Cat’s Morning Bits for April 8, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 8, 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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April Events & Holidays

April 12 Easter

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Blossom of the almond trees,
April’s gift to April’s bees,
Birthday ornament of spring,
Flora’s fairest daughterling.
-Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)

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Spirit Library: Contemplate & Re-Evaluate

In this time of rapid awakening and transformation it is becoming abundantly clear that we have to stop expecting someone else to make our lives better, the world healthier or the environment cleaner. We need to stop looking to governments, politicians and so called leaders to change our reality.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Season a Cast Iron Cauldron

For many modern Pagans, one of the most popular and often-used tools is the cauldron. You may have chosen a small table-top sized one, a large one that sits in your back yard, or something in between.

Read more…

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MBG: How Your Horoscope Can Help You Thrive While Social Distancing

Some collective shifts are in the air that could affect the way we navigate life in the age of social distancing. Here’s your astrological forecast for the week

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Marriage

1. If the dreamer is getting married, and is happy about it, either a wedding or another type of much-desired contract or agreement is indicated.
2. If the dreamer is marrying someone whom she does NOT want to marry, then she may be headed for a task that she’d rather not perform. 3. If the dreamer is a guest at someone else’s wedding, the success of a long-term goal may depend on others.
Astrological parallel: Venus, Jupiter, Libra, Sagittarius.
Tarot parallels: The Empress, Justice.

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Daily Good: Courage & Vulnerability: Corona & the Wisdom of Elders

“In every crisis of my life, learning has helped me find my way through. That means paying attention, allowing myself to feel as well as think, looking at things from different angles, gathering the best info available, trying to connect the dots, and ‘living the questions’ when the answers elude me.” For more than five decades, Parker Palmer has written and spoken about subjects ranging from contemplation to community, the inner life to public life, education to social change. He is known as one of the nation’s most thoughtful voices, calling us all to ways of being in the world that honor the human heart and promote a humane society. More in this thought-provoking post. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: The Book of Shadows & How to start yours

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Elephant Journal: How Introverts Feel during a Lockdown.

Yes, I am an introvert. No, I am not happy in lockdown.
Lately, during the COVID-19 lockdown, I have been seeing a lot of memes about introverts and how happy they must have felt when they have found out that they were going to be confined to their homes.

Read more…..

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Pioneer Thinking: Calendula Healing Balm

Healing herbal oils benefit your skin and hair by improving skin hydration and lubrication, by calming and soothing redness, irritation and inflammation, by acting as antiseptics. They can be used to treat skin infections. They are safe for the most sensitive and worth to try if you have skin problems.

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EarthSky News: Seek a daytime moon after sunrise

The April 2020 full moon – the closest and largest supermoon of the year – recently lit up the night sky all night long, from dusk till dawn. Right now, however, the moon is now displaying a waning gibbous phase, so it rising in the east well after sunset. But it is also setting in the west after sunrise. Starting around April 10, 2020, you’ll find the waning gibbous moon low in the west at sunrise.

Read more…

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 Pagan Playlist: Druid/Wiccan Music – Druids of The Witchwood

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Patheos-Pagan: Creating a Magical Refuge

Do you have a refuge? There’s so much stress in the world and our lives right now it’s important to have a place where we can retreat, recharge, and feel safe. You can build a refuge right now by using the tools of magic to protect the energy of your space and fill it with comfort.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

FILL UP YOUR TANK

“How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life – and a commitment to action. Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: ‘What’s good in my life?’ and ‘What needs to be done?'”
–NathanielBranden

I have found there’s a very different quality to my action when it springs from a sense of abundance as opposed to a feeling of being impoverished.

When I sense I’m not good enough or that I don’t have enough, I feel driven to be better and to have more. Whatever I do takes effort – there’s an element of struggle involved. And this makes sense because there’s no fuel – I’m working on an empty tank.

When I’m feeling abundant, I act out of my own inspiration. I’m rich and full and so the energy flows naturally. This action at times feels almost effortless.

It’s important to remember that we don’t need money to be abundant. All we need is appreciation of all that we have.

” …what I focus on in life is what I get. And if I concentrate on how bad I am or how wrong I am or how inadequate I am, if I concentrate on what I can’t do and how there’s not enough time in which to do it, isn’t that what I get every time? And when I think about how powerful I am, and when I think about what I have left to contribute, and when I think about the difference I can make on this planet, then that’s what I get. You see, I recognize that it’s not what happens to you; it’s what you do about it.”
— W. Mitchell

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Ever stop and realize that it’s impossible to feel unconditional love for any single person, until you can feel it for every single person?

After all, what differentiates them, except conditions?

You so can do this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Five Can Soup

“My family absolutely loves this recipe. It’s great for football parties and definitely a new twist on chips and dip! Serve with Fritos® chips.”

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

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Daily Wisdom
April 8, 2020

Meaning
“Life is not meaningful… unless it is serving an end beyond itself; unless if is of value to someone else.”

-Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972)
How many times have we heard the phrase: “There’s more to life than…”? We KNOW there is more to life, more than pettiness, or selfishness, or indulgence, or whatever! We find value in life when we reach out and go beyond our comfort zone – when we help others, when we see how our work resonates out into the world. Life is full of opportunities for us to find meaning, and to create meaning.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

The blending of different elements creates the harmony you’re looking for today. The Temperance card is very balanced, and it represents bridging the gap between two polar opposites in your life. Do you need to defend the fact that you’re single among all of your committed friends? Or justify why you’re in a complicated relationship? Try not to be defensive.

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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