Cat’s Morning Bits for April 13, 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.
“Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone.”
Roy R. Gilson
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: The University of Mother Nature
Spring sunshine and brilliant blue skies are the order of the day as I stare out the kitchen window waiting for the kettle to finish boiling water for tea. Already, the six-room house I had installed for feathered guests up on the hill is a kaleidoscope of fluttering wings as a host of sparrows move in and prepare their nests. It’s a delight to witness nature’s allegiance to new life.
Being Pagan – Celebrating Life, Respect and Responsibility
Thought For Today
Learn Religions: Beltane Prayers
By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019
Beltane falls on May 1 in the Northern Hemisphers (it’s six months later for our readers below the equator) and is a time to celebrate the fertility and greening of the earth in spring.
MBG: Energy Report April 12–18, 2022: This Week, We’re Leaning Into The “Gray Areas”
Each week, join author and energy healer Natasha Levinger as she reads the communal energy to predict what’s in store for us in the days ahead.
When I deliver the energy every week and see that it isn’t the cheeriest, sometimes I feel compelled to sugarcoat it. I want to say, “But wait! It’s OK—look over there!
Today’s DIY: Two Easy Witchy Things I Do For Beltane
Elephant Journal: “The Witch’s Kitchen”—Easy, Delicious Turmeric Tonic for a Spring Immunity Boost.
Turmeric Tonic is a variation of Jamu Juice, a traditional Indonesian herbal drink, which includes roots, herbs, flowers, bark, and spices.
Who doesn’t need an immunity boost?
Something I’ve been thinking about during the pandemic has been how to keep my immunity strong so that while I practiced other safety protocols,
Treehugger: Mushrooms May Talk to Each Other Using Their Own Fungal Language
Their language patterns have up to 50 words.
You may not think mushrooms can talk but one scientist claims they communicate with each other, using up to 50 words. The study, titled “Language of fungi derived from their electrical spiking activity,”
EarthSky News: Use the Big Dipper to find the Little Dipper
The Big Dipper can lead you to Polaris and the Little Dipper
The Big Dipper – also called the Plough – is easy. You’ll find it high in the north on April evenings. Notice it has two parts: a handle and a bowl. The two outer stars in the Big Dipper’s bowl are sometimes called the pointers. They point toward Polaris, the North Star. Polaris is at the end of the Little Dipper’s handle.
Pagan Library; Soft Mead Anon
1 quart water, preferably spring water
1 cup honey
1 sliced lemon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Boil together all ingredients in a non-metallic pot. While boiling, scrape off the rising “scum” with a wooden spoon. When no more rises add the following:
juice of 1/2 lemon
Strain and cool. Drink in place of alcoholic mead or wine during the Simple Feast.
Pagan Playlist: Outlander – The Skye Boat Song (Gaelic Version)
THERE’S LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
“Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.”
— Myla Kabat-Zinn
“Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times.Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.”
— Barbara Rose
“No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down everyway this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know ‘why’ it happened.”
— Barbara Rose
“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama
A Note from the Universe
When I survey life’s majesty: the birds, the bees, and the African Tulip trees…
And when I survey life’s characters: the Abdullas, the Lilis, and the Kaylas…
And when I consider life’s tribulations: the setbacks, the losses, the fear…
And when I consider life’s abundance, its glories, its order…
And when I… actually, I could go on forever… literally.
Do you know what shocks me the very most, Cat?
How real it all seems.
Today’s Recipe: Cornbread Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Syrup
These are for sure the lightest, fluffiest cornbread pancakes of all time! By partially cooking the cornmeal before cooking the pancakes, there’s no gritty or bitter aftertaste that you sometimes get with uncooked cornmeal. Serve with a dollop of homemade crème fraîche or sour cream.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin
April 13, 2022
“Ask thyself, daily, to how many ill-minded persons thou hast shown a kind disposition.”
Therein lies the challenge! Sure, we can be kind to children and animals. We can be kind when someone is kind to us. But to maintain our centeredness and be kind in spite of conflict, animosity, anger – ah, there’s our real opportunity for spiritual growth!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune
You may have made careful plans or scheduled everything to perfection, but there are too many variables today to allow most of your plans to play out. Things may come up, one after another, and make this a scattered day. This is temporary and probably will have little impact on tomorrow, so just flow with it best you can and don’t let the instability bother you.
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