Cat’s Morning Bits for May 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 10, 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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May Quotes

‘But I must gather knots of flowers,
And buds and garlands gay,
For I’m to be Queen o’ the May, mother,
I’m to be Queen o’ the May.’

Alfred Lord Tennyson

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Flow, Frogs, and the Healing Stream
Ann Albers


Hi All,

Today the angels remind us to get ourselves in a stream of love so we can become conduits for this healing energy on earth. I’ll share a funny story of nature, flow, frogs, and some tips on how you can tap into the healing stream – for your own benefit and on behalf of all who need it

Read more….

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Guided Meditation for Grounding and Centering – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BLUE ORBS?
Susan Brunton

A young couple walks through the woods near their home. It is a summer afternoon, and they have taken the expensive camera they rarely use out for a long-overdue test drive.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Who Can Perform Your Handfasting?

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 14, 2019


In many Pagan traditions, participants opt to have a handfasting ceremony rather than a formal wedding. Handfasting was common centuries ago in the British Isles, and then vanished for a while. Now, however,

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MBG: What The Justice Tarot Card Really Means & How To Work With It If You Pull It

Whether you’re looking to do a bit of self-reflection, divination, or decision-making, working with a tarot deck can be a helpful practice. Each card in a traditional 78-card deck has a unique meaning, offering answers and insights to all your inquiries—and if you pulled the Justice card in a reading, here’s what you should know.

Read more….

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The Morrigan – Sources in Irish Mythology – Lora O’Brien – Irish Pagan School

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Stingless Bees Help Rainforest and Local Communities
They can make medicinal or poisonous honey, depending on the circumstances.

Biologist and conservationist Rosa Vásquez Espinoza learned about traditional medicine from her grandmother who had created a pharmacy of plants in the family’s backyard. Of Peruvian-Andean descent, Vásquez Espinoza became fascinated with the microscopic creatures in the Peruvian Amazon.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: EarthSky’s meteor shower guide: Next up, summer meteors/ May 9

Meteor shower alert! Beginning in late July and through mid-August, the Delta Aquariids and Perseids combine to put on a show. In 2022, try the moon-free mornings in late July and early August, as full moon falls at the Perseids’ peak around August 12

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Why I Became an Herbalist
MAY 9, 2022 BY JESSICA RIPLEY



For a great deal of my life I didn’t believe that I could have what I wanted, and I didn’t have the courage to ask for it. If you’re at all familiar with me and my work, you’ll know that I believe you can manifest whatever you want.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: 【a playlist for tim burton vibes】

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Inner Journey:

Open to the new

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

How willing are you to learn something new? How open are you to new perspectives?

When we are open, we are willing to move to places we’ve never been before. We are willing to continually review our belief systems so we can test out new ideas.

Be open to seeing things:

  • from another’s point of view,
  • from a higher and more inclusive perspective
  • with a beginner’s attitude of wonder.

“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
— Jill Bolte Taylor

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Logic—while just about worthless in assessing the nature of reality, Cat, is perhaps the finest tool you possess for revealing the path of least resistance between otherwise limiting, invisible, self-sabotaging beliefs.

If you aren’t feeling “it,” intellectually and inspirationally, think again, think again, think again.

Love your brains,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Supreme Strawberry Topping

This homemade strawberry sauce is bursting with fresh strawberry flavor! Serve it cold as a dessert topping over cheesecake or ice cream. Or, warm it up and enjoy it for breakfast over pancakes or waffles. Store covered in the refrigerator.

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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
May 10, 2022

Perception
“We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.”

-The Talmud
We’re each looking through different eyes, bringing our own experiences and emotions to whatever it is we’re looking at. This is perception. Perception can change. The TRUTH remains the same… but do we see it? Do we see spirit in everything and everyone? We must recognize the spirit within ourselves and then we will see it reflected back at us everywhere we go!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 May 3, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 3, 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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May Quotes

“A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.”

Rhyme from England

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST

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Spirit Library: Monthly Astro-Forecasts May 2022
Sarah-Jane Grace


We all have a tendency to take things for granted; our bodies function, the world turns, and trees grow. It’s an innate human tendency to take things for granted like walking, breathing, digesting food etc; many of us don’t even think about these as the gifts they are until they are taken away from the equations of our lives.

Read more….

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Moon Gods from Mythology and Folklore Part 1

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Spirituality & Health: Petal Power: Healing with Flower Essences
BY ELIZABETH WOLF

What can Angelica, Lady’s Slipper, Lotus, Sagebrush, and Star Tulip flower essences to for you?

Read more….

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Learn Religions: The Dagda, Father God of Ireland

In Irish legend, the Dagda is an important father figure deity. He is a powerful figure who wields a giant club that can both kill and resurrect men. The Dagda was the leader of the Tuatha de Danaan, and a god of fertility and knowledge. His name means “the good god.”

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MBG: How To Use Astrology To Understand Your Purpose In Life

One of the most common questions I receive as an astrologer is, “Can you help me find my purpose?” Fortunately, the answer is yes—this is one of astrology’s best uses. For the past 10 years, I have been researching purpose-related aspects and placements in charts, compiling a system to help people find—and embrace—their paths in the world.

Read more….

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White Buffalo Woman Meditation

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for May 2022
A sun-grazing comet, full lunar eclipse, and potential ‘storm’ of shooting stars dot the May nightscape.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meet Regulus, the Lion’s Heart

Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion, is a harbinger of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It creeps higher in the sky with each passing day in March and April, as winter favorites like Orion the Hunter descend westward. By May, this brilliant blue-white star is quite conspicuous in the evening sky as soon as the sun goes down.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – Earth Warrior

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Inner Journey: Capture your inspiration!

“Ideas can come from anywhere and at any time. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly.”
— Rolf Smith

Insights and inspiration come to us for a reason. Don’t let them disappear on you

When a great idea pops into your mind, write it down and capture it. Keep a mini-journal or piece of paper with you at all times.

Reflect on your insights. How might you anchor this great idea so it enhances your life?

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If everyone wanted the same thing if everyone wanted whatever was super trendy and wildly popular, or even if everyone wanted a thriving business and a steady income, it wouldn’t change the fact that you could still have yours.

There’s enough for everyone.

And you do know the “right people.”

Me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Toffee Bundt Cake

This is almost as easy as a dump cake. It’s wonderfully tasty and frequently demanded by my friends.

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 3 , 2022

Optimism
“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better
It’s a little better all the time.”

-John Lennon (1940-1980) and Paul McCartney (1942-) “Getting Better” 1967


When we learn to look at the world optimistically, we see that there is some evolution going on, some growth spiritually that just naturally takes place. We might lose sight of it at times, but because we are growing spiritually, things ARE getting better! And they’re getting better all the time.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 April 26, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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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April Quotes

“It is the sweetest spring within the memory of man. So green, so mild, so beautiful! Ah, what a contrast between nature without and my own soul so torn with doubt and terror!”

Sir Arthur Conyan Doyle

gardendigest.com

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April 2022 Events

April 1 April Fools Day/ New Moon at 11: 24 pm PST/ 12:24 am MST/ 2:24 am EST

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

April 16 Full Wind Moon at 11:55 am PST/ 12:55 pm MST/ 2:55 pm EST

April 17 Easter

April 19 Sun enters Taurus

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST

May 1 Beltane / May Day

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Witch N The Working: EP73 Moon Magick

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Spirituality & Health: Chakra Flowers for Spiritual Healing
BY TRACI PEDERSEN


Each flower has a unique color and essence that vibrationally corresponds with one or more of the seven chakras in our body. Discover how to use chakra flowers for spiritual healing

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Sacred Plants of the Beltane Sabbat

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants

Read more….

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MBG: Energy Reading April 26-May 2, 2022: Clear Out Old Patterns & Expand Into Your Truth

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.
When we choose to incarnate here on Earth (as I believe we do), we have an incredible opportunity to know who we are as a soul in a body, as opposed to only a beautiful spirit.

Read more….

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How to celebrate BELTANE at home | DIY Fertility candle magick (The witches’ cookery)

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 10 Reasons Why Saguaro National Park Is a Symbol of the American West

Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona is made up of two sections on either side of Tucson. Named for the distinct Saguaro cactus native to the desert environment there, the park also protects historic petroglyphs, pictographs, and several other cultural resources.

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EarthSky News: The ecliptic is the sun’s path in our sky

The ecliptic is the sun’s path
Maybe you’ve noticed that the moon and planets follow the sun’s path across your sky? Unless you live in the high Arctic or Antarctic, you see the sun arc across your sky each day from east to west. The moon follows the sun’s path. And so do the major planets in our solar system.

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Patheos-Pagan: What Will Your Next Life Be Like?
MARCH 31, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


What comes after death? This is one of the Big Questions of Life – people have wondered about it for at least as long as we’ve been human. We have no definitive answers. But we have plenty of speculative answers, and one of them is reincarnation.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: loreena mckennitt – mummers dance

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Inner Journey: THE KEY TO CREATIVITY

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

Do you know the key to creativity?

It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.

Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots of different seeds to chart new paths in our brains.

“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Be proud to know as much as you do about life, dreams, and reality. Bask.

It was a long march to reach this level of enlightenment, and many a battle has been won over fear, limiting beliefs, and mass consciousness.

Don’t let self-consciousness keep you from shining your light in a world that would be unimaginably incomplete without you.

This is your moment.

So proud,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Air Fryer Tacos de Papa

Crispy potato tacos made simple in the air fryer.

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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
April 26, 2022

Peace
“Our goal must be not peace in our time but peace for all time.”

-Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) Informal remarks, Galesberg, Illinois, 1950


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

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures.

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 April 19, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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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April Quotes

“Spring would not be spring without bird songs.”

Francis M. Chapman

gardendigest.com

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April 2022 Events

April 1 April Fools Day/ New Moon at 11: 24 pm PST/ 12:24 am MST/ 2:24 am EST

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

April 16 Full Wind Moon at 11:55 am PST/ 12:55 pm MST/ 2:55 pm EST

April 17 Easter

April 19 Sun enters Taurus

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST

May 1 Beltane / May Day

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Joy and Creativity Spell Candle Recipe – Candle Magic – Color Magic – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: CELTIC TREE OF LIFE MEANING – NATURE AND LINKING REALMS
Susan Brunton

While the Celtic Tree of Life symbol has been made extremely popular by its more modern use in art and décor, its importance as a symbol stretches all the way back to the Ancient Celts.

Read more….

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Learn Religions:12 Fertility Deities of Beltane

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 03, 2020


Beltane is a time of great fertility—for the earth itself, for animals, and of course for people as well. This season has been celebrated by cultures going back thousands of years, in a variety of ways, but nearly all shared the fertility aspect.

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MBG: 3 Things Astrologers Really Want You To Know About The Week Ahead

Who’s the boss? Power struggles may erupt this Monday, April 18 under a twice-per-year standoff between the ego-ruled Sun and domineering Pluto.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Craft With Me! : Beltane Special – Maypole Making

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Surfer Photographer Captures Power and Beauty of Waves

Since he first started surfing in Hawaii around age 5, Clark Little has been entranced by the beauty and power of waves. He became known for surfing the Waimea Bay shorebreak where waves often reach heights of 25 feet.

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EarthSky News: Meet the Chamaeleon, a southern constellation

The constellation of the Chamaeleon lies deep in the Southern Hemisphere sky. You have to be south of the equator to spot it. As a south circumpolar constellation, it circles closely around the south celestial pole and, therefore, does not set. Thus, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, you can see it on any evening of the year.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Two of Swords – Choose Wisely
APRIL 19, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Last week I did a series of Tarot readings, looking for clarity on several issues of some importance to me. The Two of Swords came up in every reading except one, and in that one the Seven of Cups was the first card I drew.

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Pagan Playlist: 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖂𝖎𝖙𝖈𝖍 𝕾𝖔𝖓𝖌𝖘 𝕮𝖔𝖑𝖑𝖊𝖈𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓 🌙 (𝕻𝖆𝖗𝖙 3)

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR COMMITMENTS

“Our high resolves look down on our slumbering acts.”
— L.E. Landon

How do you put things off, make excuses, or let anyone or anything get in the way of your commitments?

What are you saying to yourself and your subconscious mind (which records all of your patterns) when you do not complete what is important to you?

Pick a task or new habit to which you will re-commit. Show yourself and your inner programming that you CAN complete and that you are serious about what you say.

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
— William James

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”
— Edward Young

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The best way to find “love”, which, incidentally, is just as true for finding money, is to focus less on these by-products of a life well lived and more on a life well lived.

Simple is as simple does,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Judy’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad

This three-layer salad includes a pretzel crust, cream cheese center, and strawberry top.

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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
April 19, 2022

Work
“The man [or woman!] who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life.”

-Charles M. Schwab

That’s quite some advice from one of the top businessmen in American history! Yet how many of us really take this to heart? I’ve heard so many times from people who say that they are working just for the money and that what they REALLY want to do is something else entirely. This isn’t productive. So our choice is to either find a way to love the work that we are at least temporarily required to do, OR find a way to make money doing what it is that we love to do. Both of these are valid options. Work can be a ministry. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, there are people you can reach, people you can help. And we also know that when you truly love what you are doing, nothing can stop you from doing it!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have your A game going today, but don”t let it go to your head. As the Magician, you”re at your most capable. If someone tries to spring a surprise request on you, you”ll probably see it coming. Be low-key, don”t build expectations, and then excel. So long as your ego doesn”t exceed good sense, you”ll be able to accomplish just about anything!

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 March 29, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 29, 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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March Quotes

“To what can our life on earth be likened?
To a flock of geese,
alighting on the snow.
Sometimes leaving a trace of their passage.”

  • Su Shi

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

March 2 New Moon  9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm  

March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Full Storm Moon   12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: Centre Point of all Creation
Kate Spreckley


We have lived within an energetic framework that has conditioned us to experience life in a particular way. As this framework dissolves we are urged to let go of our old conditioning and the outdated stories of who we should be.

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Pagan Symbols: The Meaning Behind Wicca, Sigils of Power & Protection

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Pagan Library:House Blessing

Pirate Jenny

Assemble:
1.Salt & Water
2.Incense (fire and air)
3.Milk & Honey
4.Oil (for anointing)
5.Wine (for offering)
6.Bells, Pots, Pans, Whistles, etc.

Cast a circle in the main room (livingroom) and after casting, visualize the circle expanding to include the entire house. Call upon the spirits and energies living in the house (or apartment). Invite those who will be harmonious with the new household and its energies to remain. Invite/ask those who will be happier elsewhere to depart. Release all “energies” not compatible with the new household. (This may be expressed as a “release” in order to unbind anything that may be stuck.)

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Learn Religions: Animal Totem Photo Gallery: Woodland Totems

Animals that live in the forest or woodland regions represent freedom and innocence. Woodland totems are strongly connected to the energies of green plants and trees.

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MBG: Romantic Relationships Will Be Put To The Test This Week, Astrologers Say

The beginning of this week could reveal some harsh realities in the romance department, but you’ll get a chance to wipe the slate clean by Friday. Here’s your horoscope from The AstroTwins.

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Today’s DIY: DIY Magical Herb Garden 🌱 Witchcraft 101 🧙‍♀️ & magical qualities

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Veterinarian Stays Behind to Help Pets in Ukraine
He works in extreme conditions, performing surgeries on the kitchen table.

More than 3.4 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion and many have departed with their pets, while others have left their animals behind

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EarthSky News: Volans the Flying Fish in southern skies

Volans the Flying Fish is a constellation in Southern Hemisphere skies that you can best view in March. Appropriately, the Flying Fish appears to cross from the water over part of a ship’s keel, also known as the constellation Carina. Once there was a mighty ship of stqrs – called Argo Navis – that sailed southern skies.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchcraft is in my Blood

Witchcraft is in my blood. It’s what I live and breathe. I would not change that for anything, but everything has it’s price…
People talk about hexes or curses and there is all this fear of what one does coming back times three, but that isn’t the half of it. Magickal ability is like a muscle,

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Pagan Playlist: The Quickening / Solstice Evergreen by Spirals Dance

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Inner Journey:

GIVING CHOICE

“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”
— David O. McKay

I want to choose the details of my life. Fortunately, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is to give others the freedom to choose their own paths.

None of us wants our choice robbed from us. I can’t know what’s best for anyone but me. So why give unsolicited advice to others and expect them to follow it?

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
— Samuel Butler

“What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that may cost and wherever it may lead.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Would you believe that there is nothing about your life today, not even what hurts, that you won’t eventually appreciate, with happy tears running down your face?

Nothing.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 18 Quick and Easy Asparagus Side Dishes

If you feel like you could eat asparagus for dinner every night of the week, but have run out of ideas for how to prepare it, we’ve rounded up a list of our absolute favorite asparagus side dishes.

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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
March 30, 2022

Desire
“Heaven always favors good desires.”

-Cervantes (Don Quixote)


What makes a “good” desire? All of our desires are good! We have our desires for a reason, and we wouldn’t have them if we were not capable of fulfilling them. Be like Don Quixote, and “follow that star!” Our desires lead us to our destiny.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 March 1, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 1, 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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March Quotes

“The March wind roars
Like a lion in the sky,
And makes us shiver
As he passes by.
When winds are soft,
And the days are warm and clear,
Just like a gentle lamb,
Then spring is here.”

  • Author Unknown

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

March 2 New Moon  9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm  

March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Full Storm Moon   12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: Make Peace with the Past
Kate Spreckley


For many the last two years have been a time of re-evaluation and rebirth. A time of darkness and isolation where we have been forced within to face our shadow and awaken our light. Many have felt alone, abandoned, exhausted,

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Green Witchcraft & Herbalism || Pagan Happy Hour

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March Birthstone: Aquamarine
Birthstone Color: Pale Blue


If you can picture the cerulean blue waters of the Mediterranean, you will understand why the birthstone for March is named Aquamarine. Derived from the Roman word “Aqua,” meaning water, and “mare,” meaning sea, this pale blue gem does indeed resemble the color of seawater.

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Petal Republic: Birth Flower for March: The Daffodil Flower

Daffodils are one of the first few perennials that bloom in spring. These trumpet-like flowers signify that warmer and brighter days are just around the corner, especially with their cheerful and bright yellow petals.

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Learn Religions: History of Ostara, The Spring Equinox

The word Ostara is just one of the names applied to the celebration of the spring equinox on March 21. It’s been celebrated and observed for a long time in many places around the world.

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MBG: Energy Reading For March 1–7, 2022: This Week Will Get You In Touch With Your Higher Self

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.
There’s no doubt we’re in Pisces season this week, as the feelings are flowing. Pisces is a water sign (associated with emotions) and when I felt into the energy for this week, I saw us all riding waves in the ocean together. How fitting!

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Chaotic Witch Aunt: I Did 30 Days of Glamour Magick

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Elephant Journal: 4 New Moon Rituals to Clear Stagnant Energy & Carve a Pathway to Change. {March 2}

New Moon, new intentions! Ready to leap?!
March 2, 2022, gifts us with a New Moon in Pisces, bringing opportunities for a start as fresh as the morning breeze and new beginnings as big as the day we were born.

There are four keynotes this New Moon is supporting. If we can flow with it versus fight it, we’ll be living large

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for March 2022
Get ready for spring, a morning dance of planets, and a rogue rocket.

And just like that, it’s already the third month of the year. How are you? Ready for spring? In celestial terms, 2022 is off to a quiet start. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, that’s not such a bad thing.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Poisons of Spring
FEBRUARY 28, 2022 BY RAVEN WOOD

Although I am still thigh-high in the snow in my neck of the woods many of you are already beginning to see the enchanting signs of spring, and with that, the poisons of spring begin to grow…

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Today’s DIY: March Plan With Me – Spring Flowers planner stickers – Spring Equinox and Ostara – Magical Crafting

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Inner Journey:

ACCEPTING REALITY

“…self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

I can suck myself down into a deep, black hole when I focus on what I think I SHOULD be… more loving, sexy, productive, whatever. Thinking I should be something else means I’m not good enough now. This is poverty thinking and a guaranteed way to be miserable.

I can let go of this suffering by accepting WHAT IS. I can say, “This is how I am right now and that’s okay.”

When I first tried this, I could say it but not believe it. Then I began to experience the freedom this perspective brings – just by changing my mind! Now I’m beginning to believe it. What a gift!

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.”
— Byron Katie

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if every single decision you ever made, was the right one?

They were.

Legend,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Top 10 Traditional Mardi Gras Foods

Of all the traditions that make Mardi Gras special, king cake may be the most anticipated. But if you were to visit Louisiana for its Fat Tuesday festivities, you’d likely find the state’s wealth of Cajun and Creole dishes just as exciting as king cake.

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Magical Correspondences for March

Nature Spirits: Air & Water Spirits; Mer-people
Herbs: Broom; High John Root; Irish Moss; Wood Vetony &Yellow Dock
Colours: Pale Green and Red-Violet
Flowers: Daffodil; Jonquil & Violet
Scents: Apple Blossom & Honeysuckle
Stones: Aquamarine & Bloodstone
Trees: Alder & Dogwood
Animals: Boar; Cougar & Hedgehog
Birds: Sea Crow & Sea Eagle
Deities: Artemis; Astarte; Athene; Black Isis; Hecate; Luna; Minerva and Morrigan (The)
Power Flow: Balance of Light and Dark; Breaking Illusions; Exploring; Growing; New Beginnings and Prospering

originally found at http://mystiksangelrealm.com/months

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Daily Wisdom
March 1, 2022

Home“
Home, home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.”
-Brewster Higley (19th cent, 1873?)
This is where we live; this is our home. Wherever we are, wherever we go, this planet is ours to enjoy and take care of. All of nature calls for us to notice. Whether we sleep under a roof or under a canopy of stars, we live here together – with the animals and trees and all of creation.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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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 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 February 22, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 22, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

Wan February with weeping cheer,
Whose cold hand guides the youngling year
Down misty roads of mire and rime,
Before thy pale and fitful face
The shrill wind shifts the clouds apace
Through skies the morning scarce may climb.
Thine eyes are thick with heavy tears,
But lit with hopes that light the year’s.”

  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Year’s Carols: February

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: A New Reverence for All of Life
Kate Spreckley


We start this week with the energies of 2222 activating and expanding our mental body and transmuting the unconscious limitations which inhibit our growth and narrow our outlook on life.

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Different Pagan Paths & Combining Paths || Pagan Happy Hour

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Spirituality & Health: The Antidote to Toxic Positivity by Julie Peters

Difficult emotions are there for a reason. There is one cure for toxic positivity.

“Good Vibes Only.” It’s a T-shirt slogan meant to invite joy and positivity, but it has a shadow, too. Feeling a little down or tired today? Insecure about your weight? What about generally anxious about living in a pandemic? If you’ve got a hint of any bad vibes, you are not welcome here, in this place where only good vibes are acknowledged and seen.

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Learn Religions: How to Cast a Circle for a Pagan Ritual

Why Cast a Circle?
Do you need to cast a circle every time you perform a spell or ritual?

Much like many other questions in modern Paganism, this is one where the answer really depends on who you ask. Some people opt to always cast a circle prior to formal rituals, but usually do spellwork on the fly without the use of a circle

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MBG: An Upcoming Moon Phase Will Inspire Visionary Ideas, Astrologers Predict

This week, an idea-inspiring quarter moon and rebellious square take the skies—and the United States hits a telling cosmic anniversary. Here’s your horoscope from The AstroTwins.

There are three sides to every story—and, technically, none of them are “the truth.” But under the dimming lights of Wednesday’s quarter moon in Sagittarius, it’s easy to get caught up in a philosophical debate.

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Your Unpopular Witchcraft Opinions/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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The Pagan Library: Banishments & Bale-Fires Kihe

Upon the heights of the old, green hill
I met with a sight that intended to thrill
And then jumped in the man at the till:
“A penny per child’s not enough!”

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Treehugger: Here’s Dobby, a Baby Aardvark Named for the Beloved ‘Harry Potter’ Character
Conservationists are hand-feeding the calf to help out mom.

The new baby has huge, drooping ears, pink, wrinkled skin, and massive claws. And everyone around him thinks he’s breathtaking.

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EarthSky News: Meet Castor: It’s 6 stars in one

Castor, the less-bright Twin
Castor is one of two bright and noticeable stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins. It shines with a bright white light in contrast to the golden glow of Pollux, its brother star, also in Gemini. These two stars are noticeable on the sky’s dome for being bright and close together.

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Patheos-Pagan: Magic is Fun!
FEBRUARY 20, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


I’m a serious writer who writes about serious matters. I encourage people to take their religion and spirituality seriously, and to work on it diligently. There’s not a single whimsical bone in my body – my mother still tells people I was “born 35.”

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Pagan Playlist: Dzivia — Rujnuj [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

HIGHER PERSPECTIVES

“Bias and impartiality is in the eye of the beholder.”
— Lord Barnett

According to Andrew Schneider, the radical difference between personality awareness and soul consciousness is a difference in perspectives. Acquiring a soul perspective allows us to see things differently – and we always see a more inclusive, universal picture. This expanded view adds to an understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of life.

If I insist on hanging on to a personality perspective that is contrary to a soul perspective, the two perspectives will clash. This challenges me to find a way through to a deeper truth than I previously knew. This kind of tension between soul and personality positions is typical of the prelude to transformation that is a vital part of the soul journey.

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
— Sylvia Plath

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The system works.

Imagine it.

Move towards it.

Has to happen.

It always does.

I’d elaborate… if it were necessary,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Armenian Stuffed Eggplant (Imam Bayildi)

Served as an easy vegetarian side dish or entree, this eggplant will delight even the most picky eater. The eggplant becomes tender in the oven and absorbs the flavors of tomato, onion, and bell pepper for a wonderful Middle Eastern dish.

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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
February 22, 2022

Progress
“Our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.”

-George Eliot (1819-1880)


Progress is learning more about who we are. Progress is understanding and relating and empathizing with other people because we realize that we are all in this together. There is no separation between us. When we can truly experience that Oneness, we will have made real progress!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.

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 February 8, 2022**

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 8, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.”

  • Gertrude S. Wister

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: Balance Intuition with Logic
Kate Spreckley


From the start of 2022 we have been encouraged to reflect and contemplate our lives, redefine our priorities and consider the choices and changes we must now make. As a result, we have a deeper understanding of the inner transformation that has occurred, and the shifts required to support a more purposeful and intentional lif

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Love and Passion Spell Candle Recipe – Candle Magic – Color Magic – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: ITCHY FEET SUPERSTITION – KNOW YOUR LEFT FROM YOUR RIGHT /Susan Brunton
Itchy feet superstition has been rife throughout history.

Many cultures have superstitious beliefs about what an itchy foot means for you and your future.

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Pagan Library: Scents And Oils/ Anon

It has long been one of man’s beliefs that different scents effect us on many levels including the spiritual One of the main reasons for perfumes and colognes is this belief. Here is a brief list of properties distributed by Connections Candles, a company the makes candles and sells them at metaphysical gatherings

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MBG: Energy Reading For Feb 8–14, 2022: Motivation & Manifestation Are Strong

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.
Since I started tuning into the energy of the week three years ago for my podcast, Magic Monday, I have noticed something magical about how the universe works. It may seem obvious, but the energies from week to week all tend to build upon each other.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Rose Water Spray for Skin and Hair: Recipe and Easy Instructions

Rose water has become a ubiquitous beauty favorite over the past few years, but this staple has been used in skin and hair care regimens for centuries around the globe.

Read more…...

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Mountain Rose Herbs: Smoke Cleansing Around the World

Smoke cleansing—burning botanicals, resins, wood, etc. for health and/or spiritual purposes—is an ancient practice that is common in a wide variety of cultures and faiths around the world. For instance, I was introduced to smoke cleansing through the practice of “fire saining,”

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Treehugger: How Fake Calls and Paint Splatters Help Owls Relocate

At one time, the Western burrowing owl was nearly everywhere in California. But the tiny chocolate-colored birds have been forced to leave their habitat because of continued development.

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EarthSky News: Moon and Winter Circle on February 9 to 13

On February 9 to 12, 2022, the waxing moon is moving inside a large circular (some say hexagonal) star pattern, known as the Winter Circle (or Winter Hexagon). It’s not one of the 88 official constellations. It’s just a large, noticeable pattern of stars, an asterism.

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Patheos-Pagan: Yes. Hecate Is A Real Deity But More Than A Crone
JANUARY 31, 2020 BY GWYN

Those who have watched the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are aware that Hecate (Hekate) is invoked during a rather emotional scene. However, a post about this for the Revelist declares (rather emphatically) Hekate is not a Triple Goddess but a Crone Goddess alone.

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Pagan Playlist: The Quickening/ Spiral Dance

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Inner Journey:

GOING FOR GUILT-FREE PLAY

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

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Actually, you don’t have to tell me what you want. I already know.

You don’t even have to tell me why you want it. That you do, is enough.

And please don’t ask how I’m going to deliver it. There’s always a way.

But I certainly wouldn’t mind the occasional, “Yeeeeee-haaaaaaa, hallelujah, amen brothers and sisters!” You know, kind of a “thank you,” in advance.

Thank you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 17 Best Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

When the chips are down and we need dinner on the table fast, we turn, like the rest of America, to skinless, boneless chicken breasts to save the day.

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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
February 8, 2022

Living
“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap.”

-George Bernard Shaw


There’s a lot of living to do in this life! It’s one thing to go out and have adventures and experience all the fun there is to be had. But at a certain point in time we discover our purpose, the certain something that we feel compelled to do that gives our life meaning. And when we’re totally involved in our purpose and giving of ourselves, there’s no better feeling

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: 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 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 January 25, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 25, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the 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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January Quotes

“The birds are gone, The ground is white,
The winds are wild, They chill and bite;
The ground is thick with slush and sleet,
And I barely feel my feet.”

  • Winter Poems

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar new Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Moment of Choice
Kate Spreckley


For most of this month we have been encouraged to discard our old ways and to embrace new perspectives, new understandings and finally a new beginning. As a result, many have been pushed into places and spaces which are challenging and uncomfortable as we face the realization that real change is needed.

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Spiritual morning routine | cozy rituals & productive habits to start the day

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Spirituality & Health: 7 Daily Shinto Rituals BY AZUMI UCHITANI
Purification is the most important principle in Shinto, a Japanese tradition based on the belief that there are millions of powerful local spirits in nature

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Learn Religions:

Vesta (Roman)
This hearth goddess of Rome was the one who watched over home and family. As a hearth goddess, she was the keeper of the fire and sacred flame. Offerings were thrown into the household fires to seek omens from the future. Vesta is similar in many aspects to Brighid, particularly in her position as a goddess of both home/family and of divination.

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MBG: 9 Unique Ways To Use Clear Quartz On Your Spiritual Journey

If you’re at all into crystals, odds are, you have a piece of clear quartz or two in your collection. But how much do you actually know about this popular stone and how to use it? We asked the experts so you don’t have to—here’s what they had to say.

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Pagan Library: Brigit’s Blue Ass Of Inspiration Ritual For Imbolg /Cory Cochran

The month of February, truly a month of ice in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, is a dormant time, when all life and activity appears to be…yawn…low-key and rather boring. The following ritual is dedicated to the goddess Brigit, who tends the fire in the hearth, and in this case the hearth where inspiration burns. If you’ve felt uninspired during the “dark times” of Winter,

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Daily Good: Prayer for the Earth: An Indigenous Response to these Times

In his lifetime Stan Rushworth, an elder of Cherokee descent who was raised by his grandfather, has seen a river die, animals disappear, and the proliferation of box stores. The devastation of climate change is not new to him – his elders have been telling him about it all of his life. The traditional indigenous wisdom that is needed now is looking at how indigenous populations have managed to survive a 95% population reduction through destruction and genocide. He calls on us all to come back to right relationship, to be sorrowful for what is happening, because without this we have lost our humanity. And yet we cannot stop with the sorrow and tears because “there’s too much work to be done” and we must figure out together how to do that work. { read more }

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Treehugger: 10 Intriguing Tahoe Rim Trail Facts

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a long-distance hiking trail that circumnavigates one of the world’s oldest lakes—Lake Tahoe, thought to be more than 2 million years old1—in the devastatingly scenic Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges

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EarthSky News: Visible planets, stars, moon, more, late January and February

Find these visible planets in late January and February 2022:

Venus
Jupiter
Saturn
Mercury
Mars

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Patheos-Pagan: A clear concise intention is vital for spells and life
ANN TRIP

This month the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, New Jersey’s focus is on the meaning of intention. This is part of the January Soul Matters’ theme of “Living with Intention.”

Intention is essentially your goal, what you want to happen. When Pagans prepare spells, we put our intent into them. I try to explain this to the mundane people by comparing spell work to ‘enhanced’ prayer.

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Pagan Playlist: Dzivia – Dzikaje Palavańnie (Wild Hunt)

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Inner Journey:

THE POWER OF SILENCE

“Growth takes place in a person by working at a deep inner level in a sustained atmosphere of silence.”
— Dr. Ira Progoff

How can we hear our wise voice of intuition if we are always thinking, talking and distracted by outer events?

If we take time daily to experience physical stillness and to direct our attention inside, we can begin to find the peace, love, will and wisdom that exist as our essence.

“Only when one is connected to one’s own core is one connected to others… And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be refound through solitude.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way.”
— Angeles Arrien

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Isn’t it odd? Of all the people in all the world who are starting to “get it,” how few actually give it to themselves.

I think it’s because they forget to live it.

Live it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Try this recipe for Imbolc

Today’s Recipe: Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Moist poppyseed muffins with a hint of lemon come alive with a tart lemon glaze. So good you can’t eat just one! You can substitute yogurt for the sour cream, 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

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Daily Wisdom
January 25, 2022

Decisions
“Choice of attention – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”

-W.H. Auden


We decide where we put our attention, and wherever we put our attention grows, and becomes more important in our lives. We decide how to spend our days, what to read, where to go, what to say and with whom to talk. All of that has some affect on our inner life. We can feel it; we can see the results

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the 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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January Quotes

“Bare branches of each tree
on this chilly January morn
look so cold so forlorn.
Gray skies dip ever so low
left from yesterday’s dusting of snow.
Yet in the heart of each tree
waiting for each who wait to see
new life as warm sun and breeze will blow,
like magic, unlock springs sap to flow,
buds, new leaves, then blooms will grow.”

  • Nelda Hartmann, January Morn

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar new Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Embrace the Spirit of Change
Kate Spreckley


January is a month that marks the threshold of an entirely new and more intensely personal phase of our global transformation as the incoming energies continue to upgrade the current energetic structures and expose what needs to change.

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Spell Walkthrough: Money Bowl / Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Pagan Library: Full Moon Ritual Incense

Anon

2 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Frankincense
1/2 part Gardenia petals
1/4 part Rose petals
a few drops Ambergris oil

Burn during Esbats or simply at the time of the Full Moon to attune with the Goddess.

paganlibrary.com

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Imbolc Altar

By Patti Wigington
Updated on October 21, 2019
It’s Imbolc, and that’s the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to honor the Celtic goddess Brighid, in her many aspects. However, other than having a giant statue of Brighid on your altar, there are a number of ways you can set up for the season.

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MBG: January 11–18 Energy Reading: What An Intuitive Is Picking Up On For The Week Ahead

When I closed my eyes to tune into the week ahead, I noticed it felt a little less flowy than it did during last week’s forecast. And then I remembered: Mercury goes retrograde on Friday.

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Today’s DIY: Ancient Irish Crafts! How to Make an Imbolc/Bridget’s Cross

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Elephant Journal: Cancer Full Moon: Coming Home to our Wholeness. {January 17}

The tides move like the ocean, buoyant and fluid,
Choppy and dark some days,
Translucent and clear like
The moon others,
Heart to heart, we are growing,
Shifting, changing, molting, melding,
Softening, toughening,

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Treehugger: Forest School Is My Kids’ New Favorite Place to Go
One day per week, they get an education that the classroom can never teach.

On Mondays, two of my children get ready for school in an unusual way. Each packs a large plastic bin with two changes of clothes, plenty of food and water, a pair of rubber boots, splash or snow pants, hats, mitts, and sometimes a thermos of hot chocolate.

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EarthSky News: Meet the Crab Nebula, remnant of an exploding star

A supernova explodes
The Crab Nebula is what’s called a supernova remnant. It’s what’s left of an exploded star. It’s a vast expanding cloud of gas and dust surrounding one of the densest objects in the universe, a neutron star. Chinese astronomers noticed the sudden appearance of a star blazing in the daytime sky on July 4, 1054 CE. It likely outshone the brightest planet, Venus, and was temporarily the third-brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon.

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Patheos-Pagan: A ‘Better’ Way to Drop into Your Heart
JANUARY 8, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I don’t know about you, but the question, “How are you doing?” is not really cutting it for me or my heart anymore. I end up listing out all of the things I did before even thinking about how I feel

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Pagan Playlist: Winter Moon Witch ❄️⭐🌙 | Dark Winter Ambience | 3 Hours of Dramatic, Cinematic & Mysterious Music

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.”
— William Faulkner

What have you been thinking lately?

Do you know? We get so accustomed to our thoughts that we lose awareness of them. We don’t see how they are stuck in old habitual patterns, most of which don’t serve us.

Take time to journal so you can capture your thoughts on paper. By doing so, you will begin to take control of your mind and use it to best advantage.

“When you choose to understand [and] exercise control over the functions and attributes of your own mind, you will be empowered to create your own reality, to be completely self-reliant and totally prosperous.”
— The Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Not events, but outcomes. Visualize outcomes.

Not the cracking of the bat, but gliding over home plate.

Not the inking of deals, but the kind of life you’ll lead.

Not the scale, the diet, or the food, but the admiration you have earned.

And not the whens, the wheres, the whos, or the hows, but the laughter, high-fives, and wows.

Not events, but outcomes. Visualize outcomes.

Seeing you happy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 14 Simple Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners

We cannot get enough of these sheet-pan suppers: Simple preparations, complete meals cooked on one sheet for easy clean-ups, they save the day on busy weeknights

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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
January 11, 2022

Conviction
“The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes


There’s a zen saying that “wherever you go, there you are.” Our convictions propel us to experience more of who we are. As we learn and grow, it may feel as if we’re moving upward, outward, onward – but in reality we’re moving inward, closer to our selves.

-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/