Cat’s Morning Bits for May 12, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 12, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)

Spirit Library: New Moon (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With Today’s New Moon we are urged to consciously ground and centre ourselves as the incoming energies begin to shift. This New Moon will generate some potent energy, which will carry us forward and into the upcoming eclipse season.


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Basics of Protection! (Warding, Personal Protection, Beginner, Budget, and Apartment Friendly)

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Spiritual Unite: GREEN CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE


The green chakra colour is the fourth primary chakra, commonly known as the Heart chakra.

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ThoughtCo: Spider Mythology and Folklore

Depending on where you live, you probably see spiders starting to emerge from their hiding spots at some point in the summer. By fall, they tend to be fairly active because they’re seeking warmth –

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Patheos / New Visions: Foundational Moments

When not doing well, when full of doubt or pain or worry, when unable to find your way, try, very slowly, to return to moments that feel foundational.

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MBG: A Beginner’s Guide To 10 Types Of Crystals & How To Use Each Of Them

From amethyst to zincite, there is a whole alphabet of crystals available on the market today. This guide to 10 powerful types of healing stones and their properties can help you find the perfect one for your intention

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Daily Good: The Book of Untranslatable Words

True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.

  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich –

The Book of Untranslatable Words

When you start with a heartfelt offering, you never know where life may take you next. Read on for the tale of Ella Sanders, whose creative illustrations about untranslatable words grew from a blog post into a published book now out from Random House. You’ll also get a sampling of some marvelous, untranslatable words from around the world. Like Mangata — Swedish for “the road-like reflection of the moon in water.”
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Be The Change

What’s getting lost in translation in your life? See if there’s another way you express yourself today.

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Left Hand Path in Modern Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: The Difference Between our Destiny, our Purpose & our Calling.

As we move through our lives, I think we all want to find a sense of confidence, contentment, and peace.
We all seek meaning.

Most of us worry way too much about if what we are doing with our lives is the “right” thing.

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Treehugger: 6 Types of Lions, Endangered and Extinct

The signature mane, the predatory prowl, the ferocious roar—it seems fitting to find that there is only one species of lion (Panthera leo). There are, however, several subspecies, which are unique in appearance and other particular traits.

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EarthSky News: Moon and 3 evening planets May 12-15

At evening dusk on May 12-15, 2021, watch for the young and slender waxing crescent moon in the western twilight sky. On these evenings, the moon will to sweep by three bright evening planets. It’ll go by Venus – the brightest planet closest to the horizon – on May 12.

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Patheos-Pagan: How Do I Know If A God Is Calling Me?

Somebody asked this question in a social media comment on Called by Problematic Gods. I went looking for a blog post where i discussed it and couldn’t find one. I’ve written plenty about my own callings,

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Pagan Playlist: Blackmore’s Night – “Second Element” (Official Music Video) –

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Inner Journey: VALUE THE PROCESS

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear … as it is, infinite.”
— William Blake

When we stop and pay attention to ourselves, we begin to see clearly the habits and patterns that have kept us asleep and confused and misled for so long. With awareness, we can choose to shift from the selfish and narrow outlook of our personality to the all-embracing generosity of our soul, simply by changing our perspective.

Change your mind and you’ll change your world.

“You watch your mind to see who you are not. I watch my mind to gain a sense of its content, which has always been my pain. As I watch it, I get a sense of its impermanence. Thoughts come and go as part of a process. I see how content dissolves into process and begin to see the patterns in the process. Realizing it isn’t MY suffering, MY pain, it becomes THE pain. I’ve gone from the tiny, the small, and the individual to the universal. I feel OUR pain. When we do, we go from fear to compassion. Fear is MY pain, compassion is THE pain.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The litmus test that will reveal whether or not those in your company are truly enlightened is whether or not they treat everyone else as if they, too, are enlightened.

Best to assume they are, if you get my drift.

All bow,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Egg Roll in a Bowl

You might think this was invented to avoid all of that time-consuming wrapping and messy deep-frying, but it wasn’t! It was invented by the keto people, because they can’t eat egg roll wrappers-but this guy can. So, instead of what’s really egg roll filling in a bowl, we’re doing the real thing in all of its tasty and textural glory. Garnish with more green onions if desired

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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 Wisdom
May 12, 2021

Science
“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


What is time anyway but some man-made measurement? In Spirit there is no time, that’s why time can stand still, or can fly by. Our perception of time is what affects us more than time itself. Look at how some people just don’t seem to age. When we feel young, we live young, and look young!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: One Step at a Time (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently many are feeling blocked, drained, depressed and or exhausted as the necessary changes we are being called to make create difficulty and confusion. The incoming energies indicate the promise of the new, however breaking free of existing challenges comes only when we are able to recognise and take advantage of the emerging possibilities.

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A Spring Spell for May | Simple Spell Bag | Spellcraft

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Spirituality & Health: Guided Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Forest Grove

In this guided meditation, drift away into a beautiful, comforting imaginary forest grove full of old growth trees with deep roots and healing messages. As you listen to this meditation before you go to sleep, you will help prepare your body for a deeper, more refreshing sleep.

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ThoughtCo: What Is Sympathetic Magic

In many traditions of magic, both older and modern, the concept of sympathetic magic plays a crucial role. The idea behind sympathetic magic is, at its core, that a person can be affected magically by actions performed towards something that represents them.

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Patheos / New Visions: In Your Hand

I know you can only see red right now through the cut in your trust. But most cuts mend and then, the courage is in finding an open boat so you can row far enough out that you can drift.

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Daily Good: Nature and the Serious Work of Joy

To use the world well, to be able to stop wasting it and our time in it, we need to relearn our being in it.

  • Ursula Le Guin –

Nature and the Serious Work of Joy

“‘Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity,” Rachel Carson wrote in reflecting on our spiritual bond with nature shortly before she awakened the modern environmental conscience. The rewards and redemptions of that elemental yet endangered response is what British naturalist and environmental writer Michael McCarthy, a modern-day Carson, explores in The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy (public library) — part memoir and part manifesto, a work of philosophy rooted in environmental science and buoyed by a soaring poetic imagination.” Maria Popova shares more about McCarthy’s book and its timely messages here. { read more }

Be The Change

Walk into nature in any of its forms today, and as you look and listen and receive the impression, also notice within yourself its effect on you. Is there some simple way you can return to nature its great gift to us, by planting or weeding or caring for an animal?

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Take care of your pineal gland by doing this | Dr. Hansaji Yogendra

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Elephant Journal: 3 Surprising Things to Include in our Gratitude Practice.

In life, there are a lot of things we want.
Maybe it’s a new car, a bigger house, a grand vacation, or a job that pays more. But do we ever give thanks for the hard things?

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Treehugger: 10 Little-Known Facts About Abalone

Abalone (“sea snails”) are a type of marine gastropod mollusk that typically occur in the temperate and tropical seas of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, North America, and Japan.

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EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Hunting Dogs

Tonight, find the Hunting Dogs. The chart above looks directly overhead at nightfall or early evening in May, as seen from a mid-latitude in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s as if we’re viewing the sky from the comfort of a reclining lawn chair, with our feet pointing southward

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Patheos-Pagan: The Persistence of the Moon

I’ve had to reach myself how to look at the moon.

How to see the moon.

How to know the moon.

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Pagan Playlist: Wilde Rose

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Inner Journey: WE EXPERIENCE WHAT WE BELIEVE

“You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe.”
— A Course of Miracles

You most likely believe that your experiences have taught you what is real and what is true – at least for you. However, what you may not know is that your beliefs – conscious and unconscious – have determined what you would experience.

Experiences do not determine what you believe. What you first of all believe is what you will experience. It follows, then, that if you wish to experience life in new ways, you need to examine your belief systems.

Change your consciousness and you’ll change your life.

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s as if everyone has a built-in, happiness-now button which can instantly change how they feel, no matter what’s going on in their lives.

But for many, most of the time, they prefer not to push it.

Go on, push it real good –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta

Is everyone at your house tired of plain old pasta? This recipe will definitely turn things around. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and the creamy avocado pesto has the perfect balance of rich, tangy and aromatic flavors. Healthy and versatile, it can be served as a stand-alone vegetarian dish or as an accompaniment to your favourite meat or poultry. And it’ll be on your table in no time.

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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 Wisdom
May 5, 2021

Philosophy
“Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.”

-Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)


I like this! Philosophy is active! It takes thought, creativity, and also practice. It’s something you can muse over, and explore, and test out. It’s a form of expression, a way of living.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 28, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 28, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: Pluto Retrograde (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently, with the Full Moon energies powerfully activating our inner world and with Pluto moving retrograde today, we are entering into a time of major transformation, revelation and rebirth. As such we can expect deeper insights and revelations to emerge that will enable us to break free from any confusion and stagnation

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Plantain Salve – How to make it, and why you’d want to

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Spiritual Unite: Meaning Of Life Path Number 16


People born on the 16th day of any month or have a 16 life purpose number or destiny number, or even 79,88,97 or 169 inherit the qualities of number 16.

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ThoughtCo: The Beltane Bale Fire Tradition

One of the hallmarks of any Beltane celebration is the bonfire, or the Bale Fire (this can be spelled a number of ways, including Beal Fire and Bel Fire). This tradition has its roots in early Ireland

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Basics of Spiritual Cleansing || Witchcraft 101

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MBG: How To Keep Moon Cactuses Alive For As Long As Possible + Propagation Tips

Any succulent fan will love the look of the bright, colorful moon cactus.

Interestingly enough, these unique plants don’t produce their own chlorophyll, and they have to be “grafted” onto another plant to survive. So when you spot a moon cactus in the store, it’s actually two plants in one.

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Elephant Journal: 15 Ways Nature Heals Us—& how to get More of it in our Lives.

The healing power of hiking and nature.
Trekking the great outdoors is more than just visually stimulating.

Walking in nature is an opportunity for us to listen to our soul, tune in to our body, and refresh our mind.

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Treehugger: 8 Magnificent Facts About Mongooses

A mongoose is a small, dynamic mammal with a long body and short legs. Mongooses are famous for standing their ground against venomous snakes, both in literature and in real life, but they are also complex creatures with many other interesting quirks.

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EarthSky News: Best month to see Mercury after sunset

Live in the Northern Hemisphere? If so, May 2021 presents the year’s best month for spotting the planet Mercury, the solar system’s innermost planet, in the evening sky. You can also catch Mercury from the Southern Hemisphere, though the view won’t be as favorable as at more northerly latitudes. From the Southern Hemisphere, the year’s best evening apparition of Mercury will be coming in September 2021

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Patheos-Pagan: Reading cards for miscommunication

Ten cards on the table, and the perceptive woman in love will note the following: ‘I’m not in the picture at all. There isn’t a single card here that represents me. “

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Pagan Playlist: Mother I Feel You

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Inner Journey: OPEN TO THE NEW

“All the people we call ‘geniuses’ are men and women who somehow escaped having to put that curious, wondering child in themselves to sleep.”
— Barbara Sher

How willing are you to learn something new?
How open are you to new perspectives?

Only when we’re open can we really hear what’s being said or really see what’s happening or really experience the moment.

Openness demands that we be willing to move to places we’ve never been before. It asks us to continually challenge the foundations of our belief systems so we can test out new ideas. And to do that, we need to accept insecurity.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Wow, time sure does fly, huh?

I mean, it seems like yesterday you and your friends were wearing fig-leaves, rubbing sticks for fire, and asking me for the things you wanted as if you couldn’t just give them to yourself.

Phew! Talk about funny tan lines.

Hail to the Sun –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Chicken Wings

Easy, crispy, and delicious. I normally serve with a side of rice, chicken gravy, and a vegetable or salad

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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 Wisdom
April 28, 2021

Age
“I never feel age. If you have creative work, you don’t have age or time.”   -Louise Nevelson (1980)
In the spirit world, there is no time, so there is no age. When we lose our awareness of time, then we feel no age. We feel no burdens. We need to spend more time doing those things that make us so happy that we lost track of time. Creative work gives a lot of us that very feeling.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Everything you touch or talk about today is going to get bigger, so be careful with your words and actions. While today will be easygoing and agreeable, a few days from now something you set in motion today may come back in a bigger form. Watch out for exaggeration, even about good things. Go light on the flattery, and even sincere compliments, since it all may become grander than you intend

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 14, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: Be Responsive & Practical (a message from Kate Spreckley)

At this time a new chapter in our lives is opening inviting us to look to what the future may hold. The intensity of the incoming energies is initiating our capacity to make things happen

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The Ten Best Spells for Beginner Witches

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Spiritual Unite: THE NUMBER 142 MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
In this article, we are going to discuss the meaning of the number 142.

Numerology rules dictate that we need to always reduce numbers to a single digit (the exception being the master numbers 11, 22, 33, and 44).

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ThoughtCo: Cakes and Ale in Pagan & Wiccan Ritual

The part of a ritual known as “Cakes and Ale” is often celebrated in some NeoWiccan covens as a way of thanking the gods for their blessings.

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Pioneer Thinking; Flowers You Can Eat – Nasturtiums

Flowers, so bright and cheerful, raise your vibe without even trying. Edible flowers take that energy into the centre of your being, especially when they also have medicinal properties like the gorgeous nasturtium.

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MBG: 9 Strategies Empaths Can Use To Keep Their Energy Balanced

Humans have physical bodies, and they also have energy bodies. Empaths are people with very sensitive and receptive energy bodies. As such, they tend to pick up on the energies and emotions of other people, groups of people, and collective cultural energy.

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Daily Good: Thirteen to One: New Stories for an Age of Disaster

There are eight million Shinto gods
who secretly travel this earth of ours.
These modest beings come to touch us.
They touch us. Then they wander on.

  • Jorge Luis Borges –

Thirteen to One: New Stories for an Age of Disaster

“Whenever an earthquake strikes Japan, the myth of the giant catfish Onamazu reminds people that the living world is full of complex meaning. In the face of repeated natural disasters, Marie Mutsuki Mockett looks to her mother’s homeland to recall stories that could change our relationship with what we call ‘nature.'” { read more }

Be The Change

Is there a myth, legend or story that you carry in your heart that has helped shape your relationship to the world? If so, share it with someone today.

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Reiki for Home Purification | Energy Healing

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Treehugger: ‘The Keeper of Wild Words’ Celebrates the Lost Words of Nature

Several years ago, I learned the Oxford Junior Dictionary had decided to remove over 100 natural words from its pages — common words, like apricot, lavender, porcupine. The editors no longer felt they had relevance for today’s children.

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EarthSky News: In mid-April, look west after sunset for Mars and the moon

Beginning around April 13, 2021, watch for the waxing moon to appear higher each evening in the west after sunset. It’ll be sweeping in between the constellation Taurus the Bull’s two most prominent features: red Aldebaran, the Bull’s brightest star, and the dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: The Infinite Possibility of Twilight

I’ve been thinking about thresholds a lot, those that we recognize we’re crossing and—more so—the infinitesimally small thresholds we cross all of the time without ever really realizing we’re transitioning until after we’ve gone through them and find ourselves wondering, “What happened there? How did I change into this?”

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Pagan Playlist: Oak & Ash & Thorn | The Longest Johns – from the album, “Cures What Ails Ya”

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Inner Journey: THE 4 D’S OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“Promise Yourself … to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. …To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.”
— Drawn from the Optimist Creed of the Optimist International Club

Reflect on this pathway for meaningful growth:

DISCIPLINE – To create change in our lives, we need to consistently focus on what we want.

DETACHMENT – Practice the art of detached observation. Let go of automatic defenses and patterns.

DISCERNMENT – Seek to discern the lower from the higher. What is self-serving and what is soul-inspired? Discernment carries no judgment. There are no goods and bads. Remain as a detached witness.

DHARMA “This is an East Indian word meaning “living your unique purpose.” How do you find meaning and fulfillment in ways that are natural to you? How do you best serve and contribute to the world?

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.”
— Glenn Clark

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you can get sure in your work your dance with life, whether it’s in your home or the far flung reaches of the earth, appreciating your sacred place in eternity and the unrecoverable time that’s been bequeathed for the task, everything else will take care of itself. 

And you can. Oh, you so can. 

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Air Fried Falafel

This vegetarian air fried falafel is super easy to prepare and full of flavor thanks to fresh herbs.

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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 Wisdom
April 14, 2021

Power
“The power of a man increases steadily by continuance in one direction.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


We do get a certain momentum going when we work towards something for awhile. We build up steam. We want it more so we pursue it more. And we become more driven, more powerful in our efforts. This focused attention gives us more energy.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 7, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”

  • Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

April 1 April Fools Day

April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26

April 17 Herbalist Day

*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20

April 22 Earth Day

April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST

April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

May 1 Beltane / May Day


Spirit Library: A New Direction is Forming (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Balance is central to where we are right now and maintaining balance is key to harnessing the incoming waves of energy. To truly sense and feel our way forward our balance must be sound and the four key aspects of…

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The Nymphs: The Beautiful and Young Minor Deities of Greek Mythology – Mythological Dictionary

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Spiritual Unite: 99 NUMBER MEANING – HEALING OF HUMANITY


99 number meaning is numerology that often comes into play in our lives through the process of synchronicity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Magical Oils 101

Our ancestors used oils in ceremony and ritual hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Because many essential oils are still available, we can continue making our own blends today.

Read more….

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MBG: How To Tell If You’re Accidentally “Spiritually Gaslighting” Yourself (Or Others)

You might be familiar with the terms “gaslighting” and “toxic positivity,” but if you’ve ever found yourself invalidating your own emotions in the name of spirituality, you may just be dealing with a lesser-discussed phenomenon: spiritual gaslighting.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Slowing Down

To slow down is to be taken into the soul of things.

  • Terry Tempest Williams –

Slowing Down

This meditative film brings us on a journey of slowing down so that we can understand the rhythms and the circles of life, in order to more fully connect with the big circle, “the slow breathing of the earth.” It reminds us to slow the pace of our lives, even for a few minutes at a time, so that we are able to feed the person inside. The wise narrators charge us to be aware of the phases of the moon and of what season it is, so that we can be present and in the moment as we create our lives. { read more }

Be The Change

The film says, “you have the right to invest in yourself.” What can you do today to invest in yourself in a way that helps you to slow into the rhythm of life?

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Today’s DIY: Craft With Me! : Beltane Special – Maypole Making

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Elephant Journal: How Oracle Cards Help me Heal in Times of Darkness.

Last year, I spontaneously bought myself a Christmas gift—an oracle card deck.
I’d never heard of these, but was intrigued when a call-to-action marketing email successfully triggered my FOMO­—oh no, time is running out for holiday shipping!? Click.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Interesting Facts About Wolves

Wolves and humans have a complicated relationship. We often vilify the “Big Bad Wolf” in fiction and real life, but we’re also consistently fascinated by these smart, social mammals, and we haven’t always clashed.

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

So you say you can find the Big Dipper, but not the Little Dipper? This post is for you. Here’s the view northward on April evenings. At present the Big Dipper is high in the north during the evening hours. Notice the two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper. These two stars – called Duhbe and Merak – always point to Polaris, the North Star. Find Polaris, and you can find the Little Dipper.

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Patheos-Pagan: Cats Can Teach Us Many Fantastic Spiritual and Personal Lessons

I am not saying cats are perfect (although cats are perfect). However, they have ways of dealing with the things they encounter in life that are different from how most humans are inclined to handle things.

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Pagan Playlist: Song For The Sacred Elements – Chenoa Egawa & Alex Turtle

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Inner Journey: RECOGNIZING ABUNDANCE

Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
— Eckhart Tolle

Where do you now experience abundance in your life?

If you are hard-pressed to find abundance in your finances or possessions, look to spiritual qualities. Do you experience abundance in a special relationship? In a quiet moment in a park? In a good laugh with a friend? The more you acknowledge abundancein your spirit, the richer your life will become.

“Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”
— John Petit-Senn

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Of course you sometimes feel alone, confused, and frightened!

You come from an ancient spiritual family of the finest imaginable lineage, loved and respected by all.

They threw the happiest parties, knew the happiest souls, and lived in mansions of solid gold. They were so adored and respected throughout the cosmos that whatever they wanted, they received twelve times over.

You, however… Well, it’s like when it came time for your education and the furthering of your divine awareness, you just had to go far, far away. To the most remote little school ever heard of, deep within the jungles of time and space, called Earth.

Created quite the stir, you did. Until, of course, you began sending home postcards from the sleep state. Now, as you might have guessed, they toast your name every single night in total awe of your courage.

Me too.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Simple Parisian-Style Potato Salad

A simple and fresher version of potato salad that’s perfect for summer cookouts, picnics, or anytime you want a delicious side 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

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 Wisdom
April 7, 2021

Fate
“Every human being is the artificer of his own fate – Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


We are more powerful, and more creative, than we realize. And our power doesn’t come from outside of us – it’s not from our position at work, or our wealth, or our supply of weapons. Those are just symbols, and they come and go. Our real power comes from within, from our faith, our determination, the inner strength that we have developed from our experiences. When we summon up this power we can achieve anything

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 31, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 31, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: Addressing Ancient Fears (a message from Kate Spreckley)

By consciously working with the incoming energies we have the opportunity to bring a deeper balance to our heads and our hearts. As a result, we are gaining access to a deeper level of our soul and the wisdom it contains.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF NUMBER 28 IN NUMEROLOGY

Relationships, independence, diplomacy, self-determination, and business are the five most important traits of the number 28. The number 28 numerology makes you a leader, but you can play with a team well also.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What is the Summerland?

In some modern magical traditions, it is believed that the dead cross over into a place called the Summerland. This is a predominantly Wiccan and NeoWiccan concept and is not typically found in non-Wiccan Pagan traditions

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Sage Leaf Tea Anxiety Herbs

There are so many exciting health benefits associated with the herb Sage, which is also known as Salvia officinalis L., Lamiaceae in scientific terms, or botanically as Salvia officianalis.

Read more….

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Pagan Library: Candle Magic by Sorita

From above to below
Flows the pattern of perfection
From desire to manifestation
Flows the pattern of Magick
From within to without
Flows the pattern of my will

Candle magick is probably one of the simplest forms of magick to get started with. You need nothing but the candle and fire to light it with.

Read more….

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|| Spring Rituals || The Secrets of Spring || Healing ritual & Giving back to Nature

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Today’s DIY: Customizable Prosperity Oil || Spell Work

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Elephant Journal: Learning to Be Alone: 3 Practices for Finding Peace in Solitude

I have always struggled to find “my tribe.”
For most of my life, the people I’ve considered my best friends were very different than who I was at my core.

I joined Buddhist meditation communities, went on yoga retreats around the world, joined hiking groups, and embraced solo travel, but I always struggled to feel like I fit in or belonged in any group.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 15 Buzzworthy Bumblebee Facts

Known for their large, hairy bodies clad in bands or stripes, bumblebees are some of the most important pollinators on Earth. This type of bee boasts-fast beating wings that help vibrate blossoms until they release large amounts of pollen, a method called “buzz pollination,”

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EarthSky News: Moon and star Antares on April 1 and 2

On the mornings of April 1 and 2, 2021, watch for the waning gibbous moon to be in the vicinity of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. You’ll be looking southward from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, and high overhead or high in the northern sky from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.

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Patheos-Pagan: Interview with a Water Priestess – Takara Shelor

Greetings Readers and Watery Ones! I am so excited to bring you another interview in the Water Priestess Interview Series! This time we have a Sea Priestess, Dolphin & Whale Emissary, Chalice of Divine Frequencies, Bestselling Author, and Creator of Dancing Dolphin Alchemical Synergies (flower and gem essences infused with dolphin healing frequencies and sacred sound).

Read more….

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Basic Tarot Card Spreads for Beginners

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Inner Journey: LIVE IN RELAXATION

“It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Is relaxation possible only when we’re not working? No. With awareness and practice, we can be relaxed no matter what we are doing. In fact, when we work in a relaxed state, our productivity increases as our effort decreases.

For true relaxation, we need to connect with our bodies — to consciously and intentionally become aware of tension and release it.

“Anxiety breaks a man’s backbone.”
— Hebrew proverb

“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
— Walter Hagen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

That’s right. This is a dream.

You’re still asleep. Any minute now, an elephant might appear behind you wearing a pink tutu and tennis shoes. Or maybe the phone will ring, and it’ll be Abraham Lincoln to ask why you’re late for the ball. Or perhaps Oprah Winfrey is down the hall, live audience in tow, about to introduce you as her new favorite author. Anything can happen in a dream, anything, without regard to the past, without regard to logic, and you never have to figure out the “hows.”

Learn from your dreams, because the stuff of time and space is no different. Forget your past. Pitch the logic. And drop the cursed hows.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ranch Chicken Tacos

A great change from regular Mexican style tacos. A cool summer dinner, made quick with leftover rotisserie chicken. Naturally you can use any type of chicken cooked the way you like; just be sure to shred it for real tacos.

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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 Wisdom
March 31, 2021

Regret

“Regrets are as personal as fingerprints.”

-Margaret Culkin Banning, 1958

Regret is personal because it really affects the one who is going through it. And we each experience regret in a different way. Some regrets are offered up with an apology, others eat away at a person. They can be big or small regrets – but we each feel them in a different way. Since we are here to learn and grow, it would be difficult to go through this life without any regrets. As long as we recognize that we are where we are because of everything –what we regret and what we don’t – then we will continue to move along the path, learning and growing all the way,

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 24, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 24, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: Letting Go of Doubt (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are at a point in our growth where we are able to uncover what is truly possible. However, we must first address what is holding us back.

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Spirituality & Health: Power Up Your Soul’s Purpose

Check your chakras … Your soul’s purpose may just be hiding within your solar plexus chakra.

Your soul purpose may be hiding within your solar plexus chakra. “The third chakra embodies the energy of self-confidence that says, ‘This is me. This is who I am.’”

Read more…..

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Spiritual Unite: NUMBER 111 MEANING – TRUST YOUR POWERS OF MANIFESTATION


The number 111 meaning is the symbolism associated with it through numerology.

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ThoughtCo: What is a Wiccaning?

So you’re a new parent to a baby–or maybe you’ve already got a baby around somewhere, and you’re new to Paganism–and you and your partner are both Pagans.

Read more….

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Spiritual Journey Must Haves | 7 Spiritual Tools to Connect Faster | Yeyeo Botanica

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MBG: 9 Ways To Connect To The Divine Feminine (And Why You Want To)

Divine masculine and feminine energy exists in all things—including people—and in a world dominated by masculine energy, more and more people today are looking to tap into the divine feminine. Here’s what the divine feminine archetype is all about, plus how to embody it to bring more balance into your life

Read more….

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Bee Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ayurvedic Spices for Kapha Season & How they Can Heal Us.

My mother (and almost all the Indian women from her generation) had a “masala dabba” in their kitchen.
What is a masala dabba? It’s a popular spice storage container widely used in Indian kitchens. It’s a traditional, Indian stainless steel spice box placed inside which are smaller, round pots (often seven), a lid, and a spice spoon.

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Treehugger: 12 Peculiar Penguin Facts

Penguins are flightless birds, but their wings are still very much a part of their mobility. Instead of gliding through the air, penguins use their wings

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Cancer on Mar 23 and 24, 2021

These next few nights – March 23 and 24, 2021 – the bright waxing gibbous moon puts the constellation Cancer in the spotlight, but out of view. Demure Cancer the Crab is the faintest of the constellations of the zodiac. You can see this constellation only on dark, moonless nights.

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Patheos-Pagan: Hekate Grooves With My Inner Green Hippie

There are people who hold a certain image in their mind when they think of a Witch, and let me tell you “Hippie” isn’t the first one. You can see the moment they picture it — a dark, hooded figure getting about to all sorts of mischief.

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt Full Circle

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Inner Journey: CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES

“Souls don’t have races or sexes or religions. They are beyond artificial divisions.”
— Brian Weiss

Intolerance of differences always exists in people who don’t know who they are, people who don’t have a strong sense of their own authentic self, the soul within.

Intolerance is rooted in fear.

The basis for having a strong sense of self-esteem is to replace our unconscious idea of basic unworthiness with a conscious knowing of our fundamental inherent goodness. As Matthew Fox argues in Original Blessing, the notion of ‘original sin’ must be replaced with the truth of ‘original blessing.’

Being in touch with our essential goodness, we can see the essential goodness in others as well.

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you look closely enough into the eyes of another, no matter who they are, you will always see me.

Go on, try it

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Caramel Snickerdoodles

Forget pies and sheet cakes – show off your baking chops with these Spiced Caramel Snickerdoodles. Made with caramel and cinnamon, these cookies can do no wrong.

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

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 Wisdom
March 24, 2021

Genius
“When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

We are so intricately connected with nature. And nature has so much organizing power and so much intelligence that we can tap into! We can harness that energy, we can flow with it and create anything we can imagine. We can work together with nature, for the good of nature, and all of us

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

Tastes, smells, and all things tactile may preoccupy you today and distract you from thinking clearly about whatever is in front of you. It could be hard to refrain from unconscious flirting or making comments that are easily taken the wrong way. Be aware of your actions and do what you can to not offend nor attract people whom you’d rather avoid.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 17, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: Freeing up your Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Much of what has been surfacing recently is linked to the old mental programming and conditioning we adopted in childhood, which keeps us tied to childhood wounds and old emotions

Read more….

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Rabbit Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: NUMBER 21 MEANING IN NUMEROLOGY


Number 21 regarded as the transformation number in numerology. Those people born under number 21 have to understand themselves and pass the change of their personality to understand the higher laws of the universe.

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ThoughtCo: Good Luck Charms and Symbols

For thousands of years, people have utilized good luck talismans, charms, and amulets to bring fortune their way. Whether it’s something you’ve crafted yourself, found outdoors in nature, or even purchased, good luck talismans can come in handy.

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Spirituality & Health: A Guided Meditation for Rest and Instant Calm

Reclaim rest! Take a journey of self-exploration and set clear boundaries as you reconnect with nature and self through meditation

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MBG: Journaling Isn’t Enough: Here’s How To Put Your Gratitude Into Action

Gratitude has become a big idea in certain circles these days, and a lot has been written about research showing that a focus on gratitude has real benefits for people in terms of their mental and physical well-being.

Read more….

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Daily Good: All Cats Are Black

Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.

  • Paulo Coelho –

All Cats Are Black

“My biggest regret is that I wasn’t born beautiful– there, I’ve said it.”Jenny Jackson delivers these words with captivating candor in this poignant, short film by Green Renaissance. Lacking the experience of warmth and kindness in childhood, Jackson grew into a person she barely recognized. In her forties three words on a sandwich board brought a moment of self-reckoning that ripened over slow years. In her mid-sixties she began to deeply explore all the parts of her life that she had not truly dealt with.”If you live long enough, you will experience great hurt. What you make of that is up to you. It can be beautiful or it can be ugly.” Discover the gift of Jackson’s resilient spirit, her wisdom, humor and art here. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Homemade Rose Body Lotion

A nice light body lotion that keeps your skin feeling moist and supple.

Read more….

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What Does Your Birth Month Flower Say About You? Birth Flowers by Month and their Meaning

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Treehugger: Frog’s Lungs Act Like Noise-Canceling Headphones

Inflated lungs help frogs cancel out extraneous noise, allowing them to zero in on the calls of potential mates. They balloon up, essentially acting like noise-canceling headphones, researchers report in a new study

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars in Taurus Mar 18, 19 and 20

These next several evenings – March 18, 19 and 20, 2021 – watch the waning crescent moon as it travels in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. As the moon goes eastward through the Bull, it’ll pass to the south of the Pleiades star cluster on March 18 (as viewed from North America). Roughly a day later, the moon will then swing in between the ruddy star Aldebaran and the red planet Mars. Aldebaran, which is a bit brighter than Mars, is the brightest star to light up the constellation Taurus.

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Patheos-Pagan: Bee Inspired Witchcraft And Magic

The association between witchcraft and bees is perhaps not as well remembered as that between (for example) witchcraft and cats. Bees and magic however are intrinsically linked in our cultural imaginations.

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Pagan Playlist: Shawn James – One I Love (Traditional Irish folk song) – Live at the Caves of Cushendun

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Inner Journey: REFLECT ON YOUR LIFE

“Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.”
— Richard Carlson

Regularly, take time to reflect on what has been happening in your life. Step back to work ON your life instead of IN it. See yourself as the C.E.O. of your own personal company, or as the captain of your own ship. Are you navigating the waves as well asyou might?

Stepping back helps us see a bigger, more inclusive picture. Small events make more sense in the bigger scheme of things.

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sure, we have an “Advanced Self Help” department here!

Down the hall and through the doors with the sign that says, “Help Others.”

Yeah, same-same, because the therapy that comes from helping someone else is one of the most advanced ways to help yourself.

Next,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon

It is a finger-licking recipe that can be perfect for any occasion or just simple family meal. Here is the recipe for this delicious 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

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 Wisdom
March 17, 2021

Trees
“I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.”

-Willa Cather, O Pioneers! (1913)


Trees are patient. They are resilient. They don’t try to be something they’re not. They don’t get jealous of faster growing varieties. They bloom where they are planted, and make the best of it. They don’t make any demands. There is a children’s book called “The Giving Tree” which really explains generosity. Freddy got this book from his aunt when he was little and it was always one of his favorites. We can learn a lot from trees

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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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 post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 10, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 10, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: Unpredictable Course Corrections (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Life feels pretty unstable in these times as the ebb and flow of the incoming energies continues to shift timelines creating unpredictable course corrections.

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Low-Cost Witchcraft Tools(That You Probably Already Have!)

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Spirituality & Health: Hone Your Energy Healing With Deeper Intention

Moving toward a more granular intention for an energy healing session.

Q. My energy healer always tells me that she’s doing my session with the intention of bring healing for my ‘highest possible good’. Is there a more specific and powerful way to work with energy?

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ThoughtCo: 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

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Pioneer Thinking: Top Herbal Remedies for Pain

With anywhere from 11% to 40% of adults suffering from chronic pain, it is little wonder that people are seeking a variety of alternative forms of pain relief. Some of these pain relief methods are through herbal remedies and time-tested herbal formulas. Here are some of the top herbal pain relief options available today.

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Pioneer Thinking: Top Tips for Spring Foraging

Spring is a time for rebirth. A call to leave the darkness of winter behind and head outside for sunshine and longer days. The shift from winter to spring happens quickly, providing the baseline truth in the phrase “spring has sprung”.

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Patheos New Visions: Thinking She was Lost

She was standing in the aisle as the train bumped along the Hudson. She was looking in her bag, as if she’d lost something important.

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Today’s DIY: DIY Spring & Ostara decorations & Makeover

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Treehugger: 10 Quirky Animals of the Steppe

The steppe, sometimes called the grasslands or prairie, is one of Earth’s major biomes. Found in North and South American and parts of Asia and Australia, steppes are subject to extremes of heat, cold, wind, rain, and wildfire — and steppe animals are adapted to survive in almost any weather

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle, signpost for all seasons

On these March mornings before sunup, look for the Summer Triangle. It’s not summer for our northern temperate latitudes, but the three brilliant stars of the Summer Triangle – Vega, Deneb and Altair – are visible now in the eastern predawn/dawn sky. These three stars are bright 1st-magnitude stars.

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: Trust Your Intuition

Goddess worship notwithstanding, the very essence of witchcraft is based in intuition. The power we seek lies within, and the more attuned we become to our own inner knowing, the better our results in crafting will be.

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Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Í Tokuni (Official Music Video)

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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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Today’s Recipe: Wilted Spinach

Delicious wilted spinach with a simple Mediterranean dressing.

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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: The Lovers

The world may seem to be working overtime to baffle or confuse you, but you don’t have to take the bait. If you’re offered something that seems too perfectly tailored to your tastes or desires, it’s OK to be graciously skeptical. You can appear cautious rather than distrustful. Keep things simple today and minimize getting upset by torn or unsettled feelings.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 3, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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 is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: Accept & Appreciate (a message from Kate Spreckley)

So far much of this year has held an unsettling and disturbing energy, which has made it difficult to find the calm within. Issues of uncertainty and self-doubt have clouded our ability to see a broader perspective of our life and the underlying purpose of what we are currently experiencing

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5 Ways to Connect with the Old Gods

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Spiritual Unite: WHEN YOUR SPIRIT GUIDES COMMUNICATE WITH YOU

Spirit guides are your invisible and infinite helpers, tapping into the universe for wisdom, You would most likely try it.

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Ostara, the Spring Equinox

With the arrival of March comes the promise of spring—the month is said to roar in like a lion, and if we’re really lucky, roll out like a lamb. Meanwhile, on or around the 21st of the month, we have Ostara to celebrate.

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Patheos / New Visions: Fidelity to the Journey

Confidence is not the swagger or certainty with which we convey what we know. It is the fidelity with which we listen to and relate to the irreducible foundation of all life. For there is a difference between how we carry what we know and how we know what we know.

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Daily Good: Claire Dunn: Nature’s Apprentice

Soul is that unconditioned, mysterious, untamed, undomesticated, unique individual wild core of ourselves which is inextricably connected to the mysteries of wild nature.

  • Claire Dunn –

Claire Dunn: Nature’s Apprentice

Claire Dunn is a guide to the wilds inside and out, and her passion is nature-based human development. Since quitting her job campaigning for the Wilderness Society over a decade ago, she has travelled her own mystical path. She left the confines of the offices, shopping centres and other concrete boxes of modernity to discover something deeper, more instinctive. She spent a year in the bush, which she recounts in her memoir My Year Without Matches, and now runs re-wilding events and guides Vision Quests. Since settling back into city life, shes been writing a second memoir about re-wilding the urban soul.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Scented Candles

We know how much fun candle making can be, here are some basic candle making instructions for regular scented candles you can make in your own kitchen. We hope you enjoy your candle making experience.

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How To Make Aloe Vera Soap – For Beginners

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Treehugger: 8 Rarely Seen Dolphin Species

While some dolphin species are quite common, like the aptly named common dolphin and the bottlenose dolphin, many types of dolphins around the world are quite rare to see, either because they live in unusual environments, have small population sizes, or both

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EarthSky News: Closest Mars-Pleiades conjunction until 2038

This year – on March 3, 2021 – the red planet Mars and the Pleiades star cluster – also known as the Seven Sisters – stage their closest conjunction on the sky’s dome until February 4, 2038. Mars swings 2.6 degrees south of the Pleiades.

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Patheos-Pagan: Sigil for Health and Longevity of Electronic Devices

I am not in a position to be able to purchase the latest new thing every year, and even if I was, I am not the sort of person who would do that. I value my devices, and I want them to last and function well for as long as possible. This sigil for electronic devices was created to help bolster those efforts.

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Pagan Playlist: Song Of The Sirens

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Inner Journey: PERCEPTION DEFINES OUR REALITY

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
— Henri Bergson

Our entire universe is energy — vibrating waves of pure potential. The electromagnetic vibrations of our consciousness interact with the energetic potential that exists everywhere as the life force to ‘collapse’ the waves and create matter. So the patternsof our minds create the form of our world.

By simply observing a form, we influence it. We in turn are influenced by others. This challenges us to be more aware of the quality of our being and the vibrations we transmit.

“There is no reality in the absence of observation.”
— The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if happiness didn’t have anything to do with what you have, what you do, or even where you’re headed, and arose entirely from what you chose to think about, yet nobody knew this?

And what if changing your thoughts, so that you could feel happier more often, would entirely change what you have, what you do, or even where you’re headed, yet nobody knew this either?

Do you think if we told them they’d choose to think differently every single time they ever felt sad or angry or powerless?

Thinking of you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Carrot Bread

This is my recipe for a healthy carrot bread. This well-spiced bread is light and tender. It will fill your home with the delicious smell of baking bread. Your toaster oven is the perfect place to bake it.

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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 Wisdom
March 3, 2021

Longevity
“Katharine: A light heart lives long.”

-William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Love’s Labour’s Lost, 1594


It’s no secret that stress takes its toll on us mentally, physically and emotionally. When we learn to handle stress more effectively, to lighten our load, or “lighten up,” then we feel better. Studies have shown that a good attitude goes a long way in increasing our longevity.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

You may not expect or even want it, but today you will be properly acknowledged and even honored for a skill, talent, or accomplishment. Your big heart will also be appreciated. Some sort of public reward is possible, if only in the form of praise, which can be transformed into something more tangible later. If not seeking validation or kudos, be on the alert because it’s coming. You’ve earned it!

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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