Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 2020 New Moon Edition

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 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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It is the summer’s great last heat,
It is the fall’s first chill: They meet.
-Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836-1919)

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September’s Events:

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

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

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Intentionally Adjust Your Focus (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is the point of no return. A powerful juncture that is bringing a deepening awareness of the evolving energies of this time. These energies are generating enormous shifts and changes within humanity. We are literally transforming from the inside out, which is creating a recalibration and reorganization of all aspects of our lives.

Read more……

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thedesertpath.com Tagged by Cat

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Working With The New Moon ~ The White Witch Parlour

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ThoughtCo: New Beginnings Ritual

There are many times in our life when all of us feel like we need a new start. Whether it’s at the beginning of a new year, a new moon phase, or even just because we’re having tough times in our life, sometimes it helps to sit down, breathe a bit, and focus on making things change.

Read more…..

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MBG: This Year’s Only New Moon In Virgo Is Coming: Here’s How To Harness It

School’s in session! On September 17 at 7:00 AM EDT the knowledge-seeking, service-oriented 2020 Virgo new moon sets us on a path toward illuminated health and happiness.

Clean, green and serene is the recipe for success as the 2020 Virgo new moon (the only one this year) shifts our focus toward salubrious systems.

Read more…..

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Intuitive Astrology: Virgo New Moon September 2020

The Virgo New Moon on September 17, is the first in a line up of three Super New Moons over the coming months. This trio of Super Moons then leads us into a Total Solar New Moon Eclipse come December, which will activate and open a portal to a bright new beginning.

Read more…..

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‘New Moon Rising’: Wiccan Chant [Ritual Prayer]

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Elephant Journal: What we Actually Need during the New Moon (Menses or not).

It’s new moon time again—a time of new beginnings, reflection, and rest.
If you’re a women who’s in sync with nature, it’s “that time.” And if you’re a man who’s with a woman in sync with nature, well, it’s “that time,” too.

In today’s hectic, fast-paced world it’s normal, and even considered good, to power through all the time, even through the times that should be dedicated to rest.

Read more……

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Treehugger: 10 Animals Found in the Rainforest

No terrestrial ecosystems are as essential as rainforests, the most species-rich regions on Earth. Covering only about eight percent of the Earth’s surface, tropical rainforests contain over half of the planet’s animal and plant species.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Use Great Square to find Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, find the large spiral galaxy next door. As shown on the chart at the top of this post, the Great Square of Pegasus serves as a great jumping off point for finding the Andromeda galaxy, otherwise known as M31. The Great Square sparkles over your eastern horizon at nightfall and travels westward across the sky throughout the night.

Read more…..

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Real Magic Spells for the Dark Moon: Breaking an Addiction Spell by Mackenzie Sage Wright

Magic spells for the dark moon are particularly potent. When it comes to destructive magic, it’s even more potent than the full moon. The dark moon energies give a tremendous ‘boost’ to any workings, so it’s an ideal time to tackle a big problem in your life: addiction.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Ajeet – Dance of the Moon (Official Video)

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Inner Journey: DID YOU FIND JOY?

“The future, higher evolution will belong to those who live in joy, who share joy, and who spread joy.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

Joy, as the energy of love, is the highest vibration on this planet. Everything in the universe is energy; it can be measured and reduced to vibrational frequencies. It’s a universal law that as we think and feel we vibrate, and as we vibrate we attract.When we are in the high joy vibration, we attract what is for our greater good.

The Ancient Egyptians saw Joy as a sacred responsibility. They believed that upon their death, the God Osiris would ask them two questions: “Did you bring Joy?” and “Did you find Joy?” Those who answered ‘yes’ could continue their journey into the afterlife.

For at least the next week or two, ask yourself these two questions each and every day:
•Did I bring joy?
•Did I find joy?

“Man loves because he is Love. He seeks Joy, for he is Joy. He thirsts for God for he is composed of God and he cannot exist without Him.”
— Sathya Sai Baba

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s always far more going on that you’ve yet to see. Even now.

So if you should ever feel bored or lonely again, look a little closer.

Where’s Waldo?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Nutella® Cream Cheese Pound Cake

“Not your traditional pound cake, but dense and creamy just like the original. This uses cream cheese and yogurt instead of butter for a bit of tang then gets swirled with Nutella® for a rich cocoa and nutty addition. It also contains less sugar.”

Read more……

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 17 , 2020

Gentleness
“Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.”

-Marlene Dietrich, 1962


What we do carries more weight than what we say. If we mean what we say, how do we show it? When we’re talking about love – it means being gentle, and tender, and loyal and available. Think of how we respond to a sleeping baby – we cuddle and whisper and walk softly. It’s in our nature to show love by being gentle.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot September 17, 2020 – New Moon in Virgo

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 10, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 10, 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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There are flowers enough in the summertime,
More flowers than I can remember:
But none with the purple, gold, and red
That dyes the flowers of September!
-Mary Howitt (1799-1888)

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

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

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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

Mars retrograde is a key cosmic event that will direct the final few months of this year. 2020 has brought dramatic life changes and now with Mars retrograde we get to revisit these changes one more time.

Read more……

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Using Herbs Simply and Safely, Part Two By Susun S. Weed

Herbs comprise a group of several thousand plants with widely varying actions. Some are nourishers, some tonifiers, some stimulants and sedatives, and some are potential poisons. To use them wisely and well, we need to understand each category, its uses, best manner of preparation, and usual dosage range.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: How to grow mini lotus in pots – Plant lotus from seed

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ThoughtCo: The 8 Forms of Lakshmi, Hindu Goddess of Wealth

The Hindu goddess of beauty, wealth, and fertility, Lakshmi takes many divine forms. Just as the Mother Goddess Durga has nine appellations, her daughter Lakshmi manifests in eight different ways. This concept of Goddess Lakshmi in her eightfold form is referred to as the Ashta-Lakshmi.

Read more…..

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MBG: 5 Self-Care Action Steps You Need If You’re An Energy-Sensitive Person

2020 has been intense—especially in terms of the collective energy. While energy isn’t something we can see with the naked eye, it’s something we can feel. Energy-sensitive empaths often feel the collective energy of a room, a group, or the world, in their own system—and this year made many energy-sensitive folks realize, while they want to help take better care of the world, they also need to take better care of themselves.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Grounding Yourself on Mother Earth

In the vessel of your body, you yourself are the world tree, deep roots in the Earth and a crown of stars. Your essence bridges dimensions. ~Elizabeth Eiler

Grounding Yourself on Mother Earth

“Shamans, Native Americans, and wisdom teachers all over the world see the earth as a giant, conscious, living being. They say pollution sickens her in the same way cancer spreads slowly through a human body. Debilitated though she may be, our Mother Earth still retains tremendous power to heal. When we physically ground ourselves on her surface we are gifted with her vital energies.” In her new book, ‘Awakening Body Consciousness,’ Patty de Llosa offers a path to many ways of healing ourselves in the fractured world we are now living in. Read an excerpt from her fascinating chapter on grounding here. { read more }

Be The Change

Experiment this week with your connection to nature. Care for a plant, take off your shoes on beach or grass, cook your meals with your own hands, look up towards the sky more frequently to take in the expansion of the heavens.

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HearthWitch: Jinx, Hex & Curse║The Differences

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Elephant Journal: What we Actually Need during the New Moon (Menses or not).

It’s new moon time again—a time of new beginnings, reflection, and rest.
If you’re a women who’s in sync with nature, it’s “that time.” And if you’re a man who’s with a woman in sync with nature, well, it’s “that time,” too.

In today’s hectic, fast-paced world it’s normal, and even considered good, to power through all the time, even through the times that should be dedicated to rest.

Read more…

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Treehugger: 10 Remarkable Caterpillars and What They Become

It’s hard not to be captivated by the fluttery, fragile beauty of butterflies and moths. But the caterpillars they start from — with a variety of colors, shapes, markings, and armor — can be equally captivating.

Read more…….

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EarthSky News: Neptune opposite sun September 11

On September 11, 2020, Neptune reaches opposition, when it is 180 degrees from the sun in our sky. In other words, Earth passes more or less between Neptune and the sun, as we do every year in our yearly orbit. Also, on September 11, Earth and Neptune are closest together for the year

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: Why It’s So Hard To Work Magic Right Now

I work magic every month at the full moon. I started doing that several years ago, because I found that if I wait till I have a pressing need, my magical skills aren’t always up to the task. No matter how much natural talent you have, magic is like any other skill. It improves with practice and it deteriorates with neglect.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Forest Folk – Pagan Folk Music

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Inner Journey: LIFE COMES WITH PROBLEMS

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
— Fr. Alfred D’Souza

Life always brings problems. We really can’t live without them.

And so it helps to shift our perspective. We can stop trying to avoid the problems. We can stop feeling victimized by what’s happening. Instead, we can consciously work with the challenge of the moment to learn more about ourselves and the world. When we make this shift in attitude, we discover ourselves to be strong and powerful.

“Every lesson is a widening and deepening of consciousness. It is a stretching of the mind beyond its conceptual limits and a stretching of the heart beyond its emotional boundaries. It is a bringing of unconscious material into consciousness, a healing of past wounds, and a discovery of new faith and trust.”
— Paul Ferrini

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

In both relationships and life, trust begets trust.

Generosity begets generosity.

Love begets love.

Be the spark, especially when it’s dark.

Hubba, hubba –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Frog for Kids

I saw a frog like this on a hotel buffet and then started making them for my kids at home as a fun, cute snack that is also healthy!

Read more…….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 10, 2020

Illusion
“And so we plow along, as the fly said to the ox.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)


This quote makes me smile. It’s a funny illustration of illusion. It’s good to keep a sense of humor about ourselves. Life can be hard, but we can still laugh. Sometimes we think we’re going through something really painful, awkward, or difficult – and we look at each other and say “some day we’ll look back on this and laugh” – and that immediately lightens the situation because we know it’s true! Life is full of experiences. Sometimes we’re the ox and sometimes we’re the fly.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 3, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 3, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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From the charm of radiant faces,
From the days we took to dream,
From the joy of open spaces,
From the mountain and the stream,
Bronzed of sunlight, nerves a-tingle,
Speed we back again to mingle
In the battle for our bread.

-Leslie Pinckney Hill (1880-1960)

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

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

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Enthusiasm & Joy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In this modern world, it is easy to forget our connection to and dependence on our soul. As a result, we lose track of who we are and why we are here. We become fractured and fragmented. It is for this reason that we must reconnect with and develop a deeper, more conscious connection with our soul.

Read more…….

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Herbal Jedi: Willow Bark Medicine, Magic and More..

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ThoughtCo: Chrysanthemum Folklore & Magic

When autumn rolls in, most of the flowers in our gardens are dying off, but the chrysanthemum is just beginning to bloom. Found in an array of colors from whites and purples to bright yellows and reds to rustic oranges and browns, the chrysanthemum is a popular fall flower, and has a rich history of folklore and myth behind it.

Read more……

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MBG: September 2020 Monthly Horoscope: What’s In The Stars For You?

We’re not gonna lie: The outlook for the rest of the year looking pretty intense. We’ve got Mercury retrograde through election season, two more eclipses, a final Jupiter-Pluto meetup, and the “Great Conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn to navigate before 2021 arrives.

Read more……

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Daily Good: Dial Up the Magic of This Moment


It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Dial Up the Magic of This Moment

“Few people have stood at the gates of hope through world wars and environmental crises and personal loss with more dignity, wisdom, and optimism than Joanna Macy during her six decades as a Buddhist scholar, environmental activist, and pioneering philosopher of ecology. Macy is also the world’s greatest translator-enchantress of Rainer Maria Rilke, in whose poetry she found refuge upon the sudden and devastating death of the love of her life after fifty-six years of marriage.” More in this beautiful piece from Brain Pickings. { read more }

Be The Change

For more inspiration, read this passage from Rilke, and sit with its wisdom: “We Move in Infinite Space.”

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In the Sheepy Realm – The Costasiella Seaslug

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Meeting Plants with Loving Attention
by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt

The nettle season is soon over, however there is still time to dry the tops for nettle infusion or make a little side dish of cooked nettles seasoned with butter and salt. But before we do that let us take a moment to be with a growing nettle plant under the shady trees at the edge of the forest. When we sit down quietly and notice the nettle plant we may discover, although it is not the ordinary way of observing the natural world, that we are in fact looking at creative cosmic forces at work.

Read Here…….

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Treehugger: Why Do Birds Migrate at Night?

While plenty of birds — such as swallows, hawks, and hummingbirds — migrate during the day, the majority of land birds travel at night. Although it would seem more difficult to fly when it’s dark, there are good reasons for the nighttime maneuvers.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Look west after sunrise for the daytime moon

The September 2020 full moon has passed. Now the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, which means it rises in the east later and later each evening. Beginning around the morning of September 3 or 4, 2020, look west after sunrise for the daytime moon.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: The Varieties of Wicca

The tradition that we today refer to as “Wicca” first went public in England during the early 1950’s. Originally an initiation-only tradition, by the 1970’s dozens of Wiccan traditions had popped up in Europe and North America. Today there are Wiccans on at least six of the seven continents, and despite “Wicca bashing” being rather fashionable over the last ten years, Wicca is still the largest Magickal Pagan Tradition under the umbrella.

Read more…….

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Pagan Playlist: Lullaby of Woe (The Witcher) ~ Ashley Serena

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Inner Journey: WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.”
— William Faulkner

What have you been thinking lately?

Do you know? We get so accustomed to our thoughts that we lose awareness of them. We don’t see how they are stuck in old habitual patterns, most of which don’t serve us.

Take time to journal so you can capture your thoughts on paper. By doing so, you will begin to take control of your mind and use it to best advantage.

“When you choose to understand [and] exercise control over the functions and attributes of your own mind, you will be empowered to create your own reality, to be completely self-reliant and totally prosperous.”
— The Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Score!

Your fears are ebbing, your confidence is rising, and proof that I exist can now be felt in your touch by loved ones, found in your smile by friends, and seen in your countenance by strangers.

Everything, for you, will now begin getting easier, happier, and zippier.

Giving new meaning to the adage, “Be the ball” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Roll crusted Apple Pie: A Fall Treat you Won’t Want to Share

What’s more classically American than apple pie?
The end of summer screams for warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream.

If you want to mix it up a little this year with your end-of-summer apple picking haul, this Cinnamon Roll Crusted Apple Pie is the perfect mix of apple-pie and cinnamon rolls

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Energy: 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
September 3, 2020

Discovery
“The secret of all those who make discoveries is that they regard nothing as impossible.”

-Justus Leibig (1803-1973)


When we are open to infinite possibilities we know that there is a solution to every problem, an answer to every question. It might take investigation, and experimentation, determination and a lot of faith – but with this mind-set, a discovery will be made

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 27, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 27, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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How swiftly doth time pass away,
When happiness completes the day.
-Proverb

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius

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Spirit Library: Conscious Choice (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The events of this year are urging us to reconsider life as we have known it. To look at new ways of living and being as the old no longer match the soul embodied reality we are moving into.

Read more…….

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4 Things EVERY Practioner Should Know

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ThoughtCo: What Is Crystal Therapy?

Crystal therapy or crystal healing is a form of vibrational medicine. Crystal therapy involves the application of crystals or gemstones to facilitate healing.

Gemstones house spiritual and healing properties that can be tapped into a variety of ways.

Read more…….

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MBG: You Know Your Astrological Compatibility — But What About Numerology?

Relationship compatibility is naturally everyone’s favorite topic when it comes to astrology and numerology. While I believe any number can be with any number, compatibility can be examined through a couple’s Life Path Numbers. The Life Path speaks to a person’s core set of values and traits, which are forever present in an individual’s personality. (Here’s how to quickly calculate it using your birth date.)

Read more……..

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Daily Good: The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

What is even more astonishing is that the entire science of wayfinding is based on dead reckoning. You only know where you are by knowing precisely where you have been and how you got to where you are.

  • Wade Davis –

The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

Wade Davis, anthropologist and passionate scholar of indigenous cultures that span the globe, shares the value of learning from these dynamic, living societies, as we face the challenges threatening the earth. He takes us on a journey to “the heart of the world” and asks the question, “What does it actually mean for a people to believe that the earth is resonant and alive and responsive to their desires and that they themselves have a reciprocal obligation to that landscape?” { read more }

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Today’s DIY: DIY Moon Phase

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Elephant Journal: Life Lessons from our Cats.

There’s no better teacher in life than a cat.
Well, maybe apart from the greats like Buddha and Dalai Lama, to name a couple.

Cats have been creatures who brighten up our day and send our hearts into a tizzy when they purr and meow. They’ve done this soothing for centuries. However, they can teach us many things about life too.

Read more…….

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Treehugger: 10 of North America’s Most Endangered Birds

The number of endangered and threatened birds in North America is alarming. Threats from climate change, pollution, and habitat loss plague these amazing, unique, and beautiful birds.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn August 27-29

These next several evenings – August 27, 28 and 29, 2020 – watch for the waxing gibbous moon to flit by the gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn. The king planet Jupiter, the brighter of these two worlds, easily outshines any star in the starry heavens. Although Jupiter shines some 8 times more brilliantly than Saturn does, the ringed planet is nonetheless no slouch.

Read more…….

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Patheos-Pagan: Refrigerator Remedies, and Making Time For Magic

If you’d walked into my grandmothers house back when I was just a little girl, you might not have guessed that she was a witch, certainly she wouldn’t have called herself that. She’d have said she was cunning folk.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Egyptian Music – Anubis

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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 aboutwho 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

I want for you what you want for yourself.

What you want, therefore, is quite literally what I want.

But do you realize that you can’t get “there,” without me, just as I can’t get “there,” without you.

That the things I can do, you cannot? And that the things you can do, I cannot?

That’s big… and so is what we can do when we work together.

You’re just another part of me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Best Melon, Mango, and Avocado Salad

Tangy pickled onions and creamy avocados add a surprisingly savory bite to this crisp fruit salad. When served in a pretty martini glass, it makes a stunning first course.

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
August 27, 2020

Cause and Effect
In the spiritual life, every cause is also an effect, and every effect is at the same time a cause.”

-Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)


What came first? We don’t know what came first because there is no beginning, and there is no end. What is real is eternal, and timeless. And even though there is no timeline, there is perfect order, perfect organization, definite purpose. So here we are, a part of it all, a cause and also an effect

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Take your place in the World and be in your element all day long. Your practical mind and easy nature let you cruise through the regular maze that is daily life. If anything out of the ordinary arises, you’ll know instinctively how to approach it and resolve things to your satisfaction. Today may not be easy or effortless but it will be rich in success and approval – from yourself and probably others as well.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Shine on, O moon of summer.
Shine to the leaves of grass, catalpa and oak,
All silver under your rain to-night.
-Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

Aug 11 3rd Qtr Moon 9:44 am PST/ 10:44 am MST/ 12:44 pm EST

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

Aug 17 Moon enters Leo

Aug 18 New Moon 7:41 pm PST/ 8:41 pm MST/ 10:41 pm EST

Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo

Aug 21 Moon enters Libra

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio

Aug 25 1st Qtr Moon 10:57 am PST/ 11:57 am MST/ 1:57 am EST

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius

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Spirit Library: Stay off the Crazy Train! (a message from Cheryl Richardson)

There’s nothing like a mandate to stay in one place to help us see how neurotic the mind can be. These days, as I spend most of my time at home, I’ve made it a practice to carefully watch my thoughts.

Read more…..

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Herbal Jedi: Remember You are Loved.. Drop into your Heart and Connect

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ThoughtCo: How to Hug a Tree

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

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MBG: What Rooms Your Plants Should Go In, According To Feng Shui

Feng shui has everything to do with living in harmony with nature, so the practice encourages indoor plants. I believe that plants and trees of all kinds can be spectacular in every area of the home—as long as you’re intentional about where you place them. Here are some room-by-room tips for placing your plant pals and surrounding yourself with thriving growth energy.

Read more……

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Writing as Meditation
by Sara Deutsch, M.S.

To write is to listen–to awaken the inner ear to the stream of thought, imagery, feeling and experience continuously flowing within us. In writing meditation we listen, and record whatever enters our mind. Through relaxed awareness and absolute acceptance of all the inner voices–”wounded child”, “critic”, “parent”, “loving guide”–we delve deep into the mystery of our unknown self and learn to trust our inner process to heal and enlighten us.

A five minute time limit provides a gentle pressure that helps bypass the inner critic, responsible for writing blocks. Freeflow writing is a blind date with your infinite unknown self! You never know what will happen! Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: “Go Away” Spell with Devil Pods (Water Caltrop) | Yeyeo Botanica

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Elephant Journal: Wellness for your Soul: 7 Ways to be Spiritually Healthy & Vibrant.

The Wheel of Life: if you’ve ever worked with a life coach, chances are you’ve mapped one.
I’ve also seen it whipped out at more than one motivational talk and workshop.

It’s basically a circle divided into segments, the axes of which represent the key areas of your life. You map each segment or axis on a scale of 1-10 to represent how satisfying or full that area of your life is.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Blueland Makes the Coolest Zero Waste Dish Soap

Blueland is changing housecleaning. The U.S.-based company has come up with a brilliant business model that ships dry tablets of concentrated cleaning powders in compostable paper bags to customers, who then dissolve them in water-filled spray bottles and use them to clean their homes.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Young moon, Spica, west after sunset

The hunt for a young moon – a thin crescent moon visible in the west after sunset – has become a favorite activity for many of EarthSky’s moon-watching fans. The new moon came to pass on August 19, 2020 (at 2:42 Universal Time), so we’re expecting a number of people around the world to catch the whisker-thin waxing crescent after sunset August 20. If you miss the slender young moon at dusk on August 20, give it another try on August 21, 22 and 23. Look west, shortly after sunset. Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Drinking Magical Waters

One of the biggest struggles for many of my students is to drink water. It is actually one of the first assignments I give most of my students. Start drinking 8 glasses of water a day! Or at least begin to consciously drink water.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Divine Mother ~ Sacred Earth

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Inner Journey: GUILT

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Okay, for just five minutes forget the bucks. Forget your soulmate, too. Forget the new car, the “home run,” and being on Oprah. Forget your fears, your problems, and your pain. And during those five minutes, feel the feelings you most want to feel, for the rest of your life.

It might seem awkward, that’s okay. It might seem silly, too. And I can just about guarantee, at first, it’ll feel utterly futile… until your entire life begins to change.

If I were a beggar, I’d beg you. If I prayed in question marks, this is what I’d ask for. And if I could implore you to do anything, let this be it.

Because nothing else that you might ever do will have as profound an effect on your fortunes, friendships, and happiness; in navigating the illusions, manifesting what you want, and avoiding what you dread; as this little five-minute drill performed just once a day, on as many days as you remember to do it.

And just so you know, if you do this right now or even every day for the rest of your life, I’ll add back those five minutes to each of the days you do it. I’ll just sneak ’em in there, and they’ll feel like ten.

Hosanna in the highest,

The Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: My Go-To, Get-Pumped-for-Fall Pumpkin Bread Recipe.

I am freaking pumped for fall y’all.
All things fall: crisp air, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin everything. Since it’s August, my fall boner is pretty serious already. I’ve already forced my husband to watch “Hocus Pocus” even though he still considers his September second birthday the official end to the summer.

Read more……

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
August 20, 2020

Myth
“I find nothing in fables more astonishing than my experience in every hour. One moment of a man’s life is a fact so stupendous as to take the luster out of all fiction.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


I don’t know who said “truth is stranger than fiction” but I have seen so many examples of things that have happened where I just shake my head and say: “You couldn’t make this stuff up!” I have always been attracted to biographies and true stories for that very reason. Here we are, actually living some of the great myths of our time! Our history books are filled with them. Sometimes the lines are blurred, and we can’t remember what is real and what is not. We take liberty with history to have it “make sense” to us. Can we believe what is reported to us in the news? Or is it just another story? It’s up to each one of us to be informed, and make good decisions

-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Indecision is not necessarily a bad thing, but taken to extremes it can make you pessimistic and defeatist. Take the time you need to make the choices you need but don’t get bogged down and grind to a halt. Take yourself in hand and refuse to feel helpless in the face of a challenging (or tempting) situation. Refuse to be rushed by anyone, too.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 13, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 13, 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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And from the hot field’s farthest edge
The cricket’s soft refrain
With mellow accent tells the tale
That August’s here again.
-Helen Maria Winslow (1851-1938)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

Aug 11 3rd Qtr Moon 9:44 am PST/ 10:44 am MST/ 12:44 pm EST

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

Aug 17 Moon enters Leo

Aug 18 New Moon 7:41 pm PST/ 8:41 pm MST/ 10:41 pm EST

Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo

Aug 21 Moon enters Libra

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio

Aug 25 1st Qtr Moon 10:57 am PST/ 11:57 am MST/ 1:57 am EST

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius

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Spirit Library: Collapse of the Old, Birth of the New

For centuries humanity has explored what it means to be in duality and separation. As a result, we have as a collective accumulated centuries of trauma, pain, disconnection and imbalance. These distorted energies formed the foundation of our old world and it is these energies we are releasing now.

Read more….

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My Favorite Magickal Herbs of Summer

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF NUMBER 1212 AND 1221 IN NUMEROLOGY

Numbers are unique, and whether you know it or not, numbers play a significant role in your life.

And today, we have two sets of numbers that are quite powerful in the metaphysical world. The numbers 1212 and 1221.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Folk Magic Powwow: History and Practices

The folk magic powwow is not the same as the Native American ritual

Powwow, also known as braucheri, is a form of folk magic and healing remedies which originated in Pennsylvania among the people of German descent.

Read more…..

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MBG: Is Ophiuchus Really The 13th Zodiac Sign? The AstroTwins Weigh In

Every now and then, speculation about the “13th zodiac sign”—Ophiuchus, also known as the snake bearer—will pop up. Most recently, we heard about it this summer. But does this constellation really change anything about the zodiac as we know it? Here, mbg’s resident astrologists, the AstroTwins, break down Ophiuchus, what it is, and what it definitely isn’t.

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Charming, Charging & Enchanting Jewelry || Spellwork

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Elephant Journal: F*ck Your Social Norms: I’m Turning my Magic All the Way On.

Hate, love, shame, and acceptance.
We could be confrontational, avoidant, greedy, generous, arrogant, or humble.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Why Does the Sky Sometimes Turn Purple?

A blue sky is a good sky. It’s a reassuring sight that promises clear weather and bright days.
But what in the world does a purple sky mean? It’s not uncommon to spot purple skies during sunsets or sunrises. Sometimes they even appear after hurricanes, as they did in Florida following Hurricane Michael.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle on August evenings

We’ve recently seen Orion’s return to the east before dawn, which means our northern summer is beginning to draw to a close. But the Summer Triangle asterism still rules the skies. It pops out first thing at nightfall and climbs highest up for the night at late evening. From mid-northern latitudes, Vega – the Summer Triangle’s brightest star – shines high overhead around 10 p.m. local daylight saving time (9 p.m. local standard time). Altair resides to the southeast (lower left) of Vega, and Deneb lies to Vega’s east (left).

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Patheos-Pagan: 6 Minutes of Witchcraft: Dealing with Grief

For several months now, when I’ve asked about questions and topics for my Six Minutes of Witchcraft videos, the subject of grief and how to deal with it has come up repeatedly.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – I’ll Fly For You

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Inner Journey:

UNDERSTAND DUALITIES

“Life is the coexistence of all opposite values. Joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, up and down, hot and cold, here and there, light and darkness, birth and death. All experience is by contrast, and one would be meaningless without the other.”
— Deepak Chopra

Life is full of dualities, opposites. Despite their apparent opposition, each extreme in a duality is necessary to fully actualize the other. Each depends on the existence of the other. For example, we cannot know honesty if we don’t know deception.

The key is to not resist or suppress the negative. We need to acknowledge its existence, though we may choose not to express it. When we embrace wholeness, we move to a higher perspective.

“The light which man has discovered within himself makes him more aware of the dark; through the good which attracts him, he sees the evil which is the line of least resistance; the activity leading to pain simultaneously permits him to visualize the contrasting pleasure, and thus he experiences something of both hell and heaven.”
— Aart Jurriaanse

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 
Here’s some advice for those who come to you with long faces.

“If you’ve finally decided, once and for all, to be happy, yet you aren’t… then you haven’t yet decided to be happy, once and for all.”

Same goes for all the other stuff they’ve decided.

They’re that powerful.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Taco Soup

Reminiscent of the very popular dish King Ranch Chicken in the form a soup. With all the same flavors and the convenience of throwing everything into a slow cooker, this will also quickly become a favorite. Top with fried corn tortilla strips, if desired.

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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
August 13, 2020

Eternity
“The things that are unseen are eternal.”

-Paul (A.D. 1st cent.)

 
What is unseen? Some of the things that are unseen are felt, and that’s how we understand their presence. Love, joy, truth, wisdom. These things are precious, and timeless. What Paul said back in the first century is as wise and true then as it is now, and as it will be centuries from now. The love that we feel, and express, will live on always. Love never dies, love is eternal.

 

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

It’s important to stick with the plan already in place and be loyal to those who are already committed to you. You’re not so much part of a team as you are the leader of a group of people who will do what you ask of them if you only treat them properly and look after their needs, especially the tiny personal ones.

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 August 6, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 6, 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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How pleasant the lives of the birds must be,
Living in love in a leafy tree!
And, away through the air, what joy to go;
And to look on the green, bright earth below.
-Mary Howitt (1799-1888)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH

Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius

Aug 3 Full “Sturgeon” Moon 8:58 am PST/ 9:58 am MST/ 11;58 am EST

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces

Aug 7 Moon enters Aries

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

Aug 11 3rd Qtr Moon 9:44 am PST/ 10:44 am MST/ 12:44 pm EST

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

to be cont.

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Spirit Library: A Completed Cycle (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The energetic matrix of our new reality is vastly different to what we have been accustomed to in the past. It is a matrix of light energy that is supporting us in consciously experiencing our soul while in human form.

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: Self-Heal – a MIGHTY little helper

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ThoughtCo: Dog Folklore and Legends

For thousands of years, man has found a companion in the dog. As time has passed, and both species have evolved, the dog has found his role in the myth and folklore of many cultures the world over.

Read more….

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MBG: How Feng Shui Can Help You Start Fresh At Home

Lately, so many people have reached out to me looking to shake off the feelings of being “stuck” at home. Feng shui can be a fantastic tool for making your space feel more dynamic, and shifting the energy around you can promote positive expansion in all aspects of life.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Kindness Is Everywhere

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.

– Amelia Earhart –

Kindness Is Everywhere

“Let me tell you about Don. He’s a retired DC firefighter, about to turn 89, living alone in his Maryland apartment. Father of six, grandfather to a tribe, he’s an Irishman, and darn proud of it. Around the start of the pandemic, he dropped me a line out of the blue, a reader offering his take on my novel ‘Beneath the Same Stars’. Since then, we’ve struck up a fairly regular email correspondence. We share stories about family escapades, our bad knees, the loved ones we’ve lost and are losing, the dear ones who take care of us and bring us joy. We banter about politics and public health and books and the best way to cook broccoli.” So begins this brief yet potent exploration by Phyllis Cole-Dai on the power of kindness. { read more }

Be The Change

How have you experienced kindness from another recently? How have you offered it to another?

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Flute or Swanee Slide Whistle out of Bamboo – Sensory Learning 4 Life

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Elephant Journal: 6 Ways Fireflies show us How to Nurture our Love Connections (Especially when it’s Hard).

I recently had the pleasure of witnessing fireflies for the first time.
It was dusk, and my partner and I were arriving home from picking him up from work. I looked out at the catalpa tree and scanned the edge of the yard, where it drops off into the dark forest, and saw these lights faintly blinking, moving, dancing. They looked like sparks carried on the breeze from an unseen fire.

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Treehugger: Turn Your Garden into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Once upon a time, nature was wild. It was powerful and magnificent, and even frightening. In the 17th and 18th centuries, philosophers wrote about the notion of the “sublime” as it applied to nature; for them, the vast wilderness elicited both pleasure and horror in equal measure.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: In 2020, Venus and Perseid meteors!

Two major celestial events will happen almost concurrently in the predawn sky this month. The Perseid meteor shower will reach its annual peak on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13. And the brightest planet, Venus, will swing out to its greatest elongation, or greatest apparent distance from the sun, in the east before sunup on August 12 or 13 (August 13 at 0 hour UTC).

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbs & Salt Space Protection

While many of the spells in this book are more open-ended for any kind of protection you are seeking, this one is meant to be used solely for your home. When you see clichéd representations of witches, you often see them creating a circle of salt.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lyla June – All Nations Rise 

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Inner Journey:

THE PUSH & PULL OF RELATIONSHIPS

“It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.”
— Sydney J. Harris

Relationships are such a challenge because life pulls us in opposite directions at the same time.

Our personality feels the need to be unique and special and so our focus lies on how we are different from others. Differences hold the potential to create conflict.

At the same time, our souls live through connection with others. We are challenged to rise above our personal preferences to discover how we and the other are the same.

Our overall need lies in balancing these two tendencies.

“The purpose of relationships is not happiness, but transformation.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Challenges in life don’t arise haphazardly no matter how accidental or coincidental they may seem.

They only arrive when you’re ready for them.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cool and Light Pasta and Herbs

Mixing herbs like mint and basil with asparagus and peas creates a tasty summer dish. This is one of my favorite things to eat on a hot summer day! Goes great with grilled salmon and a glass of crisp Riesling! Chop herbs in a food processor to speed up your preparation time.

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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
August 6, 2020

Interdependence
“All that is due to us will be paid, although not perhaps by those to whom we have lent.”

-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, 1893
I guess you could say that what comes around, goes around, and why not in a good way? Think of it as some kind of karmic bank account that keeps track of our good deeds. We don’t have to keep score, the universe takes note! So we don’t have to think about it, we just have to take action, help out, do our best to make the world a better place for all of us. It all works out.

 

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

Change has been coming your way for a while now and today you may see the first explicit features of it. What happens today is only a beginning and you may look back in a few days/weeks/months and recognize that your life is in the process of making a turn for the better. It’s the nature of life to not stay the same, and you are being moved forward now

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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Between the dusk of a summer night
And the dawn of a summer day,
We caught at a mood as it passed in flight,
And we bade it stoop and stay.
-William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH

Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius

Aug 3 Full “Sturgeon” Moon 8:58 am PST/ 9:58 am MST/ 11;58 am EST

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces

Aug 7 Moon enters Aries

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

Aug 11 3rd Qtr Moon 9:44 am PST/ 10:44 am MST/ 12:44 pm EST

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

to be cont…

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Spirit Library: The Magic of the Unknown (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we move beyond our current limits of perception and into the vastness of soul we come to know and understand that everything is orchestrated in perfect and divine order.

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ThoughtCo: Magical Days Of the Week

In many traditions of Paganism, days of the week are important aspects of effective spellcasting. For example, spells to do with abundance or prosperity could be done on Thursday, because it is associated with riches and desire

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Daily Good: DH Lawrence on Trees, Solitudes and What Roots Us

Now man cannot live without some vision of himself. But still less can he live with a vision that is not true to his inner experience and inner feeling.

– D.H. Lawrence –

DH Lawrence on Trees, Solitudes and What Roots Us

“A supreme challenge of human life is reconciling the longing to fulfill ourselves in union, in partnership, in love, with the urgency of fulfilling ourselves according to our own solitary and sovereign laws. Writing at the same time as Hesse, living in exile in the mountains, having barely survived an attack of the deadly Spanish Flu that claimed tens of millions of lives, the polymathic creative force D.H. Lawrence (September 11, 1885-March 2, 1930) took up the question of this divergent longing with great subtlety and splendor of insight in his autobiographically tinted novel ‘Aaron’s Rod’, rooting the plot’s climactic relationship resolution in a stunning passage about trees.”{ read more }

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Customizable Prosperity Oil || Spell Work

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Elephant Journal: 5 Valuable Lessons we Learn from our Twin Flame.

There are probably about a thousand lessons I have learned with and from my twin flame.
Some I would never ever want to repeat and others I wouldn’t mind experiencing again, but I have been reflecting on my journey thus far and all of how I have grown. I thought about all of the negativity that comes up between twins as they navigate this experience, and I thought I would share some positivity on what the twin flame connection can teach us if we are willing to be students.

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Treehugger: How to Help Wildlife and Pets During a Heat Wave

You’re not the only one who has to figure out how to beat the heat. Pets may stay inside more, but they still need to venture outside during a heat wave. Wild animals also struggle to cope with heat waves and droughts.

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EarthSky News: Moon, 2 bright planets at nightfall

As darkness falls in late July/early August 2020, let the bright moon introduce you to the king planet Jupiter and the ringed planet Saturn. From around the word on July 31, look for these two worlds beneath the moon, starting at nightfall. Although the glare of the almost-full waxing gibbous moon will wash many stars from the blackboard of night, Jupiter and Saturn should be bright enough to withstand the drenching moonlight.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Turning Tide

wind water fire earth
Wind, your baleful breath has stoked wildfires and razed dwellings. In times to come, waft your lovely voice over the backs of mother sea turtles. Bless the laying of their eggs. Stir sands of memory to send hatchlings scampering to the sea. Bring rain—brimming, brimming.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Ly O Lay Ale Loya (Circle Dance) ~ Native Song

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Inner Journey:

LIVING IN HARMONY

“Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it.”
— Unknown Source

Angeles Arrien says that life will be simple if we follow the four-fold way counselled by indigenous peoples:
1.Show up, being present with all four mental, emotional, physical and spiritual intelligences.
2.Pay attention to what has heart and meaning.
3.Tell the truth without blame or judgment.
4.Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome.

“Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.”
— Katherine Paterson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

It takes a really special person someone quite extraordinary, to find true happiness in the lap of luxury surrounded by wealth and abundance, friends and laughter, and choices, choices, choices.

And funnily enough, it’s usually the exact same kind of person who can be happy without all that, spending time alone, maybe with a book, or some tools, or a dog for the odd distraction.

Get my drift?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Summer Lasagna

Zucchini takes the place of pasta in this recipe, making it lighter than a regular lasagna. Most people don’t realize that there is no pasta and think

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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 30, 2020 
Style
“Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn’t.”

Linda Ellerbee, 1991

 
There are so many different fashion trends and fads – they come and go as quickly as the magazines appear and disappear on the newsstands! We couldn’t possibly follow each one. And we wouldn’t want to! At a certain point in our lives, we find that all this is fun to observe, but we have to develop our own sense of style. We have to refer to ourselves to know what we like and don’t like, what works for us and what doesn’t. Being confident is always in style

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 July 23, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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O summer day beside the joyous sea!
O summer day so wonderful and white,
So full of gladness, and so full of pain!
Forever and forever shalt thou be–
To some the gravestone of a dead delight,
To some the landmark of a new domain.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)

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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

August 1 Lammas/Lughnasadh

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Spirit Library: Deep & Lasting Change

Yesterday’s New Moon is a bookend to the New Moon Solar Eclipse we had at the Solstice in June. As such it is closing a cycle and will bring to the surface any unresolved and unhealed emotions, patterns and beliefs.

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ThoughtCo: Lammas Prayers

At Lammas, sometimes called Lughnasadh, it’s time to begin reaping what we have sown throughout the past few months, and recognize that the bright summer days will soon come to an end. Use these simple seasonal prayers to celebrate Lammas, the early grain harvest.

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MBG: 8 Types Of Earth Angels & How To Decide Which One(s) You Are

As a professional intuitive, I’ve done readings with thousands of people all over the world from all walks of life. Many of the clients who seek me out are sensitive HSPs and/or empaths. Among these hyper-perceptive clients who pick up easily on subtle physical stimuli (the noise in a room) or even emotional and energic stimuli (the happiness of the lovers strolling down the street), I started to notice a dominant soul archetype among certain sensitive clients—the earth angel. Earth angels aren’t more or less worthy, or more or less enlightened, than other people…just a little different

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Dare to do. Motivation:

What Goes Around Comes Around – a beautiful story of karma

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Elephant Journal: I Grow where I am Scattered. {Poem}

Morning Glory
I grow where I am scattered.

I thrive though I am shattered.

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Treehugger: Why Giant Pandas Are Still at Risk

Long the face of the conservation movement, giant pandas were upgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Endangered Species In September 2016. The listing change followed a 17% increase in the population in China from 2004 to 2014. There are an estimated 1,800 pandas left in the wild with the numbers increasing.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Go someplace dark and watch meteors!

Tonight – July 24, 2020 – and in the coming nights, treat yourself to one of nature’s spectacles. Every year, people look forward to the August Perseid meteor shower. And it’s wonderful, with regular rates of about 60 meteors per hour at its peak. The Perseids are gearing up even now, so if you go outside between midnight and dawn tonight or this weekend, you might see a few. But there’s another meteor shower happening now, too. It’s the Delta Aquarid meteor shower.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Younger Witch: A Guide to Resources

Facebook and Instagram are being flooded with the headlines, “Baby Witches hexing the moon, sun and fae.” To many of us, we are puzzled at why any witch in gereral would want to do this.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: PATTY GURDY feat. FAUN – “LURING” (Official Music Video)

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Inner Journey:

SUPPORT OTHERS WITH YOUR PRESENCE

“The purpose of therapy is not to remove suffering but TO MOVE THROUGH IT to an enlarged consciousness that can sustain the polarity of painful opposites.”
— James Hollis

How do we support others who are suffering?

When we understand how soul works through us, we begin to see how pain generates the impulse to change. We see that our aim in supporting someone is NOT to get rid of their pain and suffering. Instead, we want to assist them to understand what the pain is trying to teach them — to find meaning in their distress.

Often, all we need do is be fully present to them. It also helps to be present to our own experience and genuine in our feelings. Living our own truth helps create the space for the other person to live theirs.

“The first duty of love is to listen.”
— Paul Tillich

“With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.”
— Catherine de Hueck Doherty

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
If you know what you want; if you’ve made up your mind; if you can see it, feel it, and move toward it in some small way every single day… it has to happen.

Xxxooo,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Shawarma

The most delicious shawarma chicken you’ll ever eat! Serve with pita bread, tomato and/or cucumber slices, tahini, or garlic sauce. Also great atop fattoush!

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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 23, 2020

Problems/Solutions
“All social and political problems are interwoven – that energy, for example, affects economics, which in turn affects health, which in turn affects education, work, family life, and a thousand other things. The attempt to deal with neatly defined problems in isolation from one another … creates only confusion and disaster.”
-Alvin Toffler

All problems are interwoven because we are all connected. We function as a society much in the same way that the human body functions as an organism. Each of our organs depends on the others for its well-being. We can’t separate out one part without experiencing some consequences in another part, which ultimately affects the whole. So, just as we take care of our bodies holistically, we must care for our communities, and understand how our actions, both positive and negative, affect the world as a whole.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully.

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 July 16, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 16, 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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A moon-flooded prairie; a straying
Of leal-hearted lovers; a baying
Of far away watching dogs; a dreaming
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming
Of fireflies eddying nigh, –
And that is July!
-James N. Matthews (1852-1910)

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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: State of Grace (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As the energetic matrix of our new reality becomes more energetically active dormant areas within us are awakening. Ancient knowledge, which has been stored within the cells of our body is being released.

Read more….

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The Magic of Mugwort

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ThoughtCo: Hold a Lammas Harvest Ritual

In some Pagan traditions, Lammas is the time of year when the Goddess takes on the aspects of the Harvest Mother. The earth is fruitful and abundant, crops are bountiful, and livestock are fattening up for winter.

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MBG: The Meaning Behind The Om Symbol & Sound, Plus How To Use It Respectfully

For a simple-looking symbol, Om packs a whole lot of meaning. With roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, the Om can now be seen and heard in spiritual spaces around the world. But what does it mean, and how can we use it in a way that’s respectful to its roots? Here’s what Om stands for, plus how to integrate it into your spiritual practice.

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Daily Good: Big Picture Competition: Celebrating Earth’s Diversity

Now in its seventh year, BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to a competition that both celebrates and illustrates the rich diversity of life on Earth, and inspires action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Take a look at the gallery of stunning images from this year’s winners, and learn more about the photographers here. { read more }

Be The Change

Look for a big picture “snapshot” as you walk through your day. Maybe you will take an actual picture, maybe it will be a mental one — either way, look for a frame that lifts you into a larger perspective– and see what extraordinary things you discover even within the “ordinary” setting of the familiar.

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Today’s DIY: Purification Balm || Simple Spell for Self Healing

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Elephant Journal: A 2-Minute Journaling Exercise to show us Where we’re Directing our Energy (& how to Change Course).

There’s an old Cherokee parable that goes like this:
An old man was teaching his grandson about the meaning of life.

He told his grandson that inside each of us there is a fight going on.

This fight is between two wolves

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Treehugger: 11 of the Loudest Animals on Earth 

The world’s loudest animals call, roar, snap, and howl when they’re looking for food, mates, or just trying to find their way home. There’s a whale that’s louder than a jet engine, a shrimp that can stun prey with its sound, and a monkey that can be heard a remarkable three miles away.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Altair and Aquila the Eagle

In the east after dark on these July evenings, look near the horizon for Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle. This is the bottom star of the Summer Triangle; that is, it’s the last of these three bright stars to ascend over the horizon. This star is 16.7 light-years from our sun and is one of the closest stars visible to the unaided eye..

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Patheos-Pagan: Gathering the Godds: Who’s a Part of Your Pandemic Pod?

We’re still in the no-touch pandemic times. Likely for a while to come. And I don’t know about you, but I’m tired. And starved. I crave the brush ups against friends, the long deep hugs, the laying in each other’s arms in the sunshine.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist:  Magpie – The Unthanks – LYRICS

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Inner Journey:

LIVE NOW

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
— Annie Dillard

We lose the power of the moment because we’re so rarely in it. We’re reliving the past or speculating about the future. We continue to believe that tomorrow’s the day when I’ll be more capable, more wealthy, more fit and more loving. Meanwhile, I’m just putting in time, dreaming of better things but not making any concrete move to realize them.

When you find yourself thinking of the future or the past, bring your awareness into the present moment. Really experience how you feel and what’s happening around you, without judgment. If we can treasure each moment, our lives will be rich, no matter what we have accomplished.

“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.”
— Horace Mann

“If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, ‘there goes another day of my life, never to return,’ you will become time conscious.”
— A. B. Zu Tavern

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A Note from the Universe

The perfection of your every “issue” is beyond human comprehension. Don’t be fooled. You’ve made no mistakes. The territory behind you and the challenges at hand were precisely crafted to deliver the wisdom and insights that’ll make possible the most joyful time of your life, so far.

You didn’t come here to face hurdle after hurdle after hurdle. It’s not as if by mastering your issues today, more issues will be added tomorrow. That only happens when you deny them today. Master your issues, today, and be free.

Get through what you must get through, today. Understand what troubles you, today. Do what you can, today. And all the rest will be made easy.

So little can yield so much. A new perspective, an admission, a surrender to truth — however painful — changes everything.

You are so deserving of everything you now want…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: On-the-Farm Scrambled Eggs

Creamy scrambled eggs with chives and goat cheese create an earthy flavor that will bring you to the farm. A dash of sriracha is your bus ticket home if you need it. Serve with your favorite toast, and since you are there, a slice or two of bacon.

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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 16, 2020

Helping
“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.”

-Ben Sweetland
We’re all connected. By helping another, we’re helping ourselves! And for that reason, we need to be able to ask for help when we need it, too. By allowing someone to help us, we are actually giving that person the opportunity to learn and grow! It’s good to help out, and it’s good to seek help when we need it, too. We’re all in this together!

-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/