Cat’s Morning Bits for May 18, 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)
May changes moods just like a baby:
Someone should have named it “Maybe.”
–The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1996
Spirit Library: Jupiter Retrograde (a message from Kate Spreckley)
With Jupiter now adding to the mix of retrograde planets the next few months promise to hold an abundance of pure healing energy. This energy will compel us to reconnect with the deepest aspects of ourselves.
Spell Dolls, Poppets, & Taglocks || Witchcraft 101
ThoughtCo: What Is a Leprechaun?
A leprechaun is a mythological figure, a type of fairy originating from 8th century Irish folklore. Contemporary leprechauns are depicted as men, small in stature and wearing a green coat, a top hat, and buckled shoes.
MBG: Horoscope For May 18 to 24, 2020: Here’s What’s In The Stars This Week
This week, the AstroTwins share how to prepare for the buzzy energy of Gemini season.
It’s still Taurus season until this Wednesday, May 20, giving you a couple more days to bask in the comfort and luxury of the zodiac’s earthy Bull
Daily Dream Meaning: Egyptian
1. Dreaming of living in ancient Egypt might actually be a past-life memory. Be sure to write the dream down immediately upon awakening, as an issue from that past life could be coming to the surface of your unconscious mind. Something in the dream probably relates to a concern in the present, and the dream may be giving you important insights.
2. Egypt is a land of mystery, and therefore if you dream of Egypt or things Egyptian there is probably some mystery in your life that you’d like to have resolved. Look to other symbols in the dream to discern what it is and what you should do about it.
3. Egypt is a land where a lot of secrets are being dug out of the ground. What secrets are you hiding? Or are others around you keeping things from you that you really need to know? If the other symbols in the dream support this idea, honest communication with those involved is definitely called for.
Pioneer Thinking: The Legend of Bouncing Betty – Soapwort
Bouncing Betty Gallops On
In our country’s early formative years the West was being claimed by the “Easterners” and the trail from East to West Coast could take many a month and sometimes years to complete.
Today’s DIY: How to Fix a Leggy or Stretched Succulent! ✂️🌵// Garden Answer
Elephant Journal: 4 Grounding Practices to Balance your Root Chakra & Ease Anxiety.
I opened my eyes and popped out of bed.
My heart was racing, and I felt sweat on the back of my neck. I peeked over at the alarm clock and it read 3:30 a.m. It had been a dream. My heart started to come back down to its normal rhythm, and I took a deep breath.
MNN: 9 interesting facts about the Nile River
The Nile is one of the most famous rivers anywhere on our planet, and rightfully so. While all rivers are important for people and wildlife who live nearby, the Nile looms especially large, both literally and figuratively.
EarthSky News: Meet Corvus the Crow
A favorite constellation for many, little squarish Corvus the Crow, can be found after sunset at this time of year. It’s not far from Spica, the only bright star in the constellation Virgo. Once you find Spica, you’ll recognize Corvus easily. It’s always near the star Spica on the sky’s dome, recognizable for its compact.
Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: Love In The Cards?
. . . A Tarot Reading for Venus in Retrograde
Venus is in retrograde for the first time in two years (May 13 to June 25). Not only is the planet of love going all retro on us in the sway of fickle Gemini’s influence, it sidles up closer to earth than any other planet.
Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Rain (Official Music Video)
Willingness to change
“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn
How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.
If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.
“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden
A Note from the Universe
You see, there’s a choice for all who aspire to live in abundance that only the wisest ever perceive.
You can visualize a life in which you possess fabulous wealth.
You can visualize a life in which you are creatively fulfilled, with fantastic friends, dancing in the marketplace… and you possess fabulous wealth.
Do you see the oh-so-subtle difference?
I see you as the dancing sort,
Today’s Recipe: Ayurvedic Lunch & Dinner Recipes To Support Your Doshas During Early Summer
Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest systems of medicine, follows a rich tradition called Ritucharya, a Sanskrit word that means “following the rhythms of the seasons.” Following this more seasonal approach to health means adjusting your diet throughout the year in order to maintain balance in the body.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.
May 18, 2020
“In this world, if a man sits down to think, he is immediately asked if he has the headache.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
A little bit of humor from Emerson, a favorite of mine! His point is that we are so much on “auto pilot” that we rarely take time out just to think. There is a lot of busy-ness, or business, going on, all the time, and we tend to jump right from one thing to the next with barely a breath in between. How rare, and yet, how wonderful, to take a moment, or two, or twenty, to just sit and think.
Daily Tarot: The Moon
It’s possible that you’re putting yourself under more stress and pressure than anyone or anything else going on around you. It’s not necessary to beat yourself up emotionally like this. Things are fine and you can make things even better if you curtail the urge to obsessively dwell on only what and who is letting you down. Be your own best friend and give yourself credit for what you’re doing right.
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