Cat’s Morning Bits for March 16, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 16, 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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March Events & Holidays

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

March 18: Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

March 20: Ostara/ Spring Equinox

March 24: New Moon : 2:28 am PST./ 3:28 am MST/ 5:28 am EST

March 27: Easter

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The moving Moon went up the sky,
And nowhere did abide;
Softly she was going up,
And a star or two beside.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

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Spirit Library: Find Your Equilibrium (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Our process of transformation and growth is currently accelerating at a much greater pace. The intensity of this time is radically quickening our healing to create deep and lasting change and transformation. We are being shown the way to creating a safer, less destructive and more sustainable world.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Ostara Recipes

Ostara is the celebration of the Spring Equinox; it’s the time of year when new life is beginning to form, and fresh little green things are starting to poke their way out of the chilly dirt.

Read more….

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Spring Is Here & It Could Spur Collective Action

This Monday, March 16, expressive Mercury returns to Pisces, the sign of forgiveness and healing.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning:

Crowds:

1. Dreaming of actually being part of an orderly and purposeful crowd implies aspirations in tune with those around you and support and assistance in making all your dreams a reality.
2. If you’re not actually involved with the crowd, however, you may feel as if you’re “on the outside looking in” with regard to what’s going on in your immediate circle.
3. An angry, out-of-control mob implies turbulent emotions. You need to slow down, take a look at your feelings, and do what you can to make sense of them.

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Daily Good: Do Not Lose Heart — We Were Made for These Times

Clarissa Pinkola Estes stirringly invites us to embrace the moment we are in with all of its fear, uncertainty, and turmoil. She says, “I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it…In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. Do not make yourself ill with overwhelm.” This passage calls us to constructive action — and recalls us to our deepest purpose.{ read more }

Be The Change

What is your response to times of great challenge? What would it look like in your life to be “fully lit and willing to show it”?

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Today’s DIY:  Making a Spell Candle

Life can get a bit stressful at times. Media is full of all kinds of bad news. You cannot even pop on Facebook to say hi to friends and family without seeing all types of negativity. As a witch, we need to be more careful of this than most.

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: 3 Reasons you should Take a Hike—Like, Right Now.

If you are lucky enough to live within a couple hours’ drive of the Appalachian Trail (or really any hiking destination), get your ass in the car.
Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

Read more….

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MNN: How to help hummingbirds in winter

Hummingbirds get little relief from hunger, thanks to the fastest metabolism of any vertebrate animal. Native plant nectar is usually their best food source, but since hummingbirds can starve after just a few hours without food, humans often lend a hand.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Waning crescent moon, 4 planets before sunrise

These next several mornings – March 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2020 – watch for the waning crescent moon to swing by four morning planets. From around the world on March 17, 2020, the lit side of the lunar crescent points directly at this parade of planets.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witch Guide To Easing Flu Symptoms

Last week, I shared an article on how to use essential oils to create natural cleansers. The idea is to create herbal shields as an additional safeguard in our homes. We are magickal people, so it makes sense to engage our plant allies for assistance for health and home.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

LOOK INSIDE FOR DIRECTION

“If you see your path laid out in front of you — Step one, Step two, Step three — you only know one thing… it is not your path. Your path is created in the moment of action. If you can see it laid out in front of you, you can be sure it is someone else’s path. That is why you see it so clearly.”
— Joseph Campbell

What? No one to follow? Now that’s a scary thought!

And yet, that’s what life asks each of us to do – to chart our own path. We are each unique. We’re told our uniqueness is our gift to the world. And so why would we even want to follow in someone else’s footsteps?

Can we trust ourselves to carve our own trail?

“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

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A Note from the Universe

If you just start dancing, I can assure you, by the powers vested in me (more than you could ever imagine), the music will be added. As will the partners, the giant disco ball, and whatever else you like.

But I must warn you, “start” is not to be confused with “start and then stop to see if anything happens.” Nope, that’s “I’m scared, tired, and not sure what I really want.”

I mean “start” as in “never stop, never look back, because even if I make a ‘mistake,’ at least I still get to dance.”

Do your thing and I’ll do mine.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Orange Creamsicle® Protein Shake

“Packed with protein, this shake is reminiscent of the famous ice cream bar. Tasty, healthy, and sure to keep you full until lunch or beyond.”

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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
March 16, 2020

Reason
“Let Reason, not impulse, be your guide.”

-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
I like this because Gibran used a capital “R” for reason – and I think that’s significant. We have a head, and we have a heart. We are at our best when we can use the two of them together. Reason with a little “r” might just be thinking, using our heads. But Reason with a big “R” connects the heart. Our heart can be impulsive, and our head can be impulsive – but Reason allows us that time for consideration, that time for thoughtfulness. It brings us balance, and peace of mind.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

The Lovers card embodies the classic struggle between following your heart and listening to your head. There are a lot of temptations out there, but what are the consequences if you give in to them? Difficult choices have to be made in order to move forward. Which direction will you choose to go? Reflect on your values in order to make the right decision.

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 3, 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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Design the winter on the window pane,
Admit pale sun though cobwebs left from autumn;
Remember summer when the flies are stilled;
Remember spring, when the cold spider sleeps.
-Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)

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MGB: Your Weekly Horoscope Is In — And Monday Is A Big Day In The Stars

Starting Monday, February 3, wordsmith Mercury swings into poetic Pisces, raising the stakes on amorous expression for two whole months.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Daffodil Magic, Legends, and Folklore 

Daffodils are bright sunny flowers which make their appearance right around the time of Ostara, the spring equinox, which falls around March 21 in the northern hemisphere. Its bright petals are typically found in shades of white, yellow or even pale orange.

Read more…

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MBG: Flower Elixirs & Feng Shui Tips For Every Chinese Zodiac Animal

For thousands of years, cultures have tapped into the power of flowers, seeking out special ones to assist with healing, clarity, and more. Sometimes thought of as “meditation in a bottle,” flower elixirs can magnify your positive qualities and dissolve static, helping you feel your best.

Read more….

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Karma Tube: Wild Soul – A Nature Poem

Here’s a nature poem from one of the wild places of our amazing planet. A short poem that urges you to come closer to nature and add some wildness to your soul.

Watch now….

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Today’s DIY: HOUSE BLESSING MIRRORED CHARMS!!!

Happy New Year fellow Pagan Pals! Bellarosa here for another episode of MyPaganPal crafts & such! We’re making House Blessing Hanging Mirrored Charms to refresh your current sacred space for the new year! I’ll be using these cute charms in my new home! Here’s what you’ll need:

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Natural Living Ideas: 10 Beautiful Ways To Use Rose Petals

As the enduring symbol of romance, the classic rose is one of the stateliest flowers to grace gardens today. But, these beautiful blooms are useful for so much more than looking pretty.

Read more…..

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MNN: This little owl was found in a ditch, but her reason for being there was a surprise

When a U.K. landowner found a “soggy” owl in a ditch, he took her to a bird rescue, thinking she was injured.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon near star Aldebaran on February 3

On February 3, 2020, you’ll find the moon near Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull. Aldebaran marks the tip of a V-shaped pattern of stars that represents the Bull’s face.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Powerful Plant Allies: Greening Your Home Space

Years ago, I had the good fortune to find a mentor willing to teach me about witchcraft. She shared wisdom that I use to this day, but the first and most valuable lesson helped me understand the importance of plant allies.

Read more..

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Inner Journey:

ATTACHMENT

“The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be broken, the bird cannot fly.”
— Saint John of the Cross

“Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
— Thomas Merton

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”
— Zen Saying

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A Note from the Universe 

Without a doubt, right here and now, as you read these very words with eyes that sparkle, this golden day, amid your dancing manifestations in a perfect world on an emerald planet while your heart beats, your blood flows, and angels peer over your shoulder, I think you just might be the “luckiest” person alive.

Royal-Flush-Lucky,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

These delicious mushrooms taste just like restaurant-style stuffed mushrooms…

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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 3, 2020

Courage

“Few persons have courage to appear as good as they really are.”

-J.C. Hare (1795-1855) and A.W. Hare (1792-1834)

Is this so true? There is so much self-deprecation going on out there! Why do we fear our brilliance? Why do we hide our lights? We need to have the courage to shine! And we need to en-courage each other to bring it on – to share our gifts with the world, and with each other!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

There’s a sense of security in what is old, and with something new coming into your life it’s natural to be a bit afraid. Give this new situation a chance and give yourself time to get comfortable with the new conditions. It could be as simple as getting your hair cut or changing your glasses frames, but it could be much bigger than that.

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 13, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 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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O Winter, ruler of the inverted year,
Thy scattered hair with sleet like ashes filled,
Thy breath congealed upon they lips, thy cheeks
Fringed with a beard made white with other snows.
-William Cowper (1731-1800)

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Spiritual Unite: This is The Spiritual Symbolism For Lemon

Lemon is a yellow coloured fruit of the small evergreen tree of the Rutaceae family. It has a distinctive sour taste that makes it an essential ingredient for many of our favourite food and drinks.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: A Collection of Prayers for Imbolc

If you’re looking for prayers or blessings to celebrate the sabbat of Imbolc, here’s where you’ll find a selection of original devotionals that bid farewell to the winter months and honor the goddess Brighid, as well as seasonal blessings for your meals, hearth, and home.

Read more…..

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MBG: This Week’s Horoscope Is Here To Shake Up Your Daily Routine

Today, the AstroTwins are breaking down how this week’s astrological transits could inspire some out-of-this-world innovation and creativity.
Life takes a turn for the poetic this Monday, January 13, as enchanting Venus floats into ethereal Pisces.

Read more….

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Winter Medicine: An Overview of the Pantry and Medicine Chest
by Linda Conroy
I live in a cold climate, where the winter months can be quite long. Because fresh, local, wild food and herbs are not as readily in the winter months, I spend a lot of time during the fall months preparing food and medicine to have on hand for winter.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Corn Husk Dolls: 13 DIYs

Children and mothers used to make fashionable dolls out of corn husks wherever corn was grown as a crop. The custom though mainly prevalent in native and colonial American families seeped into the modern American culture down the ages.

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Elephant Journal: Making Love with Nature: a Letter to the Alder Trees.

Inside the meditation hall, I sit with my hands in my lap, breathing into the hollow of my palms.
Left hand lying gently inside the right, thumb tips just barely touching, center point of concentration in the posture of Zen meditation. Back straight, mind deep in the body, the hands open and connected to the motion of breathing. I think of the image suggested by the Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh—a baby Buddha nestled in my hands,

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MNN: Scientists discover 10 new birds
5 new species, 5 subspecies found on small islands in Indonesia

A group of scientists set out on a six-week expedition near Sulawesi, Indonesia, in hopes of learning more about the region’s bird population. What they discovered was far more exciting — undiscovered bird species.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Tonight is New Year’s Eve, in the Julian calendar

Today is January 13, 2020, in our calendar, the Gregorian calendar, but it marks the last day of the year by the Julian calendar, which was first introduced to the world by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. The Gregorian calendar’s January 14, 2020, is January 1 of the same year by the Julian calendar. It’s the Julian New Year, sometimes called the Old New Year or the Orthodox New Year.

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Patheos-Pagan: 2020 Witches’ Wheel Of The Year

This guide to the Witches’ Wheel of the Year is a journey through the lunar, astrological and seasonal energies of 2020, with spells, rituals, and spiritual practices to strengthen your connection to the deeper world.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

WATER WISDOM

“When flowing water … meets with obstacles on its path, a blockage in its journey, it pauses. It increases in volume and strength, filling up in front of the obstacle and eventually spilling past it….

“Do not turn and run, for there is nowhere worthwhile for you to go. Do not attempt to push ahead into the danger … emulate the example of the water: Pause and build up your strength until the obstacle no longer representsa blockage.”
— from the ‘I Ching,’ presented in ‘To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring’ by Marsha Sinetar

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A Note from the Universe 

A philosophical journey from here to there…

Do you think that if ten million dollars were to be suddenly deposited into your checking account, that over the following months and years you’d have fewer and fewer challenges? Or do you think, perhaps, that your challenges would simply evolve and change?

Right, evolve and change.

And do you think that with your extra $10 million, you’d gradually be presented with more and more opportunities to be happy? Or do you think, perhaps, that your opportunities would simply evolve and change?

Right, evolve and change.

Now, doesn’t that answer everything?

Beeb, beeb –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: These Caffeine Alternatives Will Give You A Natural Energy Boost

We all have our morning routines. Part autopilot, part ritual, what we do each morning helps us get ready for what the day brings. For some, it all starts with a staggering zombie walk to make coffee (I include myself in this category)

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
January 13, 2020 

Confidence

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t you’re right.”

-Mary Kay Ash (1985)

How many times do we sabotage ourselves from a lack of self-confidence? We are such powerful, creative people – and yet we doubt our own abilities! If we feel stuck, like we’re not getting anywhere – we have to look carefully to see what is holding us back. And most of the times, the answer is ourselves. When we have confidence, we can soar!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

If you’re hesitant to do something or to make a decision, that’s OK. What urgently needs to be done will be done, so don’t worry about it. There may simply be too many options and too many conflicting requests coming up all at the same time. Sometimes hesitation can be a sign of prudence and a refreshing change from impulsiveness.

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 November 26, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 26, 2019

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 rabbits are fat in November, expect a long, cold winter.
-proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Koala Spirit Animal – Relaxing Is A Must

When the koala spirit animal appears in your life, it is a message that you need to slow down, take some time off and reconnect with your energy and with nature.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: The Goddess Bast

In ancient Egypt, cats were often worshiped as deities—and anyone who lives with a cat knows they haven’t forgotten that, either! In particular, Bast, also known as Bastet, was one of the most highly honored feline gods.

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MBG: This Just In: Your Thanksgiving Week Horoscope Is Mighty Tasty

Relationship goals come into sharper focus this Monday, as amorous Venus shifts into structured Capricorn.

Read more……

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Daily Good: Secret to Life

This lyrical video introduces us to Antoinette, who immediately draws us into her welcoming world of nature and a life lived in sync with the rhythms of the natural world. Early in her life Antoinette was called to living in the wild. “This was the fire that ignited my soul.” Antoinette’s passion and wisdom are conveyed in her simple words that are poetry to the ears while speaking directly to the heart. Enjoy Antoinette’s warm, engaging presence, listen, let her wisdom speak to you, and learn her secret to life. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: The Magic & Science of Reiki.

Do you have a need to connect deeply with yourself?
Do you yearn for clarity around which career path to take or desire more understanding of a challenging relationship? Or do you want to experience better health so you can live more abundantly?

Read more…..

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MNN: Living near green spaces can help you live longer

It’s no secret that being in nature is good for your health. Something as simple as a walk in the woods boosts your well-being and has benefits from better sleep to lower stress. One study even found that walking in a park can give you the same feel-good sensations as Christmas.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle in northern autumn

In late November and early December, look west in the evening for the Summer Triangle. It’s the signature star formation of our Northern Hemisphere summer, but you can see it in northern autumn, too. The Summer Triangle showcases three brilliant stars – Vega, Deneb and Altair – in three separate constellations. The Summer Triangle still shines in the western evening sky (at mid-northern latitudes or farther north).

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Rituals with Children

Summer, or any school holiday break, is the perfect time to introduce your kids to the wonders of working rituals. Tap into that natural inquisitiveness and sense of wonder using rituals created just for them. In the process, you’re sure to learn a few things as well since kids can be some of the best teachers

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

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

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

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

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

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A Note from the Universe 

There is no problem, conflict, challenge, grievance, symptom, twitch, spasm, ache or pain,  not even those you attribute to external causes – that cannot be spontaneously solved, relieved, or overcome by seeing what you have not yet allowed yourself to see.

That’s why you have them, after all.

Ouch,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cauliflower Cheese Crisps

I’d say more than a sweet-tooth, I have a salt-tooth! This can be an issue for someone like me who tends to be more low gluten and low carb. These are an awesomely delicious snack that work well for gluten-free and low carb diets. To compare them to something you might be familiar with, they taste like a more complex, adult version of a Cheez-It cracker. Give them a try!

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Magical Correspondences for  Tuesday 

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

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
November 26, 2019

Past

“Let the past as nothing be.”

-Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

There is a wonderful saying that “The past is history, the future is a mystery, but this moment is a gift, and that is why it is called the present.” I don’t know who said that, but I smile every time I hear it. We can’t change the past – it’s water under the bridge, water over the dam, and whatever other old saying you want to apply to it! It doesn’t do us any good to dwell on our past misfortunes or mistakes, or beat ourselves up for our shortcomings. And it doesn’t serve us to live in an idyllic past, wishing for days gone by. We can’t go back. But we can go forward. We can learn from the past and make better choices for ourselves in the present, which will create a more promising future.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Save those creative, foot-loose and fancy-free activities for another day and focus on the nuts and bolts. If you’ve been putting off doing something necessary but not fun, knock it out now and then feel accomplished when finished. You can earn a lot of regard and admiration for this. You won’t be allowed to keep too low a profile, so just step up and do what’s important for today. You should encounter no resistance.

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 October 1, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 2019

Welcome to October 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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“Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When nature is all aglow.”
– Author Unknown

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Pagan Library: Circle Incense

Anon

4 parts Frankincense
2 parts Myrrh
2 parts Benzoin
1 part Sandalwood
1/2 part Cinnamon
1/2 part Rose petals
1/4 part Vervain
1/4 part Rosemary
1/4 part Bay

Burn in the circle for all types of rituals and spells. Frankincense, myrrh and benzoin should definitely constitute the bulk of the mixture.

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ThoughtCo: Modern Witchcraft Traditions

In the Pagan community, there are a number of different spiritual traditions that fall under the different headings of Wicca, NeoWicca, or Paganism. Many simply identify as traditions of witchcraft, some within the Wiccan framework, and some outside of it.

Read more……………..

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Heads Up! There’s A Tricky Transit Coming Our Way Monday

Before jumping to any conclusions this week, the AstroTwins break down a few astrological transits you’re going to want to keep in mind.

Read more……………….

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Natural Living Ideas: How To Make Air Cleansing Rosemary & Sage Smudge Sticks

Smudging is the practice of the burning of sacred herbs for spiritual cleansing and purification. It’s a ceremony that has been practiced by Native Americans for centuries.

A selection of herbs, usually white sage or cedar, is bundled with a cotton or hemp string. The bundle is then dried. Once the herbs have thoroughly dried, it’s lit and allowed to smoulder. The smoke is then fanned around an area for cleansing.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/how-to-make-smudge-sticks/

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Elephant Journal: The Wild Woman Archetype.

Let the wild woman within you rise.
Let out her roar as you step into your true authentic self, revealing all of you, unapologetic to show up in all her glory.

Society puts us in boxes that are labeled with what is acceptable in today’s society and what is not. But what if you don’t want to be in that box? What if we want to be wild and carefree without the limitations of who we came here to be?

Read more…………….

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EarthSky News: October guide to the bright planets

Only 2 of the 5 bright planets are easy to see in October 2019, but 2 others might be possible. Jupiter and Saturn are easy from nightfall to late night. Mercury and Venus appear briefly in the afterglow of sunset. Mars lurks – unseen – in the glare of dawn.

Read more………………………

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witchcraft: Using Magick With Teeth

Many people seem to believe that Green Witches do not have “teeth”. In other words, there are magickal practitioners who believe Green Witchcraft is all “love and light.” Why? Because we tend to be Herbalists. Healers. Hippies. Eco-Witches. Our focus leans toward nature, talking to trees, and caring for the planet.

Read more…………………

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Inner Journey:

SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

“An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart.”
— David Augsburger

We can easily get into trouble in relationships when we assume that we know what someone else is thinking or feeling. Parents, in particular, can be quick to judge what’s going on in their children.

Rather than assuming we know someone else’s experience, we could shift our perceptions into questions. Instead of saying, ‘I know you’re hurting,’ we could ask, ‘Are you feeling hurt?’ This allows us to connect with the other with no risk of misunderstandings.

“It’s always wise to raise questions about the most obvious and simple assumptions.”
— C. West Churchman

“To assume is to be deceived.”
— Yiddish proverb

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Happy always lasts longer than sad.

Slow never fails to arrive.

And forever has only just begun.

Proving once again that time really is on your side –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Lentil Dip

Lentils are very healthy for you. They are packed with fiber, protein, and a good source of iron. One of my favorite ways of preparing lentil is this dip for snacking with crackers or chips!

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
October 1, 2019

Community

“Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.”

-Lady Bird Johnson

While computers may be filled with information, and even provide online interactions with people around the globe, there’s still no substitute for the local library. This is where we find knowledge, wisdom, comfort, and community. As much as things change, and become more high-tech, I hope that our books, and our libraries, will always be preserved. They offer a great service and easy accessibility for everyone. If you haven’t been in a while, you might want to visit the library, explore, and see what surprises you can find.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.

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 September 23, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 23, 2019

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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Take the fruit I give you, says the bending tree;
Nothing but a burden is it all to me.
Lighten ye my branches, let them toss in air.
Only leave me freedom, next year’s load to bear.
-Lucy Larcom (1824-93)

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MBG: Your Horoscope Says This Is The Week To Kick-Start Back-Burner Goals

This week, the AstroTwins share how to start balanced, harmonious Libra season off on the right note.
On Monday, Libra season starts, and harmonious vibes will likely follow.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/september-23-29-2019-horoscope-from-the-astrotwins

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Treehugger: 2019 Equinox: 12 facts about the first day of fall

Well hello, fall! Even though it happens year after year, the arrival of autumn is always a little surprising. Almost as if on a switch, one day late in the summer you feel it – a subtle crispness in the air. And before you know it, it’s pumpkin-spice-everything everywhere.

https://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/12-facts-about-autumnal-equinox.html

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Mabon With Kids

Mabon falls around September 21 in the northern hemisphere, and around March 21 below the equator. This is the autumn equinox, it’s a time to celebrate the season of the second harvest. It’s a time of balance, of equal hours of light and dark, and a reminder that the cold weather isn’t far away at all.

https://www.learnreligions.com/celebrating-mabon-with-kids-2562314

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Magic and Spells for Mabon: Wiccan Spell for Balance

The Wiccan Sabbats are often reserved specifically for celebration rather than magical workings. However, there are times when we have needs, and the Sabbats are particularly powerful times to cast spells.
One big goal in Wicca is to learn to achieve balance in our lives, and sometimes finding a healthy balance can be difficult. Be it internal or external reasons, it’s so easy for problems to push us off balance, and it can be hard to get back again.

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Magic-and-Spells-for-Mabon-Balancing

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The Celtic Connection: Mabon Ritual
Autumn Equinox, 2nd Harvest, Falls Between September 21 – 23

Tools:
In addition to your magical tools you will need:

https://wicca.com/celtic/akasha/mabonrit.htm

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Elephant Journal: Awaken your Inner Mystic with an Equinox Journal for the Wild Heathen (Sept. 23)

September 23, 2019
Autumn Equinox (Northern Hemisphere), Spring Equinox (Southern) under a Waning Crescent Moon in Cancer

What is the magic that awakens our inner mystic during the Equinox, when the light is equal between night and day?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/awaken-your-inner-mystic-with-an-equinox-journal-for-the-wild-heathen-monika-carless/

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MNN: 8 things you didn’t know about the autumnal equinox
If you’ve ever wondered what hamsters and the French Revolution have to do with the first day of fall, we’ve got the answers.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/8-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-autumnal-equinox

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EarthSky News: Year’s fastest sunsets around equinoxes

Tonight – at sunset – here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually sets faster around the time of an equinox. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the solstices. This is true whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/fastest-sunsets-around-equinox-time

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Patheos-Pagan: Autumn Tide Magic: Holda And Her Releasing Geese

Summer is quickly coming to a close here in the northern hemisphere and all I can think is, “Thank Gods.” If you know me, then you know that I am not a summer person. I don’t do well with the heat and my feelings of depression seem to pop up more frequently during this season than any other (strange, I know!).

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/byathameandstang/2019/09/autumn-tide-magic-holda-releasing-geese/

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Inner Journey:

USE DOWN TIMES TO GOOD ADVANTAGE

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”
— Milarepa

In our busy schedules, we can often complain that we don’t have time to meditate. But if we are sincere in our desire to go inside, we can create our own moments of stillness in the midst of our activity.

Stopped at a traffic light? Do some deep breathing. Waiting in line at the bank or grocery store? Repeat an uplifting word such as ‘love’ or ‘peace.’ Riding the bus to and from work? Value these times as an opportunity to close your eyes and go within or to say a little prayer.

“Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness within you. Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.”
— Deepak Chopra

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

No one can see into your heart.

Which is why you sometimes have to show them how you feel.

Winks, hugs, and gifts –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sautéed Butternut Squash

These winter squashes can be cut into thin, small pieces and sauteed for a yummy fall side dish.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sauteed-Butternut-Squash-Recipe.html

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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
September 23, 2019

Conscience

“I should love to satisfy all, if I possibly can; but in trying to satisfy all, I may be able to satisfy none. I have, therefore, arrived at the conclusion that the best course is to satisfy one’s own conscience and leave the world to form its own judgment, favorable or otherwise.”

-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

Remember Jiminy Cricket singing “and always let your conscience be your guide.” And I can still hear his little cricket voice from the Disney cartoon, I must have heard that dozens of times when I was a kid. I think the simple explanation I was given at that time was that your conscience would always tell you the right thing to do. If you listened to your conscience, you wouldn’t give in to temptation and do something you would regret later. I may not have understood that completely when I was a child, but I get it now. Sometimes it takes some life experience for us to really learn the lesson. Gandhi is saying here that you can’t please everyone, so you’ve got to please yourself by doing what your conscience tells you is the best thing to do. Then basically let the chips fall where they may.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man
Things may not be going the way you like, but this is no time to give up. Whatever went wrong yesterday or last year is no excuse to stop trying to make things right. Be honest with yourself and do what you can to at least not make matters worse. There’s nothing that can’t be forgiven, repaired or replaced. Keep the faith and keep going.

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 August 12, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 12, 2019

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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Summertime
And the living is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high.
-DuBose Heyward (1885-1940)

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Spiritual Unite: Buddhist Stages Of Death – Understanding Stages Will Give You Peace

The Buddhist Stages of Death describe the process of dying. Specifically, they describe how consciousness separates from the physical body during death.
By being conscious of the stages, you can gain comfort in your final moments

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/buddhist-stages-of-death/

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ThoughtCo: Mabon History: The Second Harvest 

Two days a year, the Northern and Southern hemispheres receive the same amount of sunlight. Not only that, each receives the same amount of light as they do dark—this is because the earth is tilted at a right angle to the sun, and the sun is directly over the equator. In Latin, the word equinox translates to “equal night.”

https://www.learnreligions.com/mabon-history-the-second-harvest-2562060

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope Calls For LOTS Of Fun, Play & Celebration

This week is all about stepping out into the spotlight and embracing every side of your personality, according to the AstroTwins.
On Tuesday, the Sun and Venus will meet up in Leo to push us out of our shells.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/horoscope-for-august-12-18-2019-from-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Bronnie Ware: Living Without Regrets

“Bronnie Ware is an author and speaker whose bestselling book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, is based on her time as a palliative care worker. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Bronnie outlines these five major life regrets with Tami Simon and discusses the experiences in end-of-life care that inspired them. Bronnie explains how most regrets arise from a lack of courage and why people are willing to share so openly during their last days. Tami and Bronnie speak on the healing power of sharing our most vulnerable selves, even if it’s in a letter that we never send. Finally, they talk about maintaining trust in the flow of life and why happiness is ultimately a choice.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2372/bronnie-ware-living-without-regrets-tami-simon/

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Elephant Journal: Why Saving the Butterflies is just as Important as the Bees.

Seeing a Monarch used to be quite common, but now, they are in trouble.
Their numbers are declining rapidly. In fact, their numbers have decreased by 90 percent in just 20 years. In California, in just one year, their numbers dropped 86 percent.
These butterflies are marvelous creatures. They are the only insect that migrates to a warmer climate. In fact, National Geographic says, “it’s one of the greatest natural events on Earth.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/saving-monarchs-one-milkweed-plant-at-a-time/

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MNN: Why you should add some Kaizen to your life

Achieving big goals can be daunting. Whether it’s self-improvement or learning a new skill, overly ambitious ideas can leave you feeling like it’s not even worth starting.
But what if you could make a major change by taking minor steps? It turns out that striving to do just a little each day is an excellent way to get a lot done.

https://www.mnn.com/money/sustainable-business-practices/stories/kaizen-japanese-practice-continuous-improvement

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EarthSky News: Perseids about to peak!

When is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in 2019? The most meteors are most likely to fall in the predawn hours on August 13, yet under the light of a bright waxing gibbous moon. The mornings of August 11 and 12 are surely worth trying, too, especially as there will be more moon-free viewing time on these mornings

https://earthsky.org/tonight/peak-night-for-the-perseid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: A Beautiful Sacrifice

Many Pagans and polytheists have an uneasy relationship with sacrifice.
Many of us come to this path through Wicca, where “The Charge of the Goddess” – the closest thing there is to scripture in the modern Pagan world –

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/08/a-beautiful-sacrifice.html

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU LACKING?

“Money cannot fill an empty soul.”
— Julia Cameron & Mark Bryan

Where in your life are you experiencing lack?

Are you experiencing a lack of self esteem? Of humour? Of energy? Of love? Of money and abundance? Whatever you believe you are missing, it is there to be claimed.

The first step starts with shifting your perspective. See the glass as half full rather than half empty. Focus on accepting and appreciating what you DO have, and more will be attracted to you.

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Deity: Tuatha De Danann

The Tuatha Dé Danann (“People of the Goddess Danu”) were one of the mythical races who settled in Ireland before the arrival of the Milesians, the ancestors of modern Gaels. The Dananns were descendants of the goddess Danu. Her son Dagda was their most powerful leader of the Dananns.
The Tuatha Dé Dananns were a race of deities as well as race of heroes. They were skilled in art and science, poetry and magic.

https://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/danann.html

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A Note from the Universe

Arguing and getting angry never works.
Understanding and loving, always works.
Of course, the work at hand, Cat, is your own happiness.
Another day on the J.O.B. –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Salad

This unique mix of watermelon, basil, cucumbers and ketchup (!) makes a great, refreshing salad!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Refreshing-Watermelon-Salad.html

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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
August 12, 2019

Ideas

“Every new idea has something of the pain and peril of childbirth about it.”

-Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

It seems like ideas are a dime a dozen, there are so many of them out there. But the real value comes from the execution of those ideas! Ah! How many times have we seen some invention or some new contraption and said: “I thought of that!” Yes, and someone else did, too- and the difference is that someone took that idea and ran with it, and made it a reality. It’s easy and fun to sit around and brainstorm. The “pain and peril” comes from the work that is involved in developing the idea into something that is viable, something that is tangible.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow.

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/