Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 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


The Wonders of Nettle

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Spirituality & Health: Spirituality and Dogs

I have three great loves in my life: dogs, books, and a handful of people. In that order. Yes, I admit it: I love dogs more than books. You might be surprised by this since there are far more books in my life than dogs,

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Crafts for the Beltane Sabbat

April’s showers have given way to rich and fertile earth, and as the land greens, there are few celebrations as representative of fertility as Beltane. Observed on May 1st (or October 31-November 1 for our Southern Hemisphere readers)

Read more….

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Discovering the Properties of Herbs | My Sexuality | And City Witchcraft | Q&A

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The Balancing Path (blog): A Story of Ghost Cats

When I was on a podcast recently talking about animism, the subject of ghosts came up, and what I see as the difference between ghosts/hauntings and animistic souls that are the spaces themselves.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Gardening as Resistance: Notes on Building Paradise

I find more and more that attention is the elemental unit of time. Each moment we are fully paying attention is an atom of eternity.

  • Maria Popova –

Gardening as Resistance: Notes on Building Paradise

“The gardener digs in another time, without past or future, beginning or end…Here is the Amen beyond the prayer,” Derek Jarman wrote as he grieved his dying friends, faced his own death, and contemplated art, mortality, and resistance while planting a garden between an old lighthouse and a new nuclear plant on a barren shingled shore. Jarman is one of the artists whom Olivia Laing profiles and celebrates in Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency (public library) — her superb collection of meditations on art, activism, and our search for meaning, drawing on the lives of artists whose vision has changed the way we see the world, ourselves, and others.” Maria Popova shares more. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: Five ways to Support Independent Bookstores & 5 Quotes to make you Fall in Love with Them.

Some of my best early memories involve books.
The smell of them. The touch. Turning those pages and brushing my fingers along the spines. It was a young word-lovers ritual.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 18 Magnificent Types of Hawks and Where to Find Them

Hawks and eagles are among the more than 200 species of the family Accipitridae, a group of swift, strong raptors that kill other animals for food and are diurnal, or active during the day.

Read more……….

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EarthSky News: Watch for a daytime morning moon

Full moon happened on the night of April 26-27, 2021, and by April 29 the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, rising later and later at night. For the mainland United States, the April 28 moon rises in the southeast, roughly two to three hours after sunset. The days following full moon present a good time time to catch a nearly-full daytime moon over your western horizon after sunrise. Watch for it!

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magic of Labyrinths

May 1st is World Labyrinth Day. While we are also celebrating Beltane, a walk in a labyrinth would be a lovely addition to your festivities. Whether you make your own or find a local one via the World -Wide Labyrinth Locator, walking a labyrinth can be a magical experience.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Into The Mist (Official Video)

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Inner Journey: TIME FOR STILLNESS

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
— Joseph Campbell
The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while.
How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbour to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids. If we really want something, we can make it happen.
“Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Of all the planets, of all the countries, of all the people, that you could have chosen to inhabit, call home, and become… that you chose as you did could only mean one thing: Being you, here and now, is what you most wanted when making such decisions from the absolute zenith of your divine magnificence.

Yeah, you knew exactly what you were doing.

Can’t fool me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 8 Sweet and Savory Ways to Use Ricotta Cheese for Breakfast

Wonderfully creamy and thick, but mild in flavor, ricotta is the ultimate cheese for using in both sweet and savory capacities. Start your morning with a scoop on toast, whipped into waffle batter, or mixed in a frittata. Find out our 8 favorite ways to eat ricotta cheese with breakfast.

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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.

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Daily Wisdom
April 27, 2021

Age
“Age doesn’t protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.”

-Jeanne Moreau, in John Robert Columbo, Popcorn in Paradise (1979)


Ah, love! There’s nothing like it. Love keeps us young. Love is healing. Love is powerful medicine. But where does all this love come from? It’s right there inside of us, all the time. We can live a life in love. We can choose love every moment, we can express love, we can give love.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything.

Pick a New Card →

The stars have already mapped out your destiny. Find out where with a live psychic reading. Chat online now.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

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