Cat’s Morning Bits for June 15, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 15, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Events and Holidays

**June 18: Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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O fields in June’s fair verdure drest,
And vocal now with birds and bees!
-Henry Stevenson Washburn (1813-1903)

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Spirit Library: Purging & Purification (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With a definite increase in the energy the current pace shows no sign of slowing down. If we are to establish a new way of being and a new reality the old structures and programs, which uphold the old world, need to be dismantled.

Read more…

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Anubis: God Of The Dead – (Egyptian Mythology Explained) 

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ThoughtCo: Litha Prayers

Midsummer is the time when we celebrate the bounty of the earth and the power of the sun. Our fields are flourishing, fruits are blossoming on the trees, herb bushes are fragrant and full of life. The sun is at its highest point in the sky, and it has bathed the earth in its warmth, heating up the soil so that when autumn rolls around, we’ll have a rich and bountiful harvest.

Read more…..

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MBG: Brace Yourself: This Week Brings Mercury Retrograde & A Powerful Eclipse

Ready to peel back another layer in this odyssey of emotional discovery? Here’s what’s in store in the stars this week.

Messenger Mercury, which has been in the Crab’s domain since May 28, begins its summer retrograde this Thursday, June 18.

Read more…..

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Daily Dream Meaning: Cheating

1. A warning to play it straight.
2. If, in the dream, the dreamer is cheating, he/she should watch out for someone trying to cheat him/her.
3. If the dreamer is being cheated, he/she can expect a stroke of luck.
Astrological parallel: Pluto.
Tarot parallel: The Wheel of Fortune.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Mother Culture

“How does a whale find meaning in life? The question that will take us far from our comfort zone. At eight a.m. we are already traveling over deep ocean. Our thirty-foot boat, an open one, is crowded with gear, four assistants who traffic in curiosity and adventure, our huge dreadlocked Caribbean captain Dave Fabien, plus Shane Gero. Plus me. We seek a classic sea monster: the sperm whale, Jonah-slurping Leviathan of the Bible, catastrophic smasher of the ship Essex, Ahab-maddening table-turning star quarry of Moby-Dick. In myth, real life, and fiction, this is the whale that looms largest in our psyches. To that almost-never-glimpsed being, so famed for rage, the world’s largest creature with teeth we now seek the closest possible approach. For the next several weeks I hope, with Shane’s tutelage, to narrow the gap between us.” Carl Safina shares more in this piece. { read more }

Be The Change

How do you honor wild nature in your own life? What have you learned from it?

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Today’s DIY: THE ART OF BALANCING STONES

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Elephant Journal: Why my Garden is my Sanctuary & most Sacred Space.

There is a shrine, and it comes downloaded through my heart, and out through my hands.
A sacred place for communion with earth. A place for rest and gathering.

Read more….

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MNN: A suburb in Costa Rica gives citizenship to plants, trees, and bees

If you happen to be a pollinator, you might want to wing your way to sunny Costa Rica. In fact, Curridabat — a suburb of the capital, San Jose — is pulling out all the stops to make bees, bats, hummingbirds, and butterflies feel at home.

They’re even offering citizenship.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: See Dragon’s Eyes on summer evenings

Tonight, find the Dragon’s Eyes. For years, I’ve glanced up in the north at this time of year and spied the two stars marked on today’s chart, Rastaban and Eltanin in the constellation Draco. They’re noticeable because they’re relatively bright and near each other.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Wood Sorrel: An Edible Weed and a Gentle Spirit Friend

Common Wood Sorrel or Oxalis stricta is an amazing weed friend to have. It is a friendly sort, the kind of plant that children love, and parents love too. There’s no easier way to get kids to eat their vegetables than to have them discover “sour plant” and nom it up.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Skellig by Loreena McKennitt

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Inner Journey:

APPLY WHAT YOU KNOW

“Knowledge of any kind … brings about a change in awareness from where it is possible to create new realities.”
— Deepak Chopra

As we evolve, we handle knowledge in different ways. We tend to move through these stages:
• We are unaware.
• We become aware of facts, data, information.
• We comprehend meaning from the facts.
• We can personally apply the information in our lives.
• We have wisdom – enlightened, we can lovingly apply our knowledge to world affairs.
• We live in truth.

How have you personally experienced a shifting of applying knowledge from one level to the next?

“More important than finding the teacher is finding and following the truth of the teaching….”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

“There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.”
— Arnold Bennett

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A Note from the Universe
Well, enlightenment is kind of like flying for the first time without wings.

Of course, there’s the exhilaration, the happiness, and the intoxicating sense of freedom that’s almost indescribable.

But there’s also the subtle shock at what you now see as the inevitability of your accomplishment. The wonderment of how you hadn’t seen this so clearly before, mingled with acceptance. And the dim recognition that it’s part of some distant agreement you once made.

And, at last, as you come to your senses and finally think to gaze below, upon the tiny jewel you’ve called home for so long, you’re struck with a jolt as you see it so magically and effortlessly suspended—floating—in space, and realize, for the first time, that even there you were flying all along.

You soar,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sunday Best Fruit Salad

This is a wonderful and easy fruit salad that is also pretty for special occasions or holidays.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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Individuality

“A child develops individuality long before he develops taste.”

-Erma Bombeck, 1971
Life is funny – and people are funny – isn’t great that we can laugh at ourselves? We all go through ages and stages – and somehow we make it through. Our individuality shines through the more we learn and grow.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 8, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 8, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Events and Holidays

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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‘Tis June, and all the lowland swamps
Are rich with tufted reeds and ferns,
And filmy with the vaporous damps
That rise when twilight’s crimson burns.
-George Arnold (1834-65)

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Spirit Library: Bring More Light Into the World (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This week the energy has intensified as the Sun, Moon and the Earth move towards alignment on Friday. The energy of this time promises great rewards and patience if we are able to meet the challenges and obstacles with courage and determination.

Read more……

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World Oceans Day 2020 – June 8 – And 5 Oceans of the World

World Oceans Day is celebrated every year on June 8 to spread the awareness about the importance of Oceans. Protecting our ocean must remain our top most priority as this resource is directly impacts the health of people and our planet.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Seven Ways to Use Beach Magic

One of the most popular summer pastimes in the world is the journey to the beach. For some people, it’s an annual event, in which you load a carload of kids and sand toys into your car, everyone drinks too much beer and the whole family comes home sunburned and cranky.

Read more….

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MBG: What To Know About The Sun–Neptune Standoff Coming This Week

This Thursday, June 11, the illuminating Gemini Sun gets lost in Neptune’s thick fog when the two lock into one of their biannual squares.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Guns

1. In Freudian dream analysis, a symbol for physical passion. If the dreamer is the one doing the shooting, then he is consciously or unconsciously searching for a partner. If the dreamer is the one being shot, someone out there feels desire for him.
2. The release, or need for release, of pent-up anger. Again, if the dreamer is doing the shooting, she needs to control her temper and find a positive way to release her anger. If she is the victim, then someone is angry with her.
3. Something important coming up, implying a need to “get out the big guns.”
Astrological parallel: Mars/Uranus combinations.
Tarot parallel: The Tower.

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Goddess Guide: The Water Goddess
The Water Goddess is found in all ancient cultures, reflecting the importance of this precious element in everyday survival.

There are Goddesses that represent water in all its forms from sacred wells and lakes to the seas and immense oceans that cover our beautiful planet.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: DIY: All Natural Rose + Witch Hazel Facial Toner | Kendra Atkins

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Elephant Journal: Gandhi’s 13 Rules for Nonviolent Protest.

Fighting for Justice
Have you been participating in the rallies or trying to figure out how to support justice in these uncertain times? Looking to some of my historical heroes, specifically Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., can give us all inspiration and guidelines.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Jupiter, Saturn, moon on June 6-8, plus a word about the daytime moon 

If you stay up late on the nights of June 6, 7 and 8, 2020, you can glimpse the moon with the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn, ascending in the east. Or see them before daybreak

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic – Direction

Drawing an oracle card from the Flower Magic Oracle deck gave me a focus for working some magic. This week’s card is knautia, the meaning of which is – wandering (as in not having a direction). So, I have given the meaning of the card below along with some other correspondences

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Song of the Sea – The Song – LYRICS + Translation

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

“It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.”
— Sydney J. Harris

“We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz

“There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.”
— Elizabeth J. Canham

“If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.”
— John Steinbeck

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A Note from the Universe 
Don’t wait for those feelings of excitement, confidence, and clarity, before you take action.

Take action, and they’ll follow.

Go,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

“The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy.”

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 8, 2020 

Feelings
“The wide discrepancy between reason and feeling may be unreal; it is not improbable that intellect is a high form of feeling – a specialized, intensive feeling about intuitions.”

-Susanne K. Langer, 1967

 
A lot of time we hear about the difference between the heart and the head, or between feelings and reason. But even if there is a difference between them, there is a connection between them. We can assimilate the two, and use the power as one, to make the important choices in our lives. It’s that merger that empowers us to overcome any challenges we come across

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Events & Holidays

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 7 Full Flower Moon at 3:45 am PST/ 4:45 am MST/ 6:45 am EST

May 10 Mother’s Day

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 14 Moon in 3rd Qtr. at 7:02 am PST /8:02 am MST/10:02 am EST

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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In genial Spring, beneath the quiv’ring shade,
Where cooling vapours breathe along the mead,
The patient fisher takes his silent strand,
Intent, his angle trembling in his hand:
With looks unmov’d, he hopes the scaly breed,
And eyes the dancing cork and bending reed.
-Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

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Spirit Library: A New Sensitivity (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are most certainly living through some very volatile times. The impact of this great planetary shift is most definitely being felt by everyone. We are all being faced with numerous healing and awakening opportunities which are creating a time of great inner conflict and chaos.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Living a Magical Life
Tips for focusing your Pagan and Wiccan Beliefs

People find themselves drawn to Paganism and Wicca for a variety of reasons. Some may be trying to escape some other religion. Others may be looking for a sense of personal empowerment.

Read more….

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MBG: Destiny Takes On A New Direction As The North & South Node Shift This Week

On Tuesday, May 5, the lunar North Node shifts into Gemini, the sign that rules all things locally grown.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Colors

1. Red: Good news. Passion. Anger. A warning to control your temper.
Astrological parallel: Aries.
2. Blue: Enlightenment. Insight. Relief from worry. Assistance from outside sources.
Astrological parallel: Libra.
3. Green: Peace. Tranquillity. The Earth. Money. A journey. Good news.
Astrological parallel: Taurus.
4. Yellow: Intellect. A problem or puzzle to be solved. Possible setbacks. Gemini. Also: Gold: Leo.
5. Pink: Love. Compassion. The attainment of a dream.
6. Purple: Spirituality; status in one’s own circle. Increased social life, or the desire for same.
7. Orange: Message from a great Master. Metaphysical or spiritual knowledge.
8. Brown: Illness. Materialism.
9. Black: Unhappiness. A rough road ahead. Something that the dreamer needs to know. In extreme cases, a death – BUT THE DREAMER’S DEATH IS NEVER SHOWN.
Astrological parallel: Scorpio.
10. White: Purity. Success well earned.
11. A swirl of color: Great joy, happiness, success. Dreams attained. Luck in love.
Astrological parallel: The Sun.

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Daily Good: The Capacity for Successful Solitude

“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to know enough about yourself and who you are, and be comfortable enough with that. That way, when you are with another person, youre not trying to make that person into somebody you need them to be in order to buttress a fragile sense of your own self. You can actually turn to a person and see them as another person, and have a real relationship with them.” Sherry Turkle shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

Make a little extra time in your days, and weeks, to think and dream

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Dandelion Jelly

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Elephant Journal: Dig Deep & Go Slow: Listening to the Language of Nature. {Poem}

There is a web that weaves us,
into the laws of Nature.

Read more….

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MNN: Learn the art of meditation through wildlife watching

Just looking at this photo — at the simplicity, the grace of lines and movement, the calmness of the scene — you may find your heart rate slowing, your muscles relaxing and your breathing becoming deeper.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Eta Aquariids before dawn May 4, 5, 6

Before dawn these next several mornings – May 4, 5 and 6, 2020 – meteors from the annual Eta Aquariid meteor shower will be will flying, though in the glaring light of the almost-full waxing gibbous moon. We expect the morning of May 5 to showcase the peak number of meteors

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic: Support

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

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Secret Garden – Nocturne (Lyric Video) ft. Anne Takle

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Inner Journey:

ACCEPTING REALITY

“…self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

I can suck myself down into a deep, black hole when I focus on what I think I SHOULD be… more loving, sexy, productive, whatever. Thinking I should be something else means I’m not good enough now. This is poverty thinking and a guaranteed way to be miserable.

I can let go of this suffering by accepting WHAT IS. I can say, “This is how I am right now and that’s okay.”

When I first tried this, I could say it but not believe it. Then I began to experience the freedom this perspective brings – just by changing my mind! Now I’m beginning to believe it. What a gift!

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.”
— Byron Katie

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A Note from the Universe
Those folks who meet with life success and then tell the world it was due to their hard work, really make my job challenging. They almost NEVER work harder than others. They don’t even work smarter than others.

They simply leveraged the magic by thinking, speaking, and acting in line with what they wanted.

But, oh, no, they have to go out and tell impressionable minds that it was their hard work, and so, for all who listen and nod, it becomes hard work.

Leverage the magic –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is absolutely delicious. I make them the night before, take them out in the morning and let them rise. I have also made sticky buns with this recipe using a coconut/pecan frosting for the bottom of my pan.

Read more…

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 4, 2020
Fortune
“The day of fortune is like a harvest day,
We must be busy when the corn is ripe.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)
There are times when everything just seems to come together. It seems easy, almost like magic! When that happens, we’re going with the flow. We’re in tune with nature. There’s a saying that luck is when preparation meets opportunity. When we’ve taken the steps, planted the seeds, and tended the garden, then we have to expect that at some point our efforts will make a difference. Are we ready when it’s time to reap the rewards?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Groups are the Pope’s main focus, so if you’re in a relationship, spend time with others in order to gain a greater perspective. If you’re single, going out in groups can increase your chances of meeting someone new. There is safety in numbers, and in staying with fixed and/or assigned romantic roles. Save thinking outside of the box for another day.

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, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 13, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

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

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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The bluebird knows it is April, and soars toward the Sun and sings.
-Eben Eugene Rexford (1848-1916)

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Spirit Library: Dawning of a New Age (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are at the dawning of a new age. An age that is exposing the energetic soul blueprints we need to manifest our new reality. Our soul blueprints are an energetic framework which contains our pure potential. As such it powerfully influences every word we speak, every thought we have and every idea we hold

Read more…

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The Wild Hunt: Standing stones and lightning strikes
By Liz Williams on Apr 09, 2020

New research on the Callanish Stones provides evidence of an ancient lightning strike and the ancient Neolithic climate.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Gods and Goddesses of Healing

In many magical traditions, healing rituals are performed in tandem with a petition to the god or goddess of the pantheon who is representative of healing and wellness. If you or a loved one is ill or off-kilter, whether emotionally or physically or spiritually.

Read more…..

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MBG: Astro Alert: Balancing Stillness & Strength Is The Name Of The Game This Week

Should you ramp up your ambitious streak this week or surrender to the forced relaxation of the age of quarantine? Here’s the AstroTwins’ take.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Glove

A symbol of security.
1. If the gloves are brand-new, this symbolizes financial security.
2. If the gloves are long evening-type gloves, or gauntlets, this means security in love matters.
3. Losing gloves indicates temporary setbacks, and dirty or worn-out gloves imply difficulties, but all still imply security in the long run.

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Daily Good: Into the Chrysalis

“Chrysalises both inspire and baffle me. The thought that a caterpillar can crawl into a sac made of its own body and dissolve its form and come out as a butterfly is a cliched image of transformation, but holy crap. Stop for a moment and really think about that. Does the caterpillar know this is going to happen? If it does that shows some tremendous trust. If it doesn’t, then that shows some incredible courage. It just hangs out there, isolating itself from the rest of the world and changing in ways it can never understand.” Chris Corrigan shares more in this short passage. { read more }

Be The Change

Take a moment to consider whether you are resisting or inviting your own transformation in the chrysalis of this time. What response does the butterfly’s process evoke in you?

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Today’s DIY: Simple Cottage Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: Could your Dharma be the Medicine we all Need?

Many of us have become aware that our current reality in the time of this outbreak, isolation, and our climate crisis is the universe and earth shaking us up in order for us to move into divine alignment.

Read more….

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MNN: How to become a backyard naturalist right now
Take part in the City Nature Challenge.

During the coronavirus pandemic, many people who aren’t essential workers find themselves spending a lot more time at home. And as they settle into new daily routines, they’re heading outside to find comfort in nature.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Coma star cluster

Long ago, the Coma star cluster represented the Lion’s tufted tail. It is a beautiful cluster, well worth taking the time to pick out in the night sky. You can see Leo from the suburbs, but you’ll need a dark sky to find the cluster. In mid-evening now, as seen from mid-northern latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, the constellation of the Lion will be high in the southern sky. You’ll see the Lion at nightfall, too, though more in the south-southeastern portion of sky.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan:  Witch on Fire-side Chats: Moon Water with Flower Essence

In this Witch on Fire-side chat video, I demonstrated my process for awakening and charging the water bowl for use on the altar. Then I discussed preparation of a charged moon water which began with creating a flower essence.

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Pagan Playlist: Come Little Children (Sarah’s Theme) from “Hocus Pocus”

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Inner Journey:

FILL UP YOUR TANK

“How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life – and a commitment to action. Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: ‘What’sgood in my life?’ and ‘What needs to be done?'”
— Nathaniel Branden

I have found there’s a very different quality to my action when it springs from a sense of abundance as opposed to a feeling of being impoverished.

When I sense I’m not good enough or that I don’t have enough, I feel driven to be better and to have more. Whatever I do takes effort – there’s an element of struggle involved. And this makes sense because there’s no fuel – I’m working on an empty tank.

When I’m feeling abundant, I act out of my own inspiration. I’m rich and full and so the energy flows naturally. This action at times feels almost effortless.

It’s important to remember that we don’t need money to be abundant. All we need is appreciation of all that we have.

” …what I focus on in life is what I get. And if I concentrate on how bad I am or how wrong I am or how inadequate I am, if I concentrate on what I can’t do and how there’s not enough time in which to do it, isn’t that what I get every time? And when I think about how powerful I am, and when I think about what I have left to contribute, and when I think about the difference I can make on this planet, then that’s what I get. You see, I recognize that it’s not what happens to you; it’s what you do about it.”
— W. Mitchell

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A Note from the Universe

Ever wonder why some of those who achieve incredible success, amass fortunes, and enjoy sizzling relationships seem so unlikely?

It’s because intelligence, looks, even creativity, come in a distant second place to believing. Achievers achieve because they believed they would, and so the heavens and earth were moved.

I believe in you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple-Walnut Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

“A totally indulgent monkey bread made surprisingly easy thanks to refrigerated cinnamon roll dough. Loaded up with layers of fresh apples and toasted walnuts, this pull-apart bread fills your home with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg while it bakes and looks stunning on your breakfast or brunch table.”

Read more…

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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Daily Wisdom
April 13, 2020

Parents
“How true Daddy’s words were when he said: ‘All children must look after their own upbringing.’ Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”

-Anne Frank (1929-1945)
We could place blame, point fingers, wallow in pain from all the things that “should” have been “if only” blah blah blah… But there comes a time when we must stand on our own two feet and recognize that we create our own future. We create our own present. We have choices to make every day. Look within. Find that strength and move on

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

The World card signifies forward movement, and it reminds you that you can’t just sit back and wait for what you want to come to you. Today is the time to take action, because taking a step in any direction is better than sitting still. Work on making yourself content with who you are before you ask anyone else to take on that same monumental task.

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, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays

April 1 April Fools Day

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

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

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

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
-Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)

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Spirit Library: The Truth May Hurt

This is a time of purification, regeneration, cleansing and rebirth as the intensity of the energy we are working with increases dramatically. The pressure is building impacting us on every level of our being. There is no turning back now and our transformation is no longer a choice.

Read more….

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Spiritual Unite:  Twin Flame HealingTwin Flame Crystals – Top 7 List

Use these powerful Twin Flame crystals to help strengthen your love connection.

Crystal healing has grown in popularity in recent years due to the increase in enlightened thought around the globe

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Consecrated Water for Ritual

In many Pagan traditions—as in other religions—water is considered a sacred and holy item. The Christian church does not have a monopoly on the phrase “holy water,” and many Pagans include it as a part of their magical tool collection.

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MBG: An Illuminating Astro Event Is Coming — For The First Time Since 1771

Come together now! But…how? That global challenge is worth taking on this Monday, March 30, as make-it-happen Mars zooms into collaborative, innovative Aquarius for the first time since May 2018

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Ocean

1. Life.
2. One of the few universal symbols.
3. An active ocean, teeming with life, with high waves and crashing surf, implies that life will soon become much busier. A calm ocean: A peaceful life. A stormy sea: Trouble ahead. The need to be prepared.
Astrological parallel: Cancer.
Tarot parallel: The suit of cups.

astrology.com

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Karma Tube: What an Insect Can Teach Us About Adapting to Stress
In this short animated film, “The Locust Mystery,” learn how the gentle harmless grasshopper and the devouring devastating locust are actually the same creature. And how we, also, have many differing “selves” that emerge under various circumstances.

Watch now……

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Today’s DIY: Witch Crafts | Create Your Own Sigil Candle for Candlemagick

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Elephant Journal: Calling all Introverts & Extroverts: 5 ways to Survive this Quarantine.

Right now, our world is hurting and in turmoil—panic and fear is the overriding emotion for many, caused by an overload of overwhelming information and uncertainty.

Read more…..

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MNN: Horses express emotion through sound
Whinnies and snorts can convey a wide array of feelings.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Moon in Winter Circle March 30 and 31

On April 10 and 11, 2019, look for the waxing moon and Winter Circle (or Winter Hexagon) stars. It’s difficult to convey the humongous size of the Winter Circle that fills our western sky at dusk and nightfall now.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Living the Liminal: Staying the Magickal Course

When life throws crisis at us, it can turn our lives upside down. Personally I have found myself feeling my own emotions and those of others as I strive to move through all of the changes we are facing. As Witches, we can rely on our magickal skills to support us.

Read more….

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Today’s Track: Spirit of Albion by Damh the Bard

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Inner Journey:

BRING SOUL INTO THE WORLD

“We live in a culture that is greatly biased against the imagination, because our culture is very materialistic, objective and literal. Our culture lacks soul, and doesn’t know it, although it experiences the consequences. When you don’t know what’s missing, then of course you don’t know what to bring in, even though you feel something is missing.

“We live in a world that needs more soul, more meaning. We, as conscious beings, have, as our primary responsibility, at this time in human history, the task of bringing soul into the world, or releasing soul into the world. We do this, first of all, in ourselves and in our own personal world; then we do it in our groups – including family; then we do it in our society through our work, relationships and presence there.”
— Andrew Schneider

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A Note from the Universe

The trick is remembering that at all times far more is happening on your behalf than your physical senses will ever reveal.

Like right now.

Because of how much you’re loved,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: How to Make Instant Pot Meal Prep Freezer Packs for Easy Weeknight Meals

Meal prep freezer packs streamline cooking. Here’s how it works: You prep several elements of a homemade meal ahead of time, then freeze those ingredients in zip-top bag or plastic containers. Then, when you’re ready to get dinner together, all you have to do is grab those ingredients and enjoy the fact that you’re already several steps ahead on that night’s meal.

Read more……

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions, and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
March 30, 2020

Mystery
“If death is one mystery, life is another, greater one… We can only feel awe before a mystery that both is what we are and surpasses our understanding.”

-Jonathan Schell
We’re living this mystery every day! It can be fun, and exciting. Some of the best-selling books of all time are mysteries. We just love to figure things out, to use our minds, to put the pieces together so that they make sense. We’re wired this way. So if we approach our lives with the same zest and fortitude, imagine the fun we could have!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  Strength

You have what it takes to overcome the romantic obstacles that are in your way today. The Strength card expresses that you’ve learned from your mistakes and aren’t likely to repeat them. Patience and compassion will get you halfway to where you want to be, and accepting your own perfections will take you the rest of the way. Completeness is a state of mind.

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 24, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 24, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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When the days are longer, longer,
And the sun shines stronger, stronger,
And the winds cease blowing, blowing,
And the winter’s chance of snowing
Is lost in springtime weather.
-Nora Perry (1831-96)

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Spiritual Unite: Chakra Colour Meaning And Its Significance

Chakra colours are how the specific energy frequencies of the seven primary chakra energy centres express themselves in the human aura.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Hold a Pet Farewell Ritual 

This is a ritual that you can hold after a pet has passed away. Obviously, you may need to make adjustments, based on what sort of pet you had, the manner of their death, and so forth, but you can use this ritual as a general template. You can also turn this into a group ritual if the pet was one who belonged to the entire family.

Read more….

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MBG: *Face Palm* Mercury Retrograde Will Be Extra Noticeable This Week

This Tuesday, February 25, the amplifying Sun beams at the same degree of Pisces as retrograde Mercury, backlighting all the muddling antics this transit can bring.

Read more…

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Today’s DIY: OSTARA Egg Decorations

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Elephant Journal: We Must Contact our Inner Wild Places. We Must Awaken our Force of Aliveness.

“I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” ~ Joseph Campbell

Read more….

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MNN: 13 unexpected leap year facts

About every four years, February gains an extra day. We do this so our calendars don’t get out of whack, but Feb. 29 has also prompted some interesting traditions. Here are some surprising facts about the bonus day that comes only every so often.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Hare and Dove at Orion’s feet 

Tonight – look for Orion the Hunter, one of the easiest-to-find constellations in the sky at this time of year. It’s recognizable for a short, straight row of three medium-bright stars. These stars represent the Belt of Orion. As seen from latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll find Orion in the south around 8 to 9 p.m.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: Prayer for Pagans ~ Tapping the Well Within

“Prayer can cut through our intellectual barriers and touch our hearts, enabling us to feel truly held and embraced… The most meaningful prayers are not cleverly written but sincerely delivered.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

HOW MUCH OF THIS IS MINE?

“The collective energy generated from the feelings, thoughts, and attitudes of the almost six billion people on this planet creates an atmosphere or ‘consciousness climate.’ Surrounding us like the air we breathe, this consciousness climate affects us most strongly on energetic and emotional levels.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Feeling angry, sad or anxious? You might ask, “How much of this is mine?”

Those of us who are sensitive sometimes pick up on emotional, mental or physical energy in the environment. It feels like ours – we really do feel the emotions or physical or mental symptoms. But really, we are processing ‘generic’ energies that belong to others or to humanity as a whole.

Opening to the possibility that our experiences may not be completely ours helps us detach from them. When we don’t completely identify with our thoughts and feeling

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

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A Note from the Universe

Work Experience:
Created the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Special Talents:
Knows all things.
Exists everywhere, always, at once.
Capable of rallying legions.
Big time matter manipulator.
Spontaneous healer.

Unique Characteristics:
Worshipped, feared, and misunderstood by many.
Boundless lover of life.
Blazing insights.
Great sense of humor.
Cute, cute, cute.

Gosh, you’re right, we do have tons in common. This could have been mine.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Pancakes

“I found this a while ago and I love it. Perfect, easy breakfast.”

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions, and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
February 24, 2020

Sharing

“For we must share, if we would keep,
that blessing from above;
Ceasing to give, we cease to have;
such is the law of love.”

-Richard C. Trench

By sharing we recognize the abundance of whatever it is we have and are content to allow others to participate in our good fortune. There’s another saying that “love isn’t love until you give it away.” Blessings, like love, are meant to be shared. And whatever we share we seem to have more of

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

The world is at your fingertips. What is it that you desire? The World card represents everything that you are able to accomplish, and is also considered the best card in the major arcana deck. What does this mean for your love life today? Expect to reach a goal that will allow you to move on to the next level. Who said that hard work doesn’t pay off? Your love life is living proof that it does

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 17, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 17, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
-Lord Byron (1788-1824)

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Spiritual Unite: Starseed Types – All Bringing A New Age

There are many Starseed types – some of which you will have heard, others that are lesser-known.
All of them are important to the process of Ascension that is currently underway on our beautiful planet, Earth.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: 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.

Read more…..

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MBG: This Isn’t The Week To Put Your Blinders On, According To Astrology

This week, the AstroTwins break down how Mercury (which is in retrograde, P.S.!) will conspire with Uranus and Taurus to bring on some shady business.

Read more……

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Oath Bound with Thorn Mooney (Patheos)

My Five Favorite Recent Witch Books

I’ve made a lot of blog posts and videos in the past about favorite books: advanced books, beginner books, books for people interested in taking things in a new direction, classics I think everyone should read, and books that I’ve got in my personal to-be-read pile.

Read more…./

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Today’s DIY: Ostara Wreath

Ostara is on the way!! Heres a cute, easy and affordable wreath idea for your front door.

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Elephant Journal: 7 Words from Alan Watts on understanding our Spiritual Experiences.

In referring to the mystical experience, and what to do after having one, Alan Watts famously said, “When you get the message, hang up.”

Read more…

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MNN: How to watch the northern lights from the comfort of home

Seeing the northern lights in person is on many travelers’ bucket lists.

But while you save up for the trip, there’s a live camera in Canada that can make the wait easier.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, 3 bright planets before sunrise

Before sunrise these next two mornings – February 16 and 17, 2020 – look for the lit side of the waning crescent moon to point to a string of planets in the early morning sky. From top to bottom, these planets are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The moon rises first, followed by the red planet Mars, then the king planet Jupiter and then the ringed planet Saturn. Incidentally, that bright light close to the moon is Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: The Art of Ritual: Calling the Quarters

Calling in the elements, calling the quarters, calling the Guardians of the Watchtowers, calling the Elementals – so many names! But essentially we are calling upon the four elements from the four directions to join us in ritual and to lend their power, energy and protection.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

LIVE LIFE FULLY

“Time is life. It is irreversible and irreplaceable. To waste your time is to waste your life, but to master your time is to master your life and make the most of it.”
— Alan Lakein

Refuse to feel USED by life! Make full use of it instead.

To do this, we initially need to take control of the time of our lives. Time management is life management, from the inside out. It’s an INSIDE job. You already have everything you need. You have the power to create a life of meaning, fulfillment and joy.

Your challenge is to find what works for you! Review the literature but make your own decisions. To do this, you’ll need to:

Get to know yourself — your desires and passions, rhythms, styles, challenges, needs and habits.

Be aware that you always have choice. Claim your independence and power to choose what is right for your life, moment by moment.

“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
— M. Scott Peck

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A Note from the Universe

Of all the joys on Earth, few compare to the crowning glory of achieving against the odds, succeeding in the face of peril, or triumphing over adversity.

Wouldn’t you say?

Yet in every such case, without exception, the poor odds, the peril, and the adversity must come first.

Ba-boom,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lime Bars

“A different take on the lemon bars we all love. I actually prefer them to lemon. This is my favorite bar cookie and I’m asked to bring it when going to a potluck or picnic. The recipe says it serves 36, but you can’t eat just one of these delicious, tangy lime bars. You can omit the glaze and sprinkle with powdered sugar if that’s your preference.”

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
February 17, 2020

Ability

“He can fit his sails to every wind.”

-John Clarke (1596-1658)

Being flexible is an ability we all have, but do we all use it? Have we developed the tools and the skills that it takes to get through whatever comes our way? I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit. We might think that we are not capable, not ready, not “enough of whatever” to do what needs to be done. But look at how our abilities shine forth when we need them. Look at how we rise to the occasion when we are called upon. We are strong and we are able

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.

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 10, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 10, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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When February sun shines cold,
There comes a day when in the air
The wings of winter
Slow unfold,
And show the golden summer there.
-Philip Savage (1868-99)

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Natural Living Ideas: 12 Bedroom Plants To Purify The Air & Improve Your Sleep

There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning all night, before being awoken by the sound of your alarm clock just minutes after you finally manage to nod off! These sleepless nights can take their toll on our energy, productivity, mood and overall quality of life.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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MBG: Your Valentine’s Week Horoscope Is Here (And Surprise, Surprise: It’s Intense)

This week, the AstroTwins break down the astrological transits that steer your Valentine’s Day conversations toward the awkward.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Plants for February

It may be cold outside and the garden a little bleak but there are still some stunning plants to be had that will really give your garden a lift at this time of year. From early bulbs to flowering shrubs, here is a short list of some of the very best.

Read more…

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Today’s DIY: Crayon Candle

Every year we go through our crayon collection and pull out the small broken pieces. Not wanting to just throw them away, I try to come up with some fun or interesting things to do with them. This year, we decided to try to use the sun to melt the crayons into a crayon candle

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Elephant Journal: How Not to Suffer: the Buddhist Way to Let Go of Attachment (to People, Places & Things).

I write about my human experience and specifically about life events that have brought me to the current path on which I tread. My new journey is deliberately designed to enable me to heal, reset, and to use these positive changes in my life, in a way that leaves me happier and healthier. I guess you could call it a “do-over.”

Read more…

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MNN: Happy Tu Bishvat, the new year for trees
The ancient holiday has become a modern ‘Jewish Arbor Day,’ bringing people together for ecological reflection.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: See all 5 bright planets in February

In February 2020, you might be able to see all five bright planets, two after sunset and three before sunrise. By bright planet, we mean any solar system planet that’s easily visible without optical aid and that’s been watched by our ancestors since time immemorial.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: A Guided Journey to Meet the Elementals: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

This is a simple and fun journey that brings you into contact with the Elementals: spirits of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. For this meditation, you will need to have a pinch of salt, a small cup of water, a lit candle and your own sweet breath

Read more…

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Inner Journey:

A NEW VIEW

A friend shared this moment of awakening. She was moaning, “I never get anything done.” Her companion replied, “Perhaps you never get EVERYTHING done.” Oh… of course!

A shift in perspective can bring both understanding and release.

“Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.”
— Maria Mitchell

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A Note from the Universe

When you feel happy, really happy, it somehow seems that you’ve always been happy and that you’ll always be happy.

The same is often true when you feel sad, or lonely, or depressed, or broke, or sick, or scared.

Something, perhaps, to remember.

ILY,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: This Healthy Brownie Hummus Tastes Like Rich, Fudgey Batter

This creative hummus is the perfect dessert to pair with apple slices or crackers, while packing in enough protein to keep it nutritious. Plus, it’s simple and easy to make—perfect for an impromptu date night or get-together with friends. This hummus recipe is so good, you’ll want to scrape the bowl clean (or at least fight over who gets to lick the spoon).

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions, and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
February 10, 2020 

Winter

“There is a wilder solitude in winter
When every sense is pricked alive and keen.”

-May Sarton, “The House in Winter” 1966

I know that we have readers all over the world, and for those in the southern hemisphere, this is actually summer time! But here in the U.S., where I am, we are in the midst of winter. Even in California, which is known to be pretty “season-less,” the temperature has dropped. That nesting instinct kicks in; we want to be warm and cozy. The weather brings us indoors, and like hibernating bears, it is a time for us to be still.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

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 January 27, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 27, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Keen gleams the wind, and all the ground
Is bare and chapped with bitter cold.
The ruts are iron; the fish are found
Encased in ice as in a mold.
-Charles De Kay (1848-1935)

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Spiritual Unite: Do You Know About Sacred Geometry Symbols And Meaning?

Sacred geometry symbols and meanings have an essential place in human history. Sacred geometry has been defined as the primary building block of our universe. The underlying principle is mathematics and form. They are found in all nature.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What is a Shrine?

In some magical traditions, people build a shrine to the deity they’ve chosen to honor. While this is slightly different than an altar, it serves a similar purpose.

Read more….

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MBG: Astro Alert: Monday Could Be One Of The Most Romantic Days Of The Year

This week, loving energy will be trailed by some cosmic curveballs. Here, the AstroTwins share how to stay levelheaded through it all.
On Monday, January 27, two of the solar system’s dreamiest co-stars—Venus and Neptune—spoon shamelessly in poetic Pisces.

Read more……

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Spirit Library: Spiritual Metaphysics Defined

While physics is the study of physical reality, metaphysics includes that which is beyond the physical, but not necessarily the spiritual. Spiritual metaphysics takes an entirely different orientation. Spiritual metaphysics sees an ultimate, metaphysical source of all creation as the basis of reality.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: WICCAN ALTAR (on a budget)

IN TODAY’S VIDEO I show you guys my new and improved (and cheap) witchy altar!

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Elephant Journal: What Animal are You? Chinese Astrology & Your Horoscope

Many people view Chinese astrology and the Chinese animal signs as something they see on placemats in restaurants.
There is much more to these concepts and ideas that date back more than 2,000 years

Read more…..

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MNN: Doggy blood donors save lives
Canine blood banks provide a life-saving resource, but there has been controversy about some operations.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: How many supermoons in 2020?

We’ll enjoy a “season” of 3 full moon supermoons on March 9, April 8 and May 7, 2020. Then we’ll have a “season” of 3 new moon supermoons on September 17, October 16 and November 15, 2020. Supermoon-o-mania, here.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Plant Spirits & Energies and a meditation

Every single plant, tree, herb and flower will have its own very individual and unique energy. That energy can be use for magical or medicinal purposes. So you could use the herb, leaves, petals or seeds within your magical workings-

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

“It is never about how good your voice is; it is only about feeling the urge to sing, and then having the courage to do it with the voice you are given.”
— Katie in ‘True to Form’ by Elizabeth Berg

How often have you allowed fear and your inner critic to stop you from doing something you were inspired to do?

Helen Keller said, “Life is either a grand adventure or nothing.” When we allow fear and criticism to stop us in our tracks, we give up that grand adventure. What a waste!

“Be an all-out, not a hold-out.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

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A Note from the Universe

Wow! What an incredible run you’ve had! Lots of “firsts,” tons of breakthroughs, countless miracles. Stones overturned, doors unlocked, and journeys just begun. It feels like I’ve waited an eternity for all that’s now happening. (Actually, I have.)

Do you have any idea how many millenniums, billenniums, trillenniums have gone by without you in the world? Thinking the kind of thoughts you now think, doing the kind of stuff you now do, and illuminating all the nooks and crannies (n-o-o-o-o, I didn’t almost say “crooks and grannies”) of the planet I couldn’t otherwise reach?

Too many.

Thanks, and have a great day!

Your fellow Adventurer,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Mango Bread

“This is an old family favorite I got from my grandmother.”

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions, and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
January 24, 2020

Heart

“The heart outstrips the clumsy senses, and sees – perhaps for an instant, perhaps for long periods of bliss — an undistorted and more veritable world.”
-Evelyn Underhill, 1955

The heart has its own intelligence. Paul Pearsall wrote an amazing book called “The Heart’s Code” where he talks about all the research he has done that proves that the heart actually “thinks.” This is not just an organ in our body that serves a function for us to live. The heart is a sophisticated tool that can help us to live better, more beautifully.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Smooth your way through the day by being as respectable as time and circumstance require. Fit in, look and sound the part that you’ve been assigned, and get a lot done with very little or no resistance. In general, being respectable can be a good thing and serve you well, especially when dealing with new people or with those who don’t know you very well.

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 January 6, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 6, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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January is here,
With eyes that keenly glow-
A frost-mailed warrior striding
A shadowy steed of snow.
-Edgar Fawcett (1847-1904

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Spiritual Unite: Apple Tree Symbolism – Think Adam And Eve

Appletree symbolism has a long and varied history across much of Europe and the Mediterranean.
From the earliest religious texts and tribal cultures to modern druidism and New Age beliefs, apple trees have always held deep symbolic meaning.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Frankincense 

Frankincense is one of the oldest documented magical resins–it’s been traded in northern Africa and parts of the Arab world for nearly five thousand years.

Read more…

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MBG: How The Root Chakra’s Shadow Could Be Keeping You From Authenticity

Though chakras are not physical structures, they can be the source of wounds and dysfunction in the body. Each of the main seven chakras is a point of highly concentrated energy, and that energy relates to a unique set of themes.

Read more….

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MBG: We Just Started 2020 & There’s Already A (Super) Rare Astro Event Coming

This week, the AstroTwins explain why there’s a little more baggage we all need to deal with—and possibly some tears to shed—before we barrel into this brand-new decade.
The week starts off on a flowy-yet-productive note as imaginative Neptune gets into a friendly formation with the Sun, then Mercury in Capricorn.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: DIY Dream Spell Jar for the Dark Moon 

Inspire a deeper, more vivid, and insightful dream life with this clever little DIY dream spell jar.

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Herbal Muse: No-Bake Herbal Power Balls

This is a rich, nutrient-dense treat that delivers an abundance of sweetness without the fat or calories or a mound of mixing bowls and baking dishes to clean up. The herbs suggested here are in powdered form for ease of mixing and improved texture and were selected for their adaptogen and antioxidant qualities, but you can certainly make substitutions. Learn how to make them…

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MNN: Why and how you should start a sit-spot routine
Spending time in nature has proven health benefits, and this habit will help you reap those positive rewards.

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EarthSky News: Moon in Taurus on January 6, 7 and 8

These next three nights – January 6, 7 and 8, 2020 – the bright waxing gibbous moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. However, it will be difficult to envision the starlit figure of the Bull on these moonlit nights. Despite the lunar glare, you might see this constellation’s two major signposts: the star Aldebaran and the Pleiades star cluster, otherwise known as the Seven Sisters.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: So You’ve Set Your Intentions – Now What?

‘Tis the season – and almost everyone since Babylonian times has been doing it around this time of year. Paying their debts. Making promises to their gods. Re-affirming commitments. Making resolutions.

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Inner Journey:

TRAVEL WITH AWARENESS

“…focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
— Greg Anderson

Travelling brings me wonderful opportunities to build awareness. When I get into the car, for example, I set an intention to drive well and stay alert to what other drivers and pedestrians are doing. When I realize that my mind has drifted and I’ve slipped into autopilot, I gently bring my focus back to the present.

It’s also a time when I can pay attention to my reactions. Does irritation arise when someone drives too quickly or slowly, or when I get stopped by a yellow light? Being aware of the irritation gives me the opportunity to acknowledge and then release it. If I choose to, I can be at peace anywhere – even on the road!

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor

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A Note from the Universe 

If you want better from others,  be better yourself.

Want better,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Instant Pot® Colorado Chile Verde

“This is a chili that you’ll find in the Mountain West–either Colorado or New Mexico. It has a medium heat and complex taste, thanks to green chiles from Hatch, New Mexico. The dish is a simple stew with a cohesive taste across different textures and flavors, that can be thickened as you like it. Serve with bread, tortillas, rice, or even over a breakfast burrito!”

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Magical Correspondences for Monday 

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions, and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
January 6, 2020

Vegetarianism

“The road to health is paved with vegetables, fruits, beans, rice and grains.”

-Polly Strand, 1993

Nature’s bounty is plentiful! The food with which we are provided is nature’s medicine cabinet. We have everything we need to keep ourselves healthy and fit. Nature’s intelligence works with us to sustain life

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Strength 

Although it may be a peaceful day, that calm may all be on the surface. If dissatisfaction or anger is brewing at depth, there could be thoughts or fantasies of revenge or anger to fuel the bad feelings. Face everyone and everything with great care and respect. You have more than enough strength to deal with whatever comes up. Obviously, don’t bait or antagonize anyone. Kindness wins out.

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/