Cat’s Morning Bits for April 28, 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.
April Events & Holidays
April 30 Walprgis Night
Do not try to preserve your name by writing it on the trunks of trees or upon the walls of old buildings, but write it in the memories and affections of your friends by your uprightness and sweetness of character.
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1896
Spirit Library: Third Chakra Shift (a message from Jim Self)
Kuthumi: In the old third-dimensional chakra system, a thought was thought then coupled with a negative emotion because the survival fear in the first chakra was activated in the second.
Night Owl Meditations: Two Essential Virtues to Cultivate For Magickal Success
There are two virtues that are essential to success in all magickal workings, without which you will find yourself frustrated time after time. These virtues are patience and trust. If you’ve ever completed a working and expected to see results instantly, you’re not alone.
ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Beltane Altar
It’s Beltane, the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to celebrate the fertility of the earth. This spring celebration is all about new life, fire, passion, and rebirth, so there are all kinds of creative ways you can set up for the season.
MBG: What Do The Cards In A Tarot Deck Mean? Here’s A Quick Peek
A favorite of fortune tellers and casual mystics alike, tarot cards have been used since the Middle Ages as a tool for divination, self-discovery, and introspection.
Daily Dream Meaning: Kite
1. A kite flying freely and easily in clear skies indicates the attainment of your highest dreams, whether you were the one flying the kite or were simply observing.
2. If the kite string breaks, or the wind stops dead and the kite crashes to the ground, be prepared for everything you hope for to fall through at the last minute. To find how to avoid this, look to the other symbols in the dream.
Today’s DIY: Beltane Altar Set-Up 2020
Pioneer Thinking: Natural Medicine: Dandelions
When Spring brings a heavy crop of dandelions to your front lawn, don’t despair. Harvest them and put them to good use before you break out the weed killing pesticides. Clear the “weeds” but don’t let the detoxification power of dandelions go to waste.
MNN: 9 things you don’t know about John Muir
John Muir was a naturalist, writer and conservationist perhaps best known as the founder of the Sierra Club. The man called the father of our national park system helped establish Yosemite and Sequoia national parks at a time when we didn’t have the extensive system we enjoy today. He loved nature from his earliest days, and it was a theme that would define his life.
EarthSky News: Cancer? Here’s your constellation
Chances are you’ve never seen Cancer the Crab, the faintest of the 13 constellations of the zodiac. Cancer the Crab may be found between the two brightest stars of Gemini (Castor and Pollux) and Leo’s brightest star (Regulus).
Patheos-Pagan: The Folkmagick of Forsythia
Forsythia… how I await your return this year. Soon her blooms will burst forth within my woods and assure me of spring’s arrival. Forsythia is one of the very first flowering shrubs to arrive… read more
Pagan Playlist: Fairy NightSongs
“Self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter
The journey to know ourselves ideally brings us to self-understanding and acceptance. It is NOT a quest for self-improvement.
When we open to love and accept ourselves, no matter what, we allow our innate love, power and wisdom to emerge naturally.
“Who you really are is enough.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer
A Note from the Universe
There comes a time in every life, when the valiant choice is made to take a courageous stand for oneself, in spite of consequences, against those who have behaved irresponsibly. And this is good.
Sometime afterwards, it ultimately dawns on all, however, that what they might be most concerned with are their own responsibilities. And this is trebly good.
Roll over Beethoven, hit me Amadeus, let’s waltz Matilda –
Today’s Recipe: Chicken and Rice with Cumin and Cilantro
Chicken with rice, or arroz con pollo, is a staple at our house. This dish is highly seasoned with cumin, ginger, garlic, and a great deal of cilantro. We like it best when it is made with chicken wings.
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
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
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.
April 28, 2020
“Be the first to say something obvious and achieve immortality.”
-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830-1916)
I had to smile when I read this quote! It’s so funny because it rings true! There are universal truths in life – certain things that are said over and over again – and maybe the first person who makes the statement gets the credit for it, and the others are left to quote this person. But knowledge and wisdom is available to all of us – whether we read it in a book, or obtain it through meditation. Probably everything that needs to have been said, has been said already – but by saying it again, in a different way, time, or place, someone hears it for the first time. Truth resonates. Truth is immortal no matter who says it
Daily Tarot: The Chariot
If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward.
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