie Fieger advises, “You can have more when you are willing to give more. You must begin this process by giving more to yourself. Give yourself more time; give yourself more attention; give yourself more love; give yourself more of what you want. Then decide how to offer the more that you are (and have) to the world and you will receive even more back in return.”

“Let the waters settle you will see stars and moon mirrored in your Being.”
— Rumi

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Magickal Creature: Mermaids and other Marine Monsters

With most of our blue planet covered by water, it’s little wonder that, centuries ago, the oceans were believed to hide mysterious creatures including sea serpents and mermaids. Merfolk (mermaids and mermen) are, of course, the marine version of half-human, half-animal legends that have captured human imagination for ages. One source, the “Arabian Nights,” described mermaids as having “moon faces and hair like a woman’s but their hands and feet were in their bellies and they had tails like fishes.”

https://www.livescience.com/39882-mermaid.html

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A Note from the Universe 

It’s all self-service.

The magic works through you, not for you.
Now helping 7 billion help themselves,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon Tahini Broccoli Salad

This crisp and super fresh veggie-packed salad is perfect for the summer. I like to make a big batch and keep it in the fridge. It keeps well for a few days, with the flavours intensifying each day. Enjoy it as a side salad or as your main course on warm days.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Lemon-Tahini-Broccoli-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
August 14, 2019 

Ideas

“You talk of our having an idea; we do not have an idea. The idea has us, and martyrs us, and scourges us, and drives us into the arena to fight and die for it, whether we want to or not.”
-Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

When we get a really good idea, we can tell that it is a really good idea because it won’t let go of us. We think about it, dream about it, and pursue it until we can make it a reality. It’s like the Universe is tapping on our shoulders, saying: “This is it, come on, let’s go!” How could we resist?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

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

astology.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 April 23, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 23, 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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This is the time we dock the night
Of a whole hour of candlelight;
When song of linnet and thrush is heard-
And love stirs in the heart of a bird.

-Katharine Tynan (1861-1931)

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ThoughtCo: How to Use Mugwort in Magic

Mugwort is an herb that is found fairly regularly in many modern Pagan magical practices. From its use as an incense, for smudging, or in spellwork, mugwort is a highly versatile – and easy to grow – herb.

https://www.learnreligions.com/using-mugwort-in-magic-2562031

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Spirit Library: Our New Universal Reports

Dear Ones,

Your need to be part of a community is designed to help you find your universal relatives – those with whom you have traveled through eons of locations and times.

Many of you are shifting those of your community acknowledging that some will remain, while others are no longer of interest. Such is so because you have completed those interactions or karma.

https://spiritlibrary.com/brenda-hoffman/our-new-universal-reports

 

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MBG: Astro Alert: Here’s How To Navigate 3 Tricky Transits Happening This Week

This week, the AstroTwins break down how a busy week in the sky could play out down here on Earth.
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/april-22-28-2019-horoscope-from-the-astrotwins

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Elephant Journal:  What we Misunderstand about being an Empath.

Let’s talk about empathy, which, according to a recent NPR story, “The End of Empathy” (April 15, 2019, Hanna Rosin), is seemingly declining in younger generations.

Associate professor Sara Konrath from Indiana University has been tracking a trend, or a critical shift, whereby younger generations do not feel it’s their responsibility to “see the world from someone else’s perspective.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/04/empathy-downgraded-to-apathy/

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MNN: 16 plants that repel unwanted insects
These herbs and flowers can shoo pests from your garden and skin

Are you an insect magnet? If you aren’t, you probably know one. Insect magnets attract annoying insects the second they walk outdoors — or so it seems.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/12-plants-that-repel-unwanted-insects

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EarthSky News: Moon and Saturn to meet in morning sky

These next several mornings – April 24, 25 and 26, 2019 – watch the moon as it travels away from the king planet Jupiter and toward the ringed planet Saturn. Although Saturn is easily visible to the eye alone, you need a telescope to view its majestic rings

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-saturn-to-meet-in-morning-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: The Stang

The Stang is adored by many modern Traditional Witches, myself included. It’s a tool whose use powerfully evokes a sense of connection to something old and primitive. In its simplest form, a forked staff, Witches use the Stang in various ways including representing the Horned One, aiding in spirit flight, and directing energy.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/byathameandstang/2016/08/the-stang/

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Inner Journey:

THE 4 D’S OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“Promise Yourself … to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. …To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.”
— Drawn from the Optimist Creed of the Optimist International Club

Reflect on this pathway for meaningful growth:

DISCIPLINE – To create change in our lives, we need to consistently focus on what we want.

DETACHMENT – Practice the art of detached observation. Let go of automatic defenses and patterns.

DISCERNMENT – Seek to discern the lower from the higher. What is self-serving and what is soul-inspired? Discernment carries no judgment. There are no goods and bads. Remain as a detached witness.

DHARMA “This is an East Indian word meaning “living your unique purpose.” How do you find meaning and fulfillment in ways that are natural to you? How do you best serve and contribute to the world?

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.”
— Glenn Clark

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You may not ever understand what’s going on in their life but you can always figure out what’s going on in yours.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: DIY Tea Astringent

Astringents are used to firm and tone the skin. They constrict the pores and create a protective layer of firm tissue to fight against natural elements. However, some astringents can be harsh due to their alcohol content, thus, drying the skin. So why not create your own astringent at home? Today’s recipe uses non-drying ingredients — witch hazel, lemon juice and, don’t be surprised – tea!

https://pioneerthinking.com/diy-tea-astringent-anyone

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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
April 23, 2019

Effort

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”

-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

Full effort is mindfulness. It’s being present in the moment, concentrating on the task at hand and not on the results. When we’re in that space where we’re putting in effort, doing our best, we lose track of time and experience the now. That’s a victory!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Spirituality & Health:

Ritual for a Spring Full Moon
BY JULIE PETERS

The full moon is a wonderful opportunity to create a meaningful ritual. Julie Peters shares her own ritual. “It has felt very powerful for me to reflect on how I might like to symbolize what I’m feeling with each new moon and full moon and create a ritual to mark that time.”

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/downward-blog-a-life-in-yoga/2019/04/17/moon-practice-ritual-for-a-spring-full-moon

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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/