Cat’s Morning Bits for May 6, 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.
May Events & Holidays
May 7 Full Flower Moon at 3:45 am PST/ 4:45 am MST/ 6:45 am EST
May 10 Mother’s Day
May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins
May 14 Moon in 3rd Qtr. at 7:02 am PST /8:02 am MST/10:02 am EST
May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)
May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST
May 25 Memorial Day (USA)
O day! O day!
You lift and sway your colors on the sky
Till I am crushed with beauty.
-Marion Strobel (1895-1967)
Spirit Library: Intense Transformation (a message from Kate Spreckley)
The incoming energy is picking up the pace as it moves into the deepest foundations of our realities. Events in our lives are creating much upheaval urging us to release our attachment to old ways and old routines.
ThoughtCo: How Does Magic Work?
So you’ve been reading up on Paganism, witchcraft, Wicca, and all kinds of other things, and it seems pretty straightforward… but you’re probably wondering How does magic work, anyway?
MBG: Feng Shui Your Garden With These Expert-Approved Tips
When you hear feng shui, you might think of rearranging your bedroom, your living room, or other places inside your home. But you might be forgetting your own backyard. That’s right: You can—and definitely want to!
Daily Dream Meaning: Boat
1. If the dream involves a small boat drifting, or being rowed, down a river or creek, the dream represents the dreamer’s journey through life. If there is an unknown figure wielding the oars, this could be a spirit guide, or a symbol for the individual’s intellect or emotions, depending on whether the figure is male or female.
2. If the boat is abandoned on the shore, and the dreamer comes upon it by chance, the dreamer has reached the end of a crisis and can now continue with his or her life.
3. If the boat is an ocean liner, the dreamer is participating in a process of change involving a lot more people than him- or herself. If the ocean liner sinks, the process will be a traumatic one.
4. If a pirate ship is involved, then there are forces working against the process that the dreamer needs to be prepared for. To know what those forces are, look to other symbols in the dream.
Astrological parallel: Cancer, Pisces.
Tarot parallel: The Chariot.
Today’s Pagan Corner: Pagan Symbols: The Meaning Behind Wicca, Sigils of Power & Protection
Today’s DIY: Binding A LEATHER BOOK with THE WITCHER Sigil on the Cover!
Elephant Journal: Full Moon in Scorpio May 7th: Ignite your Raw Love through Connection & Change.
Life is crazy at the moment, and at any time it can all change.
We, as a collective are learning how to embrace change, be more flexible, and most importantly let go of our old ways, as we think of how life needs to be lived.
MNN: What we know about the mysterious ‘Tully Monster’
Ever since its 300-million-year-old fossils were first unearthed in 1958, the alien-like “Tully Monster” has defied classification.
EarthSky News: Last full moon supermoon of 2020
These next few nights – May 6 and 7, 2020 – the moon will appear plenty full to the eye as its lights up the nighttime from dusk till dawn. This May 2020 full moon presents the third and final full moon supermoon of 2020, showcasing the 3rd-closest (and therefore the 3rd-largest) full moon of the year. In North America, we often call the May full moon the Flower Moon, Planting Moon or Milk Moon
Patheos-Pagan: Beginning Spiritual Practices and Studies
This round of Conversations Under the Oaks had lots of questions about beginning spiritual practices. I’ve written about most of these topics before: there’s a chapter on spiritual practice in The Path of Paganism, and another chapter in Paganism in Depth.
Pagan Playlist: Highwayman – Loreena Mckennit
Inner Journey: HARD WORK
“Work should be in order to live. We don’t live in order to work. That shift in awareness is necessary.”
— Matthew Fox
What are your beliefs around work? Do you believe it’s necessary to work hard to earn a living? No pain, no gain? Do you believe women’s work is never done? That play is a waste of time?
While there are merits to the work ethic, over-work takes a serious toll on the quality of our lives. Our ability to contribute to life requires us to have a sense of balance, joy, playfulness, time to stop and smell the flowers.
“Learning to let go of the ways we inadvertently and unconsciously contribute to our own pain is the key to finding radiant physical and emotional health.”
— Ingrid Bacci
“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler
“The true object of all human life is play.”
— G.K. Chesterton
A Note from the Universe
Do you really think something could go “wrong”? Are you not eternal? Have you forgotten how much you’re loved? Don’t you see how far you’ve already come? Could you possibly be in better hands?
Is there not chocolate in every land?
Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Taco Soup
“Reminiscent of the very popular dish King Ranch Chicken in the form a soup. With all the same flavors and the convenience of throwing everything into a slow cooker, this will also quickly become a favorite. Top with fried corn tortilla strips, if desired.”
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)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, 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.
May 6, 2020
“Fortune can neither give to any man honesty, diligence, and other good qualities, nor can she take them away.” -Sallust (86? – 34? B.C.)
Whatever fortune we have, or don’t have, does not affect who we are. Who we really are, our spirit, is unchangeable. Our behaviors may change, our roles may change, or environments may change – how we express ourselves is our choice. Fortune has no influence on our spirit one way or another.
Daily Tarot: The Hermit
Are your dreams trying to tell you something important? The Hermit stands alone and reaches deep within himself to find the answers he is looking for, and he tells you to pay close attention to symbols that appear in your dreams via your subconscious. Following the path of your own choosing isn’t always easy, but it usually leads to something extremely rewarding.
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