Cat’s Morning Bits for April 1, 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.
“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”
- Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557
April 1 April Fools Day
April 11 New Moon at 7:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm MST/ 10:30 pm EST
April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins
*The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26
April 17 Herbalist Day
*Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20
April 22 Earth Day
April 26 Full Wind Moon at 8:31 pm PST/ 9:31 pm MST/ 11:31 pm EST
April 30 Walprgis Night / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
May 1 Beltane / May Day
Spirit Library: April 2021 Ascension Energies – Courageous Heart (a message from Jamye Price)
As you continue Freeing Your Heart, the overall energies of 2021, so that this world is more love-based rather than fear-based; April builds on the first quarter. April energies are Courageous Heart.
Nature Spirits: Plant Faeries
Herbs: Basil; Chives; Dragons Blood; Geranium &Thistle
Colours: Crimson Red & Gold
Flowers: Daisy & Sweetpea
Scents: Bay; Bergamot; Patchouli & Pine
Stones: Ruby; Garnet & Sard
Trees: Pine; Bay & Hazel
Animals: Bear & Wolf
Birds: Hawk & Magpie
Deities: Anahita; Bast; Ceres; Hathor; Ishtar; Kali &Venus
Power Flow: Balance to the Nerves; Check Anger; Creating andProducing; Self Confidence & Take advantage ofopportunities
originally found at http://mystiksangelrealm.com/months.html
Spiritual Unite: THE NUMBER 142 MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
In this article, we are going to discuss the meaning of the number 142.
Numerology rules dictate that we need to always reduce numbers to a single digit (the exception being the master numbers 11, 22, 33, and 44).
ThoughtCo: Finding Your Magical Name
The topic of the magical name is one that comes up often in discussion in the Pagan community. So many people find Paganism or Wicca and decide right off the bat that they’re going to name themselves Lady Such-and-Such or Lord Whatsis.
MBG: No Fools Here: April Will Be A Month Of Decisive Moves, According To Astrologers
Rhetorical question of the decade: Who’s up for a fresh start?
This month’s stars deliver a dose of renewal. With the Sun in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, celestial spring is upon us. Shake off those heavy winter vibes, especially if you, like so many people, endured a year of struggle, stress, or sadness.
Aprils Star Signs Aries and Taurus
Astrology Sign Aries
March 21- April 19
Aries, the ram, is the first astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Aries. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Aries is considered a “masculine”, positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered a fire sign, and is one of four cardinal signs. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars. Being the first sign in the zodiac, Aries is associated with the astrological 1st house.
Astrology Sign Taurus
April 20 – May 20
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Taurus is considered a “feminine”, negative sign. It is also considered an earth sign and is one of four fixed signs Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus (which also rules Libra). Being the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus has been associated with the astrological second house. The glyph is also the alchemical symbol for rocksalt.
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Today’s DIY: A Basic DIY Linen Spray Recipe + How To Customize It For Your Mood
Scented linen sprays can be useful for refreshing clothes between launderings, masking odors on cloth furniture, and reviving stale air. And considering they’re basically just self-stable water that smells good, they’re super easy to DIY.
Elephant Journal: 13 Films that Empaths & Sensitive People will Love.
Top Film Recommendations for Empaths and Sensitive People
Empaths are often overwhelmed by violent, fast-paced, or loud movies. Even the soundtrack can be too loud as well. Still, sensitive people love heartwarming movies, so I want to share with you a few movies that I love.
Treehugger: Do Birds Have a Sense of Smell?
While sight is arguably the most important sense wielded by birds, olfaction plays a critical role in their survival as well. It was only in the last 50 years that birds’ sense of smell that this was discovered. In the past, scientists believed that birds had little to no smelling ability, but recent experiments proved just how wrong previous hypotheses were.
EarthSky News: Moon and star Antares on April 1 and 2
On the mornings of April 1 and 2, 2021, watch for the waning gibbous moon to be in the vicinity of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. You’ll be looking southward from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, and high overhead or high in the northern sky from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.
Patheos-Pagan: The Many Seasons of Spring: Transitions
There is a running joke that North Carolina (where I live) experiences twelve seasons during the year instead of the usual four. Spring itself goes through many stages every year: the first blooming,
Pagan Playlist: Song of Durin – Eurielle
Inner Journey: LIVE IN RELAXATION
“It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.”
— Henry David Thoreau
Is relaxation possible only when we’re not working? No. With awareness and practice, we can be relaxed no matter what we are doing. In fact, when we work in a relaxed state, our productivity increases as our effort decreases.
For true relaxation, we need to connect with our bodies — to consciously and intentionally become aware of tension and release it.
“Anxiety breaks a man’s backbone.”
— Hebrew proverb
“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
— Walter Hagen
A Note from the Universe
Oh, how I love the morning dew on my face, the midday sun on my skin, and the fragrance of jasmine wafting at twilight. The sight of dragonflies darting, the sound of owls “hoo-hooing,” and the infinite perfection conveyed by all my physical senses at every moment of every day, even now.
Thanks because if it weren’t for you, such ecstasies I would never know.
Work that body,
Today’s Recipe: April Fool’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This delicious ‘sandwich’ is perfect for April Fool’s Day, Halloween, or even birthday parties.
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
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.
April 1, 2021
“The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I regret anything it is very likely to be my good behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well?”
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
It’s all a matter of our own unique perspective. No one can make us regret anything. We have our own internal compass which lets us know if we’ve gone off course. There is always pressure from society, family, peers and associates to act a certain way or to live up to certain expectations. But the only one we answer to in the end is ourselves. We decide what behavior is “regrettable” or not
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: 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
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