Cat’s Morning Bits for February 10, 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.
When February sun shines cold,
There comes a day when in the air
The wings of winter
And show the golden summer there.
-Philip Savage (1868-99)
Natural Living Ideas: 12 Bedroom Plants To Purify The Air & Improve Your Sleep
There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning all night, before being awoken by the sound of your alarm clock just minutes after you finally manage to nod off! These sleepless nights can take their toll on our energy, productivity, mood and overall quality of life.
ThoughtCo: Good Luck Charms and Symbols
For thousands of years, people have utilized good luck talismans, charms, and amulets to bring fortune their way. Whether it’s something you’ve crafted yourself, found outdoors in nature, or even purchased, good luck talismans can come in handy.
MBG: Your Valentine’s Week Horoscope Is Here (And Surprise, Surprise: It’s Intense)
This week, the AstroTwins break down the astrological transits that steer your Valentine’s Day conversations toward the awkward.
Pioneer Thinking: Plants for February
It may be cold outside and the garden a little bleak but there are still some stunning plants to be had that will really give your garden a lift at this time of year. From early bulbs to flowering shrubs, here is a short list of some of the very best.
Today’s DIY: Crayon Candle
Every year we go through our crayon collection and pull out the small broken pieces. Not wanting to just throw them away, I try to come up with some fun or interesting things to do with them. This year, we decided to try to use the sun to melt the crayons into a crayon candle
Elephant Journal: How Not to Suffer: the Buddhist Way to Let Go of Attachment (to People, Places & Things).
I write about my human experience and specifically about life events that have brought me to the current path on which I tread. My new journey is deliberately designed to enable me to heal, reset, and to use these positive changes in my life, in a way that leaves me happier and healthier. I guess you could call it a “do-over.”
MNN: Happy Tu Bishvat, the new year for trees
The ancient holiday has become a modern ‘Jewish Arbor Day,’ bringing people together for ecological reflection.
EarthSky News: See all 5 bright planets in February
In February 2020, you might be able to see all five bright planets, two after sunset and three before sunrise. By bright planet, we mean any solar system planet that’s easily visible without optical aid and that’s been watched by our ancestors since time immemorial.
Patheos-Pagan: A Guided Journey to Meet the Elementals: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
This is a simple and fun journey that brings you into contact with the Elementals: spirits of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. For this meditation, you will need to have a pinch of salt, a small cup of water, a lit candle and your own sweet breath
A NEW VIEW
A friend shared this moment of awakening. She was moaning, “I never get anything done.” Her companion replied, “Perhaps you never get EVERYTHING done.” Oh… of course!
A shift in perspective can bring both understanding and release.
“Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.”
— Maria Mitchell
A Note from the Universe
When you feel happy, really happy, it somehow seems that you’ve always been happy and that you’ll always be happy.
The same is often true when you feel sad, or lonely, or depressed, or broke, or sick, or scared.
Something, perhaps, to remember.
Today’s Recipe: This Healthy Brownie Hummus Tastes Like Rich, Fudgey Batter
This creative hummus is the perfect dessert to pair with apple slices or crackers, while packing in enough protein to keep it nutritious. Plus, it’s simple and easy to make—perfect for an impromptu date night or get-together with friends. This hummus recipe is so good, you’ll want to scrape the bowl clean (or at least fight over who gets to lick the spoon).
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions, and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
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
February 10, 2020
“There is a wilder solitude in winter
When every sense is pricked alive and keen.”
-May Sarton, “The House in Winter” 1966
I know that we have readers all over the world, and for those in the southern hemisphere, this is actually summer time! But here in the U.S., where I am, we are in the midst of winter. Even in California, which is known to be pretty “season-less,” the temperature has dropped. That nesting instinct kicks in; we want to be warm and cozy. The weather brings us indoors, and like hibernating bears, it is a time for us to be still.
Daily Tarot: Temperance
Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.
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