Cat’s Morning Bits for April 12, 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.
Blossom of the almond trees,
April’s gift to April’s bees,
Birthday ornament of spring,
Flora’s fairest daughterling.
-Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)
Spiritual Unite: Have I Found My Soulmate – Connect The Dots
Soulmates are very important to us. They help us to learn about ourselves, learn about the experiences of others and, crucially, help us to experience love.
Some people spend their whole lives searching for their soulmate
ThoughtCo: How to Celebrate Beltane
With roots in the British Isles, Beltane is a celebration that falls midway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. It honors spring at its peak and the coming summer. If the spring has been a fruitful one, usually the rains have produced rich and fertile earth with verdant green woodlands. And Beltane celebrates the new life that will emerge during this seasonal transition
MBG: This Personality Trait Has A Big Impact On Your Overall Life Satisfaction
In psychology, there exists a theory that we humans have an unconscious longing to return to the blissful symbiosis of mother and infant. Known as “oneness fantasies,” this controversial concept hearkens images of an unborn fetus comfortably wrapped in the warm, loving darkness of the mother’s womb, a small, knowable universe that the fetus is both sustained by and also one with.
Pioneer Thinking: 10 Tips to Easily Double The Size of Your Herb Garden
After spending just a few dollars for your initial purchase of some herbal seed packages or seedlings, is that it? “Gee,” you’re wondering, “is this going to take forever for me to have a real herb garden?” And the answer is, absolutely not. With these herbs and growing tips, you are going to take those first few plants and surprise the heck out of yourself (and your neighbors) by having tons of amazing herb garden plants in no time.
Elephant Journal: How Reiki Works—The Science Bit.
If you are like me, deeper understanding comes from learning everything both spiritually and physically, and how it fits into everyday life, as we can understand it in a tangible and logical way.
But to explain something that we cannot see or fully understand with our limited human minds is a massive task. I will try my best to collate my extensive research into a short version here as best as I can to help dispel any fears that may be associated with working with what is still not completely understood.
MNN: Why do bees have pockets?
When you see bees flitting about your garden, you might notice that some of them have orange or yellow clumps along their hind legs. Resembling tiny saddlebags, these bright spots of cargo are pollen baskets or corbiculae. These baskets are found in apid bees, including honey bees and bumblebees.
Pollen sticks to bees each time they visit flowers. As the Adirondack Almanack points out, “It sticks to their antennae, their legs, their faces, their bodies. They become one giant pollen magnet.
EarthSky News: Moon and Gemini stars on April 12
On April 12, 2019, you’ll find the moon at or near its half-lit first quarter phase and in the vicinity of Castor and Pollux, the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins. By the way, the moon crosses the ecliptic (Earth’s orbital plane) at its ascending node about one hour before the moon reaches its first quarter phase.
Patheos-Pagan: The Element of Fire as an Altar in Witchcraft
Welcome to the next piece in this series on the Elements as Altars. Here, we will focus on Fire as an altar in Witchcraft. In case you missed it, here’s the first one, which featured Air.
BELIEVE IN YOUR UNLIMITED POTENTIAL
“You cannot see anything that you do not first contemplate as a reality.”
How do you typically define yourself? Do you tell yourself and others that you are slow and methodical, that you have two left feet, that you are lazy, or unimaginative or that you can’t hang on to money?
In our unconscious self talk, most of us rarely say positive things about ourselves. List the positive and the negative ways you describe yourself. Then look over your list and contemplate how those definitions limit your ability to be cosmic in your outlook and performance.
“Belief has the word ‘lie’ in it… and that pretty much sums up what the world has us believing about ourselves.”
— Doug Firebaugh
“We are what we believe we are.”
— Benjamin N. Cardozo
Today’s Recipe: Lemonade Fruit Dressing Recipe
Frozen lemonade concentrate makes a delicious dressing for all sorts of fruit salad combinations
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
Beliefnet: Four Signs That You’re Overmanifesting
This occurs when you focus so much on wanting something that you don’t allow it to manifest for you. Manifesting is co-creating with the universe.
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