Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 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.
“What potent blood hath modest May.”
Ralph W. Emerson
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: Turning Inside Out
Perhaps you cringe at the mention of the new world we, of the Universes, have outlined for years. Your world does not seem that different despite our ongoing prophecies – fear and pain abound.
Fairy Folio: A Field Guide to the Faerie
Spirituality & Health: Ayurveda for Inflammation
BY BESS O’CONNOR
Every choice we make, everything we do, is either inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. An Ayurvedic approach to reduce inflammation involves knowing your stressors, treating food as medicine, and massaging with oils
Learn Religions: Moon Phases and Magical Workings
By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 01, 2019
For many Pagans, the cycles of the moon are important to magical workings. It’s believed in some traditions that the waxing moon, the full moon, the waning moon and the new moon all have their own special magical properties, and so workings should be planned accordingly.
MBG: May 2022 Monthly Horoscope: Eclipse Season + Jupiter Enters Aries
Mayday! There’s so much going on in the stars this month, from eclipses to Mercury retrograde to a Jupiter sign change. We’ll all want to race forward into a new chapter, but ride the brake a little. A lot more is going to be revealed this month, especially under the mid-May full blood moon and lunar eclipse.
Treehugger: Edible Landscaping Tips for Beginners
It doesn’t take much to blend food production into an ornamental flower garden.
Edible landscaping, as the name suggests, is all about incorporating food-producing plants into a garden design. Landscaping usually focuses on creating visual appeal. But as you will learn, edible landscaping can be beautiful and useful, too
EarthSky News: Why no eclipse every full and new moon?
Why do we have eclipses?
A solar eclipse happens at new moon, when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. A lunar eclipse happens at full moon, when the Earth, sun and moon align in space, with Earth between the sun and moon. During a lunar eclipse, Earth’s shadow falls on the full moon, darkening the moon’s face and – at mid-eclipse – sometimes turning it a coppery red.
Patheos-Pagan: Review: Blackthorne’s Protection Magic
Blackthorn’s Protection Magic goes a step beyond other books in its genre and is a necessary resource for any Witch, Pagan, or magical practitioner.
Pagan Playlist: Woman of the Earth/ Spiral Dance
Be aware of duty
“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart.”
— Pearl S. Buck
Many of us have been taught to do our duty. What reaction does this bring up for you?
For me, ‘doing my duty’ often means doing something I really don’t want to do. My heart’s not in it. When this is the case, tasks may get done but there’s no gift to the world. We do not truly serve if we give to others with resentment.
Perhaps we need to give ourselves permission to say no and look after our own needs. When our own needs are met, we are much more likely to want to give from a full heart.
It’s not selfish to look after ourselves — it’s essential!
“Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.”
— Albert Einstein
A Note from the Universe
Sure, I used to believe in accidents, coincidences, and chance… until one memorable day, when I stared out at the world from your very eyes, listened to it with your very ears, felt it with your very heart, all while thinking your very thoughts, and all at once I realized: You had become everything I’d ever dreamed you’d be.
Today’s Recipe: Roasted Pepper Watermelon Salsa
This is a great accompaniment to any salmon dish!
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin
May 4, 2022
“From every scrap you make a blanket.”
-Rose Chernin, in Kim Chernin, “In My Mother’s House” (1983)
When life gives you lemons… you know the rest. The sweet lemonade quenches our thirst. We can turn around a situation to benefit us. When life gives us scraps, we can make a blanket! That is so beautiful… a blanket represents warmth, security, comfort. We can literally make something real, something substantial and useful from what might be perceived as “nothing.” Look around, what scraps can we turn into blankets today?
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Moon
You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit.
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