Cat’s Morning Bits for April 4, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 4, 2018

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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April is here!
Blithest season of all the year,
The little brook laughs as it leaps away;
The lambs are out on the hills at play.
-Eben E. Rexford (1848-1916)

almanac.com

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mindbodygreen: Looking To Find Purpose In Your Life? Find Your ‘Center Of Gravity’ First

Imagine finding a job that fits perfectly with the way that you naturally are and the way that you interpret the world around you. Finding and understanding what your center of gravity is will help you achieve just that.

Read more…………..

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Spirit Library: April 2018 Energy Report

For once we have a ‘normal’ month as far as energy movement goes. Since January we have been off-balance energetically and we have seen that with the roller coaster ups and downs in personal and global events

Read more……………..

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A Bountiful Moment

The answers to your questions, dreams, desires are around you everywhere you just need to be aware.

Daily Thought: It is easy to feel like you don’t have the answers or become overwhelmed at a situation that is new. But the answer to what is creating the anxiety is there right in front of you. All you have to do is sit still for a moment and listen. Quieting your mind and being open to the answers that surround you is the challenge not the situation you are facing.

Daily Practice: When you are faced with a challenge today look at it clearly by quieting your mind and looking past what is creating the fear. Take a deep breathe in and slowly release it two to three times. Now relook at the situation and act on the solution that enters your mind. Move through the situation by acting not thinking.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight Use the Big Dipper to find the Little Dipper

Polaris – aka the North Star – marks the end of the Little Dipper’s handle. Here’s how to use the Big Dipper to spot it.

Read more………….

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Patheos-Pagan: Paganism as an Orientation

Back at the end of February I came across this excellent piece by Heron Michelle titled Witchery as an Orientation and Sacred Mission. It’s her story of how being a witch isn’t a choice for her – it’s part of who and what she is. The essay is worth your time to read in its entirety – here’s a key quote:

Witchery isn’t a choice for me. There is a being-ness to witchery, the aptitude for deeply, broadly sensing a far greater “normal” than others … Those with an orientation of witchery, naturally glide past the veil of illusion as our second-nature. This tends to become isolating, as muggle-society pushes us to the fringes, and calls us “crazy.”

Read more……………

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Inner Journey: Open to Awareness

“Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness. It is cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become more in touch with our life as it is unfolding.”
— Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn

Why do we want to become more aware?

If we remain unaware, we:
•repeat the past,
•remain stuck in relationships,
•live superficial, literal and one dimensional lives,
•lack experiences of love and beauty, and
•have limited connection to others and the universe.

With awareness, we are fully involved with life. Awareness is sensing deeply and sensitively for what really is. To do this, we need to approach the present as totally new. When we can be open and attentive in each moment, we begin to free ourselves from the conditioning of the past and the suffering that it so often brings.

“If moment by moment you can keep your mind clear then nothing will confuse you.”
— Sheng Yen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Wake up! Remember what excites you! Think of these things, those friends, and the adventures that can be yours! Focus. Care. Fantasize. Imagine. It’s all so near. Speak as if you’re ready. Paste new pictures in your scrapbook, on your vision board, and around your home and office. Physically prepare for the changes that you wish to experience in your life. You’ve done this before. You know it works. You’re due for an encore. It’s time to amaze. That’s why you’re there.

And it’s why I’m here

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon Berry Cake

This delicious and moist cake is perfect to serve for any occasion! You cannot go wrong with this Lemon Raspberry Blueberry Cake.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Lemon-Berry-Cake.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom April 4, 2018: Peace

“Speak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer. In truth, this is prayer.”

Francis de S. Fenelon (1651-1715), Fr. archbishop

It is wonderful to think of peace as a prayer. Peace is one of those amazing things that grows when it is out in the light. Share peace, distribute it freely, be generous with your portions and there will be lots more to go around!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: Fluorescent photography elevates flowers to fantastical

Whether planted in a garden or arranged in a bouquet, flowers please the eye. And while some varieties are more colorful than others, photographer Craig Burrows likes to toy with what Mother Nature started. With the use of fluorescent photography, even the most mundane greenery can become vibrant

Read more……………….

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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! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 3, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 3, 2018

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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Oh, how fresh the wind is blowing!
See! The sky is bright an clear,
Oh, how green the grass is growing!
April! April! Are you here?
-Dora R. Goodale (1866-1953)

almanac.com

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Steps To A Kinder Mind

Offering a smile and a kind word to the checkout person, giving a frazzled mom an understanding look when her child is having a tantrum, offering your shoulder to cry on for an upset friend; these are all gifts of kindness. While there may be a cultural trend away from kindness, it is possible to cultivate this capacity within yourself

Read more………………

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Beliefnet: Angel Feather Colours and Their Meanings

Our angels like to send us signs to let us know they are listening and working on our prayers and requests. Symbols like feathers are most important when they are meaningful to the person who receives them, especially if you have asked your angels for a sign. The first question to ask is “What does the sign mean to me?” What were you doing or thinking about when you noticed the sign or feather? When analyzing anything, ask yourself first always, “What does this mean to me?”

Read more….

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mindbodygreen: Your Complete Astrological Forecast For April Has Arrived

Clash of the cardinal signs? April’s stars cluster in two distinct camps, gathering in fiery Aries and determined Capricorn. As new-radical Aries meets old-guard Capricorn—and four planets have retrogrades—change is unavoidable but should be carefully considered.

Read more………………..

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A Bountiful Moment

Know your truth and act accordingly.

Daily Thought: Do not be distracted by the noise of the day. Act on what you know will be the future you and allow today to take care of itself. Be confident that you have already set into action all that is occurring so you can continue to create what is going to happen in your tomorrow.

Daily Practice: Visualize today the completion of something you have set into motion. See yourself doing it. What do you look like? Where are you at? What and who is around you? Spend time in that space several times today and act as if you are already there.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Keep watching the moon and Jupiter

They’ll be the brightest lights up there from late night Tuesday to dawn Wednesday.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Building Your Own Liturgical Calendar

Imbolc is for Brighid and Lughnasadh is for Lugh, but when do we fulfill our obligations to Cerridwen or Cernunnos or Athena? … If a God is important to you, They should have Their day at some point. There may be historically appropriate days, but if not, pick one. Establish your own liturgical calendar.
Read more………………..

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Inner Journey:
LIVING THE ADVENTURE

“I do not accept any absolute formulas for living. No preconceived code can see ahead to everything that can happen in a man’s life. As we live, we grow and our beliefs change. They must change. So I think we should live with this constant discovery. We should be open to this adventure in heightened awareness of living. We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.”
— Martin Buber

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I understand that you must wonder, sometimes to the point of bewilderment, at what you’re truly capable of doing. Yet, therein lies the “problem,” because living the life of your dreams is far more about what I’m capable of doing.

Surrender,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pineapple Nice Cream

This is a super healthy and delicious alternative to ice cream. There’s no dairy or added sugar. The pineapple flavour is the star, and the smooth texture of the mango gives it its ice cream effect. For being 100% fruit, this dessert is a guilt-free and creamy delight!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pineapple-Nice-Cream.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
April 3, 2018

Peace

“Our goal must be not peace in our time but peace for all time.”  -Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) Informal remarks, Galesberg, Illinois, 1950

In turbulent times, where is our attention? On the problem? Or on the desired outcome? What can we do to help the world situation, while we are here comfortable in our homes and we know that others are suffering? We can’t all go out and battle, nor would that help even if we could. We must think peace. We must bring our attention to peace. We must create a unified consciousness of PEACE ON EARTH, GOODWILL TO ALL. We must build a class consciousness of love and caring. Starting right here and right now, with each one of us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: Florida photographer captures the stunning beauty of the Everglades

As a Miami native, photographer Paul Marcellini grew up just 20 miles from the Everglades, a national park that was once considered a swamp full of muck and alligators. But the area has drawn the attention of top-notch photographers who have brought its beauty, uniqueness and fragility to the public eye. Marcellini is one of these photographers and his images of the park have gained international recognition.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/florida-photographer-captures-stunning-beauty-everglades

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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! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 2, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 2, 2018

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 wild and windy March once more
Has shut his gates of sleet,
And given us back the April-time,
So fickle and so sweet.
-Alice Cary (1820-71)

almanac.com

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Did You Know?

The word “season” is from the Latin sationem meaning “sowing” or “seed time.”

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Beliefnet: Just For Today

Live these 10 principles each and every day. None of the resolutions are hard to do when you remind yourself daily with this uplifting meditation, “Just for Today” originally published by Frank Crane. Read more………………….

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mindbodygreen: The Spiritual Benefit Of Travel & How To Find It Without Leaving Home

When you ask people why they travel, the responses are usually quite similar: a desire for adventure, a chance to experience new places and cultures, a breakaway from the routine. But sometimes you hear an answer that goes deeper than that one that highlights another, more profound aspect of traveling that not everyone is talking about: the fact that travel is a profoundly spiritual experience.

Read more……………….

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Spirit Library: When you don’t feel so positive…

While we always encourage positive thinking and ask you to focus on what you wish to create in your life, we know that there are times when you feel lost in a dark emotional storm.

While we always encourage positive thinking and ask you to focus on what you wish to create in your life, we know that there are times when you feel lost in a dark emotional storm. There are times when you are overcome with grief, times when anger from the past comes uncorked, and times when you feel possessed by jealousy, insecurity, or doubt.

Read more………..

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EarthSky News: April guide to the bright planets

April finds Venus blazing away in the west at evening twilight, and Jupiter rising at mid-to-late evening. After the Mars and Saturn conjunction on April 2, the pair remain in the same binocular field for about a week.

Read more…………

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Patheos-Pagan: Healing the Witch’s Heart

Break-up’s are a common human experience and they completely suck. Whatever the specific circumstances are, going through the loss of a relationship is a grieving process. And just like the grieving process we experience after the death of a loved one, we go through stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. We vacillate through these stages while we adapt to our new lives without our partner(s
Read more………….

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Inner Journey: To Support Or Not

It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.”
— Douglas Hurd

Are you struggling financially because you are helping another adult who is being irresponsible around money?

Without intending to do so, we can keep people dependent when we are willing to financially rescue them. Enablers typically feel it’s their duty to help out. They may see giving money as an expression of love. Unfortunately, they may lose their own financial security as a result.

As hard as it may be to do, the solution may lie in forcing the dependent to find his or her own way financially. In this case, it’s not selfish to not lend a hand — it actually serves the highest interests of all. Learning personal responsibility can be a tough road but it’s a necessary one for empowerment.

“Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them.”
— Booker T. Washington

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes one of the most helpful things you can do for another is to let them learn stuff for themselves, at their own pace.

It’s also one of the most helpful things you can do for yourself.

Empower, celebrate, and free them all –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Corn Muffins

This is a healthy, high-fiber, low-sugar muffin. I substituted Truvia blend for the sugar.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sweet-Potato-Corn-Muffins.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
April 2, 2018

Peace

“Love is not a doctrine. Peace is not an international agreement. Love and Peace are beings who live as possibilities in us.” ~Mary Caroline Richards, (Centering, 1964)

This time of year, and particularly this year, I find myself thinking more about peace, and about peace on earth. If we are correct, and it all begins with each of us, then it is more important than ever to find peace within ourselves. We all know how to find that peace through our spiritual practices. So, practice, practice, practice! And then bring that beautiful peace out into the world where it is so needed.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: These sweet dogs are full of life lessons

Vegemite is a 7-year-old Japanese Chin and Pekingese mix who lost his eye when he was attacked by another dog. He had emergency surgery, but his eye couldn’t be saved.

The loss didn’t do anything to damper the pup’s upbeat personality, says photographer Alex Cearns, who was so enamored with Vegemite, above, she made him the cover boy of her book, “Perfect Imperfection.”

Read more

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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! Visit Our Store

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


Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2018

Good Morning, 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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Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

almanac.com

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Spirit Library: April 2018 Astro-Energy Report – Hard As Steel, Soft As Silk

This month sees a concentration of energy in the signs of Capricorn and Aries, favouring pragmatic action fuelled by self-confidence and well-honed instinct

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: How To Protect Your Energy As An Empath

How to protect your energy as an empath: Could you sense what other people are feeling without them saying a word? Could you sense the emotional changes in the environment? Then, there’s a possibility that you are an empath. Empath are the people who are highly sensitive to the changes of energy around them. Whether the change occurs in people,

Read more……

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A Bountiful Moment: Know your expectations.

Daily Thought: Expectations set the bar for your actions. If you believe and expect that nothing will happen then your efforts will follow. Set your expectations to achieve what you believe to be true about yourself. Always strive to the highest mark and accept with grace and gratitude the accomplishments reached along the way. Make sure your personal expectations are high enough to keep you striving and realistic enough to make your proud

Daily Practice: What are your self-expectations? Are they high enough that you can divide into steps to reach? Take some time today to evaluate what your beliefs about yourself are and what you believe you are capable of achieving. Set a goal that you never thought yourself capable of and break it into little self- expectations to reach it.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight and tomorrow  Moon in Virgo

Virgo the Maiden is a large, faint, rambling constellation with a single bright star, Spica. You’ll see this star near the moon the next few evenings. By the way, Saturday night’s moon is the second Blue Moon of 2018

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Persephone: Goddess of Adaptation

Persephone is often seen only as the maiden taken to the Under World against her will, but there is so much more to her than that. In fact, she became the fierce Queen of Hell ruling over her domain very much the equal to Hades while saving humanity by adapting the climate to give us the growing season. To put Persephone’s story into a contemporary context, we can classify her as a Goddess of Adaptation because of how she transformed herself, managed her relationships and turned the wheel of the year.
Read more….

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Inner Journey: Conscious Communication

“If we want to be compassionate we must be conscious of the words we use. We must both speak and listen from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

Conscious communication requires us to be truly present to what is occurring. When we are unconscious, we both speak to and react to others out of habit. And in the face of what we perceive as someone’s judgment and criticism, we automatically (and unconsciously) defend, withdraw or attack.

To communicate consciously requires attention to two areas:
1.I need to speak from awareness of what I am perceiving, feeling and needing, and
2.Through watching and listening, I need to be aware of those same needs in others.

“When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Better to try and fail than forever wonder what might have been….

Not that there’s really any failing, because in the journey you will love and be loved, get nearer your goal, and probably realize that you should have dreamed bigger to begin with, as you pluck that baby from the tree of life on a subsequent go around.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy, Healthy Bread (With Hormone-Balancing Ingredients!)

When my sister-in-law had a baby, I made her this bread to have on hand during her marathon nursing sessions and froze it in slices that were easy to reheat. This bread is so good for women’s hormonal health, from the flaxseed meal (which has been shown in studies to help with PCOS and hormone balance) to the goji berries (which have been shown to regulate hormone levels). There’s no kneading or complex fermentation process here, but it comes out like a real loaf of bread. It also has a subtle sweetness and tons of plant-based protein and healthy fat to keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day.

Read more………

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
March 30, 2018

Work

“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence… the measure of civilization.” ~-Calvin Coolidge

It’s great to plan, to pay attention, to have intention, to dream, wish, and visualize. Yet there comes a time when we must take action! Work is how things get done. Because we live on this human plane, work is how we learn and grow. Whether it is by studying or through our experiences, our activities take us to new places mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: Sea turtles return to Mumbai beach after 20-year absence

Two decades after they were last spotted nesting on Versova beach in Mumbai, Olive Ridley turtles appear to be returning to the shoreline that was once drowning in plastic waste.

Workers volunteering during a regular cleanup campaign last week spotted more than 80 hatchlings crawling towards the Arabian Sea � a historic moment for a place previously buried under millions of pounds of trash.

Read more…..

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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! Visit Our Store! 🙂

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 29, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 29, 2018

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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Daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.
William Shakepeare (1564-1616)

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: Invaluable Advice On How To Say ‘I’m Sorry’

I’m in a relatively unique position to write this how-to: I’ve both messed up big-time AND done so in a spectacularly public fashion. Like, I’ve stepped in it in front of hundreds of thousands of people, offending entire population groups in a single ill-conceived Instagram post.

Read more…………..

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Beliefnet: 4 Signs of a Life Well-Lived

A life well-lived isn’t measured by material successes.

The older you get the more likely you are to look back on your life and examine it. You start asking yourself if you made the best use of your time on earth, and you start wondering if you lived a good life. While this sort of reflection is often seen in aging people, it is never too early to start considering what it means to live a good life.  Read more…………..

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Spiritual Unite: The Three Stages of Awakening Kundalini

Stages of awakening kundalini: The process of kundalini awakening is the name we give to the opening of the channels through which our spiritual energy flows. Which takes place in three distinct stages. The first stage, where we deal with the physical body, and its needs, the second stage where we transition to dealing with the mental and emotional needs, Read more………………

 

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A Bountiful Moment

You don’t decide your destiny. You just decide your next step.

Daily Thought: Keep moving forward one step at a time and when you look back you will discover you have created a wonderful life legacy. Your actions everyday create who you are in the long run. The small steps you take toward your goals daily will manifest as your life destiny.

Daily Practice: Remember today that everything you do will have an effect on what your tomorrow will look like. Use every opportunity you have within your day to accomplish something toward your goal, your dream or your life desire. Even if you only get 5 minutes to spend toward your goals. Don’t let this day slip by without adding to your desired destiny.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: 2018’s 2nd Blue Moon on March 31

Popular culture has defined several kinds of Blue Moons, but the one coming up March 31 is relatively rare. It’s the 2nd Blue Moon this year. That hasn’t happened since 1999 and won’t again until 2037.

Read more……….

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Patheos-Pagan: Do The Gods Need Our Devotion?

Short Answer: No Long Answer: Yes The Gods are immortal. This much is clear from the lore. Not only do they have things like pigs that are alive the day after being eaten, and apples which provide..

Read more……..

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Inner Journey: In Confusion

“It is while trying to get everything straight in my head that I get confused.”
— Mary Virginia Micka

When I get confused, when my mind is wrestling with what to do, I have learned to abandon my thought processes completely. The best solution, I’ve discovered, lies in asking my heart for direction. This requires that I stop my mental chatter, either by sitting in silence or by doing something completely different. In quiet, still space, I often know what’s needed, with a clarity I never get from the labouring of my mind.

And I now know, without doubt, that when I’m confused is never the time to act. I must wait for clarity.

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”
— Daniel Boone

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When something difficult or painful happens always look to see what it makes possible that wouldn’t have otherwise been possible.

Like a new adventure, a closer friendship, or chocolate in your peanut butter.

Everything makes you better,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Salmon Chan-Chan Yaki

Chan-chan yaki is a Japanese dish that uses fish and vegetables with a sweet and savoury miso sauce. They say that “chan-chan” is the sound the spatulas make when used to flip and piece up the ingredients on the hot pan. This is typically made on an electric griddle at the table with everyone sitting around, but you can use a big pan and serve it up in plates with rice.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Salmon-Chan-Chan-Yaki.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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MNN: These Are The Fanciest Slugs You’ve Ever Seen!

Some look like cartoon sheep and others like Pokemon characters. Some are cannibals and some are poisonous  and some just like to look extra fancy so that eating them seems like a risky proposition. Some have evolved to look and move like fish, though they’re definitely not! They are nudibranch, small creatures found from tide pools to deep sea valleys throughout the world’s oceans.

Read more….

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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! Visit Our Store…

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 28, 2018

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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Again rejoicing Nature sees
Her robe assume its vernal hues,
Her leafy locks wave in the breeze,
All freshly steep’d in morning dews.
Robert Burns (1759-96)

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: A World-Famous Explorer On How To Make Every Day An Adventure

David de Rothschild is no stranger to adventure. The 39-year-old Brit much prefers remote, off-the-grid locales to cities and his resume could easily belong to Indiana Jones. He crossed the Antarctic on foot at the age of 26, was part of a team that broke the world record for fastest crossing of the Greenland ice cap, and was the youngest Brit to visit both the North and South Poles

Read more………………

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Beliefnet: Spring Into Self Confidence

Something about spring makes me happy! It’s almost as if Mother Earth is reminding us that we can always begin again — after a long winter of hot chocolates, and staying in the house more than usual now is the time we go outside. Daffodils are blooming, bees are buzzing and bunnies are at play. I just love how life naturally begins again.  Read more………………..

 

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Spiritual Unite:  Are You Feeling a Bit Down This Week? This Solar Storm is the Real Reason...

Are you trying to be at your best? Are you eating right, having enough sleep, and doing the activities you like? But still, if you feel down, then this cosmic event is the primary reason behind what you are feeling. Sometimes, special events are happening in the surroundings that interfere with our daily routines without us knowing. No matter how ….. Read more………………….

 

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A Bountiful Moment

Always be yourself because the people that matter don’t mind, and the ones who mind, don’t matter. Dr, Seuss

Daily Thought: Never be afraid to act upon your wildest dreams and desires. Live loud and proud! Being who you are takes courage so always remember that the people who are most important will never be unkind in their judgement of what you are thinking. The individuals who offer support, encouragement and a perspective of “you can but be on the lookout for” are the only individuals who should be a factor in what you do and what you are planning to act on.

Daily Practice: Take an objective look at your current relationships. Who are they with and how are they serving you? If they are critical and make you question yourself in a negative way they are most likely a relationship that needs boundaries. If they are relationships that are honest and allow you to be who you are without judgement take the opportunity to develop them and use them as a sounding board for your growth.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Venus and Uranus meet

Brilliant Venus is low in the west in evening twilight now, a wonderful sight to see. Thursday evening, a vastly fainter planet, Uranus, is in conjunction with Venus on our sky’s dome. Read more…………….

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Patheos-Pagan: Development Of Goddess Wisdom

Through considering the religions which influenced and were influenced by the development of Judaism and the Kabbalah we find not only the origins of the Shekinah, but also her subsequent

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Inner Journey: Going for guilt-free play

“There is no pleasure in having nothing to do. The fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.”
— Mary Little

When you’re tempted with a promise of pleasure, does guilt promptly spoil it for you?

For many of us, the work ethic still rules supreme. It keeps our life out of balance and our health at risk. There will always be lots of work to do. We can’t wait for it to go away to enjoy ourselves.

Today, we invite you to become aware of your attitude towards rest, relaxation, pleasure and fun. When you give yourself a break, do you carry guilt through it? Deep down, do you believe that you don’t deserve to have a good time, that you haven’t earned a holiday? If you do discover these thoughts, send them packing.

“Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.”
— Nicholas Rowe

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The reason others think they need you is because they don’t yet fully believe they already have all that it takes to have all that they want. So they pretend you hold the key.

And vice versa.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Shirataki Pad Thai

Shirataki noodles are the zero calorie, zero carb, zero gluten “miracle noodle” from Japan that is made from konjac root. We used to only be able to find these noodles in Asian grocery stores, but now they are available at most stores and all over the internet.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Shirataki-Pad-Thai.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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MNN: How Youth Activism Underscores “Isle of Dogs”

After tickling our funny bones with the quirky and delightful stop-motion feature “Fantastic Mr. Fox” in 2009, American director Wes Anderson is returning to the genre later this month with “Isle of Dogs.”

Featuring an all-star cast of voices that includes actors like Bill Murray, Brian Cranston, Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton, the film is set in a dystopian future Japan where dogs have been banished to a remote island due to fears over something called “canine flu.”

Read more……….

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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! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 27, 2018

Good Morning!

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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Sunshine trying hard awhile
On the bare brown fields to smile;
Frozen ruts and slippery walks;
Gray old crops of last year’s stalks.
Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-90

almanac.com

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Mind Body Green: How To Take Your Meditation Outdoors

It wasn’t until late in my life that I realized the power and influence of meditative movement on cultivating a healthy mindset. Perhaps it was just ignorance, or maybe I just was not ready. The prevailing philosophy, which works for many, is to sit down and meditate. As a self-classified Type A personality, calming my mind and focus has never come very easily, so adjusting to the silence and physical inactivity required for meditation proved ineffective.

Read more…………………

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Beliefnet: 6 Powerful Forgiveness Tips

Science is backing up the power of forgiveness. Researchers have found when we forgive anxiety is reduced, the immune system is stronger, and there was an increase of energy. The Stanford University Forgiveness Project found that people who practice forgiveness for minor offenses saw a boost in their cardiovascular health. It’s not easy to forgive, even though we know it’s for our own good. Experts say we need to practice forgiveness to master the challenge. Try these six ideas.
Read more………………….

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Spiritual Unite: These Are The Five Best Crystals For Empaths

Best crystals for empaths: As empaths, we need tools in our arsenal to deal with the extreme emotional fluctuations and invasions. We fight on a daily basis and one vital part of that arsenal is crystal healing. Best Crystals For Empaths But what are the best crystals for empaths? We’re going to do a rundown of the best crystals for

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A Bountiful Moment

I would rather attempt to do something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.  ~Robert H. Schuller

Daily Thought: Getting caught in the mediocrity of life is easy. There is no effort or reward to just waking and living and allowing the day to drive your actions and reactions. Personal well-being occurs when you have set goals and become determined to achieve what you believe to be your right course. Maintain your actions by remembering that your goals are important to achieve. That by you getting better everyone and everything around you will grow too.

Daily Practice: Recommit to the goals you have set and begun to achieve. Do not allow a moment of pause or distraction from others to derail what it is you have thought about, planned for, and begun to act on. Stay focused. Re-evaluate, re-establish, and re-commit. What do you need to do next to maintain the forward momentum that you have already started?

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight and tomorrow  Moon and the Lion

Seen from around the world on March 27 and 28, 2018, the moon is moving through the constellation Leo the Lion, past the bright star Regulus, the Lion’s Heart. Read more…………………..

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Patheos-Pagan:  The Fool tells us to “Just Believe” 

Do you feel like giving up? Do you feel like you have bad mojo? Tarot Cards can give so much insight. Read on how the Fool card coupled with a little power of believing can change your life  Read more…………………

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Inner Journey: Questions That Aren’t Helpful

“We accept many notions because they seem to be the logical answers to our questions. But have we asked the right questions?”
— Harold L. Klawans

Sometimes we ask questions for which we really don’t want the answer! Nonetheless, when we ask a question, our subconscious minds will get to work to answer us.

Here are some examples of questions we want to avoid:
•What’s wrong with me?
•How long could this take?
•What could go wrong?
•How much trouble could it be?
•How hard could it be?

Asking questions can be empowering – as long as they’re smart questions!

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
— Anthony Jay

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if you first got to decide how you’d like to feel – happy or sad, hurt or mad, approving or jealous – and then I had to go out and rearrange all the people and circumstances of your life to make it so?

You’d like that, huh?

You’d choose happy, eh?

Done.

Yeah, ‘mon,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Crispy Tofu

This is a 3 ingredient recipe. It is a healthier alternative to frying tofu while still achieving the nice crispy texture!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Baked-Crispy-Tofu.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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MNN: ‘Sex, Lies and Butterflies’: Documentary takes a high-def look at these extraordinary insects

They’re beautiful, they’re delicate, they’re imperiled. But butterflies are also highly sophisticated, tough and not above using deception and warfare to get ahead in this world.

Nearly 20,000 species of butterflies exist around the Earth, and with 50 million years of evolution under their belts, the diversity is simply jaw-dropping. So, it’s no wonder that PBS Nature is taking a very close look at the lives of these extraordinary insects.

Read more…………….

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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! Visit Our Store

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


					
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