Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)

Spirit Library: Rest to Integrate (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With this week’s New Moon on the 11th, we can expect new energy to come in and alleviate some of the heaviness of the past few weeks. These energies will help us to define how to bring into form what needs to be manifested in our lives at this time

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Basics of Sigil Magic



Are you looking for the meaning of the number 777 in numerology? Then it’s not a coincidence that the universe has guided you here. The universe has put you on the right path to spiritual growth – the stars are in your favor. You are in sync with the universe.

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ThoughtCo: Bird Gods From Different Cultures

Birds have been honored, revered, and worshipped in many different cultures throughout history, and the representation of birds as gods or god-like figures is just one of the many cultural connections between humans and birds.

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36 Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants In 15 Minutes


Daily Good: Alphabet Heart Sutra: A Mother’s Day Offering

The Alphabet Heart Sutra came to me whole, arriving with the light of morning. I followed an inner prompting and immediately wrote it down. Never having composed poetry or prayer in acrostic form before, I was quite surprised by the structure it took. Upon reflection, I wondered if perhaps impressions from childhood, reciting acrostic Hebrew prayers and passages, filtered into the Alphabet Heart Sutra that early morning.” Contemplative artist Aura Glaser offers a simple and profound tribute to the Great Mother here. { read more }

Be The Change

Do something today to honor and appreciate the spirit of motherly love wherever you’ve experienced it in the world.


Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Apply Ayurvedic Oil for a Balanced Mind, Body & Spirit.

Ayurvedic oils are an essential part of the healing process in Ayurveda, a system of traditional medicine from India that focuses on creating balance for the physical body, senses, psyche, and spirit.

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Treehugger: Why Do Wolves Howl?

Wolves howl for many of the same reasons that other species use vocalizations: to warn others about predators, to defend their territories, and to find mates.

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EarthSky News: Meet Corvus the Crow

A favorite constellation for many, little squarish Corvus the Crow can be found after sunset at this time of year. It’s not far from Spica, the only bright star in the constellation Virgo. Once you find Spica, you’ll recognize Corvus easily. It’s always near the star Spica on the sky’s dome, recognizable for its compact, boxy shape. Spica is supposed to represent an Ear of Wheat, held by Virgo the Maiden.

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Patheos-Pagan: My Spiritual Journeying Method

A friend recently asked about how I go about spiritually journeying – traversing with my spirit into the otherworlds. The practice is pretty integral to my spirit work, and the topic is one I’ve been meaning to explore on my blog for a while. So – let’s jump tight in.

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt- The Dark Night of the Soul



“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


A Note from the Universe

The question,that some might consider asking is, “Can others, doing what they’re now doing, no matter what their motivation, no matter what our relationship, and no matter what they decide, keep me from being all I want to be?”

And the answer is always, “Not in a million years.”


The Universe


Today’s Recipe: 8 Ways to Enjoy Fiddleheads

Wondering what to do with fiddleheads? We’ve rounded up our best recipes with fiddlehead ferns, the springtime delicacy that you can forage yourself or find at farmers’ markets. Fiddleheads can be enjoyed much like asparagus, with a similar flavor profile.

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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
May 11, 2021

“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.”

-John Dewey (1859-1952)

Where do all these new ideas come from? From someone’s imagination! That’s where it starts. Backed up by a little bit of wisdom and a lot of determination, we can make great strides in all areas of our life. Science is just one example where we are growing by leaps and bounds.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Hermit

It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace day.


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