Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ….. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.”

  • Ruth Stout

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

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

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

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

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: A New Understanding of Yourself
Kate Spreckley


Over the past few years, the world has been turned upside down giving us the opportunity to simplify, slow down and allow the essence of who we truly are to emerge. As a result, we have been encouraged to strip away all the social constraints, cultural conformity and beliefs that limit the full expression of our soul within the world.

Read more….

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Hathor – Egyptian Goddess Of Love, Beauty, Drunkenness And Sexuality | Egyptian Mythology Explained

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Daily OM: Life’s Natural Rhythm
Universal Timing

Slowing down and listening to your own natural rhythm can quickly connect you to the Universe.

Nature’s natural rhythms orchestrate when day turns to night, when flowers must bloom, and provides the cue for when it is time for red and brown leaves to fall from trees. As human beings, our own inner rhythm is attuned to this universal sense of timing

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Imbolc Traditions and Customs

Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today’s Imbolc celebrations.

Read more….

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MBG: Yes, The Upcoming Mercury Retrograde Might Affect Sleep — Here’s How

From sparking technological mishaps to bringing ex-lovers back into your life, Mercury retrograde certainly has a reputation for causing all kinds of shenanigans. And lucky us: The first retrograde of the year is coming up from January 15 to February 3.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Lunar Wisdom/ How Can I Craft an Incense for Imbolc Using Household Herbs?

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Treehugger: These Woven Metal Sculptures Are Inspired by Resilient Seed Pods
The artworks are based on the idea of vulnerability, resilience and potential new life.

One remarkable thing about nature is how it often gives us gifts that remind us of how fragile—and yet also resilient—life can be, whether that gift might be a simple breeze whistling through the trees, or the rosy gold of a gorgeous sunset.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and bright stars on January 12, 13 and 14

Moon and bright stars
Look for the moon near a group of identifiable objects on the evenings of January 12 to 14, 2022. You’ll see the tiny, misty, dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster, aka the Seven Sisters. You’ll see the red star Aldebaran, fiery eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is Seen Cannot Be Unseen
JANUARY 13, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Last week my friend Nicholas Graham had a Facebook post I thought was very insightful. He restricted it to his friends only (so I can’t link to it) but he gave me permission to quote from it in this post. Here’s a key excerpt:

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Vévaki – Edda (Full Album 2020)

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Inner Journey:

A NEW LOOK AT OLD ATTITUDES

“I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.”
— Stephen Covey

I was eating lunch with a friend who shared that she disliked one of the vegetables on my plate and hadn’t eaten any since childhood. I suggested that sometimes our tastes change and maybe she could give it another try. She did, and to her surprise, she enjoyed it. Her world became a little richer as she opened to new possibilities.

Is there something in your life you might be willing to give another try?

“Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.”
— Leo Buscaglia

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

By embracing uncertainty with regard to the “hows” of dream manifestation, and allowing it, not fearing it, you actually increase my options for blowing your dear mind.

Shazam!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fabulous Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I love making homemade soups in the fall, and this is my new favorite. Serve with crusty rolls.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
January 13, 2022

Conviction
“Conviction is worthless till it convert itself into Conduct.”

-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


Are we living the example? Do we say what we mean? Do we do what we say? Words are hollow unless we act on them. Our actions speak volumes, not only to those around us, but to ourselves. We need to be able to trust ourselves, to live in integrity, first and foremost.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Speak and behave respectably and dispel all manner of potential difficulties and obstacles. You don’t have to fake any feelings or opinions you don’t really have. Simply act with decorum and tact, and then take your place on a somewhat bigger stage. Respectability is what will keep things under control and keep it all moving forward. Do as much as you can today and feel gratified.

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 23, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 23, 2021

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

“Now the seasons are closing their files
on each of us, the heavy drawers
full of certificates rolling back
into the tree trunks, a few old papers
flocking away. Someone we loved
has fallen from our thoughts,
making a little, glittering splash
like a bicycle pushed by a breeze.
Otherwise, not much has happened;
we fell in love again, finding
that one red reather on the wind.”

  • Ted Kooser, Year’s End

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

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: A New State of Being
Kate Spreckley


The Solstice brings forth a new season and represents a significant jump in our journey. It marks a great turning point and the beginning of a whole new cycle of life. As the energy of the Solstice continues to move within our world, we are called to remember that in this incredibly powerful time we are expanding beyond the past and into a state of being that we have never experienced before

Read more….

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Ninhursag: The Mother Goddess (Mesopotamian Mythology Explained)

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Spirituality & Health: 20 Go-To Mental Health Mantras for the Season

BY SHANNON KAISER

As you deck the halls, keep these intentional mantras in mind to relieve holiday stress, anxiety, and depression.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: How to Hug a Tree
Hugging Trees Is a Feel-Good Experience

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

Read more….

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MBG: 4 Ways To Care For Your Inner Child When You’re Home For the Holidays

As we grow up, we absorb and program information that we will call on for the rest of our lives. During the formative years of zero to eight, we form patterns that influence how we react to others, how we feel about ourselves, and when we go into fight/flight/freeze mode.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Sleep with This for Deeper Dreams! | Yeyeo Botanica

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Elephant Journal: Happy Solstice to All. {Poem}

Solstice Blessings.
The nights have been getting longer,
darkness making itself known;
Past memories floating to the surface
asking us to pay attention and be shown.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Why are the stars so bright tonight?

Look outside on a northern winter (southern summer) evening. You’ll see many bright stars. The evening sky also looks clearer and sharper than it did six months earlier, assuming no clouds are in the way. Why?

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Patheos-Pagan: Best Witchcraft & Magickal Books of 2021
JASON MANKEY

Can one really determine the “best books” in a given calendar year? I’m going to say no, simply because there’s no way to possible read every book in a given year.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Wiremux’s The Witchcraft Song Collection – Chants, rites, spells, dance songs

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Inner Journey:

OPPORTUNITY

“We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.”
— Margaret Mead

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
— Francis Bacon

“What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you develop the strength of your personality, and build a self-image with which you are able to live — with your self-respect alive and growing.”
— Maxwell Maltz

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Hubba, hubba, hubba! Isn’t this a fun time of year? Lights everywhere, mistletoe, eggnog… and all the receiving!

Indeed, because when you receive, not only do you affirm your own worthiness and open the way for more, but you make possible even greater joys for the giver.

Tallyho, ho, ho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mexican Wedding Cookies

Delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. These are perfect for any special occasion.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
December 23, 2021

Ambition
“We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.”

-Goethe


We do what we want to do. When we want to achieve, we achieve. When we want to change, and learn and grow, then we take the steps we need to take to do just that. It starts with a thought, with a decision.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over.

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 16, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 16, 2021

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

“Deep at the bottom of the well no warmth has yet returned,
The rain which sighs and feels so cold has dampened withered roots.
What sort of man at such a time would come to visit the teacher?
As this is not a time for flowers, I find I’ve come alone.”

  • Su Shi, Visiting the the Temple of Auspicious Fortune Alone on the Winter Solstice

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

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: Embrace Where You Are
Kate Spreckley


As we stand at this point in our evolution we are embarking on a new cycle, a new journey, which is bringing into balance the prevailing forces of creation. With this balance, the feminine and masculine energies are equalizing allowing our heart, body, mind, and spirit to merge with our soul and bring forth the energetic blueprint of our new lives.

Read more….

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Fortress of Lugh: Ancient Indo-European Winter Words

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Spirituality & Health: Druidry for Beginners
BY DANA O’DRISCOLL

Interested in modern druid practices? A longtime practitioner shares a druid meditation and explores three paths that connect nature, creativity, and the divine.

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Learn Religions: Eight Things to Hang on a Pagan Holiday Tree

Just because you’re not celebrating the Christian holidays doesn’t mean you can’t have a holiday tree – lots of Pagans do, and it’s perfectly fine if you want to. However, one thing you may notice is that many seasonal ornaments are rooted in the traditions of Christianity — angels, baby Jesus, wise men, that sort of thing

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MBG: This Zodiac Sign Will Have A Fresh Start Under 2021’s Final Full Moon

We’re coming up on a full moon this Saturday, December 18, at 11:36 p.m. EST, and it just so happens to be the final full moon of 2021. Depending on your zodiac sign, this astrological event may impact you differently—with one sign in particular poised to have a major moment in the spotlight

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Flower: Carnation and Narcissus

Trees: Ash, Birch, Chestnut,, Oak , Vine

Bach Flower Remedy: Agrimony

Essential Oil: Gardenia

Planet: Jupiter

Lucky Day: Thursday

Element: Fire

source: flower and tree magic by Richard Webster

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Today’s DIY: 6 PAGAN YULE AND WINTER SOLSTICE DECORATION IDEAS

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Treehugger: 10 Reasons Why Grand Teton National Park Is Worth Seeing

Grand Teton National Park spans approximately 310,000 acres across northwest Wyoming and is located just 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park.

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EarthSky News: All you need to know: 2021’s December solstice

For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest nights and shortest days of the year. Meanwhile, the Southern Hemisphere is having short nights and long days. The 2021 December solstice moment – when the sun reaches its southernmost point in the sky – will happen on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 15:59 UTC (9:59 a.m. CST; translate UTC to your time).

Read more….

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PatheosPagan: How to Break Spiritual Ties that No Longer Support You
JOHN BECKETT

Did you make a commitment to a religious or spiritual group that you are no longer a part of? Are you still officially a member of a religion you no longer follow?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: PAGAN YULE: HEATHEN IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

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Inner Journey:

COMMITMENTS TO SERVE

“Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with …knowing we are of genuine use to others.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Holding an intention to be in service shapes our overall attitude towards life in many ways. For example, it brings a greater sensitivity and awareness of others, a commitment to harmlessness, a willingness to put others’ needs before our own and a desire to be in harmony with all.

An attitude of service also involves a willingness to be served when we truly need support.

“… there is no such thing as just existing. Everything is in service to everything else. Existence is giving and receiving. A stone gives and receives no less than a saint.”
— Jacob Needleman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Everyone here knows a little secret that somehow has escaped you, so far:

Considering where you began and knowing what you knew, no one in your shoes could have done better.

No one. Not even me.

You’ve come a long way, baby –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Butter Yule Ham

The ham yields a moist, sweet taste. The honey butter baste makes it extra right.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
December 16, 2021

Enjoyment
“All the great pleasures in life are silent.”

-Georges Clemenceau


What is the sound of love, joy, or beauty? These are things we recognize because we feel them, we know them. Great composers have tried to express this with music, and great poets have tried to put it into words. And yet love and joy and beauty are too big to be captured on any canvas, or any recording. We can close our eyes, we can listen to the silence, and find them anytime.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

You may have made careful plans or scheduled everything to perfection, but there are too many variables today to allow most of your plans to play out. Things may come up, one after another, and make this a scattered day. This is temporary and probably will have little impact on tomorrow, so just flow with it best you can and don’t let the instability bother you

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 2, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 2, 2021

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

“The gardening season officially begins on January 1st, and ends on December 31.”

  • Marie Huston

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

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: Transitional Energies
Kate Spreckley


2021 has been a year of great inner transformation which will bring revolutionary changes to our world. To successfully travel through these changes, it is crucial that we allow the old patterns of past cycles to be transformed, transmuted, and released. As we do so we are able to better align ourselves with the flow of cosmic energies and the new consciousness that is being birthed.

Read more….

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Quick Results Use Coffee for Luck and Favor | Yeyeo Botanica

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Spirituality & Health: Astrology Studies: Elemental Wisdom, Part 2—Air by Myra Goodman

Air people live in the realm of thoughts and ideas. They can be expressive but must also remember to move from their heads to their hearts.

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ThoughtCo: 12 Pagan Prayers for Yule

The winter solstice, the darkest and longest night of the year, is a time of reflection. Why not take a moment to offer up a pagan prayer for Yule?

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Journey Into Dreams: Train and Railroad Dream Meaning
Did you dream of a train? Learn what it means to dream about a train or railroad with this dream interpretation and example dreams for trains.

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MBG: December Packs An Astrological Punch As We Close Out 2021—Here’s Your Horoscope

Hoping for a quiet holiday season? Tuck that wish away for another year. Not surprisingly, 2021 will serve up one of the most cosmically active months of the year, right from the start.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: DIY String Star Ornaments | Christmas Ornaments

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Elephant Journal: 10 Inspiring Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe on Beauty, Dreams & Pleasure

The idea of writing a little article with my favorite quotes from Edgar Allan Poe has been hunting me since October.
I truly believe that his writings are special, in a very authentic way and I hope that these quotes below will inspire you and stay with you for a long time.

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Treehugger: Garden Cuttings for the Prettiest Winter Decor
The winter garden may seem quiet, but it’s filled with all-natural decorations.

Most of us like to bring some cheer into our homes over the festive season. For many, that involves a Christmas tree. But unless your tree is a living one, and your decorations are all-natural and plastic-free, this is not the most sustainable of choices.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Visible planets – and more – in December 2021

Chuck Reinhart in Vincennes, Indiana, took this image of Jupiter, Saturn and Venus on November 30, 2021. He wrote: “Shortly after sunset I was able to photograph 3 planets: Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.” Thank you, Chuck! These are the 3 visible planets you’ll easily notice for most of December. Jupiter, Saturn, Venus are all in the sunset direction. Venus is lowest in the sky (nearest the sunset), but still very bright. Venus is heading for its time of greatest brilliancy on December 3. It looks like an eerie beacon in the western evening twilight, with Saturn and Jupiter arcing above it.

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Patheos-Pagan: Solar Eclipse and Eclipse Magic
RACHEL PATTERSON

A solar eclipse is caused when a new moon moves between the sun and the earth, blocking out the sun’s rays and casting a shadow over parts of the earth.

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Pagan Playlist: Nordic Folk Music – Viking Storm | Viking, Germanic, Slavic

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Inner Journey: SECURITY

“Let us never confuse stability with stagnation.”
— Mary Jean LeTendre

“Many people think that by hoarding money they are gaining safety for themselves. If money is your ONLY hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a person can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Without these qualities, money is practically useless.”
— Henry Ford

“One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.”
— Morris L. West

“One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety.”
— Deepak Chopra

“The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment.”
— Henry Miller

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Ever notice how it’s easier to fall in love, and to be fallen in love with, when you’re busy?

Thank goodness I’m you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple-Potato Latkes


A nontraditional approach to a potato latke. The shredding is done using a spiralizer, and the apple and maple syrup give you just enough sweetness to make these different. Good topped with sour cream or applesauce

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
December 2, 2021

Empowerment
“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.”

-Jane Smiley


Desire moves us to action. The bigger the desire, the swifter the action. When we really want something, we get creative, and pull out all the stops. We engage our intelligence, we find the means to fulfill our desire. We become empowered.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 18, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 18, 2021

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

“The white sun
like a moth
on a string
circles the southpole.”

  • A. R. Ammons, Late November

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Emotional & Physical Detox
Kate Spreckley


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The energies are intensifying as we move closer to Friday’s Eclipse. An Eclipse acts as a catalyst and will bring significant change. This particular Full Moon Eclipse will dramatically enhance our awakening, healing and both our individual and collective transformation.

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Cheap witchy home makeover | How to create magical space in your house

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Spirituality & Health: 16 Affirmations for Nurturing Creativity
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER


Recite these affirmations to fan the nascent flames of creativity, because they are in there!

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ThoughtCo: How to Make a Magic Staff

Many Pagans use a magical staff in rituals and ceremonies. While it’s not a required magical tool, it can come in handy. The staff is typically associated with power and authority, and in some traditions only the High Priestess or High Priest carries one.

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Journey Into Dreams: Fish Dream Meaning
Learn how to interpret your dreams and understand the meaning of fish in dreams with our free A-Z dream dictionary.

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MBG: A Game-Changing Taurus Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse Is Here To Shake Things Up

The Taurus full moon arrives during Scorpio season each year to anchor you during an astrologically intense time. Are you feeling ungrounded? Anxious for no discernible reason? Earthy Taurus can get your feet back on terra firma. It can make you strong and stable enough to alchemize all the mystical Scorpionic visions into tangible form.

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Pioneer Thinking: Potato Remedies

Potatoes are not only an excellent source of nutrition and easy addition to any meal; they are also known to be a centerpiece in certain folk remedies and skin treatments

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The Story Of Medusa Greek Mythology Explained

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Elephant Journal: 21 Lines that Remind us How Powerful it is to Breathe

Breathe to Receive.

Breath holds
Infinite beauty of the unfolding moment
Quiet whispers of spirit
Gently flowing
Softly reverberating

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Treehugger: 12 Fascinating Facts About the Amazon River

The Amazon River is unparalleled to any other river on Earth. The massive volumes of water the Amazon carries feed the adjacent Amazon Rainforest, make it impossible to build bridges over, and even raise the height of the ocean in the Caribbean Sea

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EarthSky News: Tucana the Toucan is home to the Small Magellanic Cloud

The constellation of Tucana the Toucan lies deep in southern skies. It’s visible year round from the Southern Hemisphere because of its location so close to the south celestial pole. Tucana is most famous for being home to two amazing deep-sky objects that you can view without optical aid: the Small Magellanic Cloud and the globular cluster 47 Tucanae.

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Patheos-Pagan: What To Do When You Think You’ve Been Hexed
JOHN BECKETT

Hang around with magical people for very long- in person or online- and the question will come up. ‘Can somebody really curse someone else? “Are psychic attacks real?” And eventually “I think I’ve been hexed.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Prophecy

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Inner Journey:

SMILE!

“Smile, it’s free therapy.”
— Doug Horton

I’ve learned that if I put a smile on my face when I’m feeling down, my spirits will automatically lift. The body knows that a smile means happiness.

Knowing this doesn’t mean I’m always willing to do it. Many times, I have absolutely refused to cheer myself up. Isn’t that interesting!

It’s a clue that sometimes the ego positively enjoys being miserable. It can be enlightening to explore the pay-offs we get from our black moods.

“Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there is never any recourse to the mention of it.”
— Samuel Johnson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If, way down deep, you can even slightly comprehend that time is an illusion and that space is just a stage, then it shouldn’t take much of a leap to realize how safe you are, how much magic there is, and most importantly, that there must exist a super-consciousness with wishes and dreams all its own, that include you.

Oh, the places we will go,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

A great alternative to pumpkin pie, especially for those cheesecake fans out there. Serve topped with whipped cream.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
November 18, 2021

Serving
“There is no greater satisfaction for a just and well-meaning person than the knowledge that he has devoted his best energies to the service of the good cause.”

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


The good cause. There are so many good causes. There is so much need. There are so many opportunities to help and to serve that there’s really no excuse not to serve. When we see all the good that we can do, the difference that our efforts make, it makes us want to continue to pour our energies into service.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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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 October 21, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 21, 2021

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

“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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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirituality & Health: 7 Medicinal Mints: Easy to Grow and Use in Teas

BY CASSANDRA QUAVE

Herbs from the mint family are pharmacologically powerful and easily grown throughout the year.

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My Favorite Magickal Herbs of Fall

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Magick Snippet: Born on Samhain

In Scotland, a child born on the night of Samhain was considered to be gifted with “an dà shealladh” (the Two Sights), which is more commonly known today as “second sight” or the ability of clairvoyance. At Samhain however, it was common for many people to practice the art of divination, females in particular would seek to identify future husbands, and determine if marriage would succeed or fail.

controversical.com/samhain

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ThoughtCo: Black Cats

Every year when people begin putting out their Halloween decorations, and we start dressing our homes for Samhain, inevitably the image of the black cat comes up. It’s usually portrayed with its back arched, claws out, and occasionally wearing a jaunty pointed hat

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Journey Into Dreams: Key Dream Meaning
Dreaming of a key can mean many different things. Often times, keys are symbols for unlocking some sort of hidden knowledge.

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MBG: A DIY Essential Oil Spray To Ease Pesky Fall Allergies

It’s a seasonal transition time as the weather begins to cool and leaves begin to fall. And as anyone with seasonal allergies knows, this time of year can spell trouble for the sinuses.

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Pagan Library: poetry

Amulet Moon

Firefly

Dangling ’round the overshadowed neck
Of the cryptic sky,
Upon a sidereal chain of stars,
A memory, cumbersome as stone,
Burdens my mind and pulls me down,
Enshrouded in a pearl halo of light
‘Neath Silvanus’ Roman skyline.

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Today’s DIY: Witch Crafts // Autumn Edition // burn wands, potions, bath soaks

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Elephant Journal: How our “Dark Moon Phase” is a Powerful time to go Deep into our Inner Wisdom.

Our bleeding time or the dark moon phase of our cycle if we never or no longer bleed, is a powerful time to go deep into our queenly wisdom—our intuition.
During this time we get to know ourselves.

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Treehugger: 10 Unique Facts About Zion National Park and Its Surreal Landscape

Located in southwest Utah and defined by its breathtakingly steep red cliffs, Zion National Park contains some of the most scenic canyon landscapes in the United States.

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EarthSky News: After Mid-October, Watch For Mercury Before Sunrise

Mercury before sunrise
Especially if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, mornings in mid- to late October are a good time to try for Mercury. Because it’s the innermost planet, Mercury never strays far from the sun in Earth’s sky. But about six times a year, Mercury swings out to one side of the sun as seen from Earth.

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Samhain as a Solitary Pagan | John Beckett
John Beckett

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for Samhain are designed for large groups.

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – All Souls Night

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Inner Journey:

STOP THE BATTLES

“When you fight something, you’re tied to it forever. As long as you’re fighting it, you’re giving it power.”
— Anthony de Mello

What are you fighting?

Resistance always brings pain. Examine your struggle. What does your personality want from the situation? What does your soul want? What can you learn from this?

Always strive to mend separation and achieve unity. Always choose love over fear. If you can embrace whatever you are struggling against, the struggle will disappear.

“What you resist persists. And only what you look at, and own, can disappear. You make it disappear by simply changing your mind about it.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Nothing that happens in your entire life can stop your thoughts from becoming things, your words from giving you wings, or your angels from singing, “We-e-e-e-e are the Champio-o-o-o-ns….”!

Rock on,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spooky Spider Halloween Hot Dogs

Use crescent rolls and hot dogs to make this Halloween version of pigs in a blanket. Kids love them, and they are an easy snack for a Halloween party.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 21, 2021

Earth
“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


The earth is our home. Home sweet home! We need to give it love, to give it attention. When our house gets run down we fix it up, do some spring cleaning, add a fresh coat of paint. The earth needs the same kind of care. Keeping our waters clean, and our skies clear – all of that is our responsibility. We can start right where we are.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 October 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 14, 2021

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

“The leaves fall patiently
Nothing remembers or grieves
The river takes to the sea
The yellow drift of leaves.”

  • Sara Teasdale

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Your Sense of Identity is Shifting
Kate Spreckley

We are in a time of deep restoration and rebirth where the existing order of life is being dissolved. As a result, we are experiencing a crisis in the existing structure of our lives as our conventional and fixed way of life collapses.

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Bat Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle, Totem Animal, Power Animal, Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: SYCAMORE TREE SYMBOLISM – PROTECTION OF LOVE
Sycamore tree symbolism originates in Egypt and the Middle East.

However, with the rise of Christianity in the western world and the tree’s introduction to Europe either by the Romans or the Crusaders, a rich set of meanings has arisen around the world

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Prayers

Looking for prayers to celebrate the Pagan sabbat of Samhain? Try some of these, which honor the ancestors and celebrate the end of the harvest and the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Feel free to adapt them as needed, to fit the specifics of your own tradition and belief system.

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Journey Into Dreams: Fairy Meaning and Dream Symbol
What does it mean to dream of a fairy? Today we’ll take a look at the meaning of fairies in our dreams. What is a Fairy? What Do Fairies Symbolize?

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MBG: What To Know If You Pull The Page Of Swords In A Tarot Reading

Tarot readings are a great way to tap your intuition, ask questions about the past, present, and future, and figure out your next course of action. With 78 different cards to choose from in traditional tarot decks, the Page of Swords stands out as a card that’s all about starting fresh. Here’s what to know next time you pull it.

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Daily Magick Snippets; Altar Tools

White-Handled Knife

The White Handled Knife or Bolline is a utility knife. It is used to cut cords (cord magic) herbs and flowers or inscribe symbols onto candles. The light colored handle distinguishes it from the Athame

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The Mysterious GHOST BAGPIPER of Scotland | Historic

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Elephant Journal: Full Moon Bullseyes: 5 Ways to Break Free from Chaos, Rundowns, & Negative Energy. {October 20th}

There is an energetically massive full moon on October 20 at 9:56 a.m. CST.
This moon phase follows a pretty dramatic and energetic time after the new moon that was upon us earlier in the month. We may have been experiencing chaos, feeling challenged, and even a bit run-down.

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Treehugger: How to Make an Easy Nourishing Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Aloe vera is just as beneficial to your hair as it is to your skin: it is a wonderful moisturizer and its anti-inflammatory properties can help calm an irritated scalp.1 This natural ingredient also contains plenty of vitamins to nourish hair, including A, C, and E.

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EarthSky News: How Big Are Asteroids? See Comparative Sizes In This Video

See the relative sizes of 22 asteroids in this video from MetaBallStudio. The asteroids range from human-scale 2008 TC3, which exploded in midair over the Sudan in 2008, to the enormous, spherical dwarf planet Ceres, largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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Patheos-Pagan: What Kind of Witch Do You Want To Be?
JOHN BECKETT

It’s October, when the mainstream media remembers that witches are real and tries to figure out how to use them to attract viewers and readers.

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Learn How to Paint EYES OF HALLOWEEN with Acrylic – Paint & Sip at Home – Fun Step by Step Tutorial

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Inner Journey:

PROCRASTINATION

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”
— Don Marquis

Most of us struggle with procrastination — the ‘I’ll do it later’ syndrome. If this is one of your key time wasters, take time to become more aware of your behaviour.
• Identify what you are procrastinating.
• Identify why you have not done these things. Seek out your deepest reason.
• Is there a fear underlying your reason? There is for most people.

We typically procrastinate because of unclear goals, lack of information and/or skills, fear of moving into new territory, fear of failure or success, feeling overwhelmed, lack of time due to over-commitments, poor timing, and general disorganization.

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
— David Allen

And, just for fun: “The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow.”
— Source Unknown

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There was a time in the life of every hero, champion, master, and tycoon, when they said to themselves, “I will not wait any longer.”

And no matter how near or far away their dream then seemed, they began to take action, every day, no matter what.

No matter what

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:

How to Prep and Roast Pumpkin Seeds
When you’re carving or cooking up pumpkins, don’t toss away the seeds. Roast them instead for delicious autumn snacking.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 14, 2021

Contentment
“The better part of happiness is to wish to be what you are.”

-Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)


There’s an old saying that “Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.” When we know who we are, when we understand the truth of our greatness, we will know happiness because we will never wish to be anything other than ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow.

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 October 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 7, 2021

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

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.”

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: New Moon & Pluto Direct
Kate Spreckley


Today’s New Moon is greatly influenced by Pluto moving direct which has been in retrograde since April. Pluto is a powerful evolutionary planet and is known as the Lord of Time and Karma.

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Messages From Goddess Cerridwen, Goddess Wisdom Oracle Cards, Magical Crafting, Tarot & Witchcraft

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Spiritual Unite: SOUL CONTRACTS – HOW TO RELEASE THEM
Soul contracts are proof human beings have living associations with others.
They remind us that we’re spiritual beings and have come down on this planet to enlighten our souls with new love and bonds

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Rituals and Ceremonies

Samhain is the time of year when the nights grow darker, there’s a chill in the air, and there’s a thinning of the veil between our world and the realm of the spirits. For many Pagans this is a time of reflection and spiritual growth.

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Journey Into Dreams: Ants Dream Meaning & Symbolism
Ants can have a number of meaning in dreams and as a message from spirit. Here we will go over some common and possible associations this dream symbol and spirit animal.

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Daily Magick Snippets

Athame

The Athame or Magic Knife is not a cutting tool, it is used =pecifically to direct energy raised during a ritual. It is usually a dull, double edged knife and has a black or dark handle (dark colors absorb power). A sword can be used in place of the Athame, but I don’t recommend it unless you have a lot of room.

Associated with Fire and as a phallic symbol related to the god.

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Today’s DIY: Learn How to Paint EYES OF HALLOWEEN with Acrylic – Paint & Sip at Home – Fun Step by Step Tutorial

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Elephant Journal: 5 Guided Meditations to reduce Stress and Restore Emotional Balance.

Meditation can help reduce stress and restore emotional balance.
It can increase our focus and creativity, does wonders for reducing depression and anxiety, and can help improve memory issues and pain. I cannot overstate the importance of mediation for the health of mind, body, and soul.

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Treehugger: Today’s Snakes Evolved From a Few Survivors of Killer Asteroid

From the tiny garter snake in your backyard to massive green anacondas, all modern snakes evolved from those that survived the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, a new study suggests

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EarthSky News: Moon And Venus On October 7, 8, 9 And 10

The brightest planet, Venus, has been in the west after sunset for some months. Now, one of northern summer’s most beloved stars, Antares in Scorpius, is near Venus in the western twilight.

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Patheos-Pagan: I’ll Be Home for Samhain, You Can Plan on Me
IRISANYA MOON

Last year, the online Reclaiming Spiral Dance for Samhain was delightful.

It was amazing to watch witches from around the world come together to create magick over the internet.

Read more….

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Powerful Easy Lucky Money™ Magick to Grow Your Money. It works! | Yeyeo Botanica

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Inner Journey:

HEALTH AND HELP

“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”
— Mother Teresa

If we are prompted to ask for spiritual blessings for ourselves or others, how do we best do this?

Speaker Kimberly Herkert offers that it is best to simply ask the divine for health and help. As human beings, we are not capable of seeing the big picture for anyone’s situation. As a result, we are not able to judge what is best for anyone, including ourselves.

The Higher Power always knows best, and the general prayer for ‘health and help’ acknowledges the wisdom that exists there and our faith in divine will.

“God answers prayer in His own way, not ours.”
— Mohandas Gandhi

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s a subtle 3 step trick to be kept strictly confidential, on how to beat resistance:

First, pretend you just have to take one more baby step, and that once you do, someone else will be taking over to finish the job for you.

Second, while taking that baby step, imagine the entire world going bonkers over your phenomenal talent, standing in line to catch a glimpse of you, writing books about your childhood, and asking their social media friends how come you’re so totally cool.

Third, repeat.

Ready?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Apple Bundt® Cake

To make this cake, first make a homemade caramel sauce which you then incorporate into the batter and use as a topping! You’ll probably have extra sauce; but no worries—it’s great on ice cream. too!

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 7, 2021

Insight
“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”

-Louisa May Alcott


As we go through life, learning and growing, we gain insight. And often what we see is that the formula for success, and happiness, is really very simple

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 30, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 30, 2021

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

“Grant, Goddess, thy protection,
And in protection, strength,
And in strength, understanding,
And in understanding, knowledge,
And in knowledge the knowledge of justice,
And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it,
And in that love, the love of all existences,
And in the love of all existences, the love of Goddess and all goodness.”

  • Iolo Morganwg, Gorsedd Prayer

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Explore your Inner World
Kate Spreckley

Our reality no longer exists in the same way that it has. All of life is changing and we are being called to find our stability from within. As a result, we are being urged to strengthen our connection with our inner self, to deepen our relationship with our soul and to release the subliminal patterns and programs which continue to create disharmony and imbalance within.

Read more….

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Nang Tani | Banana Tree Spirit of Thailand

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF WAKING UP AT 2 AM EVERY NIGHT


You wake up at 2 am and you can’t get back to sleep. You roll around for a few minutes, frustrated, before finally giving up on the idea of sleeping again

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ThoughtCo: Egyptian Creation Myths
The Main Cosmogonies of Ancient Egypt

Egyptian cosmogonies were more about explaining the order of the world (personified as Ma’at), especially the rising of the sun and the flooding of the Nile, than the creation of mankind. The world would continue its orderly progression regardless of whether or not we mere mortals lived or died, although the kings and queens, as incarnations of the gods, counted, and religious rites symbolically helped maintain the order.

Read more….

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Journey Into Dreams:BACKPACK AND BOOKBAG DREAM MEANING

Bookbags and Backpacks have been used by travelers and students for centuries. It’s no wonder that most of us have dreamed about a backpack at some point or another.

Read more….

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MBG: An RD-Approved Pumpkin Bread Recipe That’s Secretly Nutritious

There’s a reason people are drawn to the warm flavor and aroma of pumpkin when fall arrives. One classic favorite: pumpkin bread. Unfortunately, since most are high in added sugars, the seasonal loaves are generally reserved for the occasional treat. But we’re just not willing to accept that.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

The color RED is associated with direction South and the Element of Fire. It promotes Strength, Courage, Passion, Health, Energy and Vitality, Love and Will Power. Associated with the Zodiac signs of Aries and Scorpio.

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Today’s DIY: Learn How to Paint WITCHY WOMEN with Acrylic – Paint and Sip at Home- Autumn Step by Step Tutorial

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Elephant Journal: Renewing My Vows with Nature.

Dappled light gives way under the canopy that embraces me. One foot gently stepping between shadows and bird songs.
Nature comes out to play in silences.

I try to ensure my steps are gracious and kind. I’m not keen to crush dried leaves and hear them crinkle or break twigs along the way.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Big Sisters Are Better Than Big Brothers If You’re an Elephant

It’s always great to have an older sibling looking out for you. And researchers have found that’s particularly true for elephants.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon In Gemini Before Dawn September 29 And 30

On the mornings of September 29 and 30, 2021, you can see the moon near the two brightest stars of the constellation Gemini the Twins. These stars are Castor and Pollux. The moon will reach its last quarter phase in front of Gemini on September 29 at 01:57 UTC. By clocks in North America, that translates to the evening of September 28. A last quarter moon is a waning moon. So the September 28-29 moon will look half-illuminated, like half a pie. And the next night’s moon will look slimmer, like a fat crescent.

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Patheos-Pagan: What It Means When Your Prayers Aren’t Answered
JOHN BECKETT

What does it mean when your prayers aren’t answered?

Someone asked me this question recently, but I’ve heard it before. Really, I’ve heard it all my life. I’ve heard it asked by Pagans and Christians and by people of no particular religious affiliations.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Metallica – Nothing Else Matters – Medieval Style – Bardcore

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Inner Journey:

FORGIVENESS BRINGS JOY

“The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Do you feel worthy of having joy? Do you feel you deserve it?

The first step to activating our inner joy is to eliminate the blocks to it. We can start by truly forgiving ourselves and all others. Forgiveness calls for a shift in our perception. It is easier to forgive ourselves and others when we really understandthat each of us has always done the very best we knew to do at that time.

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

By all means, seek to change the things you don’t like and to attract the things you do, just don’t put off your happiness for either or the other.

So happy,

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 30, 2021

Perseverance
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, til it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

-Harriet Beecher Stowe


We have more strength, and more ability to persevere, than we give ourselves credit for. We are creative, and can come up with solutions. It takes courage to hang on. It takes faith to stick with it. But that is what we’re made of. That is who we are.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

A little emotional distance is called for to keep things peaceful and working smoothly. You may be very sentimental or attached to certain issues or other people’s opinions of you but don’t let this rule how the day goes. Don’t let anyone casually or ignorantly hurt your feelings. They may not even know what they’re doing. Stay functional and keep your emotional guards up.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 2021

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

“Autumn arrives, array’d in splendid mein;
Vines, cluster’d full, add to the beauteous scene,
And fruit-trees cloth’d profusely laden, nod,
Complaint bowing to the fertile sod.”

  • Farmer’s Almanac, 1818

gardendigest.com

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September Events 2021

Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)

Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST

Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST

Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)

Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct


Spirit Library: Surrender Into The Flow
Kate Spreckley


The Equinox creates a potent and significant time with the incoming energies initiating a period of death and rebirth. This is a time of rapid transformation, and as such it is important that we are flexible and ready for change. We cannot predict how change will unfold but we can move with the changes and manage ourselves through the process by staying grounded and present to what is occurring in the moment.

Read more…

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Witch Crafts // Autumn Edition // burn wands, potions, bath soaks

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SEEING AN OWL DURING THE DAY
Seeing an owl during the day is a sign of good luck. This isn’t just folklore, it’s actually true!

There are many reasons why seeing an owl in daylight can be seen as a sign of good fortune.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Consecrate Your Magical Tools

Why Consecrate?
In many modern Pagan traditions, magical tools are consecrated before use. This achieves a couple of things — one, it purifies the item before it is used to interact with the Divine. Secondly, it removes any negative energies from the tool. This is particularly handy if you aren’t sure of a tool’s past history or who owned it before it came to you.

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Journey Into Dreams: FAMILY DREAM MEANING

Dreaming about your family members can give you valuable insight into your relationships with people, as well as help you learn some important things about yourself.

Read more….

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MBG: Astrologers Have Your Libra Season Game Plan—And It’s Downright Decadent

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season,” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign, no matter what your Sun sign horoscope may be. The start of Libra season 2021 coincides with the autumnal equinox, when a day of more or less equal light and dark is honored as the Northern Hemisphere continues to tilt away from the Sun.

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Libra (Sept. 23- Oct. 23)

Flower:Bluebell Rose

Trees: Almond, Apple, Ash, Myrtle, Poplar

Bach Flower Remedy: Scleranthus

Essential Oil: Jasmine

Planet: Venus

Lucky Day: Friday

Element: Air

source: flower and tree magic by Richard Webster

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Monsters of Japanese Mythology

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Treehugger: How Do Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Sea Ice Differ? Definitions and Climate Change
The decline of global ice is sparking renewed “ice awareness.”

Think snow and ice can’t exist outside of the winter season? Think again.

At any given time and season, various forms of ice—including glaciers, ice sheets, and sea ice—cover about 10% of Earth’s land and water surfaces

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Aldebaran, Pleiades Late Night Sept 25 To 27

Late at night on September 25, 26 and 27, 2021, watch as the waning gibbous moon sweeps in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. You’ll be looking at late evening, or not much before midnight.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Sigil For Letting Go
TOM SWISS

In traditional East Asian medicine, autumn is tthe season associated with Metal in the “Five Elements” or “Five Phases” (wu xing).

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Emotional Dark Music – The Eternal Forest

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATE THE MYSTERY!

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”
— Aart Van Der Leeuw

“I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible.”
— William James

“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”
— Niels Bohr

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”
— Copernicus

“Curiouser and curiouser!”
— Lewis Carroll

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Imagine standing at the edge of a forest, and that you want to reach the other side.

Would you walk a straight line through it? Or, might the path meander in every possible direction, around boulders, between trees, along a stream, feeding the deer, conversing with the owls, and roasting marshmallows?

Yeah, every possible direction, because this is how things are in a forest.

Tree!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

This sesame chicken stir-fry is a very tasty, yet wholesome dish.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
September 24, 2021

Openness
“Giving opens the way for receiving.”

-Florence Scovel Shinn


We open up space in our lives when we give. And that space is filled with exactly what we need at the time. Giving without expectation creates a positive energy, it opens up a flow that allows us to accept what comes to us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: High Priestess

From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky day

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/