Cat’s Morning Bits Tuesday May 9 & Wednesday May 10, 2023

Cat’s Morning Bits Tuesday May 9 & Wednesday May 10, 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


May Quotes

“The trees are coming into leaf
Like something almost being said;
The recent buds relax and spread,
Their greenness is a kind of grief.

Is it that they are born again
And we grow old? No, they die too,
Their yearly trick of looking new
Is written down in rings of grain.

Yet still the unresting castles thresh
In fullgrown thickness every May.
Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.”

Philip Larkin, The Trees


May Events

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 5 Full Moon at 10:34 am PST / 11:34 am MST / 1:34 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 14 Mother’s Day/ Mercury goes direct

May 19 New Moon at 8:53 am PST / 9:53 am MST/11:53 am EST (Black Moon: Third new moon in a season)

May 21 Sun enters Gemini

May 29  Memorial Day (USA)



Dreams can be windows into our subconscious, revealing hidden emotions, fears, and aspirations.

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Making Wild, Green Soup


Moody Moons: 7 Magical Ways to Immerse Yourself In Nature

Nature, and time spent in nature, is the foundation of a solid magical practice.

Getting outside is perhaps the most under-used, underrated way to deal with just about anything life throws at you. Overworked? Go outside. Recovering from childbirth? Go outside. Grieving for a loved one? Go outside.



MBG: Are You A Life Path 5? Here’s What It Means, According To Numerologists

Whether you’ve mapped your astrological birth chart or dipped into human design, you’ve probably heard a bit about numerology. In this ancient system, numbers and letters hold energetic vibrations—and those vibrations are thought to influence our purpose and life in general.



Exemplore: A Magical Road Trip: The Magician I and Chariot VII Tarot Card Combination

Imagine the tarot Magician, with all his gear—including the table—packed into a beautiful leather case, catching a lift from the Charioteer. I wonder how the conversation would go? Where are they headed? And what does the combination mean for you in a reading?

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Treehugger: 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Sand Dollars
They’re purple, hairy, and too tough for most predators to mess with.

Sand dollars’ star-stamped skeletons are widely sought-after beach finds, but not many know what the bottom-dwelling creatures are like when they’re alive.

Read more….


EarthSky News for May 9; Meet Regulus, the Lion’s Heart

Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, the lion, is a harbinger of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It crept higher in the sky with each passing day in March and April, as winter favorites like Orion descended westward.

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EarthSky News for May 10;Spica, the bright beacon of Virgo, is 2 stars

Spica is a close double star
The star Spica – aka Alpha Virginis – is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. From a distance of about 250 light-years away, Spica appears to us on Earth as a lone bluish-white star in a quiet region of the sky



Patheos-Pagan: Water: the original shape-shifter and precursor of the ancient gods

Water was once perceived as a divine substance – infused with vital life-giving power. In medieval days a horse’s hair that fell into a stream was thought to transform into a worm.

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Pagan Playlist: Ancestors Calling – Tribal Ambient – Shamanic Drumming – Music for Profound Connection to Spirit


Inner Journey:


“All spiritual disciplines are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit.”
— Swami Ramdas

Getting into the habit of meditating, praying and/or resting daily helps us pull back from our preoccupation with the material world. In silence and solitude, we have an opportunity to pay attention to what’s happening inside rather than outside.

When we do this consistently, we learn to relax and to quiet and detach from our mental chatter and our turbulent emotions. As we begin to witness ourselves in personality, we also begin to experience our soul.

“Meditation may require a lifetime to master, but it will have been a lifetime well spent.” If you want to judge your progress, ask yourself these questions: Am I more loving? Is my judgment sounder? Do I have more energy? Can my mind remain calm under provocation? Am I free from the conditioning of anger, fear, and greed? Spiritual awareness reveals itself as eloquently in character development and selfless action as in mystical states.”
— Eknath Easwaran


A Note from the Universe

While someone might choose to face lack, disease, and adversity in their life, it would never be their “destiny.”

These are just your own strategically placed hurdles that will sooner teach you to fly.

Fly little bird,

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Grilled Halloumi with Herbed Berry Salsa

Grilled halloumi is topped with a fresh-tasting salsa made from sweet blueberries, tart red currants, fresh herbs, and a spicy fresh pepper. Serve this as an appetizer or light lunch. It also makes a lovely sandwich.

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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

Magical Correspondences for Wednesday:

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
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


Today’s Tarot: Tuesday: The Fool

Boredom could be a problem today, so put more energy into finishing what needs to get done before you decide to slow down or stop for the day. Once you’ve done the minimum required for the day, the rest of the time becomes yours to do with as you please. You don’t really mean to waste the rest of the day, but you don’t have to burn yourself out, either.

Today’s Tarot Wednesday: Death

You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over.


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