Cat’s Morning Bits for February 1, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 1, 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


February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

Life Does Not End Navajo Beliefs on After Life


February Birthstone : Amethyst

Birthstone Color: Purple

If gazing into the sparkling purple depths of an Amethyst suffuses you with a sense of powerful well being, this is only to be expected. The ancient Greeks believed that this gemstone held many powers, among them protection against intoxication. In fact, the word Amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos,” meaning sober. In ancient Greece, the gemstone was associated with the god of wine, and it was common practice to serve this beverage from Amethyst goblets in the belief that this would prevent overindulgence. Even today, Amethyst is considered a stabilizing force for those struggling to overcome addictive behaviors.



ThoughtCo: Celtic Tree Months

The Celtic Tree Calendar is a calendar with thirteen lunar divisions. Most contemporary Pagans use fixed dates for each “month,” rather than following the waxing and waning lunar cycle.

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___________________ AQUARIUS ZODIAC SIGN: JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18

Your key phrase is ‘I progress’, so your challenge is to balance your desire to have progressive and innovative attitudes with the more traditional circumstances in which you find yourself. Read more….


Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, is perceptive but in a deeper way than you’d expect and few star signs have the magic and mystery of the twelfth house in the sequence of the zodiac. Read more….


MBG: Astrologers Are Predicting This Week Will Be Pretty Chill, For A Change

Shimmering Venus is the star of the week—and couldn’t we all use a supersize dose of her peace, love, and harmony right now? Here’s your horoscope:

On Monday, February 1, Venus cools her kitten heels in Aquarius, a refreshingly chill change of pace.

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Daily Good: For the Sake of One We Love and Are Losing: A Meditative Poem

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.

  • George Eliot –

For the Sake of One We Love and Are Losing: A Meditative Poem

The origin story of “For the Sake of One We Love and Are Losing” lies in a dream that writer Phyllis Cole-Dai had last year. This remarkable poem was published in the early days of the pandemic that has now claimed over 2 million lives worldwide. Cole-Dai’s words have comforted many people through the grief and loss of these challenging times. What follows here is the poem’s backstory in her own words, as well an exquisite downloadable version of the poem– for anyone who might benefit from the solace and support it offers. { read more }


8 Daily Habits that Drain Your Energy


Elephant Journal: The Pagan Festival “Imbolc”: Welcoming a New Fire Within. {February 1-2}

Plant Your “Seeds of Potential”—Pagan Rituals for Imbolc.
“You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ~ Pablo Neruda

The Pagan festival of Imbolc (February 1 and 2) is the second of the Great Sabbaths in a witch’s year and concludes the “dead time”—the season between October 31 and February 1.

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Treehugger: 10 Wild Warthog Facts

The warthog is a wild pig that lives primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. It roams across the open plains, grazing on berries and grasses, using its strong tusks to dig up roots and remove tree bark.

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Space Tourism Guide: 5 Must-See Events in the February Night Sky (2021)

February is always a short month; in 2021, it also happens to be one of the quietest months of the year for astronomy events. While we normally get creative to find a good number of reasons to get out and go stargazing each month, the February night sky will certainly beautiful – but not particularly full of special astronomical experiences.

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Imbolc as a Solitary Pagan

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for Imbolc are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Imbolc ritual.

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs



“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, planhow you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones


A Note from the Universe

Did you hear the dueling choirs when you rose from bed this morning?

Did you see the dancing flames of joy far off upon the horizon?

Did you feel waves of love rolling in, as if from one billion surfing hearts?

It was your peeps again. There was another Love-a-Thon for Earthlings. “Show yours how much you care, act now, don’t delay! Time on earth can seem so perilous without love! Let’s see who can reach theirs now!”

You won. Again.

Love your kind,

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Easy Sugar Cookies

Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they’re great!

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Magical Correspondences for February

Nature Spirits: House Faeries
Herbs: Balm of Gilead; Hyssop; Myrrh; Sage &Spikenard
Colours: Light Blue & Violet
Flowers: Primrose, Daffodil, Snow Drop
Scents: Heliotrope & Wisteria
Stones: Amethyst; Jasper & Rock Crystal
Trees: Cedar; Laurel & Rowan
Animals: Otter & Unicorn
Birds: Chickadee & Eagle
Deities: Aphrodite; Brigit; Demeter; Diana; Juno; Kuan Yin &Persephone

Accepting responsibility for past errors; Forgiving; Growth; Healing; Loving the Self; Making Future Plans & Purification


Daily Wisdom
February 1, 2021

“The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.”

-George Eliot, 1874

We make choices all the time, pretty much every moment of every day. We choose when to get up, what to wear, what to eat. And we make big choices, too – whom to marry, where to live, how to live. Every choice we’ve made up until now has brought us to this point in time. We have learned from our choices, and we have grown. Where do we go from here? It’s our choice.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.


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