Cat’s Morning Bits for October 13, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 13, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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In the dreamy silence
Of the afternoon, a
Cloth of gold is woven
Over wood and prairie.
-Alexander Posey (1873-1908)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Turning Point (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We have reached a significant turning point in our healing journey, which is offering us a profound expansion in our human consciousness. With this expansion we are able to access previously hidden aspects of our soul, which will elevate our thinking and bring fresh insights and new information.

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: Winters Forgotten Hawthorne Berries

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ThoughtCo: The History of Halloween or Samhain, Day of the Dead

Halloween or Samhain had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to Nov. 1 on our present calendar.

Read more….

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MBG: The Year’s Last Mercury Retro Lands This Week — And Won’t Leave Until The Election

Here, the AstroTwins break down a big week ahead: The next seven days will bring the final Mercury retrograde of the year and a rare Cardinal T-Square new moon.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: PUMPKIN SPICE BODY SCRUB

Pumpkin spice season is upon us and these recipes are anything but basic! Set a dreamy autumn mood with the season’s most beloved fall scent – indulge in the warm, feisty goodness that is pumpkin spice.

Make Recipe

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Elephant Journal: Mars Square Pluto Transit: an Opportunity to Reclaim Misplaced Power. {October 9 & December 20}

We probably don’t need to preface this with much background of the intensity of this year thus far.
It’s a given at this point, whether we look to the worldly chaos or to the undertones of astrology to “make sense” of it all.

Read more……

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Treehugger: Crickets and Katydids Sing Louder in the Suburbs
Researchers map the insects by where they sing.

Crickets and katydids sing at night to attract mates. You might hear their songs from a backyard deck, but would expect the cacophony to be much louder out in the wilderness.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Mars to reach opposition October 13

On October 13, 2020, Mars comes to opposition in Earth’s sky for the first time since July 27, 2018. In mid-October, our planet Earth – in its smaller orbit around the sun – will pass more or less between the sun and Mars. As seen from Earth, Mars will appear opposite the sun: in the east at sunset, at its highest at midnight, setting in the west at sunrise.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: October Magic and a Mirror Spell

Welcome to October

Obviously, October is particularly special because of Samhain (Hallowmas/All Hallows) at the end of the month. It is a period between times. The leaves are changing, and the air is crisp and clear as the dark nights begin to draw in.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: A Ka Dua – A sacred chant in ancient Egyptian

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Inner Journey: SUPPORT OTHERS WITH YOUR PRESENCE

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

How do we support others who are suffering?

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s like one big hall of mirrors, isn’t it?

Except, of course, that the halls of time and space reflect what you choose to think.

Like right now.

Wow –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Buttermilk Caramel Syrup

Add fresh fruit and blintz filling for an even more decadent stack of pancakes.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
October 13, 2020

Study
“Study the teachings of the Great Sages of all sects impartially.”

-Gampopa (C.E. 12th cent.)


All of the Great Sages would say the same thing. Would a Sage be a Sage if he or she said: “I know everything, look no further”? No! We’d laugh! The brightest, most intelligent people know that there is always more to learn. They know that there is always knowledge to share. And they know that wisdom can be found anywhere, that there is not one particular place that we need to go to attain it. “Impartially” is a great word – without judgment, without bias – and with an open mind.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Gently I stir a white feather fan,
With open shirt sitting in a green wood.
I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;
A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.
-Li Po (700-761)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

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

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

Aug 17 Moon enters Leo

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

Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo

Aug 21 Moon enters Libra

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio

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

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius

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Spirit Library: Anger For Empaths – 4 Steps To Positive Change (a message from Kari Samuels)

Are you an empath who has a hard time with anger?

Oftentimes, sensitive souls can forgive people without actually processing how you feel. You can try to see the higher good in all situations without letting your human self integrate your emotions.

Read more…..

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Herbal Jedi: Stranger Plants of the Forest Floor

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Pioneer Thinking:  Natural Healthy Cleaning with Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree oil is one of the most popular of the essential oils. It is one of the strongest natural antiseptics, commonly referred to as the “Universal Antiseptic.”

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Meanings and Interpretations of Common Dream

Interpreting the meaning of dreams is an art. There is no right or wrong way to interpret the meaning of our dreams.

Read more….

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MBG: Breathe In, Give Back: An Introduction To Loving-Kindness Meditation

Of all the different kinds of meditation out there, there’s one that’s especially powerful for cultivating compassion and extending the benefits of one’s meditation practice to others. It’s called loving-kindness meditation, metta meditation, or maitrī meditation in Sanskrit. Here’s what this practice is all about, plus a guided loving-kindness meditation to try for yourself.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Finding Balance in an Unstable World

Only when our feet learn once again how to walk in a sacred manner, and our hearts hear the real music of creation, can we bring the world back into balance.

– Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee –

Finding Balance in an Unstable World

“The present pandemic, which in a few short months has wreaked havoc across our world, is most likely caused by an imbalance in the natural world, as loss of habitat and biodiversity is not only driving animals to extinction but directly causing animal viruses to spread to humans. In response our leaders are using the images of conflict: We are at war with Covid 19, we keep hearing; it is an invisible enemy we need to vanquish. But although this virus is disrupting our lives, causing sickness, death, and economic breakdown, it is itself a completely natural phenomenon, a living thing reproducing itself in the way nature intended. Are these images of conflict and conquest appropriate or even helpful? Do they help us to understand and to respond, to bring our world back into balance?” Sufi master Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee shares more on finding balance in an unstable world. { read more }

“The present pandemic, which in a few short months has wreaked havoc across our world, is most likely caused by an imbalance in the natural world, as loss of habitat and biodiversity is not only driving animals to extinction but directly causing animal viruses to spread to humans. In response our leaders are using the images of conflict: We are at war with Covid 19, we keep hearing; it is an invisible enemy we need to vanquish. But although this virus is disrupting our lives, causing sickness, death, and economic breakdown, it is itself a completely natural phenomenon, a living thing reproducing itself in the way nature intended. Are these images of conflict and conquest appropriate or even helpful? Do they help us to understand and to respond, to bring our world back into balance?” Sufi master Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee shares more on finding balance in an unstable world. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Chill Out Jar: Tame Hot-headed People and Situations | Yeyeo Botanica

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Treehugger: 6 Easy Culinary Herbs to Grow From Seed 

Even if a large vegetable garden is out of the question for you, due to lack of space or time, a culinary herb garden can provide some fresh green flavor to spice up recipes, whether it’s in the yard or in a container garden.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Great Square points to Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, look for the nearest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. It’s becoming well placed for evening viewing from Northern Hemisphere locations. The Great Square of Pegasus is a great jumping-off point for finding the famous Andromeda galaxy, also known to astronomers as Messier 31.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Feeling Stuck? Just Do Something Magical

Whenever I feel stuck or low, the best remedy for me is to do something. Anything works, really, but it’s better if it has magical aspects to it as well. Here are my top 12 tips on how to shift your stuck energy.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Walking With The Ancestors

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Inner Journey:

GO FOR WHAT YOU LOVE

“Follow your bliss.”
— Joseph Campbell

It’s hard for some of us to believe that the world is served when we seek our own happiness. We’ve been taught that this is selfish.

If we stop to reflect on how we are in the world when we are happy, we can see how this serves. We have more vitality. We’re more loving and generous to others when our own needs are met.

What activities bring you greatest joy? Your unique gift to the world will be found in those pastimes you love the most.

How can you live your joy each day?

“Spiritual growth is not made in reaction against, for all striving against imposed restrictions is imaginary. Spiritual growth is accomplished by inclination toward. We grow like the sunflower, following the light.”
— Joy Houghton

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
The one thing all famous authors, world-class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common, is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.

Yet still, they began their journeys.

You are so poised for greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Medley with Eggplant and Feta

Low-calorie, low-carb dinners can be absolutely delicious if done right! This one is full of color, flavor, and texture. I make this one often and it is always a hit! Hope you will enjoy as well.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
August 17, 2020

Myth
“Mythology is much better stuff than history. It has form; logic; a message.”

-Penelope Lively, 1987

 
I think there is some kind of an innate fascination with myth, and that’s why it has been so prevalent throughout time. The best myths are well-crafted stores that we can relate to, and learn from. We remember these stories, repeat them, and pass them down through the generations. They have become an important part of our spiritual education.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  The Moon

It’s possible that you’re putting yourself under more stress and pressure than anyone or anything else going on around you. It’s not necessary to beat yourself up emotionally like this. Things are fine and you can make things even better if you curtail the urge to obsessively dwell on only what and who is letting you down. Be your own best friend and give yourself credit for what you’re doing right.

 

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 11, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 11, 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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August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the harvest home is borne.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

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

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

Aug 17 Moon enters Leo

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

Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo

Aug 21 Moon enters Libra

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio

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

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius

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Spirit Library: Now You Get to Choose

We are reaching a critical point in our journey which is urging us to let our earthly life mirror the wisdom and truth of our soul. As a result, we are both feeling and reacting to any imbalances and unhealed aspects within our world which are disrupting and destabilising the Earth’s energetic structure.

Read more……

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Herbal Jedi: Ginkgo biloba | Brain Food | Duality In Unity | Harmonic Arts

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ThoughtCo: The Nine Noble Virtues of Asatru

In many branches of Norse Paganism, including but not limited to Asatru, adherents follow a set of guidelines known as the Nine Noble Virtues.

Read more…..

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MBG: Pulled The Death Tarot Card? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Few cards in a traditional tarot deck appear more ominous at first glance than the Death card. Well, it turns out that there’s more to the thirteenth of the 22 major arcana cards than you might assume—and no, it’s not a death sentence. Here’s everything you need to know about the death card in your tarot deck.

Read more……

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Daily Good: Finding Balance in an Unstable World

Only when our feet learn once again how to walk in a sacred manner, and our hearts hear the real music of creation, can we bring the world back into balance.

– Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee –

Finding Balance in an Unstable World

“The present pandemic, which in a few short months has wreaked havoc across our world, is most likely caused by an imbalance in the natural world, as loss of habitat and biodiversity is not only driving animals to extinction but directly causing animal viruses to spread to humans. In response our leaders are using the images of conflict: We are at war with Covid 19, we keep hearing; it is an invisible enemy we need to vanquish. But although this virus is disrupting our lives, causing sickness, death, and economic breakdown, it is itself a completely natural phenomenon, a living thing reproducing itself in the way nature intended. Are these images of conflict and conquest appropriate or even helpful? Do they help us to understand and to respond, to bring our world back into balance?” Sufi master Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee shares more on finding balance in an unstable world.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: how to make handmade paper • DIY tutorial [papercraft]

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Elephant Journal: 3 Ways Making Meditation a Daily Habit will Change our Lives

Those who practice meditation daily swear by the positive changes.
The ability to center themselves, become more mindful, and understand their behavior patterns, allows them to take more control of their story lines.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Creatures That Conveniently Grow Back Body Parts

Deer grow new antlers annually; sea stars are experts at growing back rays; and flatworms can regrow all sorts of body parts. The axolotl, an aquatic salamander, can keep regenerating lost parts throughout its life.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Peak Perseid mornings: August 11, 12, 13

The composite image above – from John Ashley at Glacier National Park in Montana, in 2016 – perfectly captures the feeling of standing outside as dawn is approaching, after a peak night of Perseid meteor-watching. As viewed from anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, the Perseids’ radiant point is highest at dawn, and so the meteors rain down from overhead. In 2020, the moon may somewhat intrude on this shower.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan:  Getting to Know You: Developing Relationships with Deity

Some call it their hearth cult, others call them patrons or fulltruis. As for me, my “Greatest Hits: Now That’s Who I Call Deity!” collection is my God Squad. I’ve worked with them for a long, long time.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist:  Anishinaabe Spirit Bear Song

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”
— Rob Bremer

Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self- contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity.

If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.

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

“Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.”
— Barbara Sher

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

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
In all my years as the Universe never once have I asked for anything in return of anyone, anywhere, ever.

And I think that’s a pretty good policy, no matter who I am. Don’t you?

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken and Cold Noodles with Spicy Sauce

This is a good summertime meal, and can be made ahead.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

 

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Daily Wisdom
August 11, 2020 

Eternity
“What, to eternity, is a thousand years? Not so much as the blinking of an eye to the turning of the slowest of the spheres.”

Dante (A.D. 1265 – 1321)

 
A thousand years. Think of all the things that happen in what seems like this large amount of time. The changes that take place, the leaps and bounds made in progress, the contributions made by the people who lived during that time. And yet, some history books can sum up a century in a chapter of two! The more we move through time the more we have to write about. History may “repeat itself,” but we have something to learn from it each time. As we rack up the centuries, we have to wonder what the world will look like in a few more “blinks of an eye.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  Strength

Trust yourself to be able to handle absolutely anything today. It should be an easy day, and all you have to do is face whatever demands are made of you and then deliver what you can. You will not disappoint, even if you have to postpone doing or giving something. Trust that everything is working smoothly under your competent guidance, do your best, and have no regrets.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 10, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 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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The sun went down in beauty,
Peacefully sank to rest,
Leaving its golden reflection
On the great Mississippi’s breast;
Gleaming on the turbulent river,
In the coming gray twilight,
Soothing its restless surging,
And kissing its waters goodnight.
-George Marion McClellan (1860-1934)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

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

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

Aug 17 Moon enters Leo

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

Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo

Aug 21 Moon enters Libra

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio

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

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius

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Spirit Library: Releasing Control (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This year has held us tight within its grip of change and transformation. The huge events occurring in these times are calling our attention to that which has run its course.

Read more…

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Herbal Jedi: Yellow Dock Medicine (Rumex crispus)

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ThoughtCo: Divination with Stones

Lithomancy is the practice of performing divination by reading stones. In some cultures, the casting of stones was believed to be fairly common–a bit like checking one’s daily horoscope in the morning paper

Read more….

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MBG: Thursday’s Tense Transit Could Uncover Some Secrets: Here’s What To Know

The truth will be stranger than fiction this week, and it might take a moment to digest what two major astrological transits are about to unearth.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Breaking Reins

‘Breaking Reins’ is a 13-minute gem of a film– cut with precision, and sparkling with the truth of human experience. Epic themes fold into it compactly: Love and loss, grief’s stranglehold, Nature’s alchemy, and the resurrection of unbridled hope. Directed by a 14-year-old, shot over less than 2 days, and starring a first-time actor who in his day job has worked 1:1 with over 2,000 horses, ‘Breaking Reins’ is a triumph in unscripted filmmaking, and a testament to the power of community. You won’t want to miss this quiet masterpiece from Smooth Feather Youth. { read more }

Be The Change

Is there a loss that you, or someone close to you is navigating? How might you show up for yourself, or the other in a life-giving way that allows stuck emotions to flow?

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: 3 Handicraft Ideas from Jute | Weaving Basket 

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Elephant Journal: Tarot Cards Aren’t Evil—They Taught me How to Honor & Empower Myself.

I feel like tarot cards get kind of a bad rep.
More often than not, they are associated with evil and darkness, but honestly it really depends on the intention of how a person uses them.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 5 Reasons Why Biodiversity Is a Big Deal

“Biodiversity as a whole forms a shield protecting each of the species that together compose it, ourselves included.” — E.O. Wilson, “Half-Earth”

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Peak Perseid mornings: August 11, 12, 13

The composite image above – from John Ashley at Glacier National Park in Montana, in 2016 – perfectly captures the feeling of standing outside as dawn is approaching, after a peak night of Perseid meteor-watching. As viewed from anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, the Perseids’ radiant point is highest at dawn, and so the meteors rain down from overhead. In 2020, the moon may somewhat intrude on this shower.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Working with your house spirit

Moving into a new house at the beginning of lockdown without any furniture has been a unique experience. With all non essential shops closed and a 5-mile limit on travel in Wales, it has only been in the past month, with the easing of restrictions.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Morrighan – Damh the Bard

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Inner Journey:

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART

“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling. Logic can tell you superficially where a path might lead to, but it cannot judge whether your heart will be in it.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

“When you have compassion and surrender to your own heart, you are surrendering to the hidden power in your heart, God. You are surrendering to love, because God is Love, the cohesive force of the universe that connects us all. Surrender is not just a religious concept; it’s a power tool for listening to the voice of your spirit and following its directions. When you surrender your head to your heart, you allow your heart to give you a wider, higher intelligence perspective. Remember the phrase, ‘The real teacher is within you.’ Very simply, that teacher is to be found in the common sense of your own heart.”
— Sara Paddison

“Surrender is faith that the power of love can accomplish anything… even when you can not foresee the outcome.”
— Deepak Chopra

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A Note from the Universe 

The following is NOT wishful thinking, it’s the simple truth:

Once you form a desire for something to have or experience in your mind, it becomes a reality in the world of thoughts. Then, because THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS… that reality immediately goes to work looking for expression somewhere in your vicinity. To help this expression, understand that your job has already been done and that it’s time to let the Universe take over.

This doesn’t mean do nothing, but it does mean that you can stop worrying, stop calculating, and stop second-guessing, so that you can begin listening to the Universe through your own hunches and intuition.

You’re in good hands,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Kitchen Sink Hash Brown and Egg Waffle

As flavorful as you want to make it, this comes together easily and is wonderful for a lazy Sunday, or make them ahead and freeze them.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

 

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 6, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 6, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH

Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius

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

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces

Aug 7 Moon enters Aries

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

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

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

to be cont.

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

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

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: Self-Heal – a MIGHTY little helper

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ThoughtCo: Dog Folklore and Legends

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

Read more….

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

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

Read more….

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Daily Good: Kindness Is Everywhere

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

– Amelia Earhart –

Kindness Is Everywhere

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

Be The Change

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

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

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

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

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Turn Your Garden into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

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

Read more…

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EarthSky News: In 2020, Venus and Perseid meteors!

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

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbs & Salt Space Protection

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

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lyla June – All Nations Rise 

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Inner Journey:

THE PUSH & PULL OF RELATIONSHIPS

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

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

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

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

Our overall need lies in balancing these two tendencies.

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

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

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

They only arrive when you’re ready for them.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cool and Light Pasta and Herbs

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

Read more…

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Thursday (masculine)

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg, and Sage

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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter, Thor, Zeus

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

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Daily Wisdom
August 6, 2020

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

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

 

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 4, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 4, 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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The summer night is the perfection of thought.
-Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH

Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius

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

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces

Aug 7 Moon enters Aries

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

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

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

to be cont.

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Spirit Library: Charged With Potential (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we expand into the power of our soul we are challenged to act with increased wisdom and motivated to act with more awareness, balance and discernment.

Read more…

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Herbal Jedi:  Lemon Balm | Herb of the ages | Yarrow and Terry Willard

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ThoughtCo:  Alexandrian Wicca
Origins of Alexandrian Wicca:
Formed by Alex Sanders and his wife Maxine, Alexandrian Wicca is very similar to the Gardnerian tradition. Although Sanders claimed to have been initiated into witchcraft in the early 1930s, he was also a member of a Gardnerian coven before breaking off to start his own tradition in the 1960s.

Read more….

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MBG: 6 Essential Oils That Can Soothe Bug Bites & How To Use Them

An unfortunate side effect of summertime outings, bug bites can be a real drag. Though scratching provides in-the-moment relief, it only makes bites more painful in the long run and could potentially cause infection. Here’s how to skip the scratch and use essential oils to soothe inflamed skin the next time you meet a hungry mosquito.

Read more….

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Daily Good:  The Earth Treasure Vase Healing Project

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

– Blaise Pascal –

The Earth Treasure Vase Healing Project

“In 1990, I had the opportunity to meet a 106-year-old Buddhist Lama living in a cave in a remote part of Nepal. As I was walking up the highest mountains in the world, I realized that I had a chance to actually ask a question of the old wise man in the cave. As I was walking, I contemplated what I should ask him that would be of benefit, not just for me, but for all of us because most people dont have the opportunity to ask a question of a 106-year-old Lama in a cave. I thought about it really deeply and what came to me was, what can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?” Cynthia Jurs, Founder of the Gaia Mandala Global Healing Community, shares more in this interview. { read more }

Be The Change

What action can is within your power to take today, towards healing and protecting the Earth?

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Mullein leaf tincture!

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Elephant Journal:  3 Questions to Ask to Discover your Ideal Ritual.
From entering a temple barefooted, to setting an altar with the four elements—earth, water, air, fire—humanity has survived and lived throughout history thanks to the different rituals we have created

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Medieval Potion Shown to Kill Problematic Bacteria
In 2015, a microbiologist and an Anglo Saxon scholar decided to test a recipe from a 10th-century Old English medical compendium called Bald’s Leechbook; what they found surprised everyone. The potion, called “Bald’s eyesalve,
Read more…..

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EarthSky News:  See 4 bright planets in August
The five bright solar system planets, in their outward order from the sun, are Mercury, Venus, (Earth), Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Four of these five planets are in display in August 2020. Mercury, the lone exception, is nominally a morning planet until mid-August, at which juncture it’ll transition over to the evening sky.
Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: The Summer is for Pagans

Pagans seem overly fond of Autumn and Spring. Ask the average Witch what their favorite sabbat is and you’ll most often hear “Samhain.”* Your local eclectic Pagan group is likely to have higher attendance at Beltane, Yule, and Samhain than at Midsummer and Lammas combined.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – The Mummers’ Dance (HQ)

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Inner Journey:

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMOTIONS

“Emotions are the next frontier to be understood and conquered. To manage our emotions is not to drug them or suppress them, but to understand them so that we can intelligently direct our emotional energies and intentions…. It’s time for human beings to grow up emotionally, to mature into emotionally managed and responsible citizens. No magic pill will do it.”
— Doc Childre

Many of us believe that we need to keep a tight lid on our emotions. We fear that if we ever allow these emotions to be expressed, they will do serious damage.

But if we summon up the courage to truly feel our emotions, we discover that they don’t last. The monster in the closet turns out to be a pussycat. In fact, if we are willing to experience our emotions completely, without resistance of any kind, they burn themselves out in only a few minutes.

The only thing that keeps emotions alive within you over long periods is your unwillingness to acknowledge them.

“By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.”
— Joseph Collins

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A Note from the Universe
You are the one who was sent to make a difference, to be a bridge, to light the way, by living the truths that have been revealed to you, so that others might do the same.

So now you know why you’ve always seen the world so differently than others.

To help,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

“It is so refreshing and it’s sweet and tasty.”

Read more……

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Magical Correspondences for  Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs:Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
August 4, 2020 

Interdependence
“Whatever we do to any other thing in the great web of life, we do to ourselves, for we are one.”

-Brooke Medicine Eagle, 1991
The great web of life – this amazing connection that binds us together. These days when we hear “web” we think of the worldwide web. And this is a great analogy for how we can really move beyond space and time to experience our connection with one another. I had a service question recently, and ended up speaking with a technician in India! We had a great conversation. He solved my problem and I showed him my whatsyourdosha.com website. Although Ayurveda is somewhat new to us here in the west, it’s a part of everyday life in India, and he was pleased that we are finally “getting” it!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot:  Temperance

See through a false impression or some illusion that has been projected to throw you off course or to misjudge someone. Done innocently or deliberately, you can dispel that false impression and work your way right through it. You could even do this without challenging or confronting anyone directly, thus saving yourself the trauma of a showdown. Go slow when making any decisions that affect others.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 3, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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O Earth, that hast no voice, confide to me a voice!
O harvest of my lands! O boundless summer growths!
O lavish, brown, parturient earth! O infinite, teeming womb!
A verse to seek, to see, to narrate thee.
-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH

Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius

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

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces

Aug 7 Moon enters Aries

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

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

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

to be cont.
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August’s Full Corn Moon

Aug 3, 2020 at 8:58 am PST/ 9:58 am MST/ 11;58 am EST (Note: The moon will appear full on BOTH Sunday and Monday night!)

The energy of the August moon is going to cause a bit of a shakeup due to Uranus squaring up with the Sun. This can make us feel a bit wobbly

Read more….

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Spirit Library: Something New Is Forming (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In the second half of 2020 humanity’s process of evolutionary growth is accelerating at a much greater pace. The intense energy we have experienced over the last few months is radically quickening our processes and creating deep and lasting change.

Read more…..

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Herbal Jedi: Elderberry Medicine 

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ThoughtCo: What is a Wicker Man?

The Wicker Man is a giant effigy allegedly used by the Druids to perform human sacrifice, according to the writings of Julius Caesar. He mentions it as one method in which the Celts performed rituals, but other than Caesar’s observations there is little scholarly corroboration. In recent years, some of Caesar’s accounts have been disputed by modern academics.

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MBG: This August Could Be A Break From Intensity, According To Astrology

Uncertainty is in the air as the last full month of summer arrives. Will we or won’t we…go back to work, send kids to school, keep the business open, spend holidays with the family? Our ability to plan, which is crucial to success in modern life, has been seriously hindered.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm

Consciousness is never static or complete but is an unending process of movement and unfoldment.

– David Bohm –

Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm

Infinite Potential is a new film that “takes us on a mystical and scientific journey into the nature of life and reality with David Bohm, the man Einstein called his spiritual son and the Dalai Lama his science guru. A physicist and explorer of Consciousness, Bohm turned to Eastern wisdom to develop groundbreaking insights into the profound interconnectedness of the Universe and our place within it.” Watch the film here. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Making Willow Baskets

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Elephant Journal: 3 Things our Rising Signs reveal about our Souls.

What the heck is my rising sign?
A lot of people newer to astrology are not completely familiar with a rising sign and even some of the more “well-seasoned” astrology nerds (yes, I am an astrology nerd) are still not entirely aware of just how much our rising sign can affect the whole of our natal charts (or “life map” as I like to refer to it).

Read more……

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Treehugger: 12 Incredible Facts About Lemurs

Lemurs are easy to love. They’re cute, charismatic, and oddly humanlike, which isn’t just a coincidence. Lemurs are primates like us, and while they’re not as closely related to people as chimpanzees and other apes are, they’re still family.

Read more…….
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EarthSky News:  Full Sturgeon Moon on August 2 and 3

On August 2 and 3, 2020, everyone around the world (except far-northern Arctic latitudes) will see a full-looking moon lighting up the nighttime from dusk until dawn. Watch the moon follow the planets Jupiter and Saturn westward across the sky throughout the night.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: The Darkness is Returning – And That’s a Good Thing

It’s August already, in this year like no other.

January and February were mostly normal, to the extent that anything resembles “normal” in Tower Time.

Then Covid-19 hit. March felt like it lasted about eight weeks. April? April lasted six months.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Patty Gurdy – ONE BY ONE feat. Hellscore (new original hurdy-gurdy music)

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Inner Journey: 

TRANSFORMATION

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
— William Faulkner

Longing for a miracle that will transform your life? Miracles happen, and if we don’t want that magic to disappear on us, we need to learn from each epiphany — to integrate it, apply it, and build on it so we can permanently shift to a new level of being.

The real key to fulfillment lies in ONGOING transformation: building our awareness of daily opportunities to change our perceptions and raise our consciousness. Life is about dissolving the old and creating anew. The more we open to accepting and learning from every life experience, the more our lives transform.

“Enlightenment must come little by little — otherwise it would overwhelm.”
— Idries Shah

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
It’s quite simple, dear.

Wherever your thoughts can go, you can go.

And I’ll meet you there.

Wherever
The Universe
tut.com
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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Dorito® Taco Salad

A delicious refreshing taco salad with a tangy twist.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
August 3, 2020

Interdependence
“One life stamps and influences another, which in turn stamps and influences another, on and on, until the soul of human experience breathes on in generations we’ll never even meet.”

-Mary Kay Blakely, 1989

 
Yes, we are independent, as people and as a nation, and at the same time we are interdependent. We rely on each other. We support and sustain one another. Each person, independently, makes contributions that have far-reaching effects. It’s the pebble in the pond example, where the ripples are felt for a long time after the stone has landed

-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com
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Daily Tarot:  The Hanged Man

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease . . .observing a spear of summer grass.
-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

August 1 Lammas/Lughnasadh

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Spirit Library: Consider Your Choices (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In times of change and uncertainty we must harness our courage and investigate the unknown. We must move beyond the limits of our normal routines and explore the mystery of the unfamiliar.

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ThoughtCo: The Magical History of Corn

Of all the grains eaten in the world, corn–or maize–probably is surrounded by more legends and folklore than any other. Corn has been planted, tended, harvested, and consumed for millennia, and so it’s no wonder that there are myths about the magical properties of this grain. Let’s take a look at some of the customs and traditions surrounding corn.

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope Is In & These Are The 3 Cosmic Events To Not

Boundaries might be blurry this Monday, July 27, but do your best to discern them anyway.
For the third time in 2020 (including May 3 and 20), seductive Venus in Gemini squares nebulous Neptune in Pisces, a challenging angle that makes it hard for us to resist anything, especially temptation.

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Rune stones, the basics and how to use them || Enchanted Endeavours Ep. 4

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Today’s DIY:  EASY DIY AIR DRY CLAY PROJECTS | Boho Wall Hanging, Scandi Plant Hanger, Modern Jewelry Dish

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Elephant Journal: 10 Signs You’re an Old Soul (I Definitely Am)!

By 39, I’d had two relationships with men a lot older than I was.
And although I’m done with the category of 10 to 25 years age difference, I do wonder why I got into them in the first place.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 Things You May Not Know About Squirrels

Squirrels get a lot of attention from humans, but not always for good reasons. We tend to dwell on negatives like stolen tomatoes and occupied attics, sometimes failing to fully appreciate the long, mostly harmless — and often entertaining — history of squirrels living in our midst.

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EarthSky News: Moon’s near side is its dark side

Tonight, while the moon is a few days shy of meeting up with the red supergiant star Antares, let’s see if we can make out the dark areas on tonight’s moon, which is at or somewhat past its half-illuminated first quarter phase at nightfall July 27, 2020. These smooth, low-lying lunar plains are called maria,

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Patheos-Pagan: Undoing or Reversing Spells

There are a few questions that I get asked on a regular basis, one of them is:

“I worked a spell and it has gone horribly wrong, how do I undo it”

It does happen, I suspect it has occurred for most of us at one time or another. Spells do have a habit of working in unexpected ways.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Into The Mist (Official Video)

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Inner Journey:

Slow down

“The soul requires duration of time — rich, thick, deep, velvety time — and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried …. We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.”
— Robert Sardello

Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.

Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about.

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
— H. G. Wells

“The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”
— Mary Webb

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

It took some craftiness to create the splendors you now live in because it all had to be done with the most exquisite balance, and in just such a way that you’d never, ever become bored.

Yeah, I had to throw in a few valleys so that you could truly appreciate the peaks. A few scaly, ugly, biting creatures, to make the others more adorable. Some slippery slopes, dangerous curves, and moving targets, to show you how agile, brilliant, and cunning you are. And some quicksand, tornadoes, and earthquakes, to help you appreciate a stolen nap, an evening stroll, and quiet times.

But perhaps, best of all, I had to dream up some pretty special people. You know, with perspectives and traits so unlike your own that sometimes it would seem your only means of surviving the relationship would be learning to love yourself, even more. Aren’t they a piece of work?

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Zucchini Casserole

Roasted zucchini with onion and layered with marinara sauce and pasta. A meal-in-one with a salad and rolls. Can’t get better than that! A great way to use up your zucchini crop in the summer..

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
July 27, 2020 
Style
“To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and inside of the human body – both go together, they can’t be separated.”

-Jean Luc Godard

 
In this quote Jean Luc Godard is talking about writing style in particular, but it can really be applied to any kind of style. We always hear: “You can’t judge a book by its cover” and yet, it happens all the time! Even if we don’t “judge” a book, or a person, by appearance, experience tells us that certain expectations have been set up for us. What does this mean to us spiritually? We understand that mind and body, inside and outside, are intricately linked. We need to take care of both. Our style reflects the person we are, it’s what the world experiences of us. The way we present ourselves is the way we see ourselves.

 

-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 posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 22, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 22, 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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Bright clouds,
Motionless pillars of the brazen heaven-
Their bases on the mountains-their white tops
Shining in the far ether-fire the air
With a reflected radiance
-William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

August 1 Lammas/Lughnasadh

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Spirit Library: Untethered & Free (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It’s been an intense week as we are physically integrating the vast amounts of light energy that are flooding in. These energies are cleansing and clearing our body and being of the energetic imprints of the past.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: 5 Easy Decorating Ideas for Lammas/Lughansadh

Need some quick and affordable decorating ideas for Lammas/Lughnasadh? Here are some tips on how to bring the season into your home without breaking your bank account!

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MBG: The Case For A Realistic Board & 2 More Unexpected Vision Boarding Ideas

Vision boards are basically adult scrapbooks that map out the future instead of the past using a combination of photos, art, and inspirational mantras and quotes. Erica Lasan, a coach who specializes in finding joy and purpose in hard times and life transitions, thinks they can be a wonderful tool for connecting people with their goals and dreams.

Read more…..

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Herbal Jedi: Self-Heal – a MIGHTY little helper

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Today’s DIY: Making a Basket from PINE NEEDLES | Start to Finish Project

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Elephant Journal: How to Open & Unblock the Throat Chakra (& 9 Crystals that Help).

Speak your truth, because living a lie doesn’t change reality.
Because keeping your truth inside doesn’t serve you.

It starts a war inside of you. It festers and poisons you.

Read more…

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Treehugger: Please Eat the Dandelions: 9 Edible Garden Weeds

Instead of trying to get rid of those lawn and garden weeds, harvest them for free homegrown meals.

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EarthSky News: Watch the moon shed its shadow

What did he mean by the moon shedding its shadow? For all worlds including the Earth and moon, night is a shadow. That is, when night falls on Earth, you’re standing within Earth’s shadow. Likewise, when you see a crescent moon in the evening sky – such as the one you’ll see on the evenings of July 21 to 24 –

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Patheos-Pagan: Magical Resistance: Queen Nanny of the Maroons

While I had heard about Queen Nanny in history classes long ago, what put her on my magical and artistic radar was a lecture by Emma Kathyrn at the Magickal Women’s Conference in London in 2019. Emma’s lecture was titled “Rebel Women & Rebel Magic” and prominently featured Queen Nanny – you can listen to the lecture here. Not only was Queen Nanny a 18th century freedom fighter, but she was also a renowned Obeah woman.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Old Village – The Call of The Old Gods (Pagan Folk music)

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IS YOUR DESTINY?

“The significant business of your life is alive and well, awaiting discovery, within your very soul. You and I were born to come into ourselves as complete and distinctive persons. Accepting this, we build a valuable life.”
— Marsha Sinetar

What is the significant business of your life? What is your purpose? Andrew Schneider says that purpose “is more than just having a direction. It is about one’s place in the universe. It is the journey of finding that place and being there and living fully whatever that place is. It is your own unique place that nobody else has, had, or will have.”

How would you describe your place in the universe?

“We become powerful in the face of our fears when we have a sense that we make a difference in this world. Affirmations of purpose communicate the truth that we are all meaningful participants in this Universe and that we are worthy of giving and receiving love. Some affirmations of purpose are:

– I know that I count and I act as though I do.
– I spread warmth and love everywhere I go.
– I am a healing force in the Universe.”
— Susan Jeffers

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
— Joseph Addison

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

No matter what else you might feel or think, it’s working, flawlessly, magically, and without exception.

Your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations are the sole cause of the effects of your life. And while this may give you pause and have you wondering why you’ve not yet met with some of the successes you’ve sought, let it also empower you as you remember that the floodgates must fly open and the Kingdom must be revealed at the precise moment you release whatever else you might have felt or thought about it not working.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quick Tofu Stir-Fry

Crumbled tofu, frozen vegetables, and black bean sauce create a fast and easy dinner or lunch. Serve with rice or noodles for a complete meal.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Wednesday (masculine)

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Tarot:  The Devil

You don’t want to spend the whole day trying to swim upstream. Work on your self-control and don’t let anyone or anything lure you into overreacting or flying out of control. Be practical and don’t get in your own way. You can have your silly fun later, and fantasize your revenge, at home in private with those who love you no matter what you do or say

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 17, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 17, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots, and gillyflowers.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Increased Solar Activity (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are entering into a time of pure potential and power where all our inner changes are being deeply processed and integrated. As this process unfolds our new energetic matrix is strengthened and expanded creating a force field of light and power around us.

Read more…

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Spiritual Unite: SIMPLE CROWN CHAKRA YOGA POSES TO BALANCE YOUR LIFE

Yoga has been benefiting humankind for many thousands of years. It includes mental, physical and spiritual practices that improve the overall working of the body along with opening and balancing of the chakra system.

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ThoughtCo: Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, the hot days of August are upon us, much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner.

Read more…..

 

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MBG: How To Recognize A Karmic Lesson & What To Do About It

If you’re a believer in karma, you may know a thing or two about karmic lessons; lessons that are deeply unresolved and bridge lifetimes. Karmic lessons are the themes and situations we didn’t learn from, or mishandled, in the past.

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from Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Embodying Beauty
by JoAnne Dodgson

How is it we’ve come to believe that there are some people who are beautiful and others who are not? Does it really make any sense that measuring tapes, bathroom scales, clothing sizes, and calorie-counts hold the power to determine whether or not we’re worthy of love? What drives us to spend countless hours and dollars to recolor, reshape and resize our bodies, over and over again? Why has the beauty of who we are become so difficult to see?

Read more…….

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Today’s DIY: DIY Water candles | Making candles with WATER!?

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Elephant Journal:  Why all Empaths need to start Taking out the Trash.

As empaths, we can tap into awesome emotions like joy, excitement, and inspiration.
But let’s face it, nobody ever found themselves struggling because they tapped into too much love. We most often find ourselves taking in other people’s trash and sitting in it.

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Treehugger: Ask Me About Plalking 

My husband and I enjoy an outing together, almost every day. But nowadays, we are not walking anymore. We’re plalking. It’s great for health and the conscience. Plus it’s the new sexy.

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EarthSky News:  Summer Triangle and smallest constellations

The Summer Triangle is not a constellation but a large asterism consisting of three bright stars in three separate constellations. These stars are Vega, Deneb and Altair. If you can find the Summer Triangle, you can use it to locate three of the sky’s smallest constellations: Vulpecula the Fox, Delphinus the Dolphin and Sagitta the Arrow. All three would be impossible to see from the city, but they’re lots of fun to see in a dark sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: How to Stop Overthinking Your Magic

One of the students in the Under the Ancient Oaks Operative Magic class raised a very good question:

I think one of the reasons why I don’t do magic more frequently is that I overthink things. It took me many hours of research and planning to pull this together.

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Pagan Playlist:  Eivør – Trøllabundin

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Inner Journey:

REMEMBER YOUR SPIRITUAL SIDE

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
— Soren Kierkegaard

Reminding ourselves often of our spiritual natures truly changes the quality of our lives. It helps us relax, slow down, lighten up, and generally find more space and joy in life.

When we get down on ourselves or life, we can pull back and ask, “How might my soul regard this situation? What am I being invited to experience?”

This shift in perspective helps us let go of the resistance that always comes with negativity. As energy once again begins to flow, our outlook brightens.

“Spirituality is the sacred center out of which all life comes, including Mondays and Tuesdays and rainy Saturday afternoons in all their mundane and glorious detail. … The spiritual journey is the soul’s life commingling with ordinary life.”
— Christina Baldwin

“It is not my business to think about myself. My business is to think about God. It is for God to think about me.”
— Simone Weil

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A Note from the Universe 

Do you know what you’ve created?

No, besides an intergalactically known saunter named after you.

Inspiration, in the eyes that have watched you. Hope, in the minds that have admired you. And love, in the hearts that have known you.

Not bad, kiddo, not bad at all –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken Escabeche

Chicken breasts, onions, and carrots stew in vinegar and wine for a tangy South American escabeche meal. This is delicious served over rice or quinoa. This dish can be served immediately but it is even better if served at room temperature after the flavors have had some time to meld.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Friday (feminine)

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
July 17, 2020 

Helping
“Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.”

-Helen Keller

 
A basic human need is to feel needed. When we are feeling unhappy, we can step outside of ourselves and do something to help someone else. Once we see the effect that our actions have in the world, how our helping does some good, we are reminded how much we truly are needed. We are here for a reason. There are so many things we can do to help, we just have to get out there and do them

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter.

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/