Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: Be Calm and Receptive (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We start this week in the flow of the Full Moon energies which is heightening our emotions and amplifying our senses. There is tension between the old and the new which is calling us towards the fullness of our destiny. As such a deeper awakening is occurring that will take us into a new expansiveness beyond that which we have experienced before.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SEEING A GECKO
Seeing a gecko is memorable and can hold significance for those on a spiritual path. Geckos are known to bring luck and good fortune, and seeing one means that your life will be blessed with happiness.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Daily Pagan Living

To truly walk a Pagan path, many people believe that their spirituality should be part of their daily life, and not just something they observe once or twice a month. Here’s where we’ll talk about contemporary issues of interest to Pagans, family and relationships, and how to live a magical life every day.

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MBG: Astrologers Predict These 3 Transits Will Shake Things Up This Week

Expect a burst of confidence (and an urge to organize) this week as Mercury, Jupiter, and Mars all change signs. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Dressing for dinner—or just a random walk around the neighborhood—will be a capital “E” Experience starting Tuesday, July 27.

Read more….

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What Do We Offer the Gods in Sacrifice?

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Today’s DIY: Lammas & Lughnasadh Harvest Mouse Greeting Cards, Watercolor and Shimmer paint – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: Why the Dragonfly is my Totem Animal.

I vividly remember my fascination with the mystical winged creatures of transformation dipping in and out of my garden pond.
I would gaze at them in awe from the balcony of my childhood home, and I’d feel a surge of unexplainable joy and luck that they had chosen our abode for a visit on those breezy, summer afternoons.

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Treehugger: How I Create Magical Moonlight Gardens

A garden should not just be a productive place. It should also be a space that you can enjoy spending time in as frequently as possible. Good design can make a garden a delightful place to be—

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EarthSky News: Mars And Regulus In Conjunction July 29

Look for Venus first
In late July 2021, look westward at dusk for the dazzling planet Venus. Then, as evening twilight is giving way to nightfall, watch for two close-knit celestial bodies to pop out beneath Venus: the planet Mars and the star Regulus.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Shapeshifting Nature of Ritual
LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF

“Ritual is an often misunderstood entity.” This is something I’ve been known to say since I first started writing and teaching about magical practice many moons ago.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Emotional Dark Music – The Eternal Forest

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Inner Journey:

WHAT BLOCKS CONNECTION?

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
— Joseph F. Newton

We experience soul when we really connect with life — when we stop and consciously experience what is happening.

We lose soul with:
• resistance – to anyone or anything
• superficiality – we avoid depth of experience
• control – we try to control the relationship
• selfishness – we remain self-centered.

Each of these attitudes fosters separation rather than connection. Once again, soul lives in relating.

Take time to become aware of, and perhaps journal on how you relate to other people and things in your life.

“We have to decide for ourselves what’s nourishing to our souls, and do those things over others.”
— Thomas Moore

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A Note from the Universe

Invariably, the 5 minutes of inspiration you need to totally rock the world and transform your life, will come at the end of hours, weeks, months, or even years’ worth of floundering, frivolity, false starts, and seeming hopelessness.

Yet when the dream comes true and you glance over your shoulder, you’ll see that those 5 minutes were made possible because of everything that led up to them, and that you never needed to be so critical of yourself or the time it was taking.

Funny you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Healing Honey Elixir (Kitchen Witch Cook Book)

  • This magical elixir is a soothing combination of spices and sweetness that help along a recovering witch; it helps alleviate symptoms from allergies or colds. The best part? You make the honey mixture ahead of time and can store it until you need 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

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
July 27, 2021

Virtue
“Virtue is nothing else but action in accordance with the laws of one’s own nature.”

-Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)


When we are tuned in and going with the flow, we allow ourselves to be who we really are. There’s no faking it, no play-acting, just instinct and authenticity. Our virtues come shining through because we can’t help it. That’s who we are.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You may have the best of intentions today but it won’t be easy to stick to any of them. There’s a lot of randomness in the air and you won’t have very much control over anything. Don’t let this lull you into becoming thoughtless or not caring about what you’re doing. Do what you can and save some energy for tomorrow when things might be smoother.

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 July 20, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 20, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: Time of Deep Collective & Individual Healing (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently, there is a heaviness to the energy which is difficult to escape as we are being forced to confront what needs to be changed both on a collective level and an individual level. The despair, pain and suffering in the world is becoming more and more evident as recent events shake our current situations and expose the shadows.

Read more….

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HOW TO WORSHIP ODIN

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Spiritual Unite: PANDA SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – BALANCE NEED FOR PEACE WITH SOCIAL TIME
The panda spirit animal represents gentle strength, inner peace and emotional sensitivity.

These concepts are essential to you and becoming conscious of them will help you to achieve balance within yourself.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Quarter Days and Cross Quarter Days

In some modern Pagan traditions, including some forms of NeoWicca, the eight sabbats or holidays are divided into two groups: the fire festivals, or cross quarter days, and the quarter festivals. Some belief systems celebrate only one group — either the quarter or cross quarter days — and others mark all eight each year

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Spirituality & Health: 7 Ways to Sharpen Your Intuition by Rochelle Bourgault

“Intuition can become mute, stifled, or drowned out when we find ourselves out of balance. Here are some ways to help you get grounded so that you can reconnect with that inner voice.”

Read more….

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Spiritual and Healing Properties of Opal
Semi-Precious Healing Stone Used in Crystal Therapy

In metaphysical circles or crystal therapy, opals are a semi-precious water element gemstone that is known to be helpful for enhancing dreamwork, assisting spiritual journeys, or a number of other healing purposes.

Read more….

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Seahorse Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle, Totem Animal, Power Animal, Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: Aquarius Full Moon: 2 Things to Remember, 2 Things to Do & 1 Ritual to Help. {July 23}

The Aquarius Full Moon is Friday, July 23rd (at 9:36 PM CST).
And…it is also August 22nd.

Whoa! Two Aquarius Full Moons back to back. Is that possible? Yup!

It’s happening.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 3 Types of Biodiversity: Overview and Importance
Biodiversity is an insurance policy for life on the planet.

Biological diversity, or “biodiversity,” refers to variability found at all levels of biology. Biodiversity is commonly broken down into three levels or types: genetic diversity, species diversity, and ecosystem diversity. While these types of biodiversity are each interrelated, the forces driving each type of biodiversity vary.

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EarthSky News: M17 Is The Omega Nebula

The Omega Nebula – aka Messier 17 or M17 – is barely visible to the unaided eye on a dark, moonless night. To see it, it’s best to use binoculars or low power on a telescope. The Omega Nebula is very near another prominent nebula, known as Messier 16, the Eagle Nebula, home nebula of the famous Pillars of Creation photograph. These two closely-knit patches of haze readily fit within the same binocular field of view.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Relationship Between Trust and Magick
IRISANYA MOON

I really had no idea how to totle this blog on magick.

I know what I want to say and how I want to say it, but I had no idea how to summarize it in a few words. So, ignore the title.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: ☼ Majestic Moon ☼ music by Michael Brings ☼

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Inner Journey:

BALANCE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL

“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

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A Note from the Universe

You could always send a golden thought balloon!!!

To the most rocking possible version of your future self, and thank them for reaching back to you with inspiration, hunches, instincts, and impulses, to help you bridge all gaps, connect all dots, and leap tall buildings.

You know, to bring about your quickest merger.

Love mergers,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sangria Recipes


Made of sweetened wine packed with fresh fruit and sometimes spiked with liquor, sangria is a colorful and refreshing drink for summer parties.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire

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

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

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
July 20, 2021

Names
“Let us make distinctions, call things by the right names.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Language is an art and a science. We have so many words for things, each of which distinguishes itself in some particular way. As we learn and grow, we become more discerning. We understand the differences between the details, and why they are valuable.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the day go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great day!

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 July 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 5, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: Space to Adjust (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As July begins, we are still managing the energetic effects of the past month. As such we are being urged to find and maintain our sense of balance as we continue to experience the push and pull between the past and the future, the old and the new. For now, it is important that we focus on allowing and creating the space needed to adjust.

Read more….

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

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Spiritual Unite: NUMBER 21 MEANING IN NUMEROLOGY
Number 21 regarded as the transformation number in numerology. Those people born under number 21 have to understand themselves and pass the change of their personality to understand the higher laws of the universe.

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ThoughtCo: Rhiannon, Horse Goddess of Wales

In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon is a horse goddess depicted in the Mabinogion. She is similar in many aspects to the Gaulish Epona, and later evolved into a goddess of sovereignty who protected the king from treachery.

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Navajo Teachings: The Truth About Turquoise

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MBG: If Ever There Was A Week To Redecorate Your Home, Astrologers Say This Is It

There will be an influx of passion and creativity this week. Here’s what the AstroTwins want you to know as we head into July.

The only thing constant is change this Wednesday, July 7, as vivacious Venus in Leo gets into a dynamic dustup with spontaneous Uranus in Taurus.

Read more….

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Witch of Wanderlust:: Finally A Book I Related To || “Of Blood & Bones” Review

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Elephant Journal: A Threesome with the Moon. {Poem}

I see the way you look at Her,

the one you loved before we met.

who saw you naked, your barren fur

long before we ever were.

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky in July
From dueling meteor showers to a gorgeous Thunder Moon, this month is perfect for relaxing under the stars and taking in the heavens.

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EarthSky News: Earth Farthest From The Sun On July 5

Planet Earth will reach a milestone on July 5, 2021, as it swings out to aphelion, our most distant point from the sun. Our eyes won’t perceive the sun as being any dimmer. And it’s been a blazingly hot summer in parts of the Northern Hemisphere so far. So you know our distance from the sun doesn’t cause Earth’s seasons. More about that below.

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Patheos-Pagan: Talking to Gods
THORN MOONEY

How do you know if the gods are talking to you?

This is something I really struggled with as a new Pagan. In devotional spaces (as well as in witchcraft spaces generally, where we’re talking about spirit contact of all kinds, beyond gods.)

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Wolf Princess

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Inner Journey: You are complete

“Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.”
— Wayne Dyer

Close your eyes and imagine that everything you are is enough. You don’t need to be better or different — you’re great just as you are. Can you experience the peace and contentment that owning that perspective brings?

Moving into such total acceptance does not mean that we stop growing. When we can accept who we are now, we open the doors to our own inspiration to do and be even more!

“Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.”
— Julia Cameron

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A Note from the Universe

It’s time you learned the truth.

Actually, you should have been told long, long ago.

You see, there was kind of a mix-up.

Things like this are never easy. But, well, to be as direct as possible…

You’re not human.

Of course, you probably just think I’m being cute, but the truth is that you are not human. Not even a little. Not one speck. Now, before you go all ape… realize that there’s a bright side to everything, and in this case it’s BLINDING.

You no longer have to behave as one!

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Cream Cheese Squares

This is a light dessert that I like to make in the summertime. It consists of a shortbread crust topped with a cream cheese layer and then fresh strawberries and a gelatin glaze. Serve with additional whipped topping, if desired.

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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
June 5, 2021

Excellence
“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”

-Pearl S. Buck (1964)


When we enjoy doing something, we put our heart into it, and it shows. What we enjoy doing, we do well, we can’t help it. And by the same token, what we do well brings us joy! We are rewarded for a job well done by feeling good about it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all

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 June 29, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 29, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Liminal Space (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently, we are floating in a liminal space, on the threshold between the old and the new, between death and rebirth where the dissolution of the old is creating a fluid, malleable space that will enable the new to become fully developed. As such we stand in the space between our old self and our new self.

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Herbal Jedi: Midsummer Roses – Beauty and Medicine

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF DEJA VU


“Did it happen before?” It is the first question that appears in a person’s mind who is experiencing déjà vu. Déjà vu is the French term meaning “already seen”. French psychic researcher Émile Boirac first tossed the word and from that time, lots of research has been done on the matter, but it remains the unsolved mystery of human life.

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ThoughtCo: Birthstone Magic

Each month of the year is associated with a specific stone – in some cases, two stones. From January’s bold red garnets to the speckled blue bands of December’s turquoise stones, there are any number of magical uses for the traditional birthstones. If you have any of these on hand – whether it’s your birth month or not – why not incorporate them into spellwork and rituals? Let’s get started!

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MBG: Unique Study Shows That Greenery Is Essential To Happiness Globally

The greener the city, the healthier its people. That’s the conclusion of most studies on how urban green space (urban forests, backyards, parks, etc.) influences mental and physical health. But considering that a lot of this research has been done in wealthy countries, can we really say their findings are universal?

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Pioneer Thinking:Watermelon Sugar Scrub Body Polish

This body scrub will make your body glow with gentle exfoliation from the sugar and the cleansing properties of watermelon!

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The Birth of Athena: The Incredible Origin of the Goddess of Wisdom – Greek Mythology in Comics

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Treehugger: Artist’s Hybrid Flora and Fauna Paintings Evoke ‘Unseen Magic’ of Nature

At the heart of our current woes with the unfolding climate catastrophe is our fraught relationship with nature. The centuries-old worldview of domination, exploitation, and unfettered resource extraction is jeopardizing the planet and all life, and the human species is coming to a crossroads where it must redefine that unbalanced relationship with nature, and its place within

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EarthSky News:The Teapot Guides You To The Galactic Center

The constellation of Sagittarius is supposed to be a centaur. That’s a mythical half man/ half horse creature, carrying a bow and arrow. Good luck spotting the centaur in the stars!

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Spells with Tarot and Oracle Cards

Using tarot cards or oracle cards in your spell gives you a focal point and helps with visualization.

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Pagan Playlist: Magical Fantasy Music Collection 2 ༄ Chimes Of The Lost Woods

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Inner Journey:

GUILT

“When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. It is time to ask what can we do right, not what did we do wrong. Forgive yourself and move on.”
— Bernie S. Siegel

“I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy . . . you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.”
— Katherine Mansfield

“If we don’t forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole.”
— Joan Borysenko

“Light burdens borne far become heavy.”
— French proverb

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know why I’m so fond of the time-space continuum?

Besides that I thought it up…

Besides you being in it…

Besides puppies and kittens…

It’s because it can all seem so logical… so predictable… so real, when you want it to. Or, in the twinkling of an eye, you can choose to remember it’s not.

Keep it up, buttercup –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Summer Grilled Shrimp Salad

I love to make main-dish salads in the summertime and serve them with some crusty bread and a nice glass of wine! This one is one of my favorites, featuring sweet and smoky grilled shrimp and a cilantro vinaigrette.

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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
June 29, 2021

Food
“Dinner, a time when one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.”

-W. Somerset Maugham


One way we can honor ourselves and our food is by paying attention to what we eat. Start the meal with gratitude. Enjoy the company of people you love. Share with each other, both the food and the conversation. Pause after the meal to rest and digest before transitioning to another activity.

-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 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 June 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 22, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: An Important Turn (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It’s another powerful week as we move through the Solstice and towards this month’s Full Moon. Today we are standing within the Solstice gateway where a new cycle of our growth is being initiated. Life is taking an important turn but before we step forward and into this new cycle, a deep cleansing process must take place. As such, the incoming energies are moving to purge us of the past and the long held deeply hidden patterns which continue to keep us stuck

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Norse Paganism: The Modern Practice of Loki Worship

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT MASTER NUMBER 11?


Numerology has a rule; all double digits are added to reduce them down to a single digit. The numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the exception when the numbers are paired together, they are called Master Numbers, 11, 22, 33 and 44.

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ThoughtCo: How to Make and Use a Crystal Grid

Many people like to use crystals for healing and wellness of both the physical and spiritual kind. Whether you’re working with crystals for a specific purpose, such as health or love, or for a general well-being ritual, you may find that placing your crystals in a grid-style layout can amplify their metaphysical power.

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Spirituality & Health: Altar Your Reality With the Five Elements of Feng Shui

Energize your altar space with the five elements.

In times of so much change, there’s a natural desire to make our home our sacred space. A great way to do this is by creating an altar space. It can provide an anchor for meditation or prayer and bring immediate peace and grounding to your home and yourself. Think of an altar as a lightning rod connecting you with Earth and the Heavens.

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MBG: The Energy Practice That Helped Me Face — And Eventually, Overcome — My Burnout

Reiki is a profound energy healing technique of Japanese lineage. Rei- means “universal” and -ki means “life force,” making reiki a universal life force energy that is used for healing the energetic body.

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Today’s DIY: Witches Bells Witchy DIY, Protection Magic, witch’s Bell, Witch Bells, Magical Crafting – Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: Capricorn Full Moon: Honor the Father Archetype Within By Taking Inspired Action. {June 24}

We are closing out an intense time of change, inner and outer transformation, deep emotional healing, and possible upheaval, otherwise known as eclipse season

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Treehugger: Swifts Can Fly More Than 500 Miles in a Day

One of the most interesting things about swifts is that they get together in late spring and summer for what is known as “screaming parties.” Sometimes dozens of birds will gather and careen through the air in tight formations, all the while shrieking as they dive and soar and avoid hitting chimneys and trees. This cacophonous, frenetic behavior typically happens during the breeding season

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EarthSky News: Ruby Red Antares Is The Scorpion’s Heart

Antares is an eye-catching star, shining with a distinctive bright red sparkle on northern summer evenings. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s a red beacon in winter evening skies. This star, also known as Alpha Scorpii, lies about 550 light-years away. It’s the brightest star in the zodiacal constellation Scorpius the Scorpion, which has figured prominently in the sky lore of ancient cultures. Antares is often called the Scorpion’s Heart.

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Patheos-Pagan: The 25 Most Important Witchcraft Books Ever Published
JASON MANKEY

Despite originally being an initiatory tradition, Modern Witchcraft has sky-rocketed in popularity in large part due to Books.

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LIGHTWORKER: Understand Your Sacred Role as Healer, Guide and Being of Light

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Inner Journey:

DIRECT YOUR EVOLUTION

“Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life.”
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Unlike other species, human beings can monitor our own evolutionary process. Better yet, we have the awareness and power to design our evolutionary path.

As creators, we are not limited to evolving through tiny, incremental steps. With our potent imaginations, we can design and manifest dramatic, profound change. How remarkable! What an awesome responsibility. What fun!

Our challenge is to break free of our present concept of reality to create brand new dreams that will bring the ideal to life.

“There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo

“We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Cucumber Salad

All of my friends loved this tasty, refreshing watermelon salad, so I thought I would add it as my first Allrecipes recipe. It was inspired by another recipe on here, but strayed far enough from the original that I thought it deserved its own recipe. Enjoy

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Element: Fire


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

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

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

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You’ll need determination and perseverance to accomplish anything of substance today. Pick something (or accept something that has been assigned to you) and stick with it until day’s end. If you apply concentrated effort, you should be able to make a huge headway. Even if not, your single-minded approach will attract allies for tomorrow. You have more influence and authority than you suspect. Use them wisely

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 June 15, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 15, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: Ideal Time for Inner Work (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Despite the intense nature of the incoming energies there is an underlying excitement to this time. The energy is somewhat unpredictable as we are leaving behind an old cycle and entering a new one. The New Moon Solar Eclipse last week has amplified both the positive and the negative creating a time of clearing, releasing, planning and preparation

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Yeyeo Botanica: Crystal manifestation | How to pick and clean crystals

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Spiritual Unite: KNOW YOUR KARMIC DEBT NUMBER WITH NUMEROLOGY


Numerology, as the name implies is the basic universal language of numbers. We can uncover information about the whole universe, as well as every individual by breaking down the patterns of the universe into numbers

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ThoughtCo: 10 Deities of Litha: Summer Solstice Gods and Goddesses

The summer solstice has long been a time when cultures celebrated the lengthening year. It is on this day, sometimes called Litha, that there is more daylight than any other time; a direct counterpoint to the darkness of Yule. No matter where you live, or what you call it, chances are you can connect to a culture that honored a sun deity around this time of year

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Pioneer Thinking: 5 Things to Grow for Your Herbal First Aid Kit

There are a number of herbs, roots and trees that are very useful for various ailments. Having your own supply of certain medicinal herbs can heal you, and even save your life

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MBG: What It Really Means To Have A Pink Aura (In Love, Life & More)

Everyone has an aura, aka an unseen energy field that surrounds them. You can find out what color your aura is by getting a professional reading, taking a quick quiz, or even trying this fun TikTok mirror trend.

While auras (and their respective colors) are always changing, shifting, and evolving, many people have a predominant color or colors that consistently manifest in their energy field.

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Spirituality & Health: Tints of tranquility: shades for sacred spaces

Design a space mindfully using color to emphasize the energy you want to enhance.

Design plays a huge part in creating a sacred space, and color is definitely instrumental to cultivate the right atmosphere. Whether you are using a room or area for meditation or yoga, here are some insights to ensure that the hue on the wall reflects your personality—and purpose.

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What is a Witch’s Familiar? || Pagan Happy Hour Ep#31

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Treehugger: 10 Breathtaking Facts About the Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is famous for its important role in the industrialization of the United States. The river is a vital source of hydroelectric energy, provides drinking water for millions of people, and supports many ecologically and commercially important fish species.

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EarthSky News: Moon Sweeps By Regulus June 15 And 16

The bright star shining close to the waxing crescent moon on June 15, 2021, is Regulus, Heart of the Lion in the constellation Leo. The following night – June 16 – the moon will have moved some 13 degrees (26 moon-diameters) east on the sky’s dome, following its endless orbit around Earth. It’ll be closer to Denebola, the Lion’s Tail.

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Witch Indeed (Patheos):Simple Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice
LISA WAGONER

it is usually at this time of year when I stare aghast at my calendar, wondering where the year went.

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Pagan Playlist: melodies from a witch’s garden ✵【circe myth inspired playlist

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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

When it comes to financial abundance, incredible health, and amazing friendships, you have considered, I’m sure, that suddenly discovering yourself immersed in millions, fit as a fiddle, and adored by a cadre of international admirers, would still squarely place you in “the calm before the storm”?

I so love time and space,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 12 Refreshing Watermelon and Feta Recipes

Watermelon and feta make an unlikely pair, but their flavors perfectly complement each other in a way that you have to taste to understand. Whether you’re looking for a cooling salad, a fun and easy-to-assemble “pizza,” or an incredibly quick appetizer you can throw together with just a few ingredients, you’ll find a refreshing new favorite in this collection of our best watermelon and feta recipes.

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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
June 15, 2021

Collaboration
“Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.”

-Germaine Greer


There is a certain trust that comes with collaboration. We allow our ideas to be heard, we put our hearts on the line hoping for some clarification, or feedback, that we are going in the right direction. Collaboration is coming together with a common goal.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day

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 May 25, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Total Transformation of Self (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a big week energetically and the best thing we can do is surrender into the incoming energies. These energies are pretty firey at the moment and may bring some instability emotionally, mentally and physically. On an internal level we are moving through a period of deep healing and a clearing of old karmic cycles.

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Herbal Jedi: Horsetail – Old World Herb for New World Health | Harmonic Arts

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Spirit Library: May – June 2021: Eclipse Season & Mercury Retrograde (a message from Sarah Varcas)

A lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on 26th May begins a sequence of key astrological events, making June 2021 rich with opportunities to rethink our perspective and deepen our perceptions. In these coming weeks our relationship to facts, information, perception and expertise

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ThoughtCo: Full Moon Pagan Ritual for Releasing and Purging

New moon ceremonies have to do with creation, manifestation, birth, and rebirth. It is the full moon that completes the cycle.

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Spiritual Naturalist Society: Mind over Matter by Jeff Worthy

We are living in difficult times. There are signs of recovery and resumption of some activities as we slowly begin to gain the upper hand on the pandemic.

Read more….

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MBG: The Full Flower Moon & Eclipse Is Coming: 8 Ways To Harness Its Power

What would be possible if we opened our minds and expanded our vision, including people and places beyond our current consciousness? The 2021 Sagittarius full moon and eclipse (on May 26 at 7:14 a.m. EDT) can help us process truths hidden in the shadows.

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Basilisk or Cockatrice? The Mysterious King of Serpents | Monstrum

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Elephant Journal: How to Hold Space: the Best Support You’ll ever Give.

I’ve had my fair share of ineffective conversations.
Sometimes I know the person isn’t fully listening and wants me to finish talking as quickly as possible. They pull out their phone or start to offer advice as I’m mid-thought. At best, I’m the lucky recipient of unfruitful advice, and at worst, I become the victim of dismissive, even contemptuous lectures.

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Treehugger: Photographer Animates Unseen Dimensions Of Trees By Painting Them With Light


This evocative photographic series illuminates and inspires us to look at trees in another way.

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EarthSky News: What Is Lunar Libration?

It’s common knowledge that our moon has a near side and a far side. And most people know that half of the moon always faces Earth, and one half always points away. Does this mean we can only see 50% of the moon’s surface from Earth?

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Patheos-Pagan: Aphrodite: Encountering the Goddess of Love & Beauty & Initiation

I’ve just finished the fourth of seven classes on Aphrodite.

It’s the first class I’ve created from scratch about a godd that I work with personally and that I don’t really talk about..

Until now.

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Mystique Music for Relaxation and Sleep – Mystical Forest

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Inner Journey: OPENING THE HEART

“Everything is made of light; everything is alive. The Great Mystery of life has little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual process. The intellect is helpful; but our hearts are the wiser partof ourselves.”
— Mellen-Thomas Benedict

Heart is a word that refers to many different levels of our being. Essentially, it is the love aspect of soul, capable of making direct, intuitive contact. Soul love is not emotional; it is highly impersonal and intelligent, capable of grasping the essenceof someone or something without any projection on our part.

Appreciation significantly turns on the heart. Appreciation is not an emotion that arises spontaneously, but a soul quality we can choose. The more often we choose to be appreciative, the easier this choice becomes and the more frequently our heart opensto give and receive love.

“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.”
— Charles John Quarto

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A Note from the Universe

Two of the most powerful words in the English language for bringing about change, are “thank you.”

Especially when offered before the change even occurs and everything still looks pretty much like it did yesterday.

You’ll have to think of something to say afterwards on your own.

Hubba, hubba –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Popcorn Salad

This salad is a real conversation piece. Whoever heard of popcorn in a salad? If you take it to a dinner, mix the salad and carry the popcorn separately to be added at the last minute.

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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
May 25, 2021

Trust
“Trust one who has gone through it.”

-Virgil (70-19 B.C.)


Experience speaks loudly. When we seek advice, don’t we trust someone who has had experience with a subject more than one who merely has an opinion? Experience educates a person in such a way that when that person shares the experience, they can help us to learn, too

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

People may be expecting or needing you to be laid-back and easy to deal with but your own inclinations may make you seem more difficult and demanding. You may see yourself as just being direct while others consider you as being tactless. Save yourself a lot of grief and use extra care with your words and actions. If someone gets bent out of shape, try to catch it instantly and stop it as soon as you can.

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 May 18, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 18, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Another Cycle of Deep Inner Transformation (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It seems we are moving through yet another cycle of deep inner transformation, which is preparing us for the upcoming eclipse season that starts with the Full Moon eclipse on the 26th. Our intuition is being heightened and will make us more susceptible to picking up and taking on the emotions and energies of others

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The Story of Hera – All You Need to Know About The Queen of Olympus | Greek Mythology Explained

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Spiritual Unite: UNDERSTANDING DESTINY NUMBER 3
Destiny Number 3 people are born to be creative and to express this on Earth in some way. The arts appeal to them for this reason, it is their ultimate joy to create, it can be art, music, writing, preforming, anything that allows them to express their feelings in a physical manner.

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ThoughtCo: Croning Ceremony to Celebrate Women’s Wisdom

For a long time, to be called a crone was an insult. The very word implied a wrinkled, hunchbacked old woman, unwanted and unloved.

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Field Notes On Living: The Path of Lasting Friendship

The deep irony of my life as a teacher is that I travel all over to affirm that ther’s nowhere to go but here.

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MBG: Jupiter In Pisces Will Bring A Summer of Karmic Tests: Here’s What To Know

Is this the real thing…or just a fantasy? From May 13 to July 28, 2021, expansive Jupiter will make its first of three visits to Pisces, the zodiac sign that rules creativity, hidden information, and the subconscious.

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What Are Leprechauns?

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Treehugger: 12 Piranha Facts to Sink Your Teeth Into

Piranhas’ reputation precedes them. These feisty South American fish are notorious for their sharp teeth, fierce demeanor, and outsized appetites, which allegedly can compel a group of piranhas to skeletonize a cow in minutes.

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EarthSky News: Regulus and the 1st quarter moon on May 19

From around the world this evening – May 19, 2021 – you’ll see the moon at or close to its half-illuminated first quarter phase, and in the vicinity of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Four Elements In a New Form, Inspired by Basic Physics

The four elements have been around as a system for understanding for over 2,000 years. They were rooted in….

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Inner Journey: BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

“…for magic to happen in your life, you must believe in magic.”
— Grandmother, quoted by Lynn Andrews

“Most of the time, we fall in love but can’t remain there. The world then calls the state we were in a delusion or infatuation … But we merely lacked, or someone else lacked, the emotional skills to hold on to the magic when the morning came. …In truth, we can go to the moon and retain its magic for a lifetime.”
— Marianne Williamson

“We think, sometimes, there’s not a dragon left. Not one brave knight, not a single princess gliding through secret forests … What a pleasure to be wrong. Princesses, knights, enchantments and dragons, mystery and adventure … not only are they here-and-now, they’re all that ever lived on earth! Masters of reality still meet us in dreams to tell us that we’ve never lost the shield we need against dragons, that blue-fire voltage arcs through us now to change our world as we wish. Intuition whispers true: We’re not dust, we’re magic!”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Of course you probably could have done something else entirely with your life; something easier or more common, and have been even more successful than you are today.

But then, you wouldn’t become as successful as you are about to be.

Remember, you wanted it all?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Clementine and Chocolate Chip Cake

I made the proto-type for this clementine cake by digging through the kitchen to see what we had. My seven-year-old son adored it. This is the second iteration and I found it’s a winner. The whole fruit and whole flour provide a decent amount of nutrition for a dessert. The texture came out surprising smooth. Enjoy.

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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
May 18, 2021

Birth
“Birth may be a matter of a moment. But it is a unique one.”

-Frederick Leboyer


Birth is a beginning. It is the single event that starts us on our journey in this lifetime. Our grand entrance into the world! And here we are. Somehow all the right pieces were in place to make this miracle, and we were born to live this life. Life is precious.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Take your place in the World and be in your element all day long. Your practical mind and easy nature let you cruise through the regular maze that is daily life. If anything out of the ordinary arises, you’ll know instinctively how to approach it and resolve things to your satisfaction. Today may not be easy or effortless but it will be rich in success and approval – from yourself and probably others as well.

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 May 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Rest to Integrate (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With this week’s New Moon on the 11th, we can expect new energy to come in and alleviate some of the heaviness of the past few weeks. These energies will help us to define how to bring into form what needs to be manifested in our lives at this time

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Basics of Sigil Magic

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Spiritual Unite: 777 NUMEROLOGY MEANING – CREATIVITY OF THE UNIVERSE


Are you looking for the meaning of the number 777 in numerology? Then it’s not a coincidence that the universe has guided you here. The universe has put you on the right path to spiritual growth – the stars are in your favor. You are in sync with the universe.

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ThoughtCo: Bird Gods From Different Cultures

Birds have been honored, revered, and worshipped in many different cultures throughout history, and the representation of birds as gods or god-like figures is just one of the many cultural connections between humans and birds.

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36 Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants In 15 Minutes

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Daily Good: Alphabet Heart Sutra: A Mother’s Day Offering

The Alphabet Heart Sutra came to me whole, arriving with the light of morning. I followed an inner prompting and immediately wrote it down. Never having composed poetry or prayer in acrostic form before, I was quite surprised by the structure it took. Upon reflection, I wondered if perhaps impressions from childhood, reciting acrostic Hebrew prayers and passages, filtered into the Alphabet Heart Sutra that early morning.” Contemplative artist Aura Glaser offers a simple and profound tribute to the Great Mother here. { read more }

Be The Change

Do something today to honor and appreciate the spirit of motherly love wherever you’ve experienced it in the world.

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Apply Ayurvedic Oil for a Balanced Mind, Body & Spirit.

Ayurvedic oils are an essential part of the healing process in Ayurveda, a system of traditional medicine from India that focuses on creating balance for the physical body, senses, psyche, and spirit.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Why Do Wolves Howl?

Wolves howl for many of the same reasons that other species use vocalizations: to warn others about predators, to defend their territories, and to find mates.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meet Corvus the Crow

A favorite constellation for many, little squarish Corvus the Crow can be found after sunset at this time of year. It’s not far from Spica, the only bright star in the constellation Virgo. Once you find Spica, you’ll recognize Corvus easily. It’s always near the star Spica on the sky’s dome, recognizable for its compact, boxy shape. Spica is supposed to represent an Ear of Wheat, held by Virgo the Maiden.

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Patheos-Pagan: My Spiritual Journeying Method

A friend recently asked about how I go about spiritually journeying – traversing with my spirit into the otherworlds. The practice is pretty integral to my spirit work, and the topic is one I’ve been meaning to explore on my blog for a while. So – let’s jump tight in.

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt- The Dark Night of the Soul

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Inner Journey: TIME FOR STILLNESS

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
— Joseph Campbell


The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while.
How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbour to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids. If we really want something, we can make it happen.
“Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The question,that some might consider asking is, “Can others, doing what they’re now doing, no matter what their motivation, no matter what our relationship, and no matter what they decide, keep me from being all I want to be?”

And the answer is always, “Not in a million years.”

Whooohooo!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 8 Ways to Enjoy Fiddleheads

Wondering what to do with fiddleheads? We’ve rounded up our best recipes with fiddlehead ferns, the springtime delicacy that you can forage yourself or find at farmers’ markets. Fiddleheads can be enjoyed much like asparagus, with a similar flavor profile.

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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
May 11, 2021

Science
“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.”

-John Dewey (1859-1952)


Where do all these new ideas come from? From someone’s imagination! That’s where it starts. Backed up by a little bit of wisdom and a lot of determination, we can make great strides in all areas of our life. Science is just one example where we are growing by leaps and bounds.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 May 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: The Dust is Settling (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In May the dust will begin to settle and we can expect new shifts to occur as new pathways, patterns and configurations are brought into form. This is a critical time in our process of healing and growth where we are urged to take stock of where we are now and what course corrections still need to be made to help us break free from the past.

Read more….

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Eight Incredible Dogs and Wolves of Norse Mythology

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Spiritual Unite: 10 SIGNS OF SYNCHRONICITY

In this article, you will discover 10 signs of synchronicity. Have you ever had a dream or vision where you saw a symbol and the very same symbol appeared in reality within the day? This is called synchronicity.

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ThoughtCo: Housekeeping can reflect your chakras

A person does not have to look beyond his own home environment to discover which chakra centers may be problematic or blocked. Hoarders are especially at risk of a complete chakra system shutdown. Taking a tour of your living space will help give you clues as to which of your chakras need attention.

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Patheos / New Visions: Learning About Fire and Water Energies—And How It Can Help You

In the Western world, when we talk about energy, people think about is as an outside force. It becomes something that happens to them.

Read more….

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Taurus: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac (April 21-May 20) and it’s symbolized by the bull. As a Venus-ruled earth sign, Taurus is grounded, sturdy, and interested in the beauty of the natural world. Here, we’re diving into Taurus’ personality traits and how they apply in love, career, and more.

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Daily Good: Waiting for the Elvers

Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things.

  • Lao Tzu –

Waiting for the Elvers

“I’m not sure who first saw the wriggly, almost see-through, three-inch bodies of the elvers, or baby eels. But I think it was my energetic five-year-old because I remember his face. When he told me, he had run all the way back to our house through the woods and up our steep bank. His eyes were shining and he was breathless from exertion and excitement. His words tumbled one over the other, and his hands played out the drama of what he had found. What started then as a thrilling curiosity became, soon, a passion for our whole family.” { read more }

Be The Change

Pay attention this week to the different life forms in your environment. What can you learn from them?

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Sigil Making With Marshall The Witch of Southern Light

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Elephant Journal: 7 Simple Ways to Care for the Earth.

Earth Day was April 22—another time to remember why we must always appreciate and care for the earth.
If the earth is well taken care of, then our health will improve. Our health can only be as good as the earth on which we live.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 20 Captivating Types of Woodpeckers

More than 300 woodpecker species have been identified in the natural world and 23 of them live in the United States. Since they are classified as migratory, nongame birds, they are protected under federal and state law, yet some have become endangered and almost completely lost due to habitat destruction

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps by Saturn and Jupiter May 3-5

As the Eta Aquariid meteor shower picks up steam these next several mornings – May 3, 4 and 5, 2021 – watch for the waning moon to sweep past the ringed planet Saturn and then the giant planet Jupiter. On May 3, the moon passes due south of Saturn, to stage a conjunction, only a few hours before the moon reaches its half-illuminated last quarter phase.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Emergence Sigil

It’s been over a year now that we’ve been dealing with the pandemic. As more folks get vaccinated, many of us are thinking about life as we emerge out of this time.

Read more….

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Energy Sensing║Beginner Witchcraft 101

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Inner Journey: BRING SOUL INTO THE WORLD

“We live in a culture that is greatly biased against the imagination, because our culture is very materialistic, objective and literal. Our culture lacks soul, and doesn’t know it, although it experiences the consequences. When you don’t know what’s missing, then of course you don’t know what to bring in, even though you feel something is missing.

“We live in a world that needs more soul, more meaning. We, as conscious beings, have, as our primary responsibility, at this time in human history, the task of bringing soul into the world, or releasing soul into the world. We do this, first of all, in ourselves and in our own personal world; then we do it in our groups – including family; then we do it in our society through our work, relationships and presence there.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you could read all the minds that I read hear all the prayers that I hear, and beat all the hearts that I beat… I wonder if you’d even believe how often you’re thought of, talked about, and fallen in love with.

It’s payback time.

Ándale Ándale!!!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pico De Gallo de Alicia

An authentic Mexican salsa made with tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos. Serve with tacos, nachos, tortilla chips, black beans, refried beans, or fajitas or use as an ingredient in many Mexican recipes

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
May 4, 2021

Philosophy
“Philosophy is the product of wonder.”

-A.N. Whitehead (1861-1947)


It’s those big “what ifs” in the world that lead us to great discovery, to great insight. When we let loose our imaginations, when we let our minds wander, and wonder, we can come up with all kinds of amazing theories and philosophies. And yet, how often do we allow ourselves this luxury? Sit in silence and see what happens, see where your mind takes you.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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