Cat’s Morning Bits for May 2, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 2, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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May Quotes

“The wind is tossing the lilacs,
The new leaves laugh in the sun,
And the petals fall on the orchard wall,
But for me the spring is done.

Beneath the apple blossoms
I go a wintry way,
For love that smiled in April
Is false to me in May.”

Sara Teasdale, May

gardendigest.com

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May 2022 Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 Mother’s Day

May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

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

May 30 Memorial Day (USA)

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

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Spirit Library: Affirmations That Work
Owen Waters


Affirmations are used to reprogram the subconscious mind in a desired direction. This helps to empower you to move through emotional blockages which may be limiting your opportunities to experience life to the fullest.

Read more….

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Chaotic Witch Aunt: My Daily Personal Practices

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Spirituality & Health: EVERGREEN TREE SYMBOLISM – THRIVING THROUGH HARDSHIP
Susan Brunton

There are two broad types of trees: deciduous and evergreen.

By far the most common is deciduous, which covers all trees that lose their leaves (or other foliage) for at least part of the year.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Dandelion Magic and FolkloreBy Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019


Every spring, we often see our yards suddenly blanketed with dots of bright sunny yellow flowers. Although many suburban homeowners see dandelions as the bane of their existence, and spend significant amounts of money trying to eradicate them from sight, the fact is that dandelions have a long and rich folkloric history

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MBG: Your Horoscope For The First Week Of May Is Jam-Packed: What Astrologers Predict

A few oddball mashups could leave you feeling hot and cold this week. Here’s what astrologers want you to know.

Get ready for a blast of blazing heat this Monday, May 2, as vixen Venus vaults into Aries, igniting a passionate spring awakening!

Read more….

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from The Witch of Wanderlust: Crafting a Hidden Spell in a Candle

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: The Science of Plant Sunburn: How to Keep Your Plants From Burning Out
Knowing the causes of plant sunburn will help you better protect your plants.

In a world that’s getting hotter and experiencing stronger droughts and heatwaves, sunburn is becoming an increasing threat to the well-being of plants.1 Whether indoors or outdoors, sunburn can be fatal to plants, and it’s easy to mistake it for something else.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: 2022 Eta Aquariid meteor shower: All you need to know

Especially since April’s Lyrids were drowned in moonlight in 2022, many will watch the Eta Aquariids this year.

When to watch: Especially try the mornings of May 4, 5 and 6, 2022, in the hours before dawn. Why before dawn? See “Radiant” below. The American Meteor Society is listing 4 UTC on May 5 as the shower’s predicted* peak time. But times vary between different experts. And the peak of this shower stretches out over several days. So you can expect elevated numbers of meteors a few days before and after the peak time.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Smoking Out The Pagan Gatekeepers
APRIL 28, 2022 BY TOM SWISS


The gods call whom they will, and don’t need any humans setting limits on them. The idea of a “closed practice” is entirely a human invention.

In some of my recent internet interactions, I’ve noticed a troubling pattern of young people feeling that they need to ask permission to be Pagan.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: AFRICAN DRUM MUSIC • Tribal Beats • Shaman Dance • Unleash your Primal Self

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Inner Journey: Open to the new

“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

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

When we are open, we are willing to move to places we’ve never been before. We are willing to continually review our belief systems so we can test out new ideas.

Be open to seeing things:

from another’s point of view,

from a higher and more inclusive perspective

with a beginner’s attitude of wonder.

“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
— Jill Bolte Taylor

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s what I ask folks who aspire to being fabulously wealthy:

“Couldn’t you just pretend you’re a multi-multi-millionaire?

“You know, right after you’re done pretending you’re not?”

O-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-u-h…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 11 Easy Hashbrown Casseroles for Potato Lovers

You can’t go wrong with a good hashbrown casserole. Serve it as a make-ahead breakfast casserole that will feed the whole family, or as a restaurant-worthy side dish for ham. Each of these hashbrown casseroles is ready in about an hour and requires minimal prep work.

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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

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
May 2, 2022

Optimism
“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.”

-Al Jolson (1886-1950) His signature line.


What is ahead for us? We don’t know for sure, but we do know there is still a lot to be experienced. We can look forward with optimism. Studies have shown that optimists live longer, healthier, happier lives. We can choose to see the glass as half-full, and as wholly satisfying. Think today’s going to be a good day? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Quotes

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

  • William Wordsworth, March

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

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

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

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

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

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries

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Spirit Library: Just Be
Kate Spreckley


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

Read more….

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

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Learn Religions: Diana, Roman Goddess of the Hunt

By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 02, 2019


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

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

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

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Thought For The Day

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

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

Read more….

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

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

Read more….

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


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

Read more….

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

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Inner Journey:

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

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

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

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

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

Forever and ever,

The Universe

tut.com

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

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
March 30, 2022

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

-Samuel Johnson


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

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 21, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 21, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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March Quotes

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”

George Santayana

gardendigest.com

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March 2022 Events

March 1 Mardi Gras

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

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

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

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

March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters AriesSpirit Library:



Spirit Library: Rebirth During Equinox – Go For It
Selacia

The energies of Equinox are bringing a whole new level of rebirth to you and humanity. Side-by-side with the unthinkable tragedy unfolding in Ukraine, Russia’s war is uniting people in ways not seen since the pandemic began.

Read more….

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Chaotic Witch Aunt: Tips for Witches Who Aren’t Ready to be Open about their Practice

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Spirituality & Health: Connecting Stars, Planets, and the Body for Better Health

BY WINTER ROSS
Medical astrology links planets to body parts. Your body’s strengths and weaknesses may be informed by your zodiac sign.

Read more….

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Moody Moons March Newsletter; Magical Uses of Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan pink salt is the undeniable staple of the yoga-loving, good-vibe feeling, kinda-crunchy crowd.

It’s easy to find and it’s lovely.

Let’s take a look at some ways to incorporate this sherbert-colored mineral into your magical practice.

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MBG: Astrologers Unpack The Rare, Disruptive Transit Coming Our Way This Week

A rare transit may cause quite the disruption to start the week. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Try as you may to keep things “peace, love, and harmony,” brace yourself for combat this Tuesday, March 22,

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Today’s DIY: DIY/Decor recycled glass jar/Home decorating ideas handmade

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: 15 Bee-Friendly Native Flowers for Your Garden
These pollinator-friendly flowers will please both you and the bees.

Looking to support the bees by planting their favorite flowers in your garden this season?

When you imagine bees feeding, mid-summer blooms like sunflowers or bee balm may come to mind.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Between now and June solstice: Track the sun’s shift on your horizon

Many of the streets in the United States and in many parts of the world are oriented either north-south or east-west. Therefore, just by looking out the doorway of your home, you can watch the progress of the sun as it slides from south to north around the March equinox.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Building Trustworthy Containers for Magick
MARCH 18, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

As some of my magick starts to return to in-person gatherings, I remember how I need to begin the work with a strong container.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Gong Space – Theta Waves Deep Shamanic Meditation

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Inner Journey:

IN CONFUSION

“It is while trying to get everything straight in my head that I get confused.”
— Mary Virginia Micka

When I get confused, when my mind is wrestling with what to do, I have learned to abandon my thought processes completely. The best solution, I’ve discovered, lies in asking my heart for direction. This requires that I stop my mental chatter, either by sitting in silence or by doing something completely different. In quiet, still space, I often know what’s needed, with a clarity I never get from the labouring of my mind.

And I now know, without doubt, that when I’m confused is never the time to act. I must wait for clarity.

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”
— Daniel Boone

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Impatience is a sign of hurrying, hurrying is a sign of worrying, worrying is a sign of fear, and fear is a sign that someone has temporarily forgotten that it’s never too late to change their thoughts and, therefore, their “things.”

Glad we could straighten that out,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Light and Fresh Spring Soups

Spring’s brisk, rainy days are technically still soup weather, but call for bright, garden-fresh vegetables and herbs to take center stage.

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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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
March 21 , 2022

Love
“Love is the central flame of the universe, nay, the very fire itself.”

-Ernest Holmes


What else is there, really? A Course in Miracles says that there are only two things in this life – love and fear… and when it all comes down to it, there is really just love. For just a little word, LOVE is a huge concept. Love is our greatest motivator, our deepest inspiration. No wonder love is so often associated with fire, and desire, and burning passion. It warms us, heals us, frees us.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

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 22, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 22, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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February Quotes

Wan February with weeping cheer,
Whose cold hand guides the youngling year
Down misty roads of mire and rime,
Before thy pale and fitful face
The shrill wind shifts the clouds apace
Through skies the morning scarce may climb.
Thine eyes are thick with heavy tears,
But lit with hopes that light the year’s.”

  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Year’s Carols: February

gardendigest.com

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February Events

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

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

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

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: A New Reverence for All of Life
Kate Spreckley


We start this week with the energies of 2222 activating and expanding our mental body and transmuting the unconscious limitations which inhibit our growth and narrow our outlook on life.

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Different Pagan Paths & Combining Paths || Pagan Happy Hour

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Spirituality & Health: The Antidote to Toxic Positivity by Julie Peters

Difficult emotions are there for a reason. There is one cure for toxic positivity.

“Good Vibes Only.” It’s a T-shirt slogan meant to invite joy and positivity, but it has a shadow, too. Feeling a little down or tired today? Insecure about your weight? What about generally anxious about living in a pandemic? If you’ve got a hint of any bad vibes, you are not welcome here, in this place where only good vibes are acknowledged and seen.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: How to Cast a Circle for a Pagan Ritual

Why Cast a Circle?
Do you need to cast a circle every time you perform a spell or ritual?

Much like many other questions in modern Paganism, this is one where the answer really depends on who you ask. Some people opt to always cast a circle prior to formal rituals, but usually do spellwork on the fly without the use of a circle

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MBG: An Upcoming Moon Phase Will Inspire Visionary Ideas, Astrologers Predict

This week, an idea-inspiring quarter moon and rebellious square take the skies—and the United States hits a telling cosmic anniversary. Here’s your horoscope from The AstroTwins.

There are three sides to every story—and, technically, none of them are “the truth.” But under the dimming lights of Wednesday’s quarter moon in Sagittarius, it’s easy to get caught up in a philosophical debate.

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Your Unpopular Witchcraft Opinions/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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The Pagan Library: Banishments & Bale-Fires Kihe

Upon the heights of the old, green hill
I met with a sight that intended to thrill
And then jumped in the man at the till:
“A penny per child’s not enough!”

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Treehugger: Here’s Dobby, a Baby Aardvark Named for the Beloved ‘Harry Potter’ Character
Conservationists are hand-feeding the calf to help out mom.

The new baby has huge, drooping ears, pink, wrinkled skin, and massive claws. And everyone around him thinks he’s breathtaking.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meet Castor: It’s 6 stars in one

Castor, the less-bright Twin
Castor is one of two bright and noticeable stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins. It shines with a bright white light in contrast to the golden glow of Pollux, its brother star, also in Gemini. These two stars are noticeable on the sky’s dome for being bright and close together.

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Patheos-Pagan: Magic is Fun!
FEBRUARY 20, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


I’m a serious writer who writes about serious matters. I encourage people to take their religion and spirituality seriously, and to work on it diligently. There’s not a single whimsical bone in my body – my mother still tells people I was “born 35.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dzivia — Rujnuj [Full Album]

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Inner Journey:

HIGHER PERSPECTIVES

“Bias and impartiality is in the eye of the beholder.”
— Lord Barnett

According to Andrew Schneider, the radical difference between personality awareness and soul consciousness is a difference in perspectives. Acquiring a soul perspective allows us to see things differently – and we always see a more inclusive, universal picture. This expanded view adds to an understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of life.

If I insist on hanging on to a personality perspective that is contrary to a soul perspective, the two perspectives will clash. This challenges me to find a way through to a deeper truth than I previously knew. This kind of tension between soul and personality positions is typical of the prelude to transformation that is a vital part of the soul journey.

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
— Sylvia Plath

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The system works.

Imagine it.

Move towards it.

Has to happen.

It always does.

I’d elaborate… if it were necessary,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Armenian Stuffed Eggplant (Imam Bayildi)

Served as an easy vegetarian side dish or entree, this eggplant will delight even the most picky eater. The eggplant becomes tender in the oven and absorbs the flavors of tomato, onion, and bell pepper for a wonderful Middle Eastern dish.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

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Daily Wisdom
February 22, 2022

Progress
“Our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.”

-George Eliot (1819-1880)


Progress is learning more about who we are. Progress is understanding and relating and empathizing with other people because we realize that we are all in this together. There is no separation between us. When we can truly experience that Oneness, we will have made real progress!

-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 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 31, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 31, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the 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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January Quotes

“Moonless winter night—
a billow of rising fog
hides the distant pines”

  • Lenard D. Moore

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Pushed to Trust Your Intuition
Kate Spreckley


Collectively we are moving through a seemingly chaotic and turbulent evolutionary process which is birthing a new paradigm within our world. This new paradigm is triggering the breakdown and dissolution of the old structures which have contained our human consciousness for thousands of years.

Read more….

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Preparing for Imbolc 🌱 Ideas DIY’s and Rituals

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Spirituality & Health: Refresh Body and Spirit With a Moon Practice

Does your New Year’s Resolution feel like a distant memory? The moon provides a monthly fresh start.

Despite our New Year’s Resolutions, January isn’t really the best time to start a new habit. It is the darkest, coldest time of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere, and it is a notoriously hard time for our collective health—and that was true long before we were mired in a global pandemic.

Read more….

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Imbolc/Candlemas February 1-2/ from The Goddess & The Green Man

Imbolc, in the Celtic seasonal calendar marks the beginning of the lambing season and signals the beginning of Spring and the stirrings of new life. It is Feile Brighde, the ‘quickening of the year’.

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MBG: The Moon In Aquarius & More Make This A Big Week For New Perspectives & Possibilities

The first month of 2022 is almost done—here’s what you need to know for January’s final week, according to the AstroTwins.
Tuesday, February 1, the year’s only new moon in Aquarius reboots a universal sense of wonder, and not a moment too soon.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Witchy DIY’s on a budget 🌲 Extra Enchanted 🌲 Forestcore

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Elephant Journal: 5 Events that can Inspire a Spiritual Awakening.

Ask anyone what they want most and the overwhelming majority will answer, why, happiness, of course.
Obviously, what constitutes happiness varies, slightly, from person to person, but regardless, there is an underlying expectation that life should offer what it is we ultimately seek.

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Treehugger: Ecuador Expands Protected Galapagos Marine Reserve by More Than 23,000 Square Miles
The reserve now protects 76,448 square miles of marine habitat.

Ecuador recently announced it would protect more than 23,000 square miles (60,000 square kilometers) of ocean between the Galapagos Marine Reserve and Costa Rica.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Caelum and Columba in January and February

Columba the Dove and Caelum the Chisel are dim Southern Hemisphere constellations that some northerners can glimpse on January and February evenings.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Wild Hunt in a Witches Wood
JANUARY 28, 2022 BY RAVEN WOOD

Through the years I have seen and heard things in these woods that I could never explain, the dark season and the Wild Hunt by far are when I’ve seen the most. Winter here is stunningly beautiful, a snow-covered forest, snowbanks sparkling like crystals, and icicles that never end….

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Pagan Playlist: FAUN – Baldur (Official Video)

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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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes I laugh so hard it starts a hurricane amongst far-off stars.

Sometimes, I grin so wide it causes earthquakes on distant planets.

And sometimes, when I feel so happy I could float, worlds are born, continents rise, and oceans surge.

But never, ever, ever, do I lay so much as a finger on planet Earth. Because there, my work is long over, and yours has just begun.

Yo, Ho, Ho!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Raghavan’s Uppama

This savory porridge, breakfast fare in South Indian kitchens, is my childhood favorite. A bit like polenta but made with creamy wheat cereal, it brings absolute satisfaction during my down-and-out days.

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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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
January 31, 2022

Instinct
“It is our business to go as we are impelled.”

-D.H. Lawrence


We are attracted to what we are attracted to for a reason. We want what we want for a reason. We are drawn in a certain direction for a reason. These are all clues as to our purpose in life. Our instincts work to bring us to our desires. They don’t come to us so much as we go to them through our actions and efforts

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

Expect the unexpected, in fact don’t even expect that much. Today could be a wild ride, and you may instigate some of it in the spirit of fun, suggests the Fool card. Play it safe and stay out of trouble if you can, but it could be hard at times. Don’t fret over any little mistakes today. By tonight or at least tomorrow it may be hard to tell who made them if anyone even recalls them.

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 24, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 24, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the 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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January Quotes

“O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire,
What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn
Dismayed, and think thy snow a sculptured urn
Of death! Far sooner in midsummer tire
The streams than under ice. June could not hire
Her roses to forego the strength they learn
In sleeping on thy breast.”

  • Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnets: January

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spiritual Unite: WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOU SEE A CROW

Spiritual meaning of seeing a crow – When you see a crow, you might be asking yourself, ‘why did I see a crow?’ or ‘what do crows symbolize in my life?’

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Set Up an Imbolc Altar with Me/ Scarlet Ravenswood

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Spirituality & Health: 6 Holistic Tips for Unhealthy Perfectionism
BY RACHEL ALLYN

Constantly thinking about your to-do list? Have unrelenting expectations for yourself and think you don’t have time to read about it? Welcome! This article is for you

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat

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

Read more….

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MBG: Ambition Will Go Into Overdrive This Week & Astrologers Want You To Roll With It

It’s only a few weeks into the new year, but astrologers say the time is right to make major moves towards your 2022 goals. Here’s your horoscope.

On Monday, January 24, momentum-building Mars high-steps into Capricorn, sending us all into ambition overload.

Read more….

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The Thin Line Between Love and Obsession – Echo and Narcissus

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Elephant Journal: 10 Quotes to Commemorate the loving memory of Thich Nhat Hanh.

“Our true nature is the nature of no birth and no death. Only when we touch our true nature can we transcend the fear of non-being, the fear of annihilation. An American friend, whose name is Elly Kleinman, said to me ‘Nothing is born, nothing dies.’ Although he did not practice as a Buddhist but as a company owner, he found the same truth the Buddha discovered.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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I remember the first time I read a quote by Thich Nhat Hanh.

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EarthSky News: Procyon: The Little Dog Star

It’s hard to think of Procyon – the Little Dog Star – without also thinking of the other Dog Star, Sirius. If you’re looking at the right time of the year (or right time of the night), you can always find Sirius because it’s the sky’s brightest star.

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Patheos-Pagan: Connecting to Gods for Whom There is Little Lore
JANUARY 23, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


A question I hear from time to time asks “how do I connect to a God for whom there is little or no lore?”

On one hand, this question shows the importance of stories in religious practice. In ancient times these stories were passed down from parent to child, and from traveler to host. In our time they’re mostly passed down through books

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Pagan Playlist: Grounding to Mother Gaia 🌍 Shaman Drum Journey, Gong & Nature ROOT Chakra Meditation Music

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Inner Journey:

JUDGMENT CREATES

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
— Mother Teresa

We know the power of thoughts to create. Consider, then, the impact of our judgments. When we judge someone critically, those judgments have the power to affect the one being judged, if they are open to our perceptions. This is the case even when we don’t say what we’re thinking.

For example, if I judge someone to be fat, and that individual perceives him or herself to be fat and is sensitive to the opinions of others, my thoughts will reinforce their ‘fat’ experience.

Being aware of the impact of our judgments helps us let go of our tendency to judge.

“There are three kinds of violence: one, through our deeds; two, through our words; and three, through our thoughts. …The root of all violence is in the world of thoughts, and that is why training the mind is so important.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Excusez-moi, but celestial protocol usually involves either a nod, a wink, or at the very least an acknowledging sideways glance while peering over your sunglasses, whenever a life-changing miracle is performed on your behalf.

And I’m quite sure you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Oh, you’re welcome.

Anytime. Anytime at all. Literally.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Traditional Lunar New Year Foods for the Year of the Tiger


Lunar New Year is a time for festive foods, whether you’re celebrating Chinese New Year, Vietnamese Tet, or Korean New Year, called Seollal. Read on to learn more about what foods to make and how to celebrate.

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

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Daily Wisdom
January 24, 2022

Decisions
“Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.”

-José Ortega y Gasset
Every moment we’re making decisions. Some decisions are small and some are big, but they all lead us to right where we are. If past decisions have led us to this place, it follows that future decisions will lead us further down the road. So, where do we want to go? Think about it and then decide!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You have great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.

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 December 6, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 6, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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December Quotes

“Every year at just this time,
In cold and dark December,
Families around the world
All gather to remember,
With presents and with parties,
With feasting and with fun,
Customs and traditions
for people old and young.”

  • Helen H. Moore

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

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

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Daily Tarot Girl: Tarot Reading for Dec 6 – 12

This reading was intense! I’m using the Dark Mansion Tarot here…

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Creating a Shrine to the Greek Goddess Persephone – Honoring Deity – Magical Crafting

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Spirituality & Health: Tap Into Creativity With the 2nd Chakra
BY JILL LEIGH

Whatever your artistic jam, you need lots of your own energy to bring your project to fruition. Try this practice at the beginning of any creative project

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ThoughtCo: Yule Rituals

Yule, the winter solstice, is a time of great symbolism and power. It marks the return of the sun, when the days finally begin to get a little longer. It’s also a time to celebrate with family and friends, and share the spirit of giving during the holidays.

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Journey Into Dreams: Suitcase or Luggage Dream Meaning
A suitcase in dreams can be a symbol for your plans and aspirations in life or can symbolize burdens and emotional baggage.

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MBG: Astrologers Say This Is The Week For Deep Introspection

All signs point to an introspective week. Here’s your weekly horoscope, according to the AstroTwins.

There’s so much to wrap up before the year is through, but don’t just go racing into Action Jackson mode this Wednesday, December 8.

Read more….

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Yule preparations | Pagan Yule stories & history | Witch vlog

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Elephant Journal: A Guided Meditation to keep us Grounded in our Needs this Holiday Season.

While remembering our needs can be difficult during the holiday season, it can also be what helps us stay centered.
Buying gifts, preparing food, and even coming together with family during the Christmas season often brings up feelings of stress and overwhelm. As we try to please everyone around us, it’s easy to forget about what matters to us.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Explore Dinosaur Fossils, Wildflowers, and Dark Skies at Big Bend National Park

Known as one of the most remote parks in the lower 48 states, Big Bend National Park is bordered by the famed Rio Grande River—which also serves as an international border between the United States and Mexico. In fact, Big Bend National Park gets its name from the large bend in the river that curves along the boundary of the park, covering a distance of 118 miles.

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus December 6 to December 9

New moon came at 07:43 UTC on December 4, 2021. By the evening of December 6, the young waxing crescent is back in the evening sky. From that evening through at least the evening of December 9, you can see spectacularly beautiful scenes in the sky after sunset, as the moon sweeps up away from the sun in our sky, passing first Venus, then Saturn, then Jupiter. Two of these (Venus and Jupiter) are the brightest planets. They’ll be incredibly noticeable with the moon!

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Patheos-Pagan: Elemental Witchcraft for Reconciling Divine Paradox
HERON MICHELLE

My forthcoming book, Elemental Witchcraft, is a magickal map to balance and wholeness as a five-fold being here on planet earth. I call that balancing journey the Pentacle Path.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lady of the Dawn

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Inner Journey:

SELF-DECEPTION

“The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self.”
— Phillip James Bailey

Are you hiding in some way from your own inner light?

I wouldn’t dream of stealing things but I do steal from my own potential. I can be a master at rationalizing, at justifying why it’s not the right time to do something challenging. My arguments seem valid but deep down, I know they’re excuses.

“The longer the excuse, the less likely it’s the truth.”
— Robert Half

“When we know deep down that we’re acting with integrity despite impulses to do otherwise, we feel gates of higher energy and inspiration open inside of us.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

To make hard tasks easy, mountains molehills, and challenges simple, you can opt for one of two paths. You can be still, wait for guidance, and expect spontaneous enlightenment.

Or you can just roll up your sleeves and get busy doing what you can, with what you’ve got, from where you are.

May I suggest the latter? It’s usually much faster. And it makes you a lightning rod for divine guidance and spontaneous enlightenment.

Hi-ho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Tea Ring

This lovely and delicious tea ring combines the classic flavors of cranberry and orange to create a tender and beautiful loaf that everyone will love!

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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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals 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
December 6, 2021

Memories
“The past with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.”

-Lillian Hellman


During the holiday season it’s easy to wax nostalgic. We tend to remember holidays because we take photos and keep them in albums. We get together with friends and family and create memories. We remember because during that time we are in the moment, and enjoying ourselves, so the feelings remain long after the time is past.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.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 November 29, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 29, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,
Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear.”

  • William Cullen Bryant

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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Spirit Library: Assume Nothing
Kate Spreckley



The cosmic energy of this time is gearing up and preparing us for the great shift that is coming in December. We are being urged to consciously engage with our inner world and to tap into the calm and stable energy of our soul. In doing so we can find greater balance and stability in a world that continues to erupt in chaos.

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GODDESSES so Powerful Even the GODS Feared Them – Greek Mythology Explained

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Daily Tarot Girl: Oracle Card Reading for Nov 29 – Dec 5

I felt called to use my Terra Qi Goddess Oracle for this reading…

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Spirituality & Health: Oracle Cards for Beginners

BY SHANNON KAISER

Discover how they differ from tarot cards, how to choose the right oracle deck, and more

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Journey Into Dreams: Nightmare Dream Meaning
Understand the meaning of nightmares and bad dreams and learn how to interpret your dreams.

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MBG: This Is A Huge Week For Inner Work, According To Astrologers

A trine, new moon, and solar eclipse are sure to shake up your week. Here’s how to roll with the astrological punches, according to the AstroTwins.

Can you be dreamy and productive at the same time? Monday’s special connection between enchanting Neptune in Pisces and go-getter Mars in Scorpio says, “Yes!”

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Today’s Meditation: Freyja Meditation (Divine Feminine Energy)

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Treehugger: 9 Fascinating Facts About Brazilian Treehoppers
Discover what makes these curious-looking treehoppers stand out.

The Brazilian treehopper (Bocydium globulare) is a small, curious-looking insect from the family Membracidae that inhabits many tropical rainforests in South America. Related to cicadas and leafhoppers, the nearly 3,300 Membracidae treehopper species have evolved distinctive forms of mimicry to support their survival, including faux thorns, helmets, wings, and leaf-like shapes.

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EarthSky News: Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse sweeps across Antarctica on December 4, 2021. People located at the southernmost tips of South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand will experience the partial phases. The path of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the Southern Ocean about 300 miles (500 km) southeast of the Falkland Islands, crosses the Antarctic continent, and ends at sunset in the Southern Ocean.

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Patheos-Pagan: New Moon-ing: Careful is the Way of Relationship
IRISANYA MOON

The new moon comes, as it will. (Not until December 4, but i thought I’d get ahead of it.)

(Another freaking eclipse?)

I know this time. I remember the way the moon held the sky before my Initiation- and during. I imagine anyway.

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Prophecy

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Inner Journey:

THE PARADOX OF LIFE’S JOURNEY

“It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.”
— P.D. Ouspensky

“All major mystical traditions have recognized that there is a paradox at the heart of the journey of return to Origin. …Put simply, this is that we are already what we seek, and that what we are looking for on the Path with such an intensity of striving and passion and discipline is already within and around us at all moments. The journey and all its different ordeals are all emanations of the One Spirit that is manifesting everything in all dimensions; every rung of the ladder we climb toward final awareness is made of the divine stuff of awareness itself; Divine Consciousness is at once creating and manifesting all things and acting in and as all things in various states of self-disguise throughout all the different levels and dimensions of the universe.”
— Andrew Harvey

“Look at you, you madman, Screaming you are thirsty And are dying in a desert when all around you there is nothing but water!”
— Kabir

“After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same.”
— Paul Simon

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A Note from the Universe

It doesn’t matter what else is happening.

Your net worth, net health, and net happiness all hinge exclusively upon your net thoughts, net words, and net deeds.

This is life’s greatest hook.

I got you babe,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grandma Carlson’s Turkey Pot Pie

This savory comfort food dish is the most popular Thanksgiving leftover meal in our house. With the flakiest of pie crust and fresh herbs, it’ll be a hit in yours as well.

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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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals 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
November 29, 2021

Empowerment
“It’s not enough to just swing at the ball. You’ve got to loosen your girdle and really let it fly.”

-Babe Didrikson Zaharias


Empowerment. What a great word. This is power that we create, within ourselves, for ourselves. Babe Didrikson Zaharias was one of the best female golfers in history. She knew how it felt to be empowered and it showed in her confidence. It showed in her swing!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.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 November 1, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 1, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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November Quotes

“November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.”

  • Elizabeth Coatsworth

gardendigest.com

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 4 New Moon at 2:14 pm PST/ 3:14 pm MST/ 5:14 pm EST/

Nov 7 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 19 Full Beaver Moon at 12:57 am PST/ 1:57 am MST/ 3:57 am EST/

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

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November Correspondences   
Nature Spirits:Subterranean Faeries
Herbs:Grains of Paradise; Verbena; Betony; Borage; Cinquefoil & Blessed Thistle
Colours:Grey & Sea-Green
Flowers:Blooming Cacti & Chrysanthemum
Scents:Cedar; Cherry Blossoms; Hyacinth; Narcissus; Peppermint & Lemon
Stones:Topaz & Lapis Lazuli
Trees: Alder & Cypress
Animals:Unicorn; Scorpion; Crocodile & Jackal
Birds: Owl Goose & Sparrow
Deities:Kali; Black Isis; Nicnevin; Hecate; Bast; Osiris; Sarasvati; Lakshmi; Skadi & Mawu
Power Flow:Transformation; Strengthen communication with your deity
originally found at mystiksangelsrealm

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Historic Harvest Soup with Pumpkin Bowl

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Spiritual Unite: DOUBLE SHOOTING STAR MEANING – PAY ATTENTION
The night sky has fascinated humanity since we first stood on two feet and looked upwards. One of the most compelling sights in the cosmos is the shooting star.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Flying Ointment

As you read more and more about historical witchcraft, and in particular the European witch hunts, you’ll see references to something called flying ointment. Let’s take a look at what this is, and its history and use throughout the centuries.

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Journey Into Dreams: Quilt Symbolism and Dream Meaning
A quilt symbolizes the connection between our past memories and the present moment. Quilts in dreams represent warmth, family, and creativity.

Read more….

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MBG: This Is The Week For A Relationship Talk (Before It’s Too Late), Astrologers Say

Change is rarely easy, even when it’s necessary. That’s the moral of the story this week, as a new moon and Mercury transit shake up horoscopes everywhere:

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Daily Magick Snippets:

“The name ‘November’ is believed to derive from ‘novem’ which is the Latin for the number ‘nine’. In the ancient
Roman calendar November was the ninth month after March. As part of the seasonal calendar November is the
time of the ‘Snow Moon’ according to Pagan beliefs and the period described as the ‘Moon of the Falling Leaves’
by Black Elk.”

  • Mystical WWW
  • gardendigest.com

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Monsters of the Sea

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Elephant Journal: Scorpio New Moon: 5 Questions to help us Maximize the Energy to be Devotional vs. Emotional. {November 2021}

On November 4 at 4:14 CST p.m., the new moon of November arrives.
It graces us with a more serious, energetic tone that will nudge us to get clear, focus, make our decisions confidently, and stick to them.

This new moon falls in the zodiac sign of Scorpio, which may highlight intense emotions, and there may be a nudge to deep dive into our feelings

Read more….

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Treehugger: Giant Pandas Are Better at Camouflage Than You Might Think
Their iconic markings help them disappear into their surroundings.

At first glance, it seems like giant pandas might not be the best at hide and seek.

With their stark black and white coats, they would appear to have a hard time blending into so many environments.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Mercury November 1, 2 and 3 before sunup

Moon and Mercury: beauties!
Mercury, the smallest planet and innermost to the sun, is now wrapping up a string of morning appearances that began in mid-October. Early risers can still spot it above the sunrise point in late October and during the first few days of November. At that time of the morning,

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Patheos-Pagan: The three aspects of Samhain – honoring our ancestors, the last harvest…
ANN TRIP

Samhain the time when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest, we can connect with our ancestors.

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Pagan Playlist: Song of the Witches

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Inner Journey: LAUGH!

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.”
— William James

Why laugh?

Laughter nourishes the soul and triggers joy. It’s a natural stress reliever. It stimulates the immune system and increases oxygen, stamina and our breathing capacity. Medical literature is full of reasons to laugh for the health of it.

Don’t rely upon your funny friends, favorite sit-com or jokes to tickle your funny bone — just laugh for the joy of it!

“Laughter is like the human body wagging its tail.”
— Anne Wilson Schaef

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The odd thing about the often long and lonely path of life is that when you get to the end of it and look back, you’ll find that it was neither of these.

Swoosh,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pumpkin Brownies

A twist on a classic brownie recipe–perfect for fall! Rich chocolate flavors are nicely complemented by pumpkin and spices.

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November Birthstone: Citrine

Birthstone Color: Yellow Gold

November’s gemstone, Citrine, is as warm as a Van Gogh painting of sunflowers. The name Citrine comes from an old French word, “citrin”, meaning lemon. One of the more rare forms of quartz, this gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of its resemblance to the red wine.

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Daily Wisdom
November 1, 2021

Security
“Our greatest illusion is reliance upon the security and permanence of material possessions. We must search for some other coin.”

-John Cudahy


What is secure anyway? And why do we so desperately rely upon it? Anything we can see or touch is impermanent. “Things” come and go. A new car depreciates the minute we drive it off the lot. A gemstone is only worth what someone will pay for it, and prices change all the time. The only permanence, the only unchangeable, is spirit. We can find our security in our faith

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 October 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 11, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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October Quotes

“The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
    Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
The pur0ple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
    drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.”
–   William Cullen Bryant

gardendigest.com

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October Events:

Oct 6 New Moon at 4:05 am PST/ 5:05 am MST/ 7:05 am EST

Oct 11 Indigenous Peoples Day / Thanksgiving day: Canada

Oct 18 Mercury goes direct

Oct 20 Full Blood Moon at 7:56 am PST/ 8:56 am MST/ 10:56 am EST

Oct 23 Sun enters Scorpio

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Sacredness, Balance & Harmony
Kate Spreckley

Ultimately everything we are experiencing is pushing us to find balance. The incoming energies are potent and pulsing powerfully throughout humanity generating the changes needed for us to live in sacredness, balance and harmony.

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The Mystical Dark Magic of Ireland | Historic Hauntings | Shiver

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Spiritual Unite:

HIGH VIBRATIONAL FOODS FOR STARSEEDS: A GUIDE TO ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING
When it comes to eating, your intentions are just as important as the quality of the food that you eat.

What is a high-vibration meal?

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Ritual to Honor the Forgotten Dead

As Samhain rolls around and the veil grows thin each year, many people in the Pagan community take the opportunity to hold rituals honoring the dead. This may take the form of setting up an altar to honor the ancestors, or to hold a vigil for those who have crossed over in the past year

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Journey Into Dreams: Crow Dream Symbol Meaning
To dream of crows or to see them in your day-to-day life means you are experiencing personal transformation and changes in your life.

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MBG: Why Astrologers Are Heading Into The Week Ahead With An Extra Dose Of Caution

Big-hearted magic is in the ether this week, but the AstroTwins say you should beware of people’s shadow sides. Here are the horoscope highlights you need to know:

On Friday, October 15, jovial Jupiter in Aquarius will envelop the Libra Sun in a giant bear hug (aka a 120-degree trine).

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Daily Magick Snippets

Besom Lore

You should never sweep your house at night. The faeries and spirits that live in and around your home find it an insult.

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Creating a Witchy Autumnal Home | A Cozy Vlog

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Elephant Journal: Kitchen as a Sacred Space, Cooking as Meditation.

They say that food cooked by one’s mother is incomparable to any other.
For me, this is especially true. My mother channels “Annapūrṇa”—the Indian Goddess of food and nourishment (the name literally means “filled with or possessed of food”) in the kitchen effortlessly. Her mother—my grandmother—was a level higher; she was the Goddess Annapūrṇa herself, I believe.

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Treehugger: We All Need More Awe in Our Lives
And nature is just the place to get it.

In 2018, there was a study done at the University of California at Berkeley that delved into the question of awe, and what it is about nature that manages to trigger such sensations of wonder within humans at times. Why do we feel so much better when we go outside? What is that feeling, and what exactly is it doing for us?

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EarthSky News: Delphinus The Dolphin Resembles Its Name

How to see Delphinus
Delphinus the Dolphin is the 69th-smallest of the 88 constellations. It comes into view each year on northern summer evenings. By northern fall, it’s well placed for viewing, arcing high across the sky each night. Its stars are faint. To see it, you’ll want a dark sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Reading About Samhain & Halloween

Most major holidays come with a lot of disinformation. This doesn’t mean books or websites are deliberately lying to you, it’s just that scholarship has changed a great deal over the last 100 years,

Read more….

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A witches guide to making October magical 🍁 Ideas, DIYs & Rituals

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Inner Journey:

GETTING DOWN TO ESSENTIALS

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
— Lin Yutang

Do you feel a desire to simplify your life?

If you say ‘yes,’ then set an intention to reduce the demands, stimuli, interruptions and busyness in your life. We each have the power to do this – we simply have to begin to say ‘no’ to those activities that don’t directly serve what we want for our lives.

Everyone of this planet deserves to have some free time to think, relax and have fun. If you long for this, begin now to clear your plate and allow a new level of experience to happen in your life. Take charge. Eliminate time wasters. Make some decisionsabout what matters to you.

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
— Hans Hofmann

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

See? I told you everything was lining up for you that the right people were headed your way; that the right things would be said; that you’d become a total love magnet; and that very little of this would be apparent as it was unfolding, yet in hindsight you’d see the stunning perfection.

You’re even ahead of schedule.

All is supremely well,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Apple Bundt® Cake

To make this cake, first make a homemade caramel sauce which you then incorporate into the batter and use as a topping! You’ll probably have extra sauce; but no worries—it’s great on ice cream. too!

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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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals 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
October 11, 2021

Contentment
“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure, nor this thing nor that, but simply growth.”

-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)


Contentment looks different to everyone. We may not be able to define it, or recognize it when we see it, but we can certainly feel it. Happiness and contentment spring from within

-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/