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

gardendigest.com

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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

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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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 23, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 23, 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

“If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?”

Steven Wright

gardendigest.com

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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: Weekly Forecast: August 21 – 27, 2022
Kelly M. Beard

This has turned into a one-year process March 2022 -thru- February 2023, which has several implications. First of all, Vesta is what is “sacred” – not just important or valuable but SACRED, to you, the individual.

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Easiest Mooncake Recipe (Snowy Style)

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Spirituality & Health:What Makes an Ordinary Place a Sacred Space?
by Alizah Solario


With one in five Americans now unaffiliated with organized religion, a new generation is on a journey to create—or discover—the next great sacred space.

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Learn Religions: Mabon: The Autumn Equinox
Explore the mid-harvest festival

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


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.

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MBG: Virgo Season Is Here: Ready To Lean Into Its Grounded & Practical Energy?

Summer is starting to wind down, and that can only mean one thing: Virgo season is upon us. Starting August 22, the sun will move into this grounded and earthy sign, and there are a few key astrological themes to keep in mind. Here’s what to know.

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Working with Plant and Animal Spirits/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Exemplore:7 Symbolic Interpretations of Dreams About Hair and Hair Loss in Dreams
RÓISÍN AISLING IRELANDMAY 11, 2022

Merovingian monarchs believed it had magical powers. Cutting it was Samson’s demise. Keri Russell’s character chopped her locks in the TV show Felicity and caused a national uproar.

Clearly, hair has a great impact on our lives and on our dreams.

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Treehugger: How to Save Tomato Seeds: Step-by-Step Instructions
Saved properly, dried tomato seeds can last years.

When you buy new seeds at the store, they often come from large companies that treat their crops with pesticides and other hazardous chemicals. Saving seeds from your own produce each year is a more environmentally friendly alternative.

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EarthSky News: Teapot points to Milky Way center

Come to know the Teapot of Sagittarius
Our Milky Way galaxy is a vast collection of hundreds of billions of stars. We’re not in the galaxy’s center, but instead about 2/3s of the way out from center, in one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms. On August evenings, all of us on Earth can gaze toward the galaxy’s center in a dark sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Why Love Spells (Still) Matter — The One about Consent
AUGUST 20, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


A few weeks ago, I wrote about the need for love spells.

I wanted to talk about why they’re essential in a not-so-soft world. We need desire and hope and longing. Connection.

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Pagan Playlist: Münknorr -Aegishjalmur[Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM

“We focus on the negatives, losing ourselves in the ‘problem.’ We point to our unhappy circumstances to rationalize our negative feelings. This is the easy way out. It takes, after all, very little effort to feel victimized.”
— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Nothing and no one can make us a victim. We do it to ourselves when we allow external circumstances to hold power over us.

Although we have no control over what happens to us, we ALWAYS have a choice in how we respond. We hold our power when we accept complete responsibility for our thoughts, feelings and actions.

“A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him.”
— Elmer G. Letterman

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
— Steven Biko

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’ll know they understand you when they start appreciating you.

And you’ll know you understand them when you start appreciating them.

Oh, the crazy simplicity –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pineapple Sangria

Easy sangria recipe that can be easily altered based on fruit you have on hand and personal taste.

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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 23, 2022

Silence
“Silence is the mother of truth.”

-Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Silence gives birth to so many wonderful things. It is from this space of infinite possibilities that all great works flow. It is from this realm of vast wisdom that we all learn and grow.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 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

“What dreadful hot weather we have!
It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.”

Jane Austen

gardendigest.com

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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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BEST witchcraft spells, rituals and practices for the month of August || Online Witch’s Almanac

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Spirituality & Health: Alice Peck Explores 80 Spiritual Places
by Rochelle Bourgault

What makes a place spiritual—and how can we benefit from spiritual places? Author Alice Peck dives deep.

Author and editor Alice Peck is drawn to finding the sacred in everyday things. Her latest book is a tribute to the sacred and to the archetypes of the seeker and traveler. Her personal interest in exploration of holy places around the world gives her a unique perspective, one not often found in travel guides.

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Pioneer Thinking: Orient Nights Perfume Recipe

Let the orient sweep your heart away with our easy to make at home Orient Nights perfume recipe. Create your unique fragrance today.

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MBG: Born In The Month Of August? Here’s What To Know About Your Birthstone

You probably already know a bit about your birthstone—and maybe even your birth month flower—but if you were born in August, you might be curious to learn a bit more about yours. Here’s what to know about the stunning green peridot, from properties, to spiritual meanings, and more.

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Finding Balance | Vlog 44

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Exemplore: What Does It Mean to Dream That You Are Falling?
LAYNIE HJUN 30, 2022

Dreaming that you are falling can be quite scary. You may wake up right before you slip off a cliff edge or right before you hit the ground. Despite how alarming this type of scenario can be, it is actually one of the most commonly reported themes in dream interpretation.

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EarthSky News: See the moon approach Saturn on August 9 and 10

Watch the moon approach Saturn
A bright waxing gibbous moon will be closing in on Saturn on the evenings of August 9 and 10, 2022.On August 10 at 17:00 UTC, the moon reaches perigee, or its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. At that time, the moon will be 223,586 miles (359,828 kilometers) from Earth

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Patheos-Pagan: The Gods And Nature
AUGUST 7, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Every now and then I get a reminder that for all that my religion is about the worship of the Gods, it’s also about honoring, reverencing, and worshipping Nature.

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Pagan Playlist: Gaol ise Gaol i – Scottish Gaelic LYRICS + Translation

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Inner Journey:

DANCE THROUGH YOUR DAY

“Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.”
— Horace

Today, we invite you to do the Take-Your-Time Tango. In his book ‘Games for the Soul,’ Drew Leder challenges us to dance through our days with the graceful, slow elegance of a tango dancer.

“Slow down a notch,” Leder counsels. “Do whatever you do in a calm and leisurely fashion. … As much as possible, don’t be driven by inner fear, external deadlines, or rushed companions to stumble through a speeded-up dance. Act as if you have all the time in the world. Come to think of it, you do: No one else has any more hours.”

So stand (or sit) tall. Raise your chin as you gather your full concentration, dignity and self confidence to glide smoothly and beautifully through the day.

“We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life.”
— Martha Graham

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A Note from the Universe

You didn’t choose this lifetime, thinking it would be without challenges. You chose it, in large part, for the very challenges you now face.

You’ve got it made,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Tangy Desserts Made With Lemonade

Tangy and refreshing, lemonade is a summertime classic that deserves to be enjoyed beyond the beverage category. These brightly colored lemonade desserts rely on the drink’s perfect balance of sour and sweet to bring impressive flavor.

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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 9 , 2022

Enthusiasm
“All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

-Charles Kingsley


There are so many things that we could be enthusiastic about, but do we let ourselves get worked up? Too often we hold back, we say we don’t want to “get our hopes up” or we’re afraid to jump into something when we might fall back on our behinds. But there’s a reason why we get enthusiastic about the things that we get enthusiastic about – and that’s to lead us toward happiness! Enthusiasm is a cue for us to participate, get involved, “just do it!”

-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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 26, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 26, 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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July Quotes

“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.”

Tennessee Williams

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST

July 22 Sun enters Leo

July 28 New Moon at  10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM  EST

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Mountain Rose Herbs (newsletter) Homemade Mosquito Repellent

My family always has grand goals of getting out to the mountains once a month for a couple nights of tent camping from May through October

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Roses in Love Magic – How to Make and Use Red Salt – A Collaboration with Lavender Hazelwood Witches

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Spirituality & Health: A Ritual-Full Life
by Mara Branscombe

“Every time I have gathered in community ritual or personal ceremony, I have experienced a healing.”
Morning Song credit Esther Franchuk
A ritual is anything that is done with intention. It can be formulaic or intuitive, elaborate or simple, personal or shared.

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Learn Religions: Lammas Prayers

By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 12, 2019


At Lammas, sometimes called Lughnasadh, it’s time to begin reaping what we have sown throughout the past few months, and recognize that the bright summer days will soon come to an end. Use these simple seasonal prayers to celebrate Lammas, the early grain harvest.

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MBG: The Crystal To Call On When You’re In Need Of Hope, From Crystal Experts

We all have moments when we need a little extra hope, and if you’re looking for a tool to help you find it, consider adding amazonite to your crystal collection. It’s long been known as the “Stone of Hope,” and for good reason—here’s what to know about it.

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Revisiting the Basics of Deity Work/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Lammas
CLAIREJUL 3, 2020

Lammas is also known as Lughnasadh and is the first of the three pagan harvest festivals. It is considered a time of giving thanks as the sun’s strength begins to wane and the spring crops become ready for harvest.

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Treehugger: How to Make Lavender Essential Oil in 3 Easy Steps

Adding a little bit of lavender essential oil to your hair and skincare regimen is an easy way to put the power of natural plant compounds to work while avoiding harsh chemicals.

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EarthSky News: Summer meteors 2022: Moon-free in late July and early August

Summer meteors 2022
In 2022, full moon will fall at the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. The Perseids’ peak always falls around August 11, 12 and 13. A full moon is up all night.

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Patheos-Pagan: Guidance for the Week of July 25th, 2022
JULY 25, 2022 BY JESSICA RIPLEY

This week from the Faeries Oracle, the Dark Lady visits us. Casting her intense gaze upon us, there’s no where to hide. With the power of the third eye emanating out, she sees clearly all that needs to be seen.

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Pagan Playlist: Best Neofolk/Darkfolk Songs of 2020

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Inner Journey:

LIVE NOW

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
— Annie Dillard

We lose the power of the moment because we’re so rarely in it. We’re reliving the past or speculating about the future. We continue to believe that tomorrow’s the day when I’ll be more capable, more wealthy, more fit and more loving. Meanwhile, I’m just putting in time, dreaming of better things but not making any concrete move to realize them.

When you find yourself thinking of the future or the past, bring your awareness into the present moment. Really experience how you feel and what’s happening around you, without judgment. If we can treasure each moment, our lives will be rich, no matter what we have accomplished.

“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.”
— Horace Mann

“If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, ‘there goes another day of my life, never to return,’ you will become time conscious.”
— A. B. Zu Tavern

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A Note from the Universe

Wherever you go, there I am. Appearing as the people, places, and circumstances you’ve most expected to see. Behaving as you most expected them to behave. Crafted as you most expected them to look. And brimming with abundance, adventure, and infinite possibilities, because I know that’s exactly what you’ve been visualizing.

Right?

TBT,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Cornmeal Galette

I like making pie just as much as the next guy likes making pie, but I like making a galette even more. They’re more fun, and I like the freedom that the rustic appearance affords. But mostly, I think I just enjoy the higher crust to fruit ratio. Serve with ice cream.

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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
July 26, 2022

Simplicity
“When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it is a clear proof that it should be rejected.”

-Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues (1715-1747)


It’s not just our houses and our desks that are cluttered – often times our minds are cluttered, too! Let’s treat our thoughts, and our words carefully – let’s choose them as we would pick out produce in the market, discarding the ones that are stale or bruised and selecting instead ones that are fresh and fragrant and full of life. And let’s just take what we need for now, we can always go back for more. One thing at a time!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You have great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 19, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 19, 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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July Quotes

“The summer morn is bright and fresh, the birds are darting by
As if they loved to breast the breeze that sweeps the cool clear sky.”

William C. Bryant

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST

July 22 Sun enters Leo

July 28 New Moon at  10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM  EST

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Spiritual Unite: LIME IN WATER FOR NEGATIVE ENERGY – EASY TO DO PROTECTIVE AURA

There are many ways of clearing negative energy from your aura and your home. One of the most popular methods is using lime in water.

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Magical Library Book Tour: Witchcraft, Tarot, Spellcraft & More… See What’s On My Witchy Shelf!

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Spirituality & Health: 4 Ways to Cleanse Post-Vacation Negative Energy
by Megan Shoop-Volz

Not feeling quite right after a get-together? Cleanse the bad energy.
Family vacations or big group trips are fantastic for catching up and connecting with far-flung family members or old friends. However, most of us have at least one aunt, cousin, or spouse-of-a-friend who gets under our skin and leaves us drained, negative, and anxious.

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Learn Religions: Recipes for the Lammas Sabbat

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 19, 2019


Lammas, or Lughnasadh, is the time of year when the gardens are in full bloom. From root vegetables to fresh herbs, so much of what you need is right there in your own back yard or at the local farmer’s market. Let’s take advantage of the gifts of the garden, and cook up a feast to celebrate the first harvest at Lammas!

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MBG: Everything To Know If You Pull The Two Of Swords In A Tarot Reading

If you’ve got a question, your tarot deck has an answer, with each unique card in your deck offering different insight, advice, and guidance. In the case of the Two of Swords, take this card as a sign that you have a decision to make.

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WITCH VLOG | forest bathing & foraging wild herbs & green witch spell/The witches’ cookery

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Exemplore: The Beneficial Properties of Goldstone

Goldstone is a manmade stone that is created from molten glass, copper and other mineral salts. Many people believe that it was first created in the 17th century by an Italian glass-making family. However, others believe that goldstone was first made way before this by alchemist seeking to create gold. Goldstone is a reddish-brown with gold flecks and can also easily be found in a blue variety that is simply called blue goldstone

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Treehugger: 5 Ideas for Simple DIY Vertical Gardens in Small Spaces
Don’t waste your money on an expensive prefabricated structure

Making the most of vertical space is a key strategy for small space gardens. A vertical garden structure is one option to do so.

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Patheos-Pagan: How To Read Myths
JULY 17, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT

Recently I’ve seen some arguments – mostly on Twitter – around how we should read myths. And by “myths” I mean the stories of our ancestors, especially the stories our ancestors told about the Gods.

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Pagan Playlist: Syth – Purgatori (2020) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

5 STEPS TO SELF-ACTUALIZATION

“Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.”
— Dalai Lama

Monitoring what motivates me has helped me see how I am growing. I do things for different reasons now than I did 10 years ago. As we pay ongoing attention to our motives, we can see how both our conscious and unconscious attitudes are changing.

Here are some ways that our motives can shift with rising consciousness:
• I desire
• I want to collect things
• I want to know
• I want to serve
• I want to be

What are your motives as you participate in life?

“There are three kinds of people and three kinds of richness:
• people who want to have, to collect
• people who want action, work and labor
• people who want to be

“The real richness is in be-ness. People can take all that you have, all that you collected. People can stop your labor, or an accident can stop you. When you are, you never lose what you are.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

“You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!”
— Bob Richards

“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

All deliberate change first comes from denying the logic that most gives you comfort.

The big ticket,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon and Tomato Salad

An unexpected but deliciously addictive flavor combination! This recipe serves two, but you may want it all for yourself.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
July 19, 2022

Thoughts
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

-Proverbs 23:7


Even way back when the bible was written, people were talking about the heart’s intelligence. What do we KNOW in our heart? What conviction do we carry with us? It is important to recognize these thoughts, because they make up how we are, and who we think we are.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

No matter how routine and ordinary you may feel about today’s duties and demands, you can bolster your spirit by remembering what inspires you. There are role models, ideals, dreams, and aspirations that can inform and improve even the simplest and most modest of your activities. Act with integrity and pride, and instill everything you do with that integrity and pride. Hold your head high

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 12, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 12, 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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July Quotes

“Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.”

Sara Coleridge, Pretty Lessons in Verse

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST

July 22 Sun enters Leo

July 28 New Moon at  10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM  EST

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Exemplore:Seven Crystals for Working With Full Moon Energy
CLAIREFEB 15, 2022

When Should I Perform a Full Moon Ritual?
Many people consider the phases of the Moon to be important when carrying out magical workings. It is thought that each phase possesses its own energy and magical properties, which make each phase particularly suited to certain types of spells and rituals.

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Making Rose Mead for Lughnasadh

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Essential Oil Blends to Boost Sensuality
by Megan Shoop-Volz

Erotic, invigorating, and beautifying: Try these essential oils for sensuality.
When we think about sensuality, we often consider it to be synonymous with sex and sexuality. However, while sexual attraction and intimacy are certainly an important part of our sensual experiences, sensuality doesn’t begin and end with sex.

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Learn Religions: Trickster Gods and Goddesses

By Patti Wigington
Updated on September 23, 2018


The figure of the trickster is an archetype found in cultures the world over. From devious Loki to the dancing Kokopelli, most societies have had, at some point, a deity associated with mischief, deceit, betrayal and treachery. However, often these trickster gods have a purpose behind their trouble-making plans!

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MBG: Calling All July Babies—Here’s What To Know About Your Unique Birthstone

Each month of the year has its own designated birthstone (and a birth month flower), and for those born in July, their birthstone is none other than the dazzling ruby. Here’s what to know about this stone, plus how to work with it, according to a crystal expert.

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Today’s DIY: Prehistoric Nettle Textiles, scraping and splicing

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Elephant Journal: Capricorn Full Moon: A Return to Sovereignty. {July 13}

We don’t ever travel alone truly.
This is one truth many of us often forget. At times, in life phases and great challenge and suffering, we can feel so alone, cast out, isolated, trapped, and forever separate from the love we know in our hearts to be true.

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Treehugger: Land of Giants: 10 Facts About Sequoia National Park

Tucked into the southern Sierra Nevada range, with elevations ranging from 1,300 feet to nearly 14,500 feet, Sequoia National Park is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking tree

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EarthSky News: Lyra the Harp contains Vega, a summer gem

Lyra may be a small constellation, 52nd out of the 88 constellations, but it has a big presence. This is largely due to its bright star Vega, prominent in northern summer skies, and its location as a corner of the Summer Triangle. Vega is magnitude 0.03, which makes it the 5th brightest star in all the sky or the 2nd brightest star belonging to just the Northern Hemisphere. Vega is so bright because it lies just 25 light-years away.

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Patheos-Pagan: What is the Eid al-Adha?
JULY 9, 2022 BY BADER SAAB


I woke up today with many of my relatives sharing messages and images about the Eid al-Adha and wishing everyone “Eid Mubarak”.I’ve asked a bit about it in the past years, but only today I seriously sat down to think about it and what it could mean for me, not a Muslim, but a Pagan who wants to honor his Arabic roots and family traditions.

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Pagan Playlist: Rota Fortunae – Hinterland (2021) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey: ON SELF-HONESTY

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.”
— Nathaniel Hawthorne

“You cannot fake a relationship and feel right with yourself or anyone else. Changing yourself to fit what you think other people want doesn’t work. Pretending to be someone other than yourself only broadens the distancebetween the person you are and the one with whom you’re trying to establish closeness.”
— Mary Manin Morrissey

“Just as surely as distress must follow self-deceit, healing must follow self-honesty.”
— Vernon Howard

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
— Janis Joplin

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I’d say the biggest decision of your life, was not your career, your marital status, or your home… it was choosing to love as often as you have.

You lover,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Naan

This homemade naan recipe makes soft, chewy naan with a buttery taste. It is the best I have tasted outside of an Indian restaurant. Simply delicious eaten warm brushed with melted butter or served with your favorite curry.

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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
July 12, 2022

Creativity
“To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.”

-Bette Davis


Our creativity is our nourishment, it is nutrition for our spirit! We cannot truly live without it. We are born creative beings, and we are creating every moment with every decision that we make. We are creating our lives right now

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 5, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 5, 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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July Quotes

“No bought potpourri is so pleasant as that made from ones own garden, for the petals of the flowers one has gathered at home hold the sunshine and memories of summer, and of past summers only the sunny days should be remembered.”

Eleanor Sinclair-Rhode

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST

July 22 Sun enters Leo

July 28 New Moon at  10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM  EST

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Spiritual Unite: BLUE STAR SPIRITUAL MEANING – FRESH START FOR EARTH
Susan Brunton

The Blue Star spiritual meaning relates to the teachings of the Hopi culture in North America, a tribe of Native Americans that foretold the coming of European settlers.

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My Crystal Collection 🧚‍♂️ Witchcraft 101 🔮 Healing properties | Tips | How to use them/ Alwyn Oak

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Learn Religions: 7 Goddesses of Empowerment

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 15, 2019


Think you’d like to embrace the sacred feminine as part of your spiritual development? Here are seven goddesses from around the globe who embody female strength and empowerment in a number of different ways. See which one resonates with you the most

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MBG: 5 Fun & Creative Ways To Release Negative Energy Out In Nature

In the 4.5 billion years Planet Earth has been around, she’s used powerful systems to flush out impurities and sustain her vitality. From ocean currents and plate tectonics to glacial movements and atmospheric phenomena, our powerful planet has tirelessly cleared out the old and generated new life.

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Exemplore: A New Moon/Full Moon Gratitude Ritual
ALLISYN NICHOLSJUL 1, 2020

Be Thankful for What You’ve Got
It is easy to continue making our rituals center on manifestation, especially when we are seeing our manifestations magically appearing in our lives. As good as it feels to receive these wonderful gifts from our moon rituals, it feels spiritually peaceful after you’ve done a moon ritual centering around gratitude instead.

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Treehugger: Understanding Catnip Might Help With Mosquito Control
When cats roll in and chew the plant, it releases more pest-repelling compounds

Most cats go bonkers over catnip.

It’s a distinctive response as they giddily chew and lick the plant, rolling in it, and rubbing their faces in it. Cats act the same around silver vine, an Asian plant with similar properties.

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EarthSky News: Meet the Scorpion’s Stinger stars, Shaula and Lesath

Scorpius and the Scorpion’s Stinger stars
Undeniably, the zodiacal constellation Scorpius the Scorpion is one of the few constellations that look like their names. Because it has a graceful, J-shaped pattern of stars resembling a real scorpion’s curved tail. And at the end of this graceful line of stars are two stars noticeable for their nearness to each other.

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Patheos-Pagan: Leaving Bad Religion For Good
JULY 3, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Recently I was contacted by someone (who I won’t name to protect their privacy) who feels called to Paganism and who wants to be happy and fulfilled as a Pagan. But they’re struggling to let go of Christianity.

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Pagan Playlist: Runesong – For the Forgotten Spirit (2022) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:STEP INTO SELF-AWARENESS

“Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.”
— Tom Hopkins

Here are some different aspects of self-awareness:
• Know yourself – Explore who you are: your defences, your blocks, your talents, your aspirations, etc.
• Accept yourself – We are at war with ourselves when we resist or deny certain aspects of who we are. Acknowledge the truth of who you are right now – the positives and the negatives. Only when we own our present reality can we change.
• Control yourself – Set clear, conscious intentions and discipline yourself to meet them.
• Express yourself – Go to your heart to identify what has meaning and purpose for you. Live your truth. Identify ways you can give back to life and be in service.

We work on each of these aspects all the time. But as our lives go through cycles, we predominantly work on one of them more than the others. Which aspect are you more conscious of lately?

“Our lives improve only when we take chances … and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
— Walter Anderson

“Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring.”
— Grace Lichtenstein

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that whenever you think a brand-new thought, however fleeting, there are switches flicked here? Buttons pressed? Levers thrown? Banners unfurled? Wheels turned? Hats tipped? Winks winked? Angels sent? Connections made? And conga lines formed?

For starters.

You wouldn’t even believe me if I told you what happens when you visualize.

Yeah, a-lot-lot.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Lemonade Jam

Awarded Honorable Mention in 2017 Recipe Contest, this watermelon jam by Cheryl Holsapfel from Garrettsville, Ohio is the perfect mix of sweet and sour. Cheryl likes to enjoy the jam with soft cheese and crackers – we loved it with butter and warm biscuits. Either way, we’re sure you’ll love it!

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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
July 5, 2022

Freedom
“That is the truly beautiful and encouraging aspect of freedom; no one struggles for it just for himself.”

-Fanny Lewald, in Hanna Ballin Lewis, “The Education of Fanny Lewald”
(1871)


If there is a lesson in our struggle for freedom, (and there always is a lesson, in any struggle) then it is that there is no separation between us. We are all one. We are not truly free until each and every one of us is free.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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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 June 28, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 28, 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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June Quotes

“The flowers are nature’s jewels, with whose wealth she decks her summer beauty.”

George Croly

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: June 26 – July 2, 2022
Kelly M. Beard

6/27 ~ Neptune Retrograde in PISCES:

Last year and this year, Neptune is standing still around Solstice time, emphasizing the renewal of our connection to the Sacred, as well as the dream & vision we’re living in this moment

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DIY Magical Herb Garden Witchcraft 101 & magical qualities / Alwyn Oak

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Bad Dreams
by Julie Peters

Dropped into a nightmare dreamscape often or even nightly? Explore the spiritual meaning of bad dreams.
Are you someone who has a lot of nightmares?

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MBG: June’s New Moon In Cancer Has Nearly Arrived—Here’s What To Know

Yet another lunar cycle is nearly complete, with a new moon on the horizon this Tuesday. As we all collectively ride the watery waves of Cancer season, here’s what to know about the astrology behind this new moon, plus how to work with it.

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Kitchen Witchery and Hearthcraft Practices/ The Green Witch

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Elephant Journal: Parade of the Rabbits: New Moon in Cancer. {June 28/29}

This New Moon on June 28/29 sits in the sign of Cancer.
There’s no mistake we’re under a Cancer New Moon as the feminine is hurting on our planet.

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EarthSky News: Ursa Minor the Lesser Bear is the Little Dipper

The constellation of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear, is also commonly known as the asterism of the Little Dipper. Ursa Minor has helped sailors and navigators for thousands of years find the north celestial pole and guide them on their journeys.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Prayer to Macha

We call to you today,
Macha,

Goddess of sovereignty

As we stand upon this land,

Let there be sovereignty of the land,

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Vishal Naidu – Into Realms Of Silence (2022) (New Single)

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Inner Journey:ASK YOUR BODY FOR ADVICE!

“The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth, little to do with control, and much to do with acceptance, little to do with division and analysis, and much to do with union.”
— Marilyn Sewell

Are you aware of your body’s wisdom? Our bodies usually know us better than our minds do. If you have a decision to make, consult your body before making a final choice.

Reflect on an option before you and then pay attention to your body. Are you breathing deeply or barely at all? Are your muscles tense or relaxed? Is your energy blocked or flowing?

Your body knows what it likes and it feels good when it’s happy. As your body is the source of your vitality, your motivation, your inspiration and enthusiasm and most importantly, your intuition, it’s best to get that part of you on-side if you are venturing into a new activity.

“When you are saying that you are happy and you are not, there will be a disturbance in your breathing. Your breathing cannot be natural. It is impossible.”
— Osho

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. …The intellect works best in service to our intuition, our inner guidance, soul, God or higher power — whichever term we choose for the spiritual energy that animates life.”
— Christiane Northrup

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A reassuring glance to an unsuspecting stranger—across a room, down a hallway, or through a window—can literally change the world, forever.

Even though it was pretty cool to begin with.

You are powerful,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hibiscus Flower Hot Pepper Jelly with Homemade Pectin/ Mountain Rose Herbs Blog

If you’ve scoured the pandemic-hit canning section at your local store for supplies this year, you know the pickings are slim. My favorite low sugar dry pectin,

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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
June 28 , 2022

Humor
“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”

-James Thurber (1894-1961) US humorist, illustrator


Do you remember the TV show “My World and Welcome to It?” It starred William Windom as James Thurber. This was many years ago, so it may be that he played a James Thurber “type,” (I was very young and can’t remember the details. 😉 I loved that show! And I loved how the lesson was that there was always something to laugh at, some funny way of looking at something that we might not have thought of. Sometimes when we’re going through something really awful or embarrassing, we’ll look at one another and say: “Someday we’ll look back on this and laugh.” And doesn’t that happen! Some of our funniest moments come out of our most human foibles. We are funny people, and we can enjoy ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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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 June 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 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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June Quotes

“Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.”

George Santayana

gardendigest.com

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: June 12 – 18, 2022
Kelly M. Beard
The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

6/13 ~ Mercury Direct RE-Enters GEMINI (until July 6th):

Here we are, on the other side of the Mercury Retrograde in Gemini, which went Direct in Taurus and has now made its way back to Gemini. How is it going with you?

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A Ritual & Magic Spell Jar For Justice – Witchcraft for Social Justice – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Consumable Magic: A Ritual to Honor the Strawberry Moon
by Megan Shoop-Volz

The beginning of summer is a time to rejoice in nature’s abundance. This ritual uses delicious strawberries to connect with love, good fortune, prosperity, sensuality, and fertility.

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Learn Religions: Full Moon Water Scrying Divination

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 16, 2019


The full moon has long been considered a symbol of wisdom and intuition. We feel its connection every month when it lights the night sky. Many of us feel more energetic and alert during the full phase of the moon.

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MBG: What To Know For This Month’s Full Moon + How To Work With It

Summer is right around the corner, but first, we have one full moon on the horizon. And like every full moon, this one is going to have some unique aspects that you’ll want to know about beforehand. Here’s the story behind this full moon explained, plus how to work with it, from an astrologer

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Today’s DIY: Summer Solstice Sun Wheel Wreath – Litha Craft – Midsummer – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft – Wicca

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Elephant Journal: Sagittarius Super Full Moon: Blazing the Trail Forward after Rebirth. {June 14}

Many of us have been going through or have undergone a deep rebirthing, a moment in time of massive integration, change, transformation, and alchemy of pain into medicine over these last few months, maybe longer.

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Treehugger: How to Prep and Store Fresh Ginger: 3 Methods

Ginger is a fragrant root that is used for both its amazing flavor and its soothing properties. From helping settle an upset stomach in a homemade herbal tea to spicing up your next stir fry recipe, learn how to store and freeze ginger for long-term use

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EarthSky News: Full moon in June mimics path of December sun

The full moon overnight of June 13-14 is a supermoon.

When to watch in 2022: Nights of June 13 and 14.
Where to look: Look for the bright round moon in the east in the evening, highest in the sky around midnight, and in the west before sunrise.

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Patheos-Pagan: Summer Solstice in Modern Paganism
JUNE 12, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


There’s a story that says one day while they were both at their naturist (i.e. – nudist) retreat, Gerald Garner (the founder of Wicca) and Ross Nichols (the founder of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids) were discussing which holidays they should celebrate.

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Pagan Playlist: Liholesie – Shamanic Twilight (2021) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

CO-CREATION STARTS WITH IMAGINATION

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
— Decouvertes

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali

Imagination is a tool of the soul. Our imagination gives us the opportunity to ‘try on’ new qualities and perspectives in our life. Through imagination, we can explore our past, problems, patterns, processes, plans, perceptions, principles, passions and purpose to uncover new possibilities.

Without imagination, we stay stuck in the realm of the material, the past, the superficial and the literal. We remain one-tracked, instinctual and one-dimensional.

Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity, purpose and others.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard

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A Note from the Universe

It will “all” seem far easier when you keep in mind, all of the time, that it’s supposed to be easy.

Everything.

That was easy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade Slush

Whenever I have excess seasonal fruit, I freeze it in chunks for fast and easy slushes and smoothies. Here’s a delicious way to use up some watermelon.

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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
June 14 , 2022

Present
“The present is the future of the past.”

-Karl Popper (1902-1994)
We can’t change what has happened in the past. We can learn from it, and grow from it, and ultimately go on from where we are now. We cannot predict the future – it is filled with infinite possibilities. The best we can do is to live, and love, the moment we’re in. Life is like Disneyland – if we are thinking about the next ride and how we’re getting there, we can’t enjoy the ride we’re on right here and now!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to yourself.

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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 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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June Quotes

“Lathhouse shade-
the scent of honeysuckle
filling the shadows.”

Mike Garofalo, Cuttings

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June 2022 Events

June 3 Mercury goes direct

June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST

June 14 Flag Day

June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth

June 21 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 28 New Moon at   7:52 pm PST/  8:52 pm MST/  10:52 pm EST

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Spirit Library: Your Bartered Heart
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Even though you have always had heart, you have hidden your heart for earth eons because it seemed others would not or could not return the love you had to give.

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Five Crystals of Lemuria

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Spirituality & Health: Celebrating My Inner Masculinity

BY JULIE PETERS

Sometimes we need to tap into our masculine yang in order to move, make a change, set a boundary, or stand up for ourselves. And yes, we all need a balance of yin and yang, no matter our gender.

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Litha Altar

It’s Litha, and that means the sun is at its highest point in the sky. Midsummer is the time when we can celebrate the growing of crops, and take heart in knowing that the seeds we planted in the spring are now in full bloom.

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MBG: Energy Reading June 7-13, 2022: This Week Calls For Rest & Reexamination

Each week, join author and energy healer Natasha Levinger as she reads the communal energy to predict what’s in store for us in the days ahead.
This week starts with a breezy, airy and light feeling. It reminds me of summer, even though the season hasn’t officially begun.

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Pioneer Thinking: June Aromatic Horoscope

How to create and use your own customized aromatherapy blend — developed specifically to react to your emotional, mental and spiritual patterns.

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Haleakala National Park: 10 Unique Facts About Hawaii’s ‘House of the Sun’


Haleakalā National Park on the Hawaiian island of Maui protects one of the state’s six active volcanoes. The last time the volcano here erupted was between 600 and 400 years ago, though it has witnessed at least 10 eruptions over the past 1,000 years

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EarthSky News: Arietids – most active daytime meteor shower – peaks this week

Arietids peak morning of June 7
Most meteor showers that we see each year are easy to observe. Just go outside and look up. But what about those meteor showers that happen mostly in the daytime, when the sun is up? These daytime meteor showers are much tougher to observe. Yet there is one peaking this week (centered on Tuesday, June 7, 2022) that’s fun to come to know. The shower radiates from a point within the constellation Aries and is called the Arietids.

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Patheos-Pagan: Names of the Summer Solstice

Oh Summer Solstice! I love you as Midsummer! I also sometimes call you Litha, and can sort of appreciate you as the Feast of St. John the Baptist, but why do you have so many names?

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Pagan Playlist: Disquieting – Empty Throne Amongst The Stars (2022) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO BLOSSOM

“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.”
— Julia Cameron

Many of us unconsciously believe that we’re unworthy or defective. We adopted this belief very early in our lives when the people we looked up to disapproved of our demands, wishes and behaviours. We concluded that we had to learn to be good.

Unfortunately, ‘being good’ usually meant giving up our own differences or uniqueness. We learned that we might get the love we wanted if we acted and felt like others wanted us to.

If we seek true joy and connection with life, we now need to remove these artificial masks and express our deep authentic nature.

“For all those years you’ve protected the seed. It’s time to become the beautiful flower.”
— Stephen C. Paul

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Treating “any old job” as if it were your dream job is the fastest way to spark the kind of life changes that will yield your dream job.

Same for any old house, friend, day, life, or pair of espadrilles.

Yeah,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Salad Recipes


Find dozens of refreshing watermelon salads at Allrecipes, including tomato watermelon salad, cucumber watermelon salad, watermelon feta salad, and 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

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Daily Wisdom
June 7, 2022

Dreams
“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.”

-Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)


We can look at our dreams, and learn from them. And what we learn is more about ourselves! This is just another way that God speaks to us – it is just another opportunity for us to grow. And it’s all open to interpretation, just like life. What do we see, what do we feel, what do we experience? It is different for each of us – and isn’t that great?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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