Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday January 24, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday January 24, 2023

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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January Quotes

“Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I’ll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.”

Minna Thomas Antrim

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF KATYDIDS

Katydids are often associated with spiritual growth and intuition. In many cultures, they are regarded as symbols of protection and thought to bring luck, love, relationships, and opportunities.

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Road Opening Oil Recipe and Road Opening Spell – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft – Magic Spell

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Imbolc
by Julie Peters

Imbolc is a holiday of hope, a celebration of the goddess Brigid, and the perfect time to honor your inner fire.
Imbolc is an ancient Celtic festival day held on February 1 each year. This is a cross-quarter day, marking the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, that invites the beginning of spring.

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Learn Religions: Deities of Imbolc

By Patti Wigington
Updated on November 11, 2018


Although traditionally Imbolc is associated with Brighid, the Irish goddess of hearth and home, there are a number of other deities who are represented at this time of year. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, many gods and goddesses of love and fertility are honored at this time.

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MBG: What Does The Color Red Represent Spiritually? Here’s What To Know, From Color Experts

All of us have our own personal associations with colors, and when it comes to red, it could remind you of passion—or intense rage. Curious what the color represents spiritually? Here’s what experts and research have to say.

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Exemplore: Free Printable Book of Shadows Blank Pages
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 3, 2022

What’s in Your Book of Shadows?
I love my Book of Shadows—it’s an important Wiccan tool. I want it to not only contain important information, but I want it to look nice. I’m an artistic person, and I like to look at things that are aesthetically pleasing.

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EarthSky News: M41: A faint star cluster near bright Sirius

Find star cluster M41
Do you want to see a star cluster? Then just look for nighttime’s brightest star, Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. A lovely star cluster – called Messier 41 or M41 – lies near Sirius. If you can’t see the star cluster, it’s probably because your sky isn’t dark enough. So try looking for it in binoculars.

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Patheos-Pagan: Nine Ways to Celebrate Imbolc
JANUARY 22, 2023 BY LISA WAGONER

Imbolc is coming! For those of us devoted to Brigid, this celebration is one of the highlights on the Wheel of the Year. Along with honoring Brigid, it also heralds that Spring is on its way.

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Pagan Playlist: seahorses – Moons of Dust and Wind [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Mental, emotional and physical events are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.”
— Mira Bai

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A Note from the Universe

I wish I could tell you, how beautiful life really is, how safe you always are, and of the love that constantly bathes you.

How powerful you are, how much you can have, and of the glories that await.

Of the perfection, the magic, and the infinite possibilities that fill your every day.

But you made me promise, “no matter what,” to let you discover these things for yourself.

Spiritual gangsta’,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Jessica’s Red Beans and Rice

My company had a Mardi Gras party and I wanted to make a flavorful red beans and rice recipe that everyone would love!

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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

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Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

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 Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, December 27, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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December Quotes

“Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.”

Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay

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December Events 2022

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

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn

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

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

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Pioneer Thinking: Natural and Relaxing Bath Recipes

Even if you’re a shower person on a day to day basis, sometimes nothing but a bath will do. You can’t beat the relaxing feel of a nice hot bath. Take some time for yourself, shut out the daily rigors of life, light some candles and soak in your tub.

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Reacting to My Old Spells

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of the January Full Moon
by Julie Peters

Explore the spiritual meaning of January’s full Wolf Moon as we navigate cold, long nights and gloomy days.

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Learn Religions: Can I Dedicate to More Than One Deity?
Is It Disrespectful to Honor Them Both?

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 08, 2019
As you start exploring Paganism in more depth, you may find that you’re drawn to one particular god or goddess. Once you’ve formed a strong connection, you may even opt to perform a dedication ritual to him or he

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MBG: Curious About The Compatibility Between Sagittarius & Scorpio? Here’s What To Know

The Archer and the Scorpion are both deeply sympathetic toward one another, which makes them a pair that can withstand the test of tim

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Exemplore: How to Read Eights in Tarot
BEV GSEP 19, 2022

Eight: The Number of Inspiration, Intuition, and Planned Success
The eights are dynamic, energetic cards that indicate transformation, movement and change. Drawing an eight in a tarot reading suggests the querent is due for a period of intense growth and accelerated development

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Moody Moons Blog: Winter Solstice Tarot Spread

Reflect on lessons learned and get insight into the coming year with this Winter Solstice tarot spread.

The Winter Solstice is a time of reflection. Tune yourself into this natural cycle with an end-of-year reflection tarot spread and take some time to contemplate lessons learned.

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EarthSky News: Latest sunrises late December and early January

Latest sunrises
If you get up early, you know that, in late December and early January, your sunrises are still coming very late. In fact, they’re the latest sunrises of the year for people at mid-northern latitudes (say, the latitude of the central U.S.).

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Patheos-Pagan: Happy Holidays
DECEMBER 25, 2022 BY BADER SAAB

This has been a challenging year, filled with changes at every corner, and a world that never ceased to surprise us. Good, wonderful, bad, and awful things have happened non-stop, some people have had it harder, some easier, and some have gone through life like meh.

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Pagan Playlist: SKÁLD – Jólanótt (Official Music Video)

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Inner Journey:

CONNECT WITH THE LIFE FORCE

“The spirit down here in man and the spirit up there in the sun, in reality are only one spirit, and there is no other one.”
— The Upanishads

We regard our lives as made up of an infinite number of separate bits and pieces. That is how our senses perceive our universe.

But science has now affirmed what the sages always knew. The life force is the foundation of all, unseen and untouched though it may be. It flows through everyone and everything. It is impossible to exist separate and apart from the source of all creation.

“Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade, But do not be disheartened, The source they come from is eternal, growing, Branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep? The source is within you And this whole world is springing up from it.”
— Jelaluddin Rumi

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A Note from the Universe

I’m hungry.

Hungry for adventure.

The adventure of love.

Tell you what: The more you give of it today to the least deserving on your list, the more your life will change.

Cowabunga,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Shredded Potato Quiche

Quiche with crunchy potato crust. A good one dish meal and a great way to use leftovers. You may also use 1 cup chopped vegetables of your choosing, such as onions, peppers, broccoli or tomatoes, etc.

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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

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit
It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace day.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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December Quotes

“Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ring Out, Wild Bells

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December Events 2022

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

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn

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

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

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: December 11 – 17, 2022
Kelly M. Beard


12/12 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~sextile~ Saturn (organization & structure):

This energy is good for getting serious and organized because the Sun also brings some much-needed clarity. With Saturn involved, practical actions based on responsible assessments will be rewarded, whereas, blowing things off or leaving loose ends will cost you (usually fairly immediately,

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All you need to know to celebrate Yule, the Witch’s Christmas & Winter Solstice

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Spirituality & Health: The Benefits of Unstructured Time
by Dr. Colleen Arnold

It’s okay to rest. Learn how the benefits of unstructured time can positively impact your mental health and wellbeing.
For most of us, it’s too easy to keep busy and much more difficult to realize the benefits of slowing down. A 2018 Pew Research Center survey reported that 60 percent of U.S. adults at least sometimes felt too busy to enjoy life. Having children under 18 made it even worse, with 74 percent of parents with minors in their home responding that they sometimes felt too busy to take pleasure in life.

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Learn Religions: Magical Yule Gifts to Make

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019
As Yule approaches, many of us in the Pagan community like to give handmade goodies to our friends and family — in particular, magical gifts are a great way of letting someone know how much you care about them.

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Exemplore: Wiccan Wheel of the Year: Yule Correspondences and Associations for the Winter Solstice
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 2, 2022

Winter Solstice Correspondences
It’s beginning to look a lot like—Solstice! The Wheel of the Year plunges us into the depths of darkness, but that’s okay. There’s nowhere to go from here but up; the Wheel continues to turn, turning us toward the light, filling us with hope and inspiration for the future

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Treehugger: How to Preserve Leaves: 5 Easy DIY Methods
Pressing, microwaving, ironing, and coating with glycerin or wax.

If only you could harness the colorful fall foliage to look at year-round. Oh but you can! With proper preservation techniques, you can save every red, orange, gold, and even green leaf you want.

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EarthSky News: Hydrus the Lesser Water Snake in southern skies

Between the starry galactic clumps of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds in the Southern Hemisphere lies a patch of quiet sky. Few bright stars or deep-sky objects lie here. But this territory is home to the constellation Hydrus.

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Patheos-Pagan: Sagittarius Season: A Modern Witch’s Guide to the Stars
NOVEMBER 20, 2022 BY CHARLOTTE WILDE

‘Tis the season. Sagittarius Season, that is, when the sun moves into the more optimistic and exuberant sign of Sagittarius. The sun enters Sagittarius on November 22nd this year and will remain there until December 21st.

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Yule DIYs🌲Winter Fairy🧚‍♂️Yule Altar | Homemade Gifts | Traditions & Decorations

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Inner Journey: SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY

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

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

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

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

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A Note from the Universe

Oh sure, dreaming is the easy part! Thinking the shiny, sexy, happy thoughts. And so are the baby steps; moving with your dream.

The hard part, is… well, actually, choosing words that imply you’re on your way is pretty easy, too… pretending is easy… gratitude, easy… finding stuff to be happy about, easy.

Help me. What’s supposed to be the hard part?

Tallyho,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Cheesy Pesto Roll Wreath (Christmas Wreath Appetizer)

This savory appetizer is great to eat as a bite on its own or spread onto crackers. You can add fresh rosemary sprigs and cherry tomatoes to make the wreath even more festive.

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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

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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December Quotes

“I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.”

Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing

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December Events 2022

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

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn

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

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

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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How to celebrate Yule | Rituals & Pagan history of the winter solstice/ The witches’ cookery

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Spirituality & Health: Fall and Winter: The Seasons of Divine Feminine Energy
by Julie Peters

Learn how to embrace Divine Feminine energy this autumn and winter as the days grow long and cold.
When the weather turns colder and darker in the Northern Hemisphere, we enter moon season. This is a time when many of us find ourselves experiencing a moon that rises earlier in the evening and stays up later in the mornings as more darkness descends on our day. It’s also a season of darkness, death, and spirit work. All these aspects are in alignment with Divine Feminine energy.

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Learn Religions: Magical Recipes for Yule

By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 13, 2019


The holidays are a time when recipes are swapped and delicious meals are prepared, and Yule is no exception. A midwinter celebration that dates hundreds of years,

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MBG: How To End 2022 On A High Note, According To Astrologers

This Tuesday, December 6, nimble Mercury puts your mind on your money as it bounds into ambitious Capricorn for the rest of the year.

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Pioneer Thinking: Create a Mistletoe Kissing Ball

Mistletoe has been used to decorate homes during Christmas for many, many years. There has been a long held tradition of kissing underneath mistletoe hanging from a door frame.

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Treehugger: After Months of Rehab, Golden Eagle Soars Free

Rehabbers unzipped the mesh door to the carrier and the golden eagle didn’t hesitate. He stepped out, pushed off powerfully on the grand, and began flapping his massive wings. Within seconds, he had soared off above the cliff and was out of sight.

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EarthSky News: Schedar shines brightly at the Queen’s heart

Cassiopeia the Queen, a constellation of bright stars in the northern hemisphere, is a well-loved fixture of fall and winter evening skies.

Also known as Alpha (α) Cassiopeiae, Schedar is its brightest star. And with the help of a star map, this orange-colored star is easy to find and is often used by stargazers to locate the Andromeda Galaxy.

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Patheos-Pagan: Last Full Moon of the Year – Finish Strong
DECEMBER 4, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


One of the first things I learned when I was starting out on this journey of Paganism and witchcraft is that magic works best when you work it in alignment with the phases of the moon. The waxing moon is for bringing things to you

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Pagan Playlist: Forest – Beautiful Fantasy Ambient Music – Deep Relaxation and Meditation

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Inner Journey:

LOVE LIFE AND YOURSELF

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
— Lao Tzu

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

“It matters not Who you love, Where you love, Why you love, When you love, Or how you love, It matters only that you love.”
— John Lennon

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”
— Frank Scully

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A Note from the Universe

One of the most comforting thoughts of all is knowing that all roads lead “home.”

Even more comforting is understanding that you never left.

From all of us “back” home,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

Easy and yummy. Great for parties.

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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

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.

A few incisive mornings,
A few ascetic eves, –
Gone Mr. Bryant’s golden-rod,
And Mr. Thomson’s sheaves.”

Emily Dickinson, Nature: XLIX

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

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

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

Nov 11 Veterans Day

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

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF JEWELRY BREAKING – WHY YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION
Susan Brunton

You may be wondering what is the meaning of jewelry breaking?

Not only is it frustrating when your beautiful necklace snaps or your favorite earrings go missing, but it can also feel like a sign from the universe

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Review of “The Book of Séances” by Claire Goodchild / The Witch of Wanderlust

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Spirituality & Health: Lessons From the Animals of Norse Mythology
by Patricia Lafayllve

Explore what the animals of Norse mythology have to teach us about the gods, the modern world, and the ancient world.
Norse mythology is full of many kinds of beings, from gods and goddesses to trolls, dwarves, elves, and giants. Among the many human-like beings in the Norse mythos, there are also many references to animal beings, several of which are associated with deities.

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Learn Religions: Purple Dead Nettle

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 25, 2019


Like many of the herbs that we can use in magic, purple dead nettle is, for all intents and purposes, a weed. It will take over a spring garden in no time at all, spreading with wild abandon through your yard.

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MBG: 5 Ways To Figure Out Who You Were In A Past Life — In Case You’re Curious

From karmic ties to soul contracts to sheer curiosity, there are plenty of reasons you might want to know who you were in a past life. But how can you begin to find out?

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Exemplore: Magical Spells for Protecting and Connecting With Animals
NELL ROSEJUN 28, 2022

The Link Between Magic and Spirituality
I have been interested in Witchcraft ever since I was a child. In fact, I think I was born with a bell, book and candle in my hand. Witchcraft, or Wicca, is a form of Paganism. But what does that mean? Today, one of the definitions of what it means to be a Pagan is to be a lover of Nature.

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Treehugger: ‘The Open-Air Life’ Will Teach You the Nordic Art of Friluftsliv
Swedish-American author Linda Åkeson McGurk explains why and how to spend more time outside each day.

Swedish-American author Linda Åkeson McGurk is back with another great book on the benefits of spending time outside. “The Open-Air Life: Discover the Nordic Art of Friluftsliv and Embrace Nature Every Day” takes a deep dive into the Scandinavian custom of daily exposure to the outdoors—time, location, and weather notwithstanding.

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EarthSky News: Gegenschein is the glow of interplanetary dust

The sun’s counterglow – or gegenschein – is a stargazers’ holy grail. Every amateur astronomer has heard of it. But only a few of them have ever seen it. And fewer still have captured an image of this dim and ghostlike apparition. As a fellow observer put it:

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do: Devil’s Shoestring Root
NOVEMBER 19, 2022 BY LILITH DORSEY

Devil’s shoestring root is probably one of the most common ingredients in the Hoodoo arsenal. Named because it was said to trip up the devil so he couldn’t chase after you, it is botanically referred to as Nolina lindheimeriana and is part of the lily family.

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Pagan Playlist: Music For The Mountains – Magical Adventure Playlist

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Inner Journey:

DREAM!

“The most pathetic person in the world is the person who has sight, but no vision.”
— Helen Keller

What’s the big picture for your life? Always have a larger, purposeful, even spiritually ideal picture of where you are going. Your mind needs to have a clear and challenging vision to draw you ever upwards.

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead.”
— Louisa May Alcott

“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
— James Broughton

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A Note from the Universe

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

Empirically yours,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Holiday ONLY Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are too fattening to have on a regular basis. I only make these on holidays, and everyone wonders what’s in them that’s makes them so rich…

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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 Tarot: The Devil

Some days you just want to be self-indulgent, and today is one of those days. Put those feelings on the back burner while at work or out in public. After the serious part of the day is over, the danger actually increases for you. Don’t overindulge and make yourself sick or regretful. Sometimes too much of a good thing is too much, and you want to start tomorrow feeling good.

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods.”

William Allingham

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

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

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

Nov 11 Veterans Day

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

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: November 13 – 19, 2022
Kelly M. Beard

11/13 ~ Venus (relationships) ~sextile~ Pluto (transformation):

This energy deepens all emotions and strengthens bonds & attachments. Friendships & love relationships become much deeper and, sometimes more intense,

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🌲 Yule Altar | Tips, ideas & Book of Shadows || Forest Witch

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of the Hanged Man Tarot Card
by Julie Peters

Did you draw the Hanged Man tarot card? Discover the spiritual meaning behind this often-misunderstood symbol.

The Hanged Man tarot card depicts a figure hanging upside down from one foot, usually by a tree or some sort of wooden cross

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Learn Religions: Mother Goddesses

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 22, 2019


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

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MBG: What It Means If You Keep Dreaming About Tornados + How To Work Through It

Our dreams have a way of reflecting the way we’re feeling in our everyday lives, and that includes when we’re feeling stressed. One common stress dream symbol? Tornados. Here’s what to know if you’ve been dreaming of tornados, plus how to deal with it.

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Exemplore: 10 Superstitions and Their Meanings
CINDY PARMITERAUG 4, 2022

What Does It Mean When a Picture Falls Off the Wall? 10 Popular Superstitions Explained
Superstition is defined as “a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, or trust in magic.”

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

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

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EarthSky News: Is there a North Star for Mars?

North Star and South Star
We sometimes get this question. The North Star for Earth is Polaris. Does our next-door neighbor planet, Mars, have the same North Star as Earth? If not, does Mars have a star located more or less above its North Pole?

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Patheos-Pagan: Moving Beyond Self-Care to Self-Devotion: Honoring Your Divine Self
NOVEMBER 11, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


(Excerpted from my article of the same title, published in myddle earth Samhain issue 2022, available for members)

Right after I wake up, I focus on what other people need. I look at my messages and email to find the direction of my day. I know it’s not the best start.

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Pagan Playlist: A Tergo Lupi – UnHidden (New album release)

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Inner Journey:

INTUIT AND DO IT

“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.”
— Nolan Bushnell

Creativity and intuition are meaningless unless you put the ideas that arise into action. We must make some effort to do things differently or to do different things, or our lives remain the same.

“People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.”
— J. Michael Straczynski

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A Note from the Universe

Visualizing for Beginners…

For those who want convenient parking spaces, unexpected gifts, or chance encounters with cool people:

First, think. Second, let go.

Visualizing for the Illuminated…

For those who want a healing touch, world peace, or a new thriving business and a steady income:

First, think. Second, let go.

We’re there for you,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Bisque with French Onion Toast Topper

This creamy butternut bisque is served with homemade French onion toast toppers.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
November 1, 2022

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

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 Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.”
–   Emily Dickinson

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

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

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

Nov 11 Veterans Day

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

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Moody Moons Blog:Never Pay Someone to Cast a Spell for You. Here’s Why.

You never need to pay someone to cast a spell for you. Ever.

Today, we’re talking about modern witchcraft, ethics, and personal power—and why spells-for-sale are putting this sacred structure for the honest practice of magic asunder.

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Hexes, Curses, Baneful Witchcraft. What to expect, What are the results and should you?/ Ginny Metheral

Surely everyone is attracted at some point in their career to hexing and cursing. Surely Baneful Witchcraft has a place in this world. I know that I have thought about it once or twice but I prefer to a try and stick to the Farsi saying of ‘Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds’.

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Spirituality & Health: How to Forest Bathe With Your Dog
by Becky Garrison

Familiar with forest bathing? Try this meditative practice with your pup for an added benefit.
Whenever I take a walk in the woods, I try not to have a destination in mind. When I am able to calm my body down and walk slowly, I find I can use my senses to truly immerse myself in the natural world. Without knowing it, I have been engaging in the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing.

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Learn Religions: Rosemary

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 13, 2019


Rosemary was well known to ancient practitioners. It was an herb known for strengthening the memory and helping the brain. Eventually,

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MBG: 9 Actually Doable Ways To Protect Yourself From Negative Energy Daily

We live in particularly tumultuous times, and the past few years may have had you craving even more mystical, energetic protection. While I believe Spirit tries its best to shield us from the painful and chaotic forces in this world, the following are some ways to energetically call in even more protection:

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Exemplore: How to Be a Witch: Beginner’s Guide to Finding Your Path
BEV GAUG 3, 2022

Look Out For Some Signs
Do you find yourself wondering if you might be a witch? Perhaps you have experienced some psychic visions or dreams? Maybe your grandmother had a certain way with home remedies? Or, maybe you just feel that there must be more to this life?

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Treehugger: 10 Incredible Glass Frog Facts
These unusual amphibians are full of surprises.
By Katherine Gallagher

Glass frogs are named for their translucent skin, which helps display their internal organs from underneath (you can even watch their hearts beat).

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EarthSky News: A total lunar eclipse looks red. Why?

During a lunar eclipse, you’ll see the Earth’s shadow creeping across the moon’s face. The shadow appears dark, like a bite out of a cookie, until the shadow completely covers the moon. Then, during the breathtaking time of totality, the shadow on the moon’s face appears red, rusty orange or copper-colored. Why?

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Patheos-Pagan: Autumn Festivals Of Ancient Finland
NOVEMBER 3, 2022 BY NIINA NISKANEN

​In ancient Finland, there were all kinds of festivities connected to the autumn time. This is mainly because for thousands of years Finland was an agricultural society and many of the customs and deities were connected to the land

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Pagan Playlist: Danheim – Fridr (Full Album 2018) Viking Era Songs

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Inner Journey:

BE AWARE OF YOUR THINKING

“There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one.”
— Ralph Marston

Most of our self-talk comes unconsciously from our subconscious. Yet every thought that exists in our subconscious got there through a conscious decision to accept that thought.

We need to become conscious of our self-talk so we can at will choose to replace negative beliefs with positive ones. We have the power to choose an identity we love, but we need to do the work. The process of changing our subconscious beliefs requires awareness, diligence, consistency and repetition.

“Man is made or unmade by himself. In the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.”
— James Allen

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A Note from the Universe

When you visualize a great dream of yours coming true what do you imagine?

Do you see yourself jumping up and down, doing a happy dance, looking to the sky, and shrieking, “THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!”? Do you feel the skin on your face stretch as you smile from ear to ear, or the palm of your hands sting as you slap more high-fives? Do you feel your fingers dialing your best friend’s cell phone number?

Yeah, I think you should.

“Very should,”

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Mamaw’s Chicken and Rice Casserole

I grew up with this chicken and rice casserole recipe. My Grandmother got it from a lady from church at a pot luck a long time ago! She passed it down to my mom and it’s always been a family favorite. Quick and easy for school nights, and the leftovers are just as good! You can use less butter on top of course, my Momma and Mamaw always put the full stick on top (gotta love Southern ladies and their butter!)

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Magical Correspondences for Tuessday

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

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Tastes, smells, and all things tactile may preoccupy you today and distract you from thinking clearly about whatever is in front of you. It could be hard to refrain from unconscious flirting or making comments that are easily taken the wrong way. Be aware of your actions and do what you can to not offend nor attract people whom you’d rather avoid.

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 Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

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

Sara Teasdale

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October 2022 Events:

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

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

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween 

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A Cosy October Evening with a Forest Witch

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Spirituality & Health: A Goddess Ritual for Soothing Anxiety
by Laurie Sue Brockway

Experiencing anxiety? Find serenity and alleviate stress by performing a ritual to Lakshmi.
Lakshmi is the beloved Indian-born goddess of good fortune. She personifies purity and goodness and presides over the realms of material and spiritual wealth. She has been worshipped for three millennia by Hindus, and she is also honored by Jains, Buddhists, and those on the goddess path.

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Learn Religions: 5 Easy Samhain Decorations

By Patti Wigington
Updated on October 21, 2019


Samhain is the last of the three harvest holidays, following Lughnasadh and Mabon, so keep the harvest theme in mind when you’re decking your halls and walls. Consider decorating your home with symbols of the season. Like all holiday

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MBG: 4 Tips For Unleashing Your Creativity, Inspired By Goddess Energy

October is the month that Navaratri is celebrated in India, which is the celebration of the Goddess in all her many forms and power. Divine feminine energy runs through each and every one of us (regardless of gender) and is associated with the nonlinear, creative shakti power, our intuitive and passionate aspects within us.

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Exemplore: How to Use Mirrors to Harness Positive Feng Shui Energy
DALE HYDEOCT 13, 2022

Mirrors Are Important in Feng Shui
In feng shui, mirrors represent the water element and are popular because they can expand a space and reflect beauty. As such, these reflective objects are sometimes called the ‘aspirin’ of feng shui.

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Treehugger: 9 Gorgeous Snake Species Around the World
Check out these cool species, from an iridescent snake to an endangered garter.

In 2014, there were more than 3,000 described snake species around the world, and that number is constantly growing. With that kind of variety, it’s no surprise these slithering critters come in so many colors, patterns, and sizes

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EarthSky News: Meteor showers: Tips for watching the show

Meteor showers were linked to the orbits of comets in the late 1800’s. A comet leaves behind a trail of meteoroid particles no bigger than a tiny grain of sand as it orbits the Sun. As the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet, these meteoroids collide with our atmosphere and the resulting friction heats them to the point where we see them streak across our sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: A surprising portrait of the fortuneteller
OCTOBER 17, 2022 BY CAMELIA ELIAS

Reading cards occasions not only the delivery of a particular message, but also the thinking about what makes a fortuneteller. As far as I’m concerned, one becomes a fortuneteller because of desire. M

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Pagan Playlist: The Skye Boat Song – Ella Roberts

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Inner Journey:

STAR CONNECTIONS

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what you have in common with the tiniest percentage of human beings who have ever, ever, ever graced the face of the earth?

You can still walk barefoot. You can still pick flowers. You can still make a difference.

Life is yummy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 23 Halloween Dinner and Appetizer Ideas That Are a Total Scream

Halloween isn’t always sugary sweetness. Sometimes it’s savory and occasionally creepy…but always scary good. These Halloween dinner ideas and party food ideas are a total scream.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
October 18 , 2022

Relationships

“Union is only possible to those who are units. To be fit for relations in time, souls, whether of man or woman, must be able to do without them in the spirit.”

-Margaret Fuller, Women in the Nineteenth Century (1845)

We are each whole, complete, and perfect just as we are. None of us needs another person to be fulfilled. There is no “other half” that needs to be found. Our primary relationship is with ourselves. And we can choose to share our selves, because we know what an unlimited supply of love is available to us! We learn and grow and give and receive from our relationships – and that is beautiful.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun
Find a way to inject an artistic touch to whatever you’re doing and get extra satisfaction and have greater success at what you’re doing. You may not think of yourself as artistic, but it will be hard to hide or resist your creative side today. Even the most mundane and boring tasks can be made more pleasant by adding a dash of artistic expression. Within reason and appropriateness, let it shine!

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 Monday, October 11, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, October 11, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“The scarlet of maples can shake me like a cry
Of bugles going by.
And my lonely spirit thrills
to see the frosty asters like smoke
upon the hills.”

William Bliss Carman

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October 2022 Events:

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

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

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween 

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Spirit Library: You’re the Sophisticated Equipment
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

You have a need to be you. Yet, you find that doing so is sometimes unpleasant for yourself and those you love. At times, it is even as if an evil stranger has taken over your tongue

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Cozy Autumn Witch Vlog: Decorating, Protection Magic, Witchy Haul, Pumpkin Spells

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Simple Steps for Problem-Solving While Sleeping
by Louise Wilson

Explore the ancient art of dream incubation and solve any problem or challenge in your life (or work) through the power of dreaming.
Did you know the idea for Google came to co-founder Larry Page in a dream?

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

By Patti Wigington
Updated on August 20, 2019
As Samhain approaches, you can decorate your home with a number of easy craft projects. Start celebrating a bit early with these fun and simple ideas that honor the final harvest, and the cycle of life and death

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MBG: What Angel Number 1122 Means For Life & Love + What To Do When You See It

The universe is always sending us messages, and angel numbers are just one means of doing so. If you’ve been catching 1122 a lot lately, you might be wondering what it means—so we got the lowdown from experts. Here’s what to know.

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Legend (1985). Tangerine Dream – Dancing Dress Scene

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Exemplore:Owl Symbolism: What Does It Mean When You See an Owl?
CYNTHIA CALHOUNAUG 3, 2022

The mysterious, beautiful owl is a bird worth studying. It flies by night and has an uncanny ability to capture prey. But because these birds are night-fliers, humans have often feared them.

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EarthSky News: The celestial ocean in the autumn sky

The celestial ocean in the autumn sky
Look for what Northern Hemisphere stargazers call the celestial ocean in the autumn sky. And it’s overhead in the spring sky for Southern Hemisphere stargazers. The September equinox took place on September 23 at 1:04 UTC. So. now we’re well into these seasons, both on the Earth below and in the sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Samhain as a Solitary Pagan
OCTOBER 16, 2018 BY JOHN BECKETT


Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for Samhain are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year.

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Pagan Playlist: Spooky Ambience 1 Hour Halloween Music Mix within a dark Haunted Forest at night

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Inner Journey:

HEAL DUALITIES

“Beware of the fury of the patient man.”
— John Dryden

Our minds perceive and give relative value – positive and negative – to the different sides of a duality. We usually shun the negative.

It’s important to know that you cannot eliminate the negative by focusing exclusively on the positive. Energetically, both opposites must remain in balance. Increase one and its opposite will also increase. Try to be only positive and the negative within you will raise its ugly head.

We work with dualities by remembering that each is part of the whole. We must acknowledge and accept all aspects of life, because they all exist within us. And so, if we seek to be honest, we do so by acknowledging our potential to be dishonest. We can also bring in love and compassion when we catch ourselves acting out the negative.

Power arises out of integrating the positive and negatives within us. From the tension that exists between the two, we develop awareness and become more conscious and compassionate.

“Any fool can run towards the light. It takes a master with courage to turn and face the darkness and shine his own light there.”
— Leslie Fieger – author of the Delfin Knowledge System

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A Note from the Universe

Understanding… is the elixir of life.

In case you get thirsty,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Doug’s Easy Applesauce

A simple applesauce using brown sugar and apple cider.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
October 11 , 2022

Solitude

“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”

-Thomas Mann, Death in Venice

To appreciate solitude we need space and time. We need space to be by ourselves and time to enjoy our own company. And from there we can experience silence, and go beyond space and time! Here there are infinite possibilities for us; here is where we find inspiration and creativity. Here there is peace, and joy, and bliss.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

It’s the perfect day to resolve to be happy about every and any thing. You may wake up with a smile that lasts all day long. No matter how you feel, know that people will look at you to be cheered up. This kind of happiness is cosmic and the best thing you can do today is appreciate it and find joy in all those little things that surround you.

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!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 2022***

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”

St. Francis of Assisi

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

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

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

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Spirit Library: Look up!
Cheryl Richardson


I was sitting on the deck writing this morning in a small corner still blanketed by shade when I looked up just in time to see two Great Blue Herons take flight from a nearby oak tree. As I watched their long, flowy wings carry them over the house, I said out loud, I’m so glad I looked up!

Read more….

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What to Do When You Feel Stuck in your Practice/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: How to Use an Oracle for Your Meditation Practice

Explore how an oracle deck can help you strengthen your meditation practice, become more present, and stay grounded no matter what.


Are you new to meditation and not sure where to start? Are you the kind of person who finds it hard to pick the right meditation for you? Or, are you the kind of person who, whenever you feel stuck in an area of your life, you use oracles to find answers or insights?

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Create a Food Altar for Mabon

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 27, 2019


In most Pagan traditions, Mabon, the autumn equinox, is a celebration of the second harvest season. It’s a time when we’re gathering the bounty of the fields, the orchards and the gardens, and bringing it in for storage.

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MBG: Want To Amp Up Your Love Life? Keep These 13 Crystals In Your Collection

If you’re privy to the wide world of crystals, you’re probably aware that certain ones are considered best for different things. In the case of love, these are the crystals you’ll want in your collection, according to experts who work with stones day in and day out.

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24 Norse Life Rules (Lessons From the Vikings)

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Exemplore: Dragonfly Facts, Symbolism, Meanings, and Photos
CYNTHIA CALHOUNJUL 31, 2022

Dragonflies are remarkable insects whose recognizable features include two large eyes, two transparent sets of wings, and a thin, elongated abdomen. We all know they are beautiful, but what does it mean when we see them? What do they symbolize? What is their cultural significance?

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Moody Moons Blog: 11 Fall Projects for the Crafty Witch

As cozy bonfires begin to flare and the first pumpkins appear at the farmer’s market, all the rich, colorful warmth of the autumn season approaches, electrifying even the seasoned witch with anticipation for the coming months.

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EarthSky News: Corona Australis is the sparkling Southern Crown

Corona Australis appears as an arc of sparkling stars, one of the few constellations that somewhat resembles the object it’s named for. Ptolemy created Corona Australis in the 2nd century. Ancient Greeks saw this constellation as a wreath, while other civilizations saw a turtle or ostrich nest

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Patheos-Pagan: This Mabon, Honor the Dark Goddess
SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 BY ASTREA TAYLOR


Every autumn equinox, I imagine the goddess of light and the dark goddess meet in a forest clearing.

The young mother-maiden swings a picnic basket, and lays down a blanket, bread, and cheese

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Pagan Playlist: 1 Hour of Witchcraft Music | Dark & Light

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Inner Journey:

POWER

“There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else.”
— Cyrus H. Curtis

How do you relate to people in authority? Depending on your character and upbringing, you may react defensively or meekly to those you perceive to hold more power than you do.

Hierarchical power dissolves in the presence of authentic power. Your true personal power has nothing to do with status. It is determined by how attuned you are to all aspects of yourself and to the needs of others.

In any exchange with a person ‘in power,’ focus your attention on meeting your mutual needs and the relationship will be both equitable and fruitful.

“Compassion, caring, teaching, loving, and sharing your gifts, talents, and abilities are the gateways to power.”
— Jamie Sams

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s almost impossible to forget when someone suddenly, unexpectedly, in a big way, gives you a gift wanting nothing in return. Huh?

And knowing this could come in handy, Cat, should you ever want to irrevocably rock someone’s world.

Oh, go on –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mozzarella and Fresh Fig Salad

This sweet and savory salad makes a great appetizer or fancy side dish with grilled meat. You need to plan ahead, as the mozzarella needs to marinate for a couple of hours.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
August 30, 2022

Soul
“The soul of man … is a portion or a copy of the soul of the Universe and is joined together on principles and in proportions corresponding to those which govern the Universe.”

-Plutarch (AD 46?-119?)

Any attempt to define the soul inevitably brings with it a connection with the Universe. So it follows that each soul, while connected to the Universe, is also connected with each other soul – by association, if nothing else! We’re more than family, we are all One.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

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/