Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 2021

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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July Events

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

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

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

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


Spirit Library: This Isn’t Who I Am, Is It? (a message from Brenda Hoffman)

Dear Ones,

Your need to be right is popping up in the most unusual places. You have worked diligently for months or even decades to create a special light. Even so, others are pooh-poohing the results of those difficult transition tasks. As if your beliefs and actions have little value.

Read more….

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Wise Woman herbal Ezine:

MOON RITES-
SEA SALT BATH TO REMOVE NEGATIVE ENERGY
by Michelle Royce

Here is one of my favourite rituals, a personal cleansing which can be performed at the end of each cycle, either personal or lunar to remove psychic debris and toxins and clear the way for the future.

Read more…..

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Spiritual Unite:

THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF A RACCOON: SYMBOLISM
A raccoon is a clever and agile animal. It is also very cute, which explains why we see them often in television shows or movies.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Cleanse and Clear Your Crystals and Gemstones

It is of utmost importance to clean any new gemstones that come your way to clear them of any energies that they may have picked up during their previous journeys.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions :

Listening to Sacred Stillness: Mysteries in the Stillness
GREG RICHARDSON

I enjoy a good mystery. It is a pleasure for us to try to think our way through the threads of a story and try to sort them out. Mysteries engage my attention, whether they are Sherlock Holmes or….

Read more….

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Lammas and Lughnasadh in the Norse Pagan Tradition.

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MBG: A 15-Minute Meditation For Tapping Into Your Subtle, Energetic Body

This meditation can either be done resting on your back (à la savasana) or in a seated, more classic meditative posture. While I really enjoy doing this work in savasana, if you are feeling particularly sleepy, you might choose an upright posture that will keep you slightly more alert for the next 15 minutes. Get comfortable using every prop you need to feel warm and supported.

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Treehugger: Colorful ‘Lost’ Crab Rediscovered After 66 Years
The Sierra Leone crab was hiding in dense forests.

The Sierra Leone crab is very unusual in the world of crabs. It’s extremely colorful with purple claws and a bright body. It doesn’t spend very much time anywhere near the water. Instead, it lives in rock crevices or climbs trees to live in burrows. Some live in marshes or on the forest floor

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Scutum The Shield Is Named For A Polish King

In late July and early August, watch for one of our sky’s most beautiful sights. Look in a dark sky, far from the glare of city lights for a hazy pathway stretched across the sky. This band is the edgewise view into our own Milky Way galaxy. If you see it, you can also find a small but noteworthy constellation, called Scutum the Shield

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Patheos-Pagan: Candle and Coin Spell
RACHEL PATTERSON

This spell draws money to you using a candle and a coin. It is really simple to work with using only a few items.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lammas; Sowulo

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Inner Journey:

TAKE TIME TO BE STILL

“Work is not always required … there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”
— George MacDonald

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?

Our world is so addicted to productivity that we feel guilty if we’re not doing something. But taking time daily to be still and inactive opens us to the spacious present. It nurtures and restores balance. Give yourself a regular gift of inactivity.

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”
— Sir J. Lubbock

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Keep dreaming, stay busy, and be happy and your path, prince, princess, agent, director, publisher, banker, biographer, thriving business and a steady income, and major news networks will all beat a path to your door.

You magnet.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Zucchini

This is an easy zucchini recipe with Mediterranean roots – all you need is zucchini, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic for this simple vegan side.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
July 29, 2021

Virtue
“A noble spirit will seek the reward of virtue in the consciousness of it, rather than in popular opinion.”

-Pliny the Younger (C.E. 62? – 113?)


There’s a saying that virtue is its own reward, and it probably came from this quote. As we learn and grow, we understand that we really answer only to ourselves. We can’t please everyone, and we can’t go against what we know in our heart to be right. All we can do is the best we can at any given moment

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

People may come to you for help in making a difficult decision or two. This will be second nature to you and no decision will be beyond your capabilities. The World is not so big that it can hold choices you are unable to make or decisions that could overwhelm you. Be exceptionally confident, capable, and at ease in public and private sectors today

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 22, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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July Events

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

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

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

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


Spirit Library: Harness Your Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The process of transformation is often unpredictable, confusing and uncomfortable as we are driven to shed the past and open to the new. The past few weeks have seen a definite increase in intensity which, is facilitating the release of many of the old structures that have governed our world.

Read more….

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Kalevala (epic folk metal)

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Spiritual Unite: LYNX SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – USE YOUR PATIENCE
The Lynx spirit animal appears in your life when there are hidden forces in your life.

Lynx spirit animal symbolizes:

Perception and the unseen.
Loyalty.
Growth and skill.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space

In many magical traditions, it is considered important to purify or cleanse a space before any sort of ritual can take place. There are several different ways of doing this, and how you do it will depend in part upon the rules or guidelines of your tradition. If you’re a solitary, or your tradition is eclectic, then you may choose the method that works best for you.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions 6 Spiritual Lessons Our Cats Can Teach Us
TOM RAPSAS

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Most people fall into one camp or the other. I am proudly a cat person, not that it has always been that way. I started out as a dog person.

Read more….

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MBG: What Each Sign Should Know About The Upcoming Full Moon In Aquarius

July’s full moon in Aquarius is hitting the sky this Friday night at 10:37 p.m. EDT, and that means something a bit different for each of the 12 zodiac signs. To find out how each sign should approach this full moon, we got the AstroTwins’ take. Here’s what they had to say.

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Spirituality & Health: Form a Goddess Circle, Find Your Sacred Self BY WINTER ROSS
From small sisterhoods of support to full-fledged ceremonies to the unity of all things, there’s a Goddess circle for you.

Read more……

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Corn Dolly for Lammas, Mabon, Samhain, Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 6 Louise Hay Self-Affirmations to Rewire Unhealthy Thinking Patterns.

I’m really good at beating myself up.
Always have been. In fact, I’m a pro.

I can nitpick every single one of my flaws for hours on end, I need to get everything right the first time round and God forbid I make any mistakes. Yup, I’m the type-A perfectionist overachieving woman.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Get Way Up Close and Personal With Beluga Whales

People aren’t the only ones traveling this summer. In July and August, more than 57,000 beluga whales will migrate from the Arctic to the warmer waters of the Churchill River in Manitoba, Canada.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Jupiter At Opposition On August 19-20, Now At Its Best

In 2021, mighty Jupiter will be in opposition to the sun on the night of August 19-20. That’s when Earth will fly between the sun and Jupiter. Our faster motion will place Jupiter opposite the sun in our sky. Jupiter is always bright, but it’s brightest at opposition, or near opposition. In late July and early August, you’ll find Jupiter easily as a blazing light, rising in the east not long after sunset. But Jupiter at opposition will be rising in the east at sunset. It’ll be shining in our sky like a tiny sun, all night long

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Miracles, Myths, and Magic
JOHN BECKETT

I recently receives a comment that was more of a question for the next Conversations Under the Oaks (and that’s a perfectly acceptable thing to do, in case you’re wondering.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Japanese Fantasy Music – Bushido

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Inner Journey: Play with the growth journey!

“Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.”
— Max Eastman

Banish bad baggage, backward beliefs, boring boundaries, big blocks and belittling blame by building your beingness bridge by becoming a beautiful, bold, balanced, broadminded, boundless being.

“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.”
— Anthony J. D’Angelo

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Not what you should do, but what you want to do; let this be your guiding light, forevermore.

I see you shining,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Offerings for Aphrodite and Apollo (from The Kitchen Witch Cook Book)
Hey everyone! I’m back, and I have a suggestion/idea for offerings to Apollo and Aphrodite. This is really easy to make, and uses things almost everyone has access to! You can offer these to the gods/dedicate it to them and use it to make specialized teas!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth


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

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

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
July 22, 2021

Names
“What signifies knowing the Names,
if you know not the Natures of things.”

-Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


It’s fascinating when we look at the etymology behind words. So many words really match the object they represent. When we look at the botanical names of plants, we find that the Latin root refers to the nature of the particular flower. I love reading baby name books because they lend insight into the origin of a person’s name. As we grow, our name changes and evolves with us. We may have a nick-name when we’re little, and choose something more formal when we get older. We may pick up names given to us by our friends and loved-ones. Many of us change our names when we marry. And when we have children, we take on the name “Mom” or “Dad.” I know several people who have chosen a new name for themselves to reflect who they are today. It’s our prerogative, since we know ourselves best.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Great wealth is available to you today. It may not be monetary, but some of it just may be. Look around you, do your best, and take measure of all the opportunities that are being given to you today. This might be the start of an upturn in your well-being and status with co-workers or family members. Feel rich and blessed. The World says you are!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 15, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 15, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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July Events

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

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

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

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


Spirit Library: External World is a Reflection of Your Inner World (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Right now Venus and Mars are visible in the evening sky together bringing together the feminine and the masculine. As a result, we are challenged to find a balance between these two forces both internally and externally. We are urged to find greater equilibrium between our intuition and the actions we take. All choices, decisions and actions need be aligned with our soul and reflective of the wisdom we have gained thus far.

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine- July 13, 2021

Motherwort – Leonurus cardiaca
by Susun Weed

Herb by herb–from yarrow to wormwood, from poke to comfrey–we are making our way through my first aid kit: that little bag of remedies I never leave home without. I keep the same first aid kit handy at home and in the barn, too.

Read more…….

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF SHOOTING STAR
The beauty of the night sky filled with stars is incomparable.

Our light filled cities have made us nearly impossible to enjoy the shining diamonds in the sky, but with luck, we somehow get the chance to skip the city and adore this gift of nature.

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ThoughtCo: Hold a Lammas Harvest Ritual

In some Pagan traditions, Lammas is the time of year when the Goddess takes on the aspects of the Harvest Mother. The earth is fruitful and abundant, crops are bountiful, and livestock are fattening up for winter. However, the Harvest Mother knows that the cold months are coming, and so she encourages us to begin gathering up what we can.

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Lammas recipe | Lughnasadh Honey Lavander Bread & Wild Berry Jam

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Patheos / New Visions

Practices From the Inside Out: A Summer for Transformation
GREG RICHARDSON

Some of us like to remember summers when we were children as times of rest and relaxation. We might think of summer as a time for vacations, or for catching, or getting ahead.

Read more….

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MBG: How To Tap Into Divine Inspiration To Live More Creatively, From Experts

Have you ever been struck by an inexplicable creative urge, seemingly out of nowhere? You may have actually been experiencing divine inspiration. This spiritual concept has been around for centuries, so we asked experts what it’s all about—plus how to tap into your own creativity every day.

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Native American (Diné) Story of the Beginning

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Treehugger: How to Grow Fresh Mint in Your Herb Garden

Mint consists of a very broad family of 3,500 plants, and all of them have square stems and opposite leaves.1 Aside from that, each type of mint is incredibly different; you may not have known as horehound, lemon balm, basil, bee balm, pennyroyal, lavender, hyssop, oregano, and even catnip are all relatives.

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EarthSky News: Spica, Bright Beacon Of Virgo, Is 2 Stars

The star Spica – aka Alpha Virginis – is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. From a distance of 262 light-years away, Spica appears to us on Earth to be a lone bluish-white star in a quiet region of the sky. But Spica consists of two stars and maybe more. The pair are both larger and hotter than our sun, and they’re separated by only 11 million miles (less than 18 million km). They orbit their common center of gravity in only four days

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Patheos-Pagan: Pagan Ways To Deal With Summer Malaise
LISA WAGONER

it tends to happen every mid-July, I’ve noticed. Once the excitement and/ or ittitation with July 4th wears off, thoughts turn to fall, autumn vignettes, cooler weather, and witchy interests.

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VALHALLA CALLING // by Miracle Of Sound // VIKINGS

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Inner Journey:

PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT

“…conflict is the primary engine of creativity and innovation. People don’t learn by staring into a mirror; people learn by encountering difference.”
— Ronald Heifetz

In his book, ‘Men, Women and Relationships,’ John Gray says, “People are different. Recognizing this fundamental truth is essential for creating positive and loving relationships. In practice, however, … we demand that the people in our lives feel, think, and behave as we would. And when they react differently we make them wrong or invalidate them; we try to fix them when they really need understanding and nurturing; we try to improve them when instead they need acceptance, appreciation and trust.”

We each bring different gifts to this world. We each have different work to do. Our lives are enriched when we can celebrate these differences rather than resent, resist and reject them. As we get more secure in who we are, we get more compassionate toward others.

“Homogeneity makes for healthy milk but anemic friendships. We need relationships that cross culturally imposed lines to enlarge our hearts and expand our vistas.”
— Dan Schmidt

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When the fear of “things staying the same” exceeds the fear of “failure,” Stuff happens.

Ch-ch-changes…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ellen’s Lemon Zucchini Bread

This is THE BEST lemon zucchini bread I’ve ever baked or tasted. The recipe came from a friend of my mom’s. She kept raving about this bread that she had made while she was visiting. After I made it the first time I can understand why. If I don’t put this in the freezer right away, it is gone!!! Butter is really good on this bread if you aren’t worried about the calories, fat, etc.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
July 15, 2021

Progress
“Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and regression, of evolution and dissolution.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)


Sometimes we need to take a few steps back in order to get a running start. We make mistakes, and as long as we learn from those mistakes, we progress, we grow. Eventually we get to a point where we can look back and see how far we’ve come. Then we can turn back around and see how far we have to go!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

You can get a great deal done today and strengthen some relationships by being tactfully straightforward and not adding complications to anyone’s day. With no hidden agenda or any manipulative tricks, you can win people’s cooperation and have them agree with you most of the time. Keep things simple and stick to the basics to see the best and happiest results.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 24, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 24, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Use This Time Wisely (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As the seasons change so too does our inner landscape. As such, there is something new awakening within us which is creating a rebalancing of both our inner and our realities. As we move into this month’s Full Moon energies we are impelled to turn inward and reflect on what we are really trying to achieve. There is great momentum being generated now which is pressing us to use this time wisely.

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The One Thing Every Witch Needs to Know and Master | Intention

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Spiritual Unite: WHICH LIGHT BEING ARE YOU? (STARSEEDS QUIZ AND TEST)
Have you ever caught yourself looking at the stars for no reason? If you have, I bet you have wondered, “where does my soul come from?”

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ThoughtCo: How To Hold a Pagan Naming Ceremony for Your Baby

Once your child has been blessed and presented to the household guardians, you still may want to have a ceremony to introduce the new baby to your extended network of friends and family.

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Patheos / New Visions The Craft of Perception
MARK NEPO

The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

  • Aristotle

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MBG: What Each Sign Needs To Know For The Full Moon, From The AstroTwins

The next full moon is coming up on Thursday, June 24. It falls in Capricorn, and like any astrological event, it’s going to affect each zodiac sign differently. So, to find out what each sign needs to be prepared for, we consulted the AstroTwins.

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Daily Good: Listening to the Language of the Birds

Let’s answer the birds’ invitation, stepping outside to give them the simple gift of our attention. Listen. Wonder. Belong.

  • David George Haskell –

Listening to the Language of the Birds

“When bird language entered my life, I felt that a new sense had been grafted into me. Bird voices opened a fresh dimension of sensory experience. This expansion drew me into stories of my home in unexpected ways, revealing ecological rhythms and connections, stimulating my curiosity, and suffusing me with a sense of belonging. The practice of listening to other species is the original ‘augmented reality.’ In opening our minds to the language of species, we experience connection and meaning that far transcend anything offered by electronic simulacra.” David George Haskell shares five potent doorways into the language of the birds. { read more }

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6 of the BEST Smokable Herbs l Mugwort, Lavender and MORE! | Yeyeo Botanica

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Elephant Journal: A Walk in the Woods: Trust the Voice that Rises from the Stillness.

When I seek answers, I retreat into the sanctuary of my thoughts.
The route I take is often along a soft, earthy path that leads me into the woods.

Once I enter the sanctum and stillness of the forest, the smell of autumn rain, upon fallen leaves and moss-covered logs, fills my entire being with peace.

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Treehugger: 3-Legged Shelter Cat Gets Prosthetic Leg

When Olive the cat was plucked from a Nebraska shelter to take part in an engineering project, she wasn’t necessarily thrilled to take part.

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EarthSky News: June Full Moon Mimics December Sun

On all of the coming evenings – June 23, 24 and 25, 2021 – the moon might appear full to you. It comes when the moon is most opposite the sun for this month, when its lighted face – its day side – is aimed at us most directly. That full moon instant comes this month on June 24 at 18:39 UTC.

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Patheos-Pagan: The folkloric midsummer night of the fairies

The astronomical solstice came and went, followed by the night of the fairies, in Romanian, the Night of the Sanziene, or St. John’s Night.

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The Irish Pub by The High Kings

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Inner Journey:

GUILT

“When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. It is time to ask what can we do right, not what did we do wrong. Forgive yourself and move on.”
— Bernie S. Siegel

“I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy . . . you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.”
— Katherine Mansfield

“If we don’t forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole.”
— Joan Borysenko

“Light burdens borne far become heavy.”
— French proverb

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Wouldn’t it be nice to know, and I do mean REALLY, REALLY know, that everything – absolutely everything – is going to turn out just fine?

Really fine. Outrageously so.

You can know this right now, as I do, if you see yourself right now, as I do: Just another part of me.

Shaanti, Shaanti, Shaanti –
The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Gazpacho Recipes

Looking for gazpacho recipes? Allrecipes has more than 50 trusted gazpacho recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
June 24, 2021

Integrity
“Integrity and firmness are all I can promise. These, be the voyage long or short, shall never forsake me, although I may be deserted by all men; for of the consolations, which are to be derived from these, under any circumstances, the world cannot deprive me.”

-George Washington (1732-1799)


There must have been many reasons why our founding fathers chose George Washington to be the first president of the United States. And it is likely that one of those reasons was that he was a man of integrity. When we have integrity, we earn respect and trust. These are important qualities in a leader

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Be ambitious today, in a subtle way, and meet with a lot of cooperation and good will. Your ambition does not have to be grandiose. Concentrate on small projects and sweep away a lot of loose ends and complete things that have been long lingering. Act and speak with authority, and be fully respected. Do as much as you can today, and don’t look back.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 23, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 23, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Metamorphosis (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Today Mercury goes direct after three weeks of retrograde motion during which deep seated changes and transformations have occurred. With Mercury’s directional shift we can expect some clarity, focus and direction to slowly emerge with a greater sense of freedom, energy, and creativity. However, we are still processing and integrating the Solstice energy which is urging us to take time to nurture and care for ourselves.

Read more….

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Learn Your Land: Self Heal — The Little Weed With POWERFUL Benefits

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Spiritual Unite: THE CORD CUTTING CEREMONY


When we are in a relationship with someone, especially when the connection is romantic, our energetic cord activates with them. As the relationship takes its course, the emotions and interactions are adjoined onto the cord.

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ThoughtCo: How To Draw Down the Moon

In this beautiful and powerful rite, the practitioner invokes the Goddess directly into herself (or himself, as the case may be). In some variations, a High Priestess (HPs) may go into a trancelike state and speak the words of the Goddess

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Full Strawberry Moon: June 24, 2021

11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST (In Capricorn)

The Old Farmers Almanac calls this moon The Full Strawberry Moon. The name comes from the Algonquin tribes of the Eastern US and honors the ripening of the wild strawberries or “heart berries”. They are considered one of the “fruits of love”. There is a Cherokee tale that goes like this;

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MBG: Meet Cancer: The Nurturing & Emotional Water Sign Of The Zodiac

Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac (June 21–July 21), and it’s represented by the crab. A cardinal water sign ruled by the moon, Cancer energy is emotional, homey, and comforting. Here, we’ll dive into the personality traits of Cancer and explore how this sign approaches life, love, career, and more.

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Monsters of African Folklore

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Treehugger: 16 Incredible Deserts Around the World


A desert biome is a place of extremes—above all, extremely little precipitation. This single most defining characteristic of deserts affects the landscape, the types of plants and animals that live there, and the ways in which they interact. 

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EarthSky News: Zubenelgenubi Is Libra’s Alpha Star

Its name rhymes with Obi-wan Kenobi
Despite its ‘alpha’ designation, Zubenelgenubi is the 2nd-brightest star in the constellation Libra the Scales. It’s a touch fainter than Zubeneschamali, Libra’s brightest star. These two stars can be found most easily in relationship to each. Zubenelgenubi likely enjoys the alpha designation in Libra because it lies near the ecliptic in our sky.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Structured Rituals vs. Free-Flowing Rituals
JOHN BECKETT

I saw an interesting question on Twitter over the weekend – anther one that can’t be answered in 280 character.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Japanese Fantasy Music – Tsukimono

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Inner Journey:

LISTEN TO THE QUIET VOICE INSIDE

“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

What ideas are teasing you these days?

Are you aware of any little gems floating around your consciousness these days? Charged little thoughts that beckon you to pay attention to them? Inspiration and intuition often bring powerful new ideas to us very subtly, very quietly. When you become aware of being teased by an idea, follow it!

“Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!”
— Les Brown

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Considering your grandest and most glorious dreams.

When your thoughts and visualizations pertain to the “hows” (how they will come true), or when they include an insistence upon unimportant details (virtually all details are unimportant; think of them, yes, but just don’t attach to them), or when they require specific people to behave in specific ways… best case scenario, your dream might come true.

Whereas, when your dreams are of BIG-picture items, like rocking abundance, amazing health, vivacious happiness, and the like, the floodgates of success begin to powerfully tremble and your manifestation becomes inevitable.

Hark… a tremor I do detect…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Minnesota Broccoli Salad

No bacon, no fruit, no seeds: this broccoli salad, adapted from a recipe in a newspaper clipping from 1980, combines potato salad flavors–hard-cooked eggs, dill, celery seed, mayo–with crisp fresh broccoli.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
June 23, 2021

Integrity
“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”

-Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


So of course it follows that integrity with knowledge is strong and powerful. We’re here to learn and to grow. When we educate ourselves we become better decision makers. And when we back up our wisdom with integrity we can change the world.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Everybody falls victim to a misjudgment or a faulty calculation sometimes, so don’t let that be a reason to grind to a halt and stop working on what matters to you. Sometimes deception is involved, but that does not free you from the obligation to try and set things right. It’s all about being responsible, and that’s what you want to be, anyway.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Be Proactive (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a transitional time where new beginnings and shifts in direction can be expected. The incoming energies are highlighting what now needs to come into focus and what action is required for lasting change. As a result, fears may surface as we are being pushed beyond the limits of what has previously been comfortable.

Read more….

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How Witchcraft Impacted My Relationships | Q&A

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Spiritual Unite: DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SACRED GEOMETRY SYMBOLS AND MEANING?


Sacred geometry symbols and meanings have an essential place in human history. Sacred geometry has been defined as the primary building block of our universe. The underlying principle is mathematics and form. They are found in all nature.

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ThoughtCo: Litha Prayers

Midsummer is the time when we celebrate the bounty of the earth and the power of the sun. Our fields are flourishing, fruits are blossoming on the trees, herb bushes are fragrant and full of life.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: Invite the Sacred into Your Kitchen Space

The keys to creating a kitchen that makes cooking into a beautiful, spiritual experience.
Many of us see cooking as a chore, as an utter annoyance. It’s something that has to be done, but we’re usually unhappy about it. We’re usually cooking at the end of the day when we’re exhausted and weary, and would rather watch TV.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Medicine in Your Shrubbery

A shrub, by my definition, is larger than normal herbs but not the size of trees. They are perennials, but don’t lose their leaves. We like to use them to define property lines, walkways and to decorate the outside of our houses. Here are a few examples, along with information about whether or not they are healthy

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Learn the Fundamentals of Rootwork | Hoodoo Man Sen Elias | Crescent City Conjure

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Elephant Journal: 5 Healing Practices to bring ourselves back into Alignment.

It has been a few days since I’ve felt invaded, almost intoxicated, by a large amount of anxiety.
I could say the reason for this is the solar eclipse we just went through. And somewhere, it probably is.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Impressive Facts About Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park set the precedent for all parks in the United States, as it was the first land that was dedicated to recreation and enjoyment. The park was established in 1890 and although it is not the oldest National Park, it paved the way for the National Park System.

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EarthSky News: Longest Sunsets Happen Around The Solstice

Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the longest sunsets happen around the time of the solstices. The sun actually takes more time to set around the time of a solstice than around the time of an equinox.

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Patheos-Pagan: Why Do So Many of Us Want to Run Away?
JOHN BECKETT

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people talking about running away.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Music – Lumina

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Inner Journey:

How aware are you?

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron

How aware are you of:

  • your senses?
  • your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
  • your fears?
  • your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
  • your self talk?
  • your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
  • your passions?
  • your purpose?

Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudso

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Greek Yogurt Blueberry-Lemon Pancakes

Light, fluffy, and bursting with fresh blueberries and a pop of lemon in every bite. Good served with butter and maple syrup or a sprinkle of confectioners sugar

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
June 17, 2021

Collaboration
“Exchange is creation.”

-Muriel Rukeyser


The creative process is fascinating. Everyone goes about it in his own way, but in almost every case, creation does not happen alone. People give us ideas, inspiration, encouragement and support. There’s an exchange of energy that makes things happen, or allows things to happen. We’re better for it, and our projects are better for 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 post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 10, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Breakthrough (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Waves of change are rippling through the collective consciousness and there is a noticeable increase in the intensity of the incoming energies as we move towards tomorrows New Moon Solar Eclipse. This eclipse season is powerfully accelerating our growth and development and brings to a peak all that we have endured for the past two decades. As such it marks the end of a particular way of being and the start of something new.

Read more….

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Simple Cottage Witchcraft | In the City

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Spiritual Unite: CAN SPIRIT GUIDES APPEAR IN YOUR DREAMS?


In this article we discuss spirit guides in dreams. You should be aware that spirit guides often visit you in your dreams, if you are the lucky one to notice them, then you could be receiving advice and guidance.

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ThoughtCo: 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: The Only Gemini New Moon Of The Year Is Here—So Every Word Counts

Even casual conversations have the power to set off sparks on Thursday, June 10, 2021, a day to make every word count. The 2021 Gemini new moon (the only one of the year) arrives at the party at 3:24 AM EDT, right smack dab in the middle of a Mercury retrograde (also in Gemini).

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Ragnarok: The Norse DoomsdayThe Twilight of the Gods – Part 1/2 – Norse Mythology

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Elephant Journal: To the Lightworkers & Shadow Walkers with Intense Yearnings.

What if I am not living my purpose yet?
If I really came to this earth to nurture others, help others to heal themselves, and guide others to embodiment, why did my soul choose to be…so alone?

Perhaps I need the solitude and time to experience full embodiment?

Read more….

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Treehugger: The Rainbow Flag and Its Connection to the Environment

Climate change is and will continue to impact everyone, but not everyone will experience its effects equally. For this reason, analyzing how environmentalism intersects with other social justice movements is so crucial.

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EarthSky News: Young Moon, Venus, Mars After Sunset Mid-June

In June 2021, new moon happens on June 10 at 10:21 UTC. And so – by about June 11 – the young moon, a waxing crescent, returns to the evening sky. If you watch that evening, and in the evenings after that, you can also notice two planets, Venus and Mars.

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Patheos-Pagan: Love, virility, and wicked magic between eclipses
CAMELIA ELIAS

People invested in living the magical life, past the three hours every weekend at some retreat, pay attention to signs.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Nature Dance – Stive Morgan

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Inner Journey:

LONELINESS

“When humans find themselves surrounded by nothing but objects, the response is always one of loneliness.”
— Brian Swimme

Soul lives through relationship and it is in soul that we find meaning. We can have meaningful relationships with people, animals and other beings, projects, ideas and ideals.

How much time do you devote to building relationships with things?

“Loneliness is caused by an alienation from life. It is a loneliness from your real self.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.”
— George Eliot

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s always a deeper reason, for the emotions you feel, the doubts you have, the questions you raise, and the fears you entertain.

It’s called “wanting it all.”

What a system, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

These are no-bake peanut butter and crispy rice bars covered in chocolate.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
June 10, 2021

Chance
“What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!”

-Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)


Is there such a thing as chance, or coincidence, or serendipity? Or is everything carefully orchestrated and organized by a Higher Power? Chance seems to be the unexpected, but then we have to think: who is doing the expecting? Something might come as a surprise to us, but it might also have been planned in the cosmos since before time.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 27, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 27, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


You Tube: The Witch of Wanderlust: Reviewing 2 Books on Chaos Magick

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Spiritual Unite: PINK CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE


Although the seven primary chakras all have distinct colours that represent their energy in your aura, some chakra colours might originate from more than one chakra, and some chakras can emit different wavelengths and frequencies depending on their strength.

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ThoughtCo: Charge of the Goddess
History and Variations

Charge of the Goddess is perhaps one of the best-known pieces of ritual poetry in today’s magical community, and is often credited to author and priestess Doreen Valiente. The charge itself is a promise, made by the Goddess to her followers, that she will guide them, teach them, and lead them when they need her the most.

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Field Notes on Living (Mark Nepo) ; View at Seventy

I’m standing on a bridge near the top of a mountain, looking back at the winding path that took years to climb.

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MBG: How The Full Moon Will Affect You Based On Your Sign, From Astrologers

Not only is there a doozy of a full moon coming on May 26th, but it’s also a lunar eclipse and the largest supermoon of 2021. This is a significant astrological event, and like any cosmic happening, it’s going to affect people differently depending on their sign. Here, the AstroTwins share their take on what each sign can expect:

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Mermaids: The Dark & Messed Up Origins – (Exploring the Myths Behind Infamous Sea Creatures)

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Elephant Journal: The Power of Mudras: the Healing is in our Hands.

The tip of my right index (pointer) finger delicately touched the tip of my right thumb.
My left hand mirrored the same.

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Treehugger: Comedy Wildlife Photos Capture the Goofiness in Animals

Wildlife photography can be so gorgeous. Photographers wait for hours to capture the perfect breathtaking images of elusive animals unaware they’re being observed.

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EarthSky News: Virgo? Here’s Your Constellation

Virgo the Maiden fully returns to the east at nightfall by late April. By late May, Virgo is well up in the evening. You’ll find Virgo in the evening sky into June and July, too. Then by late August or September, Virgo begins her descent in the west into the glow of evening twilight. In other words, now is the time to watch for Virgo. How can you see her?

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Salt City Pagan: Why I Choose To Be Pagan

In the past couple of weeks an author on Patheos had an open Q&A. I asked about tt their decision to remain a Druid and what kept them on the path.

Read more….

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They call me Witch

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Inner Journey: BREAK OUT OF ROUTINE

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”
— Nietzsche

Where do you need to do some ‘out of the box’ thinking and living?

We are creatures of habit, of patterns. While initially the habits may have served us, they may now be limiting our ability to experience more of life.

What aspect of your life has become routine? How might you bring new life to it? Do some outrageous dreaming! Then do something completely different today.

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”
— George Washington Carver

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You see prayers that lack conviction, confidence, and that end in question marks like, “Can I? May I? Will I?” are always answered with a happy face: “Sure! You bet! No question!”

However, if you want action instead of answers… Prayers of declaration and exclamation, especially those that end in “So be it! Hallelujah! Pronto my lofty companion!” conjure up the magic.

It’s just how the system was set up.

Pronto my lofty companion!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peanut Butter Cup S’mores

This twist on a fireside favourite is a must-have in the summer and is ready in mere minutes. The addition of peanut butter is sure to please the palate, and using chocolate peanut butter cups takes the s’mores experience to a whole new level

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 27, 2021

Trust
“Those who trust us, educate us.”

-George Eliot, 1874


We learn that to be worthy of trust, or trustworthy, is a good feeling. It’s an honor, really, to have earned someone’s trust. We experience the responsibility that comes with that trust, and we fulfill it, because trust is something we know that we can lose as well as gain.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Although it may be a peaceful day, that calm may all be on the surface. If dissatisfaction or anger is brewing at depth, there could be thoughts or fantasies of revenge or anger to fuel the bad feelings. Face everyone and everything with great care and respect. You have more than enough strength to deal with whatever comes up. Obviously, don’t bait or antagonize anyone. Kindness wins out

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 13, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 13, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Energies Are Merging (a message from Kate Spreckley)

For some time now the energies of the Earth have retracted, which has given the planet time to rebuild and reorganise her evolving energies. With this New Moon phase there is a surge of Earth energy which is rising to the surface of the planet to merge with the incoming cosmic energy.

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Spiritual Unite: ORBS IN PICTURES – THE COMPLETE GUIDE


Orbs in pictures are evidence of the presence of spiritual beings. This phenomenon has been documented since the beginning of modern photography, with amateur and professional photographers alike reporting the appearance of these otherworldly entities.

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ThoughtCo: The Magic & Folklore of Fireflies

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, aren’t actually flies at all – for that matter, they’re not even really bugs, either. In fact, from a biological standpoint, they’re part of the beetle family.

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The Healing Medicine of Trees – Elder
by Susun Weed

ELDER is the last letter of the ogam alphabet (Ruis). It rarely attains tree status where it grows in North America, but it has taken me by surprise several times in Europe by the height to which it can grow (up to ten meters) and the tough bark it is capable of making.

Read more….

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MBG: The Complete Zodiac Guide To Moon Sign Compatibility

While most people jump to see if their sun sign is compatible with their lover’s, we might actually be better off checking on moon signs instead.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: 6 Tips to Support Change with Color Therapy

BY JASMINE BILALI

Colors have frequencies that influence mood and impact our energy field. What colors are calling you?

Read More.

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Energy Sensing║Beginner Witchcraft 101

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Treehugger: 15 Wonderful White-Tailed Deer Facts

Fuzzy, shy, and downright adorable, white-tailed deer are among the most abundant creatures in America’s woodlands. Adults are characterized by their reddish-brown coats, which fade to a grayer brown from summer to winter.

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EarthSky News: Moon and 3 evening planets May 12-15

At evening dusk on May 12-15, 2021, watch for the young and slender waxing crescent moon in the western twilight sky. On these evenings, the moon will sweep by three bright evening planets. It’ll go by Venus – the brightest planet closest to the horizon – on May 12.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Witches Reflection on the Liminal

When I was a little girl, I used to be obsessed with sitting and playing in doorway thresholds. My Papa used to have a bag of seashells that he kept for me to play with when I was a kid.

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Pagan Playlist: Oliver Shanti – Sacral Nirvana

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Inner Journey: ON SELF-HONESTY

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.”
— Nathaniel Hawthorne

“You cannot fake a relationship and feel right with yourself or anyone else. Changing yourself to fit what you think other people want doesn’t work. Pretending to be someone other than yourself only broadens the distance between the person you are and the one with whom you’re trying to establish closeness.”
— Mary Manin Morrissey

“Just as surely as distress must follow self-deceit, healing must follow self-honesty.”
— Vernon Howard

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
— Janis Joplin

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know the main difference between messing with the cursed hows and turning them over to me?

Besides smoother, more radiant skin.

No, besides more free time.

No, besides more interest income.

Right! More laughter!

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Nina’s Filipino Fried Rice

This is a delicious take on fried rice straight out of the Philippines. Bacon makes this dish crispy and oh, so good!

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 13, 2021

Science
“Science is not to be regarded merely as a storehouse of facts to be used for material purposes, but as one of the great human endeavors to be ranked with arts and religion as the guide and expression of man’s fearless quest for truth.”

-Richard Arman Gregory (1864-1952)


Ah, science! It had a whole different meaning to me when I was in high school and had to memorize the periodic table. Now I look at science as these amazing discoveries that lead us to the truth. It’s not such a big leap from spirituality to science. We can see all of the miracles that exist under a microscope, or through a telescope. And right here we are living miracles, every moment. In the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know?” several scientists weigh in on the facts of our existence, and what is happening all around us, all the time.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

The world may seem to be working overtime to baffle or confuse you, but you don’t have to take the bait. If you’re offered something that seems too perfectly tailored to your tastes or desires, it’s OK to be graciously skeptical. You can appear cautious rather than distrustful. Keep things simple today and minimize getting upset by torn or unsettled feelings.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 6, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 6, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: May 2021 Energy Report (a message from Jennifer Hoffman)

Did you feel the energy shift on April 30? The annual Sun/Uranus conjunction happened on that date and this one was turbo charged. It brought all of the weird, tough, challenging, topsy turvy energy of April to a close on a high vibe note, just as we turn a corner and move into May.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: 99 NUMBER MEANING – HEALING OF HUMANITY

99 number meaning is numerology that often comes into play in our lives through the process of synchronicity.

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ThoughtCo: Sacred Sites: The Great Pyramid of Giza

There are sacred places which can be found all over the globe, and some of the oldest are located in Egypt. This ancient culture brought us a vast legacy of magic, mythology and history

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BAY LEAF RITUAL FOR WEALTH & PROSPERITY 🌿 USE FEHU RUNE FOR ABUNDANCE, WEALTH & PROSPERITY

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Daily Good: Six Habits of Hope

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.

  • Desmond Tutu –

Six Habits of Hope

Hope is often viewed as the anticipation of circumstances being better in the future, but in this article environmentalist and social activist Kate Davies suggests that intrinsic hope is based in the here and now. Applying 6 habits of mindfulness to one’s daily life will allow us to live from a place of hope that embraces life as it is now in all of its beauty and complexity. { read more }

Be The Change

When you are feeling discouraged and in need of hope, pause in your day and notice the effortless miracle of your breath rising and falling or the natural courage found in nature’s tireless movement to grow all things.

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May 2021 Energy Update: The Emerging Road Ahead, How Visionaries Will Be Activated and More

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Spirituality & Health: Dreams at the Edge of Sleep

A practice for accessing the power of liminal dreaming

Liminal dreaming is a remarkable mind state, one you can channel for creativity or problem solving, use as a form of metacognition to explore your thought processes, or simply play with as a form of consciousness exploration.

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Treehugger: 9 Unexpected Facts About Sea Spiders

Sea spiders are long-legged marine arthropods that inhabit oceans around the world, from the frigid waters of the Southern Ocean to the balmy Caribbean.

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EarthSky News: Bright star Vega on May evenings

Vega is a lovely star to come to know. When I was first learning the night sky, more than 40 years ago, I spent hours, days, weeks, months poring over charts and books. So I sometimes came to know the names and whereabouts of certain stars before seeing them in the night sky.

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Pioneer Thinking: 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!

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Patheos Pagan: Sun Ritual

This ritual was written by our lovely kitchen Witch ritual team, huge thanks to Ness, Sue, Josh, Gwyneth and Heather for allowing me to share it here. It is written for a group but could easily be adapted for solitary use.

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Pagan Playlist: Amazing Oriental Music – HD – FARAN ENSEMBLE

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Inner Journey: FIND PEACE INSIDE

“All spiritual disciplines are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit.”
— Swami Ramdas

Getting into the habit of meditating, praying and/or resting daily helps us pull back from our preoccupation with the material world. In silence and solitude, we have an opportunity to pay attention to what’s happening inside rather than outside.

When we do this consistently, we learn to relax and to quiet and detach from our mental chatter and our turbulent emotions. As we begin to witness ourselves in personality, we also begin to experience our soul.

“Meditation may require a lifetime to master, but it will have been a lifetime well spent.” If you want to judge your progress, ask yourself these questions: Am I more loving? Is my judgment sounder? Do I have more energy? Can my mind remain calm under provocation? Am I free from the conditioning of anger, fear, and greed? Spiritual awareness reveals itself as eloquently in character development and selfless action as in mystical states.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Often, simply showing up is enough.

Because the friends, abundance, and health you now dream of possessing have long been in place.

Because the coincidences, surprises, and serendipities that will transform your life already lie in wait for your passing.

And because little else could speak louder of your belief in success than physically putting yourself in a position to receive.

It’s fun to stay at the YMCA

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake)

Is a sponge cake soaked in a mixture of three kinds of milk, topped with whipped cream and strawberries (optional).

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 6, 2021

Philosophy


“As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a philosophy. Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by a conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought and scrupulously logical deliberation – or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of unwarranted conclusions, false generalizations, undefined contradictions, undigested slogans, unidentified wishes, doubts and fears, thrown together by chance, but integrated by your subconscious into a kind of mongrel philosophy and fused into a single, solid weight: self-doubt, like a ball and chain in the place where your mind’s wings should have grown.”

-Ayn Rand, 1982


One of the really cool things about living this life is that we have so much self-responsibility. We think our own thoughts, we make our own philosophy, we live our own life the way we choose to live it. Be aware, think well, live well

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.

astrology.com

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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/