Cat’s Morning Bits for May 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 3, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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

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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)


Spirit Library: Evolutionary Flow (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In the last few months our process of transformation, awakening and evolution seems to have intensified as we have been pushed and pulled towards expansion. This has forced us out of our comfort zones and into the deep unknown.

Read more….

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A Spring Spell for May | Simple Spell Bag | Spellcraft

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Spirituality & Health: What the Cicadas Can Teach Us About Sex & Sacredness

We experience the cicadas’ life cycle as sound, sex, then silence. The coming brood makes us mindful of our own sexuality and connection to the earth.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Lilac Magic & Folklore
Fortune, flirtation, and fragrance, all rolled into one!

Lilacs are lovely and fragrant, and in the late spring and early summer, you’ll probably notice their distinct, heady scent whenever you’re near one.

Read more….

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Moldavite Meanings, Uses & Healing Properties – A-Z Satin Crystals

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MBG: May 2021 Monthly Horoscope: Retrograde and Eclipse Season Are Here

Up until now, 2021 has been guided by a key mission: Stabilize. This May, the stars sound the call for caution, particularly in the second half of the month.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Homemade Seed Bombs

What is seed bombing? It’s a fun, easy, and environmentally friendly way to plant large or difficult to reach areas. Children especially seem to enjoy the fun so it makes a good family project.

Read more…..

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The Mightiest Gods of Japanese Mythology | The Gods of Japan | The mightiest gods series 3

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Treehugger: 30 Unique Plants That Attract Butterflies

Plants that attract butterflies — and plants that encourage pollinators in general — play a pivotal role in the ecosystem. Of the 1,400 crop plants grown around the world (including all of our food and plant-based industrial products) almost 80% require pollination by insects and animals

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon sweeps by Saturn and Jupiter May 3-5

As the Eta Aquariid meteor shower picks up steam these next several mornings – May 3, 4 and 5, 2021 – watch for the waning moon to sweep past the ringed planet Saturn and then the giant planet Jupiter. On May 3, the moon passes due south of Saturn, to stage a conjunction, only a few hours before the moon reaches its half-illuminated last quarter phase.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Making Room for Anger in Your Life and Practice

Anger is an incredibly powerful emotion, and at the same time an incredibly tricky emotion to wield in healthy ways.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Fairy Tale

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Inner Journey: ARE YOU HAPPY?

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
— Agnes Repplier

Are you happy?

Don’t answer too quickly. Sit with this question for a long time and you’ll be introduced to brand new dimensions of who you are and of what matters in your life.

“Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.”
— Leo C. Rosten

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes, what’s really cool is giving profuse thanks for the good fortunes that reach others—no matter who they are—because, invariably, your joy for them will yield the same good fortunes for you.

Shoe-wee!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: The Hot Brown

Not your average hot turkey sandwich, the Hot Brown was invented at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky to absorb the bourbon that guests would enjoy well into the night.

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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


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
May 3, 2021

Philosophy
“To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.”

-Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)


It seems everyone has a unique personal philosophy, and that’s good. Our human existence is filled with uncertainty, and maybe with philosophy we are learning that this is not something that we must fear – in fact, uncertainty is something that we can embrace!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 26, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 26, 2020

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

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Sing me a song of idle days,
When Spring is Queen over woods and ways.
-Francis W. Bourdillon (1852-1921)

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Spirit Library: Reconnecting With the Inner Self (a message from Kate Spreckley)

A sacred synergy is occurring within the human collective stimulating our creative and manifestation capacities. As the old continues to fall away many new advancements and developments will emerge within humanity to help us to clarify our choices and the path we are following.

Read more…

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Low-Cost Witchcraft Tools(That You Probably Already Have!)

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ThoughtCo: Magical Days Of the Week

In many traditions of Paganism, days of the week are important aspects of effective spellcasting. For example, spells to do with abundance or prosperity could be done on Thursday, because it is associated with riches and desire.

Read more….

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MBG: What Exactly Is An Out-Of-Body Experience—And Can You Make One Happen At Will?

An out-of-body experience occurs when a person temporarily feels like their spirit or soul has left their physical body. It’s often the unintentional result of an accident or near-death experience. Astral projection, on the other hand, is an intentional out-of body experience in which the subtle body travels outside the physical body at the whim of the individual.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Bird

1. Songbirds are a universal symbol for happy news, especially if they are brightly colored and/or singing.
2. If they are flying, then your life is going to definitely take a turn for the better. Dead or injured birds, however, indicate either a halt to or a need to revise some of your plans for the future.
3. Birds of prey represent a warning: Someone is trying to take unfair advantage of you.
4. Birds’ eggs in a nest indicate a new life full of hope – or this could possibly be a pun meaning money coming. In other words, you’ll soon acquire a “nest egg.” An empty nest hints at a change of residence.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: The Last Nail in Individualism’s Coffin?

“For centuries, individualism or the notion that every human individual has intrinsic value has underlined ideas about societal organization, the economy and justice. Recently, however, the primacy of the individual’s inalienable rights and freedoms has come under immense pressure.” Rohini Nilekani, one of India’s most prominent and inspiring philanthropists shares more about the very real threat to the positive dimensions of individualism in our current world, and what we can do to protect them.{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: DIY – Knotted Hanging Jar

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Elephant Journal: 3 Simple Acupressure Points for Instant Calm.

Taking time to relax and wind down after a long day is vital for our health and well-being.
But if our mind is spinning and we’re feeling stressed, anxious, or frustrated, it isn’t always so easy. Using acupressure points on ourselves can be a great way to calm the mind and relax our body.

Read more….

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MNN: Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know
After 17-year absence, Brood IX emerges in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia

Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing with it a wide range of wildlife. Warming weather spurs lots of animals to get back to work after winter, including many familiar insects like bees, butterflies, crickets, and ladybugs.

Read more…

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EarthSky News:  Moon, in Gemini, points to Mercury

AS darkness falls on May 26, 2020, the moon lodges in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins, and the lit side of the waxing crescent moon points right at the planet Mercury. The moon and the Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux, should be fairly easy to see tonight, as they stay out past nightfall.

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic: Jar Spell for Empowerment

Working with my Flower Magic oracle cards, this week I drew ‘Empowerment’ which is perfect as it is ‘white rose’ and they are blooming all over my garden right now.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Sacred Spirit – Sunset Ceremony

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Inner Journey:

MAKE TIME TO PLAY

“If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning…. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.”
— Marion Woodman

Stress, fear, negativity, too much to do and doing things for others at the expense of our own needs — these all stifle our innate creativity. Relaxation, fun, meditation, and going after our dreams all get the creative juices flowing. Soul is always creative, always fresh and new.

How can you create more space in your life to allow the soul’s energy out to play?

“I learned… that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.”
— Brenda Ueland

“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
— Albert Einstein

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
Ain’t it grand? Doesn’t it boggle your mind? The harmony, the splendor, the beauty, the intricacies, the synchronicities, and the staggering perfection? Do you ever wonder how it all came about?

Do you think I studied quarks, atoms, and molecules? That I drew schematics for the sun, the moon, and the stars; the otter, the Gila Monster, and penguin? Do you think I painted every zebra, flower, and butterfly?

Or… do you think… I simply imagined the end result?

And that’s all you ever have to do!

Yeeeeee-ha!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  How to Make Orange Supremes
In this video, you’ll see how to make orange supremes, those perfect orange sections that only include the orange part of the fruit and none of the white stuff—no membrane or pith. All you need is a sharp knife for this technique. Beautiful orange supremes make any salad extra special.

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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
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
May 26, 2020 
Genius
“The sum total of excellence is good sense and method. When these have passed into the instinctive readiness of habit, when the wheel revolves so rapidly that we cannot see it revolve at all, then we call the combination genius.”

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

 
Given this explanation, we all have the potential for genius. I think a genius is someone who has worked so hard at something that they make it look easy, effortless. In Howard Gardner’s book, “Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” he identifies seven kinds of intelligence, and he recently added an eighth. Genius can be found in any field, and it shines as a bright example for all of us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/