Cat’s Morning Bits for April 15, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 15, 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 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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In the springtime: April violets glow
In wayside nooks, close clustering into groups,
Like shy elves hiding from traveller’s eye.
-Thomas Buchanan Read (1822-72)

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Spirit Library: Internal Authority

There is a profound purging and clearing occurring which is initiating many life change events and transformations. Layers and layers of energetic patterning is being released and healed preparing us for a totally new cycle that is pregnant with the possibilities of a whole new life.

Read more…

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The Ankh

Element: Water and Air

The ankh, also known as the Key of Life, is probably one of the most easily recognizable and best known ancient Egyptian symbols. It represents eternal life and in many ancient carvings Egyptian deities and Pharaoh’s are shown holding it.

While the origins of the Ankh are unclear, archeologists say that in the ancient language the word means quite literally “Life”. One theory as to the symbol itself says that the loop on top represents the womb (feminine) while the cross at the bottom represents the penis (male) and when the two are put together life is formed from it. It is also said to symbolize the elements of both water and air. In pagan tradition’s these elements are considered life-giving.

When the Ankh is used as an amulet it is believed to give the wearer good health and longevity and protection against evil and negative energy.

by Cat

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ThoughtCo:  How to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space

In many magical traditions, it is considered important to purify or cleanse a space before any sort of ritual can take place. There are several different ways of doing this, and how you do it will depend in part upon the rules or guidelines of your tradition

Read more…

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MBG: What It Means When You Have A Purple Aura

Many in the spiritual community believe that every person has an aura, an energy field that exudes a certain color, immediately surrounding them. While not usually visible to the naked eye, an aura’s color—be it red, green, purple, or a combination of many shades—can be photographed and analyzed during an aura reading.

Read more….s

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Daily Dream Meaning: Eyeglasses

1. If the dreamer is wearing the glasses, then he will soon see the world in a different light and learn from it.
2. If someone known to the dreamer is wearing the glasses, then that person has a special interest in the dreamer. If the dreamer does NOT know the person, then there may be many who are “keeping an eye” on him.
3. If the eyeglasses are not worn, but lying alone somewhere, then the dreamer needs to view something through different eyes.
Astrological parallel: Pluto, Scorpio.
Tarot parallel: Death.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Seeking Solitude in Nature: A Meditation Teacher’s Story

“By the time we’re 60, we will have been alive for almost 22,000 days on this planet, rarely, if ever, stopping to watch just one. By immersion into nature in solitude, we allow the natural human to become entrained to the nature of the planet we are part of. I had been camping in solitude in nature — on a hill over the ocean on the coast of California — as I have done twice a year for the past 20+ years. I jokingly call it my “People Fast”, which I have always assumed I needed since, as a meditation teacher and an actress, what I do in the world involves intense and intimate interactions with people, and I figured that we always need an opportunity to “clear out” and refresh or reground ourselves. But there is more to it than that — at least for me.” Meditation teacher Stephanie Nash shares more. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Quiet Witchcraft || Focus Spell ||

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The Wild Hunt: Eco-fairies – Old or New?

Today’s offering is from guest contributor John Kruse. Kruse is author of Faery, recently published by Llewellyn Worldwide, and is also author of the book Victorian Fairy Verse in which the evolution of fairy ideas in Victorian times is fully set out.

Read more….

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MNN: The 2024 total solar eclipse may ‘outshine’ 2017

The first total solar eclipse in nearly a century not only injected a much-needed sense of awe about astronomy into our culture, but also introduced a golden age of eclipse watching. In the 21st century, 10 total solar eclipses will send the moon’s shadow over U.S. soil, with six of these events passing over vast swaths of the country

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Look for the legendary green flash

The green flash image at the top of this post was taken by Jim Grant, an EarthSky friend on Facebook. He captured it off the coast of Ocean Beach, California, and identified it a mock mirage green flash.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchfest Online Talk: Magical Herbs and Food

Children of Artemis, who run Witchfest, Witchfest Midlands and The Artemis Gathering events in the UK asked me if I would like to record a talk for them to run in their ‘Witchfest Online‘ event. Which of course, I was more than happy to do.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Mother Earth

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Inner Journey:

DON’T REJECT THE EGO

“Nourishing the soul is the process of drinking at the life stream, coming back to one’s true self, embracing the whole of one’s experience – good, bad, or ugly; painful or exalted; dull or boring.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn

Spiritual teachings sometimes counsel a need to let go of the ego. In our view, though, ego and personality are essential players in our theatre of life. Personality is the vehicle for Spirit to evolve through form. Soul sparks the potential that exists within the personality.

We don’t want the ego to disappear – we want it to open to divine guidance so the two may work together in alignment.

And so the path of personality aims to build a healthy, skilful ego. Ironically, only a strong, mature ego can take responsibility for carrying the consciousness of soul.

“How do we nurture the soul? By revering our own life. By treating it as supremely important. By reaching for the best within ourselves. By learning to love it all, not only the joys and the victories, but also the pain and the struggles.”
— Nathaniel Branden

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You’re beautiful enough.

You’re special enough.

You’re sexy, playful, and fun enough.

You’ve worked enough.

You’ve cried enough.

You’ve been grateful, generous, and kind enough.

Okay, then?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins
Scrumptious enjoyment awaits you in this hybrid breakfast/dessert muffin recipe! Create a muffin batter with flour, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, brown sugar, butter, lemon zest and vanilla. Spoon half the batter into muffin cups, then portion out dollops of cream cheese beaten with confectioners’ sugar along with small spoons of strawberry jam. Cover with the remaining batter and bake until golden. Then watch your entire brunch crowd make them disappear!

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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
This day is governed by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, 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
April 15, 2020 

Parents
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

-Benjamin Spock (1903-1998)
Dr. Spock was speaking here about parenting – but doesn’t this apply to just about anything in life? We know stuff! Instinctually, intuitively, and intellectually – we have the tools to figure it out if it’s not immediately obvious to us

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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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.

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/

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1 thought on “Cat’s Morning Bits for April 15, 2020

  1. Thank you very much always your “Morning Bits” 💜 💜 💜 I just feel bad, I strained myself too much lately. I have some cardiac arrhythmias, which says I have stress. I think I have to use my own Granny’s good old medicine camphor drops on a piece of sugar and take it easy. I know those are one symptom of stress. Have a lovely day 🌺 🌺 🌺

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