Cat’s Morning Bits for February 19, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 19, 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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The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.

-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spirit Library: Saturn: Re-set and Rebuild

If you’re feeling like 2019 has you pressing the re-set button, or like you’re re-experiencing things from a couple of years ago but this time in a different way, read on!

All this year Saturn will be going over the degrees that Pluto was travelling over from 2015-2018. (Saturn will go over those degrees three times in fact!)

https://spiritlibrary.com/dana-mrkich/saturn-re-set-and-rebuild

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MBG: This Is What February’s Supermoon Could Mean For You

Mission: Living your best life—now! February’s full moon is a supermoon, meaning it arrives at the closest possible proximity to planet Earth. While it might not appear larger to the naked eye, we may feel its stirring effects in a stronger dose. Since this lunation dovetails with the flurriest time of year in the northern hemisphere

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/february-2019-supermoon

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Daily Good:Books are the Original Internet

Maria Popova is a Bulgarian-born writer, blogger, literary and cultural critic living in Brooklyn, New York. She writes Brain Pickings, a blog she calls “my one-woman labor of love.” In this interview by Oscar Schwartz, she says “Books are the original internet.” Schwarts calls her “switched on, irresistibly articulate, fully engaged…She talks about complex ideas in a way that transforms them into something I want to talk about with my friends. She makes big concepts relevant.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2224/maria-popova-books-are-the-original-internet-unknown-yet/

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

The word February has been derived from the word ‘februa’, which translates to purification and cleansing, adapted from the Roman ‘Festival of Purification’, and muses pre-Spring rituals. ‘Februo’ literally means ‘I purify by sacrifice’.

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Pioneer Thinking: Designing a Home That Heals

Home is where the heart is; peaceful, quiet and blissfully serene. A home that heals gives you love and vibrates with your energy, designing and decorating such a home comes naturally with the philosophies of ancient spirituality.

https://pioneerthinking.com/designing-a-home-that-heals

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EarthSky News: Year’s biggest supermoon on February 19

But this year’s February presents the biggest full moon supermoon of 2019. From around the world, the moon will look plenty full to the eye on both February 18 and February 19 as it parades across the nighttime sky. It reaches the crest of its full phase on February 19 for much of the world. What’s a supermoon?

https://earthsky.org/tonight/years-biggest-supermoon-on-february-19

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Patheos-Pagan: Being a Positive Pagan in a Dark World

The world is rough nowadays. It seems like it’s increasingly harder to be positive. Between drama, in-fighting, people lashing out behind computer screens, people suffering publicly, traumatizing life events, disease, the world as it is today…that list is long and seemingly growing longer.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/02/being-a-positive-pagan-in-a-dark-world/

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Inner Journey:

IT’S OKAY TO DREAM!

“Don’t discard your fantasies as merely wishful thinking. Honor them as messages from the deepest part of your being about what you can do and directions you can choose.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

What are your deepest heart-felt desires, dreams and visions?

Our deepest desires and dreams align with the essence of who we are. The more we align with that essence, the more our life holds meaning, purpose and fulfilment. Do you have a sense of your destiny?

“Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”
— Dale E. Turner

“Everybody builds a dream in their lifetime. You’re either going to build your dream, or somebody else’s. So build your own!”
— Christopher LaBrec

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A Note from the Universe

Earth is for champions, heroes, and lovers. Winners of an ancient race won in realms long forgotten against fear, doubt, and vagueness.

You’re here because you prevailed. You saw clearly. Strong in spirit, deep in character, and fast to fall in love. And for these extraordinary qualities, anything you can now imagine you’ve already earned.

Hoedown!

The Universe

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Herbal Muse: Lavender & Oat Bath Bombs

These little jewels are fun to use and lend wonderful fragrance to the bath. The combination of baking soda, powdered lavender flowers and powdered oatstraw lend healing properties to sooth the skin and frazzled nerves. You can use candy or small soap molds for this project, but for best results use the two-piece type of mold made specifically for this purpose (available from Amazon, craft supply stores, etc.) This recipe makes 6-8 bath bombs, depending on the size of your molds

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/02/17/Lavender-Oat-Bath-Bombs

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday 

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
February 19, 2019

Giving

A man there was, though some did count him mad,
The more he cast away, the more he had.”

-John Bunyan (1628-1688)

So many people have said the same thing: when you give, you receive. Whatever it is that you want in your life, give that. Somehow, it comes back to you, in a bigger and better way. Somehow, what you are looking for finds you. You have to put it out there; it has to circulate. Rather than hold on to something, set it free. Let it live, let it breathe, let it grow. Giving is good for everyone.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: How Words Create Your Life

Our words are not a response to our environment. Our environment is a response to our words. That bears repeating: what you say is creating your life.

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)
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The Light of Hope: Cat’s Angel Message for February 19, 2019 

 

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The Light of Hope: Cat’s Angel Message for February 19, 2019 

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


Your success will shine as a light of hope and inspire numbers you cannot total. – Mary Anne Radmacher


219: Throughout our lives we are constantly learning new things and it is through this process that we continue our personal evolution. The knowledge and insights that we acquire along the way can be shared with others. It also plays an important role in our “service to others”. Service to others means that we are putting them before ourselves and while this is a good thing the angels want us to remember the importance of  creating and maintaining our balance. We can tip the scales in either direction by giving too much or not enough. There are many ways that we can be of service and lead or teach others, however the simplest forms are through word, deed or example. If you think about it it’s pretty cool that these simple things have the power to inspire those around us whether we’re aware of it or not. Today we are being asked to share our light with others through word, deed or example. Look to the people who inspire you and strive to inspire others. Shine -Inspire-Be inspired-Grow!


Archangel Haniel brings grace into our lives as she shows us the path to peace and harmony and helps us to stay poised under stress. The Ascended Master Mother Mary teaches us about compassion which is so needed in the world today. The path to true compassion embodies both love and understanding of your own views and those of others. And the Egyptian goddess Maat reminds us to “Honor yourself by being truthful. It is truth that creates order out of difficult or confusing situations. It is also truth that keeps your inner scales balanced, your energy free and your heart feather light.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following.  Malachite helps to support friendships and promotes empathy towards others. It also strengthens our ability to absorb and process information so that we can show our feelings in a positive way and Chalcedony that brings mind, body, spirit and emotions into harmony by calming fear, anger or self doubt. It also promotes good feeling towards self and others.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Feb. 19, 2019 “The Drama Sponge”

Happy Tuesday,

Are you a drama sponge? A drama sponge absorbs whats going on around them both directly and indirectly.  While some people thrive on drama, the poor sponge gets it whether they want it or not. As always we have a choice to let it affect us or keep it at bay. Remember that your personal, mental, emotional and spiritual well being is more important than getting caught up in the harmful dramas around you. Maybe it’s time to wring yourself out and dry yourself off……

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 18, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 18, 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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Serene will be our days and bright,
And happy will our nature be,
When love is an unerring light,
And joy its own security.
-William Wordsworth (1770-1850

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MBG: This Feng Shui & Astrology Connection Could Be A Game-Changer For Your Home

You probably already know your astrology sun sign and how it shapes your personality. Next obsession: designing an environment that brings out the best in you and everyone who shares your space.
In feng shui, just like in astrology, the “elements” of nature are an essential part of the practice.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-elements-feng-shui-astrology

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Herbal Muse: Peaceful Dreams Insomnia & Anxiety Elixer

The herbs in this formula have been used to induce relaxation and promote sleep for centuries and modern research validates their efficacy. Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), for example, a member of the mint family that grows in the moist woodlands of northeastern North America, contains several flavonoid compounds (i.e., apigenin, baicalin and wogonin) with demonstrated anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects. The calming properties of passionflower and lavender are also well documented. In the latter, the mild sedative effects are produced by aromatic organic compounds called ketones. The sedative, anti-anxiety effects of passionflower are due to various alkaloids, most notably a group known as harmala alkaloids. Learn now to make this….

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2015/03/27/Peaceful-Dreams-Elixer

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Elephant Journal: Getting through Life as Highly Sensitive People without Putting Out our Flame.

I am both a highly sensitive person (HSP) and a hardcore empath.
It took me about 26 years of blindly exploring the deepest pits of life to unfold the reality of who I’ve always been, with all the tragedy and great triumphs that came with having this personality. I am almost 30 now.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/getting-through-life-as-highly-sensitive-people-without-putting-out-our-flame/

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Tetraktys: Witchcraft Troubleshooting: 5 Reasons Why Your Spell Failed

If, like me, you work according to the moon phases, you will easily know if a spell failed. If you set your intentions at the New Moon and release your expectations at the Full Moon, all your spellwork should run smoothly. However, if, when you reach the next New Moon, things have not improved, then something must have gone wrong.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/witchcraft-troubleshooting-spell-failed/

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MNN: Weekly Horoscope: These Days Are Perfect For Looking Inward

According to the AstroTwins, this week is ideal for embracing your emotional side and detoxing your home (and yourself!).
Monday is the moment to let your imagination run wild.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-monday-and-tuesday-are-the-perfect-days-to-look-inward

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EarthSky News: Year’s biggest supermoon on February 19

Last year, in 2018, the month of February had no full moon at all. But this year’s February presents the biggest full moon supermoon of 2019. By the way, that bright star accompanying the February supermoon is none other than Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. See the sky chart below.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/years-biggest-supermoon-on-february-19

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Devotional Practice with the Sky

Working with High Days is a wonderful thing, but High Days come and go eight times a year. What can someone do if they want to develop a monthly, weekly, or daily practice? This discussion will investigate building a devotional practice with the Three Realms, namely, Land, Sea, and Sky.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/fromacommonwell/2019/02/building-a-devotional-practice-with-the-sky/

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Inner Journey:

THERE’S LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

“Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.”
— Myla Kabat-Zinn

“Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.”
— Barbara Rose

“No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down every way this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know ‘why’ it happened.”
— Barbara Rose

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

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A Note from the Universe

Really, all one has to do to transform their life is remind themselves to think and behave a little bit differently each day.

I mean differently from their own normal.

Rainbows,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Mini Taco Frittatas

I came up with these frittatas because I love egg breakfasts and adore tacos, but don’t have much time to hang around to make both. These are so delicious, guilt-free, and gluten-free. I love to make a batch and keep them in the fridge. They’re perfect for days you are on the run.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mini-Taco-Frittatas.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
February 18, 2019

Giving

“The greatest grace of a gift, perhaps, is that it anticipates and admits of no return.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Give without hesitation. Give without expectation. Give freely of yourself, and watch. There are miracles just waiting to happen.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Tips to Express Anger in a Healthy Way
Before you yell and get upset, read these ten tips on how to express your anger in a healthy way.

We all get angry, right? But how we deal with others when we get angry makes a big difference. Here are 10 tips to express anger is way that helps your relationships, not hurts them.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/10-tips-to-express-anger-in-a-healthy-way.aspx#DXKqYyyiQMLEWiHV.99

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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/

Dreams and Kites: Cat’s Angel Message for February 18, 2019 

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Dreams and Kites: Cat’s Angel Message for February 18, 2019 

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


Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. – Anais Nin


218:  Although spring hasn’t arrived yet (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) our Spiritual Helpers are asking us to start our mental spring cleaning early. By doing so we will be inviting prosperity and abundance into our lives. Open the doors and windows within your entire being and kick out any negative nasties that are lurking in the corners and  make room for new personal growth just as Mother Nature makes room for hers. At Imbolc we started planting our “Thought Seeds”, which when nurtured and cared for provide us with new things (new opportunities, growth, abundance etc.) that will help us on our path. Let go of negative thoughts and self doubts and open yourself to a balanced form of giving and receiving. As you do this remember that giving and receiving is a revolving door and what you send out comes back. So be conscious of sending our positive thoughts, intentions and good vibes. This will ensure a bountiful harvest that you can enjoy!


Archangel Jophiel shows us how to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us as well as the beauty within us. The Ascended Master Krishna teaches us how to bless all situations with love so that we are able to reap the rewards of our efforts and the Roman Goddess Vesta who oversees hearth and home. She helps us to clear space (both in our physical home and our inner home) to make room for new things and teaches us the value of letting go of what we no longer need. ” If something does not make your heart sing put it where it belongs or set it free. This will clear your inner and outer sacred space. Then open the doors and invite the new blessings inside.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Unakite. This mottled green and pink stone is one of vision. It can be used to help us ground and to balance our emotions. Unakite helps us to transform negative past experiences into something more manageable and helps us to navigate past them so we can move on to better things


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Feb.18, 2019 “Momentum”

Happy Monday,

This quote reminds me of my dance instructor. I can hear her right now telling the class ” Keep your eyes up and don’t look at the floor, there is nothing interesting down there!” When we “look down” it stops our momentum so to keep moving forward we must look up……

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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/

 

 

February’s Full “Quickening” Moon 

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February’s Full “Quickening” Moon 

Date: February 19, 2019

Time: 7:53 am PST  / 8:53 am MST / 10:53 am EST


On Tuesday, February 19th we celebrate the “Quickening Moon”. Other names for this moon are the Trappers Moon, Budding Moon, Moon When Trees Pop, Ice Moon, Storm Moon, Hunger Moon, Horning Moon, Big Winter Moon. The first signs of spring are beginning to show and you actually feel the earth waking up. The energy is dense and slow, it’s a time for new life and rebirth. At this time of year people are tired of being cooped up. They miss the light and warmth of the sun and like the sleeping plants find themselves reaching for a new beginning.

This moon is a good time for magical workings that involve focus on personal advancement and achievement. On a personal level work on plans for your future. What do you hope for and what dreams do you hold inside yourself? These are the things to consider as you set goals for yourself. The key is to be willing to accept responsibility for past mistakes and be mature enough to let them go and move on. Dare to dream and hope as you look into the future.

To honor this moon try wearing colors in shades of blue and purples and adorn yourself with sacred stones like rose quartz, amethyst and earthy jasper’s.
Blessings,

Cat