Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Energised from Above and Below (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Now is a time where we must harness the energy of our soul, our heart, our mind and our spirit to bring forth the structures need for a new reality. It is important that we come to understand that the cosmic and earth energy,

Read more…

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Spiritual Unite: EVERGREEN TREE SYMBOLISM – THRIVING THROUGH HARDSHIP

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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ThoughtCo: Tarot Readings & Moon Phases

You’re planning to do a Tarot reading because you’ve got some pressing issues that need to evaluated soon, but someone warned you that you need to wait until a certain moon phase, which is a few weeks away.

Read more….

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15 Minute All Chakra – Tuning, Meditation and Balancing

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope For January 11-18, 2021

And just like that, we’re in a new year. Unfortunately, the astrological craziness of 2020 hasn’t quite let up. Here’s your weekly horoscope:

Want to map your 2021 resolutions by the stars? The first new moon of the year is one of the best starting blocks for getting missions in motion.

Read more…..

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HearthWitch: History of Mandrake Root║Herbal Histories║Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: 10 Simple Acts of Kindness we Can & Should All Do.

The world would be a much better place if the simplest acts of kindness were not so rare; if everyone would find more ways to spread positivity and joy—and who doesn’t need more of that in their life with the world in its current state?

The list I created below is just some examples of the most basic form of human decency that so many forget to do.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 16 of the World’s Most Psychedelic Creatures

From surreal sea slugs to rainbow birds, these candy-colored critters show off Mother Nature’s wild side. Among the legions of somber-colored animals that have evolved to blend in with their environments, there are some more fanciful colored animals.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: See the Unicorn on dark January nights

Tonight, treat yourself to a visit with a mythical beast, the constellation Monoceros the Unicorn. It’s well placed for viewing in the January evening sky, but you’ll need a very dark sky to see it. Monoceros will be out nearly all night long. It’ll be higher up and easier to see in the later evening hour.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: A New Moon Ritual: Or Why You Find Random Post-it Notes in My House

As time moves toward the new moon and with the start of the year, I find myself cleaning.
A lot.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Mother I Feel You

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Inner Journey: BELIEVE YOU ARE A CREATOR

“Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.”
— Shakti Gawain

We hold the power to create whatever we desire. Our ability to manifest the changes we desire depends on the depth and passion of our beliefs and on the focus of our attention.

With this understanding, we, as individuals and as society, can design a whole new future for ourselves. Our challenge is to break free of society’s world view, to truly empower our imaginations to create brand new realities. It brings a whole new meaning to ‘vision.’

What do you passionately desire for your own life? For the planet?

“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”
— Nikos Kazantzakis

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you realize that living the life of your dreams is not something you can do without me nor that I can do without you?

Awesome, and that the things I can do to make your dreams come true, you cannot? While the things you can do to make your dreams come true, I cannot?

This is a huge thing to get.

Now, go do your things.

And I’ll do mine,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: One-Egg Egg Drop Soup

Trust me, one egg is enough to make a sumptuous Egg Drop Soup! The problem I find with egg drop soup recipes is that the timing for the egg drop is never right, so the egg never separates into true ribbons. My Chinese father taught me the trick to this soup, which I now pass to you!

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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
January 11, 2021

Speech
“Think all you speak, but speak not all you think. Thoughts are your own; your words are so no more.”

-Patrick Delany (1686-1768)


Our words come from us, and go out into the world. Once they are said, we can’t take them back. Remember when we were little, our mother’s used to say: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” If we speak impulsively, we may come to regret it. Our words carry weight, and when we think about what we are going to say, we can make better choices about how to say it so that it is received in the best possible light.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Take your place in the World and be in your element all day long. Your practical mind and easy nature let you cruise through the regular maze that is daily life. If anything out of the ordinary arises, you’ll know instinctively how to approach it and resolve things to your satisfaction. Today may not be easy or effortless but it will be rich in success and approval – from yourself and probably others as well.

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. AND 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 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 4, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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“Here’s to thee, old apple tree
Whence thou mayest bud
Whence thou mayest blow
Whence thou mayest bear apples enow.”

Wassailing Songs, England, January 5th

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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Cold” Moon

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20

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Spirit Library: The Invitation (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Sage as a Herbal Remedy

Sage can help improve your lifespan. It also has plenty other benefits and uses. Find out what they are and how to use the sage plant for healing.

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Spiritual Unite: HAWTHORN TREE SYMBOLISM – A VERY SPECIAL TREE

Hawthorn tree symbolism has a long history in the Celtic, Greek, and Druid traditions.

It also features heavily in modern Druidic practice, as it has culturally across Europe and the Mediterranean, particularly in festivals welcoming the arrival of summer.

Read more….

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

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ThoughtCo: 5 Traditional Usui Reiki Symbols and Their Meanings

Reiki symbols are used in the practice of Usui reiki, an alternative form of healing developed nearly 100 years ago in Japan by Mikao Usui. The word reiki is derived from two Japanese words: rei and ki. Rei means “higher power” or “spiritual power.” Ki means “energy.” Put together, reiki can be loosely translated as “spiritual life force energy.

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MBG: Bring On The Calm: An Anxiety-Provoking Transit Finally Ends This Week

2021 is off to a chill start in the stars as Mars’ movement out of Aries comes like a “global exhale.” Here’s your horoscope for the week

After churning up non-stop conflict since June 27, 2020, firebrand Mars lays down its sword this week, exiting its home sign of Aries

Read more…...

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Daily Good: 2021: Resources for the Journey

“One year ago, as 2020 was dawning, we joined with many around the globe in imagining a year of possibility and transformation. It was the start of a new decade and the number 2020 couldn’t help but evoke a hope for new, clear ways of seeing. Most of us simply couldn’t have imagined the global pandemic that would sweep the world, making our connection to one another more poignant and powerful than ever…And so here, a year later, how will we step across this threshold into the New Year when so much is still unknown? Who do we want to be — as individuals and as a collective, for ourselves and for our world? And what role does gratefulness play as we step into the New Year with all our very human hopes and longings?” The Gratefulness Team shares a wonderful collection of resources to support these inquiries as we enter into this brand-new year. { read more }

Be The Change

What does transformation mean to you? What motivates you to learn, to grow, to continue deepening and expanding your experience of life and the world?

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Canadian Permaculture Legacy: So you want a food forest? Bushes – My top 6

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Elephant Journal: 20 Unexpectedly Awakening Quotes from 20 Great Movies.

Most babies want to be held and start crying when they are put down.
My mother tells me that I started crying whenever they tried to pick me up or turned off the TV.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Gardeners

If you’re among the almost 50% of Americans who statistics show make New Year’s resolutions, be sure to remember gardening when setting your goals for a new year. In fact, consider putting gardening at the top of your list.

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EarthSky News: Contemplate the apex of the sun’s way

Tonight, as you look up at the stars, think about the direction our local star, the sun, moves through our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers call the sun’s direction of motion through the Milky Way by a great old name. It’s called the solar apex or the apex of the sun’s way.

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbs for the New Year… Seasonal Medicinals and Magick

The New Year has begun, and for most of us it couldn’t have happened soon enough. Our celebrations may have been smaller and more intimate, but traditionally for most of us rich food and drink where still on the menu.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Old Ways by Loreena Mckennitt with Lyrics

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Inner Journey: SING YOUR OWN SONG

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.”
— Brenda Ueland

Great forces are directing you to conform to the patterns of your society. You have DNA that has been handed down from generation to generation, coding repeated behaviour patterns into your being. You have archetypal energies setting the standards for howyou behave as a man or a woman, as husband or wife, as father or mother …. You are immersed in consensual reality, whereby the world around you reflects societal understanding of how life has been and is to be.

At the same time, you have an even greater force within you inspiring you to wake up and recognize the reality of who you are. This force, the creative power underlying the entire universe, is urging you to create brand new standards of reality.

The status quo is blind to our creative power. Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs, and you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Gandhi

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You actually know a lot about the afterlife — the light, the love, and the life review that flashes before your eyes — but did you know that everyone whose life was ever affected by yours, directly or indirectly, whether you actually met them or not, gives a speech in your honor?

And anyone whose life was affected because of someone whose life you affected, gives a speech?

And so on and so on and so on…

It’s so cool,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Roasted Carrots

These tender and roasted carrots cooked in the air fryer can be on your table in less than half an hour. Tossed in a honey-butter sauce and sprinkled with your choice of fresh basil, chives, or just salt and pepper

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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
January 4, 2021

Expectations
“We expect more of ourselves than we have any right to.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


When I was 16, I participated in what was to be the first of many workshops I’ve been going to in the area of personal growth and self-improvement. I learned many things that weekend, but the one thing that has stuck with me, and has proven to be true over all these years is this: “Unfulfilled expectations cause upset.” Think about it. Years later I learned from “A Course in Miracles” that “I am never upset for the reasons I think.” What causes our “upsets” is not that things go wrong, but that we expected them to go a certain way and our expectations went unfulfilled.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Dress well, speak well, and spend time with people who normally might overlook you. Today you have more authority and influence than usual. At work, your superiors will recognize your talents and capabilities (though they might not outwardly acknowledge it). At home, you can be the ruler of all you survey and your word will go unchallenged. Be gracious and make it all beautiful

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. And 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 30, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 30, 2020

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

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

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

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Loosen Your Grip (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The intensity of the current energies is accelerating and increasing the movement of energy flowing within our world. This energy will continue to build and will focus on clearing the energetic clutter of the past. All that has been denied..

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VIKING SYMBOLS meaning and pronunciation

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ThoughtCo: The Rule of Three

Many new Wiccans, and plenty of non-Wiccan Pagans, are initiated with the cautionary words from their elders, “Ever mind the Rule of Three!” This warning is explained to mean that no matter what you do magically.

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MBG: This Week’s Horoscope Is A Roller Coaster—But It Ends On A High Note

What’s the message buried in the fine print? That’s the question to ask yourself this week, according to the AstroTwins’ astrological forecast.

Every missive will be magnified this Monday, November 30, when a rare lunar eclipse arrives in Gemini (at 4:29 AM EST)—the first one in the sign of the Twins since 2012!

Read more….

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Daily Good: To Be a Loved Horse: Dufresne’s Story

Empathy is a special way of coming to know another and ourself, a kind of attuning and understanding. When empathy is extended, it satisfies our needs and wish for intimacy, it rescues us from our feelings of aloneness.

Carl Rogers –

To Be a Loved Horse: Dufresne’s Story

“A friend of mine was looking to buy a horse that could be a backyard buddy. She didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I suggested we go to the local monthly horse auction to see if we might rescue one of the horses from a potential death sentence.For those of you who are unfamiliar with horse auctions, many times the meat buyers end up taking the unwanted animals at low prices. There are always horses there who have plenty of life left and just need someone to show up and recognize their value, see their heart, and offer them a space where they can just be a loved horse.” What happened next is an unexpected and electrifying story of hope and healing. { read more }

Be The Change

Try to attune to another and extend empathy where it is most needed this week

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Today’s DIY: The Green Witch: Making a Plantain Salve

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Elephant Journal: 5 Fears to Release During the Gemini Full Moon to Break the Patterns of Childhood Trauma. {November 30th)

I always say, “It is no longer my duty not to enjoy myself.”
This affirmation reflects the opportunity I need to release my conditioning that surrounds obligation during this upcoming full moon lunar eclipse in Gemini.

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Treehugger: American Pika is Resilient in Face of Climate Change

The American pika is ridiculously cute. The tiny squeaking ball of fur looks like a cross between a bunny and a mouse. Researchers have long warned that the diminutive “rock rabbit” may be at high risk of extinction due to climate change.

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EarthSky News: Full moon, faint eclipse, November 29-30

For us in North America, the November full moon is the Beaver Moon or Frosty Moon. In the Southern Hemisphere, where it’s the opposite time of year, the November full moon is a fixture of the spring season. For all of us, this November 2020 full moon shines directly in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull

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Patheos-Pagan: Working With Magic in December

I will admit I am a total festive season fanatic, in fact if I am honest our Yule celebrations usually start around 1st November (don’t judge). This time is not about shopping and material things, but it is about the existing positive energy of the season. Spending time with family and friends. Wishing compliments of the season to strangers and bringing festive cheer wherever you go.

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10 Fun Facts About Crows

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Inner Journey: CREATE SPACE

“All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest.”
— Bayazid al-Bistami

We need to create space if we desire to change and grow. Only in emptiness can meaning, intuitive guidance and truth arise.

Give yourself space by spending time in nature, taking an hour or day off, enjoying quiet moments for reflection. Take time to smell the roses. Breathe in the wonder of life and its bounty. Open so your deeper awareness and imagination can percolate through mundane thoughts and activities. Let go of both resistance and force to allow yourself to connect more deeply to life.

“I do only want to advise you to keep growing quietly and seriously throughout your whole development; you cannot disturb it more rudely than by looking outward and expecting from outside replies to questions that only your inmost feeling in your most hushed hour can perhaps answer.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

“I am glad that so much movement happens in this stillness.”
— Richard Land

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Haven’t I always said, knock and it will be opened? Prepare and the way shall be revealed? Speak and all the elements will obey? Act and I will, too? Laugh and be healed? Give and the floodgates will open? Wink and you’ll be winked at? Dream and thy Kingdom will come?

Oh… Well, that’s what I meant to say.

Wink,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

This is a great recipe for leftover mashed potatoes. I never liked reheated mashed potatoes, but if you fry them in a pan as a potato pancake, they taste delicious. You might need to adjust the ingredients depending on how much mashed potatoes you have left over.

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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 30, 2020

Personality
“The well-developed, well-integrated personality is the highest product of evolution, the fullest realization we know of in the universe.”

-Julian Huxley (1887-1975)


All of our life is spent learning who we are, becoming more of who we really are. When we can truly relax, and be comfortable with the knowledge of our self, our radiant personality shows through. We know how we fit in the scheme of things. We recognize our connection to the universe. We appreciate the roles we have to play and understand that we are the ones writing our script.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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 2, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 2, 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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The soft November days are here,
The aftermath of blossom’s year.
-Sara Louisa Oberholtzer (1841-1930)

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

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

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: You Have the Courage Necessary (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The expansion of our human consciousness is accelerating at a rapid rate as the intense energies at this time work to burn out negativity purifying our energy systems.

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iheartcats: Corny Cat Jokes

1 – What’s a cat’s favorite color?

Answer: Purr-ple!

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Sacred Spaces and Places
By Catherine Bastedo

When was the last time you were so excited and awed by the scene around you that you wanted to jump up and down, or dance, or just gaze and take it in with all your senses? When was the last time you were just so grateful to be alive that you wanted to shout to the universe and share your joy?

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Holy Basil: Spiritual and Magical Uses | Yeyeo Botanica

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MBG: The Year’s Final Mercury Retrograde Is About To End (Can We Get A Hallelujah?)

This week, the AstroTwins say we’re all in for some much-needed clarity, direction, and a bit of dramatic flair. Here’s your horoscope:

On Tuesday, Mercury goes direct again—just in time for the U.S. election.

Read more…..

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KarmaTube: Creating Magic from Fragments (Stems)

Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come to being.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin –

Creating Magic from Fragments

For all of us who have ever gathered a collections of fragments, scraps and bits; formed them into little beings and spent precious magical moments with these friends we’ve formed. This bittersweet little gem is for us. { read more }

Be The Change

Unleash your younger self. Gather some bits and scraps. Make a little magical being of your imagination. Whisper secrets from your heart into that little creation.

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Protection Magick

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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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Elephant Journal: The Magnetism of Sean Connery Lives On with these 14 Quotes

“Some age, others mature.”
Although he said this for a promotional campaign for his favorite Scotch Whiskey brand, Sean Connery embodied this statement.

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Treehugger: 5 Facts About Daddy Longlegs That Will Surprise You

Daddy longlegs aren’t spiders
Yes, they are arachnids, but so too are mites, ticks, scorpions and other eight-legged creatures. Daddy longlegs belong to the order Opiliones and are more closely related to mites or scorpions than spiders.

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EarthSky News: Sky Bear comes to Earth in November

Tonight … a constellation you might or might not see, depending on your latitude. In our western skylore, the Big Dipper is part of the constellation Ursa Major, otherwise known as the Great Bear. But to the Mi’kmaq, an indigenous First Nations people living in southeastern Canada, a celestial Bear

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Cross and Crossroads: Understanding American Brujeria

Not long ago, I was given the opportunity to write a book. I nervously pitched my idea to write about Mexican-American folk magic to Weiser Books and to my surprise and joy they accepted my manuscript for publishing.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Equinox

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Inner Journey: THE PATH TO WHOLENESS

We think that God has blessed us if we don’t have too many troubles. In fact, religions have erroneously taught us that pain is punishment for our sins. We often ask, “What have I done wrong?” when things do not go the way we want.

Yet, to become ourselves in the truest and deepest sense, we must face our own duality, which of course includes facing our darkness. As souls we strive for wholeness, not for perfection.

At first, we really don’t know what is going on. We just find life difficult, challenging and often painful. Eventually, after much experience and reflection, we start to find meaning in it all. Eventually, we gladly accept the means whereby we can do the Soul work we have come for.

As we become conscious as Souls, we walk our journey purposefully, embracing the reality of our earthly nature along with the truth of our divine nature.

“When we are conscious of our personal uniqueness and our universal nature we express ourselves creatively. In this way we fulfill our dreams and our life purpose.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If, when you lay your head upon your pillow tonight, you could choose to slip into a dream dimension where time would literally expand, so much so that you could live out an entire other lifetime within it as a person “designed” by you from head to toe, even choosing your name and who your parents would be.

Where every single day you’d be pushed on to greatness, every single challenge would invite you to become more, and all of your dreams could come true.

Where, no matter how things may ever seem, you’d be bathed in love, surrounded by friends, safe and sound in your very own bed.

And where, upon waking, all that you loved and learned in that lifetime would remain with you forever, and all that scared and threatened you would only have prepared you for happily-ever-after.

Would you choose to go there? On the condition that it felt like your “real life”?

Of course you would. I know you.

Which begs the questions, “How do you know, then, this isn’t that dream? And, who, exactly, is now dreaming they’re you?”

Howling at the moon,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Paleo Pecan-Maple Salmon

This recipe is not only easy but healthy and tasty! Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free!

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


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 2, 2020

Emotion

“It is the emotion which drives the intelligence forward in spite of obstacles.”

-Henri Bergson (1859-1941)

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. But what creates the necessity? Some human emotion that cries out for attention. And then to satisfy that need, our intelligence kicks into high gear. When we want something really badly, we somehow figure out a way to get it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 21, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 21, 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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The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
–Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823)

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October Events:

Oct 1: Full Blood Moon at 2:05 pm PST/ 3:05 pm MST/ 5:05 pm EST

Oct 9: Moon 3rd Qtr 5:39 pm PST/ /6:39 pm MST/ 8:39 pm EST

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 16: Super New Moon at 12:31 pm PST/ 1:31 pm MST/ 3:31 pm EST

Oct 23: Moon 1st Qtr. 6:22 am PST/ 7:22 am MST/ 9:22 am EST

Oct 28 Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

Oct 31 Samhain / Halloween

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Spirit Library: Into the Unknown (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Being a time of retrogrades we are offered the opportunity to review, re-vision and remember. The incoming energies are flooding our world and thus awakening within us that which we have previously been unable to see, understand or know. We are being urged to surrender into this process and allow our internal world to shift and adjust.

Read more….

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Talking About the Details in Spellcasting || Witchcraft 101

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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

Read more….

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MBG: 6 Main Types Of Manifesters: Which One Are You?

The year 2020 has taught us that there will always be aspects of life that are out of our control. And yet, as dynamic spiritual beings, I believe we are all meant to help co-create our individual journeys and even take part in shaping larger, collective journeys.

Read more….

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Daily Good: The View From Here

Love is the bridge between you and everything.

Rumi –

The View From Here

Barb Abelhauser worked in an office for 14 years. Then one day she quit, and decided to become a bridgetender on the Ortega River Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida. She planned to work there for a year. Eight years later, she shares the moments of beauty and intimacy of her job, and why she decided to stay. { read more }

Be The Change

Is there something you watch and tend everyday? What stories unfold under your gaze?

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Circe: The Goddess of Sorcery – (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Elephant Journal: This Week’s Game-changing, Soul-shaking, Transformational Horoscopes. {October 19th-25th}

Listen, I don’t want to overstate this, but this week’s horoscopes have the potential to change the course of history.
We just had a new moon. We’re heading into a full moon. I think this happens every month, but this cycle is really special.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 Incredible Facts About Bull Sharks

Bull sharks are large, stout predators found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, typically close to coastlines. Their name is reportedly inspired by their stocky appearance and blunt, rounded snout, as well as their relatively aggressive behavior.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps by Jupiter and Saturn

These next several evenings – October 21, 22 and 23, 2020 – watch for the waxing moon to sweep by the gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter, which is the brighter of the two, beams some 13 times brighter than Saturn. The only starlike object to outshine Jupiter in the evening sky right now is the red planet Mars, but Mars sits low in the eastern sky at evening dusk and nightfall. So there’s no way to mistake Jupiter for Mars.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Witch’s 2021 Astrological Ritual Calendar

Presenting an integrated 2021 astrological ritual calendar for celebrating the Witch’s Wheel of the Year, with recommended dates for the best times to plan solar and lunar rites. In 2021, we’ll celebrate a Blue Moon in Leo/Aquarius opposition, two lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses!

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Oh Willow Waly

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Inner Journey: THE POWER OF ACCEPTANCE

“It is permissible to take life’s blessings with both hands provided thou dost know thyself prepared in the opposite event to take them just as gladly. This applies to food and friends and kindred, to anything God givesand takes away… As long as God is satisfied do thou rest content. If he is pleased to want something else of thee, still rest content.”
— Meister Eckhart

Our life begins to change in magical ways when we open to the experience of life AS IT IS. With acceptance, we stop fighting what is happening. And this creates space, an opening for new relationships to unfold.

Explore unconditionally saying yes to the facts of life. Accept your past and where you are now. Unconditional acceptance is unconditional love and this is healing.

“Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain ofnot being true to it is far, far greater.”
— Nicholas Evans

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Oh, we’re busy all right. We’re absolutely slammed; everywhere, always. Aligning planets, churning waterfalls, guiding sparrows, and raising more suns for more planets in more galaxies than a rocket scientist could ever count.

Yet still, never a moment goes by when there aren’t angels here, working their little hearts out for you.

Of this you can be sure.

Gabriele!!!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken Pho

Mom’s chicken pho recipe… straight from Vietnam. Serve with hoisin and sriracha sauce.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

Element: Air


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

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
October 21, 2020

Films
“In my films I always wanted to make people see deeply. I don’t want to show things, but to give people the desire to see.”

-Agnes Varda, in John Robert Columbo, “Popcorn in Paradise” 1979


I quote Gandhi quite a bit in WisdomNews. We can learn a lot from what this very wise man had to say. And we can also learn from how he lived his life. Fortunately, there is a beautiful movie, called “Gandhi,” which gives us some insight into his character. It’s amazing that in basically 3 hours we can see the kinds of things that Gandhi experienced. It gives us insight into our own nature, and our own potential for growth.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life.

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 7, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 7, 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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The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts,
All on a summer day:
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts,
And took them quite away!
-Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Surrender the Old (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently we are experiencing a world in flux as timelines continue to shift creating instability in the energetic framework of our lives. As a result, we are experiencing a timeless, no-ordinary reality where true creation begins. This space is inviting us to be in the flow of life and to follow the natural movement of events in our lives

Read more………

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The Green Witch: How a Green Witch Profiles Herbs || My Materia Medica Entries

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ThoughtCo: The Pentagram Tarot Spread

The pentagram is a five-pointed star sacred to many people in the Pagan community, and within this magical symbol you’ll find a number of different meanings.

Read more……

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MBG: This Wednesday Is Super Significant In Astrology: Here’s Your Weekly Horoscope

This week, a rare Mars retrograde kicks off in the planet’s home sign of Aries, which could cause some temper tantrums. Here’s the scoop, from the AstroTwins.

On Wednesday, warrior Mars, who’s been barreling forward through its native sign of fierce, fiery Aries since June 27, back flips into its biennial, two-month retrograde.

Read more…….

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Pioneer Thinking: Holistic Aromatherapy for Cats

Most any cat owner will tell you their feline friends are capable of conveying emotion. In fact, they may even say they can recognize and distinguish specific emotions their cats display, including love, anger, illness, annoyance and more

Read more……

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Yeyeo Botanica: Salts: Spiritual and Magical Uses

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Elephant Journal: Why our Soul Alignment is more Important than our Purpose.

There is a belief system that is running rampant in our society that pressures us to find our purpose.
We’re told that we’re meant to follow this one thing throughout our lives, and that we’re somehow incomplete if we don’t arrive at a life-consuming purpose.

Read more…….

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Treehugger: 8 Magnificent Facts About Mongooses

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

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Moon, Aldebaran, Pleiades late night September 7 to 9

Late at night on September 7, 8 and 9, 2020, watch as the waning gibbous moon sweeps in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. You’ll be looking around midnight, or afterwards. The bright moon might make it tough to see the starlit figure of the Bull on these nights. But you should be able to make out Aldebaran, Taurus’ brightest star, as well as the tiny, misty, dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Replacing Chakras: Using Five Energy Centers In My Practice

Not long ago, I wrote a post stating there are common practices I’m rethinking. Chakras are chief among them. Why? Taking a deeper look into their origin within Hinduism, other religions that have their own version, and how they have been re-interpreted for Western use, I cannot use the Chakra system in good conscience.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: The Dragonborn Comes/Dragonborn Main Theme | Skyrim Cover

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Inner Journey: VALUE JUST BEING

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler

Many of us have been taught to believe that we are valued for what we do, not just for who we are. ‘Doing’ is important, but to keep life in balance, we also need time to just ‘be.’

Henry David Thoreau expressed this so well in Walden Pond:

“There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hand.

“Sometimes, on a summer morning, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumacs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sang around or flitted noiseless through the house, until by the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some traveller’s wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time.

“I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been.”

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When given the choice think about smiles rather than frowns, laughter rather than crying, health rather than sickness, gains rather than losses, and income rather than expenses, because, after all, your followers are anxious to know how tomorrow’s going to turn out.

Like, wink, share –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creamy Instant Pot® Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

“Macaroni and cheese is so easy to cook in the pressure cooker that you won’t want to make the boxed stuff again! This creamy recipe is a delicious basic pressure cooker mac and cheese with bacon. Feel free to use it as a starting point for a customized mac and cheese using different cheeses and add-ins.”

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


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
September 7, 2020

Illusion
“Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.”

-Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, 1992


What is real? What is illusion? These are two of the biggest questions we’re faced with in this lifetime. Especially today, when we have TV and “reality TV” – who is real and who is putting on a show? But one thing we know is that there are indeed illusions, and it’s just a matter of each one of us figuring out for ourselves what is real, what is important, what is ever-lasting.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the day go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great day!

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 1, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 1, 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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“The goldenrod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.”

childrens song

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September’s Events:

Sept 1-2 Full Moon 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sept 7 Labor Day

Sept 10 3rd Qtr Moon 2:25 am PST/ 3:25 am MST/ 5:25 am EST

Sept 17 New Moon 4:00 am PST/ 5:00 am MST/ 7:00 am EST

Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon

Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST

Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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Spirit Library: Restructuring (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Reality is transforming and our experience of life is radically changing, and our perceptions are shifting. How we view our lives, our relationships and our world is altering as the structures of the past continue to collapse. As a result, a deeper awareness of our purpose on this planet is emerging calling us to change how we physically exist on the planet

Read more……

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The Green Witch: Anti-Anxiety Spell || Herbal Salve

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“The morrow was a bright September morn;
The earth was beautiful as if newborn;
There was nameless splendor everywhere,
That wild exhilaration in the air,
Which makes the passers in the city street
Congratulate each other as they meet.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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September 1-2, 2020 Full “Barley” Moon

Times: 10:22 pm PST/ 11:22 pm MST/ 1:22 am EST

This months moon is called the Barley Moon because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripe grains. Other crops are also harvested at this time. For example, many of the Native American tribes’ staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, were ready for harvesting during this month.

Read more……..

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MBG: This Week’s Horoscope Is In: Here’s What To Expect For The Start Of September

The more you cling, the less in control you feel—that’s the irony in store for us this week, according to the AstroTwins’ forecast.

There’s only one thing to do this Wednesday, September 2: Surrender, and let the universe reveal its wisdom.

Read more…….

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September Birthstone: Blue Sapphire.

Birthstone Color: Deep Blue

The striking deep blue of a quality sapphire is reminiscent of a cloudless night sky. Ancient civilizations believed that the world was set upon an enormous sapphire, which painted the sky blue with its reflection.

Read more…..

September Birth Flowers: The Aster and the Morning Glory

In the late summer, as the air cools, there are still many beautiful flowers to enjoy and give. Learn about the two September birth flowers.

Read more……

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Today’s DIY: DIY Autumn Maple Leaf Bowl

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Elephant Journal: Full Corn Moon brings Lessons in Intimacy & Communication {September 2nd}

On September 2nd, we will have some serious lessons in intimacy with the full moon in Pisces.
Right now, the sun is in the sign of practical and logical Virgo, which means all the darker or repressed characteristics that need to be dealt with in terms of emotional closeness with others might be highlighted at this time.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Tiny Elephant Shrew Species Rediscovered After 50 Years

For about half a century, researchers had lost sight of the tiny Somali sengi, a mouse-sized elephant shrew. The speedy relative of an aardvark and an elephant had been lost to science as no researcher has spotted this sengi species since the late 1960s or early 1970s.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Full Corn Moon on September 1-2

Tonight – September 1-2, 2020 – presents the third and final full moon of our Northern Hemisphere summer (or Southern Hemisphere winter). In other words, this is the third of three full moons to occur in between the June 20 solstice and the September 22 equinox

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan:Working the Magick of the Heart Anyway

My heart hurts. And I haven’t really known what to write in the midst of this pandemic / world burning / who can I touch / ugh time.

Time has been swimmy. Before I know it, it’s Thursday and I’m back to the weekend where I’m not really resting, but I’m not really working.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Witch’s Rune

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Inner Journey: WHAT NEEDS ATTENTION?

“We often spend so much time coping with problems along our path that we only have a dim or even inaccurate view of what’s really important to us.”
— Peter Senge

Where are you struggling in your life?

Look at your career, finances, relationships, growth, health and emotions. Where are you experiencing major challenges? Of these, which area most needs your attention at this time? Set an intention to face this struggle and resolve it. ATTENTION on your TENSION often releases it.

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.”
— John Foster Dulles

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s not from the known but the unknown, that creativity and inventiveness are born.

Turn away from the predictable, cliché, and reliable. Brave the void where the darkness is greatest. Trust the quiet, find the stillness, feel the calm. Then steadily think, speak, and move as if you were led. Behave as if your vision were clear.

Anticipate the emotional rush that will come with your triumph. And as if by magic, as you raise your pen to write, you’ll find the words have already been summoned, flooded in light that was there all along, in a world that has just as anxiously anticipated your arrival.

Just don’t let them worship you.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Broccoli Slaw with Spicy Dressing

This is a tasty broccoli slaw dressing recipe with spices that pack a punch to it.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Tuesday (masculine)

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

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
September 1, 2020

Discovery
“Very often if happens that a discovery is made whilst working upon quite another problem.”

-Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)


Sometimes if we are focused too intensely on a problem, we get caught up in it and can’t see the forest for the trees. This is when it is time to detach, to turn our attention to something else and let our minds do some re-shuffling without our stubborn influence. And then, sure enough, we get that “ah-ha!” moment, and a discovery is made!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com _

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

Not only may you be inherently happy today, you’ll be able to explore all manner of intellectual problems, puzzles, and concerns. Great satisfaction can come from even the smallest insight, and if you can connect with the right person, you may have a conversation that will enrich and inform you for months to come. You may be attracted to more difficult problems today, and you’ll be up to the challenge.

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 24, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 24, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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August Events & Holidays

Aug 18 New Moon 7:41 pm PST/ 8:41 pm MST/ 10:41 pm EST

Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo

Aug 21 Moon enters Libra

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio

Aug 25 1st Qtr Moon 10:57 am PST/ 11:57 am MST/ 1:57 am EST

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius

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Spirit Library: Inflow & Outflow (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With the rise of a new reality a very necessary transformation is taking place in our human structure. A new awareness is awakening and will realign all of humanity with the universal principles of balance.

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Herbal Jedi: The Healing Powers of Goldenrod

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ThoughtCo: How to Do a Candle Wax Reading

A candle wax reading is similar to reading tea leaves, but instead of reading symbols and messages formed by wet tea leaves inside your teacup, it’s the candle drippings formed in water that we interpret.

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MBG: The AstroTwins Break Down The 3 Most Important Points Of This Week’s Horoscope

This week brings important lessons about examining your principles, standing your ground, and reframing difficult moments as learning opportunities. Here’s your horoscope.

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Daily Good: The Waters of Heterodoxy

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.

  • e.e. cummings –

The Waters of Heterodoxy

“In The Fourth Phase of Water, Gerald Pollack [an award-winning and highly acclaimed professor) offers an elegant new theory of water chemistry that has profound implications not only for chemistry and biology, but for the metaphoric foundation of our understanding of reality and our treatment of nature.[…] The Fourth Phase of Water contributes to a much larger paradigm shift that is proceeding across all the sciences, and indeed to a transition in the defining mythology of our civilization. In science alone, the implications of his findings, if verified, are profound, especially in areas like cell biology, plant physiology, chemical signaling, and of course medicine. Beyond that, they erode the story that we live in a dead universe of generic substances, that we, the sole intelligence of that universe, are therefore its rightful lords and masters. Pollack is part of the evolution of science toward a more shamanic worldview that understands that all things possess some kind of beingness.” Charles Eisenstein shares more in this essay

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Today’s DIY: Watermelon Face Toner

Cleanse the skin and shrink appearance of pores with a refreshing watermelon face toner. It also smells AMAZING!

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Elephant Journal: Do You Actually Love Yourself—or Are You Just Pretending?

Do you love yourself?
If you had asked me that question even 10 years ago, I would have unequivocally said, “No.”

It was that simple. I didn’t.

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Treehugger: 10 Scary Animals That Are (Mostly) Harmless

The animal world is full of predators and nightmarish creepy-crawlies, but there are a few frightening-looking creatures that don’t deserve such a fearsome reputation. Some of these animals look scary based on their massive size, while others have sharp teeth or fangs.

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EarthSky News: Sagittarius? Here’s your constellation

f you’re outside on an August or September evening, you can glimpse the zodiacal constellation Sagittarius the Archer. From our northerly latitudes, it never climbs high in the sky. Yet Sagittarius marks the direction in our sky to one of the most wondrous places we can imagine: the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. And the constellation is fairly easy to spot, because its brightest stars form a distinctive shape of a Teapot. Follow the links below to learn how to see Sagittarius, and about the lore and science of this constellation.

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Earth Witchcraft: Who Is The Earth Deity?

In July, I wrote about my path that I’m calling Green Earth Witchcraft. A nature-based tradition that honors the Earth Deity (who is also known as the Earth Mother in my personal practice).

Since writing that post, many people have expressed an interest in learning more.

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Pagan Playlist: We Will Go Home (Song of Exile) – King Arthur

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Inner Journey: LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.”
— William James

Here is one perspective on levels of consciousness and some descriptive words to help us identify the differences:
• Not conscious – instinctual, follower
• Subconscious – habitual, robotic, reactive
• Conscious – aware, intelligent, conceptual, reflective
• Superconscious – intuitive, guiding, truthful, loving, universal

Reflect on how you typically move through your day. As we use our minds more consciously, we open up to the superconsciousness.

“Utilizing your conscious mind to direct the subconscious mind to enter into communication and harmony with the universal mind is the secret of personal power.”
— Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Remember you once told me that if ever all of the circumstances in your life were aligned “just so,” your soon-to-be friends were in all the right places at all the right times, and the financial markets, social climate, and global energies had all reached optimal points… you wanted to be gently nudged as a subtle sign that it was time to start doing new things, saying new things, and visualizing so that you might catch these gargantuan waves of change and surf to dazzling new heights?

NOW’S THE TIME! TODAY’S THE DAY!! GO! GO! GO!

Hang ten

The Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 14 Best Savory Main Dish Recipes Starring Sweet Peaches & Plums

Mmm, the sweet surprise of fruit complementing tender, savory meat. These meaty recipes marry sweet plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots with savory pork and chicken. Together, they’re a stone-fruit groove.

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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
August 24, 2020

Cause and Effect
“What is found in the effect was already in the cause.”

-Henri Bergson (1859-1941)
We’ve heard it before – we reap what we sow. What we sow (cause) is what we reap (effect). Our energy generates something that comes back to us. Our efforts, or actions, cause things to happen, so we need to be mindful of what we say and do. And really, the effect becomes another cause, which produces another effect! It’s easy to use the analogy of gardening: we plant a tomato seed, which grows tomatoes, which produce tomato seeds. What is found in the tomato was already in the seed, and vice versa. The seed holds the potential for the tomato. We can apply the same knowledge to our lives, and create for ourselves the love and joy that we want to experience just by sowing the seeds for that

-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious

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 July 27, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease . . .observing a spear of summer grass.
-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

August 1 Lammas/Lughnasadh

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Spirit Library: Consider Your Choices (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In times of change and uncertainty we must harness our courage and investigate the unknown. We must move beyond the limits of our normal routines and explore the mystery of the unfamiliar.

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ThoughtCo: The Magical History of Corn

Of all the grains eaten in the world, corn–or maize–probably is surrounded by more legends and folklore than any other. Corn has been planted, tended, harvested, and consumed for millennia, and so it’s no wonder that there are myths about the magical properties of this grain. Let’s take a look at some of the customs and traditions surrounding corn.

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope Is In & These Are The 3 Cosmic Events To Not

Boundaries might be blurry this Monday, July 27, but do your best to discern them anyway.
For the third time in 2020 (including May 3 and 20), seductive Venus in Gemini squares nebulous Neptune in Pisces, a challenging angle that makes it hard for us to resist anything, especially temptation.

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Rune stones, the basics and how to use them || Enchanted Endeavours Ep. 4

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Today’s DIY:  EASY DIY AIR DRY CLAY PROJECTS | Boho Wall Hanging, Scandi Plant Hanger, Modern Jewelry Dish

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Elephant Journal: 10 Signs You’re an Old Soul (I Definitely Am)!

By 39, I’d had two relationships with men a lot older than I was.
And although I’m done with the category of 10 to 25 years age difference, I do wonder why I got into them in the first place.

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Treehugger: 8 Things You May Not Know About Squirrels

Squirrels get a lot of attention from humans, but not always for good reasons. We tend to dwell on negatives like stolen tomatoes and occupied attics, sometimes failing to fully appreciate the long, mostly harmless — and often entertaining — history of squirrels living in our midst.

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EarthSky News: Moon’s near side is its dark side

Tonight, while the moon is a few days shy of meeting up with the red supergiant star Antares, let’s see if we can make out the dark areas on tonight’s moon, which is at or somewhat past its half-illuminated first quarter phase at nightfall July 27, 2020. These smooth, low-lying lunar plains are called maria,

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Patheos-Pagan: Undoing or Reversing Spells

There are a few questions that I get asked on a regular basis, one of them is:

“I worked a spell and it has gone horribly wrong, how do I undo it”

It does happen, I suspect it has occurred for most of us at one time or another. Spells do have a habit of working in unexpected ways.

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Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Into The Mist (Official Video)

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Inner Journey:

Slow down

“The soul requires duration of time — rich, thick, deep, velvety time — and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried …. We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.”
— Robert Sardello

Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.

Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about.

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
— H. G. Wells

“The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”
— Mary Webb

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

It took some craftiness to create the splendors you now live in because it all had to be done with the most exquisite balance, and in just such a way that you’d never, ever become bored.

Yeah, I had to throw in a few valleys so that you could truly appreciate the peaks. A few scaly, ugly, biting creatures, to make the others more adorable. Some slippery slopes, dangerous curves, and moving targets, to show you how agile, brilliant, and cunning you are. And some quicksand, tornadoes, and earthquakes, to help you appreciate a stolen nap, an evening stroll, and quiet times.

But perhaps, best of all, I had to dream up some pretty special people. You know, with perspectives and traits so unlike your own that sometimes it would seem your only means of surviving the relationship would be learning to love yourself, even more. Aren’t they a piece of work?

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Roasted Zucchini Casserole

Roasted zucchini with onion and layered with marinara sauce and pasta. A meal-in-one with a salad and rolls. Can’t get better than that! A great way to use up your zucchini crop in the summer..

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

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
July 27, 2020 
Style
“To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and inside of the human body – both go together, they can’t be separated.”

-Jean Luc Godard

 
In this quote Jean Luc Godard is talking about writing style in particular, but it can really be applied to any kind of style. We always hear: “You can’t judge a book by its cover” and yet, it happens all the time! Even if we don’t “judge” a book, or a person, by appearance, experience tells us that certain expectations have been set up for us. What does this mean to us spiritually? We understand that mind and body, inside and outside, are intricately linked. We need to take care of both. Our style reflects the person we are, it’s what the world experiences of us. The way we present ourselves is the way we see ourselves.

 

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over

 

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 July 13, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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The dawn was apple-green,
The sky was green wine held up in the Sun,
The Moon was a golden petal between.

-D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Seesaw Experience (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a time of great intensity where we are completing an important evolutionary cycle. With the ending of this last eclipse season we are being exposed to new and different energies.

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Friendship Breakup Souring Spell | Witchcraft

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ThoughtCo: Celebrating Lammas When You Eat Gluten-Free

Lammas, which falls on August 1 in the northern hemisphere, and February 2 below the equator, is one of the most popular of the Pagan sabbats –

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope For July 13–19: What’s In The Stars For You?

This week’s “cirque du Soleil” begins on Tuesday, July 14, with an eye-opening opposition to Jupiter retrograde.

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Daily Good: Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life

In 2002 Thom Bond was a successful environmental engineer, passionate about designing smart buildings that used alternative energy. Then he chanced upon Marshall Rosenberg’s landmark book Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life. “By the time I read Chapter 1, it hit me that I had found what I was looking for…A set of concepts and ideas to be able to move through conflict.” Thom realized instinctively that he’d found a new technology — one that was human-oriented as opposed to building-oriented that would allow for more effective and harmonious use of energy.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: DIY Fairy Lantern / fairy glow jars

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Elephant Journal: Writing the Emotional Wave into the Sunset—How Journalling Untangles the Knots.

On this ride of untangling the knots I’ve accumulated along the way, conditioned and then self-perpetuated, I’m learning to work with my emotional swells with a lot more clarity and calm than ever before.

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Treehugger: How to Make Dehydrated Banana Chips

You can make delicious dehydrated banana chips in your oven, in the great outdoors, or with a food dehydrator. Depending on your technique and your patience, these dried fruit treats can be ready in a few hours or a week.

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EarthSky News: Jupiter reaches opposition July 13-14

On the night of July 13-14, 2020, our planet Earth flies between the sun and the outer planet Jupiter. Our faster motion places Jupiter – largest world in our solar system, and an exceedingly bright planet in our sky – opposite the sun about once each year. In other words, Jupiter is now rising in the east as the sun is setting below the western horizon. Astronomers call this event an opposition of Jupiter.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Basics: Candle Magic

Candle magic is one of the most popular methods of working magic. It can be as simple as lighting a white candle and putting your intent into it or going the whole hog and tying in the correct colour of the candle, adding corresponding herbs, anointing with oil, carving runes or sigils, chanting a spell to go with it – or anywhere in between.

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Pagan Playlist: The Earth, The Air, The Fire, The Water, Return

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Inner Journey:

5 STEPS TO SELF-ACTUALIZATION

“Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.”
— Dalai Lama

Monitoring what motivates me has helped me see how I am growing. I do things for different reasons now than I did 10 years ago. As we pay ongoing attention to our motives, we can see how both our conscious and unconscious attitudes are changing.

Here are some ways that our motives can shift with rising consciousness:
• I desire
• I want to collect things
• I want to know
• I want to serve
• I want to be

What are your motives as you participate in life?

“There are three kinds of people and three kinds of richness:
• people who want to have, to collect
• people who want action, work and labor
• people who want to be

“The real richness is in be-ness. People can take all that you have, all that you collected. People can stop your labor, or an accident can stop you. When you are, you never lose what you are.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

“You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!”
— Bob Richards

“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 
Let’s see, last time I checked you were still a forever being with as many second chances and new romances saved up as there are stars in the night sky; whose thoughts fly on wings, whose dreams become things, and for whom all the elements bow.

In case you were wondering.

Moonbeams,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Pesto-Stuffed Grilled Portobellos

Pesto-stuffed grilled portobellos make for the perfect summer outdoor meal. It stands alone as vegetarian fare if you serve it with fresh fruit (such as watermelon chunks and blueberries); I love it with cedar-plank grilled salmon as well. You will think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

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
July 13, 2020 
Helping
“What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?”

-George Eliot
When we look for our dharma, our purpose in life, we recognize it when we can affirmatively answer the following questions: Is this something I love to do? Is this something that helps others? Of course there is a huge range of things that qualify as helpful, and we can’t all be Mother Teresa. But we can each contribute to making the world a better place, and spreading some light, love and laughter in our own unique way.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  The World

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily 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/