Cat’s Morning Bits for April 20, 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.
“Beneath these fruit-tree boughs that shed
Their snow-white blossoms on my head,
With brightest sunshine round me spread
Of spring’s unclouded weather,
In this sequestered nook how sweet
To sit upon my orchard-seat!
And birds and flowers once more to greet,
My last year’s friends together.”
– William Wordsworth
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
Pioneer Thinking: Ginger Bath Recipe with Zing!
Put a little zing into your next bath! You can create homemade bath recipes that will allow you to enjoy all the health benefits of a soak at the spa in your very own tub!
How to celebrate BELTANE at home | DIY Fertility candle magick
Learn Religions: Beltane Planting Ritual for Solitaries
By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 09, 2019
This ritual is designed for the solitary practitioner, but it can easily be adapted for a small group to perform together. It’s a simple rite that celebrates the fertility of the planting season, and so it’s one that should be performed outside
MBG: Energy Reading April 19-25, 2022: Clearing Out Limiting Beliefs To Remember Our Worth
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 we are young we don’t yet know who we are, so we believe what the people around us tell us about ourselves. Unfortunately, sometimes what we’re told is not the full picture or even the truth.
Thought For The Day
Treehugger: Newborn Critically Endangered Tamarin Baby Has Some Serious Hair
There are only about 2,000 cotton-top tamarin adults left in the wild.
A newborn tiny monkey sporting an impressive crown of white hair was spotted clinging to its mother one morning at a zoo in the United Kingdom.
EarthSky News: Venus and Jupiter conjunction: Start watching now!
Start watching around April 20, 2022, to catch Venus and Jupiter every few days, as they head towards their April 30, 2022 conjunction.
When and where to watch: Look in the sunrise direction to see bright Jupiter, dazzling Venus, and fainter Mars and Saturn. You’ll see Venus and Jupiter inch closer every day.
Patheos-Pagan: Remaining Positive in a Dark World
APRIL 18, 2022 BY LISA WAGONER
A few years ago, I wrote a blog on Witch, Indeed called “Being A Positive Pagan in a Dark World“. It seemed to hit a nerve about the topic of positivity. And it remains the blog entry I receive the most notes from, still to this day.
Pagan Playlist: Ayla Schafer “Song of the drum” Lyric Video (Feat. Hivshu)
FOLLOW THE 80/20 RULE
“Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.”
— Nido Qubein
The 80/20 rule says that on a list of 10 tasks, only 2 of those tasks will return 80% of the value of the entire list. Look at your ‘to do’ list for today. Which tasks are directly related to what you most want in life? Find the 2 high value items on your list and tackle them first. These tasks are the ones that really move us forward.
Many of us actively avoid the top 2 priorities because they are more challenging than the rest. If they are to lead us to worthy goals, they are undoubtedly asking us to move into new territory in thinking and acting, and this can be scary. But this is also REWARDING!
“Don’t kid yourself: it’s because you’re doing all those C’s (low priorities) and NOT because you haven’t any time, that you don’t get to do your A’s.”
— Alan Lakein
A Note from the Universe
The evolution of faith usually spanning millions of years, typically looks like this:
Not believing in “the Universe.”
Believing in “the Universe,” but secretly doubting it, too.
Fearing “the Universe,” but secretly loving it, too.
Loving “the Universe,” but secretly fearing it, too.
Realizing that “the Universe” was you, all along.
Thanks for having me,
Today’s Recipe: 10 Rhubarb Bars to Make ASAP
Not sure what to do with your latest rhubarb haul? Try one of these absolutely irresistible rhubarb bar recipes.
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
April 20, 2022
“Working is so satisfying that if we didn’t have to work to eat, we’d have to invent some other reason for doing it.”
-Andrew S. Rooney
Can you just picture Andy Rooney sitting on the set of “60 Minutes” and talking about his topic of the week? I can hear his voice saying just what he said above! Aren’t we funny about our work? When we enjoy what we’re doing there’s this timelessness about it. It is satisfying and gratifying. It is fun!
-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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