Cat’s Morning Bits for October 20, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 20, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Through golden noons and purple eves, and shadows cool and tender,
From scenes of tranquil happiness and dreams of deep delight,
October like a princess in her oriental splendor
Comes down the valley singing with her retinue of light.
-Katharine Brownlee Sherwood (1841-1914)

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October Events:

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

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

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

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

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

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Respond Wisely (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The condition of our world is dependant on the condition of our consciousness. More than ever it is important that we shift our consciousness and therefore shift the condition of the world. To do so we are required to reclaim our sovereignty and stand in the truth of who we authentically are. When we do new life emerges and will flourish

Read more….

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Hearth Witch: Samhain – How to Celebrate

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ThoughtCo: Samhain is Not a God

Every year, usually starting around September, people start making noises about “Samhain, the Celtic god of death,” despite the fact that Samhain is not a death deity at all, but the name of a Pagan holiday that coincides with Halloween and is a great time of year to stock up on candy corn.

Read more……

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MBG: What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Ideal Sleep Routine

Who doesn’t want to get better sleep every night? If you’re at all into astrology, you may have wondered how your emotional Piscean personality or energetic Gemini tendencies could be affecting your ability to wind down in the evenings.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Let’s Learn How To Make Herbal Infused Oils!

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Elephant Journal: From Wind to Wind. {Poem}

There’s something about the change of seasons that creates a shift in the way I feel within my body.


Particularly in transitional seasons, like autumn and spring. Something they both have in common is that subtle wind of change that reminds us to let go and not remain static. The wind reminds us to move—it reminds us to breathe.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 6 of the Biggest Flowers on Earth

For millions of years, flowers have dotted the landscape. Their simple manipulative evolutionary innovation—using color and scent to trick insects and animals into doing their bidding—has persisted and proven to be highly effective.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Orionid meteor shower peak tonight

Tonight – the night of October 20-21, 2020 – may well present the Orionid meteor shower’s peak night. They’ll probably be most prolific in the few hours before dawn on October 21, but try watching before dawn on October 22, too.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Tourist Returns “Cursed” Artifacts From Pompeii – Being a Good Guest in New Places

Last week several of my Facebook friends shared this short piece from The Guardian about a Canadian woman who stole artifacts from Pompeii in 2005 and finally returned them. She included a note saying “please, take them back, they bring bad luck.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Breath | Healing Music by Bliss

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Inner Journey: USE DOWN TIMES TO GOOD ADVANTAGE

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”
— Milarepa

In our busy schedules, we can often complain that we don’t have time to meditate. But if we are sincere in our desire to go inside, we can create our own moments of stillness in the midst of our activity.

Stopped at a traffic light? Do some deep breathing. Waiting in line at the bank or grocery store? Repeat an uplifting word such as ‘love’ or ‘peace.’ Riding the bus to and from work? Value these times as an opportunity to close your eyes and go within or to say a little prayer.

“Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness within you. Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.”
— Deepak Chopra

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Usually the folks who think life is hard are just plain messin’ with the cursed hows.

Heck, I’d think it was hard, too, if I forgot there was magic, didn’t believe in miracles, and thought I evolved from the ocean as an amoeba.

See you on easy street,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: How to Make Alfredo Sauce


Making rich, creamy, cheesy Alfredo sauce is so easy, you just might skip the jarred stuff in favor of homemade from now on.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 20, 2020

Films
“Perhaps making movies is a step toward being able to move backward and forward and in and out of linear time.”

-Eleanor Coppola, 1979


There’s a quote that Yoda says in one of the Star Wars films that I use on my boys all the time: “Do or do not, there is no try.” They even gave me a Yoda action figure one year as a present because they said I love Yoda so much! It’s funny because it doesn’t matter where or when a story takes place, there are certain basic truths that resonate, certain experiences that are universal. Sometimes a movie can act as a mirror for us, and show us what our options are

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have a magic touch today. The right word or action at the right time can instantly turn things around and morph a challenge into an easy opportunity. This is not something to take for granted or to exploit, though. Use your power with a very light touch, if at all. It’s possible that a mere thought or unspoken intention could have influence

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 13, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 13, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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

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October Events:

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

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

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

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

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

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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

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

Read more….

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Herbal Jedi: Winters Forgotten Hawthorne Berries

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

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

Read more….

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

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

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: PUMPKIN SPICE BODY SCRUB

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

Make Recipe

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

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

Read more……

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

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

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Mars to reach opposition October 13

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

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: October Magic and a Mirror Spell

Welcome to October

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

Read more….

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

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Inner Journey: SUPPORT OTHERS WITH YOUR PRESENCE

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

How do we support others who are suffering?

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

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

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

Like right now.

Wow –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Buttermilk Caramel Syrup

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

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 13, 2020

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

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


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

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 6, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 6, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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A touch of cold in the Autumn night-
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.
-T.E. Hulme (1883-1917)

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October Events:

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

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

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

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

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

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Make Time To Turn Inward (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Over and above the incredible challenges we face we are on an incredible journey which offers us the opportunity to be a part of a new world with a new reality. A new world where the need for control and dominance is released.

Read more…..

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Herbal Jedi: Scotch Broom – Friend or Foe

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ThoughtCo: Diana, Roman Goddess of the Hunt

Many Pagans honor the goddess Diana (pronounced di-ANN-ah) in her various aspects. Particularly in feminist and NeoWiccan traditions, Diana holds a place in the heart of a number of modern magical practitioners. Her name is believed to come from an early Indo-European word, dyew or deyew,

Read more…..

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MBG: Our Horoscope Called & Apparently Some Secrets Are Coming To The Surface On Friday

This week, the AstroTwins say we’re in for a collective surprise on Friday. Here’s how to prep.

Something’s simmering below the surface—and this Friday, October 9, it could erupt.

Read more…..

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The Green Witch: 5 signs you are a Green Witch for the Wondering Witch || What kind of Witch are You?

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Today’s DIY: The Gratitude Wreath

Bring a little bit of autumn indoors. Family and friends help create this wreath by sharing what they are thankful for on brightly colored leaves. Every member of the family can contribute to this beautiful wreath. This is a great, concrete, visual way to put meaning back in the holidays for children.

Read more……..

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Elephant Journal: On Self-love, Healing & Loving our Shadow—it’s Beautiful, Complicated, Messy & Divine.

For the first time in my life I am living.
I am living for me.

Getting to this point took 31 years.

Read more……

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Treehugger: How to Track Migratory Birds Near You
These websites can help you figure out which migratory birds will be coming through your area.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mars closest to Earth October 6

Remember the historically close approach of Mars in 2003? At that time, Mars was closer than it had been in some 60,000 years. Mars was only slightly farther, but still very close, in 2018. On October 6, 2020, at 14 hours UTC, Mars is closest for this two-year period, only a bit farther away than in 2003 or 2018.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: When Your Magical Intentions Are Challenged, Step Up

Me: sends intentions out into the world

World: smirks “Did you really mean that? Yeh? Then prove it.”

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Gentleman Jack

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Inner Journey: PRACTICE DETACHMENT

As our consciousness rises, our perspective becomes more and more impersonal. What does this mean?

It means we are increasingly able to view our lives and the rest of the world with detachment. This does not mean we are cold and uncaring. Rather, we are self- contained. We have well-defined boundaries and we are able to think and act objectively, clearlyand responsibly.

When we have learned detachment, we do not get hooked into the thoughts and feelings of others. We are not easily upset or manipulated. We may feel compassion for others but this does not cloud our ability to choose how we think, feel and behave. We alsodo not need others to behave in any particular way.

“Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behaviorand call ourselves objective.”
— Stephen Covey

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you move, I move. When you reach, I reach. And when you go the extra mile, I clear the way. But not a moment sooner.

Which is why before you move, reach, and go, things sometimes look so scary.

Just like that,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Cider Beef Stew

Cubed stew beef combines with apples and apple cider to create a simple and sweet meal for the whole family to enjoy! Serve with a hearty, crusty bread.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 6, 2020

Poetry
“Poetry begins when we look from the center outward.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Poetry is personal. Whether or not we write the poem ourselves, a poem becomes “ours” by the effect that is has on us. We take it to heart, and bring it forward into our lives. Lyrics to a song work the same way. We remember them, and carry them around with us. The meaning can change from person to person depending upon the interpretation.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 29, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 29, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Besides the Autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze.
–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

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September’s Events:

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Wisdom of Experience (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The incoming energies are both unpredictable and volatile as they move to shift, change and transform our world. As the old framework of our reality continues to dissolve energetic storms will sweep the planet altering and impacting our rapidly expanding consciousness.

Read more…….

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Divine White Light: Reiki for Aura Cleansing

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ThoughtCo: Choosing Crystals

Most people who want to use crystals have a particular purpose in mind. Although some families of minerals are more likely to yield the desired result, not all specimens from the same family have similar properties, whether physical (such as fluorescence) or metaphysical (such as healing). Additionally, not everyone reacts the same way when exposed to a crystal.

Read more….

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MBG: A Mindful Outdoor Meditation, Inspired By Plant Geometry & Nature’s Healing Powers

Behind every disease pattern is an energetic signal, a pulse that is calling out, a rupture, a crack in the fabric of our being, and it is this the plant is responding to. By tuning in to the energetics of plants and aligning our vibration with theirs, we can, through sympathetic resonance, receive their healing and wisdom.

Read more….

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The Green Witch: A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday

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Today’s DIY: Winter is Coming: Time To Crochet (Winter Cowl Pattern)

I am a fan of Game of Thrones, and as such I’m frequently reminded that winter is just around the corner. Beyond that, I’m beginning to feel that turn of the wheel – darker days are coming. It’s easy to forget when the days are warm, and the trees are green,

Read more……

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Elephant Journal: 4 Sweet Life Lessons we can all Learn from Leaves.

Holding a mirror up to the beauty of the fall season reveals an intrinsic array of life messages.
In times of chaos, trees, and more specifically their leaves, unearth advice worth heeding.

Ready to experience their inspiration? Here is how:

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 10 Interesting Facts About American Green Tree Frogs

The American green tree frog is a staple of summer nights in the U.S. South, where its groaning call echoes through countless swamps, forests, fields, and backyards. Yet even for many people who share their habitats, hear them sing, and sometimes see them by their porch lights, these frogs are easily overlooked and undervalued.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon and Fomalhaut in late September

These next several nights – September 28, 29 and 30, 2020 – use the bright waxing gibbous moon to find the star Fomalhaut. It’s one of our sky’s 1st-magnitude stars, or brightest stars, and appears in a part of the sky that’s largely empty of other bright stars. For this reason, Fomalhaut is often called the Lonely One or Solitary One.

Read more…….

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Patheos-Pagan: Feel The Change You Wish To See In The World

There’s a powerful concept in the witching world that’s not often spoken about–the magic of feeling the change in energy whenever we release our intentions into the world..

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: “I Put a Spell on You” (Sanderson Sisters) Cover by Robyn Adele ft Darcy Wright and Sarah Krauss

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Inner Journey: EXPLORE YOUR FEARS

“Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.”
— Marilyn Ferguson

In our world of duality, fear and love sit at opposite ends of the continuum. Fear belongs only to the personality because it believes in separation and impermanence. The soul never knows fear because it understands the unity of all.

When fear arises, we can invite our soul to sit with our frightened personality. What soul energies are waiting to be acknowledged? When we bring higher energies into the presence of lower energies, the lower energies are transformed.

“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear,not how to escape from it.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Whatever you’re going to do today, please, do it to the best of your ability.

As if it were all that mattered; as if it were all you had; and as if your very happiness depended upon it. Because these are among the very truths you came here to learn.

You rock,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Apple Gingerbread Cake

A beautiful rustic cake filled with the taste of Autumn flavors.

Read more……

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 29, 2020

Self-Awareness
“When one is pretending the entire body revolts.”

-Anais Nin


Self-awareness means also being in touch with the signals that our body gives us. We might try to “fake it” on the outside, but we can’t fool ourselves. The body doesn’t lie. When we get stressed out it can show up in our stomach, or our back, or as a headache. We can use those signals to give our body what it needs to come back into balance – whether it’s a glass of water, a massage, or a nap!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

You don’t always have this much energy, motivation, and vitality. Make the most of today, do a good job with whatever is normally on your plate, and then tackle something that touches your heart and makes your spirit sing. Be healthy and happy, and encourage everyone around you simply by setting an example. Enjoy every minute and make them all count!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 15, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 15, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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September strews the woodlot o’er
With many a brilliant color;
The world is brighter than before,
Why should our hearts be duller?
-Thomas W. Parsons (1819-92)

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September’s Events:

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Inner Contemplation (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This week opens with the energies urging us towards inner contemplation. Something is stirring within the depths of our being and we are being drawn to connect with it. For some this stirring is creating confusion and extreme discomfort.

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The Wild Hunt: A Revised History of Emain Macha and Norse Burials
By Sean McShee

In the article, James O’Driscoll reported on the continued and changing use of the site from the Bronze Age to the Early Medieval period. He argues that this site functioned as a ceremonial complex and site of ritual activity throughout that period. This challenges prior archaeological beliefs about that site.

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Yeyeo Botanica: Star Anise: Spiritual and Magical Uses

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ThoughtCo: Mabon: The Autumn Equinox

It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21 (or March 21, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere),

Read more…

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MBG: 5 Ways To Prepare For Fall, According To Wisdom From Ayurveda & Chinese Medicine

There is a gradual slowing down and turning inward this time of year. The days become shorter and darker, trees begin to lose their leaves, and plants draw their energy inward in preparation for winter.

Read more……

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Daily Good: Welcoming the Gifts of Anxiety

“Your anxiety helps you identify problems and opportunities, and it brings you the energy and focus you need to face them. Anxiety also helps you complete your tasks and projects, and it gives you the push you need to meet your deadlines. Yes, you need skills to work well with your anxiety, but your anxiety is a valuable and brilliant emotion that’s essential to pretty much everything you do.” Karla Mclaren’s groundbreaking work paves a path for understanding and accessing the vital intelligence of all our emotions. Her latest book, “Embracing Anxiety,” offers timely wisdom and guidance for how to work with this common and commonly misunderstood emotion. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Decor for Mabon! Witchcraft-Wicca-Magic-Pagan-Witch-Sigils-Fall Equinox- Autumn Equinox

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Elephant Journal: 10 Affirmations for People with Anxiety.

Do you struggle with intrusive thoughts that lead to anxiety, panic, and/or depression? Me too.
Do you feel like you have lost yourself to anxiety? Me too.

Have current events led you toward developing or worsening health and anxiety? Me too.

101,000 subscribers who follow The Anxiety Guy on YouTube feel the same way, too

Read more…..

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Treehugger: Mysterious Singing Dogs Emerge From Extinction After 50 Years

New Guinea singing dogs are known for their distinctive haunting wails. Once plentiful throughout the island, now only 200 to 300 of them remain in zoos and sanctuaries around the world. Descendants of a few wild dogs that were captured in the 1970s, those captive animals are the result of years of inbreeding because the gene pool is so small.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Close-up on Cassiopeia the Queen

Tonight – or any autumn evening – Cassiopeia the Queen can be found in the northeast after sunset. This constellation has the distinctive shape of a W, or M, depending on the time of night you see it. The shape of this constellation makes Cassiopeia’s stars very noticeable. Look for the Queen, starting at nightfall or early evening.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: The True History of Modern Moon Names

Where do modern moon names come from? We’ve all seen the “Algonquin Moon Names” on social media:

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Ajeet Kaur – Kiss the Earth – La Luna

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Inner Journey: BE TRUE TO YOURSELF

“In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.”
— C.G. Jung

Where are you not being true to yourself?

All blocks arise when we’re not being authentic, when we’re not being true to ourselves. We know we’re not being authentic when we feel discomfort of any kind.

When our thoughts, feelings and actions align with our essence, we express the qualities of soul. Always trust that your soul knows what’s best for you.

Believe in yourself and act on your ideas. Give yourself permission to do what you want with your life. Take the initiative to set meaningful goals for yourself and achieve them. Begin to tell yourself why you CAN have what you want!

“A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.”
— Mark Rutherford

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Jambo! Universe here…

Golly, do I ever need a vacation.

Can you imagine having the entire world spin in the palm of your hand? Writing the script to history? Being able to change the course of eternity by just changing your mind? Kind of far-out, isn’t it? But it’s all right here in the brochure. Read it myself, “Spellbinding! Intoxicating! The ultimate escape! Join billions on an unforgettable adventure into the jungles of Time and Space, to a paradise found where you are master of your destiny, all things are possible, and your every thought changes everything. So real, you may even forget who you are!”

Perfect for me, bags are packed.

Be cool (just brushing up on the lingo),

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peach Jam Coffee Cake

“This coffee cake gets a double hit of peach flavor from using both jam and fresh fruit. For best results, use a good- quality peach jam (preferably homemade, if you have it). Make sure to cool this cake completely before slicing.”

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 15, 2020

Gentleness


Remember
the bread you meet each day
is still rising
Don’t scare the dough.

-Macrina Wiederkehr, 1979
Our lives are a work in progress. We’re all doing the best we can. It helps to be nurturing, and encouraging to one another. But if we can’t do that, the least we can do is to be gentle. Allow for the process to happen.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 8, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 8, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Build a castle, comb a beach; summer’s ripe as any peach!
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1996

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Surrender the Old (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently we are experiencing a world in flux as timelines continue to shift creating instability in the energetic framework of our lives. As a result, we are experiencing a timeless, no-ordinary reality where true creation begins.

Read more……

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She is Of The Woods: How to make a Goldenrod tincture!

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ThoughtCo: Seven Card Horseshoe Tarot Spread

As you develop your Tarot reading skills, you may find that you prefer one particular spread over the others. One of the most popular spreads in use today is the Seven Card Horseshoe spread. Although it utilizes seven different cards, it’s a fairly basic spread. Each card is positioned in a way that connects to different aspects of the problem or situation at hand.

Read more……..

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MBG: The Mindset Shift To Make Before Fall, Based On Your Enneagram

According to the Enneagram, each personality type has its own way of dealing with uncertainty. And in a time as chaotic as the one we’re in right now, knowing your type can provide another piece of information about how to navigate the world with a little more ease.

Read more……

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Daily Good: Ayni: Living Life in the Round

Scarcity appears when wealth cannot flow. Lewis Hyde

Ayni: Living Life in the Round

“Today For You, Tomorrow For Me.” This is the meaning behind ayni, a living Andean philosophy and practice that awakens a balanced and harmonious relationship between nature and man. In Andean cosmology, this is expressed through complementary opposites such as male/female; sun/moon; gold/silver. Their interaction is a form of reciprocity called ayni. One of the guiding principles of the way of life of the Quechua and Aymara people, this equilibrium of exchange and mutuality, which has been practiced since ancient times (since before the Incas), creates a cycle of connectivity and support essential to social and spiritual wellbeing.” More in this thoughtful piece from Parabola. { read more }

Be The Change

How might you practice the spirit of ayni more deeply in your own life?

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Magical self-care (Harmony nice)

Hello little ones, i hope you’re doing well and okay! In todays video were talking about Magical self care and im showing you some spells where I take you through some wellness spells i’ve been doing, lots of love and hope you enjoy xxx

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Elephant Journal: Ojas: the Ayurvedic Energy Booster you (probably) didn’t know About.

In Ayurveda, there is much talk about ojas.
But what exactly is ojas? Is it some magical, sparkling, golden elixir like I first imagined it to be?

According to Ayurvedic guru David Frawley, “Ojas is not a physical substance, but the sap of our life energy that exists on a subtle level in the body.” Ojas, described as our life force, is an elusive substance said to give vitality and strength.

Read more…….

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Treehugger: 10 of the Largest Monoliths in the World

Some of the world’s most recognizable natural landmarks are monoliths. Uluru (pictured) and El Capitan are so well-known that tourists plan their itineraries around them.

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

Tonight’s chart shows Polaris and the Big and Little Dippers for a September evening. You can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris, which is also known as the North Star. Notice that a line from the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper points to Polaris. And notice that Polaris marks the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper.

Read more…….

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Patheos-Pagan: Castles in Traditional British Witchcraft Lore

The origins of the Castle in the witchcraft of northern Europe incorporates the spectacular mythologies of the Grail, Celtic legends, medieval Christian mysticism, and the most ancient cosmological systems. An oft misunderstood concept, the Castle informs a large part of Traditional Witchcraft since the 1960s

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Grandmother (I am the Earth) Ayla Schafer

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Inner Journey: JOURNEY HOME

“Everything seeks its source.”
— a universal principle

Our spiritual journey unfolds through 2 stages.
1.THE PATH OF PERSONALITY – We arise from the one source of all, to be born as individuals in a world of form. In this physical world, we experience separation and limitation. This is a time of immersion in a world of effects, form, ego, distortion, illusionand pain.
2.THE PATH OF SOUL – When we have experienced enough pain, we find our way back home to our spiritual source. We let go of the illusion of separation to embrace unity and wholeness. We work with cause instead of effects.

Paradoxically, it’s only with a strong and healthy personality that we become capable of expressing soul. WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR PATH? Are you struggling to do more and have more? Are you aware of your soul challenging you to open to the bigger picture oflife?

“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attendedto – you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Your attention, please…

Your attention, please…

This… is the Universe.

Today I’ll be recording your every thought and emotion, no matter how “good” or “bad,” no matter how generous or stingy, and no matter how helpful or hurtful they may be. And everything I record… will be played back for you, as soon as possible, as some type of physical manifestation in time and space.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Indian Summer Raspberry Peach Sangria

Love at first sip!

adhttps://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/233339/indian-summer-raspberry-peach-sangria/

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 8, 2020

Illusion
“If you ever do a survey, you’ll find that people prefer illusion to reality, ten to one. Twenty, even.”

-Judith Guest, 1976


There seems to be a lot of escapism in our society. We like to go to movies and get lost in a story. We like to visit places like Disneyland, called “the happiest place on earth.” As much as we can enjoy these excursions, we can’t live in Fantasyland. But what we must understand is that reality can be just as blissful. We can create our lives so that we experience joy, love, peace, anytime we want to.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The high Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 1, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 1, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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“The goldenrod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.”

childrens song

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Restructuring (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Reality is transforming and our experience of life is radically changing, and our perceptions are shifting. How we view our lives, our relationships and our world is altering as the structures of the past continue to collapse. As a result, a deeper awareness of our purpose on this planet is emerging calling us to change how we physically exist on the planet

Read more……

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The Green Witch: Anti-Anxiety Spell || Herbal Salve

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“The morrow was a bright September morn;
The earth was beautiful as if newborn;
There was nameless splendor everywhere,
That wild exhilaration in the air,
Which makes the passers in the city street
Congratulate each other as they meet.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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September 1-2, 2020 Full “Barley” Moon

Times: 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

This months moon is called the Barley Moon because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripe grains. Other crops are also harvested at this time. For example, many of the Native American tribes’ staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, were ready for harvesting during this month.

Read more……..

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MBG: This Week’s Horoscope Is In: Here’s What To Expect For The Start Of September

The more you cling, the less in control you feel—that’s the irony in store for us this week, according to the AstroTwins’ forecast.

There’s only one thing to do this Wednesday, September 2: Surrender, and let the universe reveal its wisdom.

Read more…….

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September Birthstone: Blue Sapphire.

Birthstone Color: Deep Blue

The striking deep blue of a quality sapphire is reminiscent of a cloudless night sky. Ancient civilizations believed that the world was set upon an enormous sapphire, which painted the sky blue with its reflection.

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September Birth Flowers: The Aster and the Morning Glory

In the late summer, as the air cools, there are still many beautiful flowers to enjoy and give. Learn about the two September birth flowers.

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Today’s DIY: DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl

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Elephant Journal: Full Corn Moon brings Lessons in Intimacy & Communication {September 2nd}

On September 2nd, we will have some serious lessons in intimacy with the full moon in Pisces.
Right now, the sun is in the sign of practical and logical Virgo, which means all the darker or repressed characteristics that need to be dealt with in terms of emotional closeness with others might be highlighted at this time.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Tiny Elephant Shrew Species Rediscovered After 50 Years

For about half a century, researchers had lost sight of the tiny Somali sengi, a mouse-sized elephant shrew. The speedy relative of an aardvark and an elephant had been lost to science as no researcher has spotted this sengi species since the late 1960s or early 1970s.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Full Corn Moon on September 1-2

Tonight – September 1-2, 2020 – presents the third and final full moon of our Northern Hemisphere summer (or Southern Hemisphere winter). In other words, this is the third of three full moons to occur in between the June 20 solstice and the September 22 equinox

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan:Working the Magick of the Heart Anyway

My heart hurts. And I haven’t really known what to write in the midst of this pandemic / world burning / who can I touch / ugh time.

Time has been swimmy. Before I know it, it’s Thursday and I’m back to the weekend where I’m not really resting, but I’m not really working.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Witch’s Rune

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Inner Journey: WHAT NEEDS ATTENTION?

“We often spend so much time coping with problems along our path that we only have a dim or even inaccurate view of what’s really important to us.”
— Peter Senge

Where are you struggling in your life?

Look at your career, finances, relationships, growth, health and emotions. Where are you experiencing major challenges? Of these, which area most needs your attention at this time? Set an intention to face this struggle and resolve it. ATTENTION on your TENSION often releases it.

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.”
— John Foster Dulles

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s not from the known but the unknown, that creativity and inventiveness are born.

Turn away from the predictable, cliché, and reliable. Brave the void where the darkness is greatest. Trust the quiet, find the stillness, feel the calm. Then steadily think, speak, and move as if you were led. Behave as if your vision were clear.

Anticipate the emotional rush that will come with your triumph. And as if by magic, as you raise your pen to write, you’ll find the words have already been summoned, flooded in light that was there all along, in a world that has just as anxiously anticipated your arrival.

Just don’t let them worship you.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Broccoli Slaw with Spicy Dressing

This is a tasty broccoli slaw dressing recipe with spices that pack a punch to it.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 1, 2020

Discovery
“Very often if happens that a discovery is made whilst working upon quite another problem.”

-Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)


Sometimes if we are focused too intensely on a problem, we get caught up in it and can’t see the forest for the trees. This is when it is time to detach, to turn our attention to something else and let our minds do some re-shuffling without our stubborn influence. And then, sure enough, we get that “ah-ha!” moment, and a discovery is made!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com _

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Not only may you be inherently happy today, you’ll be able to explore all manner of intellectual problems, puzzles, and concerns. Great satisfaction can come from even the smallest insight, and if you can connect with the right person, you may have a conversation that will enrich and inform you for months to come. You may be attracted to more difficult problems today, and you’ll be up to the challenge.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 25, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 25, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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August Events & Holidays

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

Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo

Aug 21 Moon enters Libra

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio

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

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius

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Spirit Library: Inflow & Outflow (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With the rise of a new reality a very necessary transformation is taking place in our human structure. A new awareness is awakening and will realign all of humanity with the universal principles of balance.

Read more………

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Cernunnos The Horned God of Celtic Mythology – (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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ThoughtCo: How To Hold a Mabon Apple Harvest Rite

Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, is celebrated in many ways around the world. It is a day of balance, with equal amounts of darkness and light, but soon, winter will arrive. In some Wiccan traditions, it marks the time when the Sun King descends into the underworld, from which he will be reborn at Yule.

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MBG: Why There’s No Such Thing As Zodiac Cusps, According To Astrologers

If you’ve ever met someone whose birthday fell near the meeting point of two zodiac signs—i.e., Gemini and Cancer—they may have insisted they’re a Gemini-Cancer cusp. Maybe you’ve even referred to yourself as a “cusp” before, with regards to your own sign. But we consulted mbg’s resident astrologists, the AstroTwins, on the question of cusps, and according to them, they might just be another astrology myth.

Read more…..

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5 Crystals Every Green Witch Should Have

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Treehugger: Wolverines Return to Mount Rainier National Park After 100-Plus Years

A wolverine mother and her two offspring have been spotted at Mount Rainier National Park. It’s the first time in more than 100 years that researchers have identified a wolverine with kits in the Washington state national park.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Moon and star Antares on August 25

As darkness falls on August 25, 2020, the moon will be at or near its half-illuminated first quarter phase, and close to the star Antares on the sky’s dome. Of course, the moon and Antares are not truly close together in space. The moon, our closest celestial neighbor, resides at a average distance of 238,885 miles or 384,400 km; yet the sun, our nearest star, lodges almost 400 times farther distant from Earth than our moon.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Working magic for personal energy

Pulling an oracle card today it was all about personal energy, something that seems to have been an issue for a lot of people this week.

MARIGOLD WISDOM

Are your energy reserves running low? Do you need a bit of a boost or on the flip side are you too full of energy and on a complete sugar rush?

Read more……

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Pagan Playlist: Gealdýr – Yggdrasill (Official Music Video)

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Inner Journey: ON FREEDOM

“Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.”
— Stephen Covey

A Greek myth can help us understand the freedom that comes with power of choice.

In the Underworld, Sisyphus was condemned to roll a large stone up a hill from which it always rolled down again. Realistically, he was trapped in an endless cycle of rolling the stone. When he perceived himself to be imprisoned by the curse, he was a victim.

At one point, however, he turned the tables — he changed his mind and decided to CHOOSE to roll the stone up the hill. In doing so, he empowered himself and defused the curse.

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
— Jean-Paul Sartre

“One cannot make a slave of a free person, for a free person is free even in a prison.”
— Plato

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Now! Go!

Stake your claim! Hold out your hands. Move, get ready, give thanks. Imagine, and let go.

Act, and have faith. Persist. Do what you can, when you can, all you can.

Because never again, not in a million years, not over ten thousand lifetimes, will you ever again be as close as you are today.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Mac and Cheese

Adding chipotle chiles to this macaroni and cheese dish really adds a nice spicy, smoky kick.

Read more…….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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

Element: Fire

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

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

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

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 11, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 11, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the harvest home is borne.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

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

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

Aug 17 Moon enters Leo

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

Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo

Aug 21 Moon enters Libra

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio

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

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius

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Spirit Library: Now You Get to Choose

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

Read more……

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

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ThoughtCo: The Nine Noble Virtues of Asatru

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

Read more…..

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

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

Read more……

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Daily Good: Finding Balance in an Unstable World

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

– Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee –

Finding Balance in an Unstable World

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

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

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

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

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Creatures That Conveniently Grow Back Body Parts

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

Read more…..

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

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

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

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

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist:  Anishinaabe Spirit Bear Song

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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

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

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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

Element: Fire

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

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

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

 

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Daily Wisdom
August 11, 2020 

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

Dante (A.D. 1265 – 1321)

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

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  Strength

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 4, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 4, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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The summer night is the perfection of thought.
-Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH

Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius

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

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces

Aug 7 Moon enters Aries

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

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

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

to be cont.

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

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

Read more…

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

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

Read more….

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

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

Read more….

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Daily Good:  The Earth Treasure Vase Healing Project

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

– Blaise Pascal –

The Earth Treasure Vase Healing Project

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

Be The Change

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

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

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

Read more…..

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

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

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Patheos-Pagan: The Summer is for Pagans

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

Read more….

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

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Inner Journey:

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMOTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To help,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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

Read more……

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Magical Correspondences for  Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
August 4, 2020 

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

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

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  Temperance

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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