Cat’s Morning Bits for April 18, 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.
“Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.”
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: Weekly Forecast: April 17 – 23, 2022
Kelly M. Beard
4/17 ~ Mercury (thoughts) ~sextile~ Venus (art & beauty):
This is a great opportunity to beautify your ideas, improve or deepen them so they are expressing more of your unique authenticity. Communication in relationships usually goes well under this influence.
Spell Walkthrough: Witch Bottle – Chaotic Witch Aunt
Spirituality & Health: Breathwork for the Sensual Self
BY ALENA HENNESSY
Sensuality is an intimacy with one’s core being and desires. When we practice breathwork, we arouse and express our sensual self
Learn Religions: Crafts for the Beltane Sabbat
By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 23, 2019
April’s showers have given way to rich and fertile earth, and as the land greens, there are few celebrations as representative of fertility as Beltane. Observed on May 1st (or October 31-November 1 for our Southern Hemisphere readers)
MBG: What To Know About April’s Birthstone + How To Care For It
Each month has its designated birthstone (along with a birth month flower), and April’s is none other than the diamond. Here’s what to know about this highly sought-after gemstone, from its spiritual significance to how to care for it, according to a crystal expert.
Today’s DIY: [Ohuhu] I made viola buttons from shrink plastic. Metallic pen for accent! [Resin]
Elephant Journal: The One Trick Every Lucid Dreamer Should Know. ~ Nick Atlas
As a dream researcher and avid astral explorer of more than a decade, people often write to me seeking advice about their lucid experiences.
In a recent email, for example, my friend J. said that one night he became lucid and began to fly.
Suddenly, he remembered a conversation we’d had about dream yoga.
Treehugger: Repurposed Mascara Wands Help Orphaned Wildlife
Earth Day “wandraiser” is collecting used wands to help rehab groups.
When tiny turtles, baby birds, or itsy opossums are rescued, they often need a lot of specialized care. They can have fly eggs, larvae, and other pests in their fur and on their skin and it can be painstaking work to remove them.
EarthSky News: Daytime moon is up after sunrise now
This month’s full moon came on the night of April 16, 2022. By April 17, the moon is in a waning gibbous phase, rising later and later on each successive night. For those at temperate latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, there’s an especially long time between moonrises on successive evenings around now. The April 17 moon will rise more than an hour after sunset. The April 18 moon will rise roughly two to three hours after sunset.
Patheos-Pagan: The One Where I Review Books on Magick & Mystery
APRIL 15, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON
I’ve been meaning to do these book reviews.
Really. I’ve had a pile of books sitting on my desk (well, under my desk) for a while.
And I have a few more that are on the way.
I’m glad I got the chance to review these as they shifted some things that needed shifting. And reminded me to go back to my why.
Pagan Playlist: Gwydion
“We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz
“The maxim ‘Nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘Paralysis.'”
— Winston Churchill
“After enough mirror gazing, we all develop our ‘cosmic sense of humor.’ We no longer try to be perfect, or try to get all our work done in time. We become content with whatever life brings. Just to deal with what comes up without crucifying ourselves or others is enough of a challenge.”
— Paul Ferrini
“Good enough never is.”
— Debbi Fields
A Note from the Universe
Here’s how to view every decision you’ve ever made It was right.
Here’s how to view every path you’ve ever chosen: It was perfect.
Here’s how to view every trend, friend, and dance you’ve ever moved with: You were amazing.
And here’s how to view the fact that you even exist at all: “I” was totally on fire.
Today’s Recipe: Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin
These are the easiest, creamiest potatoes au gratin I have ever had… YUM!
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth
April 18, 2022
“I believe in hard work. It keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and the spirit.”
Helena Rubinstein is the famous cosmetics mogul. She is a great example of a businesswoman ahead of her time! It is obvious that she enjoyed her profession and was very successful with it. It is true that doing work that we love helps to keep us young and feeling good about ourselves.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Strength
Although it may be a peaceful day, that calm may all be on the surface. If dissatisfaction or anger is brewing at depth, there could be thoughts or fantasies of revenge or anger to fuel the bad feelings. Face everyone and everything with great care and respect. You have more than enough strength to deal with whatever comes up. Obviously, don’t bait or antagonize anyone. Kindness wins out.
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