Cat’s Morning Bits for April 16, 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: Physical Integration (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Energies and events are pressing all of humanity towards a new awareness, one that reclaims the power of our soul and our true authentic nature.
Spiritual Unite: SOUL CONTRACTS – HOW TO RELEASE THEM
Soul contracts are proof human beings have living associations with others.
They remind us that we’re spiritual beings and have come down on this planet to enlighten our souls with new love and bonds.
ThoughtCo: Ritual to Kick a Bad Habit
Often, when people have problems in their lives, they turn to magic for assistance. A common request is that of how to use magic to get rid of a bad habit.
Spirituality & Health: The Sweet Smell of De-Stress: How to Use Lavender for Anxiety
In scents, oils, and creams it’s a resounding “yes!” for lavender as a safe and effective anxiety reliever. Interest in its benefits as an oral supplement is also growing fast.
Pioneer Thinking: Lemongrass Pain Relief Tea!
Lemongrass (Cymbopogan) also known as silky heads, or barbed wire grass is a medicinal grass native to India. It has an impressive list of health benefits, one of them is its ability to ease pain naturally due to its analgesic properties.
How To Celebrate Beltane – Beltane Ritual Ideas – Witchcraft Wicca – Magical Crafting
Treehugger: 14 Amazing Facts About Alligators
Alligators are reptiles and members of the crocodilian family, which includes crocodiles, caimans, American alligators, and Chinese alligators.
EarthSky News: 2021 Lyrid meteor shower: All you need to know
In 2021, the likely peak morning for the Lyrids is Thursday morning, April 22. But the mornings around that date might be good, too. The moon is waxing – staying out longer after dark each night – so you’ll want to watch the time of moonset carefully.
Patheos-Pagan: The Incense Bowl
When I first started burning incense as a teenager, I used sticks, cones and matches. I liked them alright, but what I really wanted was a pure experience with a plant.
Pagan Playlist: GHOST OF THE MOUNTAIN • Dark Country Blues Slide Guitar
Inner Journey: THE EYES OF THE SOUL
Today, we want to share a passage from Martia Nelson’s book, ‘Coming Home’:
“My greatest teacher was the experience of living in split realities: personality and true self. Personality is our daily companion, our conscious self that sees the world through the eyes of limitation and dutifully keeps us informed about what we can and cannot do. True self, on the other hand, patiently stands by, offering the unwavering knowledge that a state of vibrant well- being and unlimited possibility is our true nature, a birthright that can be lived if we choose to do so. … 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 at the time.”
Whenever we feel constrained, fearful, unworthy, inadequate or anything we deem to be negative, we have identified with our personality. We can always choose to view the same situation from the perspective of our soul.
“As a Witness, you begin to discover that you are not that which you have been observing; you are not those things that you have been noticing about your body. Instead, you are the noticer.”
— Wayne Dyer
A Note from the Universe
It’s no accident that when you look closely into the eyes of another, the very first thing you see is yourself.
That when you hold their hand, you can feel your own warmth.
And that when you give of yourself, you give to yourself.
Because, quite simply, both you and they are me.
Let’s get it started, uh-huh –
Today’s Recipe: Authentic Tacos al Pastor
Tacos al pastor is a quintessential Mexican dish, with tender pork and pineapple marinated in a savory and aromatic chile sauce. Serve with warm corn tortillas, tomatillos salsa, and lemon or lime wedges
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 16, 2021
“He is most powerful who has power over himself.”
-Seneca the Younger (5?B.C. – C.E. 65)
Do we have power over our minds? Can we avoid distractions long enough to sit down and meditate? Do we have power over our desires? Can we steer away from addiction and behavior that hurts ourselves? We have the power, we need to recognize it, and use it wisely.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Strength
Although it may be a peaceful day, that calm may all be on the surface. If dissatisfaction or anger is brewing at depth, there could be thoughts or fantasies of revenge or anger to fuel the bad feelings. Face everyone and everything with great care and respect. You have more than enough strength to deal with whatever comes up. Obviously, don’t bait or antagonize anyone. Kindness wins out
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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