Cat’s Morning Bits for October 25, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 25, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season,
When nature is all aglow.
-Emeline B. Smith

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Starlight Witch: Magic To Do On Vacation: Easy Witchcraft To Make The Most Of Your Time Off

Vacations are a chance to get away from the daily grind and live life on a whole other scale. While on vacation, you see new places and have new experiences. It’s a magical time, to say the least.

Read more…….

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ThoughtCo: Pagan Offerings to the Gods

In many Pagan and Wiccan traditions, it’s not uncommon to make some sort of offering or sacrifice to the gods. Bear in mind that despite the reciprocal nature of our relationship with the divine, it’s not a matter of “I’m offering you this stuff so you’ll grant my wish.” It’s more along the lines of “I honor you and respect you, so I’m giving you this stuff to show you how much I appreciate your intervention on my behalf.

Read more….

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The Teraktys: A Simple Samhain Ritual for Modern Witches

Hello witches! This week, I am sharing with you a Samhain ritual that I created last year for my coven. This ritual is so simple that it can be performed in solitary as well. I hope that it will inspire you for your own Samhain ritual!

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: How Empaths can Survive Work Overwhelm.

I am an empath, and until I had a grasp on my empathic gifts, working in a cubicle was torture.
I would spend a lot of time in the bathroom stall with tears silently falling, my shoulders shaking from sobbing without a clue of what just happened or why I was feeling so lost and hurt.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/10/how-empaths-can-survive-work-overwhelm-tricia-dycka/

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MNN: 20 fantastic photos that offer a big peek into a small world

From the geometric patterns of a housefly’s eye to the colorful inner workings of a pregnant crustacean, the winners of this year’s Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition all captured magical microscopic moments.
Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Watch for false dawn or dusk

The September equinox came on September 23, 2019, and the moon is new on October 28. That combination makes these next few weeks ideal for seeing the zodiacal light, also known as the false dawn. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, look east, about an hour before the light of true dawn.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Pumpkin Magick: Mighty Jack-O-Lantern

As a Witch, the celebration of Halloween and Samhain (honoring those departed and communing with ancestors, deities, and other spirit beings) are important to me. Power grows throughout October, as well as a noticeable thinning of the Veil.

Read more…

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Inner Journey:

STOP THE BATTLES

“When you fight something, you’re tied to it forever. As long as you’re fighting it, you’re giving it power.”
— Anthony de Mello

What are you fighting?

Resistance always brings pain. Examine your struggle. What does your personality want from the situation? What does your soul want? What can you learn from this?

Always strive to mend separation and achieve unity. Always choose love over fear. If you can embrace whatever you are struggling against, the struggle will disappear.

“What you resist persists. And only what you look at, and own, can disappear. You make it disappear by simply changing your mind about it.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Generally speaking the busier someone is, the faster time flies, the less they worry, the more friends they have, the farther they travel, the richer they become, the quicker they rebound, and the happier they are.

Passport ready?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mexican Fruit Salad

My friends and I are absolutely addicted to Mexican fruit salad. It’s chock full of mangos, pineapples, apples, and coconuts, topped with a zesty, chili lime drizzle. We originally had them prepared for us at these fruit stands, but we’ve noticed the prices have absolutely skyrocketed. Now we make our own. This is great because we make it with things we especially like. I love to eat this year round!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

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Daily Wisdom
October 25, 2019

Wonder

“Wonder is a state of mind in which… nothing is taken for granted… Each thing is a surprise, being is unbelievable. We are amazed at seeing anything at all; amazed not only at particular values and things but at the unexpectedness of being as such, at the fact that there is being at all.”

-Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972)

Wonder is wonderful! I like Heschel’s definition of wonder – it shows the freshness, the newsness, associated with wonder. Wonder is just one of the things that makes life so beautiful.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice
You may be dealing with people who feel inferior or weaker than you, so take care to not run over anyone. Equally, they do not have to serve as an excuse for you to go slower or do less than you know is necessary. Be firm but not too firm, determined but not too determined. Get a lot of good work done.

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 24, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 24,  2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season,
When nature is all aglow.
-Emeline B. Smith

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Spiritual Unite: Symbolism Of Yew Tree – Life, Death And Resurrection

The symbolism of the Yew tree is rich and well documented.
It is sometimes known as The Tree Of Life, and much of the meaning of the Yew tree surrounds ideas of life, death, and resurrection.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Hera, Greek Goddess of Marriage 

Hera is known as the first of Greek goddesses. As wife of Zeus, she’s the leading lady of all the Olympians. Despite her husband’s philandering ways—or perhaps because of them—she is the guardian of marriage and the sanctity of the home.

Read more….

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MBG: 4 Ways To Practice Active Meditation If You Can’t Sit Still

You want to meditate. You know it is good for you. You’ve heard about all the benefits, from a calmer mind to less stress. But for some reason you just can’t seem to sit still. Maybe you don’t think you have time or you’re a little fidgety, or maybe you want something more tangible to focus on, whatever the reason, sometimes meditation can feel a little, well, passive.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-meditate-without-actually-meditating

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Elephant Journal: Listen to your Intuition: the Guidance you Seek Comes from Within.

You are the most important person in your life.
This perspective is not being selfish, arrogant, or greedy in any way. It is just the truth.

You spend all of your time with you. You can only control your own actions. And your choices and actions have an impact on the immediate present and on the future

Read more……

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MNN: Knitted anatomy kits offer cruelty-free dissections

Vermont-based knitter’s woolly animal dissections are much cuddlier than the real deal.

Any student who’s ever been through an anatomy lab can remember the sights, sounds and smells of animal dissection. The flash of innards, crunch of bone, and the eye-watering stench of formaldehyde combine to make for one unpleasant experience.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Watch Capella flashing red and green

This evening, check out one of the flashiest stars in the sky. It’s so bright that every year in northern autumn, we get questions from people in the Northern Hemisphere who see a bright star twinkling with red and green flashes. It’s found low in the northeastern sky at nightfall as seen from Northern Hemisphere locations. That star is likely Capella, which is actually a golden star.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: 6 Minutes of Witchcraft: Effective Sigil Witchery & Magick

What makes the Sigil Witchery method so effective? What are other steps you can take to make your sigils more effective? We take a 6 minute dive into getting quicker, better results. (This is the first of several videos I’ll be posting regarding my method of crafting sigils.)

Read more……

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Inner Journey: 

PROBLEMS OR SOLUTIONS?

“If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.”
— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Stop and be aware! Have you been thinking about what you want or what you don’t want?

It’s so easy to lock our minds onto problems rather than opening to receive solutions. But what we think is what we get. This is so important! If we continually focus on problems and negatives, that’s where we’ll stay.

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
— Helen Keller

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Options multiply when insistence lessens.

Be fruitful,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Pumpkin Raisin Bread

When I think of the fall season, I often think of homemade pumpkin bread. What I really like about this recipe is the fact that you can use canned or fresh pumpkin. This bread will freeze well and will keep up to 3 months in your freezer.

Read more……

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
October 24, 2019

Wonder

“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of our science.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Emerson always states it so well. Wonder is that “what if” that spurs us on to progress. It is the seed of science, but also the seed of creativity. We come up with ideas before we can make them into a reality – and those ideas come from wonder. Let’s make it a point to spend some time just wondering today.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor:
Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 23, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 23, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted upon, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.
-Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64)

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Pagan Library: Samhain by Kenny Klein (poem)

Red leaves are carried in the salt west wind
And turn to brown on dry soil.
The sun is bright still, but not warm
On the last rich gold of scattered fall.
The great wheel turns, another year
Old, bright gold with death.

Read more

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ThoughtCo: Best Children’s Halloween Books

Whether your child is a preschooler, an independent reader, or somewhere in between, I have a children’s book for Halloween to recommend. You’ll find some not-too-scary picture books, one pretty scary picture book, a tale about scary carrots, of all things, and a cumulative tale, among others.

Read more…..

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MBG: Scorpio Season Is Here: It’s Time For Intimacy & Transformation

Scorpio season kicks off on October 23, bringing an air of mystery to the world. With the Sun in this shape-shifting sign until November 22, focus your energy on intimacy, transformation, and sharing resources for the win!

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Folklore – Halloween Superstitions and Legends

While we Pagans are celebrating Samhain on October 31 (or at the beginning of May, if you’re one of our southern hemisphere readers), for many of our friends and neighbors, this is the Halloween season.

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Manifest Health & Happiness through Healing Crystals.

Are you worried about your overall health and happiness?
Or, are you just wondering how you can improve or maintain it? Or, perhaps you know someone close to you who might be in need of help in this aspect? Well, ponder no more. “Healing crystals” will help you with just that.

Read more……

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Did you know…

In antiquity, butter was used for fuel in lamps as a substitute for oil. The Butter Tower of Rouen Cathedral was erected in the early 16th century when Archbishop Georges d’Amboise authorized the burning of butter instead of oil, which was scarce at the time, during Lent.

Read more…..

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MNN: This savvy toad pretends to be a deadly viper

A plump toad would seem like a tasty treat for any hungry predator. After all, toads aren’t typically fleet of foot. And they’re typically a delicious bite that won’t bite back

Read more……

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EarthSky News: See moon, Leo, and Mars before daybreak

Before dawn on October 23 and 24, 2019, watch as the moon slides in front of the constellation Leo the Lion. Then, as the morning darkness begins to give way to dawn, watch for the planet Mars to climb above the sunrise point on the horizon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: Reclaiming the Crone

The Maiden, Mother, Crone (MMC) archetype is taking a beating in many circles of modern witchcraft. Some scholarly witches call out the MMC as perhaps the earliest device of the patriarchy to keep women in their place, primarily by entrapping women in the duties motherhood and then rendering them worthless as they age beyond fertility

Read more…..

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Inner Journey: 

SPACE TO EXPLORE

“No one can find his work, what he really wants to put all of himself into, when everything he does he is made to do by others. This kind of searching must be done freely or not at all.”
— John Holt

We all need space — free from demands, deadlines, expectations and judgments — to explore who we are and what life is all about. Free time, with absolutely no agenda, is rich with potential. How can we grow if we have no space and freedom to dream?

“Deny children — or anyone else — the chance to do ‘nothing,’ and we may be denying them the chance to do ‘something’ — to find and do any work that is truly important to themselves or to someone else.”
— John Holt

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Are you hearing a lot more “I love yous” lately,  or is it just me?

Actually, I wouldn’t have asked if the answer wasn’t so obvious, but it is fun to point it out.

Get it on,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Halloween Cheese Ball Recipes

With a little imagination you can make some delicious, spooky appetizers for your holiday celebration.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
October 23, 2019

Wonder

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”

-Helen Keller, 1902

We see what we choose to see. Helen Keller could not physically see with her eyes- and yet she could see with her heart, she could experience wonder. Her life, and the way she chose to live her life, is such an inspiration to us. There is wonder all around us, but do we choose to see it?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Fresh October brings the pheasant; Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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Pioneer Thinking: Common Natural Antiseptics

Make your own antiseptic from natural sources. Here’s how.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Artemis, Greek Goddess of the Hunt

Artemis is a daughter of Zeus conceived during a romp with the Titan Leto, according to the Homeric Hymns. She is the Greek goddess of both hunting and childbirth. Her twin brother is Apollo, and like him, Artemis is associated with a wide variety of divine attributes. She is also considered one of the goddesses of empowerment.

Read more……

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MBG: It’s Latte Season! Here Are 3 Caffeine-Free Ones You Can Make In Your Blender

It’s officially the season of all things warm: cozy sweaters, comforting soups, and, of course, delicious lattes. While the turmeric milk latte took the wellness world by storm a few years back, and matcha lattes have become something of a staple, latte creativity doesn’t need to end there—and you certainly don’t need any fancy coffee machines to make a successful foamy latte.

Read more…..

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Spirituality & Health: A Ritual for the Deeper Meaning of Halloween

Halloween—it’s a time of kids, candy, and costumes. Whether or not you like to dress up in costume and eat mini-Snickers on October 31st, it’s worth considering the spiritual and emotional aspects of Halloween and what it means on a deeper level.

Read more….

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Elephant Journal: For the Exhausted Souls: 4 Ways to Manage Energy & Stop Giving more than you Get.

We are made up of an everlasting energy that defines how we move, speak, listen, and feel.
But people are not aware of their ability to tap into this unending well.

Read more….

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MNN: Why is the Tongass National Forest so important?

All forests are important, but some play larger roles than others. And for a few reasons, the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska — known as the “crown jewel” of U.S. national forests — casts an especially long shadow.
Here’s a closer look at the Tongass, why it’s so important and why you might be hearing more about it in the near future:

Read more….

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EarthSky News: See moon, Leo, and Mars before daybreak

Before dawn on October 23 and 24, 2019, watch as the moon slides in front of the constellation Leo the Lion. Then, as the morning darkness begins to give way to dawn, watch for the planet Mars to climb above the sunrise point on the horizon.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-leo-and-mars-before-daybreak

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Patheos-Pagan: The Aztec Afterlife

Here in Australia we are coming up to Samhain, so I thought this would be a good time to dust off some of the research I did last year on the various afterlife beliefs of multiple cultures and religions.

Read more…

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Inner Journey: 

PERCEPTION DEFINES OUR REALITY

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Go with it. Roll, Cat. Swerve.

The “unexpected” is just my way of preparing you for more than you knew to ask for.

Bounce back, serpentine, 2-step –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Graveyard Brownies

These spooky brownies are a scream for Halloween time! They are so easy to put together. You can get real creative with the details. Once you bake and cool the brownies, this could be a great edible craft for the little ones.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday 

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 22, 2019

Wonder

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder… he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.”

-Rachel Carson, 1965

Children have this wide-eyed sense of wonder, everything is new to them, everything is a surprise. If we could just see through their eyes again for a day… look at a line of ants as a parade rather than a nuisance, see the clouds as dancing rather than threatening rain… how might this change our perspective? Wonder brings with it a sense of contentment, the world looks good and we feel good in it! We can learn a lot from our kids.

-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 October 21, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 21, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky.
-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

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ThoughtCo: Janus, the Two-Faced God

In the mythology of ancient Rome, Janus was the god of new beginnings. He was associated with doors and gates, and the first steps of a journey. The month of January — of course, falling at the beginning of the new year — is believed to be named in his honor, although some scholars say it is in fact named for Juno.

Read more….

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MBG: Scorpio Season Is About To Kick Off With A Powerful New Moon

The week kicks off with a dose of seductive energy.
Subtle signals say it all this Monday, October 21, as seductive Venus in Scorpio gets in a flowing formation with enchanting Neptune in Pisces. Their dynamic dance, which happens twice most years, sends seductive undercurrents through the early part of the week. Tap into this energy with nonverbal cues.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-october-21-27-2019-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: In Pursuit of Silence

In this thought-provoking piece, George Prochnick, author of “In Pursuit of Silence”, calls on us to examine our relationship with the sounds, or their absence, around us. Drawing on the wisdom of Herman Melville, Henry David Thoreau, and others, Prochnick proposes that by shutting ourselves off to the noise of our surroundings, we shut ourselves off to the world, effectively losing our place within it. “At some point the inability to ‘hear oneself think,'” he argues, “becomes the inability to think at all.” Read on to learn more about how we can achieve a greater balance between the variety of naturally-sourced and man-made sounds we encounter and the interludes of stillness and silence that beckon our attention. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: 5 Reasons you Need a Witch in your Life.

“Don’t call yourself a witch!”
I’ve had many friends and family members respond to my social media posts with that phrase.

Women all over the world were killed, raped, and denigrated for being witches. But, that’s not why they are telling me to not call myself a witch.

Read more….

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MNN: Why we should live our lives more like sloths do
‘Life in the Sloth Lane’ embraces a slower, more mindful approach.

Sloths — they’re the adorable, slow-moving mammals that many people have grown to love. These peaceful animals can also teach us a thing or two about how we should live our lives, according to zoologist Lucy Cooke — author of “Life in the Sloth Lane: Slow Down and Smell the Hibiscus,” a photo book filled with inspirational quotes about embracing and enjoying life.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Orionid meteors late night until dawn

The Orionid meteor shower will peak early this week, with the best morning likely being Tuesday, October 22. Try watching on the mornings of October 21 and 23, too. In 2019

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Halloween Fun: Spooky Stories Around Candlelight

From early childhood, I have loved spooky stories, especially when told around candle or firelight. In fact, one of my favorite ghost stories comes from the opening scene of John Carpenter’s film (1980), The Fog. In the scene, a group of children sit around a campfire as a salty old sea captain shares a frightening tale about a wrecked ship off the coast.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

OVERWHELMED?

“Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.”
— Mike Wickett

Are you easily overwhelmed? If so, answer this question in your journal:

While growing up, what did you experience too much of?

Experiencing too much of something leads to feelings of overwhelm. When we’re young, overwhelm can lead us to believe that we are not capable or that we are not good enough. These are power issues.

Awareness of when we are feeling overwhelmed can help us go inside, claim our power and change our experience of any situation.

“When we know that the cause of something is in ourselves, and that we (ourselves) are one of the few things in the universe that we have the right and ability to change, we begin to get a sense of the choices we really do have, an inkling of the power we have, a feeling of being in charge… of our lives, of our future, of our dreams.”
— John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

“Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.”
— John Donne

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A Note from the Universe

Shake the burden that comes from seeing your baby steps, as a necessary discipline.

See them, instead, as optional dance moves, in life’s conga line, that spark miracles, open floodgates, and lead to the near effortless manifestations of beautiful vacation homes.

Day-O!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fluffy Instant Pot Quinoa

Using an instant pot you can make quick work of cooking quinoa. The results are fluffy and delicious.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 21, 2019

Wonder

“Wonder is music heard in the heart, is voiceless.”

-Rosemary Dobson, 1973

We can’t hear wonder with our ears, or see it with our eyes. It’s something that goes on in our hearts. It’s the process of translating something that might ordinarily seem mundane into something spectacular. It’s recognizing the divine within everything and everyone.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: Judgement

However the day goes, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself by noticing how big a part is played by beauty in your daily existence. There is no such thing as a senseless act of kindness, since it has such power to feed and empower your soul. You can salvage the messiest situation or cheer up the unhappiest person by appreciating the wonders that are all around us.

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.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 20, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 20, 2019

Ostara Blessings & Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start the first day of Spring  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 Spring Equinox is associated with, or known as: Alban Eilir, Eostar, Eostre, Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Festival of Trees, Lady Day, NawRuz, No Ruz, Ostara, Ostra, Rites of Spring, and the Vernal Equinox.

gardendigest.com

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All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair-
The bees are stirring-birds are on the wing-
And Winter slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

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MBG: How To Bring More Balance To Your Life With Tonight’s Libra Full Supermoon

Peace, love, and harmony are the order of the day on March 20 (9:43 p.m. EDT), when the Libra full supermoon—the first in a rare, back-to-back pair—shines overhead. This harmonious zodiac sign counts among its ranks John Lennon, Alfred Nobel (of the Nobel Peace Prize) and Gandhi, whose advice to “be the change you wish to see in the world” will feel like the answer to everything under this lunar light

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/march-full-supermoon-2019

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Tetraktys: Ostara Seed Blessing Ritual For Solitary Witches

On the Wheel of the year, Ostara is the celebration of the spring Equinox. This Sabbat marks a point of perfect balance between light and darkness. Past this point, the days will be longer than the nights: we will be into the brightest part of the year. For Wiccans, Ostara is a festival of fertility and light.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/ostara-seed-blessing-ritual/

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Elephant Journal: Five Ways to Celebrate Spring Equinox (& One Simple Ritual).

Is there anything more exciting than the first promise of spring?
Personally, I am grateful to live in a part of the world where the seasons are clearly demarcated by Nature’s travels around the Wheel of the Year.
As a quick refresher of high school science (which I paid little attention to, I can assure you), let me share the basics of what happens during the Vernal Equinox.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/03/five-ways-to-celebrate-spring-equinox-one-simple-ritual/

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MNN: Your shedding dog can help birds this spring

When I brush my dog, especially in spring, I like to do it on the back deck. Depending on how much fluff I gather and how hard the wind is blowing, I often have wandering dog-hair tumbleweeds all over the yard

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-your-shedding-dog-can-help-birds-spring

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EarthSky News: Full supermoon at March 2019 equinox 

The March 20-21, 2019, full moon ushers in the first full moon of spring for the Northern Hemisphere, and the first full moon of autumn for the Southern Hemisphere. This full moon is also a supermoon, particularly close to Earth. It comes less than four hours after the arrival of the March 20 equinox.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/full-supermoon-on-march-2019-equinox

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Patheos-Pagan: Parenting the Divine: Your Pagan Kids’ Egg Hunt

From Chaos to Connection – making the most of your Pagan kids’ egg hunt.
It’s that time again when colorful eggs fill stores, and parents brace for the next sugar high. Regardless of origins or absorption into the wider culture, hunting for eggs at the Spring Equinox is a delightful tradition that many Pagan parents feel no guilt about adopting and incorporating into our own celebrations.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2019/03/making-the-most-of-your-pagan-kids-egg-hunt/

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Inner Journey:

WONDER-FULL!

“…we can’t survive without enchantment… the loss of it is killing us.”
— Thomas Moore

“There is one thing that all true spirituality has in common, whether that spirituality is derived from faith, from science, from nature or from the arts – a sense of wonder.”
— Andrew Schneider

“There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle, The other is as though everything is a miracle. I believe in the latter.”
— Albert Einstein

“We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbsto angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The more one loves for no reason at all the easier their life, the greater their friends, and the happier their times.

Love rocks,

The Universe

tut.com

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Thought.Co : Ostara Recipes

Ostara is the celebration of the Spring Equinox; it’s the time of year when new life is beginning to form, and fresh little green things are starting to poke their way out of the chilly dirt. If you’re really lucky, you may be able to find some spring greens to nibble on! Looking for recipes to brighten up your Ostara celebration?

https://www.thoughtco.com/ostara-recipes-2562441

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Magical Correspondences for Ostara

Colors: Green, Yellow

Activities include: planting, welcoming spring, coloring eggs, fertility rites

Rituals:  balance, herb work – magical, medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic, spells for prosperity/fertility, new beginnings, potential, action and seed blessings.

Sacred Stones include: all Jaspers, Amethyst, Aquamarine, and Bloodstone

Incense and Scents: african violet, jasmine, rose, sage and strawberry

Herbs & Flowers: Honeysuckle, Iris, Peony, Violet, Woodruff, Olive, Iris, Narcissus, Daffodils, Jonquils, Primrose, Crocus, all spring flowers

Symbols include: four leaf clover, baskets, eggs, spring flowers, chicks, rabbits, budding twigs & flowers, sprouting bulbs

Food includes: lamb, eggs, seeds, leafy green vegetables, spiced or flower cupcakes, fruits, hot cross buns, sprouts, honey cakes

Deities: Deities: Fertility Deities, youthful deities, love goddesses, the Green Man, Gaia, Cerrunos, Eostre, Persephone, Thoth, Odin, Osiris, Isis, Venus, Pan, Athena

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Daily Wisdom
March 20, 2019

Compassion
“Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.”

-Arnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975)

Compassion moves us beyond our own immediate needs and concerns and shows us how important it is to look at the big picture. We are all in this together. When one of us feels pain it affects the whole. When one of us extends ourselves to ease that pain, the healing reverberates to affect the whole.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Easy Ways to Renew Yourself This Spring
It’s always important to nurture your psyche – with short breaks that are warm, reassuring and fun. What better time to do so than in spring, a season of rebirth and renewal. Here are tips to renew…

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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/