Cat’s Morning Bits for April 28, 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: Pluto Retrograde (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Currently, with the Full Moon energies powerfully activating our inner world and with Pluto moving retrograde today, we are entering into a time of major transformation, revelation and rebirth. As such we can expect deeper insights and revelations to emerge that will enable us to break free from any confusion and stagnation
Plantain Salve – How to make it, and why you’d want to
Spiritual Unite: Meaning Of Life Path Number 16
People born on the 16th day of any month or have a 16 life purpose number or destiny number, or even 79,88,97 or 169 inherit the qualities of number 16.
ThoughtCo: The Beltane Bale Fire Tradition
One of the hallmarks of any Beltane celebration is the bonfire, or the Bale Fire (this can be spelled a number of ways, including Beal Fire and Bel Fire). This tradition has its roots in early Ireland
Basics of Spiritual Cleansing || Witchcraft 101
MBG: How To Keep Moon Cactuses Alive For As Long As Possible + Propagation Tips
Any succulent fan will love the look of the bright, colorful moon cactus.
Interestingly enough, these unique plants don’t produce their own chlorophyll, and they have to be “grafted” onto another plant to survive. So when you spot a moon cactus in the store, it’s actually two plants in one.
Elephant Journal: 15 Ways Nature Heals Us—& how to get More of it in our Lives.
The healing power of hiking and nature.
Trekking the great outdoors is more than just visually stimulating.
Walking in nature is an opportunity for us to listen to our soul, tune in to our body, and refresh our mind.
Treehugger: 8 Magnificent Facts About Mongooses
A mongoose is a small, dynamic mammal with a long body and short legs. Mongooses are famous for standing their ground against venomous snakes, both in literature and in real life, but they are also complex creatures with many other interesting quirks.
EarthSky News: Best month to see Mercury after sunset
Live in the Northern Hemisphere? If so, May 2021 presents the year’s best month for spotting the planet Mercury, the solar system’s innermost planet, in the evening sky. You can also catch Mercury from the Southern Hemisphere, though the view won’t be as favorable as at more northerly latitudes. From the Southern Hemisphere, the year’s best evening apparition of Mercury will be coming in September 2021
Patheos-Pagan: Reading cards for miscommunication
Ten cards on the table, and the perceptive woman in love will note the following: ‘I’m not in the picture at all. There isn’t a single card here that represents me. “
Pagan Playlist: Mother I Feel You
Inner Journey: OPEN TO THE NEW
“All the people we call ‘geniuses’ are men and women who somehow escaped having to put that curious, wondering child in themselves to sleep.”
— Barbara Sher
How willing are you to learn something new?
How open are you to new perspectives?
Only when we’re open can we really hear what’s being said or really see what’s happening or really experience the moment.
Openness demands that we be willing to move to places we’ve never been before. It asks us to continually challenge the foundations of our belief systems so we can test out new ideas. And to do that, we need to accept insecurity.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler
A Note from the Universe
Wow, time sure does fly, huh?
I mean, it seems like yesterday you and your friends were wearing fig-leaves, rubbing sticks for fire, and asking me for the things you wanted as if you couldn’t just give them to yourself.
Phew! Talk about funny tan lines.
Hail to the Sun –
Today’s Recipe: Baked Chicken Wings
Easy, crispy, and delicious. I normally serve with a side of rice, chicken gravy, and a vegetable or salad
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.
April 28, 2021
“I never feel age. If you have creative work, you don’t have age or time.” -Louise Nevelson (1980)
|In the spirit world, there is no time, so there is no age. When we lose our awareness of time, then we feel no age. We feel no burdens. We need to spend more time doing those things that make us so happy that we lost track of time. Creative work gives a lot of us that very feeling.|
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Everything you touch or talk about today is going to get bigger, so be careful with your words and actions. While today will be easygoing and agreeable, a few days from now something you set in motion today may come back in a bigger form. Watch out for exaggeration, even about good things. Go light on the flattery, and even sincere compliments, since it all may become grander than you intend
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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