Cat’s Morning Bits for April 10, 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.
In the springtime: April violets glow
In wayside nooks, close clustering into groups,
Like shy elves hiding from traveller’s eye.
-Thomas Buchanan Read (1822-72)
Spirit Library: The Springtime of Your Soul
It is the springtime of your soul and you do not wish to “have to” do anything other than watch flowers and trees bloom.
So it is you find yourself irritated with those who attempt to have you conform to their idea of what is right for you
ThoughtCo: Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War
As a goddess of war, Athena often shows up in Greek legend to assist various heroes — Heracles, Odysseus and Jason all got a helping hand from Athena. In classical myth, Athena never took any lovers, and was often revered as Athena the Virgin, or Athena Parthenos. This is where the Parthenon temple got its name.
MNN: Storm in a Jar Activity
What if you could sit atop a cloud and watch the rain fall? In this activity, you can see what is actually happening in the sky before a rain storm. Clouds are formed when moisture is collected in the air. When you see a cloud, you’re looking at water vapor that has attached itself to condensation nuclei, dust and small particles in the sky
Daily Good: Mary Webb and the Joy of Motion
Mary Webb, an English writer of the early 20th century was an acute observer of nature and her multi-dimensional splendor.Diagnosed with Graves’ disease at the age of 20, Webb soon discovered that nature played a powerful role in her periods of recovery. ‘The Spring of Joy’compiles a series of essays on nature, penned by Webb with the aim of bringing comfort to’the weary and wounded in the battle of life.’ They are a testament to one woman’s capacity to bear witness to the vast record of nature and to draw nourishment from it that continues to benefit readers far beyond her lifetime. The following is an excerpt from The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing.
Tetraktys: The Basics of Rune Magick – The 13 Witch’s Runes for Beginners Part 3
Hello witches! This is the last part of our post series about the Witch’s Runes. Did you know that the runes could be used for other purposes than divination? First, I will teach you how to meditate with the Witch’s Runes. Then, you will learn the basics of runic magic
Elephant Journal: The First Step in Letting Go.
My deepest intuition has always been to hold on.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve held on too tightly to every attachment, and I’ve done everything in my power not to let go. To never say goodbye. To be steadfast in my devotion to anything and everything. White-knuckled, fists clenched, clawing for a stronghold that will allow me to resist change
Herbal Muse: Rosemary-Mint Soap Balls
The scent of this simple, natural “ugly” soap is invigorating and fresh. It’s especially nice to use during the warm weather months. This recipe makes several hand-rolled soap balls, depending on how big (or small) you want them to be. You can also make 2 round or square cakes of soap instead, if you wish.
EarthSky News: Moon in Winter Circle April 10 and 11
For the next few evenings – April 10 and 11, 2019 – look for the moon and Winter Circle (or Winter Hexagon) stars. It’s difficult to convey the humongous size of the Winter Circle that fills our western sky at dusk and nightfall. It even dwarfs the constellation Orion the Mighty Hunter, which makes up the southwest portion of this a great big lasso of 1st-magnitude stars.
Patheos-Pagan: Magical Coffee: The Mundane into Spellwork
Coffee can be part of a daily routine, a special libation, a treat, or a requirement for many. This simple yet mundane beverage can be turned into so many wonderful parts of magic. If you have never used coffee as part of your magical spellwork, consider how many different ways it can be used.
WHAT ARE YOU PROCRASTINATING?
“The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.”
— Dawson Trotman
Procrastination seriously drains our energy and our morale. What remains undone nags at us. What are you avoiding?
Make a list of items and then review each one. Does it really need to be done? After you’ve reviewed your list, prioritize it and start one task today.
Please do not procrastinate taking one minute to write down your answer to this question. Capture it on paper and this will help build awareness, commitment and discipline.
“How soon not now, becomes never.”
— Martin Luther
“Talk does not cook rice.”
— Chinese proverb
“Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!”
— Donald Gardner
Today’s Recipe: Banana Oat Chia Muffins
I wanted to make a healthier banana bread recipe. So I reduced the fat and sugar then added oats and chia. It came out pretty darn delicious.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
Beliefnet: When Affirmations Don’t Work!
Great affirmations are available everywhere on social media, but are they actual working for you or against you? How do you use affirmations and are you seeing those results manifest for you? Everywhere…
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