Cat’s Morning Bits for February 17, 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.
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
-Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Spiritual Unite: Starseed Types – All Bringing A New Age
There are many Starseed types – some of which you will have heard, others that are lesser-known.
All of them are important to the process of Ascension that is currently underway on our beautiful planet, Earth.
ThoughtCo: How to Make and Use a Crystal Grid
Many people like to use crystals for healing and wellness of both the physical and spiritual kind. Whether you’re working with crystals for a specific purpose, such as health or love, or for a general well-being ritual, you may find that placing your crystals in a grid-style layout can amplify their metaphysical power.
MBG: This Isn’t The Week To Put Your Blinders On, According To Astrology
This week, the AstroTwins break down how Mercury (which is in retrograde, P.S.!) will conspire with Uranus and Taurus to bring on some shady business.
Oath Bound with Thorn Mooney (Patheos)
My Five Favorite Recent Witch Books
I’ve made a lot of blog posts and videos in the past about favorite books: advanced books, beginner books, books for people interested in taking things in a new direction, classics I think everyone should read, and books that I’ve got in my personal to-be-read pile.
Today’s DIY: Ostara Wreath
Ostara is on the way!! Heres a cute, easy and affordable wreath idea for your front door.
Elephant Journal: 7 Words from Alan Watts on understanding our Spiritual Experiences.
In referring to the mystical experience, and what to do after having one, Alan Watts famously said, “When you get the message, hang up.”
MNN: How to watch the northern lights from the comfort of home
Seeing the northern lights in person is on many travelers’ bucket lists.
But while you save up for the trip, there’s a live camera in Canada that can make the wait easier.
EarthSky News: Moon, 3 bright planets before sunrise
Before sunrise these next two mornings – February 16 and 17, 2020 – look for the lit side of the waning crescent moon to point to a string of planets in the early morning sky. From top to bottom, these planets are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The moon rises first, followed by the red planet Mars, then the king planet Jupiter and then the ringed planet Saturn. Incidentally, that bright light close to the moon is Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion.
Patheos-Pagan: The Art of Ritual: Calling the Quarters
Calling in the elements, calling the quarters, calling the Guardians of the Watchtowers, calling the Elementals – so many names! But essentially we are calling upon the four elements from the four directions to join us in ritual and to lend their power, energy and protection.
LIVE LIFE FULLY
“Time is life. It is irreversible and irreplaceable. To waste your time is to waste your life, but to master your time is to master your life and make the most of it.”
— Alan Lakein
Refuse to feel USED by life! Make full use of it instead.
To do this, we initially need to take control of the time of our lives. Time management is life management, from the inside out. It’s an INSIDE job. You already have everything you need. You have the power to create a life of meaning, fulfillment and joy.
Your challenge is to find what works for you! Review the literature but make your own decisions. To do this, you’ll need to:
Get to know yourself — your desires and passions, rhythms, styles, challenges, needs and habits.
Be aware that you always have choice. Claim your independence and power to choose what is right for your life, moment by moment.
“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
— M. Scott Peck
A Note from the Universe
Of all the joys on Earth, few compare to the crowning glory of achieving against the odds, succeeding in the face of peril, or triumphing over adversity.
Wouldn’t you say?
Yet in every such case, without exception, the poor odds, the peril, and the adversity must come first.
Today’s Recipe: Lime Bars
“A different take on the lemon bars we all love. I actually prefer them to lemon. This is my favorite bar cookie and I’m asked to bring it when going to a potluck or picnic. The recipe says it serves 36, but you can’t eat just one of these delicious, tangy lime bars. You can omit the glaze and sprinkle with powdered sugar if that’s your preference.”
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
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 17, 2020
“He can fit his sails to every wind.”
-John Clarke (1596-1658)
Being flexible is an ability we all have, but do we all use it? Have we developed the tools and the skills that it takes to get through whatever comes our way? I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit. We might think that we are not capable, not ready, not “enough of whatever” to do what needs to be done. But look at how our abilities shine forth when we need them. Look at how we rise to the occasion when we are called upon. We are strong and we are able
Daily Tarot: The Tower
If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.
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