Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 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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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Also from the Latin word maiores, “elders”, who were celebrated during this month.

May 1 Beltane / May Day

May 3 Garden Meditation Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 9 Mother’s Day

May 11 New Moon (Micro New Moon) at 11:59 am PST/ 12:59 pm MST/ 2:59 pm EST

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 20 World Bee Day

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 26 Full Flower Moon at 4:13 am PST/ 5:13 am MST/ 7:13 am EST

May 29 -June 22 Mercury retrograde

May 31 Memorial Day (USA)

Spirit Library: Rest to Integrate (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With this week’s New Moon on the 11th, we can expect new energy to come in and alleviate some of the heaviness of the past few weeks. These energies will help us to define how to bring into form what needs to be manifested in our lives at this time

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Basics of Sigil Magic



Are you looking for the meaning of the number 777 in numerology? Then it’s not a coincidence that the universe has guided you here. The universe has put you on the right path to spiritual growth – the stars are in your favor. You are in sync with the universe.

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ThoughtCo: Bird Gods From Different Cultures

Birds have been honored, revered, and worshipped in many different cultures throughout history, and the representation of birds as gods or god-like figures is just one of the many cultural connections between humans and birds.

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36 Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants In 15 Minutes


Daily Good: Alphabet Heart Sutra: A Mother’s Day Offering

The Alphabet Heart Sutra came to me whole, arriving with the light of morning. I followed an inner prompting and immediately wrote it down. Never having composed poetry or prayer in acrostic form before, I was quite surprised by the structure it took. Upon reflection, I wondered if perhaps impressions from childhood, reciting acrostic Hebrew prayers and passages, filtered into the Alphabet Heart Sutra that early morning.” Contemplative artist Aura Glaser offers a simple and profound tribute to the Great Mother here. { read more }

Be The Change

Do something today to honor and appreciate the spirit of motherly love wherever you’ve experienced it in the world.


Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Apply Ayurvedic Oil for a Balanced Mind, Body & Spirit.

Ayurvedic oils are an essential part of the healing process in Ayurveda, a system of traditional medicine from India that focuses on creating balance for the physical body, senses, psyche, and spirit.

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Treehugger: Why Do Wolves Howl?

Wolves howl for many of the same reasons that other species use vocalizations: to warn others about predators, to defend their territories, and to find mates.

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EarthSky News: Meet Corvus the Crow

A favorite constellation for many, little squarish Corvus the Crow can be found after sunset at this time of year. It’s not far from Spica, the only bright star in the constellation Virgo. Once you find Spica, you’ll recognize Corvus easily. It’s always near the star Spica on the sky’s dome, recognizable for its compact, boxy shape. Spica is supposed to represent an Ear of Wheat, held by Virgo the Maiden.

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Patheos-Pagan: My Spiritual Journeying Method

A friend recently asked about how I go about spiritually journeying – traversing with my spirit into the otherworlds. The practice is pretty integral to my spirit work, and the topic is one I’ve been meaning to explore on my blog for a while. So – let’s jump tight in.

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt- The Dark Night of the Soul



“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
— Joseph Campbell

The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while.
How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbour to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids. If we really want something, we can make it happen.
“Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King


A Note from the Universe

The question,that some might consider asking is, “Can others, doing what they’re now doing, no matter what their motivation, no matter what our relationship, and no matter what they decide, keep me from being all I want to be?”

And the answer is always, “Not in a million years.”


The Universe


Today’s Recipe: 8 Ways to Enjoy Fiddleheads

Wondering what to do with fiddleheads? We’ve rounded up our best recipes with fiddlehead ferns, the springtime delicacy that you can forage yourself or find at farmers’ markets. Fiddleheads can be enjoyed much like asparagus, with a similar flavor profile.

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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.


Daily Wisdom
May 11, 2021

“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.”

-John Dewey (1859-1952)

Where do all these new ideas come from? From someone’s imagination! That’s where it starts. Backed up by a little bit of wisdom and a lot of determination, we can make great strides in all areas of our life. Science is just one example where we are growing by leaps and bounds.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Hermit

It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace day.


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!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 13, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 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


And from the hot field’s farthest edge
The cricket’s soft refrain
With mellow accent tells the tale
That August’s here again.
-Helen Maria Winslow (1851-1938)


August Events & Holidays

Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus

Aug 11 3rd Qtr Moon 9:44 am PST/ 10:44 am MST/ 12:44 pm EST

Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini

Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer

Aug 17 Moon enters Leo

Aug 18 New Moon 7:41 pm PST/ 8:41 pm MST/ 10:41 pm EST

Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo

Aug 21 Moon enters Libra

Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio

Aug 25 1st Qtr Moon 10:57 am PST/ 11:57 am MST/ 1:57 am EST

Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn

Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius


Spirit Library: Collapse of the Old, Birth of the New

For centuries humanity has explored what it means to be in duality and separation. As a result, we have as a collective accumulated centuries of trauma, pain, disconnection and imbalance. These distorted energies formed the foundation of our old world and it is these energies we are releasing now.

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My Favorite Magickal Herbs of Summer



Numbers are unique, and whether you know it or not, numbers play a significant role in your life.

And today, we have two sets of numbers that are quite powerful in the metaphysical world. The numbers 1212 and 1221.

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ThoughtCo: Folk Magic Powwow: History and Practices

The folk magic powwow is not the same as the Native American ritual

Powwow, also known as braucheri, is a form of folk magic and healing remedies which originated in Pennsylvania among the people of German descent.



MBG: Is Ophiuchus Really The 13th Zodiac Sign? The AstroTwins Weigh In

Every now and then, speculation about the “13th zodiac sign”—Ophiuchus, also known as the snake bearer—will pop up. Most recently, we heard about it this summer. But does this constellation really change anything about the zodiac as we know it? Here, mbg’s resident astrologists, the AstroTwins, break down Ophiuchus, what it is, and what it definitely isn’t.



Charming, Charging & Enchanting Jewelry || Spellwork


Elephant Journal: F*ck Your Social Norms: I’m Turning my Magic All the Way On.

Hate, love, shame, and acceptance.
We could be confrontational, avoidant, greedy, generous, arrogant, or humble.



Treehugger: Why Does the Sky Sometimes Turn Purple?

A blue sky is a good sky. It’s a reassuring sight that promises clear weather and bright days.
But what in the world does a purple sky mean? It’s not uncommon to spot purple skies during sunsets or sunrises. Sometimes they even appear after hurricanes, as they did in Florida following Hurricane Michael.

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle on August evenings

We’ve recently seen Orion’s return to the east before dawn, which means our northern summer is beginning to draw to a close. But the Summer Triangle asterism still rules the skies. It pops out first thing at nightfall and climbs highest up for the night at late evening. From mid-northern latitudes, Vega – the Summer Triangle’s brightest star – shines high overhead around 10 p.m. local daylight saving time (9 p.m. local standard time). Altair resides to the southeast (lower left) of Vega, and Deneb lies to Vega’s east (left).

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Patheos-Pagan: 6 Minutes of Witchcraft: Dealing with Grief

For several months now, when I’ve asked about questions and topics for my Six Minutes of Witchcraft videos, the subject of grief and how to deal with it has come up repeatedly.

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – I’ll Fly For You


Inner Journey:


“Life is the coexistence of all opposite values. Joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, up and down, hot and cold, here and there, light and darkness, birth and death. All experience is by contrast, and one would be meaningless without the other.”
— Deepak Chopra

Life is full of dualities, opposites. Despite their apparent opposition, each extreme in a duality is necessary to fully actualize the other. Each depends on the existence of the other. For example, we cannot know honesty if we don’t know deception.

The key is to not resist or suppress the negative. We need to acknowledge its existence, though we may choose not to express it. When we embrace wholeness, we move to a higher perspective.

“The light which man has discovered within himself makes him more aware of the dark; through the good which attracts him, he sees the evil which is the line of least resistance; the activity leading to pain simultaneously permits him to visualize the contrasting pleasure, and thus he experiences something of both hell and heaven.”
— Aart Jurriaanse

A Note from the Universe 
Here’s some advice for those who come to you with long faces.

“If you’ve finally decided, once and for all, to be happy, yet you aren’t… then you haven’t yet decided to be happy, once and for all.”

Same goes for all the other stuff they’ve decided.

They’re that powerful.

The Universe

Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Taco Soup

Reminiscent of the very popular dish King Ranch Chicken in the form a soup. With all the same flavors and the convenience of throwing everything into a slow cooker, this will also quickly become a favorite. Top with fried corn tortilla strips, if desired.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Thursday (masculine)

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg, and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue, and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter, Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.


Daily Wisdom
August 13, 2020

“The things that are unseen are eternal.”

-Paul (A.D. 1st cent.)

What is unseen? Some of the things that are unseen are felt, and that’s how we understand their presence. Love, joy, truth, wisdom. These things are precious, and timeless. What Paul said back in the first century is as wise and true then as it is now, and as it will be centuries from now. The love that we feel, and express, will live on always. Love never dies, love is eternal.


-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Pope

It’s important to stick with the plan already in place and be loyal to those who are already committed to you. You’re not so much part of a team as you are the leader of a group of people who will do what you ask of them if you only treat them properly and look after their needs, especially the tiny personal ones.

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.

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts!
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)