Cat’s Morning Bits for May 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.
May Events & Holidays
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)
Would that thou could’st last for aye,
Merry, ever-merry May!
Made of sun-gleams, shade and showers,
Bursting buds, and breathing flowers.
-William D. Gallagher (1808-94)
Spirit Library: Karmic Completion (a message from Kate Spreckley)
The evolutionary growth of humanity is increasing quite dramatically as each and every human being is impacted by the current global situation. The intense energy we are experiencing is radically quickening our awakening process bringing deep and lasting change and transformation
The Pagan Library: The Albion Song by JenniferSmith
Fading away in the mists of time
The Older Gods did go.
And we mere mortals left behind
with Younger Gods to know.
And now they too are fading fast
And we are left alone.
And, oh, my love
I grieve the past and long to go back home.
ThoughtCo: Saraswati: The Vedic Goddess of Knowledge and Arts
Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and nature, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants directed to her, called the ‘Saraswati Vandana’ often begin and end Vedic lessons
MBG: Consume Rosemary To Reap Its Health Benefits
When’s the last time you consumed rosemary? Chances are, it was garnishing a chicken dish, baked in with potatoes, or maybe in a loose-leaf tea. Well, rosemary has applications out of the kitchen, too, and can potentially boost your mood, memory, and gut health. Here’s what you need to know about the easiest and most effective way to reap the benefits of this powerful herb
Daily Dream Meaning: Hiding
1. If the dreamer is doing the hiding, there is a part of him that is “hidden,” even from him, that perhaps needs to come to the surface and be looked at.
2. If the dreamer hides an object from someone else, then he is concealing something that perhaps needs to be revealed.
3. If the dreamer is searching for someone or something, there is something missing, either an idea or an actual object, that she needs to find and make use of. Other symbols in the dream could reveal exactly what that is.
Astrological parallels: Pluto, Scorpio.
Tarot parallel: The Moon.
Simple Money Bowl Spell || Spellwork
Today’s DIY: How to Make an Indoor Water Garden!
Elephant Journal: She was Finally Awake—A Powerful Rhyme about Finding the Goddess Within
She sat there on the clifftop
reflecting upon her life—
thinking how far she had come.
Always a mother but no longer a wife.
MNN: Norway plans to excavate a Viking ship burial for the first time in a century
For the first time in more than 100 years, the government of Norway plans to conduct a full excavation of a buried Viking ship, the country’s Ministry of Climate and Environment has announced. That could be eye-opening, researchers say, thanks to modern technology and methods that weren’t available in 1904, when the last excavation took place.
EarthSky News: Bright star Vega on May evenings
Vega is a lovely star to come to know. When I was first learning the night sky, more than 40 years ago, I spent hours, days, weeks, months poring over charts and books. So I sometimes came to know the names and whereabouts of certain stars before seeing them in the night sky. One soft May evening
Patheos-Pagan: Daily Witchcraft Challenges
Maybe you are at home with nothing much to do, perhaps you have slipped a little in your practice and don’t know how to get back, see my blog here for Lost Connection
Or perhaps you just like doing little challenges.
Pagan Playlist: Sleepsong ~ Lullaby from a Secret Garden
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we don’t know who we are — or if we are afraid to be who we are — we betray ourselves. We pretend to be who we think we are. Our self image is made up of our experiences, desires and other people’s ideas and expectations of us.
Maintaining this false self is a betrayal of ourselves. In all deep spiritual journeys, there is the experience of betrayal. Betrayal always tells us to adjust our life to be more authentic. What we identify with is all important.
There are large betrayals (e.g., your partner leaving you) and small betrayals (e.g., disappointments). They are all experiences of being wounded for the purpose of breaking down the defenses of the personality. When we allow the wounding and accept the betrayals as divine gifts, we greatly benefit.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
— Dr. Seuss (via Elena)
“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold
A Note from the Universe
Opportunity never stops knocking. New friends are on their way. The ideas you need will find you. You’ll have another chance. Things are getting brighter. You are feeling lighter. Love is rising. Be still. Prepare. Others will call you lucky. Your parents are so proud. You ain’t seen nothing yet.
Look out world, Cat Bolotin is stirring. A giant is waking up.
Today’s Recipe: This Rainbow Couscous Is The Colorful Lunch Inspiration You’ve Been Looking For
We’ve all experienced, at some point, desk lunch boredom—it’s not our fault; it’s just that sometimes even our best meal prep efforts fall flat. So if you’ve exhausted all your favorite quinoa bowls, salads, and desk-lunch combos, we have just the thing you’re looking for.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, and Vanilla
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume), works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
May 15, 2020
“Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.”
It is our nature to grow and to change. We evolve. We learn. Sometimes we shake things up with our new views and opinions – but that just promotes more growth. Sometimes we have to prune the dead branches from a tree in order for the new buds to have room to grow and for the tree to be healthy and thrive. We can prune away our outdated thinking, and leave room for expansion
Daily Tarot: The Sun
The Sun shines bright and shows that all will be revealed today. You have a clear romantic path and all of the dark days associated with recent disappointments are over. A hidden truth is revealed, and everything negative associated with it goes away once it is brought to light. There is no arrogance linked with growth today. You deserve the all good things that come your way.
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