Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 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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** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days;
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays.
-James Russell Lowell (1819-91)

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Spirit Library: Deeper Understandings (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are gaining deeper understandings and different perspectives on old issues as the incoming energy highlights what we need to see, heal and resolve at this time.

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Spiritual Unite: PAST LIFE LOVERS REUNITED – THE 9 SIGNS

Have you ever experienced an amazing, instant connection and attraction with someone that you feel like you already knew? Right from the start, you felt like you had known them forever.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Weather Magic and Folklore

In many magical traditions, weather magic is a popular focus of workings. The term “weather magic” can be used to mean anything from divination and forecasting to actual control of the weather itself.

Read more…

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MBG: Shungite Benefits: How This In-Demand Crystal Can Be A Healing Helper

If you’ve never heard of shungite, you might want to consider adding it to your crystal collection. It’s a powerful grounding stone, among its other benefits, and its rich, black color makes it stand out amongst colorful crystals. From its history to its uses, here’s the lowdown on this mineraloid.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Chase/being chased

1. Being at a disadvantage in a given situation.
2. Actually being pursued, probably in the sense of being “chased” by a potential lover, employer, or customer.
Astrological parallels: Aries, Gemini, Mercury.

Chasing:

Pursuit of a dream or something else that’s just out of reach.
Astrological parallel: Gemini, Sagittarius.

astrology.com

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(Lughnasadh is coming!)

Pioneer Thinking: Easy Recipe For Making Bread from Whole Grains

Bread is one of the ancient foods, and it used to be one of the simplest. Whole wheat ground into flour, water, honey, yeast and a little oil, and you were set.

Read more….

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Meet Your God/Goddess Guided Meditation

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Elephant Journal: How we can Use Mindfulness as a Tool to Combat Anxiety.

Welcome back Dope Souls.
Thank you for joining me on yet another journey in conquering anxiety through self-love and small mindset shifts.

Read more…

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Treehugger: How the Golden Ratio Manifests in Nature

The universe may be chaotic and unpredictable, but it’s also a highly organized physical realm bound by the laws of mathematics. One of the most fundamental (and strikingly beautiful) ways these laws manifest is through the golden ratio.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps through Leo July 25 and 26 

The bright star shining close to the waxing crescent moon on June 25, 2020 is Regulus, Heart of the Lion in the constellation Leo. The following night – June 26 – the moon will have moved some 14 degrees (14 moon-diameters) east on the sky’s dome, following its endless orbit around Earth. It’ll be closer to Denebola, the Lion’s T

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Patheos-Pagan: Grief & The Witch

When it comes to dealing with Death and grief, I acknowledge that I have lived a fairly blessed life. My maternal grandparents – who I was closest to – both passed after I had well-reached adulthood.

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Pagan Playlist: Blackmore’s Night – Where Are We Going From Here

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Inner Journey:

TUNE INTO THE INNER CRITIC

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

Are you aware of your inner critic? We all have this voice that tells us we are bad, stupid, clumsy, cowardly…. Although its intent is to help us succeed, the harsh self talk of our critic just serves to drain our energy and lower our morale and immune system.

To defuse the inner critic, we need to recognize when the critic is speaking. We need to know that this voice does not necessarily speak for who we really are. This is an old pattern that may no longer be serving us. We want to open to the possibility that the words are not likely true. We can ask ourselves, “Are these words helpful?”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.”
— Donald A. Laird

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A Note from the Universe

It’s working.

No, you probably can’t see it yet, but I can. Wheels are now turning that have never turned before. Winds are now howling that have never howled before. And players from every walk of life are being drawn into place as if in some hypnotic dance. All because of you, your dreams, and your divinely stubborn persistence.

If I wasn’t the Universe, I don’t think I’d believe it.

Phew-w-w-w-w-w-w…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Panzanella Beef Kabobs

Italian panzanella grilled on a kabob with steak, tomato, mozzarella, and rosemary bread.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Friday (feminine)

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. Its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume), can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
June 26, 2020

Good
“To be good is to be in harmony with oneself.”

-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 
The words that follow “I am…” help us to define ourselves. We strive for harmony, and balance, within our own physiology and within our world. Good is positive, and healthy – healthy for our minds and bodies and emotions and self-esteem

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Everybody falls victim to a misjudgment or a faulty calculation sometimes, so don’t let that be a reason to grind to a halt and stop working on what matters to you. Sometimes deception is involved, but that does not free you from the obligation to try and set things right. It’s all about being responsible, and that’s what you want to be, anyway.

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 27, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 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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April Events & Holidays

April 30 Walprgis Night

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The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
And drinks, and gapes for drink again.
The plants suck in the earth and are
With constant drinking fresh and fair.
-Abraham Cowley, English poet (1618-67)

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Spirit Library: To Live Honestly & Authentically (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There is a sacred synergy occurring between the forces of nature and the creative capacities of humanity. Events in our lives are compelling us to engage with this process in a more conscious way.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Weather Magic and Folklore

In many magical traditions, weather magic is a popular focus of workings. The term “weather magic” can be used to mean anything from divination and forecasting to actual control of the weather itself. When you consider that many of today’s folk magic customs are rooted in our agricultural past,

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MBG: Your Guide To The 7 Chakra Colors & How To Use Them

Chakras are the body’s energy centers. The main seven chakras run up the spinal cord—beginning at the base of the spine and ending at the crown of the head.

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Daily Dream Meaning: Apartment

1. Dreaming of a small and cramped apartment implies times ahead where you will have to work hard and persevere in order to have the lifestyle you want.
2. A large apartment, on the other hand, indicates prosperity and luxury ahead.
3. A clean, nicely furnished and designed apartment denotes contentment and comfort.
4. A messy, unattractive apartment signals you feel out of place, anxious, and unsettled.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Every Act a Ceremony

“In a ceremony, one attends fully to the task at hand, performing each action just as it should be. A ceremony is therefore a practice for all of life, a practice in doing everything just as it should be done. An earnest ceremonial practice is like a magnet that aligns more and more of life to its field; it is a prayer that asks, “May everything I do be a ceremony. May I do everything with full attention, full care, and full respect for what it serves.” In this essay Charles Eisenstein explores what modern people can draw from the ceremonial approach to life, as practiced by traditional, indigenous, and place-based peoples, as well as esoteric lineages within the dominant culture. { read more }

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Today’s Pagan Corner: 15 TIPS FOR BABY WITCHES // Wicca 101

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Elephant Journal: 31 Tiny Ways to make our New World a Better Place for All

The world is in crisis and it hurts—plain and simple. But there’s also treasure in the crisis.
Leatherback turtles are laying more eggs than they have in two decades on now-empty beaches in Thailand.

Read more….

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Natural Living Ideas: 20 Unusual Ways To Use Rosemary That Goes Way Beyond Cooking

A native of the Mediterranean region, rosemary (meaning ‘dew of the sea’) is one of the most aromatic and pungent herbs around.

With such an incredible fragrance and flavor, it’s easy to see why so many people cultivate rosemary in their homes and gardens.

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MNN: Flamingos’ complex social lives include friends, enemies and maybe even frenemies

When you think of flamingos, you likely picture groups of them, their long legs half-submerged in the water. If you look closer, you’ll notice two, three or more individuals clustering, so that the large mass seems to be made up of groups.

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EarthSky News: Venus at its brightest in late April

Late April 2020 presents the planet Venus at its brightest as the evening “star” for all of this year. No matter where you live worldwide, look west after sunset to marvel at this brilliant beauty lighting up the evening dusk first thing after sunset. Given clear skies, it’ll be almost impossible to miss Venus, the third-brightest celestial body in all the heavens, after the sun and moon, respectively.

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic: Balance

Each week I have been drawing an oracle card from my Flower Magic deck, today it was Begonia which signifies ‘balance’. So, I am sharing the card along with other herbs, plants, foods, tarot cards and crystals that correspond with the intent of balance.

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Pagan Playlist: The Mummers’ Dance

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Inner Journey:

Why are you here?

“You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart’s desires.”
— Marcia Wieder

What do you love to do? What gives you greatest meaning in your life? Let your answers trickle through and keep a record of the key words that come up.

Life becomes so much richer when we choose to live from our heart.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
— Steve Jobs

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A Note from the Universe

Fear just means you’ve forgotten how deeply you’re loved, how safe you are, and that happiness will return, like you’ve never known it before.

Tallyho

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Banana Crumb Muffins

The crumb topping is what makes these banana muffins stand apart from the ordinary. They’re scrumptious!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
April 27, 2020

Immortality
“The voice of Nature loudly cries,
And many a message from the skies,
That something in us never dies.” -Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Nature illustrates its message to us in so many beautiful ways. The cycles of the seasons – the sun rising every day – the rainbow after the storm. Life is beautiful and bold, precious and strong – and such a ride! Nature mirrors our Spirit. Nature nurtures our Soul.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.

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 1, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 1, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays
April 1 April Fools Day

April 7 Full Pink Moon & Super Moon at 7:35 pm PST/ 8:35 pm MST/ 10:35 pm EST

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Patience is wider than one once envisioned,
with ribbons of rivers and distant ranges
and tasks undertaken and finished
with modest relish by natives in their
native dress.
-Kay Ryan (1945-)

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Spirit Library: Emphasising the Need for Change

The old ego-driven world is collapsing and everything that is occurring now is a result of this world dying off. It is a very necessary transformation that is allowing for an adjustment in the balance of all things on the planet.

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Spiritual Unite: Tetrahedron Sacred Geometry – A Wonderful Healing Tool

Do you want to unlock the secrets of the Tetrahedron Sacred Geometry?

This powerful construct has many uses in energy healing, manifestation, and grid work.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Weather Magic and Folklore

In many magical traditions, weather magic is a popular focus of workings. The term “weather magic” can be used to mean anything from divination and forecasting to actual control of the weather itself.

Read more…..

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MBG:5 Daily Mantras To Get Through The Tougher Anxious Moments

During these troublesome and uncertain times, it’s important to control our anxious thoughts. One way to do this is by being kind to ourselves (yes, it matters). Speaking loving and supportive words to ourselves is calming, much like a parent reassures a child.

Read more……

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Daily Dream Meaning: Chocolate

If the dream is positive – such as enjoying some chocolates with a friend or lover – then this is a symbol for happiness and contentment. If, however, you dream of a stomachache or toothache resulting from eating chocolate, you need to curb overindulgence in foods of any kind.

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Daily Good: Erich Fromm: The Antidote to Helplessness and Disorientation

“To be human is to be a miracle of evolution conscious of its own miraculousness — a consciousness beautiful and bittersweet, for we have paid for it with a parallel awareness not only of our fundamental improbability but of our staggering fragility, of how physiologically precarious our survival is and how psychologically vulnerable our sanity. To make that awareness bearable, we have evolved a singular faculty that might just be the crowning miracle of our consciousness: hope.” { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Pagan Prayer Beads, Malas, & Galdr

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Elephant Journal: These are the Things the Coronavirus will Teach Us—if we Let It.

It was only a few weeks ago that I was one of the millions of skeptics.
I thought that this “virus” was simply a cold and it could not be any worse than influenza, which also kills thousands of people each year.

Now, a few weeks later, I am sitting in disbelief at just how quickly things have turned.

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in April
Catch an approaching comet, a meteor shower and more.

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EarthSky News: Moon and Gemini stars on April 1

On April 1, 2020, you’ll find the moon at or near its half-lit first quarter phase and in the vicinity of Castor and Pollux, the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins.

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witchcraft: Drawing What’s Needed With Clover

In the last week, I began sharing guided meditations as one small way to help 3 Pagans and a Cat listeners (or anyone who’s interested) through the current situation of social distancing. My intention is to provide people with a positive focus to start the day, that kind of thing.

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Pagan Playlist: Wolf Woman – Aline Dríade

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Inner Journey:

INNER CRITICS

“We tell ourselves so many lies and half-truths … We listen and are duly impressed by these inner voices that turn into unseen judges that nag at us. We give each of these judges a seat of honor in our minds, all the while hating their guts and their never-ending supply of judgements … We give the judges permission to accompany us on each journey of life, never daring to realize that we can park them, at least momentarily.”
— Eloise Ristad

“The Inner Critic makes each of us a child. As we become the child in our relationships, we lose our sense of self. We are no longer self-contained, self- respecting adults. We look to others for validation. Our self-worth is based upon their opinion of us. Thus, everyone around us becomes a mother or a father whose support and approval is desperately needed to protect us from the constant criticism of the Inner Critic.”
— Hal and Sidra Stone

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A Note from the Universe 
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!  Have I mentioned that everyone knows exactly what you’re thinking?

How else could you draw new friends from the unseen? How else would your heroes, heroines, and scoundrels know when to appear, or move on? How else would your “stars” get their cues?

True, they think their own thoughts, too. How else would you know who to cast in each scene?

Just thinking of you, and your power to choose.

Enthralled,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

“This is a great old Maine recipe, moist and spicy. The bread actually tastes even better the day after it is baked. Great for holiday gift giving!”

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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
April 1, 2020
Mystery
“Mystery is not the denial of reason but its honest confirmation: reason, indeed, leads inevitably to mystery…: mystery and reality are the two halves of the same sphere.”

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
It seems like we don’t even know what we don’t know! There is just so much to learn, so much to comprehend – so much that we don’t understand. And when we find a new topic of study, we learn a little bit and it opens up a whole bunch of questions! In that way mystery is beautiful. It lets us know that there is always more to be revealed.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

It’s your lucky day! Fortune is smiling on you by way of the Wheel of Fortune, and a happy accident could change your love life for the better. Don’t plan ahead. Leaving things to chance will result in the most wonderful surprises. If you’ve been criticized for your belief in fate or destiny, look for your beliefs to be confirmed without a doubt. Ge ready to say “I told you so” to naysayers.

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/