Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, December 1, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, December 1, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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December Quotes

“In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter,
Long ago.”

Christmas Carol

gardendigest.com

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December Events 2022

Dec. 7 Full Moon at 8:08 pm PST/ 9:08 pm MST/ 11:08 pm EDT

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn

Dec 23 New Moon at 2:16 am PST/ 3:16 am MST/ 5:16 am EST

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Spirit Library: December 2022 Ascension Energies – Collective Self
Jamye Price

The accompanying video to this article can be found here.

Blessed Being, as your year winds down your energy phases into an internal focus in many ways. Things come a little closer, they become more magnified.

Read more….

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Preparing for Winter 🌲 Yule, DIYs, Forest Home Makeover/ Alwyn Oak

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Spirituality & Health: Lunar Medicine for the Masculine
An Excerpt from The Flowering Wand
by Sophie Strand

Explore how men can align themselves with lunar cycles to experience more connection with nature and the divine.


Masculinity is lunar. Gender is lunar. Sexuality is lunar. Landscape is lunar. Bodies, liquid in a flesh silhouette, are tides of lunacy, constantly shifting their internal shorelines. To be lunar means to change—to be full and ripe one night, and tired and reclusive another.

Read more….

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December Birthstone
The December birthstone is Blue Topaz.

December Birthstone : Blue Topaz

Birthstone Color: Blue
december birthstoneAs cool and inviting as a blue lake on a blistering summer day, December’s birthstone is derived from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning fire. This is because Blue Topaz was considered by ancient civilizations to have cooling properties. Not only was it believed to cool boiling water when thrown into the pot, but to calm hot tempers as well! This gemstone was credited with many other healing powers, among them the ability to cure insanity, asthma, weak vision and insomnia. The Blue Topaz was even thought to have magical properties in its ability to make its wearer invisible in a threatening situation.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: How to Make a Witch Bottle
A Centuries-Old Protective Magical Tool

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 04, 2019


A witch bottle is a magical tool that has been reported in use for centuries. In early times, the bottle was designed as a way to protect oneself from malicious witchcraft and sorcery.

Read more….

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December Birth Flower: Narcissus
NOVEMBER 17, 2018 | BY FTD FRESH

The narcissus is the December birth flower and symbolizes good wishes, faithfulness and respect. The narcissus can often be confused with the daffodil, the birth flower for March, which is a type of narcissus. Although most narcissus flowers are spring flowers, there are several species that bloom in the winter, such as the paperwhite narcissus — making it appropriate as the birth flower for December.

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Exemplore:Six Interpretations of Water as a Dream Symbol
MADAILEIN AISLING IRELANDMAY 18, 2022

What Water Means in Dreams
Water is a frequent symbolic guest star in our dreams. Deciphering its meaning is predicated not only on the how the water appears, but what form it takes.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Make a Low-Waste Gift Basket
Create a sustainable gift basket that’s festive and low-waste.
By Olivia Young

Published November 9, 2022

Gift baskets get a bad rap. Many are packed haphazardly with stale snacks or impersonal items the recipient won’t use or doesn’t want. They’re perceived as cheap and cheesy—as in corny, in addition to sometimes containing cheese.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: The moon and Jupiter pair up on December 1

The moon and Jupiter brighten the night
Look for the waxing gibbous moon after sunset on December 1, 2022. The bright “star” near it is the planet Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Other than the moon, Jupiter is the brightest object in the southern sky this month. Jupiter reached opposition on September 26. And the king of planets is up all evening and sets around midnight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Winter Magick
DECEMBER 1, 2019 BY ALURA ROSE

Winter Magick
With the Solstice officially here at the end of the month, it seems that now would be a wonderful time to talk about “Winter Magick.” Not to mention that the lovely forecast this brisk, cold morning here in New England

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Sacred – Soothing Meditative Ambient Music – Deep Relaxation and Healing

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Inner Journey:

TRYING TOO HARD?

“Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.”
— Hubert van Zeller

Are you trying too hard to be good, to be perfect, to be spiritual?

‘Trying too hard’ is an expression of fear. If you can replace the fear with faith that everything always serves our highest good, your confidence and peace of mind will serve your aspirations.

“So many people work so hard, to achieve, attain, accumulate and cherish their fortunes. How many of us blissfully fill our days and nights being the Divine expression we are? This is the meaning of life. It is to be.As a result, all of your creations are a natural outflow from the Divine within your being. This is the joy of life.”
— Barbara Rose

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

To touch someone with kindness, is to change someone forever.

Heavy, huh? That’s nothing.

Because for everyone you touch, you also reach everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And so, for the rest of all time, your kindness will be felt, in waves that will spread, long after you move on.

Muchas gracias,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Beans with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Fresh green beans are served with a creamy mushroom sauce and crumbled goat cheese in this easy side dish recipe.

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December Correspondences

Nature Spirits: Snow Faeries; Storm Faeries & Winter Tree Faeries
Herbs: Holly; English Ivy; Fir & Mistletoe
Colours: Blood Red; White & Black
Flowers: Holly; Poinsettia & Christmas Cactus
Scents: Violet; Patchouli; Rose Geranium; Frankincense; Myrrh & Lilac
Stones: Aerpentine; Jacinth & Peridot
Trees: Pine; Fir & Holly
Animals: Mouse; Deer; Horse & Bear
Birds: Rook; Robin & Snowy Owl
Deities: Hathor; Hecate; Neith; Athene; Minerva; Ixchel; Osiris; Norns & The Fates
Power Flow: Death & Rebirth; Darkness; Personal Alchemy; Spiritual Paths. Reach out to friends, family and those in need.

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Daily Tarot: The Magician
You might be set up to be the smart one and solve a problem or two for someone else. While it might be your idea of fun to perform and be clever, try to keep things simple, especially if this is a work-related issue. It will cost you little or no effort and win you a lot of admiration, and maybe some monetary reward later.

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 Thursday, November 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, November 17, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“How cold it is! Even the lights are cold;
They have put shawls of fog around them, see!
What if the air should grow so dimly white
That we would lose our way along the paths
Made new by walls of moving mist receding
The more we follow. . . . What a silver night!
That was our bench the time you said to me
The long new poem — but how different now,
How eerie with the curtain of the fog
Making it strange to all the friendly trees!”

Sara Teasdale, A November Night

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spirit Library: Your New Home
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

You have transitioned beyond 3D. Indicators of that are your new interests and needs. That which once was interesting or acceptable is likely no longer. And that which was seemingly impossible or difficult is becoming your norm.

Read more….

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Revisiting the Basics of Sigil Magic/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: 4 Practices to Transform Holiday Stress
by Adrienne van der Valk

Use these mindful methods to prepare for the holiday season with greater ease and less anxiety.


The winter holidays are right around the corner. Whether Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or New Year’s hold meaning for you or not, if you live in North America, you will inevitably absorb the energy of these holidays.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Sunburn Skin Treatment and Sunburn Remedy

Sunburn Symptoms
Sunburn is also similar to sun poisoning. In medical terms it’s known as photodermatitis which is a allergic reaction by your skin to overexposure to the sun.

Read more….

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MBG: Are You Practicing Spiritual Materialism? Warning Signs + How To Keep It Real

Spirituality wasn’t always so accessible. Once upon a time, it was reserved for the mystics, monks, and ascetics of the world. Accessing teachings required long treks, grueling initiations, or even a certain bloodline.

Read more….

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Exemplore: Naked in a Dream: What Nudity Symbolizes in Dreams
MADAILEIN AISLING IRELANDMAY 14, 2022

What Does Being Naked in a Dream Mean?
Sooner or later, most dreamers will find themselves nude in a dream.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Bioluminescent Mushrooms That Glow in the Dark
As if fungi could get any cooler with their bizarre shapes, colors, and quirks, some can even glow in the dark.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meteors in moonlight: 6 tips for 2022’s Leonids

Moonlight will hinder the Leonids meteors in 2022
The peak morning for 2022’s Leonid meteor shower is November 18. But – unfortunately – this year a fat waning crescent moon, just one day past last quarter, will interfere. But that doesn’t mean you can’t watch the Leonids in 2022. Here’s how to minimize the moon and optimize the 2022 Leonids.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Doorframe Spells For Protection, Love, Magic, & More
FEBRUARY 2, 2021 BY ASTREA TAYLOR

Most doorframes have a tiny ledge up high that’s perfect for hiding crystals and herbs. When your favorite magical correspondences are combined, elevated on a doorframe, and given an intention, they create a spell to give your doorframes extra special energy.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Gothic Fantasy Music – Ancient Nymphs | Dark, Tribal

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW THROUGH AND COMPLETE

“Activity is not achievement. It is not enough to rush about beginning a lot of things and keeping busy. A well-spent life is one that rounds out what it has begun.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Intention and the words we speak are powerful. When we say we are going to do something, we set energy in motion. When we fail to act or complete our intention, we drain our energy. We lose our power.

We would be wise to choose our words carefully — to really mean what we say and to honour the commitments we have made.

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.”
— Joseph Joubert

“Good to begin well, better to end well.”
— English proverb

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A Note from the Universe

You know,, if it wasn’t for the fact that everyone can think as they please and feel as they choose, with a lifetime of back-to-back manifestation stories, I, too, might even think that life was hard, short, and unfair, instead of easy, breezy, Parcheesi.

Empirically yours,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken and Rice Casserole I

I have been making this casserole for 25 years. It is fast and easy and great for working moms and dads.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Some days something blows up and there’s nothing you can do. It has nothing to do with you, actually; you just happen to be there. While today will probably be uneventful, you may feel emotionally vulnerable and find yourself imaging one worst case scenario after another. Consider these imaginings as drills or dress rehearsals and don’t let any of this unnerve you. You’re fine and will be fine no matter what.

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 Thursday, November 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, November 10, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“When the trees their summer splendor
Change to raiment red and gold,
When the summer moon turns mellow,
And the nights are getting cold;
When the squirrels hide their acorns,
And the woodchucks disappear;
Then we know that it is autumn,
Loveliest season of the year.”
–   Carol L. Riser, Autumn

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spirit Library: November 2022 Energy Report
Jennifer Hoffman


If you’re feeling displaced, ungrounded, and untethered it will pass once we get through the eclipse period that ends with the November 8 eclipse. Until then, we’re going through a remarkable shift of epic proportions and it’s going to shake things up. As we enter November we are in an eclipse tunnel with so much energy moving and it’s going to continue through the end of the year.

Read more….

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A Witches guide to making Winter magical 🌲 Self Love & Care

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Spirituality & Health: How Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Us Heal
An Excerpt from The Seven Circles
by Chelsey Luger and Thosh Collins

Indigenous people have long understood the healing power of connection to the land. Here are simple steps to incorporate this wisdom.

Everything comes from the land.

And so, we are taught, the land continues to teach us everything we need to know throughout our lives.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Mother Goddesses

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 22, 2019


When Margaret Murray wrote her ground-breaking God of the Witches in 1931, scholars quickly dismissed her theory of a universal, pre-Christian cult of witches who worshiped a singular mother goddess

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Treehugger: Seeing or Hearing Birds Is Good for Well-Being
Positive effects of being around birds can last for 8 hours.

Listening to birds trill or watching them flit and fly is more than just entertaining. Being around birds offers benefits for emotional well-being that can last as long as eight hours, a new study finds.

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Exemplore: The Ten of Swords in Tarot and How to Read It
ANDREA LAWRENCESEP 12, 2022

The Ten of Swords
Death, Tower, Hanged Man, Devil, the Nine of Swords, and the Ten of Swords all have grim imagery. Let’s just say that they are not the happiest cards. The Ten of Swords—the last numbered sword card—is associated with finality and excess, and is often seen as a substitution for the Death card.

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Pioneer Thinking: 12 Fragrances to Uplift The Spirit

While there are many fragrances to uplift the spirit and will aid intuition, here are 12 scents that will alter consciousness and increase your ability to contact and communicate with spirits, angels and spirit guides, along with Nature Spirits.

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EarthSky News: Bellatrix is Orion’s 3rd-brightest star

Bluish-white Bellatrix – aka Gamma Orionis – is the third-brightest star in the easy-to-recognize constellation Orion the Hunter. In fact, it marks the left shoulder of Orion. Of course, Betelgeuse, a brighter reddish star, marks the Hunter’s right shoulder. Then another brighter star, Rigel, marks the Hunter’s left foot.

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Patheos-Pagan: Grounding: Yes, You Too
NOVEMBER 5, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


In a recent blog post, I talked about grounding.

Some folks reached out and said: OMG YES. (Well, maybe that’s not a direct quote.)

So I want to talk a little bit more about my once-foe, now-friend magickal tool.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Soul Music | The Heart of Gaia | Mei-lan

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Inner Journey:

REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud

Why is this so?

Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.

For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.

The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.

“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s not possible to significantly change your life, for better or for worse, by manipulating the material world. Not by working harder, not by studying longer, not by schmoozing, not by sweating, not by fasting, not by the hair of your chinny-chin-chin.

But great change is inescapable when you first begin manipulating the world of your thoughts.

Thinking of you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Easy Make-Ahead Appetizers To Save You Time This Thanksgiving

Imagine it’s Thanksgiving. You’re so focused on setting the table, reheating casseroles, and not scorching the turkey that you have no time left to prep Thanksgiving hors d’oeuvres, much less breakfast.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Tarot: The 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 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 Thursday, November 3, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, November 3, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought
and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as
from August to November.”

Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spirit Library: November 2022 Ascension Energies – Time
Jamye Price


The accompanying video to this article can be found here.

Blessed Beings, your relationship with Time changes through your relationship with self. To move beyon

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Setting Up a New Altar: Mini Vlog/Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: Practicing Mauna
A Silent Yoga for Personal and Planetary Wellness
by Sarah Bowen

In need of more quiet time? Concerned about noise pollution? Practice mauna.
It’s a noisy world. From the raucous booms of fireworks that send dogs and the noise-sensitive running for shelter to the daily buzz of traffic and cell phones, it’s becoming impossible to escape the sounds of living.

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Learn Religions: Spirits of Land and Place

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 26, 2019


Many Pagans work with spirits – often, this is focused on ancestral spirits, or even spirit guides. Typically, these types of spirits are rooted in our belief that each human being has a soul or spirit that lives on long after their physical body has left.

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MBG: November 2022 Monthly Horoscope: What Astrologers Want You To Know

It’s November: eclipse season, midterm elections, and soon, the holidays. We’re coming to the finish line of a tumultuous year, but the stars are just warming up.

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Exemplore:What Do Dreams About Cars Mean?
MADAILEIN AISLING IRELANDOCT 28, 2022

Factors to Consider in Car Dreams
In waking life, cars are typically seen in one of two ways: status symbols or utilitarian devices.

The dreaming world, however, sees cars a bit differently. Our mind’s favorite use of cars in dreams is using them as stand-ins for ourselves

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Treehugger:

What’s the Difference Between Hawks and Falcons?
Speed and size are notable differences, but you can also tell the two apart by their beaks and wings.

When it comes to birds of prey, it can be virtually impossible to identify what’s circling overhead if all you can discern about the animal is that it’s big.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon illusion causes a full moon to look larger

Full moons on the horizon look huge – it’s called the moon illusion
We’ve all seen a full moon looming large shortly after it rises, when it’s still hugging the horizon. Scientists say the large moon is an illusion, a trick your brain is playing. It’s called the moon illusion. Its causes aren’t precisely known, but the video below, from AsapSCIENCE, offers some explanation.

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: What the Meme Do We Know?
NOVEMBER 1, 2022 BY WILLOW ROSE


More people are turning to witchcraft every day as a means for manifesting their desires. As a Crone witch with more than 30 years of practice behind me, I think a lot about how new witches are learning the craft, and where the bulk of their information is coming from.

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Pagan Playlist: Black Hill & Silent Island – Tales of the night forest (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

IT’S A MATTER OF BALANCE.

“My soul is the bridge between spirit and body and, as such, is a uniter of opposites. …Without soul at center, I would either transcend into spirit or become mired in matter.”
— Marion Woodman

Ram Dass talks of how his first spiritual goal was to be rid of his physical existence. He came to understand, though, that our spirituality lies in bringing higher consciousness to our world of form. When we can do so, we can delight in all aspects of creation.

Soul exists in the balance of spirit and matter. For a soulful life, we pay attention to both, seeing spiritual qualities in material forms. As our awareness grows, we begin to use consciousness to influence and create form. It’s through form that our spirit expresses.

“Walk in balance with one foot in your spiritual understanding and one foot in your physical world of accomplishment.”
— Lynn V. Andrews

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Mac and Cheese

This classic baked mac and cheese recipe with a buttered bread crumb topping is creamy and comforting. It’s easy to make the cheese sauce from scratch on your stovetop, starting with a roux and adding milk, Cheddar, and Parmesan, resulting in a rich, decadent sauce that coats every nook and cranny of the noodles.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, October 20, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, October 20, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.”

Elizabeth Lawrence

gardendigest.com

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October 2022 Events:

Oct 9 Full Blood Moon at 1:54 pm PST/ 2:54 pm MST/  4:54 pm EST

Oct 25 New Moon at 3:48 am PST/ Oct 25 4:48 pm MST/  6:48 pm  EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween 

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Spirit Library:

Finally, Claiming Your Needs
Brenda Hoffman

Dear Ones,

Even though your recent shifts are pushing you into self-love, achieving self-love may seem arduous.

Such is so because your caretaking skills are so deeply ingrained it is almost impossible at times to realize you are negating yourself for others.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: How to Create a Crystal Pendulum Wheel Tailored to Any Question
by Sara Monk

Pendulum wheels are “wheels of possibilities.” Discover how a home-crafted crystal pendulum wheel can help you answer spiritual questions.
Do you remember those paper fortune tellers that children would create on the playground? I loved them and found them to be such a fun way to get answers to my questions.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Ritual Honoring the Harvest’s End

By Patti Wigington
Updated on September 23, 2018


Samhain represents, among other things, the end of the harvest season. If you haven’t picked it by Samhain, you probably won’t be eating it! The gardens have died off by now, and where we once saw lush green plants,

Read more….

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MBG: Curious About A Pisces-Scorpio Matchup? Here’s What To Know, From Astrologers

In astrology, certain signs are known to click better than others. A lot of factors go into astrological compatibility, but generally speaking, Pisces and Scorpio are two water signs that can get along—dare we say—swimmingly.

Read more….

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Halloween DIY Witchy Decor – Samhain Collab with The Writing Witch – Moon Wreath – Magical Crafting

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Exemplore:Feng Shui: Lucky Objects and Where to Put Them to Bring Luck
CHRISTY KIRWANAUG 4, 2022

What Is Feng Shui?
The literal translation of “Feng Shui” means “Wind Water.” Feng Shui is a mystical Chinese practice that combines geomancy (a form of earth divination) and ancient Chinese astronomy.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Why no eclipse every full and new moon?

Why do we have eclipses?
A solar eclipse happens at new moon, when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. A lunar eclipse happens at full moon, when the Earth, sun and moon align in space, with Earth between the sun and moon.

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Patheos-Pagan: 9 Pagan Gods You Should Know
OCTOBER 19, 2022 BY JASON MANKEY

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There is no one goddess of the Witches and no one god of the Pagans; but there are a few deities that everyone out there in the magical community should know. Feel free to agree or disagree with my choices!

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Pagan Playlist: Medieval Halloween Music – Spooky Tavern | Dark, Haunting

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Inner Journey:

USE DOWN TIMES TO GOOD ADVANTAGE

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”
— Milarepa

In our busy schedules, we can often complain that we don’t have time to meditate. But if we are sincere in our desire to go inside, we can create our own moments of stillness in the midst of our activity.

Stopped at a traffic light? Do some deep breathing. Waiting in line at the bank or grocery store? Repeat an uplifting word such as ‘love’ or ‘peace.’ Riding the bus to and from work? Value these times as an opportunity to close your eyes and go within or to say a little prayer.

“Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness within you. Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.”
— Deepak Chopra

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

For what has been an eternity dwelling in the vastness of the unseen, I’ve been preparing for these very moments…

You waking up to the truth of your magnificence and power, knowing at last that you’re not alone and that you’ve never been judged. That life is a playground, not a laboratory; an adventure, not a test.

Knowing that you are exactly who you dreamed you’d become, and exactly who the world most needs you to be.

And, perhaps most of all, knowing that your thoughts create, your words shape, and your deeds summon energies befitting gods and goddesses.

Good thing I don’t age.

The Universe

tut.com

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
October 20, 2022

Relationships

“The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation – or a relationship.”

-Deborah Tannen

A relationship is a living thing. It grows, evolves, and no two are the same. We need to care for our relationships, and that can mean different things in different circumstances. We need to pay attention to relationships that are important to us, and know that in return the relationship nurtures us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, October 6, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, October 6, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“Corn and grain, corn and grain,
All that falls shall rise again.”
–  Wiccan Harvest Chant

gardendigest.com

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October 2022 Events:

Oct 9 Full Blood Moon at 1:54 pm PST/ 2:54 pm MST/  4:54 pm EST

Oct 25 New Moon at 3:48 am PST/ Oct 25 4:48 pm MST/  6:48 pm  EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween 

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Spirit Library: October 2022 Energy Report
Jennifer Hoffman


It’s a new month and a new frequency, along with a new energy that is different from what we have had in the past few months even though we have some strong energy aspects in October including the Saturn/Uranus square and we have an eclipse.

Read more….

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CRAFT WITH ME – Samhain Junk Journal Grimoire Pages, Book of Shadows Flip Through, Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: A Goddess Ritual for Summoning Sensuality
by Laurie Sue Brockway

Call upon Venus, the Roman goddess of love, to help you discover and delight in your inner sensual goddess.
Venus is the quintessential Roman goddess of love, beauty, and sensuality. Since ancient times, she has inspired women to appreciate their own bodies and desires and to cherish the love goddess within.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Projects to Celebrate Samhain, the Witches’ New Year

By Patti Wigington
Updated on August 20, 2019


As Samhain approaches, you can decorate your home with a number of easy craft projects. Start celebrating a bit early with these fun and simple ideas that honor the final harvest, and the cycle of life and death

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Moody Moons Blog: The Meaning of Crows in Witchcraft

Crows and the folklore surrounding them are deeply intertwined with death, transition, and the realm beyond our physical experience.

Read more….

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Exemplore: How to Use Tarot Cards for Spells and Rituals
BEV GJUL 31, 2022

Into tarot? Want to use it to make your life even more wowzing than it is already? Need a spell, a ritual? Want more money, a better job, or a relationship with that cute guy you keep bumping into at the mall? Here is all the information you need to create your own life-improving tarot spells and rituals.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Blue-Throated Macaws Are Making a Comeback in Bolivia
113 critically endangered macaws have fledged with nesting box program.

Once thought to be extinct in the wild, more than 100 colorful blue-throated macaws have hatched over the past few years in nesting boxes in Bolivia.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Comet 2022 E3 might brighten to binocular range

Back on March 2, 2022, astronomers discovered a new comet. It was far from the sun, at a distance of 4 astronomical units (AU, or Earth-sun units of distance). The comet is drawing closer, currently located in the direction of Corona Borealis. Although it is brightening, as of October it’s still too dim to see without a large telescope. But when it comes nearest the Earth and sun in early 2023, the comet should become easily visible in binoculars

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Rainforest Revelations] – Tribal Ambient Music – Jungle Deep Dive – Mayan Forest – 432hz

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Inner Journey:

RAISE YOUR AWARENESS

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
— Albert Einstein

Take awareness to new levels. Explore experiencing yourself in the act of being aware. Be aware of awareness itself. To do this, we need to go beyond our old mechanical patterns, compulsions and rejections. We need to uproot the arrogance of ego.

Higher awareness is conscious of spirit and form working together. We must be conscious and present within before we can tune in to the guidance of our soul. Develop awareness to hear the subtlest whispers of intuition through your thoughts, feelings and sensations.

“Most of us are in touch with our intuition whether we know it or not, but we’re usually in the habit of doubting or contradicting it so automatically that we don’t even know it has spoken.”
— Shakti Gawain

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I do wonder, how it is that you don’t ALL just fall crazy in love with each other and get it over with…

Falling in love, I mean.

I have,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Coconut Granola

This crunchy coconut granola is an easy recipe for a make-ahead, on-the-go breakfast, or midday snack.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
October 6 , 2022

Awareness

“Every dog has its day, but it’s not every dog that knows when he’s having it.”

-Winifred Gordon, A Book of Days (1910)

Is today your day? Sure it is! Why wouldn’t it be? Expand your awareness to include all the beauty and joy and love and peace and goodness that is in you and through you and all around you. Today and every day is your day – recognize it, and enjoy it!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

If you’re hesitant to do something or to make a decision, that’s OK. What urgently needs to be done will be done, so don’t worry about it. There may simply be too many options and too many conflicting requests coming up all at the same time. Sometimes hesitation can be a sign of prudence and a refreshing change from impulsiveness.

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 Thursday, September 29, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, September 29, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“There ought to be gardens for all months in the year, in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season.”

Sir Francis Bacon

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Your Gift to the Universes
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Instead of believing you must do or should be something, allow yourself to flow into yourself.

Of course, flowing into yourself has long been part of your new you theme.

Read more….

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NEW HALLOWEEN DIYS / DOLLAR TREE NAPKIN DIYs! Elegant Halloween DIYs

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Spirituality & Health: Building a Garden of Boundaries: A Practice to Honor Sensitivity
by Asia Suler

In this excerpt from Mirrors in the Earth, an herbalist and flower essence practitioner offers her guidance on cultivating a mental garden—with yourself as the center.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite:WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SEE A MOUSE IN A DREAM?
Susan Brunton

What Does It Mean To See a Mouse in a Dream? Mice are generally seen as adorable pets or pests. They are creatures that demonstrate instinct, tenacity, and versatility.

Read more….

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MBG: The 12 Laws Of Karma: What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

If you’ve ever heard the expressions, “What goes around comes around,” or “You reap what you sow,” you already know a little something about karma. According to who you ask, karma operates in accordance with 12 specific rules or laws. Here, we’re outlining what karma is all about, plus the 12 laws that rule it, according to spirituality experts.

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Cozy Moments of Early Fall

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Exemplore:5 Daily Pagan Rituals
ASHTEINAUG 3, 2022

Formal pagan rituals take time—they need to be researched, written, prepared, and finally performed. Modern life is busy, and people have so many commitments. Finding the time and energy for a formal ritual is often difficult.

Read more….

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Treehugger: What’s the Difference Between Coyotes and Wolves?
A surefire way to discern between these two canines? Check the snout and ears.

From a distance, it can be challenging to tell a wolf from a coyote. But if you’ve seen one of these similar-looking creatures, chances are you’ve eyed a coyote. Wide-spread and plentiful, coyotes thrive in habitats where people have transformed the natural landscape.

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EarthSky News: Mercury greatest morning elongation October 8

Mercury will become visible near the sunrise point around the last few days of September 2022. Mercury will be brightest before sunrise from early to mid-October.

When to watch: Beginning the last few days of September, start watching for Mercury in the eastern sky before sunrise. Greatest elongation

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick: Conjuring Comfrey
SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 BY LILITH DORSEY

Comfrey is a delightful plant that can do many things both spiritual and mundane. It may not be as popular as sage or lavendar, but it is infinitely valuable nonetheless.

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Pagan Playlist: Skalti – Fimbultýr (Viking song)

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Inner Journey:

THE PATH TO WHOLENESS

We think that God has blessed us if we don’t have too many troubles. In fact, religions have erroneously taught us that pain is punishment for our sins. We often ask, “What have I done wrong?” when things do not go the way we want.

Yet, to become ourselves in the truest and deepest sense, we must face our own duality, which of course includes facing our darkness. As souls we strive for wholeness, not for perfection.

At first, we really don’t know what is going on. We just find life difficult, challenging and often painful. Eventually, after much experience and reflection, we start to find meaning in it all. Eventually, we gladly accept the means whereby we can do theSoul work we have come for.

As we become conscious as Souls, we walk our journey purposefully, embracing the reality of our earthly nature along with the truth of our divine nature.

“When we are conscious of our personal uniqueness and our universal nature we express ourselves creatively. In this way we fulfill our dreams and our life purpose.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It does little good to say you want something and then “just in case” prepare to do without.

Myself and 10,000 angels await,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Tacos de Papa (Potato Tacos)

I remember my mother making these potato tacos when I was growing up. We loved them! And they’re great with mashed potatoes.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
September 29, 2022

Leadership

“Divide and rule, the politician cries;

Unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

It has been said a million different ways, a million different times: we’re all in this together. Great leaders understand this and show us just how much we have in common. Together, with all of our talents and intelligence working as one, we can accomplish so much, more so than we ever could alone.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star


You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

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 September 1, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 1, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.”

Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Who Do You Want to Be Today?
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Proclaim your rightness to be – not in anger or jest, but in reality.

Most of you reading this message have hidden from others so well for decades, even eons, that you no longer understand who or what you are. So you concede to the rights of others to be loud, abrasive, angry, verbal, or any action that proclaims their rightness.

Read more….

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The Athame and How to Make Your Own EP83/ Witch N The Working

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Spirituality & Health: Igniting Your Poetry Soul
by Charlotte Eulette

We are all poetry makers/creators. As our ancient ancestors’ wisdom reaffirms: Human beings are born with poet nature.

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Everything you need to practice Witchcraft in September || Online Witch’s Almanac Series/Ginny Metheral

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MBG: September 2022 Monthly Horoscope: What Astrologers Want You To Know

Back to school…or back to something else? Whatever it is, the direction is a definitive U-turn this September, as six planets will be retrograde by the second weekend of the month.

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September Birthstone: Blue Sapphire

Birthstone Color: Deep Blue

The striking deep blue of a quality sapphire is reminiscent of a cloudless night sky. Ancient civilizations believed that the world was set upon an enormous sapphire, which painted the sky blue with its reflection. This legend, as well as the belief that the ten commandments were inscribed upon tablets made of sapphire, gives September’s birthstone a royal place among gemstones.

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Elephant Journal: How to Use the Moon to Empower Creativity & Overcome Writer’s Block.

When I face writer’s block, I go check the position of the moon.
Why the moon? In astrology, the moon represents your inner world, your intuition, your emotional world, your heart. This is where good writing comes from.

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Treehugger: Bison Will Graze on 63,500 Acres of Federal Land in Montana
Supporters say it will benefit land and wildlife while creating jobs.

There’s a lot more room for the bison to roam.

After four years of federal consideration, bison will be permitted to graze on 63,500 acres of federal public lands in Montana

Read more….

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky in September 2022
From a close encounter with Jupiter to welcoming fall, this month is all about change.

Dust off that sweatshirt, grab a blanket, and enjoy the waning weeks of summer while you’re looking up into the evening sky. Below are just some of the beautiful celestial highlights to look forward to in September 2022.

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Patheos-Pagan: How To Use Leaf Magic This Fall
SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 BY MOLLY KHAN

Heathens, Pagans, and Witches; we’ll make magic out of just about anything. Especially when it comes to the natural world. I’ve read blog posts on sun magic, moon magic, bone magic. I own an entire book on Water Witchcraft. But I haven’t heard much about my favorite autumn practice, leaf magic.

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Pagan Playlist: Lilith | Dark Magic Music

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Inner Journey: REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud

Why is this so?

Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.

For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.

The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.

“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

One million dollars is only a lot when you don’t have it.

With ten million, one million can practically be overlooked and becomes much less intimidating.

Right,… pretend you have ten million dollars.

To the bank,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Limoncello Moscow Mule

This is a fun twist on the classic Moscow Mule, using limoncello for a refreshing, lemony summertime cocktail. Use a good-quality ginger beer, such as Fever Tree®.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
September 1, 2022

Soul
“The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.”

-Plato (427-347 B.C.)


The physical world is temporary and transient. It is ever changing. What is true and constant and utterly reliable is that God is ever-present. And our connection with that Source remains even when the physical fades away.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 18, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 18, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“As for me, I know nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under the trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love,
Or sleep in bed at night with any one I love,
Or watch honey bees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon…
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown,
Or of stars shining so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring…
What stranger miracles are there?”

Walt Whitman

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: Sedna and the Saturn/Neptune Conjunction – February 2026
Sarah Varcas


Mythological Sedna
Sedna is the Inuit sea goddess, also known as mother or mistress of the sea and goddess of the underworld. There are many versions of her story, but it is basically told that upon reaching marriageable age she refuses all proposals, preferring to remain in the comfort of her parents’ home

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All About Crafting Medicinal Oils | Herbal Medicine Making Guide | How to/ The Green Witch

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Spirituality & Health: The Magic of Tea Before Meditation
by Ashley Haywood

Want to meditate more often and with more focus? Try tea.
“Tea is more than an idealization of the form of drinking; it is a religion of the art of life.”

—Okakuro Kazuko, author of the 1906 classic The Book of Tea

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Learn Religions: Ritual to Kick a Bad Habit

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 09, 2018


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

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How to SAVE SEEDS: Seed saving TIPS and EXAMPLES

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Exemplore: Mysteries and Ghost Ships at Sea
RUPERT TAYLORAUG 11, 2022

Mary Celeste
“Worse things happen at sea” goes the usually futile attempt to cheer someone up after a misfortune, but sometimes worse things do actually happen at sea.

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Treehugger: 9 Interesting Facts About the Nile River

The Nile is one of the most famous rivers anywhere on our planet, and rightfully so. While all rivers are important for people and wildlife who live nearby, the Nile looms especially large, both literally and figuratively.

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EarthSky News: Teapot of Sagittarius points to Milky Way center

Come to know the Teapot of Sagittarius
Our Milky Way galaxy is a vast collection of hundreds of billions of stars. We’re not in the galaxy’s center, but instead about 2/3s of the way out from center, in one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms.

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Patheos-Pagan: Faery Guidance for the Week of August 15th, 2022
AUGUST 15, 2022 BY JESSICA JASCHA


Faery Guidance for this week comes to us from Sairie, the Faery Godmother. She holds gifts in each hand, and it’s up to us to accept them and to know what to do with them.

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Pagan Playlist: Sarah Hester – Savage Daughter (Lyrics)

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Inner Journey:

THREE LEVELS OF PROSPERITY

“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”
— Woody Allen

To become more prosperous, we need to change on at least two levels. First, we must ensure our financial affairs are in order. We need an income that at least covers our expenses. And we need a foundation of habits, tools and skills so we achieve some financial stability in our day-to-day experience.

Second, we must become aware of the beliefs we hold around money and prosperity. If we unconsciously believe we are lacking in some way, then no matter what we do, we will unconsciously sabotage our own efforts to improve our finances.

And third, it’s helpful to understand the spiritual principles that govern our level of abundance. Once we know those principles, we can work effectively within them to attract abundance to us.

“If you’re prosperous in soul, you’ll be prosperous in whole.”
— Mark Victor Hansen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s true the early bird gets the worm.

So does the late bird and the bird in-between. Because, by design, there are always more than enough worms.

In fact, the only bird that doesn’t get a worm is the bird that doesn’t go out to get one.

Oh, to be alive…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple-Blueberry Cobbler

This recipe was inspired by camping trips I used to take with my family when I was younger. Originally, this cobbler was made using huckleberries, and baked over a campfire;

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

Be strong in your convictions and don’t be distracted from doing your best. You may want to single out one good cause especially close to your heart and keep it in mind even if you don’t actively work or donate to that cause. Your spirit of dedication will improve your chances at accomplishing whatever else you’re pursuing. Feel virtuous and humble, and successful, too!

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/

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 4, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 4, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

John Ruskin

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: Betwixt and Between
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

You know what you do not want but only have a nebulous sense of what you do want. And when pieces of that nebulous something appear, you discount it as not quite right.

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The Book of Shadows & How to start yours || Enchanted Endeavours EP. 17

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Spirituality & Health: To Dust You Shall Return: An Ash Ritual for All
by Martin Thielen

Anyone can utilize the power of ash rituals to mark a transition in their lives.
Once a year, as they have for over a thousand years, millions of people around the globe enter a sanctuary, walk to the altar, kneel down, have ashes imposed on their forehead, and hear the words, “From dust you came, and to dust you shall return.”

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Mountain Rose Herbs Blog: How to Make Instant Herbal Tea Cubes

I’m always looking for new and convenient ways to add herbs to my diet. As you may have learned from my blog on how to make herbal salt blends, I believe it is the small daily habits that truly add up to the biggest changes in our overall health and wellness.

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MBG: Why We Love Certain Smells In Nature + More Climate News To Know

Our series Healthy Planet, Healthy You explores just how tightly human health and environmental health are intertwined—for better and for worse. Each month, we’ll share the latest news on how nature can rejuvenate us on one hand and damage our health when it’s not cared for on the other.

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Yarrow – An Ancient Edible & Medicinal Herb 🌿 Facts, Uses & Mythology (Achillea millefolium)

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Exemplore: A Feng Shui Bathroom / ALLISYN NICHOLSFEB 20, 2020

The Age Old Thought
Bathrooms did not and do not exist in many cultures. So when it comes to Feng Shui, it is no wonder that it is hard to find a lot of ideas on how to make the most of your bathroom. Most books on feng shui will dismiss the bathroom altogether as if it doesn’t exist or matter.

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Treehugger: Bolivia’s Notorious ‘Death Road’ Is Now a Wildlife Haven


The abandoned roadway began to attract wildlife, including vulnerable and endangered species.

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EarthSky News: Spica near the moon August 3, 4 and 5

Watch for Spica near the moon
A pairing of the moon and a bright star is always a lovely sight. Plus, the moon can be an excellent guide to locating stars and planets.

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Patheos-Pagan: Guidance for the Week of August 1, 2022

The guidance for this week from the fae is a bit different. Losgunna asks that we take a moment to embark on a little journey with her:

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Pagan Playlist: The Mystic’s Dream by Loreena McKennitt

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Inner Journey:

ACCEPT CHANGE

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

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Ever notice, that in the long run those who don’t eventually go “within,” often go “without”?

You’ve got the power,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Greek Tomato Feta Fritters (Domatokeftethes)

I’m showing you my take on domatokeftethes. These are incredibly delicious, versatile, and inexpensive, and they make a perfect summertime appetizer. Serve with freshly squeezed lemon, tzatziki sauce, or just plain Greek yogurt seasoned with raw minced garlic and lemon juice to taste.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
August 4, 2022

Music
“Nothing recalls the past like music.”

-Madame de Stael, Corinne (1807)


We’ve all had that experience of driving around in the car, flipping around the radio stations, when a certain song comes on that takes us back to our junior year in high school, the dance, the gym, our “crush” at the time. Music has a way of doing that. It creeps into our memory and imprints itself onto our psyche. When we hear a familiar song again, we can repeat the lyrics, even if has been years since we last heard it play. That’s one reason why couples have “their song” – to remember the romance and take themselves back to the time when they were falling in love.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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