Cat’s Morning Bits for April 6, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 6, 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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“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: Feel Your Way Forward (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is a beautiful time of rebirth where the new is being activated. There is a lighter and fresher feel to the incoming energies, which brings some clarity to our lives and our current experiences.

Read more….

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10 Easy things to do as a witch | Simple witchcraft for everyday practice

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF REPEATING NUMBERS – ATTRACTING YOUR ATTENTION TO YOUR RIGHT PATH


The universe provides us with guidance in many ways, but perhaps the most common of these is number synchronicity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Make Your Own Besom

The besom is the traditional witch’s broom. It’s associated with all kinds of legend and folklore, including the popular notion that witches fly around in the night on a broomstick. In addition to being good for playing Quidditch, the besom is a great addition to your collection of magical tools.

Read more….

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The Mightiest Gods Of Chinese Mythology | The Gods Of China

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MBG: Starting A New Project Is The Move This Week, According To Your Horoscope

Here, the AstroTwins break down the challenges that could come at the beginning of this week—and the opportunities that’ll follow them at the weekend’s new moon.

Neptune, aka the master of illusions, could make this week a little bit dodgy, especially on Friday, April 9, when the hazy planet crashes into a tricky square with feisty Mars in Gemini.

Read more….

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Egyptian God RA : The Creator God (The Powerful Sun God) | Ancient Mythology History

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Elephant Journal: A Meditation Technique to Help us Connect to the Deepest Parts of our Being.

Somehow, it can be difficult to find silence and stillness.
This is a complaint I hear from most of my meditation students.

They want their meditation practice to have that vibe of quiet, and everything inside them is always so loud. We all know this feeling.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Gorgeously Colored Eggs, Straight From Birds

While the egg as a symbol of new life has been around for as long as humans have been able to think metaphorically, dyeing them seems to be a (relatively) more recent tradition.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn before sunup on April 5-8

On April 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2021, let the waning crescent moon help guide your eye to the largest and second-largest planets of the solar system: Jupiter and Saturn, respectively. Because day by day the moon always travels eastward (in the direction of sunrise) relative to the backdrop stars (and planets) of the zodiac, watch for the moon to sweep past Saturn and then Jupiter in the days ahead.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Autonomy Over Integrity

Sometimes I sit down to write in this blog and I wonder what it is about. I’d intended it to be faithfully and completely death oriented, but quickly realized that sometimes I’m going to have to use this platform to shine a light on issues that are important to me. Usually though, it’s still about grieving; even if it’s just me grieving something I had put a measure of faith into.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Faun – Karuna (unplugged 2007)

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Inner Journey: STRETCH YOURSELF

“People are defeated by easy, victorious and cheap successes more than by adversity.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

Today’s social standard is one of mediocrity. The status quo rarely challenges our individual creative power.

Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs. By doing so, you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world. Use your imagination! Sing your own song!

“Success means fulfilling your own dreams, singing your own song, dancing your own dance, creating from your heart and enjoying the journey, trusting that whatever happens, it will be OK. Creating your own adventure!”
— Elana Lindquist

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know the real reason the rich keep getting richer?

No, besides interest income.

No, besides “abundance” actually seeking them out.

No, besides me pulling strings for them.

Right. The thoughts they think. Thoughts anyone can think. Thoughts that make all those other things happen.

Yank,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Pavlova

My favorite way to enjoy lemon meringue is with pavlova. The meringue base cools and dries out slowly, creating a crispy, crunchy crust on the outside which contrasts beautifully with a soft, sticky center. Topped with an intense lemon curd filling, fresh blueberries, and a homemade blueberry sauce, this dessert takes a little bit of time to make but is also simple and easy to pull off

Read more….

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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

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
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

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
April 6, 2021

Fate
“Through kindness, you can change your fate.

-Nguyen T. Nguyen (1992)


It’s amazing how far a good attitude will get us. It’s the lemons into lemonade theory. Just add a little sugar and look what happens! There is always a better way. Use your power, your intellect, your creativity. Be kind. Be loving. And you’ll soon taste the sweetness of life.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix 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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 26, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 26, 2019

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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The sun drew off at last his piercing fires.
Over the stale warm air, dull as a pond
And moveless in the grey quieted street,
Blue magic of a summer evening glowed.
-Lascelles Abercrombie (1881-1938)

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Spirit Library: The Boldness of Authenticity; A Life Beyond Choices (a message from The Council of Radiant Light channeled by Ailia Mira)

It takes courage, and boldness in life to do what feels right to you.

So much of life is telling you what you should do. This has been part of your experience, for as long as you can remember.

https://spiritlibrary.com/ailia-mira/the-boldness-of-authenticity-a-life-beyond-choices

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ThoughtCo: Solar Magic, Myth and Folklore

In many Pagan traditions today, there’s a lot of emphasis on the magic and power of the moon. However, it’s important to remember that the moon isn’t the only heavenly body out there. The sun itself – something we often take for granted, since it’s out there all the time – has been a source of myth, magic and legend for thousands of years.

https://www.learnreligions.com/solar-magic-myth-and-folklore-2562504

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MBG: Your Astrological Guide To Finishing The Season On A High Note

This whole week is one giant invitation to give back to your community.
How do you “do” relationships? This week, cosmic copilots Venus and Mars travel in close contact through Virgo, the sign of practical magic.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-august-26-september-1-2019-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Joe Peace: A Peace Chain Reaction

“I was working at a friend’s studio. I walked in and picked up these scraps of clay off the floor and made these pieces about softball size, maybe seven of them. For me they were small because I’d been making larger sculptural pieces. So I made these pieces and said to my friend, “It’s a peace chain. I’m going to make it the rest of my life.” The year was 1991, and true to his word Joe Murphy — now known as Joe Peace — has been making and gifting the world peace pendants ever since. He’s made over half a million of them, each inscribed with the word ‘peace’ in one of 122 languages. More on this artist’s unique journey here. { read more } http://www.conversations.org/story.php?sid=257

Be The Change

What is something you’d like to offer the world for the rest of your life? For more information about Joe’s work, visit his website here: http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=8179a

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Today’s Deity:  Ra, Sun God of Ancient Egypt 

To the ancient Egyptians, Ra was the ruler of the heavens – and he still is for many Pagans today! He was the god of the sun, the bringer of light, and patron to the pharaohs. According to legend, the sun travels the skies as Ra drives his chariot through the heavens.

https://www.learnreligions.com/ra-sun-god-of-ancient-egypt-2561791

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Pioneer Thinking: 10 Fantastic Fall Flowers for Fall Gardening

When autumn falls, everything feels cold, bleak, and dead. However, you can still change the dull atmosphere in your home by creating a fall garden which will add pulchritude to the autumn blur. There are plants which you can actually put in your fall garden.

https://pioneerthinking.com/10-fantastic-fall-flowers-for-fall-gardening

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MNN: 8 captivating facts about spider silk
Humans have long admired the magic of spider silk, but thanks to science, we’re finally unraveling some of its most valuable secrets

Spiderwebs rarely make a good first impression. Even if you aren’t one of the insects they’re designed to capture, a sudden coating of silk on your face can be annoying, and possibly alarming if you don’t know where the spider ended up.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/captivating-facts-about-spider-silk

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Herbal Muse: Meadowsweet: Nature’s Aspirin

The sweet, almond-scented blooms of meadowsweet are rich in salicin, a compound with potent natural pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. In the 1800s, chemists began tinkering with extracts of meadowsweet, and the result was the creation of the synthetic drug aspirin.

Together with water-mint and vervain, meadowsweet was one of the three herbs held most sacred by the Druids, and it is among the fifty ingredients in a drink called ‘Save’ mentioned in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale. The flowers were often steeped in wine and beer, and are still incorporated in many herb beers today. Learn more…  https://www.herbalmusings.com/meadowsweet-profile

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EarthSky News: Moon and Gemini stars at dawn August 26 and 27

On the mornings of August 26 and 27, 2019, you’ll find the waning crescent moon in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins. Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, represent twin brothers in Greek mythology, despite the fact that these two stars don’t look alike. If you look closely, you’ll see that Pollux is slightly brighter than Castor. Pollux is also more golden in color.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-gemini-stars-before-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Don’t Call Me Sister: The Double Trouble Of Assumed Familiarity And Believing Only Women Can Be Witches

We are in the midst of an unprecedented transformation in witchcraft, where we have the freedom to claim the title for ourselves and openly discuss our practices. While all of us involved in this personal and societal revolution may have a common bond in calling ourselves witches openly, there are lingering dangers in making assumptions about those with us on this wild broom ride.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2019/08/assumed-familiarity-and-believing-only-women-can-be-witches/

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Inner Journey:

WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR MIND?

“I then remembered why I avoid the ‘news,’ if that’s what you want to call it. Our ‘news’ is a misnomer, and it’s more like ‘the ongoing train wreck you can tune in to at any time when you want to divert yourself from your purpose and your happiness… lose your faith in humanity… and go from feeling like things are pretty good to feeling like the world is going to sh*t and why bother going on, I mean really?'”
— Ali Brown

Our beliefs create our reality. If we wish to live happy, healthy lives, it’s vital that we feed our minds healthy, nourishing material. The negative, sensational focus of today’s ‘news’ media hardly serves to enlighten us about the true state of the planet. Let’s open to our limitless potential by keeping our focus firmly on what uplifts us.

“The world is not dying. It’s not falling apart. It’s changing. I personally believe that pessimism is an indulgence, despair an insult to the imagination. There are wonderfully positive things out there.”
— Wade Davis

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Remember, you will always have friends, guides, and love but no one is coming to “save you.”

That’s the adventure package you signed up for.

The one that comes with all the superpowers, guaranteed rebounding abilities, and the all-powerful scrunched-nose-when-you-smile.

Your 5 Star Time-Space Adventure Tour Agency Manager,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Eggplant Omelet

Eggplant is a wonderful vegetable to add to any dish, including eggs and cheese to create this delicious omelet.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Grilled-Eggplant-Omelet-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions, and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
August 26, 2019

Leisure

“Nothing excellent can be done without leisure.”

-Andre Gide (1869-1951)

One of my favorite quotes is from Emerson who said: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” There seems to be a magic formula for success and excellence. We need down-time and a good attitude! This leisure time lets us clear our minds and think more efficiently. It helps us keep things in perspective. Haven’t we all had the experience where we’re working so hard, struggling to solve a problem and the answer is just not coming to us? And then, we take some time off and do something else and the answer just pops into our head! There is a purpose to this, and it is divine!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/