Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 2022

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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April Quotes

“Well-apparel’d April on the heel
Of limping Winter treads.”
–  William Shakespeare

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April 2022 Events

April 1 April Fools Day/ New Moon at 11: 24 pm PST/ 12:24 am MST/ 2:24 am EST

April 15 Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

April 16 Full Wind Moon at 11:55 am PST/ 12:55 pm MST/ 2:55 pm EST

April 17 Easter

April 19 Sun enters Taurus

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 Solar Eclipse 4:28 pm EST

May 1 Beltane / May Day

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New Age Hipster: NEW MOON IN TAURUS TAROT SPREAD

Ah, good old Taurus, always bringing us back down to earth, whether we like it or not!

Taurus is such a grounded, earthy sign and when the new moon hits in that space it brings an opportunity to manifest in a very grounded and practical way

Read more….

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Set Up A Beltane Altar With Me/ Scarlet Ravenswood

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Flower Essences to Build Courage
BY ALENA HENNESSY

Find out what flower essences are exactly. Then discover how penstemon, rock rose, and red clover can give you strength to face your fears and challenges

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Sacred Plants of the Beltane Sabbat

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019


In most modern Pagan traditions, plants and their folklore are an integral part of belief and practice. In particular, many of the Sabbats are associated with the magical properties of different plants. Beltane falls on May 1 in the northern hemisphere, and around October 31/November 1 if you live below the equator. Let’s take a look at Beltane, and some of the plants that often correspond with the season.

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MBG: Why You Need A Spiritual Bath In Your Life (+ Exactly How To Draw One)

If there’s anything better than a nice, hot bath, it’s a bath that’s been upgraded with intention and a ritualistic touch. Here’s what spiritual baths are all about, plus how to draw one for yourself, according to experts.

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Pagan Playlist: Damh The Bard – Under a Beltane sun

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Thought For The Day

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Treehugger: How to Make Rose Water Spray for Skin and Hair: Recipe and Easy Instructions

Rose water has become a ubiquitous beauty favorite over the past few years, but this staple has been used in skin and hair care regimens for centuries around the globe.

As its name suggests, rose water comes from just two ingredients—roses and water.

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EarthSky News: Antlia the Air Pump on April evenings

Antlia the Air Pump is a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere that people in the Northern Hemisphere can see if they live at more southerly latitudes. April is a good month to view Antlia, regardless of the hemisphere you’re in. In mid-evening in the Southern Hemisphere, Antlia will pass through the zenith, or the point that’s straight overhead.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witchcraft of Being a Notary
APRIL 25, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


In the Catholic corners of the world, April 25 is the feast of St. Mark the Evangelist. Sometimes depicted with a winged lion (more on this in a bit), Mark is the patron of interpreters, lawyers, opticians, painters, pharmacists, secretaries, the city of Venice… and, most importantly, notaries

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Pagan Playlist: White Buffalo Calf Woman Native American Flute and Rain Meditation Music for Peaceful Sleep

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Inner Journey:

How aware are you?

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron

How aware are you of:
– your senses?
– your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
– your fears?
– your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
– your self talk?
– your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
– your passions?
– your purpose?

Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know how everyone is always talking about life being a journey, not a destination? And that it’s the journey that really counts? That from it, you’ll find your purpose, meaning, and true happiness?

Well, this is it.

Soak it in,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Pie II


This is my favorite pie. It is very easy to make. I got the recipe many years ago in North Jersey. It is from the Sussex County Strawberry Farms.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel, and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow, and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate, and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
April 27, 2022

Peace
“Speak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer. In truth, this is prayer.”

-Francis de S. Fenelon (1651-1715), Fr. archbishop
It is wonderful to think of peace as a prayer. Peace is one of those amazing things that grows when it is out in the light. Share peace, distribute it freely, be generous with your portions and there will be lots more to go around!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You command a lot of attention today and you may be surprised by some of the people who want to be with you. If not normally popular, today could be a bit over the top. You could be surprised by some of the requests and favors that come your way. People perceive you as powerful, so you may as well play the part, within reason

astrology.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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 2, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 2, 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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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library: Apparent Darkness (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With the Eclipse season and Mercury Retrograde now behind us, July is set to be an energetically charged month where we can gain some traction and the opportunity to move forward. However, as we enter this new month, we are still in rest mode and integrating the energies and the changes of the past month. What we must remember is that positive growth and transformation often involve a descent into ‘darkness’ before a new cycle begins.

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How To Prep Spell Candles || Witchcraft 101

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Spiritual Unite: UNDERSTANDING THE SOUL FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF BHAGAVAD GITA


So, what exactly is the soul? This is a question that has defeated mankind from time immemorial. Theologians, as well as philosophers and mankind in general, have been unable to understand what the soul is fully

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ThoughtCo: Eclectic Wicca

The Merriam Dictionary defines the word ‘eclectic’ as meaning “selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles .” Eclectic Wiccans (and eclectic Pagans, who are a very similar group) do just that, sometimes on their own and sometimes in informal or formal groups

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Spirituality & Health; 5 Ways to Balance With Flower Essence Therapy

BY JASMINE BILALI

Petals under the tongue or essence dropped on the skin can alleviate stress and help you make decisions, adapt to change

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MBG: This July Will Start All Sorts Of Fireworks, According To Astrologers

This July, step back and reflect before you make any big moves. Not only is it sensitive Cancer season until July 22, but four of the five slow-moving outer planets are powered down in their annual retrogrades until fall. But that doesn’t have to spell boring! With spicy Mars in Leo, there’s plenty of (safe) summer fun to be had. Here’s what your July astrology forecast has to say

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Wise Woman Herbal: Ode to Cabbage
by Susun Weed

Rainbow warrior womb-one cabbage, I sing your praises.
I sing in color, fiercely, with savor and scent, as you do, oh cabbage, oh queen of the garden.

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Mnemosyne: The Goddess of Memory (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Treehugger: Beginner’s Guide to Growing Lemon Balm: Plant Care Tips and Uses

Earning the title of Herb of the Year in 2007 by the International Herb Association, lemon balm is a hidden gem of the herb gardening world. All mints have the reputation of being easy to grow, and this variety is no different. Just add a single plant to your garden, and it’ll come back (and possibly multiply) year after year.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: July 2021 Guide To Visible Planets

Find these visible planets in July 2021: Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, Mercury

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Patheos-Pagan: Find the Magic of Pagan Summer
LISA WAGONER

Summer is upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere, and I have been noticing a delightful trend among my Pagan and Witchy friends; they are making plans and are determined to enjoy themselves.

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Medieval Music – Rise of a Kingdom

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Inner Journey:

Willingness to change

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn

How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.

If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.

“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that when you were born, so wee and small, we thought we might never, ever get over all the crying?!

Ours, not yours.

So in love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Buttermilk-Poppy Seed Skillet Cake with Strawberries

This cake was born out of the need to use up some extra buttermilk and strawberries before they went bad. You can make this in a 9-inch cake pan instead of a skillet, if desired.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
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.

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Daily Wisdom
July 2, 2021

Food
“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”

-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)


The more popular version of this saying is: “You are what you eat.” That’s easy to understand in terms of food. We know what’s good for our bodies. But think of what we eat in terms of what we consume in the media, and the marketplace, too. Are we buying and using products that are good for ourselves and the environment? Are we reading, watching shows, and expressing ourselves in ways that are beneficial to humanity? Food for thought!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures

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 April 13, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 13, 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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April Events & Holidays

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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The bluebird knows it is April, and soars toward the Sun and sings.
-Eben Eugene Rexford (1848-1916)

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Spirit Library: Dawning of a New Age (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are at the dawning of a new age. An age that is exposing the energetic soul blueprints we need to manifest our new reality. Our soul blueprints are an energetic framework which contains our pure potential. As such it powerfully influences every word we speak, every thought we have and every idea we hold

Read more…

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The Wild Hunt: Standing stones and lightning strikes
By Liz Williams on Apr 09, 2020

New research on the Callanish Stones provides evidence of an ancient lightning strike and the ancient Neolithic climate.

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ThoughtCo: Gods and Goddesses of Healing

In many magical traditions, healing rituals are performed in tandem with a petition to the god or goddess of the pantheon who is representative of healing and wellness. If you or a loved one is ill or off-kilter, whether emotionally or physically or spiritually.

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MBG: Astro Alert: Balancing Stillness & Strength Is The Name Of The Game This Week

Should you ramp up your ambitious streak this week or surrender to the forced relaxation of the age of quarantine? Here’s the AstroTwins’ take.

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Daily Dream Meaning: Glove

A symbol of security.
1. If the gloves are brand-new, this symbolizes financial security.
2. If the gloves are long evening-type gloves, or gauntlets, this means security in love matters.
3. Losing gloves indicates temporary setbacks, and dirty or worn-out gloves imply difficulties, but all still imply security in the long run.

astrology.com

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Daily Good: Into the Chrysalis

“Chrysalises both inspire and baffle me. The thought that a caterpillar can crawl into a sac made of its own body and dissolve its form and come out as a butterfly is a cliched image of transformation, but holy crap. Stop for a moment and really think about that. Does the caterpillar know this is going to happen? If it does that shows some tremendous trust. If it doesn’t, then that shows some incredible courage. It just hangs out there, isolating itself from the rest of the world and changing in ways it can never understand.” Chris Corrigan shares more in this short passage. { read more }

Be The Change

Take a moment to consider whether you are resisting or inviting your own transformation in the chrysalis of this time. What response does the butterfly’s process evoke in you?

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Today’s DIY: Simple Cottage Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: Could your Dharma be the Medicine we all Need?

Many of us have become aware that our current reality in the time of this outbreak, isolation, and our climate crisis is the universe and earth shaking us up in order for us to move into divine alignment.

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MNN: How to become a backyard naturalist right now
Take part in the City Nature Challenge.

During the coronavirus pandemic, many people who aren’t essential workers find themselves spending a lot more time at home. And as they settle into new daily routines, they’re heading outside to find comfort in nature.

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EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Coma star cluster

Long ago, the Coma star cluster represented the Lion’s tufted tail. It is a beautiful cluster, well worth taking the time to pick out in the night sky. You can see Leo from the suburbs, but you’ll need a dark sky to find the cluster. In mid-evening now, as seen from mid-northern latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, the constellation of the Lion will be high in the southern sky. You’ll see the Lion at nightfall, too, though more in the south-southeastern portion of sky.

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Patheos-Pagan:  Witch on Fire-side Chats: Moon Water with Flower Essence

In this Witch on Fire-side chat video, I demonstrated my process for awakening and charging the water bowl for use on the altar. Then I discussed preparation of a charged moon water which began with creating a flower essence.

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Pagan Playlist: Come Little Children (Sarah’s Theme) from “Hocus Pocus”

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Inner Journey:

FILL UP YOUR TANK

“How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life – and a commitment to action. Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: ‘What’sgood in my life?’ and ‘What needs to be done?'”
— Nathaniel Branden

I have found there’s a very different quality to my action when it springs from a sense of abundance as opposed to a feeling of being impoverished.

When I sense I’m not good enough or that I don’t have enough, I feel driven to be better and to have more. Whatever I do takes effort – there’s an element of struggle involved. And this makes sense because there’s no fuel – I’m working on an empty tank.

When I’m feeling abundant, I act out of my own inspiration. I’m rich and full and so the energy flows naturally. This action at times feels almost effortless.

It’s important to remember that we don’t need money to be abundant. All we need is appreciation of all that we have.

” …what I focus on in life is what I get. And if I concentrate on how bad I am or how wrong I am or how inadequate I am, if I concentrate on what I can’t do and how there’s not enough time in which to do it, isn’t that what I get every time? And when I think about how powerful I am, and when I think about what I have left to contribute, and when I think about the difference I can make on this planet, then that’s what I get. You see, I recognize that it’s not what happens to you; it’s what you do about it.”
— W. Mitchell

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Ever wonder why some of those who achieve incredible success, amass fortunes, and enjoy sizzling relationships seem so unlikely?

It’s because intelligence, looks, even creativity, come in a distant second place to believing. Achievers achieve because they believed they would, and so the heavens and earth were moved.

I believe in you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple-Walnut Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

“A totally indulgent monkey bread made surprisingly easy thanks to refrigerated cinnamon roll dough. Loaded up with layers of fresh apples and toasted walnuts, this pull-apart bread fills your home with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg while it bakes and looks stunning on your breakfast or brunch table.”

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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
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
Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal 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
April 13, 2020

Parents
“How true Daddy’s words were when he said: ‘All children must look after their own upbringing.’ Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”

-Anne Frank (1929-1945)
We could place blame, point fingers, wallow in pain from all the things that “should” have been “if only” blah blah blah… But there comes a time when we must stand on our own two feet and recognize that we create our own future. We create our own present. We have choices to make every day. Look within. Find that strength and move on

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

The World card signifies forward movement, and it reminds you that you can’t just sit back and wait for what you want to come to you. Today is the time to take action, because taking a step in any direction is better than sitting still. Work on making yourself content with who you are before you ask anyone else to take on that same monumental task.

astrology.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/