Cat’s Morning Bits for June 23, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 23, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Quotes

“No price is set on the lavish summer;
June may be had by the poorest comer.”

James Russell Lowell

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

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

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

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

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Spirit Library: Why Not Join the Fun?
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Now that you have essentially given up your world-shifting role, how can you be sure that the second wave will create a world you want to live in?

Your concerns are the concerns of many parents as their children reach young adulthood.

Read more….

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Spell for Grief with Sigil Magic for any type of loss – Grieving the loss of a pet -Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Jin Shin for Cats and Dogs
by Tina Stümpfig

Pets give us so much love. Return it with healing touch techniques that increase energy flow and wellbeing.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a form of intuitive healing knowledge that all humans carry inside us from birth and use, often unconsciously, time and again.

Read more….

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

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Exemplore: Inspirational Áine: Celtic Goddess of Love, Healing, and Queen of the Faeries

Who Is Áine?
Áine (pronounced AHN-yah) is the Celtic Goddess of love, beauty, fertility, the Sun, and cattle. Some sources say she is also a Moon Goddess.
Her name has several meanings: good, bright, joy, splendor, radiance, and glory.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Beneficial Insects: Meet the Bugs That Will Help Your Garden
Pollinators aren’t the only bugs that can help your garden.

Of the millions of species of insects in the world, few are actually harmful to garden plants. In fact, many species, known as beneficial insects, support gardens by feeding on particularly harmful insects.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Top 10 space objects to see during the day

What are the top 10 space objects to see during the day? Some are easy, others are more challenging. Here is our list of the top 10 space objects to look for in the daytime sky.

Seeing space objects during the day
If you think nature-watching in the daytime sky is limited to clouds and birds, you are missing out. There are several space objects visible in the daytime but catching them has its limitations and difficulties.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Just a Stone’s Throw: Chaos Magic Divination
JUNE 21, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


I’ve been seeing much discussion of late on what Chaos Magic actually is, which makes me happy — I’m glad that young occultists are showing an interest in understanding it, versus just chalking it up as edgelord eclecticism.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Viking Music – Odin Hear Our Call

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Inner Journey: TUNE INTO THE INNER CRITIC

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock

Are you aware of your inner critic? We all have this voice that tells us we are bad, stupid, clumsy, cowardly…. Although its intent is to help us succeed, the harsh self talk of our critic just serves to drain our energy and lower our morale and immune system.

To defuse the inner critic, we need to recognize when the critic is speaking. We need to know that this voice does not necessarily speak for who we really are. This is an old pattern that may no longer be serving us. We want to open to the possibility that the words are not likely true. We can ask ourselves, “Are these words helpful?”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.”
— Donald A. Laird

“Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Ohhhh, to be alive in time and space!

If only those now living could recall what such a prospect once meant to them before their life began. And what it still means to multitudes in the unseen now awaiting their own initiations who, try as they may, can’t even imagine the simple ecstasy of breathing.

To them, you already “have it all” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Tangy Desserts Made With Lemonade

Tangy and refreshing, lemonade is a summertime classic that deserves to be enjoyed beyond the beverage category. These brightly colored lemonade desserts rely on the drink’s perfect balance of sour and sweet to bring impressive flavor.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
June 23, 2022

Faith
“Faith is the centerpiece of a connected life. It allows us to live by the grace of invisible strands. It is a belief in a wisdom superior to our own. Faith becomes a teacher in the absence of fact.”

-Terry Tempest Williams, Refuge (1991)


“Connected” and aware of our connection, is how we all want to live. Faith is all the evidence we need of that connection. When we turn to faith, we feel it. It is calming, comforting and all-knowing. We can’t always see it with our eyes, but we can feel it with our hearts.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Everything you touch or talk about today is going to get bigger, so be careful with your words and actions. While today will be easygoing and agreeable, a few days from now something you set in motion today may come back in a bigger form. Watch out for exaggeration, even about good things. Go light on the flattery, and even sincere compliments, since it all may become grander than you intend.

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 26, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 26, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“In the marvelous month of May
when all the buds were bursting,
then in my heart did
love arise.
In the marvelous month of May
when all the birds were singing,
then did I reveal to her
my yearning and longing.”

Henirich Heine

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

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

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

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

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Spirit Library: The Gifts of Being an Empath
Dr. Judith Orloff


The empath’s journey is the adventure of a lifetime. Sensitive people have much to be grateful for. You are able to experience exquisite passion and joy. You can perceive the big picture on a deep level. You are attuned to the beauty, poetry, and energy of life, and your compassion gives you the capacity to help others

Read more….

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My DREAM Fairy Garden Makeover (Alwyn Oak)

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Spiritual Unite: TINGLING ON TOP OF HEAD: WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL MEANING?

We all experience a weird sensation every now and again. To the spiritually uninitiated, these feelings have no meaning at all – just accidents of physiology.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Celebrating Litha, the Summer Solstice
The Midsummer Sabbat: Celebrate the Power of the Sun!

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 20, 2019


The gardens are blooming, and summer is in full swing. Fire up the barbeque, turn on the sprinkler, and enjoy the celebrations of Midsummer!

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Potion Crafting | The Art of Making Herbal Syrups | A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday (The Green Witch)

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Blind and Deaf Puppy Gleefully Explores the World
She lost the genetic lottery but is happy about everything in life.

A little ball of fluff goes careening around my backyard, deftly avoiding trees and fences. She gleefully does zoomies and then stops to roll in the grass.

Read more….

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: What’s in a Belly?
Your Authentic Voice
by Lisa Sarasohn

When you’re speaking your gut truth, you’re practicing the ancient art of ventriloquy. “Ventriloquy” means, literally, speaking from your belly, voicing the language of your venter: ventri-loquy. Venter is a word of Latin derivation meaning “belly,” “womb,” and “woman as birth-giver.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Spirit of Albion – Damh the Bard

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Inner Journey:

KNOW YOURSELF

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”
— Abraham H. Maslow

STOP AND PAY ATTENTION! Set an intention to be more aware. Become a watcher, of yourself and what’s around you. Develop the witness, the part of you that can step back from life and impartially observe how you react and think and feel. We learn so much about who we are!

“Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment.”
— Tao Te Ching

“The true profession of man is to find his way to himself.”
— Hermann Hesse

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Don’t you see?

Those things that haven’t yet worked out in your life, are anomalies.

And those things that have worked out create your constantly ascending new normal.

This is called a trend.

Onward and upward,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sangria Recipes
Made of sweetened wine packed with fresh fruit and sometimes spiked with liquor, sangria is a colorful and refreshing drink for summer parties.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
May 26, 2022

Friendship
“However deep our devotion may be to parents, or to children, it is our contemporaries alone with whom understanding is instinctive and entire.”

-Vera Britain, Testament of Youth (1933)


Some people say that we can’t choose our parents or our children, but we can choose our friends. I don’t know if that is entirely true. I think there is some reason we have the family that we have, either by divine agreement or for learning purposes. I also think that our friends are our friends for a reason, too. We’re making choices all the time, and our friends are making choices, too. And somehow, those choices brought us together. And because we are brought together, we grow. We experience more of what life is about. Understanding is huge! To find a friend who truly understands is a magnificent gift.

-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 5, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.”

Kahlil Gibran

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

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

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

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

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Spirit Library: You Are Beautiful
Cheryl Richardson


I woke at sunrise to find translucent clouds of puffy air drifting over steel blue water before vanishing in the rising light. On the days when I find mist floating above the reservoir behind our home I feel like the luckiest girl in the world

Read more….

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The witches’ cookery: My first time meeting other Witches | Witchcraft Retreat

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Mountain Rose Herbs: Trillium Plant: An Age-Old Ally That Needs Our Help

By Heidi, April 28, 2022

Mountain girl that I am, trillium is one of my favorite flowers. TechnicallyTrillium ovatum, also known as Pacific trillium, is what I think of when I think “trillium” because it’s the one I grew up with in the Coast Range of Oregon.

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Learn Religions: Lilac Magic & Folklore
Fortune, flirtation, and fragrance, all rolled into one!

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 24, 2019


Lilacs are lovely and fragrant, and in the late spring and early summer, you’ll probably notice their distinct, heady scent whenever you’re near one. Unfortunately, they only bloom for a very short period–just a couple of weeks

Read more….

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MBG: 3 Ways To Harness The Healing Power Of Nature — And How To Give Back In Return

There’s no denying that our health is intrinsically connected to the health of the planet. Without clean air to breathe, nutritious foods to eat, and biodiversity to keep the ecosystems functioning, we would cease to exist.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Garden Spell Bag for Spring | A Simple Spell for Your Herbs / The Green Witch

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Elephant Journal: 16 Ways to Increase & Channel our Vibration through Water.

Chances are, you’ve heard about Dr. Masaru Emoto’s experiments on water.
After placing positive words, playing uplifting music, and sending prayer to glasses of water, it created beautiful crystals in the water (visible through a microscope).

Read more….

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Treehugger: 8 Ways to Use Peppermint Oil for Hair

Peppermint is good for more than just adding something extra to your chocolate chip ice cream. The essential oil, made from the leaves of the peppermint plant, has been used topically to aid with a range of medical issues.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Ursa Major the Great Bear, home to the Big Dipper

Ursa Major the Great Bear contains an asterism, or collection of stars, that is a hallmark of Northern Hemisphere skies. The Big Dipper, or the Plow, is a portion of the Great Bear that represents the back half of the bear’s torso and it’s (oddly) long tail. Most everyone has seen the Big Dipper, but have you ever taken the time to trace out the entire form of the Great Bear? May nights are a wonderful time to try it.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Sun Came Out At Beltane
MAY 3, 2022 BY BRANDY WILLIAMS

There’s a sweet scent in the north woods. It’s Beltane and everything is blooming, the currants, the little wild roses, the rhododendrons. The wheel is turning and it’s cause for celebration!

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Songs for an empty world

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Inner Journey:

Soul lives in connection

“We all seek Soul. While Soul is always present, it doesn’t appear in our lives automatically. Soul requires our attention and reflection. Offering our respectful regard to the Soul is a way of loving it, caring for it, nurturing it.”
— Benjamin Shield and Richard Carlson

How do we experience soul in our lives?

It’s so simple! STOP AND PAY ATTENTION! Soul lives in connection. Whenever we are present and conscious, soul emerges.

To easily experience soul, find something you love to do and immerse yourself in it. Consciously savour a favourite piece of music. Consciously enjoy a walk in nature. Really experience your breathing and the pounding of your heart as you exercise. Really be present to your partner, your kids, your pet or another, and you will know the contentment of soul.

“I think that whenever soul is present, it’s because what you’re doing, whom you’re with, where you are, evokes love without your thinking about it. You are totally absorbed in the place or person or event, without ego and without judgment.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

In all tests of character when two viewpoints are pitted against each other, in the final analysis, the thing that will strike you the most is not who was right or wrong, strong or weak, wise or foolish… but who went to the greater length in considering the other’s perspective.

Don’t you agree?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lauren’s Grapefruit Margaritas

Grapefruit and lime are the perfect refreshing combination for this margarita. Fresh juices taste so much better than store-bought.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
May 5, 2022

Optimism
“An optimist is the human personification of spring.”

-Susan J. Bissonette, in Reader’s Digest (1979)


A person with a good attitude is the kind of person we all want to be around. He or she knows how to bring warmth and light to any situation. We can be that kind of a person, too. It’s just a matter of looking at things positively, of finding the good that others might not see. Good is always there, and it grows when we put our attention on it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

You may be in high spirits today and see everything in a fresh light. If this interferes with your mundane duties, take pleasure in the small, lovely, often overlooked aspects of what’s around you. Discoveries can be made in even the most repetitive activity when you look closely enough and appreciate why things are the way they are. This exuberance is short-lived, so enjoy the day and learn something new!

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 21, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 21, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Quotes

“I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face. “
–  Langston Hughes

gardendigest.com

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April 2022 Events

April 1 April Fools Day/ New Moon at 11: 24 pm PST/ 12:24 am MST/ 2:24 am EST

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

April 16 Full Wind Moon at 11:55 am PST/ 12:55 pm MST/ 2:55 pm EST

April 17 Easter

April 19 Sun enters Taurus

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST

May 1 Beltane / May Day

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Spirit Library: Open Flow to Your Universal Self
Shelly Dressel

These last few months, the Goddess of Creation has been giving us the tools to be able to live in the higher vibration. Her focus is to help people look toward the future by moving into the higher frequency.

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Witchy DIYs 🧚🏼‍♂️ Book of Shadows 🤎 Do I find PROOF Fairies exist? | SOLVING THE MYSTERY/ Alwyn Oak

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Spiritual Unite: OLIVE TREE SYMBOLISM – FRIENDSHIP AND PEACE
Susan Brunton

The Olive tree has a rich history in symbolism, tradition and mythology.

As early as Ancient Greece, the Olive tree has held symbolic meaning related to peace and friendship.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Celebrating Beltane With Kids

Every year, when Beltane rolls around, parents start discussing whether they are comfortable with the sexual fertility aspect of the season for adults, and whether they can reign things in just a little when it comes to practicing with their young children.

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MBG: 3 Ways To Embrace Solid & Stable Taurean Energy This Taurus Season

It’s time to say goodbye to Aries season and hello to Taurus season. As of April 19, we’re officially entering the season of the bull, and as such, it’s a great time to embrace all things Taurean. Here’s what to know about Taurus energy, plus three ways to lean into it over the next four weeks.

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The Green Witch: The Magick of Nettles | Herbal Profile | How to Work With Nettles in Magick

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Elephant Journal: 20 Breathtaking Quotes from Star Wars to Awaken our Spiritual Selves.

As I sit with my mom watching “Star Wars: A New Hope” (episode 4), my mouth falls open.
I never realized in the other millions of times I watched this movie as a kid how deeply spiritual it is.

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Treehugger: Warmer, Longer Autumns Could Hurt Butterflies
Warm seasons can be more stressful for overwintering insects than cold ones.

As fall seasons are longer and warmer, it becomes less likely that certain butterflies will survive to emerge in the spring, new research finds.

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EarthSky News: International Dark Sky Week is April 22 to 30

According to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) – founded in 1988 and based in Tucson, Arizona – light pollution is increasing at a rate two times that of population growth, and 83% of the global population lives under a light-polluted sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Shooting the Breeze with Dead Relatives. Like You Do.
APRIL 21, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


My niece has a lot of love for her grandmother, and according to my brother, they talk on a fairly regular basis. The fact that her grandmother died three years ago has not put a damper on their relationship whatsoever.

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Elf Music – Elven Woodlands | Magical, Enchanted

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Inner Journey: Befriend yourself

“Self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter

The journey to know ourselves ideally brings us to self-understanding and acceptance. It is NOT a quest for self-improvement.

When we open to love and accept ourselves, no matter what, we allow our innate love, power and wisdom to emerge naturally.

“Who you really are is enough.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Maybe it’s not just about finding the perfect friend, partner, or tribe, Cat, but finding the perfection in those you’ve already found.

Yeah, just a hunch –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Old Fashioned Potato Salad

This is potato salad the old-fashioned way, with eggs, celery and relish. It’s really good to serve with chili.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
April 21, 2022

Work
“If a man [or woman!] love the labor of any trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the Gods have called him. [or her]”

-Robert Louis Stevenson


“Dharma” is a Sanskrit word that loosely translated means “purpose in life.” To have found our dharma is indeed a beautiful thing! Dharma can be more than one thing, and dharma can also change and evolve as we do. But basically, we know that we’re in our dharma when we love what we do, when we feel fulfilled, when we are unaware of the time that goes by when we are working. True dharma is work that we enjoy and that also helps people in some way

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace day.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 24, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 24, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Quotes

“March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.”

  • Hal Borland

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

March 2 New Moon  9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm  

March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Full Storm Moon   12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: Harness the New Energy
Kate Spreckley


We are entering into a new chapter of our healing and growth where careful consideration, discrimination and observation will give us the opportunity to know what steps now need to be taken. However, we must be mindful that we are being challenged to step out of our comfort zones and as such

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The Green Witch: The Magick of Mugwort | Magickal Herbal Profile | Properties of Herbs

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Learn Religions: The Taoist Five Elements
Yin-Qi and Yang-Qi Give Birth to the Five Elements

By Elizabeth Reninger
Updated on August 05, 2019


According to Taoist cosmology, Yin-Qi and Yang-Qi – the primordial feminine and masculine energies – produce what are known as the “Five Elements.” The Five Elements, in turn, give birth to the “ten-thousand things,”

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Bringing Nature Indoors
By Dawn Gettig, AIA, MWFS

When applying Feng Shui to our homes it is important to bring the healing feeling of nature and its vibration indoors and thus into our lives. Because nature has excellent life force energy, when we spend time outdoors observing the birds, trees, nature’s beauty and rhythms, we attune ourselves to its magnificence. We benefit by being in nature but also by duplicating its essence in our environment. We can bring nature’s spirit into our home in simple yet potent ways.

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Today’s DIY: 10 Seashell wall hanging craft ideas | Home decorating ideas handamde

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Thought For The Day

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.” ~Robert Ingersoll

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Treehugger: 8 Ways to Identify a Tree by Its Bark
In addition to leaves and flowers, you can look a tree’s bark characteristics.


If you are identifying a tree, you probably look at its leaves before anything else, or the tree’s flowers or fruit if it has that. But don’t forget about the tree’s bark.

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EarthSky News: Mizar and Alcor in the bend of the Big Dipper

Mizar and Alcor
Mizar and its fainter companion star Alcor are one of the most famous double stars in the sky. You’ll spot Mizar first, as the middle star of the Big Dipper‘s handle. Look closely, and you’ll see fainter Alcor right next to Mizar.

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Patheos-Pagan: Restarting a Practice
MARCH 22, 2022 BY BADER SAAB


It’s been a long time since I was here, and I’ve been missing writing in this corner of mine. The reasons are not as important as some may think, but the results are. I’ve been more absent than I should have.

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Pagan Playlist: The Sound Of Silence by Wuauquikuna | Panflute | Toyos

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Inner Journey:

HEAL THE PAST

“What you bring forth out of yourself from the inside will save you. What you do not bring forth out of yourself from the inside will destroy you.”
— Gospel of Thomas

We can transform painful memories by re-imagining them from the soul’s perspective of love and meaning.

Andrew Schneider says that all experiences have the purpose of serving the soul. An experience in the past blocked us because our fear at the time distorted our perception of what happened. To transform this limiting experience, we must bring what was then unconscious into the soul’s realm through consciousness.

We can do this by following these steps:

RECALL the past experience that might inhibit us.
OWN the experience (no judgment, blame, etc.).
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for it and the consequences (i.e., the experience was determined by my subjective perception of what occurred, dictated by my lack of wholeness — specifically my fears).
GIVE IT MEANING (the soul was attempting to gain some kind of mastery or skill, but we didn’t know that at the time).
RE-IMAGINE it from the perspective of soul consciousness (showing its higher purpose).
“Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do. It is also the most fruitful. To heal means to meet ourselves in a new way — in the newness of each moment where all is possible and nothing is limited to the old.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Yes! Alright! You bet! Un-huh! On it! Roger! OH, YES!

Just answering every single one of the requests I receive, And the “Ohhhhhh, yesssss!” was for the one who didn’t ask, but who gave thanks in advance.

This may be hard to believe, but I never say no.

Whatever you want,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Radish Salad with Peas

Radishes are crisp and peppery, and when combined with a sweet, citrus-flavored dressing, everybody will be coming back for more of this refreshing salad. We enjoy it as a luncheon salad with crackers and garnished with hard-boiled egg wedges, but it’s also the perfect sidekick for a spring/summer cookout or picnic

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
March 24 , 2022

Love
“All’s love, yet all’s law.”

-Robert Browning


Love and Law are two sides of the same coin. Everything is love, and at the same time, everything has that organizing power that we can totally count on. There is a reason why we love someone or something. There is a creative purpose to our love. We are not under some spell like the characters in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” We love who we love because God, the Universe, brought us together to learn and grow and experience more of our Selves. Love is divine, and yet love is totally practical.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

It may start out as an ordinary day but a situation may arise that uncovers talents that you had no clue you had. Be adaptable and be willing to say, “Yes, I’ll give that a try,” rather than automatically saying, “Well I’m not sure. I’ve never done that before.” Be positive, optimistic, and sure of yourself. It’s the perfect day to learn something useful and profitable as well as exciting.

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 24, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 24, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

“Why, what’s the matter,
That you have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?”

  • William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: A New Energetic Configuration
Kate Spreckley


This month we have moved through some incredibly important energetic gateways which have shifted each facet of our being and brought us into greater energetic alignment with our soul

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Pulling Yourself Out Of A Magic Slump/ Mintfaery

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Spiritual Unite:DREAM ABOUT RATS – WHAT DO THEY SYMBOLIZE?
Susan Brunton


What does it mean when you dream about rats? Rats are not generally a pleasant thought, but they may provide crucial information about your life that you aren’t aware of.

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Learn Religions: 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.

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MBG: Using Reiki To Shift From The Stress Response Into Balance & Creativity

When was the last time you walked away from a friend, co-worker, client, or family member, wishing you’d been a little less reactive and a bit more creative in your response?

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Otter Moms Wrap Their Babies in Seaweed Blankets | The Dodo

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The Pagan Library: Horned God Oil Anon

2 parts Frankincense
2 parts Cinnamon
1 part Bay
1 part Rosemary
1 part Musk

Wear to honor the Horned God during rituals.

paganlibrary.com

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Treehugger: Exploding Trees? Cold Temps Make Texas Trees Burst
Freezing temperatures in early February caused so-called “frost cracks” in trees across north Texas.

From cowboy hats and cattle to barbecue and football, Texas is known for many things. One thing the Lone Star State is not known for, however, is winter weather.

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EarthSky News: Pisces? Here’s your constellation

Pisces the Fishes is sometimes called the first constellation of the zodiac because the sun appears in front of this constellation at the time of the March equinox. One tropical year is usually defined as the period of time between successive March equinoxes. So – in this sense – the March equinox marks the beginning of a new year. And that is why Pisces – backdrop to the sun on the March equinox – often appears as marking the starting point of the zodiac.

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Patheos-Pagan: Under the Moon: The Magick of Following Shadow and Light, Part 1 of 2
FEBRUARY 17, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


“The moon is a loyal companion.

It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself.

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Pagan Playlist: THE WOLF SONG – Nordic Lullaby – Vargsången

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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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Don’t you just love all those crazy little quarks, atoms, and molecules that unceasingly manifest themselves into whatever you’re thinking, no matter how big and daunting, small and simple, or rich and gorgeous?

Just look at ’em all right now.

Nice quarks and atoms, baby –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread

Baking banana bread is one of my favorites, and I love nothing more than enjoying a slice with a nice cup of coffee. This was the inspiration for my recipe, which features a coffee infused loaf and a rich caramel glaze.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

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 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 17, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

“Winter teaches us about detachment, numbness. But it’s a way to get through. From winter we learn silence and acceptance and the stillness thickens.”

  • Gail Barison, The Winter Solstice of my Soul

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: February Full Moon
Kate Spreckley


February offers us a rare opportunity to consciously work with the incoming energies to positively manifest change and transformation both within ourselves and in our lives.

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF COMETS: 3 SIGNIFICANT SIGNS
Susan Brunton

Since the first of our distant ancestors emerged into human consciousness, we have gazed up at the cosmos and wondered about its mysteries.

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Learn Religions: Disposal of Ritual Offerings

A common question that comes up is the matter of how to dispose of offerings made during a ritual once the ritual has concluded. Disposal methods may vary, depending on a few things. For instance, does your particular magical tradition require you to dispose of offerings in a certain way?

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MBG: How To Do A ‘Yes Or No’ Tarot Reading For Insights On Simple Questions

When it comes to doing tarot readings, spreads can range from lengthy, multi-card spreads, to single-card spreads that have just one pull. And if you have a simple “yes or no” question on your mind, a “yes or no” spread will be the perfect one for you. Here’s how it’s done, according to experts.

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Spiritual morning routine | cozy rituals & productive habits to start the day

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Elephant Journal: Grandmother Moon Wisdom—wise little words for your Soul.

Snow moon, eagle moon, full moon in Leo.
Someone said this full moon is sexy, romantic, and spiritual.

Someone else said this full moon is loud and proud—the lion’s roar finally bursting forth.

Another said this moon was a major cycle completion of lifelong patterns that do not serve us. Metaphorically, we’re moving from being buried in snow to melting the patterns away.

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Treehugger: How to Help Hummingbirds During the Winter
If you leave a feeder out in winter, will it help the birds or keep them from migrate?

Many hummingbird species are migratory. People who know this often take down feeders in the winter, thinking all the hummingbirds have left and will return when it gets warmer. Some people may even worry their feeder might encourage birds to linger instead of migrate.

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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia the Queen reigns in February

Cassiopeia the Queen in late winter and early spring
On late winter evenings and throughout northern spring, Cassiopeia the Queen descends from her throne in the northwest after nightfall. Cassiopeia is one of the easiest constellations to spot because of its distinctive shape. Cassiopeia looks like the letter W or M. Look for the Queen as your sky gets dark in February and March.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witch This, Not That: Spirit Animals
FEBRUARY 17, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


[A conversation between myself and Chase.]

Me: “Ask me what my spirit animal is.”

Chase: “You have a spirit animal?”

Me: “I do not. But remember my post about wasp magic?

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Pagan Playlist: a witch’s study playlist

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Inner Journey:

QUESTIONS THAT AREN’T HELPFUL

“We accept many notions because they seem to be the logical answers to our questions. But have we asked the right questions?”
— Harold L. Klawans

Sometimes we ask questions for which we really don’t want the answer! Nonetheless, when we ask a question, our subconscious minds will get to work to answer us.

Here are some examples of questions we want to avoid:
• What’s wrong with me?
• How long could this take?
• What could go wrong?
• How much trouble could it be?
• How hard could it be?

Asking questions can be empowering – as long as they’re smart questions!

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
— Anthony Jay

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A word to the wise, from the wise…

Just because you can’t see it, with your eyes, doesn’t mean you can’t be it.

I can see it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
February 17, 2022

Excellence
“If people know how hard I have had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful.”

-Michelangelo (1475-1564)


Can you imagine, back in Michelangelo’s time, the artists who felt jealous of his talent? Some of them may have though: “He’s so good, I’ll never be as good, I might as well not even try.” But here Michelangelo is basically saying that anyone can have that excellence. He’s saying that he worked hard to gain mastery of his art. How many of us are willing to put in the work necessary to achieve the excellence that we so desire?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 10, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

“Winter dies into the spring, to be born again in the autumn.”

  • Marche Blumenberg

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: Evaluate Your Intentions
Kate Spreckley


The call to awaken, heal and transform is persistent and demands that we confront those aspects within ourselves that keep us limited and out of alignment with our soul.

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Mountain Witches of Appalachia

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Visual Art
BY BECKY GARRISON

Whether making art or taking it in—at museums, galleries, or on the street; through books; or even on screens—engaging with visual art can be a spiritual experience if we’re willing to open ourselves up to the possibility.

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Learn Religions: Moon Phase Names in the Southern Hemisphere

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


In most neo-Pagan and Wiccan traditions, the names given to the various moon cycles are based upon a couple of different sources. Some come to us from the Native American tribes of North America, and others are rooted in Celtic and western European mythology.

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How to be a Green Witch | Rituals, Ideas & Lifestyle/ The witches’ cookery

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Mountain Rose Herbs: A Story of Earth Medicines

Curanderismo is a 500-year-old traditional healing practice that is still in existence today. It is influenced by Spanish, indigenous Mexican, the Moors, West African, and Native American traditional healing practices, and is a result of the blending of these cultures during colonization.

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Treehugger: Why Whales Don’t Drown When They Eat
Lunge-feeding whales have anatomy that protects them when they gulp food.

Watch a voracious whale go lunging after its prey in the water and it’s nearly incredible the whale doesn’t drown.

Whales gulp down so many gallons of water as they swim at rapid speeds, grabbing mouthfuls of krill-filled water.

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EarthSky News: Meet Taurus the Bull in the evening sky

Did you know? You can see the constellation Taurus the Bull during Northern Hemisphere fall through spring (or Southern Hemisphere spring through fall). It sits in the evening sky close to the easy-to-see constellation Orion. Basically, Taurus the Bull takes the form a two-pronged fork, with the center V-shape consisting of an actual star cluster – a family of stars in space – that we call the Hyades.

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Patheos-Pagan: Starting Again, Finding Direction
IRISANYA MOON

With each Samhain, I find myself thinking about the previous year and its intention. What have I done? What might I do next? I might ask the ancestors for guidance, my beloved dead for wisdom, and my heart for direction in building an intention.

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Pagan Playlist: Vishal Naidu Fragments Of Serenity (Full Album Premiere)

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Inner Journey: BIG MIND, LITTLE MIND

“It is the mind that makes one wise or ignorant, bound or emancipated.”
— Sri Ramakrishna

Zen distinguishes big mind from small mind. Big mind identifies with its process, is impersonal and participates universally. Big mind is unlimited possibilities, deeper understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, insight, connectedness, attention.

Small mind is self centred and focuses only on itself. It is compulsive, limited, reactive and mechanical. Small mind feeds on itself — fear reacts to fear, judgment reacts to judgment, anger sparks more anger.

Always seek higher perspectives and you will in time find freedom.

“If a pickpocket meets a Holy Man, he will see only his pockets.”
— Hari Dass

“Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.”
— Lord Thomas Dewar

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Have you ever thought you just might be the reason birds sing, flowers bloom, butterflies flit, puppies play, cats meow, seasons change, rains fall, stars shoot, the moon waxes, and the sun rises?

I suggest you do.

Often.

You are the reason,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creamy Cilantro Chicken

Chicken breasts in a light cajun and cilantro cream sauce are best served with cubed red potatoes and green beans or asparagus. Dish can also be served over rice, pasta, or egg noodles.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
February 10, 2022

Living
“Is not this the true romantic feeling – not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.”

-Thomas Wolfem


We can live life “in love” all the time. When we love our life, and ourselves, we are filled to the brim with joy and peace. We overflow with wonder that spills out to the world and makes it a better place to be.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

It could be hard to sit still today and every little distraction may look more like an invitation to take a break or start the next thing. Get a lot done anyway by concentrating on short tasks and short conversations. A checklist helps keep things smooth and organized. Afterward, maybe take a nice long walk, stretch those legs, and shake the day’s dust off your shoulders.

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 3, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 3, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

“Loud are the thunder drums in the tents of the mountains.
Oh, long, long
Have we eaten chia seeds
and dried deer’s flesh of the summer killing.
We are tired of our huts
and the smoky smell of our clothing.
We are sick with the desire for the sun
And the grass on the mountain.”

  • Paiute Late Winter Song

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: New Moon, New Month
Kate Spreckley


As we step into February the energies shift and we can expect to feel a renewed sense of inspiration and creativity. The energies this month will accelerate to clear any confusion and bring greater clarity on the many opportunities that are available to us now

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Magickal Glamours 101

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT DOES A WHITE WOLF SYMBOLIZE?
What Does a White Wolf Symbolize? The white wolf is one of my favorite animals, so when it is used in symbolism, it makes me happy.

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MBG: Tips For Using A Pendulum Board + How To Make One Yourself

If you’ve dabbled in tarot, palm reading, or even gone to a fortune teller, pendulum boards could be the next tool for you to explore. This lesser-known occult device is simple to use and put together. Here’s how to make your own and use it to find answers to all your burning questions.

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Freyja: Goddess of Love, Magic, and Battle || Pagan Happy Hour

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Elephant Journal: Jupiter in Pisces: What Kind of Support is Arriving for You in 2022? {Jyotish Sidereal Astrology}

Guidance for Jupiter’s Transit Through Pisces
Jupiter is a planet of sattva, purity. His intention is to purify what is impure and to awaken pure knowledge. He prefers the spiritual realms and offers spiritual support and guidance when well-placed in the natal chart.

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for February 2022
Venus steals the show, while cold evenings offer crystal-clear stargazing.

Hello there, stargazers, and welcome to February. Besides Venus putting on a show, it’s yet another quiet month of specific highlights to get excited over. That said, cold temperatures give way to some of the clearest evenings of the year, so keep an eye for parting clouds and make some time to get out.

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Patheos-Pagan: 4 Necessary Elements of Group Ritual

Last weekend Morgan Daimler had a Facebook post that talked about how author and linguist Alexei Kondratiev said “the more he studied Indo-European ritual the more he favored a simplified, streamlined ritual format

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Pagan Playlist: A Tergo Lupi – Hoar Frost (Dark Folk)

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Inner Journey:

MAKING LIFE OUR OWN

“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”
— Stephen Vincent Benet

What’s needed for a new relationship with time and life?

Intention — Get really clear about what you want.

Desire — How much do you want something new for yourself? Know your motivation. Desire brings the energy for change.

Belief and/or willingness to trust you can have what you want. If belief is lacking, can you believe in the possibility that you can find a new way of living?

Perseverance, discipline — It takes time and effort to change attitudes and habits. We can’t expect a new life overnight.

Acceptance, both of what’s happening now and of who we are. Until we honestly and openly accept our present situation, we cannot change it.

A willingness to try something new.

“It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. … It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking. So many of us changed our lives when we heard a biological clock and decided to have kids. But that sound is a murmur compared to the tolling of mortality.”
— Anna Quindlen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s rather easy to let go of the past, once you realize that no matter how differently things might have gone, you still couldn’t be loved more than you now are. Nor could you have more to look forward to.

Don’t-cha think?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pineapple Tarts

Delightful little tarts with pineapple filling and a cross on the top.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg, and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter, Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
February 3, 2022

Instinct
“The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.”

-Stanley Kubrick


We know when something feels right. Our body sends us that signal of comfort when we are making a good decision. And when we have that feeling of discomfort, then something is wrong. It’s a signal for us to choose again. The “feel” of it leads us to the truth. If we had to make a decision solely based on thinking, we may come to an entirely different conclusion. There are too many other factors to consider, and our mind weighs the alternatives. Easier, and quicker, to “go with the gut” in many cases, and basically follow our instinct.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have your A game going today, but don”t let it go to your head. As the Magician, you”re at your most capable. If someone tries to spring a surprise request on you, you”ll probably see it coming. Be low-key, don”t build expectations, and then excel. So long as your ego doesn”t exceed good sense, you”ll be able to accomplish just about anything!

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 January 27, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 27, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“January gray is here,
Like a sexton by her grave;
February bears the bier,
March with grief doth howl and rave,
And April weeps-but, O ye hours!
Follow with May’s fairest flowers.”

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley, Dirge for the Year

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Pulling Inward
Kate Spreckley


We are being called to shift and change that which no longer serves us and to choose differently so that we may align more powerfully with the new. As a result, we are being asked to reflect and assess ourselves, our lives, our behaviours and our habits.

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What is a familiar?/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: A Ritual for an Imbolc New Moon
BY JULIE PETERS

Next week, a new moon coincides with Imbolc—the traditional Gaelic celebration of the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Perform this ritual for new beginnings

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The Pagan Library: House Cleansing David Piper

To be performed during at the New Moon, but may be performed at any time in need.

You will need a new white Candle (any size with holder), small bowls for Water and Salt, and a large bowl of water as well, and the censer and an appropriate incense. (Choose one that brings to your mind qualities you wish to have in your home.)

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MBG: How To Use Carnelian For Inspiration, Confidence, Creativity & More

Carnelian is one of those crystals that’s as beautiful as it is versatile—and whether you need a creativity boost or a bit more confidence, this is one stone to reach for. Here’s what to know about carnelian, from benefits to uses, plus how to take care of it, according to experts.

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Sif | Goddess of Hearthfire and Wife of Thor

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Elephant Journal: If You Feel Like You Don’t Belong—You May be a Starseed.

“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” ~ Carl Sagan, “Cosmos”

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Every element in the human body—such as hydrogen, helium, oxygen, calcium, carbon, and nitrogen—has come from deep within the core of stars.

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Treehugger:

Chaparral Biome: Locations, Plants, and Climate
This hot and dry biome is home to many diverse plants and wildlife.

Chaparral is one of the Earth’s major biomes. These areas undergo long, hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters, but they vary a great deal from one another. Chaparrals can include forests, shrublands, grasslands, and savannas, depending on their location and topography.

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EarthSky News: Venus brightest for 2022 around now

Venus brightest around February 9
Venus is the brightest planet. But it’s blazingly bright in early 2022, at its brightest for this year. You can’t miss it! Look in the sunrise direction on any clear morning around now. When it’s this bright, Venus appears as an eerily eye-catching beacon, low in the dawn sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: It’s OK to Enjoy Stuff
JANUARY 25, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT

People like what they like and they don’t need anybody’s permission or blessing to enjoy it.

Still, sometimes we get the idea that some things are “too juvenile” for adults, or “beneath” spiritual people, or “improper” for people who are seriously devoted to their religious traditions.

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Pagan Playlist: Fade Under – A Tergo Lupi (tagelharpa & ritual drum – Dark Folk)

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Inner Journey:

DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

“At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.”
— Dr. Paul Tournier

How do you see yourself as unlovable?

Take a few minutes to write down why you perceive yourself to be unlovable. Look at the list and see if you can identify where those characterizations originated. Can you pinpoint old messages from parents, teachers, and friends that led you to negative conclusions about yourself? Are those messages valid today?

The beliefs we adopt as children usually don’t hold when we view them objectively as adults. Can you let them go? Can you begin to see yourself as a unique expression of life, a genuine gift to the world?

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

“Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities.”
— Dalai Lama

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

For every day that goes by, I renew my promises.

And apart from spinning, twirling, and somersaulting as often as possible, they include slaying your dragons, granting your wishes, and basically showing you a really fine time.

Really, really fine.

Your promise was to let me.

There’s nothing we can’t do,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Milk Bread

Use your sour milk to make a loaf of bread that everyone will enjoy. A simple, easy bread machine recipe.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
January 27, 2022

Decisions
“I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side.”

-Katharine Butler Hathaway


A lot of people know the strategy of making a list of “pros” and “cons” when making a decision – but this helps us to sort things out a little differently, a little more creatively. Fear tends to make us fall into indecision, or no decision. Creativity may involve risk, and change, and it can move us towards action and progress.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You have great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.

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/