Cat’s Morning Bits Monday April 17 & Tuesday April 18, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits Monday April 17 & Tuesday April 18, 2023

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.

Blessings, Cat


April Quotes

“In April, we cannot see sunflowers in France, so we might say the sunflowers do not exist. But the local farmers have already planted thousands of seeds, and when they look at the bare hills, they may be able to see the sunflowers already. The sunflowers are there. They lack only the conditions of sun, heat, rain and July. Just because we cannot see them does not mean that they do not exist.”

Thich Nhat Hanh


April Events

April 1 April Fools Day

April 5/6 Full Wind Moon 9:34 pm PST/ 10:34 pm MST/ 12:34 am EST

April 9 Easter

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

April 19/20 New Moon at 9:12 pm PST/ 10:12 pm MST/ 12:12 am EST

April 20 Sun enters Taurus

April 21 Mercury Retrograde

April 22 Earth Day



The spiritual meaning of seeing catfish goes beyond the mere sight of this intriguing creature.

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Spring Door Charm | Wild Herb Bundle


Learn Religions: Beltane History – Celebrating May Day

By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 03, 2020

Beltane kicks off the merry month of May, and has a long history. This fire festival is celebrated on May 1 in the northern hemisphere (and at the end of October below the equator) with bonfires, Maypoles, dancing, and lots of good old fashioned sexual energy.

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MBG: A Change-Making Solar Eclipse Is Coming: What Astrologers Want You To Know

Bonus round! This Thursday, April 20—and late night Wednesday, April 19, in some places—a rare second new moon in pioneering Aries arrives (12:12AM EDT), a month after the first one on March 21

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Treehugger: How to Identify Different Types of Bees

When was the last time you were in your garden, saw a bee, grabbed it and squeezed it? Probably never, right?

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EarthSky News: Why is Venus so bright when it’s shining in the sky?

Why is Venus so bright?
Jupiter is a bright planet, and Mars sometimes gets bright, too. But neither Jupiter nor Mars at its brightest can outshine Venus. Why is Venus so bright?

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Patheos-Pagan: Eclipse Season: To Cast, or Not to Cast, That is the Question

Performing magic during an eclipse is one of my favorite hot topics.

Let me preface this with the fact that I have “to each their own” approach to life in general—and eclipses are no exception.

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Pagan Playlist: Maneesh de Moor – Mother of All (432Hz Remaster) (Full Album)


Inner Journey:


“It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Is relaxation possible only when we’re not working? No. With awareness and practice, we can be relaxed no matter what we are doing. In fact, when we work in a relaxed state, our productivity increases as our effort decreases.

For true relaxation, we need to connect with our bodies — to consciously and intentionally become aware of tension and release it.

“Anxiety breaks a man’s backbone.”
— Hebrew proverb

“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
— Walter Hagen


A Note from the Universe

Having a dream… Courage.

Visualizing your dream… Persistence.

Physically moving towards your dream… Guts.

Letting go of the “cursed hows”… Wisdom.

The look on your friends’ faces, when they see you on the red carpet… Priceless.

Yeah, that oughta light a fire –

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: 15 Quick Skillet Recipes for Simple Spring Dinners

These simple skillet dinners feature seasonal spring vegetables that are widely available from March through May—think the bright, fresh flavors of asparagus, artichokes, fennel, and peas. They prove that you can coax a lot of flavor out of simple, affordable ingredients.

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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

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
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

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

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
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


Daily Tarot for Monday: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.

Daily Tarot for Tuesday: The Star

Wake up with a bright, buoyant spirit that will prevent any snag or difficulty from getting you down. You should acknowledge no setbacks or let any problem get in your way. If something comes up that needs more attention, you’ll deal with it without thinking twice. You can deal with any delay and make a quick if not instantaneous recovery.


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