Cat’s Morning Bits for April 15, 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.
“The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.”
– Julian Grenfell
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 Message: Are you enjoying the ride?
During this time of global upheaval, it can be tricky to find the right balance between focusing on our inner world and personal lives, while also being aware of global influences and our collective journey toward freedom, truth and the much anticipated great awakening.
Book Recommendations for Intermediate Witches & Pagans (Chaotic Witch Aunt)
Learn Religions: Beltane Magic
By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019
Beltane is a season of fertility and fire, and we often find this reflected in the magic of the season. Let’s look at some of that spring magic, from ritual sex to fertility magic, along with the magic found in gardens and nature.
MBG: The First Full Moon Of The Astrological Year Is Here — & It’s A Supermoon
Spring is well underway, and the first full moon of the season (and the astrological new year) arrives this Saturday. Here’s what to know about this full supermoon, plus how to maximize its energy, from an astrologer.
Cleansing energy | a cottage witch guide to spiritual cleansing
Thought For The Day
Treehugger: Growing Cucumbers: How to Add Crunch to Your Garden This Season
Grow these delicious, kid-friendly vegetables with a few expert tips.
The cucumber plant germinates easily, grows quickly, and produces lots of crunchy, kid-friendly vegetables, making this a rewarding crop for beginners as well as a trusty market-garden staple.
EarthSky News: Full moon falls on April 16
April full moon
When to watch in 2022: Nights of April 15 and 16.
Where to look: Look for the bright round moon in the east in the evening, overhead around midnight, west before sunrise.
Crest of the full moon falls at 18:55 UTC on April 16, 2022. That’s 1:55 p.m. CDT in central North America.
Patheos-Pagan: Explaining Paganism to the Curious but Religiously Ignorant
Fellow Pagan Lynne Cantwell asked how we can explain Paganism to those who are genuinely curious but religiously ignorant.
Pagan Playlist: The Knight’s Welcome – Medieval Music & Ambience (RPG Ambient Sounds)
Discover the treasures inside
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley
Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, as our essential nature, waiting for us to call on them.
No matter what our income, body shape or situation in life, each of us holds the power to take the inner journey to find our treasures within. This is what makes the inner journey so exciting!
“When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”
— Francois De La Rochefoucauld
A Note from the Universe
It’s human nature,to unthinkingly project present circumstances, people, and feelings into your future, as if those you have today will follow wherever you go. Creating a future that will very much resemble today.
Which is fantastic when those circumstances, people, and feelings fill you with joy.
But for those cases when this is not true, let’s chill the unthinking part, and think again.
You can do this,
Today’s Recipe: Chef John’s Hot Cross Buns
Real hot cross buns have the cross baked into them, not piped on afterwards. These are studded with rum-soaked currants. I based my recipe on one I found on Anson Mills’ web site.
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 15, 2022
“Heaven in sunshine will requite the kind.”
It is our nature to be kind. And most of the time, kindness comes easily to us, especially when we’re on the path and everything is going our way. The difficulty comes when we encounter an obstacle – maybe a large, rude, imposing obstacle! Those are the times we need to remind ourselves to be kind. Those are the times that some may say we are “tested.” How kind are we really? How patient? How loving? How understanding? Because we are human, there may be times when we need to make a greater effort to express kindness. But the more often we do so, and see the far-reaching effects that kindness has, the easier it gets.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Death
You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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