Cat’s Morning Bits for April 2, 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.
“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”
- Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557
April 1 April Fools Day
April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST
April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins
*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26
April 17 Herbalist Day
*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20
April 22 Earth Day
April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST
April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
May 1 Beltane / May Day
Spirit Library: Forgive the Past (a message from Kate Spreckley)
The past year has shown us all exactly how quickly life can change. For most of this year we have been moving at warp speed as the internal shifts creating profound opportunities for healing and growth.
Introduction to Alchemy
Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF NUMBER 100
When we go through our spiritual journey, numbers are essential.
They are not relevant in a mathematical sense; instead, their spiritual messages provide us the knowledge to help us in our spiritual journey.
ThoughtCo: All About Incense
For thousands of years, people have used fragrant flowers, plants, and herbs as incense. Using smoke to send prayers out to the gods is one of the oldest known forms of ceremony.
MBG: Finding Your Twin Flame Isn’t Always A Good Thing: Here’s Why
If you’re privy to the world of spiritual relationships, you’ve likely heard the term “twin flame” before. It describes a relationship between two people who share the same soul split into two, which sounds very romantic on the surface. But the truth is, twin flame relationships are often tumultuous—and can quickly become toxic.
Adonis in the Underworld: The Dispute Between Persephone and Aphrodite – Greek Mythology Stories
Elephant Journal: Rumi’s most Powerful Poem on Welcoming our Emotions.
No one likes to be suddenly swept off their feet.
But it happens.
In an ideal world, we would all be able to say exactly what we think and express ourselves freely without the dreadful fear of being shamed or judged for how we feel.
Treehugger: 9 Fascinating Lobster Facts
Lobsters are a family of crustaceans that have inhabited the earth’s seas for over 480 million years. Within the lobster family — called Nephropidae — there is a great deal of diversity in body size, claw size and shape, color, and eating habits. Lobsters can be found in all oceans of the world.
EarthSky News: Follow the arc to Arcturus, drive a spike to Spica
Follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike to Spica. Scouts learn this phrase. Grandparents teach it to kids. It’s one of the first sky tools many learn to use in astronomy.
Patheos-Pagan: Kitchen Witch Makes: A Witches Ladder
In the late 1800’s in the eaves of a house in Somerset, England some strange items were discovered. They consisted of a chair, four brooms and a string of feathers. It was declared that the house had belonged to a witch as the chair was for sitting in.
Pagan Playlist: Siren Ryn’s Song
Inner Journey: WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT?
“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
— Sir John Lubbock
Throughout the day, continually ask yourself about your underlying motivation. Why are you doing what you are doing?
Is it for selfish, manipulative or fearful reasons? Is it for honest service with integrity? Maybe you’ll discover you don’t know. Perhaps you will see that much of your activity lacks purpose.
This is a great way to become more conscious. Your intention and motives are fundamental to the results you will receive. Set high intentions and your life will blossom.
“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
A Note from the Universe
Truth be told, no matter how logical or intuitive you are, neither of these virtues, no matter how greatly you were endowed, will ever enable you to peer into the future and reasonably predict the twists and turns your life may take, nor the circumstances, fortunes, and friends that might someday be your own. It is, in fact, impossible.
That’s what imagination is for.
Thoughts become things,
Today’s Recipe: Mouthwateringly Tangy Pineapple Meatloaf
Easy to make and great to taste. One of my husband’s favorite dishes
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s 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) can be done 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.
April 2, 2021
“Repeated polls over the years have found people’s biggest lifetime regret is not getting enough education or not taking it seriously enough.”
-Malcolm Ritter “What We Come to Regret,” San Francisco Chronicle, 1993
If we look at regret in a healthy way, it would be saying to ourselves: “What could I have done differently?” And in that way we are learning from our experiences. There is also the possibility that we may change our experiences – as in this example, we could still get more education, and take it seriously. We have choices all the time – so maybe regret is a call for us to make another choice.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Devil
Your instincts may be heightened and a bit off today, and this could lead you to make some wrong decisions or assumptions. Then, you run the risk of pouncing on these assumptions and acting out of a bad impulse. Keep your emotions under control and back away from impulsive actions of any kind. Today they are traps that lead to embarrassment at best, and harm at worst.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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