Cat’s Morning Bits for May 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 17, 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: A Positive Difference (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This week an interesting energetic shift occurred, which is taking us into a lighter more expansive phase. As a result, our hearts are expanding and our intuition is being heightened, which will make us extra sensitive to what is occurring both internally and externally.

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Herbal Jedi: The Magic of Mugwort



Blue auric energy represents the fifth primary energy centre of the subtle body – the Throat chakra.

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ThoughtCo: Who Can Perform Your Handfasting?

In many Pagan traditions, participants opt to have a handfasting ceremony rather than a formal wedding. Handfasting was common centuries ago in the British Isles, and then vanished for a while.

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Patheos / New Visions: Practices From the Inside Out: The Sacred in the Everyday

Many of us seem to think our lives are like a garden. We want clearly defined boarders between the different parts of our lives.

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MBG: Astrologers Say This Week Is Going To Be A Walk On The Romantic Side

As we cruise into Gemini season, all signs point to a loving week ahead. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Get ready! Budding connections could blossom into something “seriously serious” this Wednesday, May 19.

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Lemon Balm elixir!


Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde can be Good for us: 5 Tips to Make the Most of It

Whether you’re an astrology skeptic or a believer, listen up: Mercury Retrograde can be good for us!
Yep, you read that right. The next Mercury Retrograde takes place from May 29th – June 22nd. And, rather than fearing it, we can actually benefit from it. I’ll explain…

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Treehugger: What’s That Sound? 7 Wildlife Calls You Might Hear in Your Backyard

Squirrels, pigeons and the occasional raccoon or opossum are about the extent of the backyard wildlife most of us encounter.

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EarthSky News: Mercury at greatest elongation on May 16-17

Want to nab Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system, sometimes called the most elusive planet? Now’s the time to catch this world, as Mercury the inferior planet swings to its greatest elongation east of the setting sun on May 17, 2021 (evening of May 16 for the Americas).

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Patheos-Pagan: Sigil For a Thriving Work Environment

Everyone deserves to have a thriving work environment, no matter what job they are doing, or who they are. I have created this sigil in support of…

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Pagan Playlist: THE VALLEY OF DREAMS – Stive Morgan



“To get to forgiveness, we first have to work through the painful experiences that require it.”
— Christiane Northrup

To forgive, we do not have to say that whatever happened was okay. In fact, before we can forgive, we need to allow ourselves to really feel the pain of the experience. If we don’t fully acknowledge our hurts, we will continue to carry them subconsciously and they will drain our energy.

To forgive, we need to decide that we won’t allow the memories of the event to poison us any longer. We’re ready to heal this wound from the past and open to a fresh new beginning.

The blessing is that when we’re really ready to experience our pain and we open to it, it usually fades away. By honouring our pain, we release it.

“We must let ourselves feel all the painful destruction we want to forgive rather than swallow it in denial. If we do not face it, we cannot choose to forgive it.”
— Kenneth McNoll


A Note from the Universe

Do you know what it sometimes means when you feel a bit bummed out and aren’t sure why?

When you catch yourself looking back over your shoulder and wondering?

When you feel doubt, sense uncertainty, and experience fear?

When you sometimes wonder what’s taking so long?

It means you’re normal.


The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Garlic Shrimp Pasta Bake

Want a super satisfying, quick and easy dinner? Then this buttery garlic shrimp pasta bake is definitely a family pleasing meal idea that you should try!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.


Daily Wisdom
May 17, 2021

“Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself.”

-Erich Fromm (1900-1980)

This is it. It’s like the butterfly. First it is given birth as a caterpillar. And then it transforms, it gives birth to itself as a butterfly. We are very much the same. We are born into this body, and then we discover who we really are, we transform ourselves into who we want to be. And then we can fly

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: Strength

It may be fun to take a risk or two, but this is not the day for it. You can fight your way through any difficulty, but why make work for yourself or put yourself in harm’s way? Remember, harm comes in more forms than just what is physical. If you need to blow off steam and exert your power, maybe take it to the gym.


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

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