Cat’s Morning Bits for April 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 7, 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: A New Direction is Forming (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Balance is central to where we are right now and maintaining balance is key to harnessing the incoming waves of energy. To truly sense and feel our way forward our balance must be sound and the four key aspects of…

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The Nymphs: The Beautiful and Young Minor Deities of Greek Mythology – Mythological Dictionary

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Spiritual Unite: 99 NUMBER MEANING – HEALING OF HUMANITY


99 number meaning is numerology that often comes into play in our lives through the process of synchronicity.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Magical Oils 101

Our ancestors used oils in ceremony and ritual hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Because many essential oils are still available, we can continue making our own blends today.

Read more….

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MBG: How To Tell If You’re Accidentally “Spiritually Gaslighting” Yourself (Or Others)

You might be familiar with the terms “gaslighting” and “toxic positivity,” but if you’ve ever found yourself invalidating your own emotions in the name of spirituality, you may just be dealing with a lesser-discussed phenomenon: spiritual gaslighting.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Slowing Down

To slow down is to be taken into the soul of things.

  • Terry Tempest Williams –

Slowing Down

This meditative film brings us on a journey of slowing down so that we can understand the rhythms and the circles of life, in order to more fully connect with the big circle, “the slow breathing of the earth.” It reminds us to slow the pace of our lives, even for a few minutes at a time, so that we are able to feed the person inside. The wise narrators charge us to be aware of the phases of the moon and of what season it is, so that we can be present and in the moment as we create our lives. { read more }

Be The Change

The film says, “you have the right to invest in yourself.” What can you do today to invest in yourself in a way that helps you to slow into the rhythm of life?

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Today’s DIY: Craft With Me! : Beltane Special – Maypole Making

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Elephant Journal: How Oracle Cards Help me Heal in Times of Darkness.

Last year, I spontaneously bought myself a Christmas gift—an oracle card deck.
I’d never heard of these, but was intrigued when a call-to-action marketing email successfully triggered my FOMO­—oh no, time is running out for holiday shipping!? Click.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Interesting Facts About Wolves

Wolves and humans have a complicated relationship. We often vilify the “Big Bad Wolf” in fiction and real life, but we’re also consistently fascinated by these smart, social mammals, and we haven’t always clashed.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Use the Big Dipper to find the Little Dipper

So you say you can find the Big Dipper, but not the Little Dipper? This post is for you. Here’s the view northward on April evenings. At present the Big Dipper is high in the north during the evening hours. Notice the two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper. These two stars – called Duhbe and Merak – always point to Polaris, the North Star. Find Polaris, and you can find the Little Dipper.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Cats Can Teach Us Many Fantastic Spiritual and Personal Lessons

I am not saying cats are perfect (although cats are perfect). However, they have ways of dealing with the things they encounter in life that are different from how most humans are inclined to handle things.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Song For The Sacred Elements – Chenoa Egawa & Alex Turtle

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Inner Journey: RECOGNIZING ABUNDANCE

Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
— Eckhart Tolle

Where do you now experience abundance in your life?

If you are hard-pressed to find abundance in your finances or possessions, look to spiritual qualities. Do you experience abundance in a special relationship? In a quiet moment in a park? In a good laugh with a friend? The more you acknowledge abundancein your spirit, the richer your life will become.

“Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”
— John Petit-Senn

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Of course you sometimes feel alone, confused, and frightened!

You come from an ancient spiritual family of the finest imaginable lineage, loved and respected by all.

They threw the happiest parties, knew the happiest souls, and lived in mansions of solid gold. They were so adored and respected throughout the cosmos that whatever they wanted, they received twelve times over.

You, however… Well, it’s like when it came time for your education and the furthering of your divine awareness, you just had to go far, far away. To the most remote little school ever heard of, deep within the jungles of time and space, called Earth.

Created quite the stir, you did. Until, of course, you began sending home postcards from the sleep state. Now, as you might have guessed, they toast your name every single night in total awe of your courage.

Me too.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Simple Parisian-Style Potato Salad

A simple and fresher version of potato salad that’s perfect for summer cookouts, picnics, or anytime you want a delicious side dish.

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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

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
April 7, 2021

Fate
“Every human being is the artificer of his own fate – Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


We are more powerful, and more creative, than we realize. And our power doesn’t come from outside of us – it’s not from our position at work, or our wealth, or our supply of weapons. Those are just symbols, and they come and go. Our real power comes from within, from our faith, our determination, the inner strength that we have developed from our experiences. When we summon up this power we can achieve anything

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way

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 November 10, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 10, 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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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Reconstruction (a message from Kate Spreckley)

At this time every event that has occurred is a creation that allows us to take a positive step forward on our path. Each experience offers us lessons in truth, integrity and the virtues of compassion and forgiveness.

Read more……

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She Is Of The Woods: Let’s dig up some Chicory root!

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Spiritual Unite: MOTH SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

Moth spirit animal signifies that you are hiding your problems from yourself and others around you.

It also represents optimism in the face of adversity, as well as searching for the light in your life.

Read more……..

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ThoughtCo: Magical Oils 101

Our ancestors used oils in ceremony and ritual hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Because many essential oils are still available, we can continue making our own blends today. In the past, oils were created by placing oil or fat over a heat source, and then adding fragrant herbs and flowers to the oil.

Read more….

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MBG: What It Means When You Have An Orange Aura + How To Work With It

In spiritual circles, auras are unseen energy fields that surround all living things and tend to take on a particular color or colors. Your own aura can change day to day, and even minute to minute, depending on your mood and emotions.

Read more……

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Poseidon and Amphitrite: The God and the Queen of the Seas – Greek Mythology – See U in History

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Today’s DIY: Candle Making Jars & Containers

The great thing about candle making containers is that you can get really creative with them! You could buy them or you can use materials found at your home.

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Daily Good: The Gentle Art of Blessing

To bless all without distinction is the ultimate form of giving, because those you bless will never know from whence came the sudden ray that burst through the clouds of their skies, and you will rarely be a witness to the sunlight in their lives.

Pierre Pradervand –

The Gentle Art of Blessing

“On awakening, bless this day, for it is already full of unseen good which your blessings will call forth, for to bless is to acknowledge the unlimited good that is embedded in the very texture of the universe and awaiting each and all.” Pierre Pradervand is the author of ‘The Gentle Art of Blessing: A Simple Practice That Will Transform You and Your World.’ He posits that making the conscious choice to bless every person or being in your life can truly make a world of difference. More here. { read more }

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Treehugger: Welcome to the Odditree Society
It is dedicated to the admiration of trees shaped unusually by their surroundings.

If you’ve ever paused to admire an unusual-looking tree, then you already understand the appeal and allure of an “odditree.” This is a tree whose appearance “deviates from what is to be expected, often in response to external conditions.”

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Scientists Don’t Know Why Polaris Is So Weird

Humans have long relied on the starry sky to push into new frontiers, sail to the very edge of the world and find their way back home again. Even animals look to the stars to guide them on their epic migrations.

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Patheos-Pagan: Snow Magic

Water exists in 3 states; liquid, solid and gas; this is one of the things that makes it such a unique and powerful element! It has the power to exist in 3 different states, and to transform in three different ways. It really is amazing if you think about it. Combine that with that knowledge that Dr. Emoto’s work uncovered and it really can leave you in awe of such a strange and powerful element.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – The Sheenearlahi Set

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Inner Journey: QUESTION YOUR INTENTION

“Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else ….”
— Archibald Alexander

Why are you doing what you are doing?

Throughout the day, continually ask yourself about your underlying motivation. Are you doing what you are doing for selfish, manipulative or fearful reasons, or in honest service? Maybe you will see that much of your activity lacks purpose. This is a great way to become more conscious.

Your intention and motives are fundamental to the results you receive. Set high intentions and your life will blossom.

“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you focus upon anything at all it’s like a call goes out to every corner of the Universe, summoning ideas, strength, courage, insight, resources, and whatever else is needed to manifest whatever it is you’ve been thinking about.

If it’s an answer you need, it will be forthcoming.

If it’s a choice you have to make, your options are calculated and recalculated under each scenario.

If circumstances need to be arranged, then every soul on the planet is consulted.

And if it’s help you need… we’re already there.

When you focus upon anything at all.

Not bad, huh?

It’s who you are,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancakes

These buttermilk pumpkin pancakes are especially great for cold fall/winter mornings! Serve with syrup.

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 Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

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/