Cat’s Morning Bits Wednesday February 15, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits Wednesday February 15, 2023

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

“The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.”

William C. Bryant

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February Events 2023

Feb 2 Imbolc / Groundhog Day

Feb 5 Full Quickening Moon at 10:28 am PST/ 11:28 am MST/ 1:28 pm EST

Feb 14 Valentines Day

Feb 17 Presidents Day

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

Feb 18 Sun enters Pisces

Feb 19/20 New Moon at 11:05 pm PST/ 12:05 am MST/ 2:05 am EST

Feb 20 Presidents Day

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Spirit Library: You are SO Worthy!
Ann Albers

Hi All,

Today the angels talk about how we are being the best version of ourselves in a given moment and how we deserve love no matter what. I’ll talk about self-acceptance and share some pointers. You DO deserve love. We all do. Let’s drop those old beliefs that don’t really work anyway and embrace heaven’s view of our worthiness!

Read more….

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Anglo-Saxon Pagan Gods

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Spirituality & Health: 22 Affirmations for Shamanic Journeying
by Shannon Kaiser

Use these 22 affirmations to develop and strengthen your shamanic journeying practice.

As we start the new year, feeling better may be a primary focus for you. There are many ways to shift into a higher vibration and alter our consciousness, such as dancing, breathwork, yoga, journaling, mindful eating, and meditation. One of the most healing practices we can engage in as we start fresh is shamanic journeying.

Read more….

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MBG: How To Create Healthy Space As An Empath By Anchoring Into Your Own Energy

Having someone else in your energy field on a regular basis can be a huge blessing. I’ve been married for over 20 years, and at times my husband and I have lived in some pretty tight quarters! Currently we have a spacious home, yet we both work from home.

Read more….

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Exemplore: What Is Psychometry or Clairtangency? Do You Have the Gift?
BEV GFEB 13, 2023

Clairtangency vs. Psychometry: What’s the Difference?
Have you ever heard of psychometry or clairtangency? The two terms almost mean the same thing, but not quite.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Make Rose Water Spray for Skin and Hair: Recipe and Easy Instructions

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

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Hare and Dove at Orion the Hunter’s feet

Finding the Hare and Dove
Tonight, look for Orion the Hunter, one of the easiest to find of all constellations. In fact, it’s recognizable for a short, straight row of three medium-bright stars. And these three stars represent Orion’s Belt.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Magic Garden: A Green Witch’s Guide to Spiritual Gardening
FEBRUARY 12, 2023 BY CHARLOTTE WILDE

I am a spiritual person, but I have good days, and I have bad days. In other words, I’m having a whole human experience over here.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

EXPERIENCE STILLNESS

“My greatest wealth is the deep stillness in which I strive and grow and win what the world cannot take from me with fire or sword.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If our minds are always busy, they don’t get time to do basic maintenance – to sort, tidy up and take out the trash. If we don’t periodically clear out space in our minds, there’s no room for new ideas to take root.

Where do you find stillness each day and each week? Plan for quiet time, relaxation and stillness daily, even if it’s only for 5 or 10 minutes.

“For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.”
— Larry Eisenberg

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you sit and get really quiet fully expecting your answer, it has to come.

Guaranteed,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Basic Crêpes

This simple but delicious crêpe recipe can be made in minutes from ingredients that everyone has on hand.

Read more….

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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: Death

You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 Wednesday February 1, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits Wednesday February 1, 2023

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

“Loud are the thunder drums in the tents of the mountains.
Oh, long, long
Have we eaten chia seeds
and dried deer’s flesh of the summer killing.
We are tired of our huts
and the smoky smell of our clothing.
We are sick with the desire for the sun
And the grass on the mountain.”

Paiute Late Winter Song

gardendigest.com

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February Events 2023

Feb 2 Imbolc / Groundhog Day

Feb 5 Full Quickening Moon at 10:28 am PST/ 11:28 am MST/ 1:28 pm EST

Feb 14 Valentines Day

Feb 17 Presidents Day

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

Feb 18 Sun enters Pisces

Feb 19/20 New Moon at 11:05 pm PST/ 12:05 am MST/ 2:05 am EST

Feb 20 Presidents Day

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Spirit Library: February 2023 Ascension Energies – Restriction
Jamye Price

Blessed Beings, as you move forward within the density of Earth, you are breathing with the cycles of Time, with form and with the collective. What may seem like Restriction is an experience of movement.

Read more….

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A Modern Witch’s Guide to Celebrating Imbolc – Witchcraft – wheel of the year – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: 22 Affirmations for Shamanic Journeying
by Shannon Kaiser

Use these 22 affirmations to develop and strengthen your shamanic journeying practice.

As we start the new year, feeling better may be a primary focus for you. There are many ways to shift into a higher vibration and alter our consciousness, such as dancing, breathwork, yoga, journaling, mindful eating, and meditation. One of the most healing practices we can engage in as we start fresh is shamanic journeying.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Imbolc Rituals and Ceremonies

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 28, 2019
Imbolc is a time of celebration and ritual, often honoring Brighid, the goddess of the hearth. This is also a time of new beginnings and of purification. Celebrate the Imbolc season by performing rites and rituals that honor the themes of the end of winter.

Read more….

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MBG: February 2023 Horoscope: All Quiet On The Cosmic Front?

Is this thing on, universe? The February 2023 planetary lineup is relatively uneventful—blessed by the fact that there are no retrograde planets in the sky! (Wait…cognitive dissonance moment…)

Read more….

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Exemplore: 13 Most Haunted Restaurants in the World
CRISTINA VANTHULJAN 27, 2023 4:33 PM EST

Frightfully Haunted Restaurants
If spending a night in a haunted hotel is just a bit too thrilling for you, perhaps a meal in a haunted restaurant is more your speed. These 13 eateries are the most haunted restaurants in the world. They’re known for serving up frightfully good thrills alongside frightfully good meals.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: A Pagan Look at the Origins of the Universe
JANUARY 29, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT

Last week, two people – one Pagan, one Christian – asked me “how did the universe come into being?” I wasn’t able to go into any depth with either answer, and I want to do that here in this post.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

“The burden is equal to the horse’s strength.”
— The Talmud

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

If you make a list of the two and study them, you may discover they match.

Life needs us to bring our strengths to the world. To encourage us to do so, we have weaknesses that give rise to problems that require us to call on our strengths to solve them. Ingenious, don’t you think?

“Our weaknesses are divine gifts that when embraced will enable us to make our purposeful contribution to the whole, which is why we incarnated in the first place.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Accidents, coincidences, and serendipities don’t create dreams.

Your dreams create them.

Dream away,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peanut Butter Pound Cake


Nutty pound cake with a crunchy topping.

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February Birthstone : Amethyst

Birthstone Color: Purple

If gazing into the sparkling purple depths of an Amethyst suffuses you with a sense of powerful well being, this is only to be expected. The ancient Greeks believed that this gemstone held many powers, among them protection against intoxication. In fact, the word Amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos,” meaning sober. In ancient Greece, the gemstone was associated with the god of wine, and it was common practice to serve this beverage from Amethyst goblets in the belief that this would prevent overindulgence. Even today, Amethyst is considered a stabilizing force for those struggling to overcome addictive behaviors.

Read more

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

It’s possible that you’re putting yourself under more stress and pressure than anyone or anything else going on around you. It’s not necessary to beat yourself up emotionally like this. Things are fine and you can make things even better if you curtail the urge to obsessively dwell on only what and who is letting you down. Be your own best friend and give yourself credit for what you’re doing right.

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 January 18, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday January 18, 2023

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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January Quotes

“It snowed and snowed, the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
A candle burned on the table;
A candle burned.”

Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spiritual Unite:DREAM OF BEING PULLED BY INVISIBLE FORCE – KNOW THE MEANING

Have you ever had a dream where an invisible force was pulling you? I have. It’s a strange feeling to struggle against something you cannot see.

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Learn Religions: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat

By Patti Wigington
Updated on November 13, 2019


Imbolc falls on February 2, and it’s a time to celebrate the goddess Brighid, as well as rejoice in knowing that the end of winter is coming soon. This is the season when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs, and spring and the planting season are right around the corner

Read more….

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Imbolc
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022


The Return of Spring
Imbolc (also known as Candlemas, or Brigid’s Day), is the point on the wheel of the year that focuses on the return of spring. It marks the transformation of the goddess from crone to maiden

Read more….

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Treehugger: What’s the Difference Between Alligators and Crocodiles?

Most of us aren’t going out of our way to get up close and personal with any large-toothed reptiles. But on the off chance you find yourself zipping through the coastal wetlands of the southeastern United States or the tropical climates of northern Australia, you may want to know the difference between alligators and crocodiles.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: The green comet: Comet 2022 E3 ZTF

You may have heard about the green comet C/2022 E3 ZTF. The fact is, green, though in the middle of the visible spectrum, is relatively rare as an impression given to our eyes by astronomical objects. So why is this comet green? It’s thought to be due to a reaction of diatomic carbon (C2) molecules.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Introducing the mythical whooper swan, Virgin Queen of birds
JANUARY 15, 2023 BY BEN H. GAGNON

Naturalists of the ancient world once believed the whooper swan was the original ancestor of all birds. It was the first avian species to receive a Latin name, Cygnus. In Siberia and northern Japan, shamanic cultures identified the whooper as their ancestral mother.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: White Sun – White Sun II (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

SECURITY

“Let us never confuse stability with stagnation.”
— Mary Jean LeTendre


“Many people think that by hoarding money they are gaining safety for themselves. If money is your ONLY hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a person can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Without these qualities, money is practically useless.”
— Henry Ford


“One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.”
— Morris L. West


“One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety.”
— Deepak Chopra


“The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment.”
— Henry Miller

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A Note from the Universe

Don’t forget to put a picture of yourself in your scrapbook or on your vision board!

I’d hate to deliver your new thriving business and a steady income to the wrong person.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Air Fryer Puffed Butter Beans

Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, puffed butter beans will be your new favorite healthy snack. Cooked in the air fryer to create a golden, savory shell, these beans can add delicious texture to soups, salads, and snack mixes. Toss with your favorite fresh or dried seasonings to add even more flavor.

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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 Star
Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.

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 January 11, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday January 11, 2023

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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January Quotes

“Catch, then, oh catch the transient hour;
Improve each moment as it flies!
Life’s a short summer, man a flower;
He dies, alas! how soon he dies!”

Samuel Johnson, Winter – An Ode

gardendigest.com

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January Events 2023

Jan 1 Happy New Year!

Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 6 Full “Wolf”  Moon  3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST

Jan 12 Mars goes Direct

Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day

Jan 18 Mercury goes direct

Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan 21 New Moon at  12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST 

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: You’re Not Wrong; Just New
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,Even though most years, changing the calendar year does not ensure a new life, this year is different. Throughout 2023, you will sense dramatic shifts within your being, resulting in new interactions in your outer world.

Read more….

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How to Journal & Why ~ the ONLY Journaling Video you need!

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Spirituality & Health: A January Spiritual Survival Guide
by Julie Peters

Use these tips to get through Blue Monday, the most depressing day of year, and emerge from winter spiritually nourished.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Who is the Norse God Odin?

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 13, 2019
In the Norse pantheon, Asgard is the home of the gods, and it is the place where one could find Odin, the supreme deity of them all.

Read more….

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MBG: Are You Living In The Light? Here Are 10 Ways To Tell, From Deepak Chopra

Yoga asks you to identify entirely with the light, which doesn’t happen all at once. The light is glimpsed, to begin with, in memorable experiences. Everyone has had them at one time or another. The list on the following pages includes the most important kinds of experiences.

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Exemplore: Bringing Dreamwork Into Your Magick
LYDIA WORKMANAUG 2, 2022

Dreamwork Witchcraft
Dreamwork is a pleasant way to empower you to move toward your magickal goals. I think it is the most relaxing magick discipline. If you are full of nervous tension or merely want to get deep into your own psychology, dreamwork is a great way to go do this.

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EarthSky News: How far is Betelgeuse, the famous doomed star?Betelgeuse, the bright red star in the constellation Orion the Hunter, is in the end stage of its stellar life. Someday, it will explode as a supernova. In late 2019 and early 2020, Betelgeuse suddenly and unexpectedly dimmed. Some joked it might soon explode! It didn’t, but still … what if it did? When Betelgeuse goes supernova, will it affect earthly life? How far away is Betelgeuse?

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Patheos-Pagan: The Polytheists Who Persist
JANUARY 8, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT

While on my Solstice break, I met a friend for coffee, tea, and conversation. We’ve stayed in touch on social media but we hadn’t seen each other in several years. It was a wonderful experience – I wish I could do it more often.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: SKÁLD – Du Hast (Visualizer)

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Inner Journey:

BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN SUCCESS

“What you believe yourself to be, you are.”
— Claude M. Bristol

Do you believe, deep down inside of you, that you can succeed in what you want to do?

Beliefs are strong, and they have the power to attract what is believed to us. If we doubt our ability to succeed, if we in fact believe we WON’T succeed, then sure enough, that’s what will happen.

What do you believe about yourself? You have the power to change your beliefs, and that will change your outcome. Set goals you believe you can accomplish. Your beliefs will shape your actions. As you achieve these goals, you’ll begin to believe you are capable of succeeding and of doing even more.

“It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.”
— Albert Einstein

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”
— Dr. David Schwartz

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A Note from the Universe

Please don’t let the wisdom you seek or the changes you wish to manifest be driven by feelings that you’re somehow flawed, weak, or lacking. Because your ability to imagine change in spite of the illusions that surround you and move toward it without even knowing “how” your kingdom will come is the hallmark of perfection, strength, and divinity.

As if crazy, sexy, cool wasn’t already enough –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 12 Simple and Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners for Winter

These winter-perfect, sheet pan recipes feature healthy, flavorful, seasonally-appropriate ingredients, and simple preparations. These one-dish wonders are made on baking sheets, so you’ll get plenty of heartiness and healthy ingredients with very little cleanup required.

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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 Wheel of Fortune

You may be in high spirits today and see everything in a fresh light. If this interferes with your mundane duties, take pleasure in the small, lovely, often overlooked aspects of what’s around you. Discoveries can be made in even the most repetitive activity when you look closely enough and appreciate why things are the way they are. This exuberance is short-lived, so enjoy the day and learn something new!

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/

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, December 15, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, December 15, 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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December Quotes

“Before the end of December, generally, they experience their first thawing. Those which a month ago were sour,
crabbed, and quite unpalatable to the civilized taste, such at least as were frozen while sound, let a warmer sun come
to thaw them, for they are extremely sensitive to its rays, are found to be filled with a rich, sweet cider, better than
any bottled cider that I know of, and with which I am better acquainted than with wine. All apples are good in this
state, and your jaws are the cider-press.”

Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples, 1892

gardendigest.com

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December Events 2022

Dec. 7 Full Moon at 8:08 pm PST/ 9:08 pm MST/ 11:08 pm EDT

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn

Dec 23 New Moon at 2:16 am PST/ 3:16 am MST/ 5:16 am EST

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Moody Moons Blog: How to Use Evergreens to Honor the Winter Solstice

In spellcraft, evergreens symbolize winter, wisdom, and eternal hope. No Winter Solstice or Yule celebration is complete without a sprig or two on the altar.

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Magical xmas gifts for witches | Sustainable & low-cost DIY gifts

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Learn Religions: Magical Colors of the Yule Season

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 01, 2019
When it comes to doing Yuletime magic, there’s a lot to be said for color correspondences. Look around you, and think about the colors of the season. Some of the most traditional seasonal colors have their roots in age-old customs, and can be adapted to suit your magical needs.

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Exemplore:What Do Dreams About Sheep and Lambs Mean?
MADAILEIN AISLING IRELANDMAY 12, 2022

Sheep and lambs may not be the most common of all dream symbols, but when they do appear in dreams, the symbolism they carry can be quite impressive. They are among the top animals associated with the four ideas below.

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Treehugger: Season’s First North Atlantic Right Whale Calf Spotted in Georgia
There are fewer than 350 left in the world
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The first North Atlantic right whale calf of the season was spotted off the coast of St. Catherines Sound in Georgia.1

Scientists from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute (CMARI) in Florida saw the calf with its mother during an aerial survey on Dec. 7.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter and the Milky Way

Orion the Hunter on December evenings
Tonight – or any December evening – find the famous constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s bright and can be seen from inside smaller cities. And the three stars that make up Orion’s Belt – in a short, straight row at the Hunter’s midsection – are very noticeable. If you have a dark sky, you can see something else: the starry band of the Milky Way – the edgewise view of our home galaxy – running behind Orion.

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Patheos-Pagan: Keep the Candle Burning

The holidays are a particularly challenging time of year for many folks. Reports and rates of loneliness, substance abuse, and suicide all increase this time of year. Many pagans talk about the Dark Half of the Year as a time for introspection

Read more….

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The Heathen Celebration of Yule: Ancient and Modern (and was it stolen?)

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Inner Journey:

THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.”
— Louise Hay

Pick one aspect of your life, e.g. your health, your competence, your prosperity or relationships, and think back to when you were a child. What messages about this subject did you hear from adults at that time that are still playing on your subconscious tape recorder? Messages like: “Men can’t be trusted.” “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “You’re not smart enough to succeed in business.”

How is your world reflecting your beliefs back to you, today?

“There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.”
— Seth

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

In both relationships and life trust begets trust.

Generosity begets generosity.

Love begets love.

Be the spark, especially when it’s dark.

Hubba, hubba –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mom’s Potato Latkes

Latkes (potato pancakes) are a must-have at Hanukkah, but are really wonderful any time of the year! This is my mother’s recipe, which is honestly the best potato latke I’ve had. I usually end up making a second batch because they disappear so quickly. I’ve tried other recipes and always return to this one. Lovely topped with sour cream or applesauce.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Tarot: The Tower
Some days something blows up and there’s nothing you can do. It has nothing to do with you, actually; you just happen to be there. While today will probably be uneventful, you may feel emotionally vulnerable and find yourself imaging one worst case scenario after another. Consider these imaginings as drills or dress rehearsals and don’t let any of this unnerve you. You’re fine and will be fine no matter what.

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 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

higherawareness.com

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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.

Read more….

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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

higherawareness.com

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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.

Read more….

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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

Read more….

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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

higherawareness.com

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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

Read more….

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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.

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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.

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