Calm and Rest: Cat’s Angel Number for April 30, 2017

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Calm and Rest: Cat’s Angel Number for April 30, 2017

April’s Theme: Love and Security. Our angels are here to help us. They are letting us know that we are safe and that all of our needs are being met.

I feel I’ve lived so long, and went through so much, that all I want is calm and rest.  ~ Moshe Dayan

430: As we prepare to close out the month of April the Universe is giving us a big thumbs up! We’ve accomplished  a lot in the last month both internal and external. Our work is paying off and we are beginning to see the results of our labors. Remember to keep nurturing  your thought seeds and dreams. Tend them gently and allow the angels and ascended masters to help you. You can call on them any time for assistance, protection and guidance.

Chat with your favorite angel or master today or pick one of these for specific assistance: Archangel Jeremiel for positive life changes,  Raphael for healing, or Sandalphon to deliver requests to the divine, angels or masters that can best help. Ascended Masters Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) and Cordelia helps us find laughter and peace. As for today’s Sacred Stones, use your favorite feel good stone or Rose Quartz to promote a little self love. You’ve earned it!

 
Blessings for a magickal day!
Cat

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Cat’s Bits for the Week of April 30- May 6: The Beltane Fire

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Cat’s Bits for the Week of April 30- May 6: The Beltane Fire

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May Events:

May 1: Beltane/ Mayday
May 5: Cinco de Mayo
May 10: Full Moon at 5:42 pm EST
May 13: Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins
May 14: Mother’s Day
May 25: New Moon at 3:44 pm EST
May 27: Ramadan begins
May 29: Memorial Day

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Correspondences

Colors: Red, White, Brown, Pink, Green

Stones/Gems: Emerald, Malachite, Amber, Carnelian, Sapphire, Rose Quartz

Symbols & Decorations: The Maypole, bonfires, flowers, trees, plants, ploughs, cauldrons of flowers, broom

Foods: Dairy, bread, cereals

Flowers, Herbs: Lily of the valley, foxglove, rose, broom, hawthorne, dittany of crete, elder, mint, mugwort, thyme, yarrow, almond, tree/shrub, clover, ivy, marigold, meadowsweet, rowan, sorrel, woodruff

Deities: Aphrodite, Artemis, Bast, Diana, Faunus, Flora, Maia, Pan, the Horned God, Venus, and all Gods and Goddesses of fertility.

Animals: Swallow, dove, swan, cats, lynx, leopard

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Greenwood Marriage

Come my lover, take ribbon in hand and dance the Maypole round, Over and under the colors are woven brilliant and breathless in Spring’s warm light.

Come my lover and dance with me, circle the Beltane fires,
A wink and smile as you pass by to make sure that I catch your eye.

Come my lover and walk with me into the magic night
Into the dark and silent trees where our greenwood marriage bed awaits

(C) Cat/LBolotin 2017

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Article for the Week:

The Beltane Fire
by Cat Bolotin

The celebration of Beltane celebrates the joining of the Goddess and God. As the young God emerges into manhood, he is stirred by the primal energy of nature and the Goddess once his playmate and companion now becomes the object of his desire. She returns his adoration and they fall in love. As the natural world around them unites in the ages old dance of fertility, so do the Lord and Lady. The warm fertile earth is their bed and their bower is surrounded by spring flowers. The Goddess will become pregnant as is a symbol of earth’s fertility. This Sabbat is also called : Cetsamhain (opposite Samhain),May Day, Fairy Day,Sacred Thorn Day, Rood Day, Roodmas, the Christian term for Rood Day, Old Beltane, Beltaine, Beltain, Baltane, Walpurgis Night,Walpurgisnacht (Germanic-feast of St. Walpurga), Floriala (Roman feast of flowers from April 29 – May 1), Thrimilce =Anglo-saxon), Bloumaand (Old Dutch). Beltane/May Day usually brings to mind maypoles, may baskets, flowers, and of course bonfires.

The lighting of the Beltane fire or Balefire is one of the most widely known Celtic traditions for Beltane. These bonfires were lit to symbolize of the return of the sun for the summer half of the year. On May Eve (April 30) people would put out their hearth fires, then on Beltane (May 1) they would relight them from the celebratory bonfires. Once the fires were lit people would gather and the dancing could begin. They would dance around the fires, spiraling in and out. The next custom involved jumping the bonfires, this would ensure a successful growing season and a prosperous summer. According to Druid lore the men would jump first, followed by the women. Tools would purified (modern Pagans do this as well) and lastly, the herd animals would be driven through the embers or between the fires for protection, good health and purification. After the fires had died out the ashes would be scattered in the fields as an offering for fertile crops culminating in a good harvest. The ashes were also taken by women who wished to conceive a child, ashes would be placed in a small bag and worn around the neck. Ashes from the balefire can be scattered in the fields as a fertility charm. Women wishing to conceive can tie a bag of the ashes around their necks. Traditionally, cattle and other animals were driven between two fires for protection, healing, and purification. Modern pagans can ritually purify tools or other things in the balefire. Jump the dying embers of the fire for summer blessings.

Traditionally nine sacred woods were used to start the fires and each wood has its own magickal properties. The names of the wood to be used appears in the long versions of the Witches Rede, while the shorter versions contain the first and last sentence.

“Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.

But – Elder is the Lady’s tree burn it not or cursed you’ll be.”

I have seen conflicting lists of the  Sacred Woods but this is the one I use:

Oak~ Symbolizes the God and male energy

Birch~ Symbolizes the Goddess and female energy

Rowan or Mountain Ash: Symbolizes life

Hazel~ Symbolizes wisdom and knowledge

Willow~ Symbolizes death and the otherworld

Hawthorn~ Symbolizes fairy magick and purity

Vine~ Symbolizes happiness and joy

Fir~ Symbolizes birth and rebirth

Apple~ Symbolizes family and love

The sacred Beltane fire can also be made in your altar cauldron and you would only need a few chips or shavings from each of the 9 woods. However not everyone has access to wood chips let alone 9 different kinds of them. So if you are going to try this just do the best you can. Believe me, the Lady and Lord understand and will smile upon your effort!

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!
Cat

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Grow and Bloom: Cat’s Angel Number for April 29, 2017

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Grow and Bloom: Cat’s Angel Number for April 29, 2017

April’s Theme: Love and Security. Our angels are here to help us. They are letting us know that we are safe and that all of our needs are being met.

“Overcome obstacles – grow and bloom anyway.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie

429: Over the last month we been working on letting go of things that no longer serve us and strengthening our faith in the Universe and in ourselves. These things combined are creating new opportunities and opening doors. The angels are helping us now by placing these doors (and windows) of opportunity in our path. Your mission should you accept it is to accept what’s offered before the circle moves on and the doors close. if you miss out on these opportunities they will eventually come back around. The keyword here is “Eventually”. If you are offered something that been waiting for that you need grab it before it disappears!

Archangel Michael gives us the courage we need when faced with the option to move forward.  Pathiel opens the gates of positive manifestation while Archangel Raziel helps us with the manifestation process. The Ascended Master Ganesh helps to remove obstacles and Maat promotes mental clarity if we become confused and unsure.

Today’s Sacred Stones include Black Banded Agate which helps us start new things, beginnings and projects. Okenite can be used in conjunction with Ganesh to clear away obstacles and help you finish what you start. Turquoise used in conjunction with Maat promotes peace of mind and mental clarity and Quartz Crystal help infuse us with excitement for what life has to offer.

 
Blessings for a magickal day!
Cat

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The Instrument of Prosperity: Cat’s Angel Number for April 28, 2017

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The Instrument of Prosperity: Cat’s Angel Number for April 28, 2017

April’s Theme: Love and Security. Our angels are here to help us. They are letting us know that we are safe and that all of our needs are being met.

Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be  worshipped.  ~ Calvin Coolidge

 

428: Abundance comes in many forms, material gain, money, friends, love, and  necessities, to name a few.  To often we find ourselves concentrating on a single form of abundance. The key to true abundance lies in being open to it in all forms. While we all need specific help at times it helps us more to be open. By not placing limits and conditions on our requests we are able to stimulate a steady flow of abundance. We find that we are richer on all levels which makes us more complete. Reap the benefits of your request by simply asking for blessings of abundance on all levels!

Our helpers today are Archangel Raziel who helps us manifest prosperity and abundance, Barakiel who helps us to open our hearts so that we may receive. The Ascended Masters Ganesh who brings abundance and remove the obstacles in our way, and Abundia who helps us attract good fortune and all kinds of abundance.

Sacred Stones for today are Sunstone to encourage the flow of abundance, Zincite attracts abundance o both the physical and spiritual levels. If you are in to Feng Shui place  Hawk’s Eye in your wealth corner and Cinnabar attracts abundance while helping us to prosper in our endeavours.

Blessings for a magickal day!
Cat

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Thought for the Day: April 28, 2017

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Good Morning & TGIF! After yesterday’s mixed bag of rain, wind, hail and snow (Welcome to spring in Colorado) we have clear skies. The lesson here is that even when things are stormy we will always see the sun again Nature provide us with valuable insight if we just pay attention. So let’s kick things off with some Advice From a Lake….

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Believe in Yourself: Cat’s Angel Number for April 27, 2017

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Believe in Yourself: Cat’s Angel Number for April 27, 2017

April’s Theme: Love and Security. Our angels are here to help us. They are letting us know that we are safe and that all of our needs are being met.

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.  ~ Norman Vincent Peale

427: As I’m sure that you’ve noticed, the daily readings focus quite often on faith. Faith isn’t inherent to just one religion. it encompasses them all. This includes spirituality. While we can have faith in many things one of the most important is faith in ourselves. Spirit and the angels are here to help us but we must be willing to do our part. This is where faith in yourself come in. The more confidence and faith you have in yourself the better equipped you are to create the life you want. Faith also helps us to grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Today the angels are asking us to armor ourselves in faith and courage. Ask them for assistance and open yourself to receiving the guidance that is shared and take action accordingly.

Archangel Jeremiel can help us interpret dreams and  visions. The following Ascended Masters can also help:  Brigit helps to promote courage particularly in women. Ganesh will remove the obstacles that lie in your path. Jesus helps you work through issues of faith and connects you to Spirit and Yogananda helps us to heal on all levels and promotes divine communication and helps open to divine love.

Our Sacred Stones for today are Red Jasper  which helps us see problems before the get out of hand while promoting  new ideas and creative problem solving. It strengthens personal boundaries  and keeps us grounded. Ruby assists us in making decisions and helps us find our courage. It is a protective stone and helps against psychic attack. If you need help connecting to your angels use celestite or angelite.

Blessings for a magickal day!
Cat

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Thought for the Day: April 27, 2017

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Happy Thursday, we received some much needed rain last night, there are buds on my iris and cactus….sweet!

Sometimes we are so busy that we fail to see all the good things we have going for us. Take a moment today to acknowledge the blessings in your life. Thank you! Those two words are in essence a simple form of prayer. They are non-denominational, easy to remember and can often express much more than a long winded explanation.  Embrace gratitude and be at peace!

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