Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Between the dusk of a summer night
And the dawn of a summer day,
We caught at a mood as it passed in flight,
And we bade it stoop and stay.
-William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH

Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius

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

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces

Aug 7 Moon enters Aries

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

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

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

to be cont…

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Spirit Library: The Magic of the Unknown (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we move beyond our current limits of perception and into the vastness of soul we come to know and understand that everything is orchestrated in perfect and divine order.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Magical Days Of the Week

In many traditions of Paganism, days of the week are important aspects of effective spellcasting. For example, spells to do with abundance or prosperity could be done on Thursday, because it is associated with riches and desire

Read more…..

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Daily Good: DH Lawrence on Trees, Solitudes and What Roots Us

Now man cannot live without some vision of himself. But still less can he live with a vision that is not true to his inner experience and inner feeling.

– D.H. Lawrence –

DH Lawrence on Trees, Solitudes and What Roots Us

“A supreme challenge of human life is reconciling the longing to fulfill ourselves in union, in partnership, in love, with the urgency of fulfilling ourselves according to our own solitary and sovereign laws. Writing at the same time as Hesse, living in exile in the mountains, having barely survived an attack of the deadly Spanish Flu that claimed tens of millions of lives, the polymathic creative force D.H. Lawrence (September 11, 1885-March 2, 1930) took up the question of this divergent longing with great subtlety and splendor of insight in his autobiographically tinted novel ‘Aaron’s Rod’, rooting the plot’s climactic relationship resolution in a stunning passage about trees.”{ read more }

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Customizable Prosperity Oil || Spell Work

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Elephant Journal: 5 Valuable Lessons we Learn from our Twin Flame.

There are probably about a thousand lessons I have learned with and from my twin flame.
Some I would never ever want to repeat and others I wouldn’t mind experiencing again, but I have been reflecting on my journey thus far and all of how I have grown. I thought about all of the negativity that comes up between twins as they navigate this experience, and I thought I would share some positivity on what the twin flame connection can teach us if we are willing to be students.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Help Wildlife and Pets During a Heat Wave

You’re not the only one who has to figure out how to beat the heat. Pets may stay inside more, but they still need to venture outside during a heat wave. Wild animals also struggle to cope with heat waves and droughts.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Moon, 2 bright planets at nightfall

As darkness falls in late July/early August 2020, let the bright moon introduce you to the king planet Jupiter and the ringed planet Saturn. From around the word on July 31, look for these two worlds beneath the moon, starting at nightfall. Although the glare of the almost-full waxing gibbous moon will wash many stars from the blackboard of night, Jupiter and Saturn should be bright enough to withstand the drenching moonlight.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Turning Tide

wind water fire earth
Wind, your baleful breath has stoked wildfires and razed dwellings. In times to come, waft your lovely voice over the backs of mother sea turtles. Bless the laying of their eggs. Stir sands of memory to send hatchlings scampering to the sea. Bring rain—brimming, brimming.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Ly O Lay Ale Loya (Circle Dance) ~ Native Song

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Inner Journey:

LIVING IN HARMONY

“Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it.”
— Unknown Source

Angeles Arrien says that life will be simple if we follow the four-fold way counselled by indigenous peoples:
1.Show up, being present with all four mental, emotional, physical and spiritual intelligences.
2.Pay attention to what has heart and meaning.
3.Tell the truth without blame or judgment.
4.Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome.

“Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.”
— Katherine Paterson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

It takes a really special person someone quite extraordinary, to find true happiness in the lap of luxury surrounded by wealth and abundance, friends and laughter, and choices, choices, choices.

And funnily enough, it’s usually the exact same kind of person who can be happy without all that, spending time alone, maybe with a book, or some tools, or a dog for the odd distraction.

Get my drift?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Summer Lasagna

Zucchini takes the place of pasta in this recipe, making it lighter than a regular lasagna. Most people don’t realize that there is no pasta and think

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Thursday (masculine)

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter, Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

 

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Daily Wisdom
July 30, 2020 
Style
“Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn’t.”

Linda Ellerbee, 1991

 
There are so many different fashion trends and fads – they come and go as quickly as the magazines appear and disappear on the newsstands! We couldn’t possibly follow each one. And we wouldn’t want to! At a certain point in our lives, we find that all this is fun to observe, but we have to develop our own sense of style. We have to refer to ourselves to know what we like and don’t like, what works for us and what doesn’t. Being confident is always in style

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Possibly a romantically disquieting day, you may begin to suspect that your love is not being returned, at least not in kind. Or perhaps you can’t bring yourself to return the affections of an ardent admirer. This might feel even worse. The head and heart don’t always speak the same language or have the same opinions. Be strong and as kind as you can.

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 September 6, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 6, 2019

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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Our seasons have no fixed returns,
Without our will they come and go;
At noon our sudden summer burns,
Ere sunset all is snow.
-James Russell Lowell (1819-91)

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Spiritual Unite: Twin Flame Astrology Signs – Balance Each Other

Twin Flame astrology signs are an essential part of discovering the challenges, opportunities, and intricacies of your unique partnership.
Astrology is one of the oldest methods of uncovering the secrets of the universe and has been used by almost every culture from every corner of the globe.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/twin-flame-astrology-signs/

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ThoughtCo: All About Incense

For thousands of years, people have used fragrant flowers, plants, and herbs as incense. Using smoke to send prayers out to the gods is one of the oldest known forms of ceremony. From the censers of the Catholic church to the Pagan bonfire rituals, incense is a powerful way to let the intent of mankind be known to the gods and the universe.

https://www.learnreligions.com/pagan-and-wiccan-guide-to-incense-2562154

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Spirit Library: September 2019 Energy Report

We made it through August and its powerful new and full moons but before you heave a sign of relief know that its energy is going to be pivotal in September and through the rest of the year. We’re on the final stretch of 2019, leading us to the important, historic, and rare January 2020 aspects. As I was considering what to write for this energy report, this quote from Robert Frost came to mind,

https://spiritlibrary.com/jennifer-hoffman/september-2019-energy-report

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Today’s Deity: Chinese Gods and Goddesses: Heroes, Legends, and Gossips

Chinese gods and goddesses have changed over the millennia-long period we recognize as the history of China today. Scholars recognize four different types of Chinese gods, but the categories have a considerable overlap:

https://www.thoughtco.com/chinese-gods-and-goddesses-120552

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Pink Color Meaning – The Color Pink
The color pink represents caring, compassion and love. The pink color stands for unconditional love and understanding, and is associated with giving and receiving care. Since pink is a combination of red and white, both colors add a little to its characteristics.

https://www.color-meanings.com/pink-color-meaning-the-color-pink/

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Elephant Journal: The Buddhist Way to Solve Anxiety, Overwhelm & Self-Doubt.

Allow me to light a fire under your butt today.
When I was diagnosed with cancer for the first time (I’ve had it twice—two different kinds), I was living what many people think of as “the dream.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/the-buddhist-way-to-solve-anxiety-overwhelm-self-doubt-partner/

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Natural Living Ideas: How To Harvest Dandelion Roots & 7 Ways To Use Them

For centuries, dandelion has been embraced by herbalists and natural living enthusiasts to treat everything from liver problems to digestive issues.

Every part of this healing weed is edible – from the blossoms and leaves right down to the oft forgotten roots. However, it’s these deep roots that contain so many of the plant’s health benefits. Not only are they a rich source of vitamins A, B, C and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium and zinc; but the bitter substances in these tubers also aid in detoxification and liver stimulation.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/harvest-use-dandelion-roots/

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MNN: North Carolina’s wild horses will ride out the hurricane ‘butts to the wind’

As Hurricane Dorian heads up the East Coast, animal lovers have expressed concern about the wild horses that make their home along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The horses won’t be evacuated; they’ll ride out the storm using a method they’ve used for centuries. The horses will huddle together “butts to the wind,” bracing themselves against the weather.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/north-carolina-wild-horses-will-face-hurricane-butts-wind

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EarthSky News: Moon near Saturn on September 7 and 8

Look for the planet Saturn in the vicinity of the moon as darkness falls on September 7 and 8, 2019. Saturn is actually a bit brighter than a 1st-magnitude star, but this world still might be hard to see in the moon’s glare. If so, try placing your finger over the obtrusive waxing gibbous moon for a better view of Saturn, the most distant world that you can easily see with the eye alone.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-near-saturn-on-september-7-and-8

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Patheos-Pagan:  When Magick Is Not The Answer

There are times when magick is not the answer. Yes. I know some of you are gasping and shaking your heads. However, I learned this lesson years ago. Experience tells me if the heart or mind are conflicted, the spell isn’t going to work or at least not in the way you think it should.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/09/when-magick-is-not-the-answer/

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Inner Journey:

MAKE FRIENDS WITH TIME

“We race to win, but at what price? Driven by the threat of time, we wonder why we feel so empty at the end of action-filled days.”
— Diana Hunt

Do you fly through each day with your eyes always on the clock? In western cultures, we’ve been taught that we need to impose our own order on life. As a result, we think we need to control every aspect of our day.

How might you enter into a new relationship with time? How might you take back the power you’ve given to the clock?

This is the time of your life. How are you spending it?

“When busyness is the measure of time, no matter how much time exists it is never enough.”
— Diana Hunt

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Birds only know their “is-ness,” trees only know their “is-ness,” and planets only know their “is-ness.”

That’s their only “business.”

Let it be yours.

Knock, knock?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Air Fryer Acorn Squash Fries

I love acorn squash for its nutty flavour, lovely texture, and high fiber/vitamin content. They’re especially awesome when turned into fries. Here, I’ve used my air fryer to make them quickly. If you’d rather make them in your oven, place them on a baking sheet and follow these same directions, but cooking for a total of 40 minutes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Air-Fryer-Acorn-Squash-Fries.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
September 6, 2019

Teachers

“An understanding heart is everything in a teacher… One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
-Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)

We have teachers all throughout our lives. I can remember just a handful of the ones I had while I was in school, and that is because I knew that they cared about me. As an adult, I studied at The Healing Arts Center, and my teacher there was Louise Taylor. I am so grateful to Louise for sharing so much of her knowledge and wisdom with me. And she taught me, and all of her students, by example as much as by her classes. Louise is a wonderful, caring, compassionate mother, friend, and businesswoman. She radiates integrity, creativity and love. Those are qualities of a good teacher!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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 26, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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The warring hosts of Winter and of Spring
are hurtling o’er the plains.
All night I heard their battle-clarions ring
And jar the window panes.
-Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-92)

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Spirit Library: Unfriend and Free

When someone unfriended me recently I was a little surprised because I thought they were being really immature. At our age (we’re both from the generation that pre-dates cell phones, internet, and social media) I would have thought that a conversation or two would have been appropriate. But it is so easy to unfriend someone and make them disappear from your life today.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jennifer-hoffman/unfriend-and-free

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Tetraktys: The 13 Witch’s Runes for Beginners – Part 1

The Witch’s Runes are a set of 13 occult symbols used for divination and magick. These runes are very mysterious and we know little about them. For this reason, I decided to share with you what I have learned about the 13 Witch’s Runes since I started working with them. This is NOT a definitive guide, but rather an introduction to get you started. In this first article, you will find the complete meanings and correspondences of each rune.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/witchs-runes-interpretation-guide/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Here’s How To Rock The First Full Week Of Spring 

This week, the AstroTwins explain how to take advantage of some of the potentially game-changing transits coming our way.
On Tuesday, Venus enters Pisces and evokes some serious spring fever.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/march-25-through-31-2019-weekly-horoscope

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Elephant Journal: How to Tell if a Relationship is Karmic, Soulmate or Twin Flame.

We all desire to not just fall in love—but to be part of that “once in a lifetime” type of love story. Here’s how to differentiate between your love relationships: karmic, soulmate, or twin flame, as you move through life

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/03/how-to-tell-if-a-relationship-is-karmic-soulmate-or-twin-flame/

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MNN: 7 natural home remedies for your dog
From ear gunk to constipation, you might be able to tackle these issues naturally with your pet.

When your dog gets sick, in most cases the first thing you should do is check in with your veterinarian. Even mild symptoms could be the sign of something more serious going on.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/natural-home-remedies-your-dog

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn on March 26-29

These next several mornings – March 26-29, 2019 – look for the waning moon passing by Jupiter and then Saturn in the early morning sky. You’ll look south from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, and north from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-saturn-on-march-26-29

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Patheos-Pagan: Lightworkers & The New Age Witch

A lightworker is a modern term that sprung up in the New Age community. One of the best definitions for what a lightworker is comes from Witchcraft elder Christopher Penczak.
“Lightworkers are called to bring light to the darkness in terms of personal healing, and study a variety of healing techniques to aid themselves and others on the healing path.”
– Christopher Penczak

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2019/03/24/lightworkers-the-new-age-witch/

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Inner Journey:

SEEK UNION OVER SEPARATION

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

Our ego focuses on how we are different from the rest of the world. Our soul lives when we experience how we are the same.

Any time you separate yourself from other people or from situations, you know your personality is in control. At such times, shift your perspective to build connection and you will move into soul.

As our picture of life becomes larger, more things make sense and we have a greater playing field for life to unfold – naturally.

“As a holistic being you shatter the illusion of your separateness and reveal your connection to everything. This empowers you in a way that the ego-driven self could never contemplate.”
— Wayne Dyer

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You know you have many gifts, extraordinary gifts. Gifts of perception, insight, and creativity. Gifts of preferences, leanings, and inclinations.

But there is one, ah yes, just one, that while often overlooked is the most sublime and profound of all, availing you of wonders beyond wonder, and the power to wonder some more.

It is, of course, to think. To choose a focus. To see the world however you like… and to experience it accordingly.

I mean, what else do you give someone who wants it all?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Skillet Bread

Found this recipe and it reminded me of the bread that we used to have at Macaroni Grill 10 years ago. It’s a very simple bread but with the rosemary on top, it’s something special!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Skillet-Bread-2.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday 

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

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
March 26, 2019

Transformation

“Transformation means replacing old values with new ones in the evolution of conscious life.”

-Kazimierz Dabrowski, 1964

Things change. That’s for sure! ‘Things’ change – and times change… but spirit remains the same. And our values, as we come to a higher consciousness, must necessarily change as we experience this. That’s evolution. We’re getting better as we grow!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Find Peace in Nature

Allow nature to be your personal therapist and find peace in knowing that you always have a place to find hope.

Read more……

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 17, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 17, 2018

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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Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
-Dolly Parton (b. 1946)

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Spiritual Unite: 20 Twin Flame Signs: Who Is Your Mirror Soul?

I like to think of the meeting of two mirror souls as an existential earthquake: all of a sudden you can sense that an immensely important person has entered your life. All of a sudden you get the overwhelming feeling that your life is going to change in a way you aren’t even aware of yet  and yet you …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/20-twin-flame-signs-who-is-your-mirror-soul/

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MBG: The 5-Minute Breathing Exercise That’ll Keep You Grounded

It’s easy to get lost in the smaller cycles of existence—the alarm clock that sounds each morning, the daily grind, the commute to and from work. But when we let these habitual actions define our lives, we lose sight of everything that falls in between. Nature’s cycle through the seasons, on the other hand, does not lend itself to monotony. The earth tilts and turns toward the sun in a glorious rotation that manifests as warmer and cooler temperatures, brighter and duller colors, crisp air and cool rain..

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/self-care-ritual-for-autumn

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​
Himalayan pink salt is pink (actually, with hues of pink, red, and white) because it is a full spectrum salt rich in trace minerals. In fact, it contains 84 minerals and elements.

https://thesaltmystery.com/

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Elephant Journal: What Fall teaches us about Letting Go.

As I sit on my back porch, the overcast, chilly gray of the last week has been swept aside, replaced with fluffy clouds and intermittent peeks of blue.
My backyard, a hilly and verdant forest, is in the throes of change.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/what-fall-teaches-us-about-letting-go/

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MNN: How to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac

John Manion is a guy who know his plants. That’s not surprising since he’s the curator of the seven-acre Kaul Wildflower Garden, the native plant collection at Birmingham Botanical Garden in Birmingham, Alabama.

Read more……………………

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EarthSky News: Look for Orionid meteors this month

Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2018, the peak morning is probably October 21. But start watching now, before dawn!

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-orionid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: 13 Lazy Ways to Celebrate Samhain 

Sometimes we Witches and Pagans just don’t have enough energy for a full on Samhain spectacular. Plus, with the cursing of Trump, the riding around on brooms, and the organizing of the Full Moon potluck every month, it’s hard to take the time for a full Sabbat celebration. If you are finding yourself a bit lazy this year, here are 13 lazy ways to celebrate Samhain. So you know, you can still call yourself a Witch, even if you’re phoning it in.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/10/13-lazy-ways-to-celebrate-samhain/

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Inner Journey: 

SING YOUR OWN SONG

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.”
— Brenda Ueland

Great forces are directing you to conform to the patterns of your society. You have DNA that has been handed down from generation to generation, coding repeated behaviour patterns into your being. You have archetypal energies setting the standards for how you behave as a man or a woman, as husband or wife, as father or mother …. You are immersed in consensual reality, whereby the world around you reflects societal understanding of how life has been and is to be.

At the same time, you have an even greater force within you inspiring you to wake up and recognize the reality of who you are. This force, the creative power underlying the entire universe, is urging you to create brand new standards of reality.

The status quo is blind to our creative power. Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs, and you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Gandhi

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

How you feel is more important than anything else.

And this is something you get to choose, moment by moment.

Supercoolhappy works for me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mango Cream Cake 

It’s commonly called mango float. It’s a no cook graham and mango combined with cream which is sometimes mistaken as mango ice cream because of it’s creamy components.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mango-Cream-Cake.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
October 17, 2018

Life

“Life is what happens to you
While you’re busy
Making other plans.”

-John Lennon (1940-1980)

We go about our lives trying really hard to keep everything in order, all the plates spinning: jobs, family, friends, community responsibilities, etc. But every once in awhile something happens that is beyond our reach, out of our control. Maybe someone we love gets sick, or we have a bad financial setback. Now our attention is elsewhere, and it seems that everything else gets out of balance, too. The truth is that we can’t control everything, and that we probably wouldn’t be any good at it if we could! But we can control our responses to these unexpected situations. We can use our problems as opportunities to learn and to grow. These are the times when we find that reserve of strength that was there all along. We discover more of who we really are, and what we’re really capable of.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: What is the Difference Between Reacting and Responding
Learn to respond instead of react.

Everyone has had those moments when they acted without thinking. A person’s child was running at the pool, and they fell and hit their head. The frightened parent starts yelling at the child. A coworker makes a teasing comment about how tired a person must be after hosting a family reunion. The person snaps something insulting back because they actually spent all weekend fighting with their father. A person comes home to find that their new puppy has chewed up the couch. They start screaming at the dog.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/what-is-the-difference-between-reacting-and-responding.aspx#7mJhzKjM0PMXddQt.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 6, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 6, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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The dawn laughs out on orient hills
And dances with the diamond rills;
The ambrosial wind but faintly stirs
The silken, beaded gossamers.
–Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942)

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Spiritual Unite: Twin Flame Unity: The Spirit Consciousness

The Twin Flame experience is special. No other relationship can help us understand the true oneness of the soul and of consciousness more than the Twin Flame relationship, centred as it is purely on the spirit level of consciousness. We love our Twin Flame as we love ourselves, on the same level. That is no accident our Twin Flame….

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/twin-flame-unity/

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MBG: The Age When Your Self-Esteem Peaks Will Pleasantly Surprise You

How will you change over the years as you get older? Past research offers strong evidence that, although there are parts of personalities that stay relatively set throughout our lives, we do in fact experience real character growth over time. The primary way we change is through maturation: All of our more pro-social, positive traits (things like conscientiousness and social skills) tend to increase as we get older, whereas many of our more negative traits (things like impulsiveness and anxiousness) tend to decrease.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/your-self-esteem-grows-as-you-get-older

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The wound is the place where the Light enters you. –Rumi

Daily Good: Welcome to Our Shared Humanity

In moments of difficulty, we can feel utterly and completely alone in our pain and suffering. Actually, in this very moment, everyone is carrying some burden. It might be physical, like a load of heavy bricks. It might be emotional, like a regret from the past. It might be a burden of basic survival, like finding enough food or a safe place to sleep for the night. We are, in this very moment, part of a great interconnected web of shared struggle. Explore this thoughtful essay to discover simple practices for being a healing strand in this shared web of humanity. Ultimately, that healing will find its way back to you. {read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2076/welcome-to-our-shared-humanity-ted-seymour/

Be The Change

Make time today to offer silent wishes for peace and well-being to every life form you encounter.

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Elephant Journal: Neptune in Opposition—but Still on Our Side.

Come September 7th, Neptune will stand directly opposite the sun in the night sky—and we will stand between those two worlds, like curious children looking up at giants.
It would serve us well to remember that curious child inside each one of us.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/neptune-in-opposition-but-still-on-our-side/

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MNN: Understanding fake honey and how to avoid it

A recent report about “honey laundering” in Australia is another reminder of the benefit of supporting local farmers.

Testing showed that Australia’s biggest honey producer, Capilano, and some of that country’s largest supermarkets have been selling fake honey — many of them unknowingly — according to the Sidney Morning Herald. Much of the honey was adulterated, meaning it had been mixed with other substances. That was uncovered by a German lab commissioned by a law firm looking into the reports.

Read more……………………

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EarthSky News: Hazy light pyramid in east? False dawn

For the Northern Hemisphere, these next months are your best time all year to catch the zodiacal light, or “false dawn.” And the next few days are great, because the moon will be in a waning crescent. There might be some great photo opportunities with a waning crescent moon and the zodiacal light, since both will be located in the east before dawn breaks. On September 9, the moon will be new, or between the Earth and sun, and then it’ll be back entirely in the evening sky … gone from the sky before dawn, leaving it dark for your zodiacal light viewing pleasure.

Read more……………

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Patheos-Pagan: Get Yourself in Gear by Using School Starting Magic and Goal Setting

Every year I ask my two daughters to create goals for themselves for the year. Last week, Python coding, Indian History (subcontinent not American), chemistry, and finishing a novella all got put on the docket along with much more.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2018/09/get-yourself-in-gear-by-using-school-starting-magic-and-goal-setting.html

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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

While you might, from time to time, envy others, it’s precisely during those moments when you might ask yourself whether or not you’d actually like to be them.

Envy cured, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Gluten Free Blueberry Breakfast Bread

This is a great bread loaf for those looking for a gluten free, dairy free, and low carb option. You can have it fresh out the oven, but I prefer to cut them into 1/3″ slices, toast them, and have them with butter and/or jam. This bread’s consistency is a cross between banana bread and an English muffin. If you’d like it more like the former altogether, add a few tablespoons of sugar, as this recipe is barely sweet.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Gluten-Free-Blueberry-Breakfast-Bread.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
September 6, 2018

Leadership
“Divide and rule, the politician cries;
Unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

It has been said a million different ways, a million different times: we’re all in this together. Great leaders understand this and show us just how much we have in common. Together, with all of our talents and intelligence working as one, we can accomplish so much, more so than we ever could alone.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Adapt to Change

A man loses his job. A woman discovers her boyfriend was cheating on her. Another person discovered he has cancer at 49. We don’t like change. In fact, just thinking about the possibility of change gives some people the chills. No matter what, change makes us feel miserable and if we could high-tail from it, we would and frequently do. We are creatures of habit and feeling a sense of security is normal and when we are knocked on our butts with horrible news–we take a dive into a foreign land
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-ways-to-adapt-to-change.aspx#XhbiF23O9dFz0OlC.99

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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/