Cat’s Morning Bits for May 5, 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.
“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.”
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: You Are Beautiful
I woke at sunrise to find translucent clouds of puffy air drifting over steel blue water before vanishing in the rising light. On the days when I find mist floating above the reservoir behind our home I feel like the luckiest girl in the world
The witches’ cookery: My first time meeting other Witches | Witchcraft Retreat
Mountain Rose Herbs: Trillium Plant: An Age-Old Ally That Needs Our Help
By Heidi, April 28, 2022
Mountain girl that I am, trillium is one of my favorite flowers. TechnicallyTrillium ovatum, also known as Pacific trillium, is what I think of when I think “trillium” because it’s the one I grew up with in the Coast Range of Oregon.
Learn Religions: Lilac Magic & Folklore
Fortune, flirtation, and fragrance, all rolled into one!
By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 24, 2019
Lilacs are lovely and fragrant, and in the late spring and early summer, you’ll probably notice their distinct, heady scent whenever you’re near one. Unfortunately, they only bloom for a very short period–just a couple of weeks
MBG: 3 Ways To Harness The Healing Power Of Nature — And How To Give Back In Return
There’s no denying that our health is intrinsically connected to the health of the planet. Without clean air to breathe, nutritious foods to eat, and biodiversity to keep the ecosystems functioning, we would cease to exist.
Today’s DIY: Garden Spell Bag for Spring | A Simple Spell for Your Herbs / The Green Witch
Elephant Journal: 16 Ways to Increase & Channel our Vibration through Water.
Chances are, you’ve heard about Dr. Masaru Emoto’s experiments on water.
After placing positive words, playing uplifting music, and sending prayer to glasses of water, it created beautiful crystals in the water (visible through a microscope).
Treehugger: 8 Ways to Use Peppermint Oil for Hair
Peppermint is good for more than just adding something extra to your chocolate chip ice cream. The essential oil, made from the leaves of the peppermint plant, has been used topically to aid with a range of medical issues.
EarthSky News: Ursa Major the Great Bear, home to the Big Dipper
Ursa Major the Great Bear contains an asterism, or collection of stars, that is a hallmark of Northern Hemisphere skies. The Big Dipper, or the Plow, is a portion of the Great Bear that represents the back half of the bear’s torso and it’s (oddly) long tail. Most everyone has seen the Big Dipper, but have you ever taken the time to trace out the entire form of the Great Bear? May nights are a wonderful time to try it.
Patheos-Pagan: The Sun Came Out At Beltane
MAY 3, 2022 BY BRANDY WILLIAMS
There’s a sweet scent in the north woods. It’s Beltane and everything is blooming, the currants, the little wild roses, the rhododendrons. The wheel is turning and it’s cause for celebration!
Pagan Playlist: Songs for an empty world
Soul lives in connection
“We all seek Soul. While Soul is always present, it doesn’t appear in our lives automatically. Soul requires our attention and reflection. Offering our respectful regard to the Soul is a way of loving it, caring for it, nurturing it.”
— Benjamin Shield and Richard Carlson
How do we experience soul in our lives?
It’s so simple! STOP AND PAY ATTENTION! Soul lives in connection. Whenever we are present and conscious, soul emerges.
To easily experience soul, find something you love to do and immerse yourself in it. Consciously savour a favourite piece of music. Consciously enjoy a walk in nature. Really experience your breathing and the pounding of your heart as you exercise. Really be present to your partner, your kids, your pet or another, and you will know the contentment of soul.
“I think that whenever soul is present, it’s because what you’re doing, whom you’re with, where you are, evokes love without your thinking about it. You are totally absorbed in the place or person or event, without ego and without judgment.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen
A Note from the Universe
In all tests of character when two viewpoints are pitted against each other, in the final analysis, the thing that will strike you the most is not who was right or wrong, strong or weak, wise or foolish… but who went to the greater length in considering the other’s perspective.
Don’t you agree?
Today’s Recipe: Lauren’s Grapefruit Margaritas
Grapefruit and lime are the perfect refreshing combination for this margarita. Fresh juices taste so much better than store-bought.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus
May 5, 2022
“An optimist is the human personification of spring.”
-Susan J. Bissonette, in Reader’s Digest (1979)
A person with a good attitude is the kind of person we all want to be around. He or she knows how to bring warmth and light to any situation. We can be that kind of a person, too. It’s just a matter of looking at things positively, of finding the good that others might not see. Good is always there, and it grows when we put our attention on it.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune
You may be in high spirits today and see everything in a fresh light. If this interferes with your mundane duties, take pleasure in the small, lovely, often overlooked aspects of what’s around you. Discoveries can be made in even the most repetitive activity when you look closely enough and appreciate why things are the way they are. This exuberance is short-lived, so enjoy the day and learn something new!
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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