Cat’s Morning Bits for May 13, 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 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)
Among the changing months, May stands confest
The sweetest, and in fairest colours dressed!
Soft as the breeze that fans the smiling field;
Sweet as the breath that opening roses yield.
-James Thomson (1700-25)
Spirit Library: Step out of the Old (a message from Kate Spreckley)
This is a time filled with massive change as individually and collectively we expand into an uncertain future. The energy is complex as it is moving to both dissolve and rebuild the energetic framework of our world.
Today’s DIY: A Magickal recipe for Violet Syrup
ThoughtCo: Profile of The Greek God Poseidon
In Greek mythology and legend, Poseidon is the god of the sea. However, his domain includes some aspects of the land as well, and in fact he is known as “earth-shaker” in many stories, because of his penchant for causing earthquakes
MBG: Mama Medicine On Why We Should All Be “De-Manifesting” During Quarantine
Once upon a time, humans worked together towards the good of the collective. We did labor to support the community. We heeded to the guidance of our respected elders and the strength of the feminine.
Daily Dream Meaning: Fountain
1. An omen of a happy and fulfilled life.
2. If the fountain is flowing freely, things should go comparatively easily from here on out; however, if the fountain is malfunctioning, there are still a few obstacles that need to be overcome first.
Pioneer Thinking: Natural Remedies: Juniper Berry
When it comes to superfoods, berries are right on top of the list because they are crammed with beneficial antioxidants. One such berry that can help you a great deal is the juniper berry and over the years, scientific research has shown what a marvel it is.
Water Magick║Correspondences║Elemental Magick 101║Witchcraft
Elephant Journal: Bring Joy & Mindfulness to your home with these 7 Tips.
I truly never realized the joy I received from the simple ritual of going out for a cup of coffee until I couldn’t anymore!
I know I’m not alone in this. In some capacity, we’re all grieving the loss of our daily routines.
EarthSky News Last quarter moon is May 14
A last quarter moon appears half-lit by sunshine and half-immersed in its own shadow. It rises in the middle of the night, appears at its highest in the sky around dawn, and sets around midday.
MNN: How to identify poison ivy, oak, and sumac
The rhyme ‘leaves of three, let it be’ could describe a lot of plants.
John Manion is a guy who know his plants. That’s not surprising since he’s the curator of the seven-acre Kaul Wildflower Garden, the native plant collection at Birmingham Botanical Garden in Birmingham, Alabama
Patheos-Pagan: 5 Ways To Use Salt In Your Magickal Practice
Salt is an excellent magickal tool. You don’t have to look very hard to find it either. It’s likely in your cupboard right now. You can use salt at pretty much any time for any magickal purpose.
Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Verð Mín (Lyric Video)
Inner Journey: Look for the gifts
“In school you get the lesson and then take the test…In life you take the test and then get the lesson.”
— Unknown Source
How is a problem in your life really an opportunity?
Problems invite us to go inside to recognize a bigger picture of ourselves and of life. This bigger picture brings meaning to what is unfolding.
When you feel trapped in a problem, see if you can shift your perspective. Ask yourself, “What am I being invited to learn from this situation?” The answer will always revolve around a quality or value, like gratitude, freedom, compassion, love, will, humour or acceptance. The answer will also always promote union rather than separation.
As soon as we find the meaning in our challenge, our resistance to it melts away. Often, awareness of the lesson is all that is needed to resolve the problem. If not, the awareness brings us courage and ways to work through it.
“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama
A Note from the Universe
It’s not really a matter of feeling worthy of love, friends, health, or wealth. Or of appreciating what you already have. Or even of learning to love yourself. These don’t have to come first. You don’t have to wear a halo to manifest the changes you want.
It’s simply a matter of understanding that if you do your part: visualize, prepare the way, and act “as if,” without looking over your shoulder for quick results, what you want must be added unto you… as will the feelings of worthiness, appreciation and loving your most lovable self.
You were pre-qualified,
Today’s Recipe: Simple Tomato Soup
“This is my go-to tomato soup recipe. It’s so easy and delicious. It’s easily made vegan (if you use margarine instead of butter or 2 tablespoons of olive oil), ready in 30 minutes, and I give leftovers to my kids for lunch. If you like, you can add cream, but my family likes it the way it is. I usually serve it with rosemary bread for dunking.”
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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Wednesday is governed by Mercury and it’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 13, 2020
“At the time of writing I never think of what I have said before. My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements on a given question, but to be consistent with truth as it may present itself to me at the given moment. The result has been that I have grown from truth to truth.”
-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)
The important thing to remember is that we are all doing the best we can with where we are and what we know so far. As time goes on, we learn more, and that might cause us to think differently. That is not to say that we were “wrong” before just because we have a different opinion now – but that we can make a more informed choice because of the experiences we have had in our lives. Things look different when they are viewed from a higher vantage point.
Daily Tarot: The Magician
Everything is possible today. The Magician’s bag of tricks contains creative tools which shows that you have the ability to not only conjure up brilliant ideas but you also have what it takes to implement them. Don’t be afraid to try new things, especially concerning communication or shared finances. Focus your energy on the task at hand to ensure the best possible results. Distraction can be your downfall.
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