Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 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.
March Events & Holidays
March 19: Welcome Spring
March 20: Ostara/ Spring Equinox
March 24: New Moon : 2:28 am PST./ 3:28 am MST/ 5:28 am EST
March 27: Easter
Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty.
–Williams Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Spirit Library: Master Your Fears (a message from Kate Spreckley)
We are living in the most extraordinary times. This shift in consciousness is deeply affecting us as individuals and as a collective. The need to change and transform is being emphasised as life as we know it breaks down.
Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Natural Home Fragrances
There are ways to make your home smell amazing by making your own all natural, cheap,…
ThoughtCo: What is the Summerland?
In some modern magical traditions, it is believed that the dead cross over into a place called the Summerland. This is a predominantly Wiccan and NeoWiccan concept and is not typically found in non-Wiccan Pagan traditions.
MBG: 3 Meditations From Gabby Bernstein To Help Regulate The Nervous System
As we face the uncertainty and fear of the global pandemic, it’s more important now than ever to stay grounded. Whether that means emotionally connecting with friends and family, carving the time for some mindful movement, or spending a few minutes to simply breathe, finding the coping mechanism that works best for you can help you remain calm and clear-headed during this sensitive time.
Daily Dream Meaning:
1. If you dream of being in a casino surrounded by gambling tables and slot machines, then you are depending too much on chance and not enough on your own efforts to steer your life in the right way. Dreaming of winning, however, is a sign that luck will play a major role in the success of a project or enterprise.
2. If you are watching a Las Vegas stage show, then something important in your life has less reality than glitz and glitter.
3. Driving on the Las Vegas strip indicates that you are approaching a time of your life when you will be concentrating more on having fun than on serious endeavors. Whether this is appropriate or not depends on other symbols in the dream.
Today’s DIY: DIY AMETHYST CANDLE
Elephant Journal: Sprouting 101: Easy, tasty, nutritious & cheap to Grow.
In these uncertain times, nutrition should not be something we also have to worry about.
Before you reach the end of the fresh vegetables you bought for your self-quarantine, add some easy sprouted seeds, nuts, pulses (lentils) to your meals. They’re nutritious, super easy to grow,
MNN: Spring is arriving earlier and earlier
You may have noticed unseasonably warm temperatures pushing flowers and trees to bloom much earlier than usual. For some, it’s arriving three weeks earlier, while for a few places in the country, spring is on time or even a little bit behind schedule.
EarthSky News: Fastest sunsets happen near equinoxes
Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually rises and sets faster around the time of an equinox. In 2020, the vernal equinox falls on March 20 at 3:50 UTC; translate to your time zone. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the solstices.
Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: A Prayer to Brigid for Protection and Health
Like so many of us around our planet these days, Coronavirus consumes my attention and energy. I don’t have much new to say, but I do want to offer a short prayer I crafted to Brigid for protection and health.
“The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird,it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be broken, the bird cannot fly.”
— Saint John of the Cross
“Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
— Thomas Merton
“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”
— Zen Saying
A Note from the Universe
It’s simply a matter of applying who you already are to what you now face. That’s all that matters.
Because by design, who you are is always the greater.
Today’s Recipe: 10 Great Comfort Food Dinners From Your Instant Pot
Your Instant Pot is a counter top miracle worker that excels at making comfort foods in record time without sacrificing flavor. Hearty dishes that normally take hours to cook are all on the menu even on busy weeknights, thanks to Instant Pot recipes that keeping things simple, streamlined and of course, delicious. Check out these comfort food recipes you can make in your Instant Pot.
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
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
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
March 19, 2020
That still, small, voice of reason sometimes speaks volumes. We don’t have to be swayed by incentives or seduced by sales – we know what is reasonable – we know what is True. When we can get past that “noise” and listen to reason, the reason that exists within each one of us, we know what is right for us.
-Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914)
Part of being reasonable is having an open mind. That willingness to learn, and to share, brings us wisdom. It’s information-gathering, and also inspiration-gathering! We each bring something to the table, and when it’s all out there, we have a bountiful buffet.
Daily Tarot: The Hermit
Are you questioning which path to take next in your love life? The Hermit is pictured in solitary reflection, so spend some time considering your options by yourself before you make your final decision. Asking others their opinion will most likely only confuse the situation. It isn’t too early to plan for something you really want to happen in the future
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