Cat’s Morning Bits Wednesday April 19 & Thursday April 20, 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.
“Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly–and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing.”
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
Pagan Playlist: She Loves the Rain
Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Beltane
by Julie Peters
As we greet the midway point between spring and summer, celebrating the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane is a joyous way to invite pleasure and connection into our lives.
Learn Religions: 12 Fertility Deities of Beltane
By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 03, 2020
Beltane is a time of great fertility—for the earth itself, for animals, and of course for people as well. This season has been celebrated by cultures going back thousands of years, in a variety of ways, but nearly all shared the fertility aspect.
MBG: Keep Dreaming About Alligators? Here’s What It Could Mean & How To Work Through It
Animal symbolism can show up in our everyday lives, as well as in our dreams. And if you’ve been dreaming about alligators a lot lately, you might be wondering what these dreams could be trying to tell you. Here’s what to know, according to experts.
Elephant Journal: 3 Reasons why a Soul Sister is better than a Best Friend.
“Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.”
I’ve never had an issue making friends. I really enjoy talking with people and discovering new connections.
In school, I understood that social interactions and connections with peers was just as meaningful as what was learned from a book.
Treehugger: World’s First Rewilding Center Opens in Scotland
The center will serve as a gateway to Dundreggan and Trees for Life’s successful rewilding project.
When many people think of Scotland, they think of the rugged open mountainsides and craggy peaks. However, few realize, as they make their way from Edinburgh through Loch Ness to the Isle of Skye and back again, how nature-depleted and “unnatural” many of the “wild” areas they pass truly are.
EarthSky News: Follow the arc to Arcturus, speed on to Spica
Arc to Arcturus, and speed on to Spica. Scouts learn this phrase. Grandparents teach it to kids. It’s one of the first sky tools many learn to use in astronomy.
Patheos-Pagan: Beltane Solo Celebrations: Simple and Satisfying
APRIL 23, 2019 BY LISA WAGONER
Celebrating Beltane by yourself may not seem very appealing. After all, it’s all about, er…group activities. Right? Or at least a partner. I am here to tell you, fun can be had if you are in a solo situation!
USE YOUR BREATH TO RELAX YOUR BODY
“Breath is the link between the inner and outer worlds.”
— Alice Christensen
We live in very demanding times, and our health depends on our being able to relieve our bodies and minds from constant stress. Breathing with awareness can focus and concentrate our attention inside. This slows down our pace and eases the pressure, anxiety, anticipation and excitement that are common stress reactions.
At any time, you can consciously experience your breathing to help you concentrate your mind and relax your body. Compare how you feel after your session with how you felt before. Write about your experience in your journal.
“Controlled deep breathing helps the body to transform the air we breathe into energy. The stream of energized air produced by properly executed and controlled deep breathing produces a current of inner energy which radiates throughout the entire body and can be channeled to the body areas that need it the most, on demand.”
— Nancy Zi
A Note from the Universe
One of my favorite things about time and space, is that absolutely NOTHING can ever happen there that can’t be seen as the blessing it is.
Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Crumb Cake Cookies
These blueberry crumb cake cookies are inspired by Crumbl Cookies. They’re chock full of lemony, blueberry, and graham cracker-y goodness.
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
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
Daily Tarot for Wednesday: The Magician
Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.
Daily Tarot for Thursday: The Judgement
You can secure an important victory and achieve a long-held aspiration today. This obviously is not an overnight achievement but probably something you’ve been intermittently pursuing for a long time. Some dreams refuse to die, and this may be the day for one of those dreams to begin to see the light of day in the real world. Be heartened and don’t let up now.
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