May’s Full “Flower Moon (5-29-18)



May’s Full “Flower Moon”

May 29, 2018 at  7:20 am PST / 8:20 am MST / 10:20 am EST


“Dancing midst the flowers beneath the full moon’s light,
the wee folk tend the gardens on this soft spring night.”

May is the time when flowers seem to be everywhere and is most likely why the Native Americans called this months full moon the “Flower Moon”.

This full moon keeps the spring theme of new beginnings and fertility rolling. Everywhere you look there is new growth. This is a great time to sow seeds in both your outdoor and inner gardens. Career, finance and prosperity are good areas to concentrate on for new beginnings. This month which started with the fire sabbat of Beltane is still keeping things burning. Lust, passion and renewed vigor put a bounce in our step as we move toward the new things this moon has to offer.

To celebrate this fiery month and full moon, wrap yourself in reds, oranges and yellow or wear warm stones like amber, garnet and ruby. Take special care to nourish your inner garden this month. If you set intentions or thought seeds for yourself last month, remember to take steps to help them grow and move forward.

On a very light note, I have been “asked” to remind everyone that brings out the garden fairies! This Full Flower Moon is a wonderful time to welcome the “Wee Folk” in your home and yard. This is a great activity particularly for children. Leave gifts of pretty stones, crystals, shiny beads and other glittery objects in your flower beds and planters. Hang small decorations in your trees and shrubs. The Fae appreciate gifts and love to be remembered!

“On the breeze their laughter floats and magic fills the air,
unveiling nature’s treasure, her gifts with you they share.” (c) Cat 2008)

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Clearing the Garden: Cat’s Angel Message for May 13, 2018 

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Clearing the Garden: Cat’s Angel Message for May 13, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things.

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name. – Sylvia Browne

513: Today the Sacred Feminine Spirit  is asking each of us (regardless of gender) to embrace our sacred feminine energy.  This energy  helps us to embrace the compassion love that we store inside and to allows it to flow outward. This also helps us on an emotional level by encouraging us to nurture and tend to the new growth that we have uncovered during our “weed pulling” activities. With things changing for the better it more important than ever to spread positive energy and plant new thought seeds where you can. Take the initiative and help create the things you want. Use your natural talents and creativity to transform your life for the better.

Work with the feminine archetypes and goddesses today. Abundantia helps us to attract good fortune and abundance. Aine helps us learn how to increase our faith and find enjoyment in life.  Brigid offers protection and ignites our creative fire. Kali promotes courage, focus and helps us to meet the goals we have set. Maat provides clarification of issues that have caused us confusion and Saint Therese helps to soothe troubled emotions while leading us down the path of personal peace.

Our Sacred Stone for today is Rose Quartz,  and it’s always a great crystal to have on hand. This gentle stone soothes emotions and helps us find unconditional love for ourselves and for others. It strengthens our ability to provide empathy and helps us to find loving relationships. Rose Quartz pushes away negative energy and helps us to release buried emotions and emotional conditioning that no longer serves us. What a great day for an emotional bubble bath!

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 2018

Good Morning, 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


Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
A. E. Housman (1859-1936)


Spirit Library: April 2018 Astro-Energy Report – Hard As Steel, Soft As Silk

This month sees a concentration of energy in the signs of Capricorn and Aries, favouring pragmatic action fuelled by self-confidence and well-honed instinct

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Spiritual Unite: How To Protect Your Energy As An Empath

How to protect your energy as an empath: Could you sense what other people are feeling without them saying a word? Could you sense the emotional changes in the environment? Then, there’s a possibility that you are an empath. Empath are the people who are highly sensitive to the changes of energy around them. Whether the change occurs in people,

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A Bountiful Moment: Know your expectations.

Daily Thought: Expectations set the bar for your actions. If you believe and expect that nothing will happen then your efforts will follow. Set your expectations to achieve what you believe to be true about yourself. Always strive to the highest mark and accept with grace and gratitude the accomplishments reached along the way. Make sure your personal expectations are high enough to keep you striving and realistic enough to make your proud

Daily Practice: What are your self-expectations? Are they high enough that you can divide into steps to reach? Take some time today to evaluate what your beliefs about yourself are and what you believe you are capable of achieving. Set a goal that you never thought yourself capable of and break it into little self- expectations to reach it.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child


EarthSky News: Tonight and tomorrow  Moon in Virgo

Virgo the Maiden is a large, faint, rambling constellation with a single bright star, Spica. You’ll see this star near the moon the next few evenings. By the way, Saturday night’s moon is the second Blue Moon of 2018



Patheos-Pagan: Persephone: Goddess of Adaptation

Persephone is often seen only as the maiden taken to the Under World against her will, but there is so much more to her than that. In fact, she became the fierce Queen of Hell ruling over her domain very much the equal to Hades while saving humanity by adapting the climate to give us the growing season. To put Persephone’s story into a contemporary context, we can classify her as a Goddess of Adaptation because of how she transformed herself, managed her relationships and turned the wheel of the year.
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Inner Journey: Conscious Communication

“If we want to be compassionate we must be conscious of the words we use. We must both speak and listen from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

Conscious communication requires us to be truly present to what is occurring. When we are unconscious, we both speak to and react to others out of habit. And in the face of what we perceive as someone’s judgment and criticism, we automatically (and unconsciously) defend, withdraw or attack.

To communicate consciously requires attention to two areas:
1.I need to speak from awareness of what I am perceiving, feeling and needing, and
2.Through watching and listening, I need to be aware of those same needs in others.

“When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg


A Note from the Universe

Better to try and fail than forever wonder what might have been….

Not that there’s really any failing, because in the journey you will love and be loved, get nearer your goal, and probably realize that you should have dreamed bigger to begin with, as you pluck that baby from the tree of life on a subsequent go around.


The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Easy, Healthy Bread (With Hormone-Balancing Ingredients!)

When my sister-in-law had a baby, I made her this bread to have on hand during her marathon nursing sessions and froze it in slices that were easy to reheat. This bread is so good for women’s hormonal health, from the flaxseed meal (which has been shown in studies to help with PCOS and hormone balance) to the goji berries (which have been shown to regulate hormone levels). There’s no kneading or complex fermentation process here, but it comes out like a real loaf of bread. It also has a subtle sweetness and tons of plant-based protein and healthy fat to keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day.



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
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
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


Daily Wisdom
March 30, 2018


“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence… the measure of civilization.” ~-Calvin Coolidge

It’s great to plan, to pay attention, to have intention, to dream, wish, and visualize. Yet there comes a time when we must take action! Work is how things get done. Because we live on this human plane, work is how we learn and grow. Whether it is by studying or through our experiences, our activities take us to new places mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

-Lissa Coffey


MNN: Sea turtles return to Mumbai beach after 20-year absence

Two decades after they were last spotted nesting on Versova beach in Mumbai, Olive Ridley turtles appear to be returning to the shoreline that was once drowning in plastic waste.

Workers volunteering during a regular cleanup campaign last week spotted more than 80 hatchlings crawling towards the Arabian Sea � a historic moment for a place previously buried under millions of pounds of trash.



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Light-Hope-New Beginnings: Cat’s Angel Message for March 20, 2018 


Light-Hope-New Beginnings: Cat’s Angel Message for March 20, 2018 

 March Theme:  This month guidance is coming from the Ascended Masters. Find what defines you and use it to inspire others. Free your creative side and share your ideas and gifts.

 If winter comes, can spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelley

 320:  Today is Ostara, The Vernal Equinox and the first day of Spring! Today we are working with the Sacred Feminine/ Goddess and she is reminding us about faith. Sometimes our faith is like the Winter season where things seem barren, empty or even hopeless. We see no results to our prayers or requests. Then suddenly we see new beginnings and growth, like Spring. Embrace this new season and see things with a fresh, new perspective. Believe with all your being that even though the results you want are not yet visible the Universe is working behind the scenes, wheels are turning and things are falling into place.

Today we honor the goddesses of Spring like Brigid (the maiden), Freya, Olwen, Blodeuwedd, Eostre, Sita, Persephone/Kore, Lada, Kono-Hana-Sakuya-Hino, Hebe. Spend some time outside today and look for the new growth that symbolizes hope.

To honor this new season and to promote Spring’s essence within use Tree Agate (Dendritic) to strengthen your connection to the plant kingdom and help you to enjoy each moment. Green Aventurine to promote healing and harmony as it balances ouryin/yang energy. Chrysoprase fills us with the sense of being a part of the divine plan and brings hope and personal insight. Moonstone helps us to see the new beginnings as they happen and Sunstone helps us to connect to the light and brings joy.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Breaking the Hold: Cat’s Angel Message for February 11, 2018 

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Breaking the Hold: Cat’s Angel Message for February 11, 2018  

February’s Theme:  Trusting in the “unseen” and  believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals.


Old habits are strong and jealous.

Dorothea Brande


211: Today’s message is related to our habits.  Habits, both good and bad, are created  through our thoughts. Both new beginnings and positive change require us to break the hold of outdated or bad habits in order to create new growth. There comes a time when we need to perform a self check up. It’s important to periodically take a look within and find those dark and dusty areas that require clean up. Letting go of what no longer serves us in a positive way helps us cordially invites new growth and opportunities. Today the angels are reminding us we are all powerful creators who are worthy and capable of manifesting amazing things. Pay attention to signals and information you receive. Even if you can’t put this information to use right away it’s worth remembering so that when the goal presents itself you are ready to run with it.


Archangel Jophiel is associated with beauty and helps us to take our thoughts in that direction. She teaches us to appreciate the beauty within us and around us as she helps us to bring light to the dark areas that require a good cleaning. The Ascended Master Yogananda shows us the path to a happy, healthy life enhanced by the letting go process and the Greek Goddess Persephone teaches us how to liberate ourselves from the things that are holding us back so that we can forge ahead on a new path.


Our Sacred Stone for today is Charoite. This stone stimulates our inner vision and helps us to see and recognize the new opportunities that come our way. It also promotes emotional support and healing as we work on the letting go process.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Bits & Pieces: Imbolc Is The Time For Strong Roots

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Cat’s Bits & Pieces: Imbolc Is The Time For Strong Roots

Traditionally the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc is celebrated from the evening of February 1st until evening on February 2nd  The purpose behind Imbolc was to celebrate the first early signs of spring. One of which was when the sheep give birth and begin nursing their new lambs.  Imbolc is also mentioned in early Irish literature and was a pagan festival dedicated to the goddess Brigid. Later when it became a Christianized observance called St. Brigid’s Day. It was  also called Candlemas by the ancient Greeks. There are celebrations of spring all over the world, each one similar as well as different. If you look closely at the Pagan traditions you will find a mix and match of traditions. It’s what makes it interesting.

The truth is that we don’t really know how it was celebrated by our ancestors, but for those of us who follow the Earth Based Traditions Imbolc celebrates  new beginnings and growth. Growth meaning not only the coming planting season but personal and spiritual growth as well. One common ritual involves dedicating or re-dedicating yourself to both your craft and your patron goddess, a new project or simply making yourself the best you can be. It would be fair to point out that, in case anyone is interested, that “choreographed rituals” are not my thing. I prefer to keep things on a much simpler scale, candles, prayer and planting a few Thought Seeds.

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I start my observance a few days ahead by checking my outdoor plants. My chrysanthemums, hyacinths and a few tulips are  pushing away the mulch and  reaching for the light. This exploration of spring wouldn’t be complete without a trip out to the desert. Grandmother Desert hold her secrets close to her dry, stony breast. There are no visible signs of spring but it’s. At this time of the year her energy is heavy and building toward a slow emergence of new life. but now it’s quiet,  so quiet that you can hear voice of the breeze. That same breeze carries with it the scent of wet earth and it’s here that the first “sign” of spring can be found. It’s one of the few times that the desert smells “green”. As you look around you see there is no green, it’s simply a promise of the new things to come. A promise of new things, a dedication of continued growth, a taking stock of what you have to work with.

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This what we do at Imbolc. We’ve had time since the Winter Solstice to decide where we want to go and what we need to do. We have gathered the seeds that will be planted today and the time has come to bless each one and surround them with intent and loving energy. Care for these tiny seeds as if they were children. They need your attention and focus to flourish. Take your time. Don’t force or struggle. Nurture your Imbolc seeds with care and as they grow so shall you. Strong roots make a strong foundation for which all else can built upon.

©  2018 Laura Bolotin



Imbolc Correspondences
Other Names 
Candlemas, St. Bridget’s Day, Lupercus (strega) Candelaria (mexican), The Snowdrop Festival, Festival of Lights, Oimealg, Imbolg
Deities of Imbolc
All Virgin/Child Goddesses, Brighid, Aradia, Athena, Inanna, Gaia, and Februa, and young Gods of Love and Fertility, Aengus Og, Eros, and Februus.Imbolc Symbolism
Growth and renewal, reunion of the Goddess and the God, fertility, dispensing of the old and making way for the new.Symbols of Imbolc
Bride Dolls, burrowing animals, ewes, besoms, white flowers, candle wheels, Brigid’s crosses and ploughs.

Herbs for Imbolc
Angelica, Basil, Bay Laurel, Blackberry, Coltsfoot, Heather, Iris, Myrrh,Violets, and all white or yellow flowers.

Foods of Imbolc
Pumpkin & Sunflower seeds, poppyseed cakes, muffins, scones, and breads, all dairy products, raisins, spiced wine and herbal tea.
Incense of Imbolc
Basil, Bay, Wisteria, Cinnamon, Violet, Vanilla, Myrrh.

Colors of Imbolc
White, light yellow, silver

Sacred Stones of Imbolc

Amethyst, Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby, Onyx, Turquoise.


Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!




(C) L Bolotin/Cat

Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by a “clowder” of cats.


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