Cat’s Morning Bits for April 22, 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: Poised Between the Old & the New (a message from Kate Spreckley)
We stand poised between the old and the new while being urged to concentrate our energy and focus on the new. This week there is a tangible shift in the energies which will encourage us to focus on the power we have to take action in our lives
Approaching Spirit Work – An Animist’s Perspective
Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF THE COLOR BLUE
Whether we are aware of it or not, the color blue affects us on a spiritual level, so it wise to know its meaning.
ThoughtCo: How to Cast a Circle for a Pagan Ritual
Why Cast a Circle?
Do you need to cast a circle every time you perform a spell or ritual?
Much like many other questions in modern Paganism, this is one where the answer really depends on who you ask
MBG: All Of Your Questions About Past Life Memories, Answered By An Expert
As the director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies who has studied past life memories for over 20 years, Jim Tucker, M.D., has encountered some mind-blowing cases.
Pioneer Thinking: Aloe Vera Beauty Tips
Aloe Vera has been a popular healing remedy for many different types of diseases and conditions and also as an aid in the promotion of greater health.
Exploring Norse Mythology: Odin
Elephant Journal: “We’re all just walking each other home.” Ram Dass quotes to Guide the Way.
Not gone, just elsewhere.
Like many of you, of us, Ram Dass’ words and videos have been a source of comfort, a guiding light, and a way to laugh at this human experience we’re all having.
Here are two of my favorite quotes followed by many more that have been scribbled on scraps of paper and used as bookmarks for year
Treehugger: 15 Stunning Stingray Facts
With their flat bodies and long, barbed tails, stingrays look like creatures from another world. These marine dwelling vertebrates are actually quite common, and are found in warm and shallow waters around the world’s tropical and subtropical regions, as well as freshwater lakes and rivers.
EarthSky News: Find Hercules between 2 bright stars
Tonight, try locating one of the coolest constellations up there. The constellation Hercules the Kneeling Giant can be seen ascending in the east-northeast on these Northern Hemisphere spring evenings. You can find Hercules between two brilliant stars: Arcturus and Vega.
Patheos-Pagan: A Magic Formula for Designing Your Own Spells
Spells. That’s a word I don’t use very often. I would usually say “ritual” or “focusing will” rather than spell, but we all know what it means and that makes it an incredibly useful word.
Pagan Playlist: BLOOD MOON” • Dark Blues Guitar
Inner Journey: USE YOUR POWER TO CREATE
“I am a child of God. I came from the womb of creation.”
— Tao Te Ching
Our grand business in life is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
— Thomas Carlyle
We each play a role in the bigger game of life. In this bigger picture, life plays with energy and matter to expand, create, express and evolve. It explores new possibilities, realizes them and then reaches for even more. Life continually transforms what is into something brand new.
We choose how actively we take part in this cosmic dance. We can become mere spectators to life if we get stuck in old ideas that have lost their energy for us.
How much passion do you feel for your goals? Are you still being creative in how you work with them?
“Embrace fully your capacity to create, to think in unlimited ways, and to pursue everything that you have been wanting. Be flexible, open and willing to let the new come to you. “This can be the most joyous, prosperous, and creative time of your life.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer
A Note from the Universe
It’s going to be bigger than you thought, you’re going to be happier than you imagined, and your friends are all going to be like, “No-o-o-o way! That’s so cool! How did you do it?”
Because all earthly manifestations appear larger in real life than they do in one’s mind. Way.
You are still visualizing, right?
Today’s Recipe: Lemon-Lime Ricotta Pound Cake
A rich, dense, buttery pound cake, with hints of citrus, gets a flavor and texture boost from the addition of ricotta cheese. Pairing the cake with a bright, fresh, lemon-lime icing makes for a wonderful, and beautiful, dessert
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.
April 22, 2021
“Letter-writing on the part of a busy man or woman is the quintessence of generosity.”
-Agnes Repplier, 1926
Old-fashioned letter writing is almost a lost art. But think of the beauty of actually putting pen to paper and composing thoughts! How personal, how rare. This is entirely different that jotting off a quick e-mail, and cc’ing everyone on your list. This is different from buying a card printed with “Hallmark” sentiments. We’re all busy, but when we take the time to write a letter, it is a wonderful gift that we are giving.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man
Possibly a romantically disquieting day, you may begin to suspect that your love is not being returned, at least not in kind. Or perhaps you can’t bring yourself to return the affections of an ardent admirer. This might feel even worse. The head and heart don’t always speak the same language or have the same opinions. Be strong and as kind as you can
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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