Cat’s Morning Bits for April 14, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 14, 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


April Events & Holidays

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


April the Beautiful, with streaming eyes,
Weeps o’er the havoc that rude March has made.
The dales are musical with her sweet sighs,
Tears mark her footsteps o’er the moistened glade.
-John Askham (1825-94)


Emergence Magazine: Dark Skies
by Bear Guerra
“Given the myriad ways in which humans have all but severed our connection to the natural world, perhaps none will prove to be as profound as the loss of the night sky and of our connection to the dark.”

The vast majority of the world’s population now lives in a location that is perpetually bathed in artificial light, stifling our ability to see beyond our own world and into the vast universe.

Read more….


ThoughtCo: Legends and Lore of Beltane, the Spring May Day Celebration

In many cultures, there are different legends and lore surrounding the Beltane season–after all, it’s a time that marks fire and fertility, and the return of new life to the earth. Let’s look at some of the magical stories about this spring celebration.



Pioneer Thinking: Tea Tree Oil
This powerful oil is a must have in your medicine cabinet. Not only is it good for health applications, it can also be used as a natural disinfectant and household cleaner.

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Daily Dream Meaning: Cars

1. Motion, movement away from one thing and towards another.
2. Speed, acceleration.
3. Freedom.
Astrological parallel: Sagittarius.
Tarot parallel: The Chariot.


Daily Good: Finding Beauty in a Broken World

“I think what is being asked of each of us right now [is to become] really fully who we are so that we can be of use. And it is scary. But I think the risk is worth it. And what do we lose and what do we sacrifice if we are not fully present, fully engaged, fully embracing who we are?” Tami Simon speaks with Terry Tempest Williams, a writer, naturalist, environmental activist, and author of several books including, ‘Finding Beauty in a Broken World.’ { read more }




Elephant Journal: Isolated but Not Separated: One Breath at a Time.

As we can not go out, so we have to go in.
Anger, frustration, despair…
Thank you for teaching us how to feel it all.

Read more….


MNN: How to tell the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly

Dragonflies and damselflies are closely related and may seem at first glance to be like twins. But once you know what to look for, telling the two members of the order Odonata apart is a piece of cake.

There are four details that even the most inexperienced bug watcher can use to identify if the insect is a dragonfly or a damselfly. They are the eyes, body shape, wing shape and position of the wings at rest.



EarthSky News: Moon, 3 planets, before daybreak April 14-16

Before daybreak these next several mornings – April 14, 15 and 16, 2020 – watch for the moon to flit by three morning planets: Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. Around the world on April 14, the moon’s illuminated side points right at this compact line-up of planets.

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Patheos-Pagan: What is Druidry?

Many Traditions of Druidry:
Modern Druidry is quite different that the image of old Celtic wise men the word Druid conjures. These days there are a number of different kinds of Druid organizations. There’s ADOA or the Ancient Order of Druids in America, founded in 1912 as a fraternal order similar to the Masons.

Read more…


Pagan Playlist: Celtic Woman – Tír na nÓg ft. Oonagh


Inner Journey:


“Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.”
— Nido Qubein

The 80/20 rule says that on a list of 10 tasks, only 2 of those tasks will return 80% of the value of the entire list. Look at your ‘to do’ list for today. Which tasks are directly related to what you most want in life? Find the 2 high value items on your list and tackle them first. These tasks are the ones that really move us forward.

Many of us actively avoid the top 2 priorities because they are more challenging than the rest. If they are to lead us to worthy goals, they are undoubtedly asking us to move into new territory in thinking and acting, and this can be scary. But this is also REWARDING!

“Don’t kid yourself: it’s because you’re doing all those C’s (low priorities) and NOT because you haven’t any time, that you don’t get to do your A’s.”
— Alan Lakein

A Note from the Universe

Of all the luck! Can you believe it?

You. In paradise. Now. Exactly as you are.

Exactly as it is.

Do you have any idea how many souls in the unseen wish they could be in your shoes? Wish they could see through your eyes? Wish they could feel what moves in your heart? Have your friends? Share your loves? Face your fears and your beasts?

Oh, heck yeah, your fears and your beasts! Are you kidding? Especially your fears and your beasts! Because from where they are, it’s so much easier to see how soon they will pass, how triumphant you will be, and how much more they’ll make possible.


The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Mexican Taco Meatloaf

My Mexican grandmother would use leftover corn tortilla chips in our meatloaf and everyone loved it! They all wanted seconds along with the recipe. A delicious Mexican-American comfort food. 

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and, Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, 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
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

Daily Wisdom
April 14, 2020 

“If there is something that we wish to change in our children, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”

-Carl Jung (1875-1961)

All relationships are a mirror for us. Is there something we want to change about our parents? Our friends? Our spouses, or ex-spouses? Maybe we need to see if that is something we can change in ourselves. We have the relationships that we have so that we can learn more about ourselves. We don’t always want to admit it, but we learn something even from the people who we see as a negative influence in our lives. And when we learn the lesson that negative turns into a big positive!

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Has all of your sacrifice been for nothing? Do you feel like you’ve been moving toward a goal that only seems to be getting further away the harder you work for it? The Hanged Man urges acceptance of your current state of affairs, and suggests that reflection will lead to peace. Freedom doesn’t have to equal loneliness, and letting go isn’t the same as giving up.

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

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1 thought on “Cat’s Morning Bits for April 14, 2020

  1. Thank you very much, Cat 💜 💜 💜 I am very tired and gonna sleep. Your articles were extremely interesting – as always. Have a Magickal evening!


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