Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 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: Keep Afloat (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In our world dualistic thinking has governed our experience of life. As such our lives have been divided into opposites of light / dark, joy / sorrow, love / fear.

Read more….

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Dandelion – A Spring Tradition
by Linda Conroy

“At least three green leaves a day for 30 days” I declared as I stood in the center of my overgrown “weedy” garden. I was planning to undertake a personal experiment. I was preparing to test the hypothesis of wild forgers, herbalists and the practices of traditional cultures around the globe. I wanted to know personally what would happen if I ate three dandelion leaves every day for thirty days.

Read more…..

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Spiritual Unite: THE NUMBER 142 MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
In this article, we are going to discuss the meaning of the number 142.

Numerology rules dictate that we need to always reduce numbers to a single digit (the exception being the master numbers 11, 22, 33, and 44).

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Make Your Own Smudge Sticks

Smudging is a great way to cleanse a sacred space, and most people use smudge sticks made of sweetgrass or sage for this purpose. Although they are available commercially—and are fairly inexpensive—it’s easy to make your own if you’ve got herbs growing in your garden, or if there’s a place nearby where you can go wildcrafting.

Read more….

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How to Boost Your Spells & Manifest Anything With Petitions || Witchcraft 101

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MBG: What The Divine Masculine Is All About (And How To Balance It With The Divine Feminine)

Divine masculine and divine feminine energy exist in all things—people included.

Not to be confused with male versus female, divine feminine and masculine energies can be accessed by all of us, and part of the spiritual path is getting them into a state of balance.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Hummnigbirds and the Ecstatic Moment

may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living

  • e.e. cummings –

Hummnigbirds and the Ecstatic Moment

“Birds have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and hummingbirds have held a special place in my heart for the simple reason that they, early on, became personal to me. On some level, you could say I became a writer because of hummingbirds, and they have appeared in my fiction since I was very young.” Jeff Vandermeer shares more in this lovely essay. { read more }

Be The Change

Look around you. Notice the tiny life forms in your surroundings — what ‘secrets of living’ might you learn from them?

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Dog Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal – Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 10 Bob Marley Quotes to Reawaken our Tired Souls.

“Money can’t buy life.”
These were the last words spoken by the legend who was Mr. Bob Marley; spoken to his son who was at his bedside, his poetic summation has been etched into history for the last 40 years.

Read more….

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Treehugger: What Are the 5 Mammals That Lay Eggs?

The following creatures all share a rather unique characteristic. They are mammals that lay eggs and also feed milk to their babies (or puggles as they’re known). In the scientific world, this is called a monotreme;

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Leo loses his tail. We gain a constellation

Tonight’s chart shows the sky in April high to the south around mid-evening. To the upper left of the constellation Leo the Lion are dozens of very faint stars. They make up the constellation Coma Berenices, otherwise known as Berenice’s Hair. You need a dark sky to appreciate the constellation Coma Berenices. If you have one … it’s very beautiful.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witch Plant Profile: Wild Violets For Food, Medicine, Magick

There is nothing like walking into my yard on a Spring afternoon to violets peeking through the growing green with smatterings of purple and white

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: SKÁLD – Ódinn (Lyric Video)

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Inner Journey: HOW DO YOU SHOW YOU CARE?

“Love is not only something you feel. It is something you do.”
— David Wilkerson

In her book, ‘No Less Than Greatness,’ Mary Manin Morrissey speaks of a research study that explored how family members communicate with each other. Apparently, the most frequently spoken words between husbands, wives, sisters and brothers were “What’s on?” and “Move.”

She goes on to say, “We all desire great relationships but often settle for just getting by. Many of us have stopped questioning the fact that we may know fictitious TV families more intimately than we do our own.”

The most powerful force in our lives is our ability to love. Indeed, it’s the most basic essence of who we are. How do you experience and express your love for the people in your life?

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the other…. The whole purpose of life is to live by love.”
— Thomas Merton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if there was only you, and the rest of the world was “make believe,” imagination? If even the people in your life were drawn there, or faded away, based upon your thoughts.

Would it then be easier for you to grasp the true meaning of limitless? Would you then believe that you alone make your reality?

Cat, the rest of the world is “make believe,” imagination. And all the people in your life are there or fade away based upon your thoughts.

Wow… that was easy.

Tallyho limitless,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Deviled Chicken Breasts

Quick and easy, this is an excellent mid-week dish.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
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.

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Daily Wisdom
April 9, 2021

Fate
“If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your good.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Our thoughts are powerful. So, think good thoughts! It’s that simple. Look forward to good things. Be positive; be optimistic. Create your own destiny as you would like it to be. Set your course, as the captain of your own ship

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

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 April 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 17, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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Gladness is born of the April weather,
And the heart is as light as a wind-tossed feather.
Who could be sad on a day like this?
The care that vexed us no longer is.
-Eben Eugene Rexford (1848-1916)

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Spirit Library: Whine or Create?

Dear Ones,

Many of you complain to the Universes that the 5D or beyond skills we promised you are not coming to fruition, that we or you made a mistake.

Even though such is not so, that is what you wish to believe. For without that belief, you will need to expose yourself to the masses. Something you have avoided for numerous 3D lives

https://spiritlibrary.com/brenda-hoffman/whine-or-create

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ThoughtCo: Lilac Magic & Folklore
Fortune, flirtation, and fragrance, all rolled into one!

Lilacs are lovely and fragrant, and in the late spring and early summer, you’ll probably notice their distinct, heady scent whenever you’re near one. Unfortunately, they only bloom for a very short period–just a couple of weeks, depending on where you live–so if you’re going to take advantage of their magical properties, you’ve got a pretty brief window of time to harvest the flowers. They typically appear between Beltane and Litha, the summer solstice, but again, there will be some variations depending on your planting zone.

https://www.thoughtco.com/lilac-magic-and-folklore-4064885

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MBG: How To Grow Your Own Food If You Don’t Have A Garden

Maybe you don’t have a yard. Or your homeowners’ association restricts what you can do. Or you just don’t have the ability to build a chicken coop right now. Regardless of your situation or roadblocks there are plenty of ways to upgrade your pantry so you can start eating better-tasting—and nourishing—food. Think outside the box (and the grocery store) with some of these ideas.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-grow-your-own-food-if-you-dont-have-a-garden

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Daily Good: The Gentlest Thing in the World

“The gentlest thing in the world is an open mind. Since it doesn’t believe what it thinks, it is flexible, porous, without opposition, without defense. Nothing has power over it. Nothing can resist it. Even the hardest thing in the world a closed mind can’t resist the power of openness. Ultimately the truth flows into it and through it, like water through rock.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2295/the-gentlest-thing-in-the-world-byron-katie/

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Elephant Journal: What Bradley Cooper has to Teach You about Your Magic Man: the Divine Masculine.

Yes, he’s divinely hot.
And yes, his directing and acting are godly.

But when I say Bradley Cooper was the very picture of the divine masculine in a Star Is Born, what I’m referring to is “the scene.”
You know, the one you can’t stop playing over and over in your mind (or watching over and over, in my case.)

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/what-bradley-cooper-can-teach-you-about-manifesting-with-your-magic-man-aka-the-divine-masculine/

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Tetraktys: Beltane Weaving Ritual for Solitary Witches – How to Cast a Witch’s Ladder Spell

Beltane is a festival of fertility, seduction, love, and sensuality. When we think about this Sabbat, we often picture a big bonfire with a lot of people dancing, drinking and feasting together. But if you are a solitary witch, it might seem strange to celebrate it by yourself. So today, I am sharing with you a solitary Beltane ritual taken from my own Book of Shadow

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/beltane-weaving-ritual-witchs-ladder-spell/

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EarthSky News: Fly with the world’s fastest bird

When in its hunting dive, the Peregrine falcon is the fastest bird – in fact, the fastest animal – on Earth. Get a bird’s-eye view of the flight of this magnificent creature, in this video

https://earthsky.org/earth/fastest-bird

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Patheos-Pagan: The Battle of the Queens – A Bit of Beltane Frivolity

I found this as I was working on a new blog post for Beltane. I wrote it as part of Denton CUUPS’ Beltane circle in 2005. It’s silly, but it was fun to do, so I think it’s worth sharing. I have a few pictures from that year’s Beltane, but none of the play – you’ll have to imagine it for yourself.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/04/the-battle-of-the-queens-a-bit-of-beltane-frivolity.html

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Inner Journey:

Soul lives in connection

“We all seek Soul. While Soul is always present, it doesn’t appear in our lives automatically. Soul requires our attention and reflection. Offering our respectful regard to the Soul is a way of loving it, caring for it, nurturing it.”
— Benjamin Shield and Richard Carlson

How do we experience soul in our lives?

It’s so simple! STOP AND PAY ATTENTION! Soul lives in connection. Whenever we are present and conscious, soul emerges.

To easily experience soul, find something you love to do and immerse yourself in it. Consciously savour a favourite piece of music. Consciously enjoy a walk in nature. Really experience your breathing and the pounding of your heart as you exercise. Really be present to your partner, your kids, your pet or another, and you will know the contentment of soul.

“I think that whenever soul is present, it’s because what you’re doing, whom you’re with, where you are, evokes love without your thinking about it. You are totally absorbed in the place or person or event, without ego and without judgment.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The entire world now spins in the palm of your hand.

A thriving business and a steady income is not asking for too much.

Come on, let’s go –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe from Herbal Muse: Lavender Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is a dish of “cooked cream” original to Northern Italy. Although it’s truly an elegant
dessert, it’s remarkably easy to prepare. It’s creamy texture is even more impressive when enhanced with floral lavender and, if you wish, garnished with a drizzle of honey or shaved chocolate.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/04/11/Lavender-Panna-Cotta

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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)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
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
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
April 17, 2019

Praise

“The house praises the carpenter.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

I guess this is another way of saying that your work speaks for itself. But I think it means more than that, too. It means that when we put the best of ourselves into something, we know it – it shows. And even if no one else can see it, we can be proud of our efforts.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Living An Intentional Life
Many of us live our lives on auto-pilot. We follow the same schedule each day. We respond to crises as they occur. And we sort of putter along, year after year, with no goals or grand purpose. The problem…

Read more……………

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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/