Cat’s Morning Bits for March 8, 2022
Good Morning Beautiful Souls! 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.
“March is the month of expectation,
The things we do not know,
The Persons of Prognostication
Are coming now.
We try to sham becoming firmness,
But pompous joy
Betrays us, as his first betrothal
Betrays a boy.”
- Emily Dickinson, XLVIII
March 2022 Events
March 1 Mardi Gras
March 2 New Moon 9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm
March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 18 Full Storm Moon 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST
March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins
March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries
Spirit Library: Cultivate Compassion
As we move into this second week of March fear and uncertainty are being heightened by the volatile times we are living in. Events in the external world are intensifying reflecting the destruction and collapse of old structures as well as humanity’s shift in consciousness.
The Rose Oracle | Unboxing and Flip Through
Spirituality & Health: Find Peace in the Embrace of an Oak Tree
BY JAMES CANTON
Oak trees symbolize strength, nobility, and wisdom. Spending time under their canopy can bring solace and peace.
Learn Religions: Set Up an Ostara Altar in the Pagan Tradition
Welcome the Coming of Spring
If you are gearing up for Ostara, then you are readying for a time of year in which many Wiccans and Pagans choose to celebrate the balance of light and dark that heralds the beginning of spring. It is a time to celebrate new life and rebirth—not only the physical embodiment of renewal but the spiritual as well.
MBG: Everything You Need To Know If You Pull The Queen Of Pentacles In A Tarot Reading
Of all the 78 cards in your traditional tarot deck, there’s one that can be thought of as the “self-care queen:” the Queen of Pentacles. If you pull this card in a tarot reading, here’s everything you’ll want to know, from an expert.
Ostara in the Broom Closet | How to Celebrate in Secret
Treehugger: Winning Photos Capture Fascinating Life Underwater
From great white sharks to amorous frogs, images show best of life underwater.
So much goes on under the water. There are floating jellyfish, mating frogs, and schools of great white sharks.
These winning photographs from the 2022 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition captured so much of the activity above and below the water..
EarthSky News: Lonely Alphard is the brightest star in Hydra
Alphard (Alpha Hydrae) is the brightest star in the largest constellation in the sky, Hydra the Water Snake. Despite its long length, Hydra’s stars are mostly dim except for Alphard. As a 2nd-magnitude star, Alphard shines on par with the stars of the Big Dipper. Known as the Heart of the Snake, Alphard is a precursor of spring.
Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick: Morning Glory
There are over 700 posts here on Voodoo Universe, and I honestly can’t believe I haven’t written about Morning Glory yet. There is a bit of an explanation however, we have written about Hi John root, a botanical relative of morning glory that is also a traditional Hoodoo ingredient.
Pagan Playlist: Soothing Whispers of the CELTIC WIND with Enchanting 432Hz music for a Lifetime Memory
SPEAK KINDLY TO YOURSELF
“What is this self inside us, this silent observer, Severe and speechless critic, who can terrorize us, And urge us on to futile activity, And in the end, judge us still more severely, For the errors into which his own reproaches drove us?”
— T. S. Eliot
How do you talk to yourself? Would you talk that way to anyone else?
Our thoughts create our reality. How do you typically think about yourself? Do you berate yourself for being stupid, sloppy, forgetful or insensitive? Do you watch yourself with interest, respect and compassion? Stay alert to your self-talk and let go of judgments that don’t serve you.
“Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.”
— Nathaniel Branden
A Note from the Universe
As many stars as there are in the night sky. As many grains of sand that exist on all the world’s beaches. That’s how often opportunity really knocks. That’s how many second chances you really get. And that’s how many voices whisper your name each day.
You have no idea…
Lemon-Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry-Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Zesty and bright, these cupcakes are sure to wow! A vibrant frosting (flavored with a quick homemade jam) sits atop a lemony, moist cupcake studded with colorful berries. Using frozen blueberries makes these cupcakes accessible any time of year, too!
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
March 8, 2022
“To business that we love we rise betime,
And go to it with delight.”
-Shakespeare, “Antony and Cleopatra”
It’s the best feeling to do work that we love. It doesn’t feel like “work” at all! Time flies. We feel fulfilled, and satisfied. When we love what we do, and we are helping people at the same time, that’s when we know we are in our dharma, or purpose in life.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Sun
Little or nothing will slow you down or be daunting to you today. You have so much inner strength, and physical strength, too, that people will have trouble keeping up with you. Do something special today, or perhaps excel at something significant and challenging that will be easily within your grasp. You may find out later that you were dazzling and that you inspired several people to more energetically pursue their passions.
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