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.
“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 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)
Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF LOSING A WATCH IN A DREAM – AN URGENT REMINDER
Dreams can be windows into our subconscious, revealing hidden emotions, fears, and aspirations.
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?
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.
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.
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
APRIL 20, 2023 BY BEN H. GAGNON
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.
Pagan Playlist: Ancestors Calling – Tribal Ambient – Shamanic Drumming – Music for Profound Connection to Spirit
FIND PEACE INSIDE
“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,
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.
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
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
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.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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