Cat’s Morning Bits for July 9, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 9, 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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Light and wind are running
over the headed grass
as though the hill had
melted and now flowed.
-Wendell Berry (b. 1934)

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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Disruption (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There is a definite increase in the frequency of the incoming energies and the pace shows no sign of slowing down. Life is mirroring back to us our deepest fears, our most hardened beliefs and the patterns we have developed to cope in the world.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The Different Types of Pagan Deities

Many Pagan deities are associated with various aspects of the human experience – love, death, marriage, fertility, and so forth. Still others are connected to different phases of the agricultural cycle, the moon, and the sun

Read more….

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Green Earth Witch: When Chicken Spirit Calls I Answer

As I worked in my kitchen, saving chicken meat from leftover bones after dinner, Chicken Spirit decided to give me an interesting experience. Holding a cleaned up piece of wing bone in my hand, I received a strong sense of “keep this.” Surprising but not unwelcome. So, after holding the small bone a moment longer I set it aside.

Read more…..

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Color Pink
Color is a vital part of a visual symbol and the Color Pink has deep significance. It is used in symbols all over the world to represent emotions, politics, religion, gender, science, art and mythology.

Read more…..

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Anilah – Medicine Chant

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Elephant Journal: Hawaiian Values to help us get through a COVID-19 Summer.

With travel, outings, and events being cancelled this summer due to the global pandemic, it can put a dampener on things.
Recent events have also caused a lot of fear, uncertainty, and guilt.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Don’t Buy Birdseed — Grow It

Have you priced birdseed lately? It’s expensive.

A family could enjoy some nice dinners for what it costs to fill backyard bird feeders.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Venus brightest, near Aldebaran, around July 10

On July 10, 2020, the dazzling planet Venus reaches a big milestone in the morning sky, as this world displays its greatest illuminated extent. It’s around this time that Venus beams most brilliantly in our sky. What’s more, Venus is near a bright star now, Aldebaran, the fiery Eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus. So right now is a great time to look for Venus in the east before sunrise!

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Tarot Poetry of Venus Retrograde Revelations

The recent period of Venus retrograde helped me find my back from the brink. This poem emerged as a revelation, refocusing, and re-dedication, as I’d gotten quite lost along my spiritual journey these last years.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Japanese Music – Shakuhachi flute The Art of blowing Zen by Rodrigo Rodriguez

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Inner Journey:

CREATE CONSCIOUSLY

“No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.”
— Napoleon Hill

The law of karma is the law of cause and effect. It works unavoidably when there is no consciousness — when we are not present in the moment. When there is no consciousness, the past creates the future.

The law of Love supersedes the law of karma. It intervenes in the process by focusing in the present. In fact, one could say that Love is being fully present. When anything is initiated in Love in the present, the future of that reality will be purposeful, meaningful, loving and powerful.

“He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“In my beginning is my end.”
— T.S. Eliot

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A Note from the Universe 

Best I can figure the reason some get down-and-out, lose motivation, and watch too much TV is that they’ve somehow forgotten just how fast things can change, and they’ve yet to discover just how good they can get.

Even you are going to be surprised.

Cool, huh?

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe:  Summer Special Shrimp and Fruit Fried Rice

This light and easy recipe is ideal for a weeknight meal, or anytime you have leftover rice. Serve hot with a chilled cucumber and tomato salad.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday 

Thursday (masculine)

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
July 9, 2020 
Promises
“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”

-Mae West (1893-1980)
This has been said a dozen different ways: “The proof is in the pudding,” “Talk is cheap,” and “Show me the money!” among them. It’s the follow-through that really matters. Otherwise our words are meaningless. We’ve got to “walk the talk” and demonstrate our honesty and integrity

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 25, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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No price is set on the lavish summer;
June may be had by the poorest comer.
-James Russell Lowell (1819-91)

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Spirit Library: Freedom From Karmic Constraints (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently we are still processing and integrating the effects of this past weekends Solstice New Moon Solar Eclipse. In this time, we are being offered the healing and resolution of many long standing issues, both from this lifetime and from others.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Bird Medicine: Totem Messages and Meanings

Birds, in general, are survivalists. They will first choose flight over fight. They instinctively know that fighting is a dangerous endeavor. Whereas flight is avoiding trouble: possible injury or death. Birds have superb reflexes

Read more…

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MBG: Moonstone Crystal Benefits: The Spiritual Reason It’s A Cut Above The Rest

Iridescent, luminous, and just plain pretty, moonstone is a favorite of crystal aficionados and gemstone enthusiasts everywhere. Thought to be linked with feminine energy and intuition, here’s everything you need to know about moonstone.

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Writing

1. Dreams of writing letters can mean the need to get in touch with people whom you haven’t spoken with in awhile.
2. Dreams of writing novels, plays or stories indicate that there is a creative streak in you that needs an outlet. Many great authors have received inspiration from their dreams.
3. To dream of writing and not knowing what you’re writing is a warning that you may be inadvertently communicating messages to others that they are misinterpreting in an insulting way.

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Today’s DIY: copper wire knot ring – handcrafted copper jewelry 147

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Elephant Journal: What our Indoor Jungles teach us about Healing, Heartbreak & the Life-Death-Life Cycle.

In her book, Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer wrote, “As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.”
Some years ago, plants found their way to my apartment—a pot of pothos first, then a collection of succulents, and more.

Since then, I’ve lost some—as any plant lover would experience

Read more….

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Treehugger: Mysterious ‘Ghost Redwoods’ May Survive to Help Nearby Trees

Albino redwoods shouldn’t exist, but they do. Now a biologist finds a possible explanation in the tree network that thrives beneath the forest floor.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Regulus near moon on July 25

Tonight – July 25, 2020 – that bright star shining close to the waxing crescent moon is Regulus, brightest star in the constellation of Leo the Lion. The following night – June 26 – the moon will still be in front of the constellation Leo, but, relative to the backdrop stars of the zodiac, the moon will be some 14 degrees (14 moon-diameters) east of where the moon was on June 25

Read more..

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Patheos-Pagan: Pagan Manifesto for Chaotic Times

The world has seemed pretty chaotic for the last few years, and when the upheaval is unrelenting, you tend to either sink or swim, and sometimes do both in the course of a day. For myself, I can feel overwhelmed, like I’m in a boat that is navigating the rapids, while I am desperately trying to stay afloat and on course.

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Dream Catcher Native Flutes Ron Allen- 2 Summer Solstice

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Inner Journey: 

ASK YOUR BODY FOR ADVICE!

“The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth, little to do with control, and much to do with acceptance, little to do with division and analysis, and much to do with union.”
— Marilyn Sewell

Are you aware of your body’s wisdom? Our bodies usually know us better than our minds do. If you have a decision to make, consult your body before making a final choice.

Reflect on an option before you and then pay attention to your body. Are you breathing deeply or barely at all? Are your muscles tense or relaxed? Is your energy blocked or flowing?

Your body knows what it likes and it feels good when it’s happy. As your body is the source of your vitality, your motivation, your inspiration and enthusiasm and most importantly, your intuition, it’s best to get that part of you on-side if you are venturing into a new activity.

“When you are saying that you are happy and you are not, there will be a disturbance in your breathing. Your breathing cannot be natural. It is impossible.”
— Osho

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. …The intellect works best in service to our intuition, our inner guidance, soul, God or higher power — whichever term we choose for the spiritual energy that animates life.”
— Christiane Northrup

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A Note from the Universe
There are those who absolutely think all the right thoughts. Yet if they’re not doing all they can, with what they’ve got, from where they are, then you can just guess what else they’re probably thinking.

And those other thoughts are busy at work, too.

You are my sunshine,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Sheet Pan Shrimp and Sausage Bake

Easy shrimp and sausage bake, delicious, healthier, and gluten free, all on one big sheet pan in the oven!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Thursday (masculine)

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

Element: Earth

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 25, 2020

Good
“By doing good we become good.”

-Rousseau (1712-1778)

 
Our actions help to create our reality. Do we think good thoughts? Do we do good things? Do we help out? By doing good, we see ourselves as good, and then that is our reality. When we can see it in ourselves, we can see it in the world.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Tastes, smells, and all things tactile may preoccupy you today and distract you from thinking clearly about whatever is in front of you. It could be hard to refrain from unconscious flirting or making comments that are easily taken the wrong way. Be aware of your actions and do what you can to not offend nor attract people whom you’d rather avoid.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 18, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 18, 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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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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June Events and Holidays

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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Spirit Library: Fresh Eyes (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Our world is in a process of profound transformation with immense global changes occurring. Nothing is as it seems as the incoming light illuminates our individual and collective karma, limiting beliefs and unhealed shadows.

Read more……

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Spiritual Unite: Tree And Plant SymbolismThe Symbolism of The Fig Tree in Spirituality

The Fig tree is one of the oldest known trees. The symbolism for the fig tree has many references.

In the ancient world, Man discovered the fig fruit as a nutritious fruit. Hence, this tree has references in many ancient texts.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Sun Worship

At Litha, the summer solstice, the sun is at its highest point in the sky. Many ancient cultures marked this date as significant, and the concept of sun worship is one nearly as old as mankind itself. In societies that were primarily agricultural, and depended on the sun for life and sustenance, it is no surprise that the sun became deified.

Read more…

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MBG: How Empaths Can Empower Themselves To Choose Between Feeling & Observing

Empaths are hyper-perceptive and naturally wired to feel the energies and emotions of others. Yet with practice and intention, empaths can choose to be observers as well. This witnessing is less draining, yet at times empaths will want to feel both joyful and painful emotions and energies in the world

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Breathing

1. Life.
2. Absorbing information; learning. The need or desire to learn about something.
3. Coming out of a difficult time.
Astrological parallel: Gemini.

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Simple Witchcraft and Everyday Practices

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Elephant Journal: A Rumi-Inspired Guide on crafting our Inner & Outer Sanctuaries.

When my husband and I first saw our 1850s Victorian, we fell in love with it immediately.
It helped that it was a summer-like day in the middle of a Northeast winter, and that the small town where it was located was so unlike the busy suburbia we were used to.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How to Make a Feather Smudge Wand

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EarthSky News: Longest sunsets happen around the solstice

Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually takes more time to set around the time of a solstice.

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Patheos-Pagan:  How to rest in a world that’s not at rest

There’s a reason why we call old wisdom ‘old.’ Because it’s been around. Because it has a way of surfacing, if buried, or circulating widely, if restrained.

‘If you’re tired, rest,’ old wisdom has it, stating the obvious, as all old wisdom does. If you’re tired, rest. Don’t quit. Just rest.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Medieval Music – Song of the North

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Inner Journey:

EXPLORE WITH QUESTIONS

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

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

Try these out:
• What qualities do you find most attractive in others? How do you exhibit those same qualities?
• What is your greatest fear? Why do you fear that?
• What message is your body trying to get through to you?

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

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

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A Note from the Universe
Ever notice how when someone dreams of happiness, abundance, health, romance, or friendship, they never have to wonder if it’s in their best interest?

But when someone dreams of a specific house, employer, love interest, deadline, dollar amount, or diet fad, they often end up contradicting themselves?

Keep your “end results” general. Everything else is just a how.

To the big picture,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: This Homemade Hummus Has A (Fermented) Secret

Making homemade hummus is truly so simple. If you haven’t tried before, you may find yourself wondering why you didn’t sooner and swearing you’ll never buy it from a store again. From the newly released cookbook Fermenting Everything by Andy Hamilton who shares that, “This twist on [hummus] creates a tangy dip that will intrigue your guests.”

Read more…

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Thursday (masculine)

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg, and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter, Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 18, 2020

Individuality
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”

-Margaret Mead (1910-1978)

 
We are all One, and we are all individuals – we are each an individual expression of the Spirit that animates us. It is because of our differences, and our uniqueness, that we can help each other and learn from each other. We each have something to contribute – because we are each a part of the Whole. And yet, we are whole and complete within ourselves, and we have that in common with everyone else!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Let intuition be your guide today and you won’t go too far wrong. If something doesn’t need to be done or delivered instantly, take your time and let events, situations, and people claim the time and attention they seem to want. Things want to sort themselves out for you, in the best ways. Don’t introduce complications. Be decisive when necessary but otherwise step up, too, and be pleasantly surprised.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4, 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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June Events and Holidays

June 5: Full Strawberry Moon at 12:12 pm PST/ 1:12 pm MST/ 3:12 pm EST

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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The glittering leaves of the rhododendrons
Balance and vibrate in the cool air;
While in the sky above them
White clouds chase each other.
–John Gould Fletcher (1886–1950)

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Spirit Library: Restoring Balance (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energy of this year is working to dissolve the oldest patterns and the heaviest programming bringing to the surface, both individually and collectively, that which is in need of healing.

Read more……

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Spiritual Unite: How to See Spirits Around You – 3 Tips

In this article, we can reveal the three key tips on how to see the spirits around you. Spirits exist everywhere. They are around us all the time. There may be several in the room you are reading this in right now!

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Meet Archangel Raguel, Angel of Justice and Harmony

Archangel Raguel, the angel of justice and harmony, works for God’s will to be done in human relationships, so they can experience fairness and peace.

Read more…..

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MBG: I Just Had My Tea Leaves Read For The First Time: Here’s What Happened

‘ve always found divination to be mysterious and alluring: I’m big on tarot cards and have even dabbled in palm reading—but aside from its brief stint in the Harry Potter series, tea leaf reading has never really come across my radar.

Read more…

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The Oath of the Green Witch

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Daily Dream Meaning: Escape

1. The need or desire to break away from unpleasant people or circumstances in the dreamer’s life.
2. If, in the dream, the dreamer cannot escape, she might have to fight her way through difficulties.
3. If an attempt is made but the dreamer is caught, then the dreamer should watch for a tendency to be her own worst enemy.
Astrological parallel: Mars-Uranus combinations.
Tarot parallel: The Wheel of Fortune.

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Today’s DIY: Natural Clay Paint, homemade with soil and wheatpaste: A cinematic venture

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MNN: Meet the first baby koala born in Australian wildlife park since devastating wildfires

A wildlife park in Australia is offering a tiny, fluffy bundle of good news. Keepers announced the birth of their first baby koala since bushfires devastated the continent. The Australian Reptile Park near Sydney, New South Wales, posted a video of the baby koala, known as a joey. Keepers named her Ash.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Strawberry Moon, penumbral lunar eclipse, on June 5

On both June 4 and 5, 2020, the moon will look full to the eye as it shines from dusk until dawn. On both nights, the moon will be close to the red supergiant star Antares, brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. The crest of the moon’s full phase.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Magical Food: Basic Magical Kitchen Cupboard Items

Recently I wrote about magical food in the form of Marmite and psychic Pot Noodles, you can read about that here…https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2019/12/psychic-noodles-magic-marmite-and-more-kitchen-magic/

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Mordred’s Lullaby (TOL mix)

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Inner Journey:

TAKE A BREAK!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Note from the Universe 
One sign of achieving enlightenment other than auras, tinkling bells, and a healing touch, is that you start valuing idle daydreaming as much as you value planning.

Another is that you begin talking sweetly, not only to plants and trees, but to cars and toasters and computers.

And, quite unequivocally, feeling gratitude for your present challenges, love for lousy drivers, and sympathy for those who don’t see service in their work.

Serving 7 billion,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Banana Oat Muffins with Sour Cream

I’ve perfected these moist delicious muffins from many muffins. You’ll absolutely love these!

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Must, 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
Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity

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Daily Wisdom
June 4, 2020

Value
“A thing is worth precisely what it can do for you; not what you choose to pay for it.”

-John Ruskin (1819-1900)

 
If we take the example of a car – a car is not just transportation. If it were, we’d all be driving very fuel-efficient, non-descript vehicles. A car has become a symbol – of our wealth, our style, our priorities. A Mercedes costs more money not just because it is more expensive to produce, but because people are willing to pay more for the prestige associated with the name. So, the car is providing necessary transportation, but also the “image” that the driver wants to project. Is the image worth the price? It’s just a matter of personal preference. We have choices, in cars and in everything.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

You may not expect or even want it, but today you will be properly acknowledged and even honored for a skill, talent, or accomplishment. Your big heart will also be appreciated. Some sort of public reward is possible, if only in the form of praise, which can be transformed into something more tangible later. If not seeking validation or kudos, be on the alert because it’s coming. You’ve earned it!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 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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When elm leaves are as big as a shilling,
Plant kidney beans, if to plant ’em you’re willing;
When elm leaves are as big as a penny,
You must plant kidney beans, if you mean to have any.
-T. F. Thiselton-Dyer (1848-1928)

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Spirit Library: Focus Your Attention Within (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a time of long awaited transformation where we are being freed from the limits of the past. Where we can move beyond our wounding and into the light of a new era, a new consciousness and a new reality.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Create Traditional Native American Prayer Ties

For many years, Native Americans have offered prayer ties to the Great Spirit in exchange for blessings. It is an old tradition among the Lakota and Seminole peoples. Even if you are not Native American, you may study and practice this earth-centered ritual of making and using prayer ties as an intention tool for prayer or healing.

Read more….

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MBG: Lucid Dreaming For Beginners: What Is It & How To Do It

Odds are, you’ve had a lucid dream at least once—and might wish you could have them more often. To find out more about this mysterious and fascinating type of dream, we got in touch with Robert Waggoner, lucid dreaming expert and author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self. Here’s what he had to say about what lucid dreams are, what they feel like, and if it’s possible (or even safe) to guide your body into having more of them.

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Coworker/Colleague

1. Oddly enough, dreaming of a colleague rarely involves issues at work. The focus is more likely to be on traits this person possesses that mean something to you. For example, if this person’s voice is especially loud, whatever he or she is saying to you in the dream is especially significant, and you should pay attention.
2. If this person is someone you feel you can trust, there is some issue in your life involving trust that needs to be resolved.
3. If you dream that a coworker whom you don’t particularly like suddenly acts like your best friend, or a colleague whom you like and respect turns hostile, be prepared for a reversal of some kind – for better or worse.

astrology.com

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Today’s DIY: Woven With the Wild

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Elephant Journal: Embracing God the Mother: What I Learned from Shakta Tantra & what Spiritual Women should Consider.

A year ago, I stopped praying to God the Father.
I grew up going to Presbyterian church. Religion was never forced on me, but I found much comfort and inspiration in reading the Psalms and hearing sermons. God the Father was never an idea, or a choice; it just was. I never questioned an alternative reality.

Read more….

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MNN: Why do squirrels spend their time in trees and chipmunks prefer the ground?

At first glance, it’s easy to mistake a squirrel for a chipmunk. Especially when you spot one, twitching and darting across the yard like an electrified muppet.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Late May: Moon in Leo the Lion

As darkness falls these next several evenings – May 28, 29, and 30, 2020 – watch the moon as it travels in front of the constellation Leo the Lion. When the moon first enters Leo, it’ll display a rather wide waxing crescent phase. When the moon finally leaves Leo a few days later, it’ll show a waxing gibbous phase. Midway though its trek in Leo, the moon will exhibit its half-illuminated first quarter phase.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Fairy Lore and the Plant Kingdom

Plant lore and fairy lore are often intimately connected. The magical provenance of many plants is due to their folkloric association with the fairy realm. Fairies were thought to make their homes in certain plants and were believed to be responsible for tending to their growth.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Tina Turner – Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu (Peace Mantra)

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Inner Journey:

JOURNEY HOME

“Everything seeks its source.”
— a universal principle

Our spiritual journey unfolds through 2 stages.
1. THE PATH OF PERSONALITY – We arise from the one source of all, to be born as individuals in a world of form. In this physical world, we experience separation and limitation. This is a time of immersion in a world of effects, form, ego, distortion, illusion and pain.
2. THE PATH OF SOUL – When we have experienced enough pain, we find our way back home to our spiritual source. We let go of the illusion of separation to embrace unity and wholeness. We work with cause instead of effects.

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

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

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A Note from the Universe
You eat to nourish your body. You sleep to rejuvenate your spirit. You study, work, and apply yourself for emotional gains. You exercise to tighten your muscles. You listen to music to entertain yourself.

You’re not at all adverse to investing time and energy for the rewards you seek.

So how about you spare just a few minutes every day to visualize the life of your dreams? Because nothing else you could ever do will make such a profound difference in your fortunes and misfortunes as working with new pictures in your mind.

Can you start today?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: This Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe Is Packed With Nutrients

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, which means sunshine and summertime snacks are here to stay. Just the thought of summer has us craving barbecue and its ultimate cool, dippable counterpart: ranch dressing.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Must, 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
Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 28, 2020

Genius
“Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

 
Ah! How true! It’s thinking “out of the box” or “breaking the mold!” It’s breaking that karmic cycle of doing the same thing, the same way, over and over again. Genius is originality!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 21, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 21, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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Sing me a song of idle days,
When Spring is Queen over woods and ways.
-Francis W. Bourdillon (1852-1921)

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Spirit Library: Co-Create (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energy of the planetary alignments and movements is increasing in intensity as we transition from the old and into the new. The energy is moving to significantly shift all of life on Earth creating a catalyst for dramatic and lasting change and transformation.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Gaia, the Embodiment of the Earth

In Greek mythology, Gaia personifies the earth. Her name is of questionable origin, but many scholars agree that it is pre-classical in nature.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Bicycle

1. Dreaming of a bicycle indicates assistance along the road of life.
2. If you were trying to ride uphill, progress will be slow; riding downhill means that your plans will manifest quickly.
3. Pushing the bicycle means that the help you receive will be more trouble than it’s worth.
4. Good weather means steady progress; bad weather means a need for a respite, and for reevaluation.

astrology.com

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How To Prep Spell Candles || Witchcraft 101

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Today’s DIY: How I Make Sigils (pagan/wiccan)

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Elephant Journal: The Perfect Dark Moon Ritual for Cutting Soul Ties with an Ex. {May 22}

According to the witch’s calendar, May’s dark moon in Gemini falls on May 22nd, at 6:38 a.m. UTC.
Venus in retrograde, May 13th to June 25th, opens an interesting portal around relationships and finances.

Read more..

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MNN: 36 random animal facts that may surprise you

Earth is home to more than 1 million known animal species, each one representing an ancient tome of biological trivia. Much of this random knowledge gets lost in the ether, leaving us to speculate about things like dinosaur divorce rates or amphibian dance moves. But we still catch an awful lot, providing us with plenty of interesting — if not always actionable — facts about our fellow fauna.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Mercury, Venus pair up at dusk May 21 and 22

Depending on where you live worldwide, the planets Mercury and Venus will pair up most closely for the year on May 21 or 22, 2020. These two words will pass within one degree of one another on the sky’s dome. Incidentally, one degree is approximately the width of your little finger at an arm length from your eye.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic: Uplifting Spell Pouch

Working with my weekly oracle card draw from the Flower Magic oracle deck, this week I drew ‘Bleeding Heart – Sorrow’.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lady in Black 

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Inner Journey:

Open to the new

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

How willing are you to learn something new? How open are you to new perspectives?

When we are open, we are willing to move to places we’ve never been before. We are willing to continually review our belief systems so we can test out new ideas.

Be open to seeing things:
– from another’s point of view,
– from a higher and more inclusive perspective
– with a beginner’s attitude of wonder.
“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
— Jill Bolte Taylor

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A Note from the Universe

When you think a new thought, entertain a new dream, or mentally choose a new goal, your thoughts “leave” you and go out — in every direction — to the farthest corners of the planet. They carry a life force all their own, like ripples created when a pebble is tossed into a pond.

You can’t change this,  but you can totally use the heck out of it.

Think good thoughts,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Greek Chicken Skewers

Greek-inspired chicken skewers with lots of flavor! Marinade is also wonderful on grilled vegetables.

Read more…

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Must, 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
Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 21, 2020 
Thinking
“Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.”

-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

 
Shaw was a prolific writer, and so funny! He shows us how to laugh at ourselves. It is truly amazing what we can do when we put our minds to it. Whether it is writing plays like Shaw, or theory like Einstein, or music like Mozart – there are examples of brilliant ways to use our minds to create, and to change the world.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 14 Moon in 3rd Qtr. at 7:02 am PST /8:02 am MST/10:02 am EST

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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The flowers in the breeze are swaying, swaying,
The whole wide world is out a-Maying.
–Genevieve Mary Irons (1855–1928)

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Spirit Library: Saturn Retrograde

Humanity currently exists within a healing crisis and as the world shifts around us we are required actively align with the incoming energies to advance our awakening, healing and growth.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Consecrate Your Magical Tools

In many modern Pagan traditions, magical tools are consecrated before use. This achieves a couple of things — one, it purifies the item before it is used to interact with the Divine. Secondly, it removes any negative energies from the tool.

Read more….

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MBG: Two Mindfulness Techniques For People Who Can’t Sit Still, From A Meditation Icon

Mindfulness can feel a little daunting for some. While there is really no “right” way to do it, many people may brush off the practice, saying something along the lines of “I just can’t sit still.” But mindfulness doesn’t have to be difficult or require a huge investment of time.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Clock

A symbol for time passing.
1. If you dream of watching a clock ticking, with the hands moving steadily, this is a warning that you need to stop wasting time.
2. Winding a clock or watch indicates that you are taking control of the situation.
3. Hearing a clock strike indicates that the time has come for some positive action

astrology.com

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Charming, Charging & Enchanting Jewelry || Spellwork

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Today’s DIY: Making A Wand | Witchy Crafting

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Elephant Journal: My 5-Minute Morning Meditation for Self-love & Empowerment.

It is important to integrate the mind, body, and soul by following a daily spiritual practice.
Consistency is key, so spiritual practice should be made part of daily routine. However, amidst the bustle and stresses of daily life, it’s not always practical to achieve this—especially when there are so many different spiritual practices we are advised to undertake: meditation, journaling, yoga, cutting cords, grounding, and the list goes on.

Read more…..

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MNN: Moths are the unsung heroes of pollination

Meet the pollinator that does its best work at night. That’s right. The modest moth. You may have been expecting something a little flashier. A firefly, perhaps.
But, as Travis Longcore, a scientist at the Urban Wildlands Group, told Tom Oder for an earlier story, “Often in nature it’s the things we don’t notice that are doing a lot of the work.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: After sunset, use Venus to find Mercury

Given clear skies and an unobstructed western horizon, the dazzling planet Venus – and the planet Mercury, our sun’s innermost planet – will be yours to behold after sunset from about mid-May 2020 until nearly the end of this month. It’ll be the Northern Hemisphere’s best evening apparition of Mercury;

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Protection Magick: Why And How It Is Useful In Everyday Life

As a Witch, I understand that to practice magick means to tap into and direct energy toward an intention. I understand that thoughts are not idle and words do have power. Emotion has energy with attributes that can be directed toward me (or from me toward others) in spellcraft.

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: The Silmarillion (Part 6): ‘Lúthien’s Lament’ by Eurielle – Lyric Video (Inspired by J.R.R Tolkien)

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Inner Journey: Slow down

“The soul requires duration of time — rich, thick, deep, velvety time — and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried …. We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.”
— Robert Sardello

Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.

Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about.

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
— H. G. Wells

“The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”
— Mary Webb

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A Note from the Universe 
The more you believe in appearances, in the story told by your physical senses and in the circumstances that you now find yourself in, the less control you have over them.

What’s real is your power to change them.

All things are possible.

Dang,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Thai Peanut Chicken

This is a very tasty Asian-inspired dish made with chicken and broccoli in a spicy peanut sauce. If you like it mild, use less cayenne, like it spicy, use more. If you’re salt conscious, use low sodium soy sauce.

Read more…

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Must, 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
Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 14, 2020 
Consistency
“Life hath its phases manifold,
Yet still the new repeats the old;
There is no truer truth than this:
What was, is still the thing that is.”

-Julia C.R. Dorr, 1892

 

Nature presents such beautiful examples for us to learn from. Look at the changing over the seasons. Every day is different. And we go through extremes. And the seasons cycle and it seems like we’re back where we started… except we’re not! It’s a new spring, or a new fall, and we’re new right along with it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 7, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 7 Full Flower Moon at 3:45 am PST/ 4:45 am MST/ 6:45 am EST

May 10 Mother’s Day

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 14 Moon in 3rd Qtr. at 7:02 am PST /8:02 am MST/10:02 am EST

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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Whoever makes a garden
Has never worked alone;
the rain has always found it,
The sun has always known.
-Douglas Malloch (1877-1938)

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Spirit Library: Careful Awareness

We are moving towards a totally new paradigm in human consciousness, one that is governed by the virtues of unity consciousness. Current energies and events are pressing us towards a new awareness

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: If You Dream About Someone Are They Thinking About You?

One question a lot of people have is if you dream about someone are they thinking about you?

The short answer is: It depends.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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MBG: Missing National Parks? Here Are 5 Ways To Enjoy Them From Home

For many people, spring and summer mean beach days, hikes outside, and road trips to expansive wilderness. But this year, things are different: Most of us heading into the warmer seasons with sadness and grief in some form, whether it be for friends and family affected by COVID-19, the loss of a job, or the disruption to daily routines

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Fence

An obstacle dream.
1. The nature of the obstacle depends on the dreamer’s circumstances, as well as on other symbols in the dream.
2. If the scene on the other side of the fence is beautiful and peaceful, hope lies ahead, and if the dreamer gets over the fence, what he wants will indeed manifest in spite of obstacles.
3. If the land on the other side of the fence is barren and rocky, and/or the dreamer is having trouble climbing the fence, what you’re seeking may not be what it seems and it might be best to turn back.
4. Sitting on a fence indicates a major decision to be made.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Life Itself May Be A Koan

“Consider the Zen practice of the koan, the question or problem proposed by Zen masters to each other or by masters to students. The koan is a dilemma, a mystery which the rational mind cannot solve. The key to the resolution of a koan is a shift in the being of the student which allows for a new understanding of the question itself.” Rachel Naomi Remen shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

What is a koan that life is presenting you with at this moment?

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Today’s DIY: How to make CRESCENT MOON wall hanging Dream Catcher

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Elephant Journal: The 5 Simple Phrases that Changed Everything for Me.

Many years ago, five basic, profound, and startling principles dropped into my lap.
Well, it was a bit more work than that. I was participating in a 10-day retreat on the big island of Hawaii with Vanessa Stone.

Read more…

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MNN: A suburb in Costa Rica gives citizenship to plants, trees, and bees

If you happen to be a pollinator, you might want to wing your way to sunny Costa Rica. In fact, Curridabat — a suburb of the capital, San Jose — is pulling out all the stops to make bees, bats, hummingbirds, and butterflies feel at home.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: This weekend, watch for a morning moon

Full moon was May 7, 2020, and by May 8 the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, already beginning to rise later at night. For the mainland United States, the May 8th moon rises in the southeast nearly two hours after sunset. The days following full moon present the perfect time to catch a daytime moon over your western horizon after sunrise. Watch for it!

Read more..

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding Strength Through Giving Honor To The Sun

As a Witch, I’ve always found a connection to witchcraft through connection to the moon. However, in these days of isolation, I am learning that the sun deities have comfort and strength to offer.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist:  Carry Me Home (Official Music Video) – The Sweeplings

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Inner Journey:

WE EXPERIENCE WHAT WE BELIEVE

“You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe.”
— A Course of Miracles

You most likely believe that your experiences have taught you what is real and what is true – at least for you. However, what you may not know is that your beliefs – conscious and unconscious – have determined what you would experience.

Experiences do not determine what you believe. What you first of all believe is what you will experience. It follows, then, that if you wish to experience life in new ways, you need to examine your belief systems.

Change your consciousness and you’ll change your life.

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”
— Richard Bach

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A Note from the Universe 
The very same magic, the very same that you used to get your first job, to find a best friend, and to heal what hurt, that even now finishes your sentences, beats your heart, and inspires your dreams, is the exact same “grade” of stuff that can make what you most want today come to pass.

Point being: You’ve already engaged it. You’ve already commanded it. You’ve already done the impossible… So what’s the big deal about doing it again?

Oh go on…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple-Walnut Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

A totally indulgent monkey bread made surprisingly easy thanks to refrigerated cinnamon roll dough. Loaded up with layers of fresh apples and toasted walnuts, this pull-apart bread fills your home with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg while it bakes and looks stunning on your breakfast or brunch table.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Must, 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
Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
May 7, 2020

Fortune
“The fortunate circumstances of our lives are generally found, at last, to be of our own producing.”

-Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

 
Fortune could be thought of in terms of money (“I made a fortune last year!” The Fortune 500, etc.) or in terms of luck (fortune cookies, “I had the good fortune to know him” etc). Either way, since we create our lives, we are ultimately creating the fortune in our lives – so we have to give ourselves credit where it is due!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

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 April 30, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 30, 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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April Events & Holidays

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Let it rain in April and May for me,
And all the rest of the year for thee.
-Proverb

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Spirit Library: To Live Honestly & Authentically (a message from Kate Spreckley) 

There is a sacred synergy occurring between the forces of nature and the creative capacities of humanity. Events in our lives are compelling us to engage with this process in a more conscious way.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Am Beannachadh Bealltain (The Beltane Blessing)

In the Carmina Gadelica, folklorist Alexander Carmichael shared with readers hundreds of poems and prayers that he had collected from residents in various areas of Scotland.

Read more…

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MBG: Aloe Vera Plant Care: Easy Tips To Grow + Harvest Your Aloe

So, you’ve just bought a new aloe vera plant—congratulations! You’re the proud new parent of a versatile, medicinal plant that’s been used and admired for thousands of years. Furthermore, this tropical succulent is easy to care for—as long as you know the basics. To get you started, we spoke to plant expert Nick Cutsumpas about the best practices for aloe vera plant care.

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Daily Dream Meaning: Running (away from something)

1. Something in the dreamer’s life is difficult to face, and the dreamer would rather run away from it than face it.
2. If such a situation is not readily recognized by the dreamer, looking to the other symbols in the dream should give the answer.
Astrological parallel: Pisces

astrology.com

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MBG: This May Is Retrograde High Season: Here’s How To Prepare Yourself

Does time feel like it’s slowed down, even warped a bit for you? It’s Taurus season (until May 20), when the Sun moves through the earthy and methodical sign of the Bull. We’re invited to pause and prioritize, to assess our path before barreling ahead.

Read more…

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Today’s Pagan Corner: Tips For Beginner Witches || Part Two

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Elephant Journal: An Ode to my Pets during Quarantine.

To my pets,
We’ve lived together in this same apartment for eight years—that’s four heartbeats, 14 legs, and a lot of fur all under one roof. Upon reflection, I didn’t realize how much I loved you until the quarantine hit.

Read more…

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MNN: Whales are basking in newfound silence

With so many cities in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, the world has become a quieter place. There are fewer people on the streets, fewer cars on the roads and less activity everywhere. In some places, animals are flourishing as they tentatively explore a calmer planet.

Read more…

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EarthSky News:  Moon sweeps through Leo in early May

On May 1 and 2, 2020, the waxing gibbous moon is moving through the prominent constellation Leo the Lion. Watch for the moon on May 1, when it’ll be near the bright star Regulus, representing the Lion’s Heart.

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Patheos-Pagan: How to hold an online Beltane party

My coven has been holding our rituals online since the stay at home orders went into affect. The rituals are going so well we decided to hold our annual family-and-friends Beltane party online this year too. Here’s how to hold an online party for your magical friends.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Damh The Bard ~ Wild Mountain Thyme

 

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Inner Journey:

Open to the new

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

How willing are you to learn something new? How open are you to new perspectives?

When we are open, we are willing to move to places we’ve never been before. We are willing to continually review our belief systems so we can test out new ideas.

Be open to seeing things:
– from another’s point of view,
– from a higher and more inclusive perspective
– with a beginner’s attitude of wonder.
“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
— Jill Bolte Taylor

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

When it comes to “having it all,”  many fine, young souls take issue with the word “have.” They’re concerned about the concept of ownership. Their soul is taunted with guilt for the pleasure it derives from material things. And they quiver at the thought of others having less than they have.

Of course, such righteous and selfless thoughts are a significant contributor to the creation of lack in a world of endless abundance, but they’ll learn.

“Kids!”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Dill Pickle Pasta Salad for Salty Witches

I’m not one to often crave sweets. Nay, I’m a Salty Witch* with a fierce salt-tooth that must be fed. During the pandemic lock-down, my favorite comfort food has been this sour and savory, chilled pasta salad. It just soothes the complex needs of my emotional saltiness.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Must, 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
Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors, and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
April 30, 2020
Immortality
“This World is not Conclusion.
A Sequel stands beyond –
Invisible, as Music –
But positive, as Sound.”

-Emily Dickinson (1862)

 
I just love this! We close our eyes and it is there, beautiful music – undeniable. It’s that faith that even though we can’t see something, it exists. It is within it, it is all around us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune shows that your love life is constantly rotating and changing. As the carnival barker proclaims: “Round and round and round it goes; where it will stop, nobody knows!” Part of the excitement is the uncertainty. Luck is on your side, but you have to have faith that everything that’s happening right now is for the best

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 April 23, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 23, 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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April Events & Holidays

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
And so do I;
When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,
And nestlings fly.
-Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

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Spirit Library: Rebirth (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This year the human collective has been gifted with an intense transformational process that is revealing two very clear and distinct paths – the path of the ego or the path of the soul.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: 5 Easy Decorating Ideas for Beltane

Need some quick and affordable decorating ideas for Beltane? Here are some tips on how to bring the season into your home without breaking your bank account.

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MBG: A Guided Meditation For Coming Back To Yourself During Chaotic Times

These days, it’s easy to get lost in the 24/7 news cycle and shaken up by the dramatic change in our daily routine. This following meditation can help you come back to yourself.

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Daily Dream Meaning: Falcon

1. Dreaming of hunting with a falcon implies the need to seek help in searching for something you desire.
2. A hooded falcon indicates that someone around you is keeping things from you.
3. A falcon making a kill is actually a positive omen, indicating that a long-time goal of yours will finally be reached.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Earth Day at 50

For the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, Orion Magazine asked ten authors– including E.O. Wilson, Krista Tippett, Pico Iyer, and Amy Tan– one question: “What earthly thing gives you hope at this point in history? { read more }

Be The Change

What does cherishing the Earth look like in your own life? For more food for thought, check out “7 Things We’ve Learned About Earth Since Last Earth Day” { more }

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Today’s DIY: I Made An Epic Druid SPELLTOME – The Tome Of Earth

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Elephant Journal: The most Beautiful, Hopeful thing you’ll read about our New Reality. {Poem}

Today I was grateful for

that sale at CVS, where I found some

half-off goodies to bring home.

And the lady with the bedazzled mask

Read more……

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MNN: We could learn a lot from the humble flower

Despite their stunningly intelligent design, flowers occasionally suffer a breakdown. A blossom might get nicked by a stiff breeze or crushed by a falling branch.

A passing animal may check to see if it’s worth eating. Sometimes, a stalk may become so overburdened with blossoms, it collapses

Read more….

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EarthSky News:  Young moon, Venus after sunset April 24-26

Shortly after the sun sets on April 24 and 25, 2020, look for the young waxing crescent moon, beneath the dazzling planet Venus, in your western sky. Generally, it is quite difficult to spot a young moon less one day (24 hours) after new moon. But on April 24, 2020,

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Patheos-Pagan:  The Balancing Path: Meeting Aradia

I am a witch, and I spent most of my adult life avoiding Aradia.

I know, I know. Blasphemy!

Honestly, the fact that it can be viewed as blasphemy was a good part of my motivation for avoiding her. Gospel of the Witches was another one.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist:  Aragorn Sleepsong – Secret Garden

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Inner Journey: 

WHO ARE YOU?

“Please… tell me who you are and what you want. And if you think those are simple questions, keep in mind that most people live their entire lives without arriving at an answer.”
— Gary Zukav

How deeply can you answer this question? Please realize that you are the only one who can answer it. No one else can tell you who you are. You must discover this for yourself. And the challenge of knowing ourselves is no easy task.

We hope this question excites rather than intimidates you. There’s so much more to you than you know at present! Isn’t this intriguing? Perhaps it’s time to go exploring.

“Mysterious and intimidating to contemplate, the human brain is the most complex thing there is and the most difficult task it can undertake is to understand itself.”
— David Noonan

“I don’t think God cares where we were graduated or what we did for a living. God wants to know who we are. Discovering this is the work of the soul – it is our true life’s work.”
— Bernie Siegel

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Avoid gray areas.

There, the path to safety is guarded by the lies of “maybe,” “sometimes,” and “I don’t know.” There is a truth. There is a way. Life is absolute, and its principles exacting. If you put it out “there,” it has to come back. Ask, and it must be revealed.

Think, speak, and move with your desires, and nothing will ever be the same.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Easy Snacks That Start with Refrigerated Biscuit Dough

If you’ve got refrigerated biscuit dough in your fridge, you’re already on a fast track to snacks. Go heat the oven and pop open that package—let’s make sweet and savory biscuit dough snacks right now. Here are 10 of our favorites to try.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success Incense: Cinnamon, Must, 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
Jupiter presides over Thursday. The vibrations of this day attune well to all matters involving material gain. Use them for working rituals that entail general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, or legal issues. These energies are also helpful in matters of luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
April 23, 2020 
Future
“The future is made of the same stuff as the present.”

-Simone Weil, 1968
It’s so amazing how true this is… so many times I meet people and our experiences in life have been so similar – it’s almost like we’re all living the same life – maybe in different places, or different times, but the lessons we learn are universal. And the lessons don’t change. We’ve heard them time and time again, it’s just up to us to assimilate them into our lives until we “get it.”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Your emotions and instincts are working overtime today and this can distract you from doing the simplest of things. Whatever difficulties you encounter today – and they should be small ones – you will create more problems for yourself by being too psychically overactive. If someone is preoccupied with you and wishing you to have a rough day, you’ll know it but maybe not know who it is

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/