Cat’s Morning Bits for March 18, 2021
Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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.
March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)
March 2 Dr. Seuss Day
March 3 World Wildlife Day
March 4 World Book Day
March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST
March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins
March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara
March 20 World Storytelling Day
March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day
March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST
Spirit Library: Freeing up your Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Much of what has been surfacing recently is linked to the old mental programming and conditioning we adopted in childhood, which keeps us tied to childhood wounds and old emotions.
Celtic Tree Month of Alder or Ffearn (FAIR-n) runs from March 18th to April 14th.
This tree is a member of the Birch family and is native to the British Isles, Europe and North America. Alders require a great quantity of water and can reach 65 feet or more if left to grow undisturbed.
Spiritual Unite: The Meaning of Number 22
In numerology, two-digit numbers are reduced to a single digit, and that’s how numerology works. Double-digit numbers receive their essence from single digits or root numbers.
ThoughtCo: Spring Equinox Celebrations Around the World
The dawning of spring has been observed for centuries in countries around the world. Traditions vary widely from one country to the next. Here are some ways that residents of different parts of the world observe the season
The Triple Moon Goddess || A Teaching on the Wiccan Goddess and Her Three Aspects
MBG: Set Yourself Up For An Abundant Spring With These Feng Shui Rituals
Feng shui teaches us how to thrive in nature as well as connect to our own true nature. Every new season is an opportunity to shift into more joy, flow, and abundance. And after a long, dark winter, the shift into spring is always particularly inspiring.
Pioneer Thinking: Three More Weeds That Are Good to Eat
I love using that which others throw away. I am not sure if it is the frugal in me, or just the desire to help the planet survive mankind
Today’s DIY: 4 Fairy Garden Ideas
Treehugger: Volunteers Rescue 2,500 Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles in Texas
More than 2,500 sea turtles have been rescued by volunteers on South Padre Island, Texas, after frigid temperatures have “cold stunned” them and made them vulnerable to hypothermia.
EarthSky News: Fastest sunsets happen near equinoxes
Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually rises and sets faster around the time of an equinox. In 2021, the vernal equinox falls on March 20 at 9:37 UTC; translate to your time zone. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the equinoxes. And the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) happen at or near the solstices.
Patheos-Pagan: The Spring Riot
The Spring Equinox. Ostara. The Rites of Spring. By any name, it is a celebration of those things we wish to grow, bursting forth as the barest promise of more to come; but that isn’t what I want to talk about today.
Pagan Playlist: Karliene – The Last of the Giants
Inner Journey: WHAT’S YOUR BEST ROUTINE?
“For all my good intentions, there are days when things go wrong or I fall into old habits. When things are not going well, when I’m grumpy or mad, I’ll realize that I’ve not been paying attention to my soul and I’ve not been following my best routine.”
— Robert Fulghum
How do you need to bring more balance to your life?
Robert Fulghum has shared, “The older I get, the more I realize the importance of exercising the various dimensions of my body, soul, mind and heart. Taken together, these aspects give me a sense of wholeness. I want to be a whole human being rather than one who limps on one leg because I don’t know how to use all of my parts. Intellectual, emotional, and physical activity are not separate entities. Rather, they are dimensions of the same human being.”
“There is an Indian Belief that everyone is in a house of four rooms: A physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room everyday, even if only to keep it aired, we are not complete.”
— Rumer Godden
A Note from the Universe
While you can’t ever go back and relive past glories, there are always better ones gathering.
Today’s Recipe: Irish Soda Bread Muffins
One bowl, mix, bake for 20 minutes, and you have tasty muffins.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.
March 18, 2021
“When you look up from your typewriter, look at the trees, not the calendar.”
-Mary Virginia Micka, The Cazenovia Journal (1990)
That’s good advice for all of us these days! We’re on the computer so much. When we get a moment’s break, what do we do? If we can just take some time to re-connect with nature, to remember the beauty that surrounds us, we will be so much more natural and relaxed. There is a tree right outside my office window. It looks so calm, and it makes me feel calm to just sit and look out the window for awhile.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Pope
Save those creative, foot-loose and fancy-free activities for another day and focus on the nuts and bolts. If you’ve been putting off doing something necessary but not fun, knock it out now and then feel accomplished when finished. You can earn a lot of regard and admiration for this. You won’t be allowed to keep too low a profile, so just step up and do what’s important for today. You should encounter no resistance.
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