Cat’s Morning Bits for April 25, 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.
“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.”
- Mark Twain
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 Good News About Karma
Karma is very different from what most people think it is. There is no mysterious accountant in the sky keeping track of your karmic balance. The Law of Karma is created by a combination of two of the three underlying primary universal laws of Creation.
Beltane | How to celebrate Walpurgisnacht | Ideas, Traditions & Rituals
New Age Hipster: Goddess Lakshmi & Prosperity Consciousness
Prosperity now! Stay in gratitude for all you have, no matter how much. Remember that prosperity is not a number; it is a state of being.”
Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Beltane Altar
By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 25, 2019
It’s Beltane, the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to celebrate the fertility of the earth. This spring celebration is all about new life, fire, passion, and rebirth, so there are all kinds of creative ways you can set up for the season.
MBG: All Of Your Sodalite Questions Answered: Benefits, How To Use It & More
From obsidian for protection to rose quartz for love, there’s a crystal for just about everything. And if you’re looking for a stone to support both your communication skills and your intuition, look no further than sodalite. Here’s everything to know about this crystal and how to work with it.
Thought For The Day
Treehugger: 10 Ecosystem Engineers That Create New Habitats
Ecosystem engineers create conditions for other species to thrive in.
Ecosystem engineers are species that create, destroy, modify, or maintain habitats in significant ways. These uniquely productive animals create conditions for other species to benefit from, such as adequate shelter or food sources.
EarthSky News: Partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022
Partial solar eclipse
The partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022 is visible from the southeast Pacific and southern South America.
When and where to watch: The April 30, 2022, partial solar eclipse starts in the far southeastern Pacific near the coast of Antarctica at 18:45 UTC. The deepest part of the eclipse is almost due south of the southern tip of South America at 20:41 UTC. The partial eclipse remains visible for the last location along its narrow path until 22:37 UTC.
Patheos-Pagan: The Incense Bowl: The Easiest Way to Burn Herbs
APRIL 15, 2021 BY ASTREA TAYLOR
When I first started burning incense as a teenager, I used incense sticks, cones, and matches. I liked them alright, but what I really wanted was a pure experience with a plant.
Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – Huron ‘Beltane’ Fire Dance
Inner Journey: THE KEY TO CREATIVITY
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein
Do you know the key to creativity?
It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.
Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots ofdifferent seeds to chart new paths in our brains.
“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill
“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder
A Note from the Universe
Have you noticed? I mean, isn’t your entire life proof?
One day you’re scrimping, the next you’re in the money.
One day you’re lonely, the next you have friends.
Lost, then found. Ill, then well. Low, then high.
And with hindsight, it becomes ever so clear that the only thing that ever really changed was your thinking.
You so have this –
Today’s Recipe: Minnesota Broccoli Salad
No bacon, no fruit, no seeds: this broccoli salad, adapted from a recipe in a newspaper clipping from 1980, combines potato salad flavors–hard-cooked eggs, dill, celery seed, mayo–with crisp fresh broccoli.
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 25, 2022
“Love is not a doctrine. Peace is not an international agreement. Love and Peace are beings who live as possibilities in us.”
-Mary Caroline Richards, (Centering, 1964)
This time of year, and particularly this year, I find myself thinking more about peace, and about peace on earth. If we are correct, and it all begins with each of us, then it is more important than ever to find peace within ourselves. We all know how to find that peace through our spiritual practices. So, practice, practice, practice! And then bring that beautiful peace out into the world where it is so needed.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man
Things may not be going the way you like, but this is no time to give up. Whatever went wrong yesterday or last year is no excuse to stop trying to make things right. Be honest with yourself and do what you can to at least not make matters worse. There’s nothing that can’t be forgiven, repaired or replaced. Keep the faith and keep going.
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