Cat’s Morning Bits for February 2, 2021
Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Imbolc Blessings! 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.
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.
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
Spirit Library: Reflect & Reframe (a message from Kate Spreckley)
The frequency of the incoming energies has increased significantly and is highlighting where we as individuals and as a collective are out of balance within the realms of the mind, our thinking and our consciousness.
IMBOLC FIRE AND ICE SPELL
Witch, Indeed: Imbolc: A Pathway to Renewal
Imbolc has always been a guidepost to me. Not only does the day herald the half-way point of winter (Yay, Spring!) and honor Brigid (who I am devoted to), but it is also a time for reset after the many moods of January.
ThoughtCo: Deities of Imbolc
Although traditionally Imbolc is associated with Brighid, the Irish goddess of hearth and home, there are a number of other deities who are represented at this time of year. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, many gods and goddesses of love and fertility are honored at this time.
Hymn to Brighid
Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Imbolc
Imbolc is also known as Candlemas or Brigid’s Day. This point on the wheel of the year focuses on the return of spring. It marks the transformation of the goddess from crone to maiden. Celebrations on this day mark the successful passage through winter and the anticipation of a new agricultural year.
Today’s DIY: Wreath for Imbolc- Magical Crafting – Witchcraft – Celebrate Imbolc, Imbolc Altar, Wheel of the Year
By The Pale Moonlight: The Saining of Brigit – A Ritual For Candlemas (Imbolc)
The important Celtic feast of Candlemas fell in the middle… (February 2nd). It was held to mark the quickening of the year, and was the first of the four ‘cross-quarter days’ on which British witches celebrated their Sabbaths…
3 Pagans And A Cat: Imbolc: Festival of Hearth and Home
I’ll be honest, I’m not feeling the Imbolc vibe this year. It’s hard to imagine Spring arriving any time soon when bitter cold, gray skies, and snow are your current reality. Michigan. So drab in Winter. However, I can get behind the celebration of hearth and home. Warmth. Encouraging anticipation of more hopeful days ahead. So, that is what I’m going to focus on.
EarthSky News: Locate Cassiopeia the Queen
In skylore and in Greek mythology, Cassiopeia was a beautiful and vain queen of Ethiopia. It’s said that she committed the sin of pride by boasting that both she and her daughter Andromeda were more beautiful than Nereids, or sea nymphs. Pridefulness, in mythology, is never wise.
Dandelion Lady: The Heart of Fire, an Imbolc Prayer Based upon the Sacred Heart
Imbolc is a time of quiet celebration. It is the letdown holiday after the bright flair of Yule and the importance of Samhain and the ancestors. In my family Imbolc is a time for staying home, doing crafts, and keeping the hearth fire lit, whether it’s kept in a fireplace, on an altar with candles, or using twinkle lights.
Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Imbolc (Candlemas)
Inner Journey: TIME TO BLOSSOM
“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.”
— Julia Cameron
Many of us unconsciously believe that we’re unworthy or defective. We adopted this belief very early in our lives when the people we looked up to disapproved of our demands, wishes and behaviours. We concluded that we had to learn to be good.
Unfortunately, ‘being good’ usually meant giving up our own differences or uniqueness. We learned that we might get the love we wanted if we acted and felt like others wanted us to.
If we seek true joy and connection with life, we now need to remove these artificial masks and express our deep authentic nature.
“For all those years you’ve protected the seed. It’s time to become the beautiful flower.”
— Stephen C. Paul
A Note from the Universe
Smiling people do less and get more.
Imbolc Crafts – Brigid’s Cross
Magical Correspondences for Imbolc
Date: February 2
Names: Imbolc, Imbolg, Oimealg, Brids day
It symbolizes fire and purification, the quickening of the earth, and =lows of milk for the baby Sun God.
This is a time for initiation, dedication, re-affirmation and burning the Yule greens.
Colors for Imbolc: White, yellow or light blue
Herbs and Incense for Imbolc: Bay, basil, benzoin, angelicia, myrrh, blackberry, celandine, heather, iris, violet
February 2, 2021
“Choice is the essence of what I believe it is to be human.”
-Liv Ullmann, 1984
Some people might say that choice is free will. We exercise our free will by making the choice that we feel is best for us at the time. We always have a choice. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, but we do. We might need to get creative to see the possibilities, but once we do we see that life is a banquet, it’s like an all-you-can-eat buffet! Choose wisely, choose well.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune
You may have made careful plans or scheduled everything to perfection, but there are too many variables today to allow most of your plans to play out. Things may come up, one after another, and make this a scattered day. This is temporary and probably will have little impact on tomorrow, so just flow with it best you can and don’t let the instability bother you.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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