Cat’s Morning Bits for November 19, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 19, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Define Your Priorities (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There are incredible benefits to the period we are currently moving through. These benefits include the opportunity for us to redefine who we are and how we live. We have the opportunity to be a part of a new world, a new reality where, discrimination, segregation and separation no longer exists.

Read more…..

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Marie Laveau: The New Orleans Voodoo Queen (Occult History Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF FINDING MONEY

Finding money on the road is quite exciting. Whether you own reasonable sum of money – but getting even a coin from the earth is quite fascinating.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Profile of Nemesis

Nemesis is a Greek goddess of revenge and retribution. In particular, she is invoked against those whose hubris and arrogance got the better of them, and serves as a force of divine reckoning.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Where Wonder Lives: Daily Practices for Cultivating the Sacred

Fabiana Fondevila is a storyteller, activist and teacher from Argentina. Her upcoming book, ‘Where Wonder Lives’ invites readers on a unique journey through inner landscapes, kindling fresh awareness of life’s mysteries. In the following excerpt she delves into humanity’s age old search for meaning through two seemingly contradictory, yet deeply complementary paths. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Dehydrating Citrus Fruits

Today, as with most days have resulted in a very eventful day in our small kitchen. Not only did we manage to dehydrate several trays of French Fried Potatoes but we also attacked some lemons which we had sitting around waiting to be used.

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Crystal Guidance: Crystal Cleansing Methods

Why should you cleanse your crystals? It gets them back to their original, sparkly vibration level to where they can do their best work on helping you. Simply put, absolutely everything has a vibration, which even includes emotions and physical objects. Negative energy, including negative emotions and physical pain, have low vibrations.

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Treehugger: 8 Things You Should Know About the St. Andrew’s Cross Spider

The St. Andrew’s cross spider is a large orb-weaver spider found across much of eastern Australia. It belongs to the genus Argiope, whose members are famous not just for their size, but also their often brightly colored abdomens and the distinctive zig-zags they weave into their webs.

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle in northern autumn

In late November and early December, look west in the evening for the Summer Triangle. It’s the signature star formation of our Northern Hemisphere summer, but you can see it in northern autumn, too. The Summer Triangle showcases three brilliant stars – Vega, Deneb and Altair – in three separate constellations.

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Patheos-Pagan: 10 Ideas For A Pagan Thanksgiving

Is there such a thing as a Pagan Thanksgiving? Not really. Eschewing all the discussions about religion, history and relevance of Thanksgiving in our lives, what this holiday ultimately is (for those who celebrate it) quite simply, a meal and a gratitude ritual.

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Pagan Playlist: GREEN CLOUDS – Trance Celtica (official videoclip)

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Inner Journey: TIME TO CHANGE?

“When coasting in our comfort zones, we don’t grow. We continue to do more of the same…. Maintaining a comfort zone can, paradoxically, lead to discomfort in the long run. If by being comfortable we avoid important life issues, internal tension accumulates…. Eventually, as both internal and external pressures for change persist, the ‘comfort zone’ ceases to serve us.”
— Eric Allenbaugh

It takes effort to change. What do you most want to change in your life? Make a list of what you can do to start the process. Try journaling, perhaps. Read books. Take a course. Find a mentor. Seek out support.

How will you commit time to make it happen? When are you going to start? Your life is passing quickly!

“Be not afraid of changing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”
— Chinese Proverb

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A Note from the Universe

You can always change how you feel, and you can always feel whatever you like.

Don’t you remember? You bought the upgraded “Superior-Deluxe, Double-Plus-Good Time-Space Package,” with side order of “mousse,” if I recall.

Smooth,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cheesecake with Cranberry Glaze and Sugared Cranberries

Cranberries and orange are a natural pairing, and I wanted to combine them in a cheesecake fit for the Thanksgiving table. The cranberry glaze is a really beautiful color, and the sugared cranberries are the perfect topping. Most of the work is done the night before, so it’s not even that hard to make.

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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
November 19, 2020

Searching
“Often the search proves more profitable than the goal.”

-E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, 1967


There’s an old saying that the journey, not the destination, is what is important. What if what we are actually searching for is the search itself? Here we are, somehow we got ourselves at this point in time, at this place on earth, and yet we know there is “more.” Just that knowingness leads us to places, both physical and spiritual, that allow us to experience more of our Selves

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it

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 November 12, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 12, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds!-
November!
-Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Embrace Where You Are (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently the incoming energy is demanding an upgrade and an update within the energetic framework of our world. As a result, new and radical ways of living and being are being birthed that will ultimately have a positive impact on all areas of life.

Read more…..

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10 minute Guided Meditation for Anxiety and Stress Relief – Anti-Anxiety Magic – Magical Crafting

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MBG: 3 Factors That Could Be Keeping You From Manifesting Your Goals

If you’re new to the concept of manifesting and the law of attraction, it essentially states that we have the power to shape our realities and reach our goals with enough intention, attention, and action. It’s one of the universal laws of spirituality, and a tough one to put into practice—at least in the beginning.

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ThoughtCo: Curanderismo: The Folk Magic of Mexico

In many Hispanic communities in the United States, as well as in Mexico and parts of Central and South America, people often turn to the services of a curandero or curandera. The curandera (this is the feminine form, the masculine ends with the –ero) is someone who practices curanderismo –

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Spiritual Unite: WHITE CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

White chakra energy is pure, powerful and symbolises oneness in the universe. It is generally found in activated Crown chakras, and for the truly enlightened can appear as a halo.

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Daily Good: Two Words That Can Change a Life

Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.

Theodore Dreiser –

Two Words That Can Change a Life

“As I walked into the parking lot, I spotted the woman returning her shopping cart, and I remembered something in my purse that could help her in a different but hopefully profound way. It wasn’t a handful of cash or a lead on a job for her husband, but maybe — just maybe — it would make her life better. My heart pounded as I approached the woman. “Excuse me,” I said, my voice trembling a bit. “I couldn’t help overhearing what you said to the cashier. It sounds like you’re going through a really hard time right now. I’m so sorry. I’d like to give you something.” And I handed her a business-sized card. When the woman read the card’s only two words, she began to cry. And through her tears, she said, “You have no idea how much this means to me.”” Cheryl Rice shares more in this piece about the two simple words that touched her life and then rippled out to touch many others. { read more }

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The Top 5 Irish Mythology Movies

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Elephant Journal: The 6 Rasas (Tastes) that should be included in Every Meal—according to Ayurveda.

And enjoy the delight to your senses.

Food calls to us through taste. And it calls to us through sight and smell. Let us not forget the touch and how it feels in our hands and on our tongues.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 Wonderfully Weird Facts About Burrowing Owl

The tiny burrowing owl is a unique specimen among owls in many ways. One of the few owls that is active during the day, it lives in burrows in the ground sometimes made by squirrels and prairie dogs. With a preference for flat, treeless habitats, burrowing owls are found in the deserts and grasslands throughout North, Central, and South America.

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Fairies, Hoaxes, Gaffs, and Quest for Proof

People who believe in fairies often enough seek to share that belief. We tell stories, both our own and ones passed down, and we find value in sharing our belief with others. Telling people to respect fairy places, to be careful not to damage fairy trees, speaking of the consequences of fairy friendship and fairy wrath.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA Poëtree – Gröne Lunden

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Inner Journey: LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones

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A Note from the Universe

With great responsibility comes great power.

The more you accept of the first — for your happiness, unhappiness, and all else — the more you are given of the latter.

Sounds like a deal,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Corn Casserole

A Southwestern twist on the usual corn casserole.

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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
November 12, 2020

Moderation

“The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.”

-Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)


Moderation in our temperament is essential to our health and well-being. It is exhausting going from euphoria when something goes right to depression when something goes wrong. Our middle ground here comes from knowing that external forces do not influence our emotions. We decide how to react, we can choose to accept that we really are okay no matter how things go.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Possibly a romantically disquieting day, you may begin to suspect that your love is not being returned, at least not in kind. Or perhaps you can’t bring yourself to return the affections of an ardent admirer. This might feel even worse. The head and heart don’t always speak the same language or have the same opinions. Be strong and as kind as you can.

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 November 5, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 5, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
-Dr. Edward Jenner (1749-1823)

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST


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Spirit Library: Unpredictable Times (a message from Kate Spreckley)

2020 has been an explosive year as the incoming energies have brought extreme pressure to our journey of change and transformation. The shadows are being exposed which is creating irrational fears and more uncertainty and chaos

Read more….

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Wise Woman Herbal: Solomon’s Seal: Adapting to Stress & Achieving Flexibility in Times of Change
by Thea Summer Deer

On a recent field trip to H Mart, an Asian supermarket near Atlanta, Georgia, I drove south from my mountain home in anticipation of new discoveries and old treasures. Having previously lived in San Francisco, I knew the excitement of exploring an Asian grocery store, large or small.

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ThoughtCo: Who Is the Egyptian Goddess Isis?

Isis (called “Aset” by the Egyptians), a daughter of Nut and Geb, is known in Ancient Egyptian mythology as a goddess of magic. Wife and sister of Osiris, Isis was originally considered a funerary goddess.

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Four Witchy Things I No Longer Buy

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Candle Colors: Meanings and Significance | Yeyeo Botanica

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Treehugger: The World’s 10 Oldest Living Trees

There are colonies of clonal trees that have lived for tens of thousands of years, but there’s something majestic about a single tree able to stand on its own for millennia.

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EarthSky News: Use the Big Dipper to find the Goat Star

Tonight – or any autumn or winter evening – if you can see the Big Dipper, use two of its bowl stars to find the bright golden star Capella in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. Some of you may already know how to use famous pointer stars on the outside of the bowl to find Polaris, the North Star. And it’s the top two bowl stars that guide you to Capella. We depict both methods on the chart at the top of this post.

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Patheos-Pagan: Queen Nanny Magickal Jamaica Tea

Queen Nanny is a legend. In my bestselling book Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens I write- ” Remembered as both a warrior and a Queen, this woman was a powerful leader, and a force to seriously be reckoned with. There are many differing reports of Nanny’s life

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Warrior

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Inner Journey: MIND CONTROL

“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.”
— Ray Knight

“Eventually, meditation will make our mind calm, clear, and as concentrated as a laser which we can focus at will. This capacity of one-pointed attention is the essence of genius. When we have this mastery over attention in everything we do, we have a genius for life itself: unshakable security, clear judgment, and deep personal relationships.”
— Eknath Easwaran

“The successful man is the average man, focused.”
— Source Unknown

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A Note from the Universe

“Happily-ever-after,” I’m happy to tell you, begins with “happily”… in more ways than one.

So the next time a loved one sets out to find it, maybe have them consider that the trail may turn frosty, if it’s not set out upon happily.

Tallyho,
The Uni

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Cider Oatmeal Bread

This quick bread takes only a handful of ingredients to make. Just make sure you use sparkling apple cider, as regular apple cider will not work.

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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
November,5 2020

Emotion


“Ninety percent of our lives is governed by emotion. Our brains merely register and act upon what is telegraphed to them by our bodily experience. Intellect is to emotion as our clothes are to our bodies: we could not very well have civilized life without clothes, but we would be in a poor way if we had only clothes without bodies.”

-Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)
We need both heart and head to function in this world. And we function best when they are working in tandem. There is a reason why we are wired this way, and we figure it out when we try to use one too much without the other.

-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 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 October 29, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Here was October, here
Was ruddy October, the old harvester,
Wrapped like a beggared sachem in a coat
Of tattered tanager and partridge feathers.
-Stephen Vincent Benoît (1898-1943)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Commit To Your Process of Healing (a message from Kate Spreckley

As our inner world opens we are gifted with the opportunity to access the wisdom of our soul and to use that wisdom to create a reality and a life that is conscious.

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El Chupacabras, a Modern Mystery | Monstrum

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Ritual to Honor the Forgotten Dead

As Samhain rolls around and the veil grows thin each year, many people in the Pagan community take the opportunity to hold rituals honoring the dead.

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MBG: How To Attract Anything Using A Digital Vision Board

Based on the principles of the law of attraction, a vision board is essentially a collection of images, quotes, and other objects that serve as visual representations of your goals. Creating one can be a helpful way to get clear on your dreams so you can start the work of making them reality.

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Artemis & Orion: The Tragic Love Story – (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Elephant Journal: The One thing we can & should Cleanse on this Halloween Full Moon. {October 31}

Full moon energy is powerful energy.
You may have noticed (if things have gotten crazy around the full moon, and you’ve found yourself checking the calendar).

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Treehugger: 8 Cultured Animals That Share Knowledge

Culture and the ability to transmit novel learned behavior from one generation to the next was once believed to be a trait unique to humans.

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EarthSky News: Watch for Earth’s shadow and the Belt of Venus

In both the evening and morning sky, try watching for Earth’s shadow, a blue-gray darkness in the direction opposite the sun, darker than the twilight sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Rosemary For Remembrance: Re-Wilding All Souls Day Part One

“Rosemary’s magic lies in her scent and the volatile oil hidden in her leaves. Science has affirmed that the smell of Rosemary’s essential oil enhances memory.

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Pagan Playlist: Sacred Spirits Ly O Lay Ale Loya

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Inner Journey: ACCEPT CHANGE

“We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what in the morning was true will in evening become a lie.”
— C.G. Jung

Life continually evolves. We’re always moving into new experiences, new possibilities. This constant change unsettles the personality, which finds security in stability. But with life always in flux, that security is an illusion. We experience pain by tryingto hold on to things that are not solid.

Life becomes joyful when we can open to the constant flow and ride freely with it. This requires us to let go of the need to control. We need to learn to trust.

“Can it then be that what we call the ‘self’ is fluid and elastic? It evolves, strikes a different balance with every new breath.”
— Wayne Muller

“We’re never the same; notice how you’re called to write something entirely different about a topic you responded to weeks or months ago.”
— Patrice Vecchione

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A Note from the Universe

It may seem a bit backwards for some, but the first step one might take towards rearranging the present circumstances of their life is to stop dwelling upon the present circumstances of their life.

But for you it’s probably a no-brainer.

You’re not like anyone else,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Greek Pumpkin Pie

In Greece we make two types of pumpkin pie: sweet and savory. This is a sweet pumpkin pie. If you happen to have a can of pumpkin puree lingering in your pantry perhaps you can give it a try

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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
October 29, 2020

Courtesy
“The knock at the door tells the character of the visitor!”

-T.K.V. Desikachar, (Patanjali’s Yogasutras: An introduction) 1987


Once again, a version of “actions speak louder than words.” Interesting! How do we approach people? What is the first impression we give? I’ve seen a lot of courtesy go flying out the window with some e-mails! People are in a rush, they impulsively hit “send” and the ripples are felt throughout cyberland. Think about that “knock at the door” and how we can let others know that it is okay to let us in.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The high Priestess

There may be moment or two when you feel responsible for everything in the world and like it’s your duty to take care of everyone. Relax, let this wash over you, and let it go. It’s not a burden so much as a demonstration of how connected you are to the people and things in your own life, and how much you care. That’s a good thing.

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 October 22, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river’s mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.
-Wilfred Campbell (1858-1819)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Trust in Yourself (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We must remember that the universe always works in perfect balance. When we place ourselves in its natural flow we move into a space of balance. However, before that occurs all that is out of balance within ourselves needs to be addressed. Circumstances in our lives are highlighting any imbalance creating a profound clearing and purging of the old.

Read more…..

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Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the Woods – (Slavic Folklore Explained)

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Folklore – Halloween Superstitions and Legends

While we Pagans are celebrating Samhain on October 31 (or at the beginning of May, if you’re one of our southern hemisphere readers), for many of our friends and neighbors, this is the Halloween season.

Read more……

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Simple Money Bowl Spell || Spellwork

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Elephant Journal: A Simple Buddhist Guide to having a Mindful Morning.

Buddhist monks wake up every morning, at approximately 4 a.m. while the stars are still out and the world appears to be peacefully sleeping.

Reda more…..

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Treehugger: Horses Can Identify and Remember Their Humans

Ask anyone who has loved a horse and they’ll likely agree: The bond between humans and horses rivals that of people and dogs. As Herman Melville once said, “No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.”

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Bright star Deneb transits at nightfall

Each year – around October 24 – the northernmost star of the Summer Triangle, Deneb, transits or climbs to its highest point in the sky at or near 6:30 p.m. local time (7:30 p.m. local daylight saving time). What does that mean for skywatchers? Only that this noteworthy star – this beloved member of the Summer Triangle – is shifting ever-westward each day in our sky as Earth travels around the sun. Its transit at dusk/nightfall is a hallmark of the year, marking a shift toward winter – or summer – on your half of the globe.

Read more…….

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Fairies and Modern Technology

The subject of fairies and modern technology is an intriguing one, and one that encourages some good discussion and debate, often predicated on the individual’s personal understanding of what fairies are.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Wardruna – Kvitravn (White Raven) – Official video

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Inner Journey: WHAT ARE YOU FEELING?

“We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.”
— Bertrand Russell

Many of the qualities that bring fulfilment in life are feelings, like love, joy, freedom and gratitude.

In our overly rational world, we tend to think about how we feel, which, of course, is not feeling at all — it’s thinking.

Honour your feelings and be willing to experience them. They give us valuable feedback about what is and what is not working in our lives. They are the signposts to meaningful inner work.

“With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustain it. The payoff is delicious in terms of improved quality of life.”
— Doc Childre

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Rainbows and butterflies, cattails and dandelions, waterfalls and rainforests, puppy dogs and dragonflies, sea foam and orcas, sunshine and comets, snowflakes and icicles, wildflowers and you…

Did I think of everything, or what?

Crazy, sexy, cool,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipes

Apples and cinnamon are two ingredients meant to be married together, offering the ultimate balance of sweet, a little tart, and plenty of spice. There’s no better way to highlight this duo than with a loaf of quick bread.

Read more…..

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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
October 22, 2020

Films
“Good movies make you care, make you believe in possibilities again.”

-Pauline Kael, 1968


Some movies are so big, so fabulous, so rich with story and action and setting and wardrobe. “Gone With the Wind” is like that. Wow. It’s absolutely breathtaking, and a true classic. And some movies are smaller, just a more personal story, that doesn’t need much more than the people involved to get the point across. “Rain Man” is that kind of a movie. In the film, Tom Cruise’s character discovers that he has an autistic brother, played by Dustin Hoffman. The journey, how these two get to know each other, and get to understand themselves, and what is important in life, is just beautiful. It strikes a chord because we all have relationships in our lives from which we can learn about ourselves and our connection to the world.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Today can be easy if you don’t try to swim upstream. Do what’s expected of you (and what you need to do, anyway) and don’t rebel, at least not outwardly. You’re given plenty of authority to convince people to help you if necessary, and there should be few if any arguments. Be calm, respect authority, and you’ll automatically be given the respect you deserve, plus more. Get a lot done!

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 October 15, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Hail, old October, bright and chill,
First freedman from the summer sun!
Spice high the bowl, and drink your fill!
Thank heaven, at last the summer’s done!
-Thomas Constable (1812-81)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Mercury Retrograde (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Mercury’s final retrograde for 2020 begins today and ends on November 3rd. As usual it’s a time where we are urged to reflect, review and reassess where we have been, where we are and where we are going. Mercury retrograde expands our awareness urging us to pay better attention to both the subtleties and the details of our lives.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: DIY altar tray

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Cooking and Recipes

Here are eight spectacular ideas that will jazz up any Samhain feast, whether you’re having a traditional Halloween party, or a more solemn and spiritual Samhain celebration. Check out our most popular recipes below

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MBG: How Turning My Morning Stroll Into A Meditation Reminded Me Of My Worth & Power

One recent spring morning, I ventured out for a rare walk alone to enjoy the emerging changes in nature. It had been raining for what seemed like months, and I needed to get out of the house. It was just after 7 a.m. on a Sunday and everyone was still sleeping.

Read more…..

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Artemis Goddess Of The Hunt & Moon – (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Treehugger: What’s That Sound? 7 Wildlife Calls You Might Hear in Your Backyard

Squirrels, pigeons and the occasional raccoon or opossum are about the extent of the backyard wildlife most of us encounter. They’re familiar sights around the neighborhood, and we’re used to the sounds they make as they coo, screech and chatter. But have you ever awoken in the middle of the night to a wild sound you couldn’t place.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle and galactic equator

Tonight, use the Summer Triangle and the constellation Cygnus the Swan to locate the galactic equator – the great circle on the celestial sphere that bisects the glowing band of stars that we call the Milky Way. Sure, it’s autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, but the three brilliant stars that make up the Summer Triangle still shine in our sky. You’ll find them way up high on October evenings.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Honoring Literary Ancestors

During this time of year, as we honor our family ancestors, consider honoring literary ancestors as well. Do you have a favorite author who has inspired you, either creatively, with their words, or their life story? Consider setting up an altar for them.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs

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Inner Journey: STAR CONNECTIONS

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When just starting out on a new journe, it’s only natural to feel vulnerable, like you have so much to lose.

But may I remind you that never again, at any other point in the same journey, will you have so much to gain?

I’ll take that as a “Yes.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Warm Eggplant Salad

It tastes so good you can eat it as a main dish! Try it on top of grilled bread slices.

Read more…..

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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
October 15, 2020

Study
“The great business of study is for a mind adapted and adequate to all times and all occasions; to which all nature is then laid open, and which may be said to possess the key of her inexhaustible riches.”

-Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)


Study is exercise for the mind. And what happens, is that just like when we exercise our body and we discover how strong we are, when we exercise our mind we discover how wise we are! The muscles were there all the time, but when we work them, and pay attention to their development, they serve us by being able to lift weights, or hike a mountain, or run a marathon. And our mind is there for us to use the same way. We can be creative, we can be problem-solvers, we can be wise. Our strength, both in body and mind, comes from within.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

However the day goes, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself by noticing how big a part is played by beauty in your daily existence. There is no such thing as a senseless act of kindness, since it has such power to feed and empower your soul. You can salvage the messiest situation or cheer up the unhappiest person by appreciating the wonders that are all around us.

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 October 8, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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O suns and skies and flowers of June,
Count all your boasts together,
Love loveth best of all the year
October’s bright blue weather.
-Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Master Your Fears (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are being propelled forward by the evolutionary flow of life and as the fragmented aspects of this world dissolve our perception of reality shifts.

Read more……

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Herbal Jedi: Gumweed Getup | With the Herbal Jedi

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ThoughtCo: Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love

Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and is honored by many Pagans today. Her equivalent in Roman mythology is the goddess Venus. She is sometimes referred to as Lady of Cytherea or Lady of Cyrpus, because of her cult locations and place of origin.

Read more…..

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Pioneer Thinking: 12 Incredible Uses of Green Tea

Recipes and Homemade Tricks with Green Tea
In addition to its excellent properties, the uses of green tea are not limited to its preparation as an infusion. You can find out about many other green tea applications, through a variety of tricks and homemade recipes, which will be very useful. Know them.

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Daily Good: Embracing Groundlessness

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.

Pema Chodron –

Embracing Groundlessness

“It’s a fundamental fact of human life that we want our lives to be under control — we develop plans, goals, routines, systems, tools, schedules, structure to our lives. But while developing some structure is a very helpful thing for most of us … the truth is, there’s so much that we don’t control. Life is chaotic, out of control, shaky. It’s what Pema Chodron calls “groundlessness” — the feeling of no solid ground under our feet.” Leo Babauta shares more in this post. { read more }

Be The Change

What is your relationship to groundlessness? How might you take a fledging step towards embracing it more fully today? Check out this excerpt from Pema Chodron for more inspiration: “To Be Continually Thrown Out of the Nest.”

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Yeyeo Botanica: Tobacco: Spiritual and Magical Uses

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Elephant Journal: Fall is a Time to Listen to your Intuition, Slow Down & Rest.

Summer is my favorite season, period, end of story.
I catch myself saying every single day, “I love summer!” What’s not to love? I love the temperature. I love the flowers. I love being outside. I love the lazy moments when the kids are lying in hammocks outside, and I love watching the sun go down

Read more……

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Treehugger: National Zoo Reveals Panda Cub is a Boy
Tiny cub appears to be healthy and strong

It’s a boy! The Smithsonian National Zoo’s 6-week-old giant panda cub is male, zoo scientists have confirmed.

During the tiny bear’s first veterinary exam in mid-September, veterinarians took a swab from his cheek for DNA analysis.

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EarthSky News: Last quarter moon in Gemini, waning moon in Cancer

Before midnight October 9, 2020 – or after midnight October 10 – the moon will be rising over your eastern horizon at or near its half-illuminated last quarter phase

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Patheos-Pagan: 20 Ways to Protect Your Energy As An Empath

Who is an empath? There was a time when I would answer that question with a list of symptoms that read something like, “You might be an empath if…” Now, we are all empaths and here is why:

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: OMWOLDON – SAMHAIN , Father and son playing celtic lyra

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Inner Journey: RAISING YOUR SIGHTS

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”
— Albert Einstein

To grow in consciousness, we expand our perspectives on life. So how do we do that? The more we work with the universal — the concept of unity and wholeness, the more everything makes sense. Parts have meaning when they are understood to be parts of a bigger picture.

Consciousness is all about relationships — especially how the lower relates to the higher and how the darkness can exist within the light. Hold and experience contradictions like anger with love. Let opposites coexist in you without choosing one over the other.

“Higher consciousness, enLIGHTenment, comes from meaningful experiences and lessons passed with the understanding that there truly is only one law – the Law of Love. When one leads a life expressing this belief, the mind and heart begin to open to new realities, and other dimensional truths become known.”
— Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Show me someone, who keeps getting in your way, and I’ll show you someone who keeps making excuses.

Tricky, tricky, tricky –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cheesy Mushroom Rice

This vegetarian stuffed acorn squash dish is hearty and delicious!

Read more…..

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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
October 8, 2020

Poetry
“Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.”

-Adrienne Rich


Poetry is just one way to express our connection with the universe. Music does it with sound, art does it with color and texture, and poetry does it with language. While the description is elusive to us in prose, poetry allows us to go beyond mere description, to abandon the confines of “structure” and convey our feelings untethered.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

It may be a busy, perhaps chaotic, day but underneath it all will be a prevailing sense of good will. Judgement tells you that people will wish you well and want to help you, no matter how much work they create for you. You may enjoy a cheerful outlook, too, that will last all day and make you productive and popular. Enjoy some good times with people 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 October 1, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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‘Tis all a myth that Autumn grieves,
For, watch the rain among the leaves;
With silver fingers dimly seen
It makes each leaf a tambourine.
-Samuel Minturn Peck (1854-1938)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Metamorphosis (a message from Kate Spreckley)

To recreate our world and to have a functional, empowered society we must heal the wounded and the damaged aspects within us. We must embark on a journey of healing and release the unconscious beliefs and ideas we hold about ourselves and our world.

Read more…..

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Weed Walk ~ Asters
by Susun Weed

This week I want to introduce you to a multi-talented plant family, the Asters, also known as the daisy family or the sunflower family. This family includes many beautiful plants that are cultivated for their flowers, including daisies and sunflowers, black-eyed Susans and chrysanthemums, bachelor’s buttons and a colorful array of asters.

Read more…..

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

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ThoughtCo: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home. On a public level, Hestia’s flame was never allowed to burn out.

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MBG: Why We’re In For An Astrologically Intense October + How To Plan Accordingly

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder or more intense, well, um, October happens. Here’s what’s in store for your October 2020 horoscope.

This month will be packed with not one but two full moons.

Read more……

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The Green Witch: Happiness Spell | Magick Blackberry Lavender Creampuffs | Kitchen Witchery

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Elephant Journal: 12 Timeless Pieces of Wisdom from Rumi to Bring us Inner Peace.

Ever since I started writing, I felt that my voice was different.
I’ve always looked for beauty and soul connection in my writing and in other’s. That said, I instantly fell in love with Sufi poetry the first time I read Rumi.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 Unexpectedly Beautiful Sea Creatures

You’ve likely ogled at playful dolphins and majestic blue whales, but when is the last time you paid mind to the humble snail or mollusk? In 2019, a lobsterman in Maine reminded us of the lesser-known beauties of the ocean when he caught a rare cotton candy lobster, named and admired for its bright blue, pink, and purple shell.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Watch for Mars and the full Harvest Moon

Depending on where you live worldwide, the upcoming full moon will fall on October 1 or 2, 2020. For the Northern Hemisphere, this full moon counts as our Harvest Moon (full moon nearest the September equinox) and the first full moon of the autumn season.

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Patheos-Pagan: 25 Forms of Banishing – A Versatile Tool in Witchcraft

I am not a magical purist. I do not see any classifications of magic types or tools as isolated bastions, to be used in their most pure state. Instead, I see them as distinct ingredients which can come in handy for accomplishing a wide variety of goals, especially when used together.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: “Daughter Of The Moon” (Original Song) (Adriana Figueroa)

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Inner Journey: Why are you here?

“You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart’s desires.”
— Marcia Wieder

What do you love to do? What gives you greatest meaning in your life? Let your answers trickle through and keep a record of the key words that come up.

Life becomes so much richer when we choose to live from our heart.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
— Steve Jobs

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

So I was thinking… I know you know that there’s the “you” that you know you are — adventurous, good-looking, and fun to be around.

And I know you know that there’s another part of “you” in the unseen who you’ve kind of temporarily forgotten — who completes you, loves you, and knows what’s really going on.

Well, how’d you like it if I removed the veils? Just for a second? Gave you a glimpse of who that special, divine, otherworldly essence is, so that you might at last begin to comprehend how extraordinary, sublime, and divine you really are?

Okay?

It’s me!

Yours truly,
The entire, flippin’ Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pasteis de Nata)

This slightly streamlined recipe for the world-famous pasteis de nata, or Portuguese custard tarts, uses just few basic ingredients but requires numerous steps and a certain amount of finesse. The results are so worth it, though, you’ll want to make a double batch.

Read more….

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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
October 1, 2020

Self-Awareness
“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”

-Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Our individuality is our strength. We don’t need to imitate. We don’t need to be anything other than who we are. We are blessed with unique gifts that can’t be duplicated. The more we get to know ourselves, the more we become self-aware, the more that we will find opportunities to use these gifts to make the world a better place.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You may have the best of intentions today but it won’t be easy to stick to any of them. There’s a lot of randomness in the air and you won’t have very much control over anything. Don’t let this lull you into becoming thoughtless or not caring about what you’re doing. Do what you can and save some energy for tomorrow when things might be smoother.

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 September 25, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 25, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Not while the snow-shroud round dead earth is rolled,
And naked branches point to frozen skies.-
When orchards burn their lamps of fiery gold,
The grape glows like a jewel, and the corn
A sea of beauty and abundance lies,
Then the new year is born.

-Emma Lazarus (1849-87)

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Moment of Opportunity (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently the energetic environment of our world is adding a profound intensity to the life changing events and circumstances in our lives. There is an urgency being felt as we are offered the healing and resolution of many long-standing issues, both from this lifetime and others.

Read more….

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What is Irish Witchcraft? and How To Practice? – Lora O’Brien – Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF THE COLOR RED

Red is a dominant color, even without considering it’s spiritual and esoteric meanings, red represents power and aggressiveness.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Ritual to Kick a Bad Habit

Often, when people have problems in their lives, they turn to magic for assistance. A common request is that of how to use magic to get rid of a bad habit. Now, this is one of those circumstances where the magical absolutely must work in tandem with the mundane.

Read more….

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Magic in the Woods by Mary Lane author, “Divine Nourishment, A Woman’s Sacred Journey with Food.”

I am a classic witch in the woods. You have to drive up a windy dirt road to my home. No neighbors in sight. Although they are tucked away here and there so I have community.

Medicine is growing everywhere you look outside, and drying everywhere inside. When I’m not playing with my herbs I am gardening, gathering wild mushrooms, or other seasonal bounty, cooking, writing, sitting around the fire, hanging with other witches.

Read more……

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The Witchy Mommy: Mabon Gratitude Ritual

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Elephant Journal: Shifting with the Seasons: 10 Life Lessons I’m Taking with Me into Fall.

It started last week…
The sadness, the body pains, the migraines.

It lasted for 10 days.

Every year at this time, my emotional stability takes a nose dive.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Iconic Animals Brought Back From the Brink

There is a lot of grim news in the world, especially when it comes to wildlife. But it’s not all gloom and doom, sixth mass extinction or not. Case in point: WCS scientists in the Global Conservation Program put together a list of nine wildlife species that are recovering thanks to conservation action.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Orion’s Belt points to dazzling Sirius

It’s one of the neatest tricks in all the heavens … Orion’s Belt points to Sirius in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Sirius is the brightest star in the nighttime sky. It’s up before dawn now but will be shifting into the evening sky as the months pass. Orion is found in the predawn morning sky every September.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Rising of the Moon – Irish folk song

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Patheos-Pagan: Persephone and the Autumn Equinox

A number of online sites state that the Autumn Equinox represents the return of Persephone to the underworld, but how accurate is this?

Read more…

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Inner Journey: BE WILLING TO REPEAT

“Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.”
— Christina Baldwin

Sometimes we repeat the Inner Journey messages in the series. Please guard against saying, “I’ve seen this one — I don’t need to read it again.”

The truth is: we are always changing. Who you are now is different from who you were when you read the message the first time. The circumstances of your life have changed as well. As a result, you may be open to new perspectives this time around.

Our ego is prone to think it knows it all, but life always offers us fresh and new experiences.

“It all depends on how we look at things and not on how they are in themselves.”
— C.G. Jung

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’re thanking me?!

No. Sorry. I’m afraid you were misinformed.

You see, it’s me who thanks you, every moment of every day, for all that you are.

You have no idea.

High Five,

The Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber-Basil Syrup

“If your garden produces more cukes than you can eat, try this syrup. Great with seltzer water, in a gin tonic, or just with vodka on ice.”

Read more…..

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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


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
September 25, 2020

Light
“Light! Nature’s resplendent robe; without whose vesting beauty all were wrapt in gloom.”

-James Thomson (1700-1748)


The whole world is made up of opposites. Dark and light are just one pair. And we really can’t have one without the other. When light hits the earth it creates shadows. Day turns to night, and the light comes again in the morning. Even in the darkness of night the stars shine their light. We wouldn’t be able to see the stars without the darkness. Even though there are opposites, it’s all good. It’s all a gift.

-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious.

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 September 24, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Where long the shadows of the wind had rolled,
Green wheat was yielding to the change assigned;
And as by some vast magic undivined
The world was turning slowly into gold.​

–Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869​–1935)

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Trust in the Unknown (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a year of cleaning up and clearing out as we shift timelines and cross dimensions to weave a new reality into existence. A reality that unites all aspects of our being and enables us to truly feel and experience life from the centre point of our soul. As a result, every aspect of who we are is being fully activated.

Read more…..

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Black Salt for Hexing and Protection | Yeyeo Botanica

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ThoughtCo: How to Hug a Tree

Certainly, you have heard the phrase Hug a Tree before, but have you ever taken a moment out of your day to actually do this? Although some trees, like people, are more huggable than others, they all need a hug now and again.

Read more…..

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MBG: I Tried To Breathe My Way To More Self-Love—Here’s How It Went

Who couldn’t use some more self-love, right? The way we relate to ourselves and trust our own intuition affects virtually every area of our life. As such, finding new and powerful ways to flex your own self-love is so important.

Read more……

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Today’s DIY: Let’s make JOSS INCENSE!!!

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Elephant Journal: Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto & Mars go Direct: This is our Return to Forward Motion. {September 12th to November 13th}

If life has felt stuck this summer, take heart because things are beginning to shift.
In late April/early May, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all stationed retrograde in Capricorn. Pluto was the first to station on April 25th, and will be the last to return to forward motion on October 4th.

Read more……

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Treehugger: 15 of the Most Remarkable Trees in the United States

From the world’s largest to ones that were here long before the Mayflower, these noble trees are nothing less than U.S. national treasures. While they aren’t celebrated as much as they should be, few things are as iconic as a country’s trees.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury in the west after sunset

Starting on September 26, 2020, Mercury – the innermost planet – swings out to an elongation of over 25 degrees east of the sun, placing Mercury in the western sky after sunset. Moreover, Mercury remains at better than 25 degrees east of the sun until October 7, 2020. On October 1, 2020 – on the same date as the full moon – Mercury sweeps to its greatest elongation of 25.8 degrees east of the sun.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Beyond Magical Names – Many Names for Many Reasons

From craft names to deadnames, nicknames to married names, usernames to aliases, there are innumerable reasons that most people have multiple names they currently use or have previously used to identify themselves. Despite what bureaucratic systems would have us believe, names, even magical names, are mutable and can change over time as our circumstances change and we, ourselves, change.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Jenny of Oldstones

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Inner Journey: FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS

“The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are.”
— Takahisa Kora

Emotions are energy in motion. They bring us information if we are willing to experience them. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid of the energy of emotions and so we automatically resist them. And when we refuse to experience our emotions, we block themup. They become trapped and that entrapment drains our energy and brings continuing discomfort.

Don’t let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Oncem they are acknowledged, their energy is released.

“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”
— Deepak Chopra

“We have to become more conscious of our feeling-world. By learning to identify the ‘emotional baggage’ and manage our feeling-world reactions, we can view life based on current information instead of being held captiveby our past.”
— Doc Childre

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Have I ever told you about, “The Law of Relevance”?

It goes like this, “No matter how scared, or tired, or ill you are; no matter how lost, or confused, or desperate you become; no matter how lonely, depressed, or cranky you feel… if you just do what you can, with what you have, from right where you are, IT WILL ALWAYS BE ENOUGH.”

Pretty good odds, huh?

Your legal beagle,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crunchy Pecan-Toffee Cookies

“Are you ready for some crunchy, buttery, pecan cookies with bits of chocolate-covered toffee bits? Who wouldn’t be? They’re easy to make and easy to eat! Keep cookies stored loosely covered with plastic wrap or in a cookie jar with a loose-fitting lid. An airtight storage container may soften your crunchy cookies.”

Read more….

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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
September 24, 2020

Light
“The eye’s light is a noble gift of heaven! All beings live from light; each fair created thing, the very plants, turn with a joyful transport to the light.”

-Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)


Light is life, and it is life-giving. Light is eternal, and ever present. Darkness is merely the absence of light. We reach for the light. It represents goodness, and power. In cartoons when someone has an idea we see a lightbulb over their head – the light has gone on! When someone is smart we say they are “brilliant.”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Some days you just want to be self-indulgent, and today is one of those days. Put those feelings on the back burner while at work or out in public. After the serious part of the day is over, the danger actually increases for you. Don’t overindulge and make yourself sick or regretful. Sometimes too much of a good thing is too much, and you want to start tomorrow feeling good

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/