Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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.
“Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!”
April 2022 Events
April 1 April Fools Day/ New Moon at 11: 24 pm PST/ 12:24 am MST/ 2:24 am EST
April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins
April 16 Full Wind Moon at 11:55 am PST/ 12:55 pm MST/ 2:55 pm EST
April 17 Easter
April 19 Sun enters Taurus
April 22 Earth Day
April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST
May 1 Beltane / May Day
Spirit Library: April 2022 Energy Report
April starts and ends with a new moon, 30 days to move from beginnings to endings to beginnings again. Its theme is ‘rise and shine’ – notice that the word ‘rise’ comes first. We can shine without rising but it is so much more effective to rise and shine our lights at a higher frequency and with a brighter light.
Chaotic Witch Aunt: Epithets of Diana
Learn Religions: Thoth, Egyptian Scribe God of WisdomBy Patti Wigington
Updated on September 25, 2019
Thoth (pronounced “Toth,” rhyming with “both,” rather than with “goth”) was one of the most important deities of ancient Egyptian religion and worship. Thoth was known as the tongue of Ra, who had cursed him, and he often spoke on Ra’s behalf.
Pioneer Thinking:The Dream Catcher – Respect For The Sacred
There is a lot of mystery and fascination that surrounds the dream catcher – and unfortunately, a lot of misunderstanding as well. Read on to find out what a dream catcher is and isn’t and to increase your understanding
Thought For The Day
Treehugger: How to Plant Edible Climbers and Vines
Integrate vertical elements into your garden to make the most of the space.
Introducing vertical elements into your garden can help ensure that you make the most of the space. Growing edible climbers and vines is one way to use any vertical space you may have. In this article, I will share some suggestions for how you might choose to incorporate them into your garden.
EarthSky News: Hydra the Water Snake, the longest constellation
Hydra the Water Snake is the largest of all 88 constellations. It fills the space between zodiacal constellations along the ecliptic on one side and the Milky Way on the other. Hydra’s brightest star is Alphard, which is a sign of spring for the Northern Hemisphere. Moreover, the constellation is home to a variety pack of deep-sky observing targets.
Patheos-Pagan: Finding a form
APRIL 7, 2022 BY CAMELIA ELIAS
‘What’s my thing?’ people often ask, when they struggle to find a form for their expression. In mainstream tarot parlance, if the Lovers card is in the picture, the tendency is to say that you find your form by doing what you like. The celebrated tarotist and filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky insisted that this card speaks to that effect.
Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – The Sheenearlahi Set
DON’T REJECT THE EGO
“Nourishing the soul is the process of drinking at the life stream, coming back to one’s true self, embracing the whole of one’s experience – good, bad, or ugly; painful or exalted; dull or boring.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Spiritual teachings sometimes counsel a need to let go of the ego. In our view, though, ego and personality are essential players in our theatre of life. Personality is the vehicle for Spirit to evolve through form. Soul sparks the potential that exists within the personality.
We don’t want the ego to disappear – we want it to open to divine guidance so the two may work together in alignment.
And so the path of personality aims to build a healthy, skilful ego. Ironically, only a strong, mature ego can take responsibility for carrying the consciousness of soul.
“How do we nurture the soul? By revering our own life. By treating it as supremely important. By reaching for the best within ourselves. By learning to love it all, not only the joys and the victories, but also the pain and the struggles.”
— Nathaniel Branden
A Note from the Universe
You can “dance” with the illusions of time and space choosing your “steps” based upon things and events as they now are, or you can dance with your dreams, choosing your steps based upon things and events as they will be.
And I bet you can guess which steps will perpetuate today’s illusions and which ones will bring transformation…
Today’s Recipe: Homemade Banana Pudding with Whipped Cream Topping
Banana pudding is the epitome of comfort food when it comes to desserts. This southern classic is easy to make from scratch using mostly pantry staples. With the perfect pudding-to-cookie ratio, this delightfully sweet and creamy banana pudding tastes real in comparison to boxed pudding mixes. It might just be the best I’ve ever made!
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
April 8, 2022
“The house of the Divine is not closed to any who knock sincerely at its gates, whatever their past stumbles and errors.”
Spirit is always within us and all around us, it can’t go away. There is nothing that we could possibly do to make it go away! We don’t have to knock, we don’t have to call, we don’t have to call out – it is already HERE! Welcome it, love it, use it, appreciate it.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Death
A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life.
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