Cat’s Morning Bits for May 2, 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 wind is tossing the lilacs,
The new leaves laugh in the sun,
And the petals fall on the orchard wall,
But for me the spring is done.
Beneath the apple blossoms
I go a wintry way,
For love that smiled in April
Is false to me in May.”
Sara Teasdale, May
May 2022 Events
May 1 Beltane / May Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 8 Mother’s Day
May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde
May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins
May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST
May 30 Memorial Day (USA)
May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST
Spirit Library: Affirmations That Work
Affirmations are used to reprogram the subconscious mind in a desired direction. This helps to empower you to move through emotional blockages which may be limiting your opportunities to experience life to the fullest.
Chaotic Witch Aunt: My Daily Personal Practices
Spirituality & Health: EVERGREEN TREE SYMBOLISM – THRIVING THROUGH HARDSHIP
There are two broad types of trees: deciduous and evergreen.
By far the most common is deciduous, which covers all trees that lose their leaves (or other foliage) for at least part of the year.
Learn Religions: Dandelion Magic and FolkloreBy Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019
Every spring, we often see our yards suddenly blanketed with dots of bright sunny yellow flowers. Although many suburban homeowners see dandelions as the bane of their existence, and spend significant amounts of money trying to eradicate them from sight, the fact is that dandelions have a long and rich folkloric history
MBG: Your Horoscope For The First Week Of May Is Jam-Packed: What Astrologers Predict
A few oddball mashups could leave you feeling hot and cold this week. Here’s what astrologers want you to know.
Get ready for a blast of blazing heat this Monday, May 2, as vixen Venus vaults into Aries, igniting a passionate spring awakening!
from The Witch of Wanderlust: Crafting a Hidden Spell in a Candle
Thought For The Day
Treehugger: The Science of Plant Sunburn: How to Keep Your Plants From Burning Out
Knowing the causes of plant sunburn will help you better protect your plants.
In a world that’s getting hotter and experiencing stronger droughts and heatwaves, sunburn is becoming an increasing threat to the well-being of plants.1 Whether indoors or outdoors, sunburn can be fatal to plants, and it’s easy to mistake it for something else.
EarthSky News: 2022 Eta Aquariid meteor shower: All you need to know
Especially since April’s Lyrids were drowned in moonlight in 2022, many will watch the Eta Aquariids this year.
When to watch: Especially try the mornings of May 4, 5 and 6, 2022, in the hours before dawn. Why before dawn? See “Radiant” below. The American Meteor Society is listing 4 UTC on May 5 as the shower’s predicted* peak time. But times vary between different experts. And the peak of this shower stretches out over several days. So you can expect elevated numbers of meteors a few days before and after the peak time.
Patheos-Pagan: Smoking Out The Pagan Gatekeepers
APRIL 28, 2022 BY TOM SWISS
The gods call whom they will, and don’t need any humans setting limits on them. The idea of a “closed practice” is entirely a human invention.
In some of my recent internet interactions, I’ve noticed a troubling pattern of young people feeling that they need to ask permission to be Pagan.
Pagan Playlist: AFRICAN DRUM MUSIC • Tribal Beats • Shaman Dance • Unleash your Primal Self
Inner Journey: Open to the new
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
— Alvin Toffler
How willing are you to learn something new? How open are you to new perspectives?
When we are open, we are willing to move to places we’ve never been before. We are willing to continually review our belief systems so we can test out new ideas.
Be open to seeing things:
from another’s point of view,
from a higher and more inclusive perspective
with a beginner’s attitude of wonder.
“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
— Jill Bolte Taylor
A Note from the Universe
Here’s what I ask folks who aspire to being fabulously wealthy:
“Couldn’t you just pretend you’re a multi-multi-millionaire?
“You know, right after you’re done pretending you’re not?”
Today’s Recipe: 11 Easy Hashbrown Casseroles for Potato Lovers
You can’t go wrong with a good hashbrown casserole. Serve it as a make-ahead breakfast casserole that will feed the whole family, or as a restaurant-worthy side dish for ham. Each of these hashbrown casseroles is ready in about an hour and requires minimal prep work.
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
May 2, 2022
“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.”
-Al Jolson (1886-1950) His signature line.
What is ahead for us? We don’t know for sure, but we do know there is still a lot to be experienced. We can look forward with optimism. Studies have shown that optimists live longer, healthier, happier lives. We can choose to see the glass as half-full, and as wholly satisfying. Think today’s going to be a good day? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Tower
Your emotions and instincts are working overtime today and this can distract you from doing the simplest of things. Whatever difficulties you encounter today – and they should be small ones – you will create more problems for yourself by being too psychically overactive. If someone is preoccupied with you and wishing you to have a rough day, you’ll know it but maybe not know who it is.
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