Cat’s Morning Bits for April 13, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 13, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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“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: Step Forward (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are working through the last vestiges of what emerged within us from the Full Moon two weeks ago. Currently the New Moon energies are bringing more clarity, more insight and a deepening awareness of ourselves

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Magick Honey Chamomile Biscuits | Sleep Spell | Kitchen Witchery



Through synchronicity, the universe often shows us clues, messages and instructions encoded within numbers.

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ThoughtCo: The Nine Sacred Woods of the Bonfire

In many Wicca-based traditions, nine sacred woods are incorporated into ritual fires. These nine woods are based on the first nine trees in the Celtic tree calendar, and are listed in a long-form version of the Wiccan Rede.

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Pioneer Thinking: Teas from Plants Around You and Their Benefits

All teas unless specified are brewed with 1 teaspoon dry material or 2 teaspoons fresh material to 1 cup of water.

Always steep. This means pouring hot water over material and letting set for 5 – 15 minutes. Always dry leaves and roots out of the sun, in dark airy places. Then store in airtight containers

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MBG: 6 Rituals To Help You Clear Energy This Spring & Beyond

Beyond dust and clutter, there’s a lot of emotional debris that’s built up all around us in the past year. mbg’s Spring Cleanse series is here to help clear it away. Follow along for the first two weeks of April as we share nourishing, sustainable ways to embrace a lighter, brighter home—and toss any lingering heaviness into the (compost) bin.

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Daily Good: Before You Know Kindness: A Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye

I’ve always loved the definition for contemplation: “a long, loving look.” And when you take a long, loving look anywhere, you feel more bonded with whatever you’ve looked at.

  • Naomi Shihab Nye –

Before You Know Kindness: A Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye

“Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth.” Thus begins Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem Kindness, animated poignantly by Ana Perez Lopez for the On Being Project. The poem, first published in 1980 and read softly here by the poet, contrasts strikingly with the typographical approach to the animation done during the pandemic lockdown of 2020. “Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.” Nye’s words have relevance for us now as we not only negotiate great losses but reemerge to a new normal, with Kindness, for “only Kindness makes sense anymore”. { read more }


Elephant Journal: Ayurvedic Wisdom for the Spring Season: 8 Ways to Cleanse Accumulated Imbalances.

Ayurveda, “the wisdom of life”, is a 5000-year-old system of traditional medicine from India, that focuses on creating a balance for the physical body, senses, psyche, and spirit.

It teaches how to align with nature’s wisdom and our body’s intelligence, offering life guidance for health and inner happiness.

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Treehugger: 15 Baffling Cicada Facts

Cicadas are a superfamily of winged insects that live mostly underground and emerge at intervals of one, 13, or 17 years.

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EarthSky News: In mid-April, look west after sunset for Mars and the moon

Beginning arounds April 13, 2021, watch for the waxing moon to appear higher each evening in the west after sunset. It’ll be sweeping in between the constellation Taurus the Bull’s two most prominent features: red Aldebaran, the Bull’s brightest star, and the dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster.

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Patheos-Pagan: Return to Ritual, Always

Rituals matter.

They celebrate. They commemorate. They delineate the before and after.

They mark time and call attention.

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Pagan Playlist: “…WHISPERED THE WINTER WITCH” | Dark Blues Guitar


Inner Journey: ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Events on all other levels — mental, emotional and physical — are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.”
— Stephen Covey


A Note from the Universe

If you were to realize that right now, this very instant, as you read this email, you were actually dreaming…

And you realized that, as is true of all dreams, you are your dream weaver, and all that’s necessary for something to happen next in this dream is for you to DEEPLY expect it…

And you understood that nothing else you could do would bolster your expectations more than vividly imagining what you wanted, and then demonstrating, via some minor physical gesture each day, that you believed in its inevitability…

Could you pull it off? Would you believe and behave in spite of the circumstances that now surround you (the old dream still lingering before your physical senses)?

Would you at least try to redirect the ship of your life? Muster the courage, the faith, and the will to at least pretend??

You’ve been doing it your whole life. It explains your every friend, romance, and happiness; your “lucky breaks,” your connections, and the coincidences; the finds, the steals (deals!), and the clutch comebacks. There was NO mountain high enough to keep Cat Bolotin down (and back then… you didn’t even know you were dreaming!). And there NEVER will be.


The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Royal Rhubarb Crisp

If you love rhubarb-strawberry mixtures, you’ll love this sweet rhubarb crisp.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.


Daily Wisdom
April 13, 2021

“The instruments of power – arms, gold, machines, magical or technical secrets – always exist independently of him who disposes of them, and can be taken up by others. Consequently all power is unstable.”

-Simone Weil (1934)

We need to remain unattached to any outside trappings of power – the job title, or money, or whatever it is that “gives” us power. Because when those things go away, as they invariably do, being transitory and unreal, then our power vanishes with them. Instead, recognize that our real power comes from within, and it can never be taken, it can never be lost.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Chariot

Be strong in your convictions and don’t be distracted from doing your best. You may want to single out one good cause especially close to your heart and keep it in mind even if you don’t actively work or donate to that cause. Your spirit of dedication will improve your chances at accomplishing whatever else you’re pursuing. Feel virtuous and humble, and successful, too!


About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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