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

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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

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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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 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

“What potent blood hath modest May.”

Ralph W. Emerson

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

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

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

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

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Spirit Library: Turning Inside Out
Brenda Hoffman

Dear Ones,

Perhaps you cringe at the mention of the new world we, of the Universes, have outlined for years. Your world does not seem that different despite our ongoing prophecies – fear and pain abound.

Read more….

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Fairy Folio: A Field Guide to the Faerie

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Spirituality & Health: Ayurveda for Inflammation
BY BESS O’CONNOR

Every choice we make, everything we do, is either inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. An Ayurvedic approach to reduce inflammation involves knowing your stressors, treating food as medicine, and massaging with oils

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Moon Phases and Magical Workings

By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 01, 2019
For many Pagans, the cycles of the moon are important to magical workings. It’s believed in some traditions that the waxing moon, the full moon, the waning moon and the new moon all have their own special magical properties, and so workings should be planned accordingly.

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MBG: May 2022 Monthly Horoscope: Eclipse Season + Jupiter Enters Aries

Mayday! There’s so much going on in the stars this month, from eclipses to Mercury retrograde to a Jupiter sign change. We’ll all want to race forward into a new chapter, but ride the brake a little. A lot more is going to be revealed this month, especially under the mid-May full blood moon and lunar eclipse.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Edible Landscaping Tips for Beginners
It doesn’t take much to blend food production into an ornamental flower garden.

Edible landscaping, as the name suggests, is all about incorporating food-producing plants into a garden design. Landscaping usually focuses on creating visual appeal. But as you will learn, edible landscaping can be beautiful and useful, too

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EarthSky News: Why no eclipse every full and new moon?

Why do we have eclipses?
A solar eclipse happens at new moon, when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. A lunar eclipse happens at full moon, when the Earth, sun and moon align in space, with Earth between the sun and moon. During a lunar eclipse, Earth’s shadow falls on the full moon, darkening the moon’s face and – at mid-eclipse – sometimes turning it a coppery red.

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Patheos-Pagan: Review: Blackthorne’s Protection Magic

Blackthorn’s Protection Magic goes a step beyond other books in its genre and is a necessary resource for any Witch, Pagan, or magical practitioner.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Woman of the Earth/ Spiral Dance

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Inner Journey:

Be aware of duty

“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart.”
— Pearl S. Buck

Many of us have been taught to do our duty. What reaction does this bring up for you?

For me, ‘doing my duty’ often means doing something I really don’t want to do. My heart’s not in it. When this is the case, tasks may get done but there’s no gift to the world. We do not truly serve if we give to others with resentment.

Perhaps we need to give ourselves permission to say no and look after our own needs. When our own needs are met, we are much more likely to want to give from a full heart.

It’s not selfish to look after ourselves — it’s essential!

“Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.”
— Albert Einstein

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A Note from the Universe

Sure, I used to believe in accidents, coincidences, and chance… until one memorable day, when I stared out at the world from your very eyes, listened to it with your very ears, felt it with your very heart, all while thinking your very thoughts, and all at once I realized: You had become everything I’d ever dreamed you’d be.

Sweet,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Pepper Watermelon Salsa

This is a great accompaniment to any salmon dish!

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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 4, 2022

Optimism
“From every scrap you make a blanket.”

-Rose Chernin, in Kim Chernin, “In My Mother’s House” (1983)
When life gives you lemons… you know the rest. The sweet lemonade quenches our thirst. We can turn around a situation to benefit us. When life gives us scraps, we can make a blanket! That is so beautiful… a blanket represents warmth, security, comfort. We can literally make something real, something substantial and useful from what might be perceived as “nothing.” Look around, what scraps can we turn into blankets today?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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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April Quotes

“Well-apparel’d April on the heel
Of limping Winter treads.”
–  William Shakespeare

gardendigest.com

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April 2022 Events

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

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

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

April 17 Easter

April 19 Sun enters Taurus

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST

May 1 Beltane / May Day

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New Age Hipster: NEW MOON IN TAURUS TAROT SPREAD

Ah, good old Taurus, always bringing us back down to earth, whether we like it or not!

Taurus is such a grounded, earthy sign and when the new moon hits in that space it brings an opportunity to manifest in a very grounded and practical way

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Set Up A Beltane Altar With Me/ Scarlet Ravenswood

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Flower Essences to Build Courage
BY ALENA HENNESSY

Find out what flower essences are exactly. Then discover how penstemon, rock rose, and red clover can give you strength to face your fears and challenges

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Learn Religions: Sacred Plants of the Beltane Sabbat

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants. Beltane falls on May 1 in the northern hemisphere, and around October 31/November 1 if you live below the equator. Let’s take a look at Beltane, and some of the plants that often correspond with the season.

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MBG: Why You Need A Spiritual Bath In Your Life (+ Exactly How To Draw One)

If there’s anything better than a nice, hot bath, it’s a bath that’s been upgraded with intention and a ritualistic touch. Here’s what spiritual baths are all about, plus how to draw one for yourself, according to experts.

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Pagan Playlist: Damh The Bard – Under a Beltane sun

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Thought For The Day

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

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

As its name suggests, rose water comes from just two ingredients—roses and water.

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EarthSky News: Antlia the Air Pump on April evenings

Antlia the Air Pump is a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere that people in the Northern Hemisphere can see if they live at more southerly latitudes. April is a good month to view Antlia, regardless of the hemisphere you’re in. In mid-evening in the Southern Hemisphere, Antlia will pass through the zenith, or the point that’s straight overhead.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witchcraft of Being a Notary
APRIL 25, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


In the Catholic corners of the world, April 25 is the feast of St. Mark the Evangelist. Sometimes depicted with a winged lion (more on this in a bit), Mark is the patron of interpreters, lawyers, opticians, painters, pharmacists, secretaries, the city of Venice… and, most importantly, notaries

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Pagan Playlist: White Buffalo Calf Woman Native American Flute and Rain Meditation Music for Peaceful Sleep

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Inner Journey:

How aware are you?

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron

How aware are you of:
– your senses?
– your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
– your fears?
– your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
– your self talk?
– your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
– your passions?
– your purpose?

Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know how everyone is always talking about life being a journey, not a destination? And that it’s the journey that really counts? That from it, you’ll find your purpose, meaning, and true happiness?

Well, this is it.

Soak it in,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Pie II


This is my favorite pie. It is very easy to make. I got the recipe many years ago in North Jersey. It is from the Sussex County Strawberry Farms.

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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
April 27, 2022

Peace
“Speak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer. In truth, this is prayer.”

-Francis de S. Fenelon (1651-1715), Fr. archbishop
It is wonderful to think of peace as a prayer. Peace is one of those amazing things that grows when it is out in the light. Share peace, distribute it freely, be generous with your portions and there will be lots more to go around!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You command a lot of attention today and you may be surprised by some of the people who want to be with you. If not normally popular, today could be a bit over the top. You could be surprised by some of the requests and favors that come your way. People perceive you as powerful, so you may as well play the part, within reason

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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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April Quotes

“Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone.”

Roy R. Gilson

gardendigest.com

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April 2022 Events

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

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

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

April 17 Easter

April 19 Sun enters Taurus

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST

May 1 Beltane / May Day

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Spirit Library: The University of Mother Nature
Cheryl Richardson

Spring sunshine and brilliant blue skies are the order of the day as I stare out the kitchen window waiting for the kettle to finish boiling water for tea. Already, the six-room house I had installed for feathered guests up on the hill is a kaleidoscope of fluttering wings as a host of sparrows move in and prepare their nests. It’s a delight to witness nature’s allegiance to new life.

Read more….

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Being Pagan – Celebrating Life, Respect and Responsibility

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Thought For Today

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Learn Religions: Beltane Prayers

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


Beltane falls on May 1 in the Northern Hemisphers (it’s six months later for our readers below the equator) and is a time to celebrate the fertility and greening of the earth in spring.

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MBG: Energy Report April 12–18, 2022: This Week, We’re Leaning Into The “Gray Areas”

Each week, join author and energy healer Natasha Levinger as she reads the communal energy to predict what’s in store for us in the days ahead.
When I deliver the energy every week and see that it isn’t the cheeriest, sometimes I feel compelled to sugarcoat it. I want to say, “But wait! It’s OK—look over there!

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Today’s DIY: Two Easy Witchy Things I Do For Beltane

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Elephant Journal:The Witch’s Kitchen”—Easy, Delicious Turmeric Tonic for a Spring Immunity Boost.

Turmeric Tonic is a variation of Jamu Juice, a traditional Indonesian herbal drink, which includes roots, herbs, flowers, bark, and spices.
Who doesn’t need an immunity boost?

Something I’ve been thinking about during the pandemic has been how to keep my immunity strong so that while I practiced other safety protocols,

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Treehugger: Mushrooms May Talk to Each Other Using Their Own Fungal Language
Their language patterns have up to 50 words.

You may not think mushrooms can talk but one scientist claims they communicate with each other, using up to 50 words. The study, titled “Language of fungi derived from their electrical spiking activity,”

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EarthSky News: Use the Big Dipper to find the Little Dipper

The Big Dipper can lead you to Polaris and the Little Dipper


The Big Dipper – also called the Plough – is easy. You’ll find it high in the north on April evenings. Notice it has two parts: a handle and a bowl. The two outer stars in the Big Dipper’s bowl are sometimes called the pointers. They point toward Polaris, the North Star. Polaris is at the end of the Little Dipper’s handle.

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Pagan Library; Soft Mead Anon

1 quart water, preferably spring water
1 cup honey
1 sliced lemon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Boil together all ingredients in a non-metallic pot. While boiling, scrape off the rising “scum” with a wooden spoon. When no more rises add the following:

pinch salt
juice of 1/2 lemon

Strain and cool. Drink in place of alcoholic mead or wine during the Simple Feast.

paganlibrary.com

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Pagan Playlist: Outlander – The Skye Boat Song (Gaelic Version)

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Inner Journey:

THERE’S LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

“Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.”
— Myla Kabat-Zinn

“Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times.Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.”
— Barbara Rose

“No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down everyway this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know ‘why’ it happened.”
— Barbara Rose

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

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A Note from the Universe

When I survey life’s majesty: the birds, the bees, and the African Tulip trees…

And when I survey life’s characters: the Abdullas, the Lilis, and the Kaylas…

And when I consider life’s tribulations: the setbacks, the losses, the fear…

And when I consider life’s abundance, its glories, its order…

And when I… actually, I could go on forever… literally.

Do you know what shocks me the very most, Cat?

How real it all seems.

Whoa…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cornbread Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

These are for sure the lightest, fluffiest cornbread pancakes of all time! By partially cooking the cornmeal before cooking the pancakes, there’s no gritty or bitter aftertaste that you sometimes get with uncooked cornmeal. Serve with a dollop of homemade crème fraîche or sour cream.

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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
April 13, 2022

Kindness
“Ask thyself, daily, to how many ill-minded persons thou hast shown a kind disposition.”

-Marcus Antonius


Therein lies the challenge! Sure, we can be kind to children and animals. We can be kind when someone is kind to us. But to maintain our centeredness and be kind in spite of conflict, animosity, anger – ah, there’s our real opportunity for spiritual growth!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

You may have made careful plans or scheduled everything to perfection, but there are too many variables today to allow most of your plans to play out. Things may come up, one after another, and make this a scattered day. This is temporary and probably will have little impact on tomorrow, so just flow with it best you can and don’t let the instability bother 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 March 30, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Quotes

“The cock is crowing,
The stream is flowing,
The small birds twitter,
The lake doth glitter,
The green field sleeps in the sun;
The oldest and youngest
Are at work with the strongest;
The cattle are grazing,
Their heads never raising;
There are forty feeding like one!
Like an army defeated
The snow hath retreated,
And now doth fare ill
On the top of the bare hill;
The Plowboy is whooping-anon-anon:
There’s joy in the mountains;
There’s life in the fountains;
Small clouds are sailing,
The rain is over and gone!”

  • William Wordsworth, March

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

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

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

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

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

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: Just Be
Kate Spreckley


So much of our life has been taken up by striving and doing and as a result, we have become overstimulated and exhausted by the external and have forgotten how to be with and flow with the impulses of our soul.

Read more….

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5 Easy Spells for the Beginner Witch | Budget Friendly and Discreet Magic

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Learn Religions: Diana, Roman Goddess of the Hunt

By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 02, 2019


Many Pagans honor the goddess Diana (pronounced di-ANN-ah) in her various aspects. Particularly in feminist and NeoWiccan traditions, Diana holds a place in the heart of a number of modern magical practitioners. Her name is believed to come from an early Indo-European word,

Read more….

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MBG: Energy Reading March 29-April 4, 2022: We’re In For An Emotional Rollercoaster

If you weren’t interested in personal growth work before the pandemic arrived, it left many of us with no choice but to look within and see if we liked what we saw or not. In some cases, it was also a matter of looking externally and seeing that it wasn’t matching up with what we wanted internally

Read more….

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Climate Victory Gardens Continue to Sprout Across the Country
The number of backyard vegetable gardens has doubled in the past year.

Americans are planting more vegetable gardens than ever. What may have started as a pandemic hobby has continued to expand rapidly, with the number of registered “climate victory gardens” now pegged around 15,000.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Tau Herculid meteors in May might be intense!

Intense meteor display possible from comet SW3
Heads up! On May 30-31, 2022, we might have a brief-but-intense meteor display, thanks to a comet that split apart in 1995 and is apparently still fragmenting. It might happen, as Earth passes through a particularly dense stream of icy particles which the comet left behind in the years 1995, 1897 and 1892

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: May the Freak Occurrences Be Ever in Your Favor
MARCH 29, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


“The experience is similar to trying to hitch a lift on a deserted road in the dead of night. You’ve been there for hours, it’s pouring down with rain and you “know” with an air of dread certainty that no one’s going to stop for you now, but you stick your thumb out anyway.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: enchanting songs for a witch 🌙【folk / pagan playlist】

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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

Any and all forms of separation, disconnects, divides, partings, breakups, and goodbyes are temporary. Very.

You’ll be together far, far longer than you will ever be apart.

Forever and ever,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 7 Beef Quesadilla Recipes for Speedy Suppers
Easy, cheesy, and affordable, quesadillas make a great meal for yourself or for the whole family. Flip through this gallery to see our collection of top-rated beef quesadillas.

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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
March 30, 2022

Desire
“Our desires always increase with our possessions; the knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed, impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.”

-Samuel Johnson


As we continue on the spiritual path, we notice that our desires change. While we recognize that desire for material things is our human nature, the novelty of those things subsides. We yearn to experience our connection with God more fully. Our desire for spiritual growth moves us along the path

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 23, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 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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March Quotes

“Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.”

  • Elizabeth Bowen

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

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

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

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

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

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: Delicate Balance
Kate Spreckley


The first few months of this year have been a time of cleaning up and clearing out. A time where we descended into the depths of being to shift and clear that which was forgotten and denied.

Read more….

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The Green Witch: Winter Honey Lip Salve

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Spiritual Unite: SEEING FLASHES OF LIGHT SPIRITUAL – WHAT ARE THEY?
Susan Brunton

Have you seen flashes of light regularly? Perhaps they appear in the corner of your eye, or even right in front of you!

Read more….

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Learn Religions: The Five Element Symbols of Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Spirit

By Catherine Beyer
Updated on June 05, 2019


The Greeks proposed the existence of five basic elements. Of these, four were the physical elements—fire, air, water, and earth—of which the entire world is composed. Alchemists eventually associated four triangular symbols to represent these elements.

Read more….

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MBG: Keep Seeing Ladybugs? Here’s What It Actually Means + What To Do About It

Animals have all sorts of historical and spiritual meanings, and if you keep seeing one animal in particular, you may wonder if it’s a signal from the universe that something is up. Well, if it’s ladybugs that you keep spotting, take it as a good sign. Here, we’re diving into the spiritual significance of ladybugs and what it means if you keep seeing them.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Running Waterfalls in a Jar (Moss Terrarium)

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: Photos Capture Erupting Volcanoes, Snowy Landscapes, and Quiet Moments in Nature

From the powerful beauty of erupting volcanoes to the passionate play of a galloping horse in the snow, photographers have captured magical moments in nature, landscape, and travel.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meet Cancer the Crab and its Beehive Cluster

There’s a good chance that you’ve never seen Cancer the Crab, because it’s the faintest of the 13 constellations of the zodiac. To see Cancer, you need to look between the two brightest stars of Gemini (Castor and Pollux) and Leo’s brightest star (Regulus). Once you’re there, you’re treated to a wonderful cluster that contains 1,000 stars.

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Patheos-Pagan: Magic & Responsibility
MARCH 21, 2022 BY IAN CHAMBERS

Throughout conversations, one of the most frequent things to emerge is a regrettable reason that some people are drawn to magic and the occult. One of the greatest, and unspoken, attractions to people drawn to magic is deferred responsibility;

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Clannad – Robin (The Hooded Man) (Official HD Video)

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Inner Journey:

OPENING THE HEART

“Everything is made of light; everything is alive. The Great Mystery of life has little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual process. The intellect is helpful; but our hearts are the wiser part of ourselves.”
— Mellen-Thomas Benedict

Heart is a word that refers to many different levels of our being. Essentially, it is the love aspect of soul, capable of making direct, intuitive contact. Soul love is not emotional; it is highly impersonal and intelligent, capable of grasping the essence of someone or something without any projection on our part.

Appreciation significantly turns on the heart. Appreciation is not an emotion that arises spontaneously, but a soul quality we can choose. The more often we choose to be appreciative, the easier this choice becomes and the more frequently our heart opens to give and receive love.

“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.”
— Charles John Quarto

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Let the status symbols you seek most be self-made adventures that excite you at dawn, challenge you by day, and surprise you by night.

“Self-made” being the operative word.

Creator-hood rocks,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Luscious Avocado Desserts That’ll Make You Love Avocados Even More (allrecipes)

As the author of the “Basic Bitchen” cookbook, I’ve become a bit of an authority figure when it comes to the mighty avocado. But the beloved fruit (yes, fruit!) has become so much more than a trendy ingredient

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 Wisdom
March 23, 2022

Love
“Love is a fire and I am wood.”

-Rumi


Love has been the subject for poets throughout the ages. In contemporary times, think of how many songs we hear that are all about love! According to the lyrics, “Love is all there is,” and “Love can move mountains.” Love brings us to the movies, where we can see love acted out larger than life and feel our emotions stir. We are drawn to love because that is what we all crave more of. And we crave love because that is what we are made of! Love brings us to our true nature. We are consumed by it because we want to know who we really are, and love allows us to experience that

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Your emotions and instincts are working overtime today and this can distract you from doing the simplest of things. Whatever difficulties you encounter today – and they should be small ones – you will create more problems for yourself by being too psychically overactive. If someone is preoccupied with you and wishing you to have a rough day, you’ll know it but maybe not know who it is.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 2, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 2, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Quotes

“The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings.”

  • Joyce Kilmer, Spring

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

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

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

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

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

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: Make Peace with the Past
Kate Spreckley


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

Read more….

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Using Pendulums in Your Craft (The Witch of Wanderlust)

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Spirituality & Health: 18 Affirmations for When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER

Repeating these affirmations when you feel pulled in too many directions can bring you back to center

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: DREAMING OF KICKING SOMEONE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE
Susan Brunton

When you dream of kicking someone out of your house symbolizes that you are annoyed with a situation in your house, and you want it to change.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Ostara Rites and Rituals

Ostara, the spring equinox, falls around March 21 in the northern hemisphere. It is a season of balance, when the light is equal to the darkness. This is a great time to celebrate the rebirth of the soil and the land. Ostara is known as a time of fertility and abundance,

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MBG: 7 Ways To Harness The Emotionally Transformative New Moon Coming Our Way

Does your soul need soothing? The 2022 Pisces new moon (on March 2 at 12:34 p.m. EST) opens the floodgates of healing and self-compassion. It also reveals what’s simmering beneath the surface.

Read more….

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Home Blessing Spell (Witch N The Working)

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Elephant Journal: Dark Moon in Pisces: 8 Ways to Burn Karma & Find Center in these Unsettling Times. {March 2}

It’s important to acknowledge that these are unsettling times, through which we have been and are continuing to navigate, and that as such, we are more and more responsible for our own well-being.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Beavers Are on the Move and It’s Changing the Landscape
These ecosystem engineers have a notable impact on the Arctic environment.

Beavers are what scientists call “ecosystem engineers.” When they build dams, they create brand new ponds and divert the way rivers flow. This can have a domino effect on the surrounding environment.

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EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

People are always asking how to find Polaris, the North Star. It’s easy! If you can find the Big Dipper in the northern sky, you can find Polaris.

Use Big Dipper to find Polaris
A well-known trick for finding Polaris – the legendary North Star – is that the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper point to it. Those stars are called Dubhe and Merak. They’re well known among amateur astronomers by the nickname The Pointers.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Sunflower Curse
MARCH 1, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


It was a moment that John Beckett rightly called Witchcraft at its finest: A Ukrainian woman confronted a Russian soldier and offered him sunflower seeds to put in his pockets, “so at least sunflowers will grow when you all lie down here.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Music for Ostara – Spring Equinox songs (Winter’s End)

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Inner Journey:

TIME FOR STILLNESS

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
— Joseph Campbell

The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while.

How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbour to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids. If we really want something, we can make it happen.

“Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

So what if it takes a long time?

So what if it’s already taken longer than you thought?

So what if it will still take longer?

The day will nevertheless arrive, as it always does, when all your prior efforts, determination, and persistence will seem a paltry price indeed as you are lifted irrevocably higher, as if by chariots of fire, into realms previously unimagined, and then you’ll think to yourself, “Wow, that was fast.”

I can hear the music now,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Bananas Foster Belgian Waffles

As a special treat for my mother, I created this recipe, which includes one of her favorite desserts and one of her favorite breakfast items. This creation also goes great with French toast, so make this as a special treat to your mom or any mom. Also a nice way to impress anyone with a special breakfast. I hope you enjoy as much as my mom did.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
March 2 , 2022

Home
“A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in its permanence, in its capacity for accretion and solidification, in its quality of representing, in all its details, the personalities of the people who live in it.”

-H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)


“Home” itself is a very spiritual word – as it contains the primordial sound “om.” And the words associated with home: like “mom” and “father” have the “ah” sound. These words because mantra-like to us in that they represent a kind of security, a peace, a presence. Our homes are a reflection of how we express ourselves, and how we feel about ourselves. Look around and see what your home says about you – and what your home says to you!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 23, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 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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February Quotes

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

  • William C. Bryant

gardendigest.com

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February Events

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

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

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

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: Whoa! Who’s That?
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Many of your new feelings and actions are uncomfortable because they are unfamiliar elements of your emotional being. Elements that might include pettiness, quick anger or dismissal, illogical (in your 3D mind) thoughts or actions – or any number of new being activities you are testing.

Read more….

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Getting Out of a Magical Rut

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Spirituality & Health: 15 Affirmations for Following Your Intuition
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER


Say it out loud: “My true self is talking,” and other affirmations to further strengthening your intuitive gifts

Read more….

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Learn Religions: How to Make and Use a Crystal Grid

Many people like to use crystals for healing and wellness of both the physical and spiritual kind. Whether you’re working with crystals for a specific purpose, such as health or love, or for a general well-being ritual, you may find that placing your crystals in a grid-style layout can amplify their metaphysical power.

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MBG: How To “Decolonialize Spirituality” & Drop The Feeling That You Are Not Enough

In this excerpt from her new book, The Altar Within, spiritual activist Juliet Diaz shares a ritual that helped her finally drop her resistance to rest and self-care. Questioning the notion that we must always be “on” in order to be valuable—a practice she refers to as “decolonizing spirituality” —was ultimately what liberated her.

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Reclaiming Your Power ~ The White Witch Parlour

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The Pagan Library: The Blessing Chant

Scott Cunningham

May the powers of the One, the source of all creation;
All persuasive, omnipotent, eternal, may the Goddess,
The Lady Moon; and The God, Horned Hunter of the Sun;
May the powers of the Spirits of the Stones
Rulers of the elemental realms; May the powers of the stars above
And earth below. Bless this place, and this time,
And I who am with you.

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Treehugger: 15 of the Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the US
Plus, how they support environmental conservation.

A botanical garden is a natural space dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of an array of plant species for education and scientific purposes.

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EarthSky News: Camelopardalis the Giraffe swings around Polaris
Camelopardalis the Giraffe is a sprawling constellation made of dim stars that lies close the the north celestial pole. Northerners can see it all year long.

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Patheos-Pagan: Spring is coming! Emerge from your shell and transform

Emerge, deepen and transform is 2022’s focus for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, New Jersey, where I attend. Although, they probably are thinking along the effects of the pandemic, including how congregational life is transforming in general. This is something my elders always encourage in their students.

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Pagan Playlist: Deep resonating rhythms with Didgeridoo & Drums: connectivity, trance meditation, introspection

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Inner Journey:

THE EYES OF THE SOUL

Today, we want to share a passage from Martia Nelson’s book, ‘Coming Home’:
“My greatest teacher was the experience of living in split realities: personality and true self. Personality is our daily companion, our conscious self that sees the world through the eyes of limitation and dutifully keeps us informed about what we can and cannot do. True self, on the other hand, patiently stands by, offering the unwavering knowledge that a state of vibrant well- being and unlimited possibility is our true nature, a birthright that can be lived if we choose to do so. … True self simply refers to the aspect of our being that is completely aware of its expanded nature no matter what we may be experiencing at the time.”

Whenever we feel constrained, fearful, unworthy, inadequate or anything we deem to be negative, we have identified with our personality. We can always choose to view the same situation from the perspective of our soul.

“As a Witness, you begin to discover that you are not that which you have been observing; you are not those things that you have been noticing about your body. Instead, you are the noticer.”
— Wayne Dyer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you realize there’s something even better than having a loving Universe conspire on your behalf?

Right!

Being that Universe.

And you are.

Yours truly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Taco Bake Casserole

This quick and easy taco bake will satisfy even the most picky eaters. You can modify it to add things you love. It’s yummy and so easy to make! Top with tomatoes, lettuce, salsa or whatever you like on your Mexican food.

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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
February 23, 2022

Progress
“Each step upward makes me feel stronger and fit for the next step.”

-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)


One day at a time. One step at a time. Sometimes this journey is a struggle, like we’re trying to conquer some huge mountain. But as long as we keep going, we make progress. And our progress encourages us to keep going. We’re flexing our spiritual muscles, and getting stronger all the time.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

You don’t always have this much energy, motivation, and vitality. Make the most of today, do a good job with whatever is normally on your plate, and then tackle something that touches your heart and makes your spirit sing. Be healthy and happy, and encourage everyone around you simply by setting an example. Enjoy every minute and make them all count

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 16, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 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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February Quotes

“February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.”

  • Shirley Jackson, Raising Demons

gardendigest.com

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February Events

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

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

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

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: Renewed Enthusiasm for Life
Kate Spreckley


In these times of great change, we are being blessed with new energy which is replenishing our life force and generating a process of deep healing. Currently, the energy coming through is cleansing and reactivating the light channels in our body and burning through any blockages.

Read more….

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Witch N The Working: EP69 Ceremonial High Magick VS Wicca Low Magick

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Pagan Library: Full Moon Oil #1

Anon

4 parts Gardenia
2 parts Lotus
1 part Jasmine

Anoint the body prior to Esbats to attune with Lunar energies.

paganlibrary.com

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HOW TO MAKE MOON WATER

Next full moon is approaching, are you ready to harness its power for self healing and transformation?

Have you felt overly emotional, had a crying or raging episode and looked up to notice that it was a full moon? That explains it right.

Read more….

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MBG: 7 Reasons You’re Dreaming Of Your Childhood Home, According To Experts

When it comes to interpreting your dreams, every detail matters—from who’s in the dream to how you feel in it and, of course, where the dream is taking place. In the case of dreaming of your childhood home (or any previous home you’ve inhabited, for that matter), there are a few key things to keep in mind, according to experts. Here’s what they had to say

Read more….

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How to Bring Magic into Everyday Life || Pagan Happy Hour

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Elephant Journal: Leo Full Moon: it’s time to Activate your Heart Chakra. {February 16}

What does it mean to live a heart-centered life?
Does it mean a life free of suffering, struggle, and challenge? Does it mean a life of abundance and opulence? Or a life full of beauty and wonder?

Read more….

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Treehugger: How the Sounds of Nature Affect Your Well-Being
Listening to birds and water can lower stress and improve mood, study finds.

Researchers have long known there are benefits from being in nature. Living around trees can help you live longer.1 Walking in the woods is good for your mood.2 Being near water can have positive effects on your well-being.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: February full moon – Snow Moon – near Regulus February 16

February full moon, or Snow Moon
The moon reaches the crest of its full phase every 29.5 days. So nearly every month has a full moon (although sometimes February lacks one, as it did in 2018). The moon is full on February 16, 2022 at 16:56 UTC (11:56 a.m. EST). Full moon is a whole-Earth event. So that clock time is when the moon will be 100% lit, not when you can expect to see the full moon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Explaining Paganism to the Curious but Religiously Ignorant
FEBRUARY 15, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Fellow Pagan Lynne Cantwell asked how we can explain Paganism to those who are genuinely curious but religiously ignorant.

I had a friend ask me if what I did was actually a religion. She thought it was a philosophy or an ideology or something.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Call Of The Moon, chant.

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Inner Journey:

THE FACE IN THE MIRROR

“Our inability to see beauty doesn’t suggest in the slightest that beauty is not there. Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough or with broad enough perspective to see the beauty.”
— Rabbi Harold Kushner

Who are you? You can gaze at your reflection in a mirror but you’re not likely to see your true likeness. You are beautiful, unique, perfect. Do you see that?

The world needs you to see how whole and complete you are — now. Can you begin to own your divinity? The world needs you to know who you really are so you can be the mirror for others.

“The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.”
— John Muir

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what happens in time and space just before something really incredible happens? Something mind-blowing? Just before a really HUGE dream comes true?

Do you?

Absolutely nothing.

At least not in the physical world.

So if, perchance, it appears that absolutely nothing is happening in your life right now… consider it a sign.

All the best,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Radishes with Radish Greens

From our garden to our table—with no waste and so many nutrients! Roast radishes to bring out their great sweet flavor and soft texture and serve them atop radish greens sautéed with red onion. Garnish with roasted pine nuts or sliced almonds for a little crunch.

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 Wisdom
February 16, 2022

Excellence
“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”

-Helen Keller (1914)


Excellence is difficult to measure. In the Olympics there is a judging system of points and scores to compare the athlete’s performances. But when it comes to our day to day lives, excellence for each one of us is doing the best that we can do. We know when we’re slacking off. We know when we can do better. We’re the only ones who can make that judgment accurately. And when we do strive for excellence, when we put ourselves out there and really give it our all, we know it, we can feel it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Speak and behave respectably and dispel all manner of potential difficulties and obstacles. You don’t have to fake any feelings or opinions you don’t really have. Simply act with decorum and tact, and then take your place on a somewhat bigger stage. Respectability is what will keep things under control and keep it all moving forward. Do as much as you can today and feel gratified.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 9, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 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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February Quotes

“Surely as cometh the Winter, I know
There are Spring violets under the snow.”

  • R. H. Newell

gardendigest.com

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February Events

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

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

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

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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The Pagan Library: The Witch’s Rune /Anon

Darksome night and shining moon
East and south and west and north
To each we sing the witch’s rune
To call the ancient power’s horn

Cup of water, airy sword
A pentacle to touch the earth
Firey wand all in accord
Lady guide us to rebirth

Read more…

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Spirit Library: One Step at a Time
Kate Spreckley


In February an abundance of energy will be available to accelerate our processes and rebalance our entire energetic system. Currently with solar activity intensifying there is an influx of light energy flooding the planet which we need to absorb and integrate

Read more….

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The Story of Oya/ Blaque Witch YaYa


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Spirituality & Health: Balancing the Throat Chakra for Neck and Shoulder Pain
BY JULIE PETERS


When there is pain in the neck or restriction in the throat chakra, it’s worth asking: What emotions are caught in our throat, unable to be spoken?

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Quickening Moon/ By Patti Wigington

In February, the nights are cold and we begin to feel a bit of cabin fever. This month’s full moon is called the Quickening Moon, although in some places it’s referred to as the Ice Moon, for obvious reasons. In other areas,

Read more….

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MBG: Remind Your People You Love Them With These 7 Simple Gestures

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, ’tis the season for spreading love all around. But why limit that love to just your significant other? Whether you’re single or taken, we rounded up seven simple ways to show all the people in your life you love them—from friends to family to colleagues:

Read more….

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The Green Witch: 3 Herbal Protection Spells for a Green Witch’s Home

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Treehugger: 15 of the Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the US
Plus, how they support environmental conservation.

A botanical garden is a natural space dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of an array of plant species for education and scientific purposes.

The first botanical gardens of the 16th and 17th centuries contained mostly medicinal plants

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Cool! We can see all 4 rocky planets before sunrise in February

Rocky planets before sunrise
You can spot all four of the rocky planets in our solar system – Mercury, Venus, Earth (look down), Mars before sunrise around mid-February, 2022. These are our the four major terrestrial planets – made of rocks or metals – in our sun’s family. Commune with them over your morning cup of coffee, before you’re whisked away into a busy day.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Moving With the Major Arcana
LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF

Hi folks! As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve brought back the Witchual Workout. I’ve got some exciting news! Are you ready to dance the Tarot? (I promise it’s a lot more fun than it may sound!) Connect more profoundly with your body AND your magical practice by exploring moving that evokes the symbolism of the Major Arcana.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Ulvesang – Ulvesang (Full Album)

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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

Don’t be angry.

Not ever.

It’s not worth it. It’s not necessary. There is always a higher road.

You’re the coolest,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars

An amazing treat that will satisfy any craving for peanut butter and chocolate.

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 Wisdom
February 9, 2022

Living
“Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor.”

-Ogden Nash


Whoops! It’s those surprises that make life interesting. We never know what is just around the corner for us. And isn’t that wonderful? We live with uncertainty, so good things can happen at any time.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by 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/