Cat’s Morning Bits for April 23, 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: Consolidate Your Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Our values are changing and with this change we are embodying a deeper sense of our worth, our value and the resourcefulness of our soul. The incoming energies are accelerating and as a result, sudden realisations and awakenings can be expected, ensuring that we trust the intuitive nudges and insights arising now.
Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF THE COLOR RED
Red is a dominant color, even without considering it’s spiritual and esoteric meanings, red represents power and aggressiveness.
ThoughtCo: Magical Self-Defense and Protection
Many people involved in Pagan and Wiccan spirituality find themselves, at some point, worrying about magical attack. What if someone casts a spell on me? How will I know? What do I do? More importantly, how do I protect myself so that it doesn’t happen in the first place?
Spirituality & Health: A Letter-Writing Burn Ritual for Healing
BY ATHENA BAHRI
This ritual is helpful for all types of loss. Compose, read, and release your pain, or you can bury your letter—connecting your words to Mother Earth.
MBG: One Day Isn’t Enough: 6 Earth Day Resolutions To Set & Stick With
While Earth Day is certainly nice in theory, in practice it needs to last well beyond April 22. This is one holiday that could use the New Year’s treatment: Imagine if we all used Earth Day to check in with ourselves and set ambitious eco-friendly goals for the future?
Pioneer Thinking: Health Benefits of Ginger
A fiery spice, the health benefits of ginger stretch from increasing circulation to helping with indigestion as well as being an ingredient in many dishes from around the world and is easy to incorporate into many simple and quick dishes as part of your daily diet.
Beware the Faerie Ring
Elephant Journal: 13 Rumi Poems to Awaken the Love Within Us
When anxiety fills me, and I feel disconnected from my essence—or when I’m simply out of love—I turn to Rumi.
Rumi didn’t start out as the 13th century Persian poet we all cherish today. He was a wealthy nobleman, theologian, and sober Islamic scholar—until he met the wandering dervish monk known as Shams Al Tabriz.
Treehugger: 11 Wild Wetland Animals
A wetland is an area of land saturated with freshwater, saltwater, or a brackish mixture of the two. Marshes, estuaries, mangroves, bogs, and swamps are just a few examples of wetland ecosystems, which can often be found at transitional areas between bodies of water and land.
EarthSky News: Mercury, Venus pair up dusk April 24-26
Up for a big observing challenge? Try to spot the planets Mercury and Venus coupling up on the sky’s dome at dusk on April 24, 25 and 26, 2021. We give you fair warning. The quest won’t be easy, even with binoculars. You’ll need an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset and crystal-clear skies to view these close-knit worlds in the glow of evening twilight.
Patheos-Pagan: Ancestor Work
I’ve seen a lot of talk about ancestors and ancestor work recently, especially on my Twitter feed. I’ve seen some people saying “you must always honor your ancestors” and others saying “I never do ancestor work.”
Pagan Playlist: The Misty Mountains Cold – The Hobbit
Inner Journey: TWO VIEWS
“… no matter what our difficulties may be, we recognize that there is a deep untroubled stream flowing below all surface troubles and that we are of one substance with that stream. The soul knows no difficulties.”
— James Thornton
Masters teach that we can experience two completely different states of reality at the same time — from the personality and from the soul.
Author Pema Chödron talks about being hungry, cold and tired but at that same time deeply content. Ram Dass speaks of how the emotional heart can be breaking while we recognize that all is unfolding perfectly.
Allowing our soul to be present with the discomforts of the personality shifts our experience of the discomforts.
“True self simply refers to the aspect of our being that is completely aware of its expanded nature no matter what we may be experiencing in our lives.”
— Martia Nelson
A Note from the Universe
Being in the right place at the right time isn’t something you can force.
It just happens when you keep busy. Effortlessly.
Today’s Recipe: 15 Light and Fresh Spring Soups
Spring is still soup weather, but calls for bright, fresh-picked vegetables and herbs to play a major roles as well.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
April 23, 2021
“I am much fonder of receiving letters, than writing them: but I believe this is no very uncommon case.”
-Mary Lamb, 1802
Remember when we were little, and the whole experience of going out to the mailbox was magical? And those days when we received mail of our very own were so special, like a surprise! Receiving letters is still special, and it’s good to remind ourselves of that. We can actually make someone’s day by writing them a letter. Just that small act of kindness, of attention, can bring a smile that lights up the world.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Emperor
Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to yourself.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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