Cat’s Morning Bits for May 17, 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.
stuck to dry weeds –
silent wind chimes”
Michael Garofalo, Cuttings
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: Weekly Forecast: May 15 – 21, 2022
Kelly M. Beard
The video version of this forecast, as read by Kelly, is available here.
5/15 ~ Ceres Enters CANCER (until July 23rd):
Ceres rules how we nurture and like to be nurtured. As it moves through the Signs, it also moves through your respective Houses, activating your Planets and bringing some much-needed loving, caring, nurturing, maternal energy to those zones.
Having a baby as a Witch | witchy labor prep vlog
Learn Religions: Spiritual and Healing Properties of Citrine
By Phylameana lila Desy
Updated on May 09, 2019
Citrine is a yellow quartz that has been associated for centuries as possessing the healing properties of the sun, but it can also be greenish-yellow, brownish-yellow, or orange. The mineral is often found in association with amethyst, but it is much rarer than its purple cousin. Indeed, citrine is made by heat-treating amethyst.
MBG: Energy Reading May 17-23, 2022: Seize The Opportunity To Release Old Patterns
Each week, join author and energy healer Natasha Levinger as she reads the communal energy to predict what’s in store for us in the days ahead.
For the last couple of years, my collective energy readings have had a theme: Clear out what isn’t working for you and claim what is.
Strawberry, Basil, and Honey Olive Oil Cakes | Kitchen Witchery/ The Green Witch
Thought For The Day
Treehugger: These Bats Buzz Like Hornets to Scare Off Predators
The distress call keeps owls from feasting on them.
When you’re not dangerous, it can be lifesaving to pretend you’re something that is.
There’s a behavior called Batesian mimicry, where a harmless species mimics a more dangerous one in order to try to ward off predators.
EarthSky News: Constellations and signs: what’s the difference?
Constellations and astrological signs
On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 1 UTC, the sun enters the astrological sign of Gemini. This gives us a rather good way of seeing the difference between astrological signs and constellations as defined by astronomers. The sun doesn’t actually cross in to the actual constellation of Gemini until June 21, 2022, at 8 UTC.
Patheos-Pagan: How To Keep Going When You Are Exhausted, Tired and Angry
MAY 16, 2022 BY LISA WAGONER
It seems like it never ends, doesn’t it? The news of the past few weeks (honestly, the whole year so far) has been enough to keep our blood boiling. It is exhausting, and I know so many of us are fed up and angry
Pagan Playlist: Vishal Naidu – Fragments Of Serenity (Full Album Premiere)
Willingness to change
“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn
How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.
If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.
“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden
A Note from the Universe
For every fork in the road there are often two paths from which to choose: the one you “should” take and the one you want to take.
Take the second. Always take the second.
Today’s Recipe: Awesome Pasta Salad
This is the best pasta salad I’ve ever eaten, and people request it frequently. It’s a very easy, light-tasting side dish for a picnic or dinner.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
May 17, 2022
“Whoever perseveres will be crowned.”
-Johann Gottfried von Herder (German author, 1744-1803)
Remember the old joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The punchline is “Practice, practice, practice!” Funny, but oh, so true! How do we reach that peace of mind, how do we get to that spiritual place that we’re looking for? The answer is the same: Practice, practice, practice! We’re going to get better at seeing ourselves as who we really are the more we practice actually being it. Whatever practice you choose, practice on a regular basis, practice every day, twice a day or more so.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Devil
There may be very little that you can change or have much effect on today. It may not exactly feel like the day has been fated to be a certain way, but you may have that suspicion at times. You can fit in with whatever happens and get some satisfaction and success anyway. Someone who usually argues against you may turn around and agree with you about something important.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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