Cat’s Morning Bits Wednesday May 17 & Thursday May 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.
“Sweet May hath come to love us,
Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;
And through the blue heavens above us
The very clouds move on.”
Heinrich Heine, Book of Songs
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 STRAWBERRIES IN A DREAM: A JOURNEY TOWARDS INNER WISDOM
As we journey through life, our dreams often serve as windows into our subconscious, reflecting our deepest thoughts, emotions, and desires.
How to Forage for Wild Foods and Medicinals | The Guidelines and Ethics
Spirit Library: The Great Mother
Spring sunshine and brilliant blue skies are the order of the day as I stare out the kitchen window waiting for the kettle to finish boiling water for tea. Already, the six-room house I had installed for feathered guests up on the hill is a kaleidoscope of fluttering wings as a host of sparrows and bluebirds move in and prepare their nests. It’s such a joy to witness nature’s allegiance to new life.
Moody Moons; Tuned to the Moon: Choosing the Right Lunar Phase for Your Spells
Timing your spell work to a specific phase of the moon is a powerful way to harness the natural celestial cycles and ride the energy like a wave to direct your goals.
MBG: So You’re A Scorpio Rising — Here’s What That Means For Life & Love (+ How To Thrive)
You may know your sun sign in astrology, but your rising sign can clue you in to how you show up in the world—and how other people perceive you. In the case of Taurus risings, these reliable folks maybe be stubborn,
Exemplore; The Mysterious Medieval Mystery of the “Exploding” Moon
RAVI RAJANMAY 10, 2023
A Rare Heavenly Spectacle?
On a balmy evening on June 18, 1178, five monks of Christ Church in Canterbury saw a heavenly spectacle that shook them to the bones. As monk Gervase, chronicler of the Abbey of Christ Church, reports in his diary,
Treehugger: 12 Animals With the Longest Gestation Period
Human mothers have a relatively long gestation period compared to the rest of the animal kingdom, but a few animal mothers go even further.
EarthSky News:Virgo the Maiden in northern spring skies
The constellation of Virgo the Maiden
From the Northern Hemisphere, Virgo the Maiden appears high above the southern horizon on May evenings. And this is the best time of year to view this constellation, which is the largest of the zodiac. As a matter of fact, Virgo is also the 2nd-largest constellation overall, after Hydra. Plus, thanks to its brightest star, Spica, there’s an easy trick to finding this constellation.
Patheos-Pagan: Megalithic evidence links reincarnation to the winter solstice
MAY 12, 2023 BY BEN H. GAGNON
Every stone temple aligned with the dawning sun on the winter solstice was constructed where flocks of migratory birds spend the winter, including some of the world’s largest avian seasonal grounds.
Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – The Sheenearlahi Set
“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.”
— Nathaniel Hawthorne
“You cannot fake a relationship and feel right with yourself or anyone else. Changing yourself to fit what you think other people want doesn’t work. Pretending to be someone other than yourself only broadens the distance between the person you are and the one with whom you’re trying to establish closeness.”
— Mary Manin Morrissey
“Just as surely as distress must follow self-deceit, healing must follow self-honesty.”
— Vernon Howard
“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
— Janis Joplin
A Note from the Universe
Think of your life today, just as it is, just where you are.
Now think of where you want to go, what you want to do, and who you want to be.
Do you realize that getting from here to there is not something you can do without me?
And do you also realize that it’s not something I can do without you?
Today’s Recipe: Asian-Inspired Pork and Mushroom Sloppy Joes
With a perfect balance of sweet, slightly spicy, and umami flavors, and a delectably crunchy, tangy slaw, these inexpensive pork and mushroom Sloppy Joes are a fabulous fusion the whole family will love. Feel free to swap in ground chicken thighs if you’re pork-free, or use whichever mix of mushrooms you prefer.
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
Today’s Tarot: Wednesday: The Fool
The day may be full of confusion but you don’t have to go through it naively and unaware of what’s happening around you. It’s not a good day to flirt with taking silly risks, some of which might turn out to be semi-dangerous or costly. You may be too hyper to want to play it safe, but at least make an effort to not be naïve or irresponsible.
Today’s Tarot Thursday:The Hermit
It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace day.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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