Cat’s Morning Bits for May 9, 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.
“I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?”
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: Mercury Retrograde May 10-June 3, 2022
This mercury retro may be one to remember as we all visit the top 100 past memory moments. Turning back the wheels of time to see important truths that we missed the first go round.
May Plan With Me – Pastel Butterfly planner stickers – Magical Crafting – Witchy Planning
Spirituality & Health: 8 Affirmations for Changing Careers BY LARA LEIGH
Recite these affirmations to help you through a time of professional transition or transformation
Learn Religions: Chakra Symbols and Sanskrit Names
By Phylameana lila Desy
Updated on May 09, 2019
Chakras are our energy centers. These openings allow our life energy to flow into and out of our aura. The seven major chakras are associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions.
MBG: This Week’s Game-Changing Astrological Transit Hasn’t Happened In Over A Decade
Jupiter’s transit into Aries will have us looking toward the future this week, but Mercury retrograde could leave us stuck in the past. Here’s how to navigate this tricky push-and-pull energy, from the AstroTwins.
Revisiting the Basics of Banishing, Binding, & Unbinding
Thought For The Day
Treehugger: Growing Lilac in Your Backyard: Plant Care Tips
Attract butterflies, bees, and birds with easy-to-grow lilac.
Lilacs are such a bright spot in spring, serving as a reminder to us that warmer days are ahead. If you are approaching a garden or neighborhood with blooming lilacs, you’re sure to smell them before you see them.
EarthSky News: What is retrograde motion?
Sometimes as seen in Earth’s sky the planets seem to move backwards. Astronomers (and astrologers) call that reversal retrograde motion.
Typically, planets shift slightly eastward from night to night. From time to time, they seem from our viewpoint on Earth to change direction, and for a few months they’ll seemly head west before turning back around. Though it baffled ancient stargazers, we know now that retrograde motion is an illusion
Patheos-Pagan: Hyssop – The Best Magickal Herb
FEBRUARY 22, 2021 BY PHOENIX LEFAE
Hyssop has been used for thousands of years in magickal and ritual spaces. It is an excellent herb for clearing up negative energy, getting rid of back luck, breaking a curse, or any other type of purification you might need.
Pagan Playlist: Praful – Selva Sagrada (Full Album)
Inner Journey: Labels limit us
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
— Lao Tzu
How do you define yourself, to yourself and others? Are you first and foremost a husband/wife? A mother/father? A bus driver, dentist, musician … ? A Christian, Muslim, Jew …? A nag, joker, dreamer …?
Be aware that any label puts limits on you. Today, experience how it feels to let go of the labels to rest in ‘I am.’ Feel the freedom, the spaciousness, the infinite potential of simply being.
“With every breath, the possibility of a new aspect of self arises.”
— Wayne Muller
“As long as I am this or that, I am not all things.”
— Meister Eckhart
A Note from the Universe
The subtle secret
to possessing all you want:
blessing all you have.
Haiku, Haiku very much. Haiku.
Today’s Recipe: Ricotta Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
A combo of sweet, fresh pineapple paired with a tangy ricotta cake makes for a deliciously decadent flavor combo. Don’t use skim ricotta for this—it’s too watery, and won’t provide the flavor that makes this cake so good.
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 9, 2022
“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one’s mind.”
Isn’t it amazing how we can each see the same thing in an entirely different way? It’s because of our perceptions. Our past experiences help us to formulate some kind of definition to our current experiences. Yet we can change the way we look at things. We can choose a different perspective, see things from someone else’s point of view, or from a higher vantage point. And when we broaden our scope and look at the “big picture” then we can see more clearly what is real.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Chariot
Be strong in your convictions and don’t be distracted from doing your best. You may want to single out one good cause especially close to your heart and keep it in mind even if you don’t actively work or donate to that cause. Your spirit of dedication will improve your chances at accomplishing whatever else you’re pursuing. Feel virtuous and humble, and successful, too!
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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