Cat’s Morning Bits for January 23, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 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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Now is the time of the deep snows
and thrice blessed is the neighbor who will plow you out.
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1946

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Spiritual Unite: What Does The Colour Green Mean Spiritually?

Colour is a vital part of life as a human being. Since the dawn of time, we have taken clues from the colours of the world and used them to enhance our lives.The colour green is one of the most commonly used colours regarding symbolism

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ThoughtCo: Magical Oils 101

Our ancestors used oils in ceremony and ritual hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Because many essential oils are still available, we can continue making our own blends today. In the past, oils were created by placing oil or fat over a heat source, and then adding fragrant herbs and flowers to the oil. Many companies today offer synthetic oils at a fraction of the cost of essential oils (essential oils are the ones actually extracted from a plant).

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Spirit Library: Internal & External Balance

With the demise of illusions and the dissolution of old structures it is important that we balance our external journey with inward exploration. By moving to explore deeper aspects of the self we initiate a connection with our innate wisdom and intuition.

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Today’s DIY: Healing Incense Imbolc

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Elephant Journal: 5 Simple Meditations to Turn Around Your Worst Days.

Tiny, Easy Meditations for the Average Person on their Worst Days.
Sometimes life sucks and you have a bad day. That’s why we compiled this list of five easy meditation ideas for people who want to destress.

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MNN: 15 fascinating facts about otters

Otterly awesome
Otters are perhaps one of the most charismatic of mammals. They possess cleverness and playfulness in equal quantities, and an abundance of cute.

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EarthSky News: See a faint star cluster near bright Sirius

Tonight, look for nighttime’s brightest star, Sirius, and the faint star cluster near it. Sirius is easy to see because it’s so bright and because the three prominent Belt stars in the constellation Orion the Hunter – three stars in a short, straight row – always point to it. A reader wrote

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Patheos-Pagan: 3 ways to use Water in Protection Magic

Water is a diverse element embodying both light and dark, death and birth. It is an element of fluidity, but also solid and unmoving. It is also a great shapeshifter. While water is usually associated with healing, it is a fierce element to work with in protection magic as well.

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Inner Journey:

SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY

“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Racing through life is very stressful. If we stay in high gear too long, we lose our ability to shift down. And when we’re stressed, we can’t access happiness, appreciation, fun, compassion, generosity, awareness of beauty and other wonderful qualities. High stress also triggers negative emotions like frustration, impatience, anger and fear.

Life has so much to offer if we will slow down and truly experience it. We must always remember that we are the ones in control of the accelerator. We CAN choose to brake.

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor

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A Note from the Universe 

If you can get that there was once a “time” before “space,”  when all that existed was “Divine Intelligence…”

Then you can also get that there could never, later, be anything that wasn’t “Divine Intelligence.” Because what would it be made of? Where would it have come from?

Then you’d get that you must therefore be pure “Divine Intelligence” yourself and that there’s only one explanation for you being you, here and now:

From the pinnacle of your royal magnificence, the zenith of your heavenly godhood, as pure “Divine Intelligence,” you, exactly as you now are, with every freckle and blemish, are exactly who you, God, most wanted to be. And you knew exactly what you were doing.

Thy kingdom come,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

“A quick breakfast if you’re trying to avoid carbs.”

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 23, 2020

Heart

“We distrust our heart too much, and our head not enough.”

-Joseph Roux (1834-1886)

We say: Listen to your heart. Follow your heart. But do we take our own advice, or do we overthink and rationalize? Where does intuition come from? We feel it in our gut or know it in our hearts. Too often we ignore it, thinking that we know better, that logic says something different. Our heads can argue, we can debate an issue with ourselves and end up more confused than ever. But our heart doesn’t waver. It offers a clear direction. When we take the time to tune in, its message is simple.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Wake up with a bright, buoyant spirit that will prevent any snag or difficulty from getting you down. You should acknowledge no setbacks or let any problem get in your way. If something comes up that needs more attention, you’ll deal with it without thinking twice. You can deal with any delay and make a quick if not instantaneous recovery.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 16, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 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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Frozen brook
I hear a murmur faint and sweet,
And lo! The ice breaks as I look,
And living waters touch my feet.
-Jane Goodwin Austin (1831-94)

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Spiritual Unite: The Dragon Keeper – A Symbolic Story About The Kundalini Rising Inside All Of Us 

A symbolic fictional story about the kundalini Rising inside all of us.
Once upon a time, in a far away land, a dragon was formed. This dragon was a creative aspect of you because, energetically, you are a serpent of life. You are the womb of all creation. You were born from the egg. You are destined to be the fire breather, as the raging beast that you are.

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ThoughtCo: Greek Paganism: Hellenic Polytheism

The phrase “Hellenic polytheism” is actually, much like the word “Pagan,” an umbrella term. It is used to apply to a wide range of polytheistic spiritual paths that honor the pantheon of the ancient Greeks.

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Pioneer Thinking: Growing Basil Indoors

Just because it’s the winter season doesn’t mean that you have to stop growing your basil. Moving your favorite herb indoors and continuing its growth can be easy and even more convenient. Let’s take a look at a few tips for growing basil indoors.
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Today’s DIY: Mini Spell Book | Witchy Crafting

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Elephant Journal: Cold Comforts: Tips for Tapping into the Wisdom of Winter.

For many of us who live in the northern climates, winter is a season to be endured rather than enjoyed.
Mid-winter is especially challenging because the festive glow of the holidays has faded into the frigid darkness, seemingly leaving us nothing to look forward to until spring.

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MNN: Scientists just found the oldest material on Earth — and it smells funny
7 billion-year-old stardust found on Australian meteorite.

Fifty years ago a meteorite landed on Earth near Murchison, a rural village located in Victoria, Australia. Over the years, scientists have studied each crevice of the celestial rock.

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica from late night to dawn

Unless you’re a night owl, you probably won’t see the moon and Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden, rising up into your eastern sky before your bedtime. The twosome will come up quite late tonight, at or around midnight. That applies to most everywhere worldwide.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witch’s Compass: Finding Direction With The Seven Winds

Within Traditional Witchcraft, the concept of the Compass sometimes erroneously replaces that of the Circle. This is a common misconception that frequently identifies these as synonymous terms.

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Inner Journey:

DREAM!

“The most pathetic person in the world is the person who has sight, but no vision.”
— Helen Keller
What’s the big picture for your life? Always have a larger, purposeful, even spiritually ideal picture of where you are going. Your mind needs to have a clear and challenging vision to draw you ever upwards.
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead.”
— Louisa May Alcott
“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
— James Broughton

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A Note from the Universe

It’s not difficult. It’s easy. Everything is easy.

Time and space aren’t supposed to be the Harvard of the cosmos. They’re more like kindergarten… at recess.

The life you long for already exists. You’re supernatural. I’m your partner. Together we’ll get there and you can have it all.

See this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Chai

“Easy version of chai tea, using whole spices and sweetened condensed milk. To vary the flavor, try adding a bit of star anise, fennel, allspice, vanilla bean, or nutmeg. For a sweeter tea, stir in a bit of brown sugar.”

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 15, 2020 

Flowers

“Beautiful, tender flowers grow upon the lava lips of Mono craters, pines ascend their ashy slopes, and it is just where the glaciers have crushed heaviest that the greatest quantity of beautiful life appears.”

-John Muir (1838-1914)

Life has a way of showing up. Grass makes its way through cracks in a sidewalk. Daffodils poke through previously frozen ground to find the sun. We might think of flowers as delicate and fragile, but they are strong, and full of life!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 10, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 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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Then came old January, wrapped well
In many Weeds to keep the cold away:
Yet did he quake and quiver like to quell,
And blow his Nails to warm them if he may.
-Edmund Spenser (c. 1552-99)

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Spiritual Unite: Koala Spirit Animal – Relaxing Is A Must

When the koala spirit animal appears in your life, it is a message that you need to slow down, take some time off and reconnect with your energy and with nature.

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ThoughtCo: History of Imbolc

Imbolc is a holiday with a variety of names, depending on which culture and location you’re looking at. In the Irish Gaelic, it’s called Oimelc, which translates to “ewe’s milk.” It’s a precursor to the end of winter when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs. Spring and the planting season are right around the corner.

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MBG: Grab The Tissues: The First Full Moon Of The Decade Is Also An Emotion-Stirring Eclipse

Don’t underestimate the power of feelings this Friday, January 10. At 2:21 p.m. ET, the first full moon of the decade arrives—and it’s also a soul-stirring lunar eclipse in Cancer. Under the emo moonbeams of this Full Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse, the floodgates may burst open.

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: How to Lead a Joyous Life
by Susun Weed

I aspire to be a joyous human being. As with most aspirations: It is easier said than done. Easier imagined than put into practice. Easier to search for than to have.

I want joy to roll like thunder across the hills and valleys of my life; I want surging winds of joy to carry me through loss and disappointment; I want joy to be an electrical rush that lights up my entire body when I succeed. What does it take to create a joyous existence? Is it possible to experience joy daily, not just in special circumstances?

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Elephant Journal: The Self-Help Myth that’s Ruining our Healing.

Self-love, self-care, self-help, self-improvement, it’s the new hot thing.
Everywhere we look there are courses and coaches and influencers popping up to capitalize on our desires to feel great, or good, or even just a little bit better than we feel now.

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MNN: 6 health benefits of green tea

Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with some reports stating that tea is second only to water in worldwide beverage consumption. Tea is embedded in culture: The British have tea time, and Asian communities still practice ancient tea ceremonies.

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EarthSky News: Penumbral eclipse of the moon on January 10

These next few nights – January 9 and 10, 2020 – watch for the full-looking moon, our nocturnal sun, to light up the nighttime from dusk until dawn. And if you live in the world’s Eastern Hemisphere, you might – or might not – detect Earth’s faint penumbral shadow on the full moon’s face on the night of January 10-11 (Friday night or Saturday morning.

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Patheos-Pagan: Awaken: The Earth Needs Her Wise Ones

Last Summer, I heard several elders of the Pagan community give voice to a shared message. The refrain is echoing and gaining strength. Ancient deities are calling. The Earth Mother is reclaiming those who once worked within her sphere as priestesses and priests. The Wise Ones are awakening. Now, we must be about our business once more.

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Inner Journey:

FEELING SAFE

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away….”
— Dinah Craik

We cherish our best friends and our special communities because we feel safe to be vulnerable when we’re in their embrace. And yet I have discovered that as long as I identify with my self-image, with my ego, there’s no safety possible anywhere. When the ego is on watch, even a dear friend’s truth may trigger reactions like anxiety, self-criticism and fear.

The only true safety exists in living the truth of our soul, our essence.

“Open your body and your mind to the subtler levels of experience, letting go of your attempt to control, to be right, not worrying about appearances, not trying to be safe.”
— Stephen Levine

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A Note from the Universe 

BIG, life-changing ideas rarely first appear as BIG, life-changing ideas.

No, hardly, that would be too easy.

BIG, life-changing ideas usually show up as plain, little ideas that when given a bit of muscle, gradually evolve into things like Space stations, best sellers, or a new beautiful vacation home for everyone in the family. Which means they can often sneak right under the radar and go completely undetected.

Got any little ideas? I ask because I know you do….

Ou-u-u-u-u-u-h!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Asian Lettuce Wraps

“Delicious and bursting with flavor, Asian lettuce wraps are a great idea for entertaining or a family style meal. Each person can build their own fresh, delicious wrap. Just be sure to have plates or napkins available since the mixture can sometimes drip a little. To serve, allow each person to spoon a portion of the meat into a lettuce leaf. Wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito and enjoy!”

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 10, 2020

Confidence

“Nothing so bolsters our self-confidence and reconciles us with ourselves as the continuous ability to create; to see things grow and develop under our hand, day in, day out.”

-Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

We are creating our lives every day. When we see the fruits of our labor, we feel good about ourselves and our abilities. By attending to our spiritual practices every day, we are growing spiritually. We can be confident that we are on the path, and headed in the right direction.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 9, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 9, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
-Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-92)

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Spiritual Unite: Pine Tree Symbolism – Protection And Immortality

The pine tree is one of the most recognisable trees in the world.
The Pine Tree is one of the most widely used tree symbolism the world over. The pine tree is about as culturally significant as a tree can get.

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ThoughtCo: The Rule of Three
The Law of Threefold Return

Many new Wiccans, and plenty of non-Wiccan Pagans, are initiated with the cautionary words from their elders, “Ever mind the Rule of Three!” This warning is explained to mean that no matter what you do magically,

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MBG: This Zodiac Sign Will Have The Luckiest 2020 Of Them All

By now, I’m sure you’ve eagerly scanned this year’s sign-by-sign horoscope and know exactly how 2020 is poised to play out for your sun, moon, and rising—but just in case you haven’t, here’s the gist: Every sign will go through a roller coaster in the astrological arena this year, but Capricorns could have more highs than lows.

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Daily Good: One Love

At five minutes to midnight on June 14, 2018, about 800 people waited to enter Jerusalem’s Tower of David Museum. Jews, Muslims and Christians, young and old, most of them strangers to one another, they were forgoing a night’s sleep for the chance to sing Bob Marley’s “One Love” in three languages and three-part harmony as a show of unity from Israel. { read more }

Submitted by: LuAnn Cooley

Be The Change

Do you know someone who effortlessly finds harmony with people from different backgrounds and beliefs? Send them a note of appreciation today.

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Today’s DIY: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat

Imbolc falls on February 2, and it’s a time to celebrate the goddess Brighid, as well as rejoice in knowing that the end of winter is coming soon. This is the season when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs, and spring and the planting season are right around the corner. However, it’s still dark and chilly.

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Elephant Journal: 12 Gems of Wisdom from David Bowie.

David Bowie, without question, was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
As a songwriter, he habitually stretched himself to depths beyond anything that was being tried by his contemporaries—sometimes with great commercial success, and sometimes without

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MNN: Infamous nuclear disaster site transforms into unlikely refuge for animals

Whether it’s the unforgiving climes of Antarctica or the deepest ocean depths, animals have a way of finding places where humans dare not tread — and making it their home.
You might think they’re trying to get away from us — and they probably are

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EarthSky News: Full Wolf Moon eclipse on January 10

In North America, we sometimes use the name Wolf Moon for the January full moon. Other full moon names for January include the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. These next few nights – January 9 and 10, 2020 – watch for the full-looking moon, our nocturnal sun, to light up the nighttime from dusk until dawn.

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Patheos-Pagan: Vanilla Water: Magic To Taste The Sweetness Of Life

This simple spell for Vanilla Water was created for healing and happiness. It opens up the senses and gives you permission to taste the sweetness. However, like any magic, you must claim it.

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Inner Journey:

GETTING DOWN TO ESSENTIALS

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
— Lin Yutang

Do you feel a desire to simplify your life?

If you say ‘yes,’ then set an intention to reduce the demands, stimuli, interruptions and busyness in your life. We each have the power to do this – we simply have to begin to say ‘no’ to those activities that don’t directly serve what we want for our lives.

Everyone of this planet deserves to have some free time to think, relax and have fun. If you long for this, begin now to clear your plate and allow a new level of experience to happen in your life. Take charge. Eliminate time wasters. Make some decisions about what matters to you.

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
— Hans Hofmann

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A Note from the Universe

To fix the world you must first see it as broken.

I’m not so sure I’d go there,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Caramel Snickerdoodles

Forget pies and sheet cakes – show off your baking chops with these Spiced Caramel Snickerdoodles. Made with caramel and cinnamon, these cookies can do no wrong.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 9, 2020

Confidence

“With self-confidence fulfilled,
You’ll find that folk have confidence in you.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

As an audience, we are attracted to confidence, because we would like to exude that ourselves! We have confidence in people who are self-confident. It shows strength, it shows fortitude and determination. But mostly, it shows an inner resolve that comes from knowing the true self.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: 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 posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 2, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 2, 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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Begin the new year square with every man .
-Robert B. Thomas (1766-1846)

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Spiritual Unite: Dragonflies Carry Significant Meaning: Do You See Them Often?

The dragonfly totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life. As a spirit animal, the dragonfly is connected to the symbolism of change and light.

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ThoughtCo: What Is Sympathetic Magic?

In many traditions of magic, both older and modern, the concept of sympathetic magic plays a crucial role. The idea behind sympathetic magic is, at its core, that a person can be affected magically by actions performed towards something that represents them.

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MBG: It’s All Happening: Here’s What 2020 Has In Store For Your Zodiac Sign

Yesterday, the AstroTwins dove into the major astrology transits that will shape 2020. Today, they’re forecasting what this year will bring for each individual sign. Read ’em and (hopefully don’t) weep.

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Pioneer Thinking: Essential Oils for The Winter and Cold

During the winter months it is common to develop infections if your immunity is low. These can truly make you feel unwell and interrupt your life for prolonged periods if not remedied. It seems though that keeping these at bay is almost impossible when you are surrounded by others sneezing and coughing all over you. Luckily there are a few things you can do to help combat some of the symptoms and help you to recover faster if you happen to catch a flu or virus.

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Today’s DIY: Triple Moon Pillows DIY Sewing Craft

Make this cheery set of triple moon pillows to add an eye-catching, chic magical touch to your hearth and home.

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Elephant Journal: In 2020, Don’t Be Positive! What to make your Mantra Instead.

For the New Year, I am going to give you a piece of advice that can change how you think, feel, and behave for the rest of the year and coming years if you wanted.
This piece of advice is: “In 2020, don’t be positive.”

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MNN: 5 cool facts about coyotes

Everyone knows about Wile E. Coyote and his endless pursuit of the roadrunner. But how many people know much about the real coyote? This smart and incredibly adaptable canid species is a master of making the best out of any situation. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about this helpful and beautiful animal.

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EarthSky News: Quadrantid meteors on night of January 3-4

The annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks every year around January 3 or 4, but is nominally active for roughly two weeks, from about December 27 till January 10. However, peak activity lasts less than a day, and you need to be on Earth’s night side during the Quadrantids’ short peak

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Patheos-Pagan: Divination For 2020: Our Most Intimate Goals and Our Deepest Fears

This is the fourth year I’ve done a New Year’s divination asking “what does the coming year bring for me and my religious community?” While divining for an entire year is so general that it’s of questionable value, last year’s reading was scarily accurate, especially for me and those closest to me.

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Inner Journey:

QUESTION YOUR INTENTION

“Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else ….”
— Archibald Alexander
Why are you doing what you are doing?
Throughout the day, continually ask yourself about your underlying motivation. Are you doing what you are doing for selfish, manipulative or fearful reasons, or in honest service? Maybe you will see that much of your activity lacks purpose. This is a great way to become more conscious.
Your intention and motives are fundamental to the results you receive. Set high intentions and your life will blossom.
“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Note from the Universe 

The ability to stop, reflect, and go “wow,” Is one of the wisest characteristics an old soul can possess.

I recommend it daily,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Glenda’s Gingerbread Pancakes 

“Autumn pancakes. Top with chopped walnuts or pecans.”

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 2, 2020 

Vegetarianism

“It is nearly 50 years since I was assured by a conclave of doctors that if I did not eat meat, I should die of starvation.”

-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

This discussion came about by the suggestion of one of our subscribers, and I think there is a lot to say about it. Now before all our meat-eating readers take offense, rest assured that I am not trying to convert anyone! I believe that diet is a choice. I have made the choice to be vegan – that’s the vegetarian without eggs or dairy. It can be challenging at times, particularly when dining at restaurants that do not provide such an enlightened menu – but I have found the benefits, both in terms of health and spiritual growth, to far outweigh the inconveniences.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to yourself.

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 December 26, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 26, 2019

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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Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.
-Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-70)

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Spiritual Unite: Can Spirit Guides Appear In Your Dreams?

In this article we discuss spirit guides in dreams. You should be aware that spirit guides often visit you in your dreams, if you are the lucky one to notice them, then you could be receiving advice and guidance. Some people are aware that they are communicating with their spirit guides in their dreams.

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ThoughtCo: How to Write Your Own Spell in 5 Steps

While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using other peoples’ spells — and in fact there is an entire industry devoted to publishing books full of them — there are times when you may wish to use your own. It may be that you can’t find what you’re looking for in a book, or you might just feel a need to use original material.

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MBG: 6 Spiritual Rituals To End The Decade Feeling Restored & Empowered

The year 2020 is not just another year. This new decade heralds in a rare alignment of the planets that provide an unprecedented opportunity to do things differently and welcome stability and security both for yourself and others. In numerology, it’s also a “4” year, a supreme number of manifestation—the time to make things happen, be daring, and think big.

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DIY: How to Make a Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light

Transform a plain recycled jar into an elegant party light. The jar is covered with handmade tissue paper, a pretty lavender stamped image, paint, and more. The instructions and photos for creating one of your own are found on this page.

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MNN: You’re busy. Here’s how to (really) make time for friendships

Friendships are important — not just because it’s nice to know someone’s in your corner, but because forging and maintaining friendships with people who are outside your biological family can give you fresh perspective and remind you that there are people in the world who you choose to be with — and that they feel the same way about you. That’s powerful.

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EarthSky News: Annular solar eclipse on December 26

2019’s only annular eclipse – the third and final solar eclipse of this year – falls on December 26. It’s visible along a narrow path in the world’s Eastern Hemisphere. Like a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse happens when the new moon moves directly in front of the sun. During a total solar eclipse, the new moon completely covers over the solar disk. During an annular eclipse, the lunar disk is too small to totally cover over the sun, so an annulus – or thin ring of the sun’s surface – surrounds the new moon silhouette.

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Patheos-Pagan: Let It Go: Multidimensional Magick

Recently, I appeared on Desperate House Witches to promote Psychic Witch, and it was probably the funniest interview that I’ve ever done. Raina and Dorian were truly hilarious interviewers. One of the things that Dorian brought up was that her magick seems to work when she doesn’t focus on it or dwell on it or overthink it. She mentioned that it’s only when she “lets it go” that the magick manifests. That’s something I’d like to elaborate on a bit more in this post.

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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

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A Note from the Universe

If it’s not yet obvious to you, the real reason for this, and all seasons, is you. A more perfect child of the Universe has never lived. Until now, only celebrations cloaked in myth and mystery could hint at your divine heritage and sacred destiny. You are life’s prayer of becoming and its answer. The first light at the dawn of eternity, drawn from the ether, so that I might know my own depth, discover new heights, and revel in seas of blessed emotion.

A pioneer into illusion, an adventurer into the unknown, and a lifter of veils. Courageous, heroic, and exalted by legions in the unseen.

To give beyond reason, to care beyond hope, to love without limit; to reach, stretch, and dream, in spite of your fears. These are the hallmarks of divinity – traits of the immortal – your badges of honor. May you wear them with a pride as great as what we feel for you.

Your light has illuminated darkened paths, your gaze has lifted broken spirits, and already your life has changed the course of history.

This is the time of year we celebrate you.

Bowing before Greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Coleslaw

Here is an easy coleslaw you could whip up! This coleslaw can be eaten as a side dish, salad, in your sandwich or complete any meal you want to serve.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily 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 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 December 19, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 19, 2019

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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If December be changeable and mild, The whole winter will remain a child.
-Proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Tiger Spirit Animal Meaning – Apex Energy Available

Having a tiger spirit animal speaks of your strength, courage and determination.
Tiger symbolism also relates to overcoming fears and obstacles, as well as maintaining a healthy appetite for life.

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ThoughtCo: How To Hold a Family Yule Log Ceremony

If your family enjoys ritual, you can welcome back the sun at Yule with this simple winter ceremony. The first thing you’ll need is a Yule Log. If you make it a week or two in advance, you can enjoy it as a centerpiece prior to burning it in the ceremony.

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MBG: How Certain Sounds Can Help You Deal With All That Holiday Stress

If you kept an inventory of every sound you heard in the month of December, it would be longer than Santa’s Nice List. We’re constantly surrounded by sound, and the holidays are obviously no exception: Carolers, feel-good movies,

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Daily Good: Do You Remember Your Song

“When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends and together they pray and meditate until they hear the song of the child. They recognize that every soul has its own vibration that expresses its unique flavor and purpose. Then the women attune to the song, they sing it out loud.” { read more }

Be The Change

Is there someone in your own life who reminds you of your song when you lose touch with it? Express your gratitude to them today.

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Elephant Journal: The 7 Keys to use the Energy of the Winter Solstice in our Everyday Lives

Deep down, we humans remember that Solstices, the pivotal turns in the wheel of the year, have been honored by mystical traditions and cultures since time immemorial.
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On some level, we remember it all—the rituals, the mysteries, the sacred spaces.

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MNN: The power of unusual animal friendships
Studying odd couple animal friendships can help researchers learn what goes into normal human relationships.

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EarthSky News: Longest days accompany December solstice

When we say the longest days of the year come each year around the December solstice, we’re talking about the day not as a period of daylight, but as the interval from one solar noon or midday to the next. In December, a day – one rotation of Earth relative to the noonday sun – is about one-half minute longer than the average 24 hours

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Patheos-Pagan: Light all the Candles in the House of Your Heart: A Solstice Spell

As the nights get longer and longer as Winter Solstice approaches, I notice the magick of the liminal. The pause before the next.
The sinking into questions and how my fingers trace December days to find the hope of the dawn.

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Inner Journey:

FREE TO CHOOSE

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
— Sigmund Freud
In his book Nobody’s Victim, Christopher J. McCullough explains, “In order to live your freedom, you must first accept reality. ‘These are the choices, and given those choices, which do I choose?’ Whether the option you select is pleasant or painful does not alter the fact that, given reality, this is your preference.
“To live your freedom, it is helpful to stop and ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and then notice whether, given the options, you are choosing what you really want, or whether you want to choose something else…. Sometimes the exercise of freedom involves naming your poison — all choices may lead to outcomes that are in some way painful. But the real pain is that of feeling powerless — denying your freedom.”
“Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”– Dr. Rollo May

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A Note from the Universe 

Actually it’s not that we don’t have celebrities here. Everyone is one.

Yet still, all eyes are upon the stars now learning that their thoughts become things.

That’s you –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Mustard Pork Loin with Apples

The flavours of this roast pork loin smothered in apples is perfect for the fall season. Use the freshly roasted pork’s juices, along with some honey and mustard, to make the perfect sauce to accompany it.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
December 19, 2019

Scripture

“There is something nearer to us than Scriptures, to wit, the Word in the heart from which all Scriptures come.”

-William Penn (1644-1718)

All scriptures, no matter which religions use them, originated somewhere, and were written by someone, or by many people who were compelled to put those exact words down on paper. The remarkable thing is that they have stood the test of time. Because Truth is Truth, it doesn’t change. And what resonated in the heart way back when, still resonates in our hearts when we read the words today.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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