Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 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 Sun, midway upon his tireless march,
Eyes languidly the green earth’s sleepy face.
-James Benjamin Kenyon (1858-1924)

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Wise Woman Herbal: Meeting the Soul Spirit Activities of a Burdock
by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt

There is a difference between entering into an intimate relationship with the plant and utilizing plants as nourishment, or using a plant for healing purposes. When utilizing a plant like that, we gain the effect of the specific plant but its being or soul spirit activities and its qualities are not felt or sensed by us.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The Native American Sun Dance

Sun worship is a custom that has gone on nearly as long as mankind itself. In North America, the tribes of the Great Plains saw the sun as a manifestation of the Great Spirit. For centuries, the Sun Dance has been performed as a way to not only honor the sun, but also to bring the dancers visions. Traditionally, the Sun Dance was performed by young warriors

Read more…..

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MBG: Be Your Own Healer: 3 Ways You Can Practice Energy Healing At Home

In terms of home projects, there’s no shortage of DIY activities you can do during your COVID-19 quarantine. There are new recipes you can make, desk space you can organize, and beauty hacks galore.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-ways-you-can-practice-energy-healing-at-home

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Daily Dream Meaning: Child

A symbol of innocence.
1. If you were the child, you need to get in touch with your own innocence. If you, as the child, were in trouble, you need to go beyond your innocence and acknowledge the ways of the world. Everything is NOT all sweetness and light!
2. If you were watching children playing, this is a sign of success and happiness, both in your personal and professional life.

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Daily Good: Teaching & Learning from the Heart in Troubled Times

“The current moment calls for moral ferocity. We should not sleep well at night when we know others are suffering. We need to raise our voices with clarity and channel our anger into protest and resistance. Ferocity itself, though, holds danger. Let’s not forget that some of the worst perpetrators of evil have often claimed to act in the name of the good, or God, or the national interest, or a future utopia. By claiming the moral high ground, and labeling our opponents misguided, we run the risk of doing great harm in the name of good. I suggest that we balance our moral ferocity with humility and tenderness.” Rabbi Ariel Burger, an author, artist and long-time student and friend of Elie Wiesel shares more in this timely essay.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY:  Kitchen Witch Makes: A Witches Ladder

In the late 1800’s in the eaves of a house in Somerset, England some strange items were discovered. They consisted of a chair, four brooms and a string of feathers. It was declared that the house had belonged to a witch as the chair was for sitting in. The brooms had been used for flying and the string of feathers was referred to as a ‘witches ladder’.

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Elephant Journal: Heartbroken? Talk to the Trees. No, really, it Helps.

I decided I wanted to sit on the grass.
Sheltered from the sun by my car, I sat, staring at this cluster of trees.

I was grateful for this moment of reprieve from the excruciating thoughts that had been swirling around and accosting me in my head for the past few days.

Read more….

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MNN: How to explore national parks with virtual tours
Virtual tours of national parks are providing a valuable service as people shelter at home from the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon, Venus and Taurus March 28 and 29

These next several evenings – March 28, 29 and 30, 2020 – use the waxing crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus to locate the constellation Taurus the Bull. The moon and Venus pop out almost immediately after sunset, lighting up the western evening twilight. Given clear skies, they’ll be hard to miss, because the moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and 3rd-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Healing Ritual to Hygeia and Asclepius

For the first time in living memory the world faces a pandemic. It’s not the only time humanity has experienced this kind of event though. Throughout human history disease has walked invisibly through our communities. Today we combat illness with hygiene, medicine, and care.

Read more

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Today’s Track: FAUN – Walpurgisnacht (official video)

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Inner Journey:

AWARENESS

“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 and Russ Hudson

“The thought ‘I exist’ is not the same thing as the awareness of one’s own existence. … Thought is not the same thing as consciousness.”
— Jacob Needleman

A person asked Buddha:
“Are you a God?”
Buddha’s reply was
“No.”
“Are you an Angel?”
“No.”
“Then what are you?”
“I am Awake.”
— Unknown Source

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A Note from the Universe 

In the short run, there are two types of people who live in darkness,  those who are desperate to emerge and those who are desperate to stay.

When you finally realize that part of the reason you chose this lifetime was to shine your light for the first type, you’ll stop worrying about what the second type thinks of you.

Shine your little heart out,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Frozen Vegetable Stir-Fry

“Soy sauce and peanut butter add a nice Thai-style flavor to this stir-fry. Using frozen vegetables makes it a very quick and tasty vegetable side dish.”

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
March 27, 2020 

Greatness
“There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent.”

-Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Is goodness a prerequisite for greatness? I think so. Greatness is different from power, from fame. It’s something that is not completely defined, but is instantly recognized. It cuts across lines of age, race and gender. We all have the potential for greatness.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

You’ve had your share of fun, and now it’s time to face the consequences. You probably knew what you were doing when you did it, but now that it’s time to pay the piper, you may have serious regrets. What’s more important: maintaining a close relationship, or perusing every opportunity for passion with reckless abandon? The decision is easy.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 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 Sun, midway upon his tireless march,
Eyes languidly the green earth’s sleepy face.
-James Benjamin Kenyon (1858-1924)
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Spirit Library: The Most Contagious Thing Is Kindness

We’re all thinking of contagion right now due to the coronavirus. Let’s not forget that kindness is also highly contagious.

Scientists at Harvard and Yale measured the contagiousness of kindness out to three social steps.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: How To Use Sweetgrass for Healing

Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) gets its name from its sweet, aromatic fragrance, and is an important substance in a variety of New Age healing practices and in herbal healing science. The plant is native to much of northern Eurasia and North America and can grow as for north as the Arctic Circle.

Read more….

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MBG: “I Take It One Day At A Time” & 6 More Mantras To Ease Fear Of The Unknown

We’re living in a turbulent and confusing time, to say the least. Climate change disasters are spanning the globe, and the coronavirus has left so many of us questioning an unknown future. Uncertainty about life can keep us feeling disconnected, anxious, and fearful.

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Foreigner

1. If the foreigner was friendly and jovial, and if you liked him or her, this is an omen of good times ahead no matter what the foreigner’s nationality was.
2. If he was unfriendly and hostile, however, it is still an omen of good times ahead, but of hitting a number of dead ends before you reach your goals.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Canada’s Caremongering Trend

“Just a few days ago the word “caremongering” did not exist. Now, what started as a way to help vulnerable people in Toronto has turned into a movement spreading fast across Canada. More than 35 Facebook groups have been set up in 72 hours to serve communities in places including Ottawa, Halifax and Annapolis County in Nova Scotia, with more than 30,000 members between them. People are joining the groups to offer help to others within their communities, particularly those who are more at risk of health complications related to coronavirus.” This BBC article shares more. { read more }

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Today’s DIY:  Witchcraftin’ How to Make and Consecrate a Magick Wand

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Elephant Journal: 10 Tips to Help make a Spiritual Awakening less Overwhelming.

Being “woke,” or experiencing an “awakening” are some of the latest buzz words in the holistic Instagram community.

Read more….

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MNN: 5 surprising facts about orcas

1. Orcas aren’t whales.

Orcas are often called killer whales — and they are indeed enormous like whales — but they’re actually the world’s largest species of dolphin.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/5-surprising-facts-about-orcas

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EarthSky News: Young moon, beneath Venus, after sunset March 25-27

Depending on where you live worldwide, you might – or might not – catch the young moon after sunset March 25, 2020. If you do catch it, you’ll see the young moon as a whisker-thin crescent near the sunset point on the horizon. Shortly thereafter, the newly-born moon follows the sun beneath the horizon before nightfall.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan:  Survival and Art: A Witch’s Toolkit During Quarantine

As the days of the present pandemic gather in number, I have been observing my witch friends and how they deal with a crisis. They always have my admiration, and I often look to them to inspire me.

Read more….

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Today’s Track: Witch’s Rune

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Inner Journey:

IN CONFUSION

“It is while trying to get everything straight in my head that I get confused.”
— Mary Virginia Micka

When I get confused, when my mind is wrestling with what to do, I have learned to abandon my thought processes completely. The best solution, I’ve discovered, lies in asking my heart for direction. This requires that I stop my mental chatter, either by sitting in silence or by doing something completely different. In quiet, still space, I often know what’s needed, with a clarity I never get from the labouring of my mind.

And I now know, without doubt, that when I’m confused is never the time to act. I must wait for clarity.

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”
— Daniel Boone

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A Note from the Universe

Always kindness prevails.

No matter how things appear, nor how humbling a task, nor how unkind they’ve been.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Instant Pot® Shepherd’s Pie

“This family friendly shepherd’s pie uses ground beef (instead of the traditional lamb), and your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker to prepare the filling and potatoes.”

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 26, 2020 

Greatness
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

-Mark Twain (1835-1910)
People who are “great” feel no jealousy or competition with others. They understand that there are no limits, that there is no lack. A little encouragement and support go a long way toward helping someone pursue, and eventually achieve, his ambitions. It feels good to hear someone say: “if I can do it, you can do it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You’ve stumbled into something exciting, but are you aware of all of the dangers that may be associated with this situation? The Fool can represent adventure but also irrational impulses, so it’s important to carefully consider the outcome of each possible outcome before you agree to act. Your journey to self-knowledge starts today – make sure your first step is a positive one.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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March Events & Holidays

March 19: Welcome Spring

March 20: Ostara/ Spring Equinox

March 24: New Moon : 2:28 am PST./ 3:28 am MST/ 5:28 am EST

March 27: Easter

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Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty.
–Williams Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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

We are living in the most extraordinary times. This shift in consciousness is deeply affecting us as individuals and as a collective. The need to change and transform is being emphasised as life as we know it breaks down.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Natural Home Fragrances
There are ways to make your home smell amazing by making your own all natural, cheap,…

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ThoughtCo:  What is the Summerland?

In some modern magical traditions, it is believed that the dead cross over into a place called the Summerland. This is a predominantly Wiccan and NeoWiccan concept and is not typically found in non-Wiccan Pagan traditions.

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MBG:  3 Meditations From Gabby Bernstein To Help Regulate The Nervous System

As we face the uncertainty and fear of the global pandemic, it’s more important now than ever to stay grounded. Whether that means emotionally connecting with friends and family, carving the time for some mindful movement, or spending a few minutes to simply breathe, finding the coping mechanism that works best for you can help you remain calm and clear-headed during this sensitive time.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning:

Las Vegas:

Sin City.
1. If you dream of being in a casino surrounded by gambling tables and slot machines, then you are depending too much on chance and not enough on your own efforts to steer your life in the right way. Dreaming of winning, however, is a sign that luck will play a major role in the success of a project or enterprise.
2. If you are watching a Las Vegas stage show, then something important in your life has less reality than glitz and glitter.
3. Driving on the Las Vegas strip indicates that you are approaching a time of your life when you will be concentrating more on having fun than on serious endeavors. Whether this is appropriate or not depends on other symbols in the dream.

astrology.com

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Today’s DIY: DIY AMETHYST CANDLE

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Elephant Journal: Sprouting 101: Easy, tasty, nutritious & cheap to Grow.

In these uncertain times, nutrition should not be something we also have to worry about.
Before you reach the end of the fresh vegetables you bought for your self-quarantine, add some easy sprouted seeds, nuts, pulses (lentils) to your meals. They’re nutritious, super easy to grow,

Read more….

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MNN: Spring is arriving earlier and earlier

You may have noticed unseasonably warm temperatures pushing flowers and trees to bloom much earlier than usual. For some, it’s arriving three weeks earlier, while for a few places in the country, spring is on time or even a little bit behind schedule.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Fastest sunsets happen near equinoxes

Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually rises and sets faster around the time of an equinox. In 2020, the vernal equinox falls on March 20 at 3:50 UTC; translate to your time zone. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the solstices.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan:  The Corner Crone: A Prayer to Brigid for Protection and Health

Like so many of us around our planet these days, Coronavirus consumes my attention and energy. I don’t have much new to say, but I do want to offer a short prayer I crafted to Brigid for protection and health.

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Inner Journey:

ATTACHMENT

“The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird,it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be broken, the bird cannot fly.”
— Saint John of the Cross

“Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
— Thomas Merton

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”
— Zen Saying

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A Note from the Universe 
It’s simply a matter of applying who you already are to what you now face. That’s all that matters.

Because by design, who you are is always the greater.

Proudly yours,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Great Comfort Food Dinners From Your Instant Pot

Your Instant Pot is a counter top miracle worker that excels at making comfort foods in record time without sacrificing flavor. Hearty dishes that normally take hours to cook are all on the menu even on busy weeknights, thanks to Instant Pot recipes that keeping things simple, streamlined and of course, delicious. Check out these comfort food recipes you can make in your Instant Pot.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 19, 2020 
Reason
That still, small, voice of reason sometimes speaks volumes. We don’t have to be swayed by incentives or seduced by sales – we know what is reasonable – we know what is True. When we can get past that “noise” and listen to reason, the reason that exists within each one of us, we know what is right for us.

-Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914)
Part of being reasonable is having an open mind. That willingness to learn, and to share, brings us wisdom. It’s information-gathering, and also inspiration-gathering! We each bring something to the table, and when it’s all out there, we have a bountiful buffet.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Are you questioning which path to take next in your love life? The Hermit is pictured in solitary reflection, so spend some time considering your options by yourself before you make your final decision. Asking others their opinion will most likely only confuse the situation. It isn’t too early to plan for something you really want to happen in the 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 March 12, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
-Philip James Bailey (1816-1902)

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Spirit Library: Full Moon & Mercury Direct (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As the world continues to unravel we are being urged to shift into a more conscious and balanced method of action. With the entrenched, unsustainable forms and outmoded patterns radically changing we are being encouraged to grow and trust our inner connection, our intuition

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ThoughtCo: What is Santeria?

Although Santeria is a religious path that is not rooted in Indo-European polytheism like many other contemporary Pagan religions, it’s still a faith that is practiced by many thousands of people in the United States and other countries today.

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MBG: A Grounding Ritual To Help Air Signs Get Out Of Their Heads

When thinking of about any astrological sign, understanding the element that sign is associated with can lend a lot of insight. Take air signs for example; air is volatile and sporadic, and where earth and water are bound to the Earth in a sense, air signs are, well, up in the air.

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Daily Dream Meaning

Church:

1. If you are standing in the churchyard, looking at the church, this is a symbol of great times to come.
2. Dreaming of being alone in an empty church, however, indicates rough times ahead that will nonetheless be resolved.
3. A church full of people singing or praying, or observing a wedding or christening, is an omen of happiness and spiritual progress.
4. Dreaming of a funeral, however, means the death of a longtime dream.

astrology.com

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Wise Woman Herbal: The Art of SheilaLynnK

US Army Veteran; Sheila celebrates the human capacity to manipulate perception in an effort to improvise, adapt, and overcome.

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Today’s DIY: One Witch’s Way – Crystal Ball One

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MNN: What are dog whiskers for?

Most dogs are hairy things. Whether their fur is long or short, their bodies are mostly covered all over in hair of some sort. But separate from the fluff and the fur, your pup has long, coarse hairs sticking out of his muzzle and above his eyes.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

People are always asking how to find Polaris, the North Star. It’s easy! Drawing a line through the two outer stars of the bowl of the Big Dipper faithfully points to Polaris.

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Patheos-Pagan: Re-Thinking Chakras, Kirtan, And Other Borrowed Practices

In recent years, I have been examining my use of borrowed practices as a Witch. Should I continue to use them or not? The process began when I learned the use of white sage while “smudging” belongs to a specific ritual. My family and I discussed cultural appropriation vs appreciation.

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Inner Journey:

TIME FOR STILLNESS

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
— Joseph Campbell

The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while.

How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbour to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids. If we really want something, we can make it happen.

“Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Here’s the rub:

If it wasn’t so flippin’ simple — manifesting change, finding happiness, living the life of your dreams — I really do think more people would “get it.”

Happily,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken and Corn Chili 

This is an easy slow cooker meal – use your imagination and season it up as you like! Great on a c-c-c-cold winter night! I serve this with grated cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro and green onions, and flour tortillas on the side.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Sage, Henbane

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 12, 2020

Animals
“The eternal being…, as it lives in us, also lives in every animal.”

-Arthur Shopenhauer (1788-1860)
That light shines. If you’ve ever looked into the eyes of an animal you can see it. It’s beautiful, and intense. It’s pure, natural, unjaded and precious. Animals are a blessing, a true gift, and we need to recognize this and treat them as such.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World 

The world is at your fingertips. What is it that you desire? The World card represents everything that you are able to accomplish, and is also considered the best card in the major arcana deck. What does this mean for your love life today? Expect to reach a goal that will allow you to move on to the next level. Who said that hard work doesn’t pay off? Your love life is living proof that it does.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 5, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful-an endless prospect of magic and wonder.
-Ansel Adams (1902-84)

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Spirit Library: Resistance Is Futile

We can no longer depend on recreating the old patterns and programming of the past and must find a new way of living and being. All the suffering we have carried on our human journey is being healed, which is allowing us to move beyond the darkness of our wounds and into the light of a new era.

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ThoughtCo: Good Luck Charms and Symbols

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

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MBG: 3 Tips For Using The Throat Chakra To Speak Your Truth & Manifest Your Dreams

Each of the seven chakras holds a unique frequency, and there is a specific wound associated with each of those frequencies. To heal the wound of a chakra, we must move from the shadow state of that chakra into its gift

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Daily Good: The Nature of Gratitude

The Nature of Gratitude is a portable program that has been exported to a variety of venues in communities committed to co-creating an atmosphere of gratefulness. The project also enlists participating artists from within those communities to share their gratitude in words and music. { read more }

Be The Change

What treasures is your heart conscious of in this moment?

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Today’s DIY: OSTARA BROOM

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Elephant Journal: A Simple Stone Meditation to release Anxiety, Fear & Worry.

I quietly walked into the sands of a mood-shifting exercise picked up from The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by professor Kristin Neff, PhD, and psychologist Christopher Gerner, PhD

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MNN: A centuries-old riddle in stone has finally been solved

A mysterious cipher carved into stone some 230 years ago in the village of Plougastel-Daoulas in Brittany, France has finally been solved.
The riddle, discovered three decades ago and visible only at low tide on a three-foot-tall slab, is composed of 20 lines of text written in an unknown language.

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EarthSky News: Moon and faint Cancer on March 6

Tonight – March 6, 2020 – the bright waxing gibbous moon shines in front of Cancer the Crab, the faintest constellation of the zodiac. Although the moon marks Cancer’s place in the sky on this night, the moonlit glare will make Cancer tough to see.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Classic Love Spell

Yes, I’m sharing a love spell. This is a love spell because (a) more love in the world is usually a good thing; (b) this love spell is simple to make and customize; and (c) as soon as someone finds out you’re a kitchen witch they’ll ask you about a love spell.

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Inner Journey:

SEEK UNION OVER SEPARATION

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

Our ego focuses on how we are different from the rest of the world. We connect with soul when we experience how we are the same.

Any time you separate yourself from other people or from situations, you know your personality is in control. At such times, shift your perspective to build connection and you will move into soul.

“As a holistic being you shatter the illusion of your separateness and reveal your connection to everything. This empowers you in a way that the ego-driven self could never contemplate.”
— Wayne Dyer

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A Note from the Universe

You know those feelings of euphoria, excitement, and inspiration that send your spirit soaring?

Well, they’re just me and all the angels, finally rushing through one of the many doors you’ve knocked upon, down the hall, and dancing into the light of your searching heart.

And those feelings of depression, sadness, and powerlessness that make you feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?

They’re us, too. Reminding you that there are still a few more doors to try.

Let’s get this party started,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Irish Soda Bread Muffins

“One bowl, mix, bake for 20 minutes, and you have tasty muffins!”

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 5, 2020

Evolution

“A vital force is active in every individual and leads it towards its own evolution.”

-Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

If our purpose is to learn and to grow, then evolution is inevitable. We are drawn towards that which challenges us, which strengthens us, which supports us in our endeavors – all of life is evolution. We can’t turn it off. We can accelerate the process, by putting ourselves out there and experiencing what life has to offer and by making things happen for ourselves. And we can embrace the process, and enjoy the process, because we know that it just gets more wonderful and exciting and fulfilling as we go along.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

You can expect to have that long-anticipated ‘ah-ha!’ moment regarding your love life today. The Sun’s rays are far-reaching and they are able to bring relevant details to light that haven’t been able to come out in plain sight in the past. Vanity has no place when it comes to the new knowledge you are suddenly privy to. Use it wisely and with proper restraint.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 27, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 27, 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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From December to March, there are-for many of
us-three gardens:
the garden outdoors,
the garden of pots and bowls in the house,
and the garden of the mind’s eye.
-Katharine S. White (1892-1977)

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Spirit Library: Pisces ~ Energy of the Month

a message from Kelly M. Beard

As we enter the current Pisces energy, many people will be feeling more sensitive than usual, picking up all kinds of information via all six senses. Over-sensitivity that disrupts your flow and takes you away from your center is one thing, but a better way to think of this energy is to ponder the concept of how sound penetrates when you put your head under water.

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ThoughtCo: Living a Magical Life 

People find themselves drawn to Paganism and Wicca for a variety of reasons. Some may be trying to escape some other religion. Others may be looking for a sense of personal empowerment. Still, others may realize that the beliefs they’ve held all along are in tune with those of a Pagan path.

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Pioneer Thinking: Menopausal Years

Wise Woman ways, such as simple ceremony, compassionate self-care, and daily use of dooryard plants, can benefit women going through menopause tremendously. Please allow me to share with you some of my favorite herbs for easing hot flashes, sleeplessness, and other distresses of The Change.
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Daily Good: Accepting What Is

“When the word acceptance enters a room, but is never far behind. But what about suffering and injustice? What about the pursuit of our personal goals? What about our individual and collective potential? As soon as the idea of acceptance surfaces, we seem to, ironically, brace ourselves against it as though it will render us incapable of anything other than complacency and apathy.” This thoughtful passage explores other ways of approaching acceptance. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Ostara – How to Celebrate

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Elephant Journal: Screw Gratitude: Why we All Need an “It’s Not Fair” Journal Instead.

I remember sitting on the couch in my therapist’s office, my simple, lined journal open in my lap with the attached ribbon bookmark perfectly placed like the good patient I was.
Each week was like this: I would write down things I wanted to discuss throughout the week, and we would approach each topic as if it were an item on a grocery list.

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EarthSky News: For those at southerly latitudes, Canopus!

Tonight, think about – or look for – a star that northern stargazers rarely see. It’s Canopus, and it’s the second-brightest star in the entire sky. That means this star is easily visible, even on a moonlit night.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Wortcunner, the Witch, and the Plant Spirits

It is rumored in folklore that the witches of days gone by where taught the wisdom of the wortcunner, herbal lore and ways taught by the magickal folk… the fae, elves, and spirits of the wood. The word wortcunner is defined by the word Wort meaning “root,” or herb,” and cunning (from the Middle English cunnen) meaning “to know.”

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Inner Journey:

SMART QUESTIONS TO KEEP HANDY

“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
— Anthony Robbins

Last time, we talked about questions to avoid. Today, let’s consider some that are truly empowering:
• Is there a message for me in this experience?
• What’s the gift in this situation?
• What can I learn from this?
• What’s the most loving thing I could do now?
• What’s the most important thing for me to focus on now?
• What would I do if I knew I could not fail?
• What would I do if there were nothing to fear?

“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”
— Francis Bacon

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A Note from the Universe

You know how sometimes when you visualize you end up daydreaming, too?

Or when you finally remember to perform an act of faith, it feels kind of hokey?

Or sometimes you catch yourself worrying, or thinking too much about the past, or wondering whether or not you have invisible limiting beliefs holding you back?

Well, that’s exactly what all Illuminates go through (especially the good-looking ones). But they arrive in spite of it, and so will you.

Worry not; just keep chugging.

Hugs,
The Universe
tut.com
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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash Gnocchi

This dish makes a quick and easy weeknight meal for two – simply serve with a side salad or steamed vegetables and crusty bread.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
February 27, 2020

Sharing

“Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed and hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world.”

-John Lennon (1940-1980)

With the world in such a state of flux, it might be difficult to imagine ALL the people sharing all the world… but it is not impossible. There’s a saying: “Think Globally, Act Locally.” If we each started there, kind of a “grass roots” or “backyard” approach, imagine the impact we could make house by house, neighborhood by neighborhood, community by community.
-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com
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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Your fearless approach to romance is going to pay off, says the Emperor. You’re working hard to put yourself in the position to be able to sustain a long-term successful relationship, and all of your efforts are starting to come to fruition. Be willing to take responsibility for past romantic failures, but don’t let them get in the way of future success.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 20, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 20, 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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“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.”
-George Washington (1732-99)

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Pioneer Thinking: Planting Lavender is an Easy Spring Garden Project

Planting lavender is a great way to start off the spring gardening season. A little effort now will pay off for years to come as this low maintenance perennial yields its aromatic and useful blossoms. Purchase a plant from a nursery, choose the right location,

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ThoughtCo: Make a Ritual Robe

Many Wiccans and Pagans prefer to perform ceremonies and rituals in special robes. If you’re part of a coven or group, your robe might have to be a certain color or style. In some traditions, the color of the robe indicates the level of training a practitioner has

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MBG: 3 Beginner Breathwork Techniques & The Best Time Of Day To Do Them

Meditation is certainly a useful tool for the mind and the body. However, many people find it hard to meditate because when we sit still and quiet our external stimulation, all of the racing thoughts, feelings, and sensations bubble up to the surface.

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The Individualogist: The Harmonic Experience of Sound Meditation

Generally speaking, meditation is a practice that unlocks both the conscious and unconscious thoughts that we have. By doing meditation, we allow ourselves to be open to the infinite possibilities that our minds can process.

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Today’s DIY: Witchy Aesthetic Decor

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Elephant Journal: Screw “Self-Care.” This is what we Really Need.

The next time someone reaches out to you for help, please resist every urge in your body, your mouth, and your fingertips to suggest self-care as a solution.

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MNN: One couple in India is buying land — and letting it go wild
They’re giving tigers space to breathe in Rajasthan.

Compared to the barren, brown stretch of land that juts up against it, the Singh family’s lot sticks out like a green thumb.

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EarthSky News: See the Double Cluster in Perseus

Tonight, find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. It’s a wonderful sight to see, assuming your sky is dark. To see it at this time of year, face north to Northwest as darkness falls.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witch, Know Thyself

Written above the entrance at the temple of Delphi are the words “know thyself”. What was true thousands of years ago is true today: as a Witch your primary responsibility is to know yourself. What exactly does this mean? How does a Witch know thyself? Why is it important?

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATE THE MYSTERY!

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”
— Aart Van Der Leeuw

“I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible.”
— William James

“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”
— Niels Bohr

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”
— Copernicus

“Curiouser and curiouser!”
— Lewis Carroll

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A Note from the Universe 

Did you know that you have so many fans in the unseen who love you so much, that you never dream alone, cry in vain, or sleep without guardians protecting you?

No matter how things may appear.

Cozy, cozy –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic Chicken Tacos

This recipe was passed down to me from my grandmother. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and friends have! Add any additional amount of anything, if desired. Make sure to add salt and pepper!

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
February 20, 2020 

Ability

“In the first grade, I already know the pattern of my life. I didn’t know the living of it, but I knew the line…. From the first day in school until the day I graduated, everyone gave me one hundred plus in art. Well, where do you go in life? You go to the place where you got one hundred plus.”

-Louise Nevelson, 1976

What usually happens, is that we are really good at doing what we love to do – so we do it more often and become even better at it! Maybe we love doing it because we’re good at it, or the other way around, but it doesn’t matter. The idea is to find our “thing,” whatever that happens to be, and do it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  The Sun

Find a way to inject an artistic touch to whatever you’re doing and get extra satisfaction and have greater success at what you’re doing. You may not think of yourself as artistic, but it will be hard to hide or resist your creative side today. Even the most mundane and boring tasks can be made more pleasant by adding a dash of artistic expression. Within reason and appropriateness, let it shine!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/