Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2022

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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June Quotes

“Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.”

George Santayana

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid-Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: A Bucket of Love
Lorna Byrne


Hello and welcome to everyone and I hope you enjoy this newsletter today as I write the sun is shining. As many of you know I’m recovering from recent surgery, it’s a slow and sometimes frustrating process but I have to listen to my human body.

Read more….

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Litha Incense and Foods

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Spirituality & Health: Personal and Planetary Ascension
PARTNER CONTENT FROM ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY


What is happening in your inner and outer life at this time, and what is happening on the planet?

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Good Luck Charms and Symbols

By Patti Wigington
Updated on December 21, 2019


For thousands of years, people have utilized good luck talismans, charms, and amulets to bring fortune their way. Whether it’s something you’ve crafted yourself, found outdoors in nature, or even purchased, good luck talismans can come in handy.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Handmade Summer Solstice, Midsummer, Litha Jewelry Set – Witchcraft – Wicca – Magical Crafting DIY

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Treehugger: Explore Dinosaur Fossils, Wildflowers, and Dark Skies at Big Bend National Park


Known as one of the most remote parks in the lower 48 states, Big Bend National Park is bordered by the famed Rio Grande River—which also serves as an international border between the United States and Mexico.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: The Crow, Cup and Water Snake in June

At nightfall tonight, or any June evening, look in a general southward direction for Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, Spica appears overhead or high in the north. Spica is your jumping off point to 3 faint constellations: Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup and Hydra the Water Snake.

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Patheos-Pagan: Outside the Circle: The Bad Fairies Of Litha
JUNE 16, 2016 BY DANETTE WILSON


Litha or Midsummer, a time of bonfires, mugwort, mythical beings, nights and days of mischief and love. The veil is thin. The Celts, the Norse and the Slavs believed that there were three ‘spirit nights’ in the year when magic ran amok and the Otherworld was near. The first was Halloween, the second was May Eve and the third was Midsummer Eve. All sorts of enchantments are in the air now and Spirits and Fairies abound. What follows here are some of them. These are not your good fairies but tricksters and darker spirits.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – The old ways

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Inner Journey:

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

“There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.”
— Thomas Merton

“From a hologrammatic viewpoint, …you are one little physical image that reflects all of humanity when projected spiritually upon the cosmic screen.”
— Wayne Dyer

“As above, so below.”

Everything is connected. The universe is a hologram where every part contains the whole. Outside echoes the inside. The lower is a reflection of the higher. The other is a reflection of you. We are all a microcosm of each other. The big picture is within us and even our cells.

Be open to see the interconnections, influences and inter-relationships of things.

“Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one.”
— Deepak Chopra

“To me there is no difference between one person and another; I behold all as soul-reflections of the one God. I can’t think of anyone as a stranger, for I know that we are all part of the One Spirit.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

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A Note from the Universe

The secret to always being in the right place, at the right time, is knowing you always are.

I love these moments we share…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Sugar Cookies

Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they’re great!

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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
June 17, 2022

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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Daily Tarot: The Star

You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

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 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 16, 2022

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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June Quotes

“Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
But they don’t get around
Like the dandelions do.”

Slim Acres

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Live as You Want to Live.
Ailia Mira


Ascension Notes
What I am feeling now, is to encourage you…to
Begin now.

Live as you want to live.

Read more….

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Spell for Career Success – New Job, Promotion, Sigil Magic, Color Magic, Spell Jar, Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Capturing Lunar Energy Through Affirmations

BY DR. KATE TOMAS


Step one: Discover how to write affirmations that work for you. Step two: Combine your affirmations practice with the lunar cycle.

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Learn Religions: Pagan and Wiccan Prayers for All Occasions

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 04, 2019


Many Pagans and Wiccans pray to their deities on a regular basis. The prayers on this page are designed to help you pray on specific occasions, or in times of special need. If you’re not sure about how to pray as a Wiccan or Pagan, read about the Role of Prayer in Wicca and Paganism.

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MBG: What To Know If You Pulled The Ace Of Pentacles Tarot Card (+ What To Do About It)

Whether you want insight into the past, answers about the present, or a look into the future, a tarot reading is a good place to start. Each of the 72 cards in your standard tarot deck has a different meaning, and in the case of the Ace of Pentacles, this card is an auspicious sign that you can manifest abundance. Here’s what to know next time you pull it.

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Litha Candle Spell || Summer Solstice Blessings

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Elephant Journal: 10 Quotes from “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” that Will Warm Your Heart

Lately, I’ve been devouring 80s and 90s flicks. I can’t get enough.
It’s fascinating to watch these movies as an adult, having more life experience and comprehension of these films’ deeper themes—because now, I’ve actually lived them.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Wild Stallion Moved to Sanctuary After Becoming Too Bold
Chip was a big food raider and was aggressive with people

A wild stallion has been relocated to a sanctuary because he’s become aggressive and very food motivated.

Delegate’s Pride—also known as “Chip”—was removed from his home on Assateague Island in Maryland.

Read more….

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Thought For The Day

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Patheos-Pagan: Threshold Magick for Troubled Times

When the world gets scary, the comfort of home becomes even more important. We need places where we can let our guard down – where the hypervigilance so many of us adopted during the pandemic can ease a little bit.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Beautiful Death – By Still Waters (2021) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey: EXPLORE WITH QUESTIONS

“The word ‘question’ is derived from the Latin ‘quarrier’ (to seek) which is also the root of ‘quest.’ A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.”
— Source Unknown

Questions hold the power to draw out answers that surprise us. If we are on an inner journey to greater self-knowledge, we must seek to understand unfamiliar parts of ourselves. The most enlightening answers are released by our subconscious minds or by our intuition. Use questions frequently to go exploring.

Try these out:

What qualities do you find most attractive in others? How do you exhibit those same qualities?

What is your greatest fear? Why do you fear that?

What message is your body trying to get through to you?

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”
— Susanne K. Langer

“You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions.”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The thing that most forget while dreamily looking off into the horizon for the ship of their dreams is that such ships never sail in but are actually built beneath their very feet.

Ohh-wee-ohh,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Taco Seasoning

Depending on how spicy you and your family like your dishes, use as little or as much as you want. Store in an airtight container.

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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
June 16, 2022

Present
“The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.”

-Robert G. Ingersoll, 1899


I love it when I go to a large shopping mall or an amusement park, and there’s this big directory to help us find our way around. It’s like a map, and to help us get our bearings, there’s a big arrow that says “You Are Here!” How true is that?! Everything we’ve done in the past, every decision we’ve made, has led us exactly to this place and time. And from here, we go on. The choices we make now affect our future. When we live in the present moment, we make better decisions, we know where we are and where we are headed.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 2022

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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June Quotes

“Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.”

George Santayana

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: June 12 – 18, 2022
Kelly M. Beard
The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

6/13 ~ Mercury Direct RE-Enters GEMINI (until July 6th):

Here we are, on the other side of the Mercury Retrograde in Gemini, which went Direct in Taurus and has now made its way back to Gemini. How is it going with you?

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A Ritual & Magic Spell Jar For Justice – Witchcraft for Social Justice – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Consumable Magic: A Ritual to Honor the Strawberry Moon
by Megan Shoop-Volz

The beginning of summer is a time to rejoice in nature’s abundance. This ritual uses delicious strawberries to connect with love, good fortune, prosperity, sensuality, and fertility.

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Learn Religions: Full Moon Water Scrying Divination

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 16, 2019


The full moon has long been considered a symbol of wisdom and intuition. We feel its connection every month when it lights the night sky. Many of us feel more energetic and alert during the full phase of the moon.

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MBG: What To Know For This Month’s Full Moon + How To Work With It

Summer is right around the corner, but first, we have one full moon on the horizon. And like every full moon, this one is going to have some unique aspects that you’ll want to know about beforehand. Here’s the story behind this full moon explained, plus how to work with it, from an astrologer

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Today’s DIY: Summer Solstice Sun Wheel Wreath – Litha Craft – Midsummer – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft – Wicca

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Elephant Journal: Sagittarius Super Full Moon: Blazing the Trail Forward after Rebirth. {June 14}

Many of us have been going through or have undergone a deep rebirthing, a moment in time of massive integration, change, transformation, and alchemy of pain into medicine over these last few months, maybe longer.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Prep and Store Fresh Ginger: 3 Methods

Ginger is a fragrant root that is used for both its amazing flavor and its soothing properties. From helping settle an upset stomach in a homemade herbal tea to spicing up your next stir fry recipe, learn how to store and freeze ginger for long-term use

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EarthSky News: Full moon in June mimics path of December sun

The full moon overnight of June 13-14 is a supermoon.

When to watch in 2022: Nights of June 13 and 14.
Where to look: Look for the bright round moon in the east in the evening, highest in the sky around midnight, and in the west before sunrise.

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Patheos-Pagan: Summer Solstice in Modern Paganism
JUNE 12, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


There’s a story that says one day while they were both at their naturist (i.e. – nudist) retreat, Gerald Garner (the founder of Wicca) and Ross Nichols (the founder of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids) were discussing which holidays they should celebrate.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Liholesie – Shamanic Twilight (2021) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

CO-CREATION STARTS WITH IMAGINATION

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
— Decouvertes

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali

Imagination is a tool of the soul. Our imagination gives us the opportunity to ‘try on’ new qualities and perspectives in our life. Through imagination, we can explore our past, problems, patterns, processes, plans, perceptions, principles, passions and purpose to uncover new possibilities.

Without imagination, we stay stuck in the realm of the material, the past, the superficial and the literal. We remain one-tracked, instinctual and one-dimensional.

Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity, purpose and others.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard

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A Note from the Universe

It will “all” seem far easier when you keep in mind, all of the time, that it’s supposed to be easy.

Everything.

That was easy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade Slush

Whenever I have excess seasonal fruit, I freeze it in chunks for fast and easy slushes and smoothies. Here’s a delicious way to use up some watermelon.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
June 14 , 2022

Present
“The present is the future of the past.”

-Karl Popper (1902-1994)
We can’t change what has happened in the past. We can learn from it, and grow from it, and ultimately go on from where we are now. We cannot predict the future – it is filled with infinite possibilities. The best we can do is to live, and love, the moment we’re in. Life is like Disneyland – if we are thinking about the next ride and how we’re getting there, we can’t enjoy the ride we’re on right here and now!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

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 7, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 2022

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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June Quotes

“Lathhouse shade-
the scent of honeysuckle
filling the shadows.”

Mike Garofalo, Cuttings

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Your Bartered Heart
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Even though you have always had heart, you have hidden your heart for earth eons because it seemed others would not or could not return the love you had to give.

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Five Crystals of Lemuria

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Spirituality & Health: Celebrating My Inner Masculinity

BY JULIE PETERS

Sometimes we need to tap into our masculine yang in order to move, make a change, set a boundary, or stand up for ourselves. And yes, we all need a balance of yin and yang, no matter our gender.

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Litha Altar

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

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MBG: Energy Reading June 7-13, 2022: This Week Calls For Rest & Reexamination

Each week, join author and energy healer Natasha Levinger as she reads the communal energy to predict what’s in store for us in the days ahead.
This week starts with a breezy, airy and light feeling. It reminds me of summer, even though the season hasn’t officially begun.

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Pioneer Thinking: June Aromatic Horoscope

How to create and use your own customized aromatherapy blend — developed specifically to react to your emotional, mental and spiritual patterns.

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Haleakala National Park: 10 Unique Facts About Hawaii’s ‘House of the Sun’


Haleakalā National Park on the Hawaiian island of Maui protects one of the state’s six active volcanoes. The last time the volcano here erupted was between 600 and 400 years ago, though it has witnessed at least 10 eruptions over the past 1,000 years

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EarthSky News: Arietids – most active daytime meteor shower – peaks this week

Arietids peak morning of June 7
Most meteor showers that we see each year are easy to observe. Just go outside and look up. But what about those meteor showers that happen mostly in the daytime, when the sun is up? These daytime meteor showers are much tougher to observe. Yet there is one peaking this week (centered on Tuesday, June 7, 2022) that’s fun to come to know. The shower radiates from a point within the constellation Aries and is called the Arietids.

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Patheos-Pagan: Names of the Summer Solstice

Oh Summer Solstice! I love you as Midsummer! I also sometimes call you Litha, and can sort of appreciate you as the Feast of St. John the Baptist, but why do you have so many names?

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Pagan Playlist: Disquieting – Empty Throne Amongst The Stars (2022) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO BLOSSOM

“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.”
— Julia Cameron

Many of us unconsciously believe that we’re unworthy or defective. We adopted this belief very early in our lives when the people we looked up to disapproved of our demands, wishes and behaviours. We concluded that we had to learn to be good.

Unfortunately, ‘being good’ usually meant giving up our own differences or uniqueness. We learned that we might get the love we wanted if we acted and felt like others wanted us to.

If we seek true joy and connection with life, we now need to remove these artificial masks and express our deep authentic nature.

“For all those years you’ve protected the seed. It’s time to become the beautiful flower.”
— Stephen C. Paul

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Treating “any old job” as if it were your dream job is the fastest way to spark the kind of life changes that will yield your dream job.

Same for any old house, friend, day, life, or pair of espadrilles.

Yeah,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Salad Recipes


Find dozens of refreshing watermelon salads at Allrecipes, including tomato watermelon salad, cucumber watermelon salad, watermelon feta salad, and more.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
June 7, 2022

Dreams
“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.”

-Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)


We can look at our dreams, and learn from them. And what we learn is more about ourselves! This is just another way that God speaks to us – it is just another opportunity for us to grow. And it’s all open to interpretation, just like life. What do we see, what do we feel, what do we experience? It is different for each of us – and isn’t that great?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over.

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 6, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 6, 2022

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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June Quotes

“The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings.”

Joyce Kilmer, Spring

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spiritual Unite: JUNIPER TREE SYMBOLISM – PURIFICATION AND HEALING
Susan Brunton

The natural world has long held much symbolism for people from every culture and tradition.

The Juniper tree appears in many European cultures, particularly in English, Scandinavian and Icelandic traditions.

Read more….

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Cryolite – The Crystal of Surrender

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Practice Body Neutrality as You Age
BY CAROLINE L. YOUNG


Let go of the pressure to love your body. As you age, body neutrality helps you see your body as a resource whose value is constant.

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Learn Religions: Celebrate Litha With Summer Solstice Recipes

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 03, 2019


Litha is the celebration of the summer solstice—and what’s a Sabbat without food? Take advantage of the summer crops of fruit and vegetables, and prepare a simple and delicious feast for your Midsummer gatherings.

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope For June 6-12, 2022 From The AstroTwins

Word to the wise: Expect the unexpected in the romance department this week! Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Better done than perfect? Those are infamous last words under the exacting beams of the waxing quarter moon in Virgo this Tuesday, June 7.

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How a Green Witch Profiles Herbs || My Materia Medica Entries

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Exploring the Beauty Along the World’s Coasts
Photographer offers collection of water images and stories.

From tiny lakes and hidden coves to huge oceans and surging rivers, water is ever changing and fascinating.

Photographer and author Emily Nathan has always been intrigued by water and the environment surrounding it

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EarthSky News: Helioconjunction of Jupiter and Neptune

Jupiter goes around the sun in just under 12 years. This is its sidereal period, the period in relation to the stars, or space in general. But when it comes around to where it last overtook Neptune, the much more distant planet has moved slowly on. So Jupiter overtakes Neptune about 8.5 months later. The last heliocentric conjunction of these two planets was September 19, 2009, the next one will be February 18, 2035.

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Patheos-Pagan: Not All Magick is Loud
JUNE 5, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I wanted to be loud.

Loud enough that no one could ignore me. Loud enough so that everyone would turn. Loud enough to not be forgotten.

(Louder than others.)

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – The Sheenearlahi Set

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Inner Journey:

ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Events on all other levels — mental, emotional and physical — are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.”
— Stephen Covey

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Bees can fly 12 miles without getting lost. Albatrosses, 25,000 miles. And flying insects, without eyes, have no trouble whatsoever finding their “soul mates.”

Imagine what I can do for you when you listen to the voice within.

Buzz,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Speedy Slushies for Lazy Summer Parties

These quick blend slushie recipes are each ready for sippin’ in 10 minutes or less. There’s no messing around making syrups, or using shakers or ice-cream makers.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
June 6 , 2022

Dreams
“Within each one of us there is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from how we see ourselves. When, therefore, we find ourselves in a difficult situation, to which there is no solution, he can sometimes kindle a light that radically alters our attitude, the very attitude that led us into the difficult situation.”

-Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)


This “another whom we do not know” is indeed our Higher Self, or God, or Spirit, or whatever we each may want to call that Divine energy within. Yet as we work on our spiritual growth, the point is to get to know this “another” and by doing so to understand that there really is no separation between us! We come to realize who we really are.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully

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 3, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 2022

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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June Quotes

“On this June day the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide, the recollection of the loveliest days of the year – those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled.”

Francis King

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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The Pagan Library: The Awakening
Andrew Daws


Let me sing you a tale of magics of old,
of powers that slumbered through long years untold.
Let me weave you a song of a memory revived,
calling the Old Ones, their time has arrived.

Read more….

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My Top Herbal Magick Book Recommendations | Green Witchcraft Books

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Learn Religions: Litha Rites & Rituals

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 22, 2018


Depending on your individual spiritual path, there are many different ways you can celebrate Litha, but the focus is nearly always on celebrating the power of the sun. Litha, the summer solstice, falls around June 21 in the northern hemisphere, and around December 21 below the equator.

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MBG: All Your Questions On Recurring Dreams, Answered By Therapists & Dream Experts

Sometimes dreams are random, unique, and never to be had again in your life. And other times, you have the same dream over and over (and over) again. Here’s what dream experts want you to know about recurring dreams—from why they happen, to what they mean, and how to stop having them.

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Knot Magic 101/ The Witch of Wanderlust

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 8 Ways to Use Peppermint Oil for Hair

Peppermint is good for more than just adding something extra to your chocolate chip ice cream. The essential oil, made from the leaves of the peppermint plant, has been used topically to aid with a range of medical issues. Moreover, as a natural ingredient, it can be included in hair products to boost fragrance, strength, and longevity.

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EarthSky News: Constellations and signs: what’s the difference?

Constellations and astrological signs
On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 1 UTC, the sun enters the astrological sign of Gemini. This gives us a rather good way of seeing the difference between astrological signs and constellations as defined by astronomers. The sun doesn’t actually cross in to the actual constellation of Gemini until June 21, 2022, at 8 UTC.

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Patheos-Pagan: Thoughts and Prayers: You’re Doing It Wrong
JUNE 2, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


We hear it every time there’s a tragedy – or an atrocity. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by this terrible event.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: SKÁLD – Vikings Chant (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

SEEK INSIGHTS

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”
— Aristotle

INSIGHTS happen only when we shift to a higher, more inclusive perspective. As we grow in wisdom and experience, we become less attached to the form of reality and more aware of its spiritual side – its qualities, values and meaning. As we get to know ourselves as souls, we begin to let go of the self-consciousness of the ego. This allows us to more effectively include others and work with the whole picture.

When there is more in sight, we get more insights.

Try becoming aware of those times when you focus on differences. At those times, STOP and PAY ATTENTION and IDENTIFY SIMILARITIES INSTEAD. See how all parts fit into a bigger picture. Expand your perspectives. Find common causes, motives and needs. Go to another level of thinking and problem solving. Be open to using more imagination and creativity. Shift your thinking from “either/or” to “both/and” and be prepared for more insights.

“Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We are not what we know. We are what we are willing to learn.”
— Council on Ideas

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What are you doing back in time and space?

A-ha! I see. Pretending.

Is it true that the illusions are soooooo captivating, the coffee soooooo rich, and the chocolate soooooo creamy, it’s easy to forget you’re just making it all up? And that if you don’t like what you’re experiencing you choose new thoughts, words, and baby steps to transform it?

Yeah, I already know…

More maple syrup?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sichuan Cucumber Salad

This salad is spicy, light, refreshing and packed full of flavor. Sliced cucumbers are tossed in a hot and spicy dressing. Serve as cold starter.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
June 3 , 2022

Connection
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

-Thornton Wilder


A conscious heart: that’s something to strive for! I have heard it said that the longest distance is the distance between the head and the heart. Why is this? Why do we not trust our hearts? We “think” we know better, but do we? We feel alive, energized, and happy when we feel love and gratitude. Our treasures are all around us and within us. We have only to open up our hearts to it, to open up our awareness to it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Take your place in the World and be in your element all day long. Your practical mind and easy nature let you cruise through the regular maze that is daily life. If anything out of the ordinary arises, you’ll know instinctively how to approach it and resolve things to your satisfaction. Today may not be easy or effortless but it will be rich in success and approval – from yourself and probably others as well.

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 1, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 1, 2022

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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June Quotes

“I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers:
Of April, May, of June, and July-flowers.
I sing of maypoles, hock-carts, wassails, wakes,
Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes.”

Robert Herrick

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: You’ve Always Had Heart
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Perhaps you are concerned you are not doing enough. Or that the new earth is not arriving fast enough or at all.

Please stop worrying. Worrying does not increase the speed of the changes, nor does it provide a comfortable life for you or those close to you. All is shifting according to plan – the plan you created with the assistance of beings from multiple universal arena

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June Correspondences

Nature Spirits: Sylphs & Zephyrs
Herbs: Dog Grass; Meadowsweet; Mosses; Parsley; Skullcap; Tansey& Vervain
Colours: Orange & Golden-Green
Flowers: Lavender; Orchid & Yarrow
Scents: Lily of the Valley & Lavender
Stones: Topaz; Agate; Alexandrite & Flourite
Trees: Oak
Animals: Monkey; Butterfly; Frog & Toad
Birds: Wren & Peacock
Deities: Aine of Knockaine; Bendis; Cerridwen; Green Man; Ishtar;Isis & Neith
Power Flow: Decision Making; Prevent; Protect; Reward; Strengthen;Taking Responsibility; Time of Light

originally found at mystiksangelrealm.com/months.html

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June Birthstone : Pearl
Birthstone Color: White


From one of the humblest of life forms, the mollusk, comes the pearl — a gem of unsurpassed beauty and elegance. Ancient civilizations had many stories to explain the origin of June’s birthstone, such as the Greek belief that pearls were the hardened tears of joy that the goddess of love shook from her eyes as she was born from the sea. According to Arab legend, pearls were formed when oysters were lured from the depths of the ocean by the beautiful moon and then swallowed moonlit dewdrops. And the Ancient Chinese thought that these gems originated from the brains of dragons

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Junes Flower: Rose
Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty. Roses are so important that the word means pink or red in a variety of languages (such as Romance languages, Greek, and Polish).

Roses the June birth flower come in a variety of hues, each with a different symbolic meaning::ed: love

Pink: grace

Dark Pink: gratitude

Light Pink: admiration, sympathy

White: innocence, purity, secrecy , reverence and humility.

Yellow: dying love or platonic love

Orange: passion

Burgundy: beauty

Blue: mystery

The rose is the national flower of England, the provincial flower of Alberta (the wild rose), and the state flower of four US states: Iowa and North Dakota , Georgia , and New York. Portland, Oregon counts “City of Roses” among its nicknames, and holds an annual Rose Festival. Rose the June birth flower.

originally found at : birth-flower.com/Library/JUNE/

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Learn Religions: Ten Great Ways to Celebrate Litha
Get Out and Enjoy the Summer Solstice!

It’s Litha, the longest day of the year! The sun will shine more today than any other day of the year, and it’s a day to get outdoors and celebrate.

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MBG: This Will Be A Month Of Major Breakthroughs, Astrologers Predict

TGIJ: Thank Goodness It’s June? After a perilous last few weeks of Mercury retrograde and two eclipses in headstrong Taurus and intense Scorpio, we could all use a summer vacation from the cosmic upheaval. From war to financial market volatility to COVID upticks and horrific gun violence, the state of affairs on this planet has been deeply troubled.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: FREE Online Goddess Power Staff Crafting Class, live with Athena

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Thought For The Day

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“Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower’s scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

gardendigest.com

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Treehugger: Bumblebees and Honeybees Aren’t the Only Key Bees
Less common bees play critical roles in ecosystems
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Although bumblebees and honeybees get all the attention, there are other bees that are just as important to a blooming ecosystem.

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EarthSky News: Which moon phase is best for stargazing?

Stargazing for dim objects is best without moonlight
Most astronomers prefer to observe the sky when the moon is not visible. That is because they want to look at planets, stars, galaxies, clusters, the Milky Way and nebulae. To see these deep sky objects well, the sky must be dark, free of light pollution and moonlight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Chaos Magic and the Scarlet Witch
MAY 31, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


I recently stumbled into an interesting discussion on a Chaos Magic forum, regarding the difference between a Chaos Magician and a Chaos Witch. Members offered some really good thoughts on the matter, and I added my own take, but one response in particular popped out as the most relevant

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Pagan Playlist: Damh the Bard/ Antlered Crown and Standing Stone

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Inner Journey:

TAKE A BREAK!

“A good rest is half the work.”
— Yugoslav Proverb

Strong work ethic? You can still justify taking a break. In fact, we NEED to take breaks — regularly and frequently. Why? WE WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY WHEN WE DON’T WORK SO MUCH.

Rest periods and vacations break our work routines. They help SHIFT OUR THINKING from its habitual, stuck patterns. They create the SPACE FOR ENERGY AND CREATIVITY to flow. They give us TIME FOR REFLECTION, so we can step back and look at what’s happening in our lives with greater detachment. We become more sensitive and aware.

And finally, we are stronger when we BALANCE DOING with BEING. All work and no play throws our life out of balance and endangers our health. Our bodies and minds need sufficient rest for recuperation. This is critically important with the level of stress in our lives these days.

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
— SidneyJ. Harris

“I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.”
— Ernest Hemingway

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Well, well, well, look at you back on top of the world! What a picture! How splendid! Hallelujah!

New friends to cavort with, wild critters sensing your confidence, and children holding you in awe. Laughter ringing in your ears, happy tears streaming down your face, and arms aching from all those hugs. My goodness, if some of your old friends could see you now they’d faint.

You’ve been visualizing, haven’t you?

Beaming for you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 8 Squash Blossom Recipes to Make With Fresh Summer Produce

Squash blossoms, the edible flowers that grow on the plants that produce (you guessed it!) squash, are surprisingly delicious and versatile.

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 1, 2022

Connection
“Ultimately there are no dualities – neither black nor white, neither oppressor nor victim. We are all connected in a journey toward the happiness that is labeled enlightenment.”

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

There are no dualities, there is nothing outside ourselves. We are all One. Our connection to each other is reflective of our connection with God. There is no beginning, there is no end. It is ever-present and eternal. We are not alone in this life, ever. We are bound together, to learn and grow and help one another. It is our purpose, it is our privilege.

-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 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 May 31, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 31, 2022

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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May Quotes

” `Tis May, the elfish maiden, the daughter of the Spring,
Upon whose birthday morning the birds delight to sing.
They would not sing one note for you, if you should so command,
Although you are a princess, a princess of the land.”

Robert Fuller Murray, A May-Day Madrigal

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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The Pagan Library:

The Awakening

Andrew Daws

Let me sing you a tale of magics of old,
of powers that slumbered through long years untold.
Let me weave you a song of a memory revived,
calling the Old Ones, their time has arrived.

Bale fires are lighting through all of the land,
the fey folk are dancing, their hour is at hand.
Their music is heard in the chattering stream,
their call echoes out on the wings of a dream.

Beyond the townships, where common folk sleep,
in moors and in meadows, in forests so deep,
Witches are gathering at the dark of the night,
to dance and to worship, bathe in moonlight.

They’ve winded the horn, they have opened the door,
the magics returning to slumber no more.
By the spells they have woven, the runes the have told,
they’ve awakened the Goddess, and the Horned One of old.

And those who have gathered now join hand in hand,
their voices are chanting, throughout all the land.
The God and the Goddess, at last will be heard,
their children, the witches, are spreading the word.

They sing songs of power when the moon, she is high,
They chant songs of joy when the sunrise is nigh,
They dance through the meadows, and through darkened streets,
join their ancient rhythm, when your circle meets,

Come dance to their rhythm, when your circle meets.

Pagan Library

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Garden Sigil Magic – Magical Properties of Flowers & Herbs – How to make a sigil – Magical Crafting

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Learn Religions: Litha Legends and Lore
Myths and Mysteries of the Midsummer Solstice

Litha, or Midsummer, is a celebration that has been observed for centuries, in one form or another. It is no surprise, then, that there are plenty of myths and legends associated with this time of year. Let’s take a look at some of the best known summer solstice folklore.

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MBG: Tiger’s Eye 101: Everything To Know About This Powerhouse Crystal

When you think of a tiger, the strong, powerful energy of this big cat probably comes to mind—and that’s exactly what you’ll get with a tiger’s eye crystal, too. Here’s everything to know about this stone, from its benefits, to how to work with it, according to crystal experts.

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How to set Intentions | Improve your spells & manifestations

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Vivid Snake Is Newly Described and Likely Already Endangered
Only three of the non-venomous snakes have ever been found.

With its bright red, black, and yellow coloring, it’s surprising this newly uncovered snake was barely noticed before.

The distinctive, vivid snake was recently described by researchers for the first time in Paraguay. The non-venomous snake was previously unknown to science.

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EarthSky News: Rare planetary lineup on June mornings

If you’ve never seen all the bright planets at once, June is your perfect chance. The five brightest planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – are lined up before dawn. They stretch across the sky from the eastern horizon to above the southern horizon. And if you have patience and binoculars, you can hunt down the two challenging planets – Uranus and Neptune – that are hiding among the classical planets.

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Patheos-Pagan: There is beauty in ritual without the glitz and glamour

This month the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, New Jersey, where I attend, is focusing on the theme of beauty. Beauty is everywhere, especially in nature.

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Pagan Playlist: WITCHY SPRING ASMR AMBIENCE🦋Calm Forest Night✨Fire Sound, Bubbling Potions, Crunching & Crackling

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOUR SHADOWS

“There is that part of ourselves that feels ugly, deformed, unacceptable. That part, above all, we must learn to cherish, embrace, and call by name.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr

Each of us has characteristics we define as good and those we define as ‘bad.’ The parts of ourselves that we continually reject want to be acknowledged and loved. Until we honour these aspects, they will continue to assert themselves. They will do whatever they can to get our attention.

What aspects of yourself do you reject?

Take a few moments to open to the parts of yourself that you do not love. See each one honestly for what it is. Explore the wounds and the motives that gave rise to its condition. Love a wounded part of yourself and it will heal.

“…self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

“The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That’s all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow.”
— Will Garcia

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Love where you’ve been.

Love where you’re at.

Love how you think.

Love the power you pack.

Love all that you seek.

Love all that you feel.

Love your rocking emotions.

And the thoughts you make real.

But mostly, amazing, I really, really love you in this very moment.

Here and now,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Amish Slaw

I live in a wonderful Amish community and the ladies here are wonderful cooks. This is a lovely cole slaw recipe for those who like slaw without mayonnaise.

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 31,, 2022

Connection
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

-Anna Freud


We are wholly complete and capable human beings. Perhaps our greatest lesson in life is to understand this. We don’t need to look outside ourselves for anything. All that we have, all that we are, is more than enough – it’s perfect!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

It’s important to stick with the plan already in place and be loyal to those who are already committed to you. You’re not so much part of a team as you are the leader of a group of people who will do what you ask of them if you only treat them properly and look after their needs, especially the tiny personal ones.

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 May 30, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 30, 2022

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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May Quotes

“The trees are coming into leaf
Like something almost being said;
The recent buds relax and spread,
Their greenness is a kind of grief.

Is it that they are born again
And we grow old? No, they die too,
Their yearly trick of looking new
Is written down in rings of grain.

Yet still the unresting castles thresh
In fullgrown thickness every May.
Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.”

Philip Larkin, The Trees

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Magick Chamomile Sweet Rolls || Anti-Anxiety Spell)

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Learn Religions: Create an Elemental Garden for Litha

By Patti Wigington
Updated on September 25, 2019


If you’re a Pagan who’s into gardening, you might want to consider planting an elemental garden. The four classical elements are often associated with Pagan and Wiccan spirituality, so why not incorporate them into your gardening?

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope For May 30–June 5, 2022, From The AstroTwins

The spirit of cooperation is in the air this week. Here’s what to know, according to the AstroTwins.

Kindred spirits come out of the woodwork this Monday, May 30, as the year’s only new moon in Gemini sparks synergies.

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Thought For The Day

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Elephant Journal: New Moon in Gemini: Tapping into the Beginner’s Mind. {May 30, 2022}

On May 30th, we are blessed with a new beginning in the sign of Gemini as we welcome the first New Moon following a heavy eclipse season.

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Treehugger: 15 Lovely Types of Lilies for Your Garden
Transform your yard into a floral-scented paradise.

Perhaps the most recognizable garden flowers, lilies are gorgeous summer-blooming perennials that bring color, texture, and fragrance to any garden. Lilies grow from bulbs into six-petaled flowers of various sizes and shapes atop one- to eight-foot-tall stems.

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EarthSky News: Will the Tau Herculid meteors produce a storm?

Predicted peak: Studies by teams of meteor experts suggest the peak of the shower will come at 5 UTC on May 31 (1 a.m. EDT on May 31).

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Patheos-Pagan: Shining a Light on Summer Solstice
MAY 28, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it: I love summer.

The longer light days, the warmer temperatures, the magick of being outside in a blue sky and blooming things (achoo): this excites me.

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Pagan Playlist: Enchanted Forest Music & Mystical Vocals ✦ Ethereal Fantasy Music ✦ 528 hz ✦ Path To The Elven Lands

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Inner Journey:

BALANCE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL

“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Never compromise a dream.

Do what you must. The fears, beasts, and mountains before you are part of the plan; stepping-stones to a promised land; to a time and place that is so much closer than even you suspect.

Don’t let your eyes deceive for even as you read these words, your ship swiftly approaches.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Creamy Pasta Salads for Summer

Pasta salads are a cinch to make and a great choice for big-batch, make-ahead meals. Add your choice of proteins and other add-ins, and you’ve got a satisfying main dish.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
May 30, 2022

Connection


“Path presupposes distance;
If he be near, thou needest no path at all.
Verily, it makes one smile
To hear of a fish in water needing a drink.”

-Kabir


We’re all on this spiritual path, right? And where is it leading to?
Back to our Selves! Somewhere on our journey we’ll realize that we don’t have to go anywhere or do anything to find God. God is not hiding from us! The Divine Presence is right here, where we are. Now and always

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You might prefer to do most things on your own today, but that may not be permitted. Find ways to involve others and enlist help, or simply let them do their part. Wait until tonight to decompress in private. It’s important to keep an even temper and not let others manipulate you emotionally. Your feelings are being strongly projected, so treat others with tact and avoid anger.

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 May 27, 2022

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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May Quotes

“‘Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There’s crimson buds, and white and blue,
The very rainbow showers
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers.”
–  Thomas Hood

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: The Importance of Focusing on Ourselves!
Sonia Barrett


Nurturing one’s self is so essential. Change can only happen when we focus on the nurturing of ourselves. Often our focus is based on automated behavior; daily patterns of surface attention to ourselves.

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The Magick of Mugwort | Magickal Herbal Profile | Properties of Herbs

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Spiritual Unite: HAZEL TREE SYMBOLISM – ABUNDANCE AND LOVE
Susan Brunton

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

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Learn Religions: Customs, Traditions and Folklore of Litha

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


Interested in learning about some of the history behind Litha, the summer solstice? Here’s some background on Midsummer celebrations – learn about sun worship,

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MBG: Everything To Know About Labradorite + How To Work With It

There are crystals for everything from love to protection to abundance—and when it comes to activating your own inner power, labradorite is a great one to reach for. Here’s everything to know about this stone, from its benefits to how to work with it, and more.

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Dolphins Use Corals as Medicine Cabinets
They rub against them to treat skin conditions.

Dolphins think of corals as sort of the medicine cabinet of the ocean.

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Patheos-Pagan: Tips for Magical Beginners


I got to sit on a panel this week sharing tips for beginners, specifically new Witches but including anyone on the magical path. The panel was hosted by Krista Schwimmer and Michael Wamback of Sixth Sense Society.

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – Morrigan

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Inner Journey:

JOURNEY HOME

“Everything seeks its source.”
— a universal principle

Our spiritual journey unfolds through 2 stages.

THE PATH OF PERSONALITY – We arise from the one source of all, to be born as individuals in a world of form. In this physical world, we experience separation and limitation. This is a time of immersion in a world of effects, form, ego, distortion, illusion and pain.

THE PATH OF SOUL – When we have experienced enough pain, we find our way back home to our spiritual source. We let go of the illusion of separation to embrace unity and wholeness. We work with cause instead of effects.

Paradoxically, it’s only with a strong and healthy personality that we become capable of expressing soul. WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR PATH? Are you struggling to do more and have more? Are you aware of your soul challenging you to open to the bigger picture of life?

“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to – you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Tito’s Berry Lemonade


A refreshing cocktail mixed with fresh berries, lemonade, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Garnish with a lemon slice or add more strawberries.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
May 27, 2022

“Friendship’s a noble name, ’tis love refined.”

-Susannah Centlivre, The Stolen Heiress (1703)


It’s interesting that one of the top-rated TV shows right now is called “Friends.” I think it’s because that’s what we all want. We all want people in our lives whom we love and who love us back. People we can count on, people we can laugh with, people who appreciate us for who we are. The theme song for that show says: “I’ll be there for you” and that says so much! We need to cherish our friends, both old and new, and pay attention to those relationships, and nurture them because they are important to us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky day.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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