Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 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.
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: Total Transformation of Self (a message from Kate Spreckley)
This is a big week energetically and the best thing we can do is surrender into the incoming energies. These energies are pretty firey at the moment and may bring some instability emotionally, mentally and physically. On an internal level we are moving through a period of deep healing and a clearing of old karmic cycles.
Herbal Jedi: Horsetail – Old World Herb for New World Health | Harmonic Arts
Spirit Library: May – June 2021: Eclipse Season & Mercury Retrograde (a message from Sarah Varcas)
A lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on 26th May begins a sequence of key astrological events, making June 2021 rich with opportunities to rethink our perspective and deepen our perceptions. In these coming weeks our relationship to facts, information, perception and expertise
ThoughtCo: Full Moon Pagan Ritual for Releasing and Purging
New moon ceremonies have to do with creation, manifestation, birth, and rebirth. It is the full moon that completes the cycle.
Spiritual Naturalist Society: Mind over Matter by Jeff Worthy
We are living in difficult times. There are signs of recovery and resumption of some activities as we slowly begin to gain the upper hand on the pandemic.
MBG: The Full Flower Moon & Eclipse Is Coming: 8 Ways To Harness Its Power
What would be possible if we opened our minds and expanded our vision, including people and places beyond our current consciousness? The 2021 Sagittarius full moon and eclipse (on May 26 at 7:14 a.m. EDT) can help us process truths hidden in the shadows.
Basilisk or Cockatrice? The Mysterious King of Serpents | Monstrum
Elephant Journal: How to Hold Space: the Best Support You’ll ever Give.
I’ve had my fair share of ineffective conversations.
Sometimes I know the person isn’t fully listening and wants me to finish talking as quickly as possible. They pull out their phone or start to offer advice as I’m mid-thought. At best, I’m the lucky recipient of unfruitful advice, and at worst, I become the victim of dismissive, even contemptuous lectures.
Treehugger: Photographer Animates Unseen Dimensions Of Trees By Painting Them With Light
This evocative photographic series illuminates and inspires us to look at trees in another way.
EarthSky News: What Is Lunar Libration?
It’s common knowledge that our moon has a near side and a far side. And most people know that half of the moon always faces Earth, and one half always points away. Does this mean we can only see 50% of the moon’s surface from Earth?
Patheos-Pagan: Aphrodite: Encountering the Goddess of Love & Beauty & Initiation
I’ve just finished the fourth of seven classes on Aphrodite.
It’s the first class I’ve created from scratch about a godd that I work with personally and that I don’t really talk about..
Pagan Playlist: Celtic Mystique Music for Relaxation and Sleep – Mystical Forest
Inner Journey: OPENING THE HEART
“Everything is made of light; everything is alive. The Great Mystery of life has little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual process. The intellect is helpful; but our hearts are the wiser partof ourselves.”
— Mellen-Thomas Benedict
Heart is a word that refers to many different levels of our being. Essentially, it is the love aspect of soul, capable of making direct, intuitive contact. Soul love is not emotional; it is highly impersonal and intelligent, capable of grasping the essenceof someone or something without any projection on our part.
Appreciation significantly turns on the heart. Appreciation is not an emotion that arises spontaneously, but a soul quality we can choose. The more often we choose to be appreciative, the easier this choice becomes and the more frequently our heart opensto give and receive love.
“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.”
— Charles John Quarto
A Note from the Universe
Two of the most powerful words in the English language for bringing about change, are “thank you.”
Especially when offered before the change even occurs and everything still looks pretty much like it did yesterday.
You’ll have to think of something to say afterwards on your own.
Hubba, hubba –
Today’s Recipe: Popcorn Salad
This salad is a real conversation piece. Whoever heard of popcorn in a salad? If you take it to a dinner, mix the salad and carry the popcorn separately to be added at the last minute.
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
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
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.
May 25, 2021
“Trust one who has gone through it.”
-Virgil (70-19 B.C.)
Experience speaks loudly. When we seek advice, don’t we trust someone who has had experience with a subject more than one who merely has an opinion? Experience educates a person in such a way that when that person shares the experience, they can help us to learn, too
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Tower
People may be expecting or needing you to be laid-back and easy to deal with but your own inclinations may make you seem more difficult and demanding. You may see yourself as just being direct while others consider you as being tactless. Save yourself a lot of grief and use extra care with your words and actions. If someone gets bent out of shape, try to catch it instantly and stop it as soon as you can.
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