Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“A sun-drenched sky
on windy autumn day;
out across open fields
passing clouds make shadow play.

Silent beauty in multi-hues
but ominous in a sense;
for though today be delightful
darkness soon gains precedence.

Ray, Psychology of Seasons

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Pioneer Thinking: Peace, Cologne Recipe

Combats fatigue due to stress, tension and anxiety.

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Clearing Creative Blockages: Spell Walkthrough/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Benefits of Journaling
by Martin Thielen

Feel relaxed and connected after spending time writing down your thoughts and feelings? You have unknowingly tapped into the spiritual benefits of journaling.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: How to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space

By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 31, 2018


In many magical traditions, it is considered important to purify or cleanse a space before any sort of ritual can take place. There are several different ways of doing this, and how you do it will depend in part upon the rules or guidelines of your tradition.

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MBG: The Spiritual Meaning Of Crows + What To Do If They Keep Appearing To You

Have you been noticing crows? This bird may be sending you messages about spiritual law, upcoming changes, or even death. Here’s what to know about the crow’s spiritual meaning and what this bird may symbolize if it keeps appearing in your dreams or daily life.

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Exemplore: Witchcraft: Boost Your Spells With Switchwords
BEV GAUG 3, 2022

What Is a Switchword?
Switchwords are a very simple concept. They are based on the work of a man called James T. Mangan. As a businessman and motivational author, Mangan was a perpetual student of life and knew how to win it. He concluded that there were certain principles that, if followed, would inevitably lead to a happy and fulfilling life.

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Treehugger: Fish Look Down When They Swim, Study Finds
It keeps them from being swept away in the current.

When you’re worried about stumbling, you look down at your feet when you walk. Similarly, fish look down when they swim, a new study finds.

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EarthSky News: Comets are icy balls of gas and dust

What are comets?
Comets are icy balls of gas, dust and rock that orbit the sun. Astronomers believe most comets are leftovers from the formation of the sun and planets. Comets come from the farthest reaches of the solar system, including the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud.

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Patheos-Pagan: The 5 Real Reasons Your Spells Didn’t Work
NOVEMBER 20, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT

Last week I came across an Instagram post from someone trying to explain “why your manifesting isn’t working.” Now, the word “manifesting” is a red flag for me. It usually indicates someone has bought into the Law of Attraction and believe that “intention is everything.”

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Pagan Playlist: SKÁLD – Troll Kalla Mik (Official Music Video)

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO CHANGE?

“When coasting in our comfort zones, we don’t grow. We continue to do more of the same…. Maintaining a comfort zone can, paradoxically, lead to discomfort in the long run. If by being comfortable we avoid important life issues, internal tension accumulates…. Eventually, as both internal and external pressures for change persist, the ‘comfort zone’ ceases to serve us.”
— Eric Allenbaugh

It takes effort to change. What do you most want to change in your life? Make a list of what you can do to start the process. Try journaling, perhaps. Read books. Take a course. Find a mentor. Seek out support.

How will you commit time to make it happen? When are you going to start? Your life is passing quickly!

“Be not afraid of changing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”
— Chinese Proverb

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A Note from the Universe

Yes, you can have whatever you want. ANYTHING you can imagine. You name it. It’s yours. Done deal.

You just have to go get it, once you’re done imagining it. K?

I’ll help,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts for a Crowd

Whether you’re hosting a big crew for Thanksgiving, have been assigned the dessert course for the holiday potluck or are dropping off sweet treats on the doorstep of friends and family for a safely-distant

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

A little emotional distance is called for to keep things peaceful and working smoothly. You may be very sentimental or attached to certain issues or other people’s opinions of you but don’t let this rule how the day goes. Don’t let anyone casually or ignorantly hurt your feelings. They may not even know what they’re doing. Stay functional and keep your emotional guards up

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 Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, November 16, 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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November Quotes

All in November’s soaking mist
We stand and prune the naked tree,
While all our love and interest
Seem quenched in the blue-nosed misery.”

Ruth Pitter, 1897-1992, The Diehards, 1941

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Pioneer Thinking: Wonderful Foaming Honey Foot Bath at Home

I imagine you can tell me at length about how tired your feet and legs get after your busy day. When’s the last time you got to treat yourself to a day at the spa?

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Autumn Apple Pie Bread | Full Recipe and Tips | Cozy Kitchen Witchery

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Spirituality & Health: The Dark Side of Gratitude
by Jasmine Bilali

While practicing gratitude can increase our wellbeing, sometimes we have to step beyond gratitude to find a better life. Learn how to navigate the dark side of gratitude.

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Learn Religions: How to Hold a God/Goddess Healing Ritual
Honoring Pagan Deities Associated with Healing

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


This ritual is one which can be done on behalf of an ill friend or family member. They do not have to be present for you to do this ritual.

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MBG: Are Taurus & Scorpio Actually Compatible? Here’s What To Know About This Zodiac Duo

When it comes to astrological compatibility, certain signs are known to be great matches, while others tend to experience some clashing. And when it comes to Taurus and Scorpio, it can be a tossup between opposites attracting

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Exemplore: Animal, Insect, and Bird Omens and Their Meanings
NELL ROSEAUG 3, 2022
Nell has been an online writer for over eight years and is fascinated by the paranormal, including omens, time slips and the supernatural.

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EarthSky News: Leonid meteor shower: All you need to know in 2022

In 2022, the famous Leonid meteor shower will be washed by bright moonlight on the shower’s peak morning, November 18. Try watching from late night until the moon rises. You might also catch meteors in moonlight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Review of Nocturnal Witchcraft by Konstantinos

Nocturnal Witchcraft is aimed at the Nightkind – those who are drawn to the dark, the night, shadows, black clothes, as well as dark music, books and movies. Konstantinos presents a system culled from his own personal Book of Shadows which has obviously served him well.

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Pagan Playlist: Medieval Autumn Music – Embermount [2 Hour Version]

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Inner Journey:

LIFE AS A MIRROR

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
— C.G. Jung

We get clues about our unconscious programming if we watch our reactions, responses, feelings and thoughts about other people and events. Ask yourself: How do I judge or stereotype people? What pushes my buttons? What makes me angry or fearful or sad?

The outer incidents that trigger these reactions in me simply MIRROR my own nature. If I didn’t have beliefs around the issues that upset me, where would my reactions come from? If I didn’t have some internal reference, I wouldn’t react at all.

When outer events spark a reaction, we need to look inside to explore what’s going on.

“We discover in ourselves what others hide from us and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves.”
— Vauvenargues

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A Note from the Universe

Yes, you can have whatever you want. ANYTHING you can imagine. You name it. It’s yours. Done deal.

You just have to go get it, once you’re done imagining it. K?

I’ll help,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pumpkin Pie, Your Way
Ready to take your Thanksgiving pie to the next level? We challenged 5 of our favorite bakers to riff on our basic pumpkin pie recipe with just 5 additional ingredients. You’ll want to gobble, gobble them all up.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

It’s the perfect day to resolve to be happy about every and any thing. You may wake up with a smile that lasts all day long. No matter how you feel, know that people will look at you to be cheered up. This kind of happiness is cosmic and the best thing you can do today is appreciate it and find joy in all those little things that surround you.

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 Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, November 9, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member –
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds –
November!”

Thomas Hood, No!

gardendigest.com

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November Events 2022

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 8 Full Beaver Moon 3:02 am PST/ 4:02 am MST/ 6:02 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 23 New Moon at 2:57 pm PST/ 3:57 pm MST/ 5:57 pm EST

Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

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Spiritual Unite: 18 WAY THE UNIVERSE SENDS YOU MESSAGES
Susan Brunton

We all know that the universe sends us messages every day. Some people call them signs, and some people just think they’re coincidences.

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The Book of Shadows | Tour | & How to start yours

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Spirituality & Health: 20 Autumn Affirmations to Embrace Shorter, Darker Days
by Shannon Kaiser

Autumn has a bright and a dark side. Autumn affirmations can help you savor the best parts of the season.
It can happen in a blink of an eye: Bright balmy days turn quickly into shorter, much darker days and nights, reminding us that nothing lasts forever. The changing of the seasons is upon us, and for many, this is a transition into hibernated versions of ourselves.

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Pioneer Thinking: Winter Wild Edibles

On January 20th I attended a winter wild edibles class held at Killen’s Pond. The class was instructed by a knowledgeable individual named Jeff Moore. At the very beginning of the class Jeff stressed that any attempts at gathering wild foods would be a failure if you can not determine if a plant is poisonous or not.

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MBG: What Harvest Moons Really Mean Plus How To Work With Them, According To Experts

Each year around the autumn equinox, the Earth is graced with a Harvest Moon. Associated with the energy of fall, and subsequently, the “harvest” of the year, here’s what to know about harvest moons, plus how to work with their energy.

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Exemplore: 6 Easy Witchcraft Spells to Enhance Daily Life
BEV GAUG 3, 2022

Looking for Simple Magic?
After all these years of following a witchy path, one of the things I have learned is that simple is good. Maybe it’s because I am a lazy witch, but easy spells are preferable to long, drawn-out, and complicated rituals.

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Treehugger: 8 Ways to Use Peppermint Oil for Hair

Peppermint is good for more than just adding something extra to your chocolate chip ice cream. The essential oil, made from the leaves of the peppermint plant, has been used topically to aid with a range of medical issues

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EarthSky News: Uranus at opposition November 9, 2022

Earth will sweep between the sun and Uranus on November 9, 2022, placing the distant planet opposite the sun in our sky.

Uranus at opposition
When and where to watch in 2022: Uranus is visible as a naked eye object in a dark sky by people with good eyesight. It is easily visible in good binoculars or a telescope in the morning sky through October.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Crystal Magic for the Modern Witch (Review)
NOVEMBER 3, 2022 BY MARTHA KIRBY CAPO

Devin Hunter’s Crystal Magic for the Modern Witch is quite simply a stinkin’ gorgeous book. Debuting as the New #1 Release in Amazon’s Divination with Crystals category, its 270+ pages are packed with some of the most beautiful full-color images

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Pagan Playlist: Valhalla

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Inner Journey:

LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones

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Today’s Recipe: Easy French Toast Casserole

This French toast casserole combines all the ingredients of traditional French toast in an easy overnight method. No more slaving over a hot stove flipping pieces of French toast while your guest are waiting. Make this easy casserole the night before, pop it in the oven in the morning, and serve it for a casual weekend or holiday breakfast. I got the idea from a bed and breakfast in the south. You can add additional ingredients such as blueberries and cream cheese, cinnamon apples, nuts, and dried fruit!

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have a magic touch today. The right word or action at the right time can instantly turn things around and morph a challenge into an easy opportunity. This is not something to take for granted or to exploit, though. Use your power with a very light touch, if at all. It’s possible that a mere thought or unspoken intention could have influence.

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 Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, October 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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October Quotes

“Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don’t fill your thoughts, that’s your best season.”

Wu-Men

gardendigest.com

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October 2022 Events:

Oct 9 Full Blood Moon at 1:54 pm PST/ 2:54 pm MST/  4:54 pm EST

Oct 25 New Moon at 3:48 am PST/ Oct 25 4:48 pm MST/  6:48 pm  EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween 

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Spirit Library: Weekly Forecast: October 23 – 29, 2022
Kelly M. Beard


The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.

10/23 ~ Venus Enters SCORPIO (until Nov 16th):

As you move through the relationship work in Libra, many new layers of life (and how connected to it all you really are) are revealed when she enters Scorpio.

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The Tribal Wolf Flute

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL CHILLS WHEN THINKING OF SOMEONE – POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE
Susan Brunton

You are sitting at home, perhaps reading a book or listening to music while you do a few chores, and suddenly someone crosses your mind.

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Learn Religions: Samhain Spirit Incense

By Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019


Before you get started, be sure to brush up on your Incense 101.

By the time Samhain rolls around, your herb garden is probably looking pretty sad. Now’s the time to take all those goodies you harvested and dried in September, and put them to good use.

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MBG: These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Feel The October New Moon Eclipse The Most

Not only do we have a new moon in Scorpio arriving on October 25, but it also happens to be a partial solar eclipse. This is going to make for quite the astrological event,

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The Jack O’Lantern From the Mind of Christine McConnell

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Exemplore: Samhain Pagan Pumpkin Carving Printable Stencils
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 3, 2022

Wiccan Pumpkin Stencils
I love jack-o’-lantern carving, and I especially love to make my own pumpkin stencils to create unique designs. Since Samhain is different from Halloween to me, I like to make more Pagan-friendly pumpkins to put out on the altar and around the home.

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Treehugger: Animals in National Parks Are Affected by Even a Few Visitors
Even in remote parks, humans have an impact on wildlife activity.

When there are crowds of tourists at Yellowstone or Yosemite, it’s easy to see why that would have an impact on wildlife. Throngs of people jockeying to see natural wonders or hiking through trails can make animals keep a low profile

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Patheos-Pagan: Wisdom-Nuggets for Samhain Trick or Treat
OCTOBER 24, 2022 BY HERON MICHELLE


From the archives of randomly cut sections from my book, Elemental Witchcraft, I offer you these two wisdom-nuggets during this Samhain tide. Trick or treat! “Shedding the self for Self,” and “Occult Tools for a Cooperator Culture.” May they prove meaningful to you.

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Pagan Playlist: Samhain Eve

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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

You needn’t worry. There’s time. You have all the time in the world.

You preceded time and you will exist beyond it. Age is irrelevant; more meaningless than a number.

Forever, you have FOREVER. There is no dream you now have that you will not manifest. There is no challenge you now face that you will not sail beyond.

There is no point in spending one more second of your awesome, amazing life, thinking anything to the contrary.

Olé,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Traditional Filipino Lumpia

This is a traditional Filipino recipe for lumpia, or fried spring rolls. They’re made with paper-thin lumpia wrappers and filled with a savory mixture of ground pork, cabbage, and other vegetables. Serve lumpia as a side dish or appetizer with a sweet chili dipping sauce.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
Let intuition be your guide today and you won’t go too far wrong. If something doesn’t need to be done or delivered instantly, take your time and let events, situations, and people claim the time and attention they seem to want. Things want to sort themselves out for you, in the best ways. Don’t introduce complications. Be decisive when necessary but otherwise step up, too, and be pleasantly surprised.

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 Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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September Quotes

“Rain, rain, welcome back,
We’ve missed your song,
Your splatter and smack
On our dusty brown clay, dry so long.
Since last May we’ve not had a drop,
From grey-black clouds swriling by,
Or smelled wet earth, or stepped in muddy slop,
Or listened to thunder from the sky.”

Michael P. Garofalo, Valley Spirit Journal, 2004

gardendigest.com

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September 2022 Events:

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept. 5 Labor Day

Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2

Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra

Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Are You Settling?
Ann Albers

Hi All,

This week the angels challenged me to look at areas in life where I was settling vs. creating. It was an interesting exercise and dramatically improved a few things that had big impact. From their perspective we deserve to love everything in our lives. Read on and hear their loving view. I’ll share tips and stories as always 🙂

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The Spellbook Series || Safe Travels Talisman{Moon Spells} The Witch of Wanderlust

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Spirituality & Health: Bee-ing Here Now: Lessons From Honey Bees
by Sarah Bowen

What spiritual lessons can we glean from pollinators? Our resident animal chaplain offers wisdom from honeybees.
“What is that?” the mechanic queried, staring at a fuzzy spot on my Jeep’s engine block. I spied an intact, but most certainly dead, honey bee. “Oh no!” I gasped, reaching to relocate the tiny body into my palm. “Awwww,” gushed my burly companion.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Profile of The Greek God Poseidon

By Patti Wigington
Updated on August 02, 2018


In Greek mythology and legend, Poseidon is the god of the sea. However, his domain includes some aspects of the land as well, and in fact he is known as “earth-shaker” in many stories, because of his penchant for causing earthquakes.

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MBG: What To Know If You Pull The Temperance Tarot Card In A Reading

Whether you’re looking for answers about the past, insight into the present, or guidance for the future, a tarot reading can help you tap into the power of divination (and your intuition) in a new way. And of all 78 cards in a traditional deck, the Temperance card is a serious call for balance. Here’s what to know if you pull it in a reading.

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Silly Symphonies – The Skeleton Dance

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Exemplore: How to Create Magical Sigils Using a Computer
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022

What Is a Sigil?
A sigil is a symbol that has special significance. These can be used in magic as abstract symbols to focus your unconscious mind on a particular problem or wish.

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Moody Moons Blog: 8 Daily Magical Practices That Take Less Than 8 Minutes

The key to successful witchcraft isn’t in the books you read. It’s not the quality of gemstones on your altar. It’s got absolutely nothing to do with how long ago you started or which path you chose.

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EarthSky News: International Observe the Moon Night is October 1

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is October 1, 2022. It’s a worldwide event for moon-lovers, held annually since 2010. It’s scheduled each northern fall, on a night when the moon is near the first quarter phase. In October, 2022, the first quarter moon is October 3. So you’ll see a waxing crescent moon in the sky on Saturday evening.

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Relationship with the Nature Spirits Where You Are
SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Here’s a question that’s relevant to all of us, no matter where we live:

Can you write about your best advice for communicating with and establishing a good relationship with your local nature spirits, be it in the country or a city?

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Pagan Playlist: Heilung | Anoana [Official Video]

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Inner Journey:

MAKING LIFE OUR OWN

“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”
— Stephen Vincent Benet

What’s needed for a new relationship with time and life?

Intention — Get really clear about what you want.

Desire — How much do you want something new for yourself? Know your motivation. Desire brings the energy for change.

Belief and/or willingness to trust you can have what you want. If belief is lacking, can you believe in the possibility that you can find a new way of living?

Perseverance, discipline — It takes time and effort to change attitudes and habits. We can’t expect a new life overnight.

Acceptance, both of what’s happening now and of who we are. Until we honestly and openly accept our present situation, we cannot change it.

A willingness to try something new.

“It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. … It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking. So many of us changed our lives when we heard a biological clockand decided to have kids. But that sound is a murmur compared to the tolling of mortality.”
— Anna Quindlen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

While I would actually LOVE to help every living soul on the planet remember who they were in prior lives, why the pyramids were really built, and how their past beliefs shape present manifestations, I’d infinitely prefer to help them live this lifetime to the fullest, learn some new tricks, and live their dreams.

Which, incidentally, is the only reason anyone ever chooses to come back.

Let’s do this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 5 Apple Scone Recipes That’ll Make It Feel Like Fall

“Cozy” doesn’t even begin to describe these wonderfully autumnal pastries. In this collection of our best apple scone recipes, you’ll find absolutely delicious ways to make the most of apple season:

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
September 28, 2022

Leadership

“Great leadership arises out of great conflict.”

-James MacGregor Burns

In turbulent times, we often find that the best is brought out in us. When there is a need, we rise to the occasion. All of our natural instincts kick in and we help, and serve, and show compassion and empathy. It happens time and time again. But we don’t need to wait for a crisis to help each other. There are opportunities for us to do so every day.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have a magic touch today. The right word or action at the right time can instantly turn things around and morph a challenge into an easy opportunity. This is not something to take for granted or to exploit, though. Use your power with a very light touch, if at all. It’s possible that a mere thought or unspoken intention could have influence.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn.”

Michelle L. Thieme, August’s Crown

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: It’s Playtime!
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Up, down, and all-around seems to be your action mode now. You feel as if you are not necessarily in control of your life. At the same time, you like where you are. Contentment that feels out of proportion to all that is happening in your outer world. Your days fly by with not a lot of activity, and yet, your days seem short and, yes, active.

Read more….

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Summer Witchcraft | Abundance spells & prosperity magick/ The witches’ cookery

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Spirituality & Health: Mother Aya
by Lesley-Ann Brown

How can plant sacred medicine bring us back to a place of rootedness?
In Robin Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass, we learn that the word for plants in many Native American languages translates to “those who take care of us.” Could you imagine a world without plants?

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MBG: Pulled The Queen Of Swords In A Tarot Reading? Here’s What To Know

Whether you’re looking for insights into your past, present, or future, tarot readings can offer answers—but it certainly helps to know what the cards mean. If you pulled the Queen of Swords in a reading, here’s how to interpret what it could be telling you about love, career, and more.

Read more….

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Potion Crafting | The Art of Making Herbal Syrups | A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday/ The Green Witch

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Exemplore: How to Make & Use Moon Water
JENNIFER JORGENSONAUG 2, 2022

Moon Water is water that has been charged and enchanted by the lunar rays of the moon. An upcoming dark or Full Moon is a fabulous opportunity to make your own Moon Water.

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Treehugger: Marine Sponges ‘Sneeze’ to Expel Waste
And fish hang out nearby to feast on the excretion.

A good sneeze can almost be life changing. The relatively violent reaction clears mucus, water, and contaminants with force, often making it easier to breathe.

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EarthSky News: Mars and the moon, August 19 and 20

Mars and the moon
You can find Mars and the moon near each other in the late night or early morning sky on August 19 and 20, 2022. The moon, now in a waning crescent phase, moves past bright, reddish Mars after midnight. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll see the half-lit moon slip above Mars as dawn approaches on the 19th. By the 20th, the moon has ventured further into Taurus. On that date, reddish Aldebaran in the Hyades Cluster forms a triangle with Mars and the moon.

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Patheos-Pagan: All Are Worthy and the Gods Are For Everyone
AUGUST 15, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT

I came across the quote below on Instagram. It’s from Durgadas Allon Duriel, an astrologer and psychotherapist. This is my first encounter with him, but he’s followed by several Pagan / witchy / spiritual people I follow, and what he had to say here grabbed my attention:

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Pagan Playlist: The Mummers’ Dance

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Inner Journey:

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMOTIONS

“Emotions are the next frontier to be understood and conquered. To manage our emotions is not to drug them or suppress them, but to understand them so that we can intelligently direct our emotional energies and intentions…. It’s time for human beings to grow up emotionally, to mature into emotionally managed and responsible citizens. No magic pill will do it.”
— Doc Childre

Many of us believe that we need to keep a tight lid on our emotions. We fear that if we ever allow these emotions to be expressed, they will do serious damage.

But if we summon up the courage to truly feel our emotions, we discover that they don’t last. The monster in the closet turns out to be a pussycat. In fact, if we are willing to experience our emotions completely, without resistance of any kind, they burn themselves out in only a few minutes.

The only thing that keeps emotions alive within you over long periods is your unwillingness to acknowledge them.

“By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.”
— Joseph Collins

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

By the way, there’s no such thing as wasted time.

Enjoy every minute,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sheet Pan Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a classic vegetarian French dish that I made in one pan in no time and got the most caramelized and tender vegetables.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
August 17, 2022

Inspiration
“I am one who, when Love inspires, attend, and according as he speaks within me, so I express myself.”

-Dante (1265-1321)


Writers and artists often speak lovingly of their “muse.” Love is a muse that all of us share. What could be more inspiring? When we are “in love” we are “in spirit,” we feel our connection with God. Yet that connection is omnipresent. So when we feel that connection, we can have that same feeling of being “in love” and use it to inspire our selves!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

The day may be full of confusion but you don’t have to go through it naively and unaware of what’s happening around you. It’s not a good day to flirt with taking silly risks, some of which might turn out to be semi-dangerous or costly. You may be too hyper to want to play it safe, but at least make an effort to not be naïve or irresponsible.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 3, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 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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August Quotes

“What wondrous life is this I lead!
Ripe apples drop about my head;
The luscious clusters of the vine
Upon my mouth do crush their wine;
The nectarine and curious peach
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on melons, as I pass,
Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.”

Andrew Marvell, Thoughts in a Garden

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: Our Earth Walk Is Like a Child’s Coloring Book
Gillian MacBeth-Louthan


Our Earth walk is like a child’s coloring book, the divine outline is already etched in time; it is we who fill in the colors of the pictures of our life. Collectively we come to a point of inner release like one who walks into a hidden cave and returns years later, we are changed forever.

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

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Spiritual Unite: BLACK SPIDER SPIRITUAL MEANING – CONTROL YOUR DARK SIDE
Susan Brunton

When your spider spirit animal appears in your life, it symbolizes your creativity, feminine energy, and patience.

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Learn Religions: Threshold Blessing
How to Bless the Entrance to Your Home

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 09, 2018
If you’ve moved into a new home, it’s not a bad idea to do a magical or spiritual cleansing of the place before you get truly settled in. In addition to ritually purifying the interior of the home, many people like to do a threshold blessing,

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How to cast a circle || Enchanted Endeavours Ep. 12

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Exemplore:Using Lavender in Dreamwork

Fragrance Fit for a Queen
Lavender is a multipurpose herb that should be considered a staple for witches. It is governed by Mercury who guides all who work magick. Having lavender on hand as both an herb and essential oil is worthwhile.

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Treehugger: How to Grow Fresh Mint in Your Herb Garden

Mint consists of a very broad family of 3,500 plants, and all of them have square stems and opposite leaves.1 Aside from that, each type of mint is incredibly different;

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EarthSky News: Visible planets and night sky August 2022

Planets in the evening sky
The action is moving to the evening sky! Woo-hoo! By early August, Saturn is rising as darkness falls, as it approaches its August 14 opposition. Jupiter – 2nd-brightest only to Venus – is rising by late evening. Jupiter will reach opposition on September 26.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Spirits Unveiled by Michelle Welch
AUGUST 2, 2022 BY MARTHA KIRBY CAPO


Sometimes, a book that wasn’t remotely on your radar falls into your lap and asks for your attention. Spirits Unveiled: A Fresh Perspective on Angels, Guides, Ghosts & More came into my life unexpectedly in just that way.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Runestones (Epic Medieval Pagan Music) – performed by Ian Fontova

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Inner Journey:

SUPPORT OTHERS WITH YOUR PRESENCE

“The purpose of therapy is not to remove suffering but TO MOVE THROUGH IT to an enlarged consciousness that can sustain the polarity of painful opposites.”
— James Hollis

How do we support others who are suffering?

When we understand how soul works through us, we begin to see how pain generates the impulse to change. We see that our aim in supporting someone is NOT to get rid of their pain and suffering. Instead, we want to assist them to understand what the pain is trying to teach them — to find meaning in their distress.

Often, all we need do is be fully present to them. It also helps to be present to our own experience and genuine in our feelings. Living our own truth helps create the space for the other person to live theirs.

“The first duty of love is to listen.”
— Paul Tillich

“With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.”
— Catherine de Hueck Doherty

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you love who you are you become much more lovable.

Not that that’s why I love you.

Love you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grandma’s Sweet Carrot Relish

A sweet carrot relish, this is my fave on a toasted bagel or croissant with warm Montreal smoked meat.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
August 3, 2022

Music
“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.”

-Charlie Parker (1920-1955)


Whatever we create comes through us. It is our own expression of music, or any kind of art, that makes it unique and original. Music is a part of the universe, and when we take the time to listen, we can channel it through to our everyday lives. There are infinite possibilities before us, and music is one way that we can experience that.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Today can be easy if you don’t try to swim upstream. Do what’s expected of you (and what you need to do, anyway) and don’t rebel, at least not outwardly. You’re given plenty of authority to convince people to help you if necessary, and there should be few if any arguments. Be calm, respect authority, and you’ll automatically be given the respect you deserve, plus more. Get a lot 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 July 27, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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July Quotes

“The sandy cat by the Farmer’s chair
Mews at his knee for dainty fare;
Old Rover in his moss-greened house
Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse.

In the dewy fields the cattle lie
Chewing the cud ‘neath a fading sky;
Dobbin at manger pulls his hay:
Gone is another summer’s day.”

Walter De La Mare, Summer Evening

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

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

July 22 Sun enters Leo

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

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Spirit Library: Healing Your Core Wounds – Chiron Retrograde in Aries
Kari Samuels


Chiron is retrograde, you may not have even heard of Chiron.

Certainly, this asteroid that resides between Saturn and Uranus doesn’t have the star power of, say, Mercury.

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How to celebrate Lughnasadh traditions || Witchcraft for Lammas || Wiccan Wheel of the Year

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Spiritual Unite: WHITE CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE
Susan Brunton

White chakra energy is pure, powerful, and symbolizes oneness in the Universe. It is generally found in activated Crown chakras and can appear as a halo for the truly enlightened.

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Learn Religions: Deities of the Fields

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 12, 2018


When Lammastide rolls around, the fields are full and fertile. Crops are abundant, and the late summer harvest is ripe for the picking. This is the time when the first grains are threshed, apples are plump in the trees, and gardens are overflowing with summer bounty

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MBG: Whatever You’re Needing, There’s A Mantra For That — Here Are 13 To Get You Started

You’ve probably heard “Om,” before, believed by some to be the first sound of the universe. What you may not know, however, is that Om is a mantra. Mantras are a powerful tool to use along one’s spiritual journey, and there are more than just “om.” Here’s what to know about mantras, plus 13 great ones to try yourself.

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Lammas vlog | Ideas, Rituals and magical DIYs for Lughnasadh

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Exemplore:Ten Crystals for New Moon Intentions

The new moon is a time of new beginnings, renewal and initiation. It is an excellent time to make decisions regarding changes in your life and to begin the process of attaining these.

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Treehugger: Critically Endangered Tiger and Cubs Caught on Camera
There are fewer than 150 tigers in all of Malaysia
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A Malayan tiger looks off into the forest while her four cubs mill around her.

Just another ordinary moment in the animals’ lives, but it was captured by a camera trap to the delight of researchers and conservationists.

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter: Ghost of the summer dawn

Orion the Hunter returns
Want to see the return of Orion? In late July and early August, look eastward as darkness gives way to morning dawn. Orion the Hunter is one of the sky’s most easy-to-spot constellations. Orion always passes behind the sun in Northern Hemisphere spring.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Victory of Lugh
JULY 24, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT

I was honored to give the sermon at today’s Sunday service at the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. I told the story of the Coming of Lugh as the Story For All Ages, then greatly condensed the rest the story of Lugh leading the Tuatha De Danann to victory during this reflection.

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Pagan Playlist: Lughnasadh/ Damh the Bard

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Inner Journey:

WHY MEDITATE?

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
— Buddha

Meditation is considered an essential practice for those who seek self-knowledge and self-mastery. Why? Basically, meditation brings awareness of how our minds work. Over time, we become watchers, able to detach from the thoughts and emotions that play out in our minds.

With this detachment, we gain the freedom to choose whether or not to act on our thoughts and emotions. We learn to distinguish between objective reality and our mental and emotional dramas.

“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
— Hans Margolius

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Haven’t you noticed?

The right people always find each other at the right time.

Relax,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 18 Greek Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer Dinners

Summer is the right season for exploring Greek cuisine. After all, Greek cooking makes the most of fresh produce and clean bright flavors.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
July 27, 2022

Simplicity
“Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify, simplify.”

-Henry David Thoreau, Walden


How many ways can we say this, or hear this? “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” “Look at the big picture,” “All’s well that ends well.” The beauty of Japanese art is in its simplicity. Artists know that the empty spaces are just as important as the brush strokes. So much can be expressed with just a few lines. Musicians understand that just a few notes can convey an emotion, they don’t need a whole symphony every time. And poets need just a few words, not an entire textbook. Is there anything more beautiful than “I love you?” Life can be simple, sweet and oh, so beautiful, if we just allow it to be

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Right and wrong are important, yes, but today equally or more important could be doing what helps the most or alleviates the most pain or difficulty for someone or something. It could be as simple as feeding a stray cat, but it could be much more complicated, especially if it involves someone you care deeply for. Try to see things clearly and don’t overreact 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 July 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 13, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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July Quotes

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”

Sam Keen

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

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

July 22 Sun enters Leo

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

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Exemplore: How to Manifest With New Moon and Full Moon Rituals
ALLISYN NICHOLSJUL 27, 2020

Using the New Moon and Full Moon in tandem is one of my favorite ways to manifest. The New Moon is all about new beginnings and asking for what you want.

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Lammas recipe | Lughnasadh Honey Lavander Bread & Wild Berry Jam

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of the Thunder Moon
by Julie Peters

Feeling wilted in the middle of summer? Channel the spiritual energy of thunderstorms and heat with July’s Thunder Moon.

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Learn Religions: Lammas Customs and Traditions

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 19, 2019


The early harvest and the threshing of grain has been celebrated for thousands of years. Here are just a few of the customs and legends surrounding the Lammas season.

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MBG: What Each Zodiac Sign Needs To Know For Wednesday’s Full Super Moon

Each zodiac sign is impacted by planetary motions in different ways, and this month’s full super moon in Capricorn is no exception. Here’s what each sign needs to know for the upcoming moon falling on Wednesday, July 13, at 2:37 p.m. EDT, according to astrologer Molly Pennington, Ph.D. (Don’t forget to check your sun and rising signs!)

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Today’s DIY: Make a Lavender Stalk Basket

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Treehugger: James Webb Telescope Captures Record-Breaking View of the Cosmos
Long-awaited images from the $10-billion space observatory inspire awe and wonder.

After more than two decades and billions of dollars, the initial dream that sparked the creation of the James Webb Space Telescope has been fully realized.

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

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

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Patheos-Pagan: The Hoodoo You Probably Already Knew
JULY 12, 2022 BY LILITH DORSEY


Many Black folks like myself probably grew up doing a lot of Hoodoo magick and they didn’t even realize it. A psalm for protection, some salt on the doorstep, a root in the pocket… all of these are time honored Hoodoo practices that for many of us have become second nature.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Call Of Hecate | Awakening The Power Within | Ritual & Meditation Music

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Inner Journey:ARE YOU HAPPY?

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
— Agnes Repplier

Are you happy?

Don’t answer too quickly. Sit with this question for a long time and you’ll be introduced to brand new dimensions of who you are and of what matters in your life.

“Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.”
— Leo C. Rosten

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Know what’s missing from most people’s lives?

The realization that nothing is missing from their lives.

You already have whatever you may be looking for.

And “I got you, babe” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Salsa

A sweet salsa that is great with pork and chicken dishes.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
July 13, 2022

Creativity
“When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.”

-Madeleine L’Engle, (Walking on Water 1980)


Creativity is freeing. It is exploring the great “what if” out there. When our imagination is unleashed we can soar to ever-greater heights. We experience our connection to the Universe in a profound way, with timeless awareness and innate wisdom.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

You don’t want to spend the whole day trying to swim upstream. Work on your self-control and don’t let anyone or anything lure you into overreacting or flying out of control. Be practical and don’t get in your own way. You can have your silly fun later, and fantasize your revenge, at home in private with those who love you no matter what you do or say.

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 25, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 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

“sultry evening
the curtain sways slightly
scent of gardenia “

Victor Gendrano 3

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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Pioneer Thinking: A Mouthful of Blossoms – A List of Edible Flowers & Herbs

Spruce up your salads or meals with edible flowers, not only will it add interesting flavors but it will also add a beautiful range of color. Here’s a list of common everyday flowers to add to your meal.

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5 signs you are a Green Witch for the Wondering Witch || What kind of Witch are You?

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Spirituality & Health: How to Be a Better Friend—the Buddhist Way

BY VICTOR PARACHIN

The Buddha provides instruction on good friends to have—the helper, the one who endures in good times and bad, the mentor, and the compassionate friend—and how to be a better one yourself.

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Learn Religions: Spirits of Land and Place

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 26, 2019


Many Pagans work with spirits – often, this is focused on ancestral spirits, or even spirit guides. Typically, these types of spirits are rooted in our belief that each human being has a soul or spirit that lives on long after their physical body has left.

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MBG: 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!”

A lady I met spoke some wisdom to me
And I dallied a while in her glad company
And still there’s a barker demanding his fee:
Didn’t Congress just outlaw this stuff?

And then rose the banners, the placards by scores
To challenge the “masses”, the dweebs and the bores
But they laughed it all off as more fuel for their wars:
And the marchers all left in a huff.

“Let those who would banish” is a mighty fine cry
But where are the stalwarts that do other than sigh
And who will shout down from the hillocks on high:
And let none of this be a rebuff!

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Protection Magick

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Sprawling Ancient Forest Discovered in Remote China Sinkhole
Researchers studying the “lost world” say it may be home to undiscovered species.

Like something straight out of the imagination of Jules Verne, a team of Chinese scientists has uncovered a potential “lost world” at the bottom of a massive sinkhole.

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

May 9, 2022
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.

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do: Underwear Spells

Underwear spells … yes, you read that right, this post is about spells using underwear and other items of clothing. In lots of ways Hoodoo and Conjure workings are about resourcefulness, and making magick with the items you have at hand.

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Pagan Playlist: Perfect AIR – Slow Shaman Drum & Wind Chimes – Heart Chakra Balancing Mediation – Tantra Music

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Inner Journey:

LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE

“We don’t always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail…We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart.”
— Julia Cameron

We are each unique beings with a unique path in life. If we wish to be fulfilled, we need to go to our own hearts for direction. We might regularly ask ourselves:
• “What do I really want to do?”
• “What brings me greatest happiness?”
• “How can I bring more of these into my life?”

Life wants us to go for what brings us most joy and meaning.

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. …I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer

“Let me listen to me and not to them.”
— Gertrude Stein

“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Courageous is the soul. who adventures into time and space to learn of their divinity. For while they cannot lose, they can think they have, and the loss will seem intolerable. And while they cannot fail, they can think they have, and the pain will seem unbearable. And while they cannot ever be less than they truly are—powerful, eternal, and loved—they can think they are, and all hope will seem lost.

And therein lies their test. A test of perceptions: of what to focus on, of what to believe in, in spite of appearances.

YOU are divine –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Camping Recipes
Get top-rated camping recipes, whether you’re campfire cooking or using a camp stove. We have easy camping meal ideas, including campfire foil packet dinners, camping breakfasts, vegan camping recipes, and more. And don’t forget the campfire classics like s’mores, hobo pies, and campfire apples.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
May 25, 2022

Friendship
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

-Anais Nin


Have you ever noticed that some new friends you don’t just “meet,” but you “recognize?” It’s as if we can see ourselves in that person. Maybe it’s chemistry, feeling that connection of oneness – or maybe it’s memory of a past life together or something. Whatever the reason, the discovery of this new friendship often leads to great things. Find out just why you were brought together. There are no coincidences!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

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/