Cat’s Morning Bits for February 12, 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.
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: Have Faith (a message from Kate Spreckley)
These times of uncertainty and change are encouraging us to let go of the ideas around who we think we are and the attachments to how things should be
How to Give to the Land Spirits (Landvættir)
Spirituality & Health: The Dharma of Trauma
Buddhist minister, activist, and yoga instructor Lama Rod Owens shares his thoughts on the importance of remembering Black history and honoring lineage and how a benefactor practice can begin the process of liberation within the body.
ThoughtCo: The Pink Light Ray, Led by Archangel Chamuel
The pink angel light ray represents love and peace. This ray is part of the metaphysical system of angel colors based on seven different light rays: blue, yellow, pink, white, green, red, and purple.
Spirituality & Health: 7 Affirmations to Balance your Chakras
Chakras are the unseen force that influences our reality. A blocked chakra can present itself various forms, like physical pain and disease, and can also manifest in our financial stability, emotional body, relationships and every other area of our life that you can imagine.
MBG: Tips For Every Chinese Zodiac Animal As We Head Into The Year Of The Ox
It’s time to celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the year of the Ox in Chinese astrology. The type of relationship that your zodiac animal has with the Ox can give some clues as to what the year ahead might have in store for you.
Chinese Zodiac Sign 2021 – Ox
2021 is a year of the Ox, starting from February 12th, 2021 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 31st, 2022. It will be a Metal Ox year.
The recent zodiac years of Ox sign are: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033…An Ox year occurs every 12 years.
Exploring Celtic Mythology: The Morrigan
Elephant Journal: 4 “Hygge” Practices to Transform our Relationships & Outlook on Life.
Hygge is presence and intention—and we need it more than ever.
Hygge: pronounced “hue-gah.”
The word is Danish and regarded as defining of my culture, which is, yes, Danish. Hygge is used as both an adjective and a verb. For example, an event or a place can be “hyggeligt” or people can “hygge” together.
Treehugger: 12 Apps That Will Turn You Into a Nature Expert
Do you wonder which species of bird it is that you keep seeing on your backyard fence? Are you curious about what butterflies are visiting your garden? Would you like to know more about the mammals that call your local park home?
EarthSky News: See the young moon on February 12, 13 and 14
You might – or might not – catch the youngest and the slenderest of young moons, with either the eye alone or binoculars, after sunset February 12, 2021. Find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset and look low in the west as evening dusk is ebbing toward nightfall. If you miss the young moon on February 12, try the next several evenings, February 13 to 15, for example. Day by the day, a wider waxing crescent moon will be higher up in the west at sunset, and will stay out longer after sundown.
Patheos-Pagan: Druid in the City: Sing the Song of Life
This morning I sang to my sourdough starter. I will sometimes sing to my plants. I’m not a good singer, but I do it anyway. For me, singing and music have always been a way to transport myself to another place, or to bring myself back into harmony
Today’s DIY: Witchy DIYs for dark days & balance | Crystal wand | Altar Candles | Sun & Moon
Inner Journey: PROCRASTINATION
“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”
— Don Marquis
Most of us struggle with procrastination — the ‘I’ll do it later’ syndrome. If this is one of your key time wasters, take time to become more aware of your behaviour.
•Identify what you are procrastinating.
•Identify why you have not done these things. Seek out your deepest reason.
•Is there a fear underlying your reason? There is for most people.
We typically procrastinate because of unclear goals, lack of information and/or skills, fear of moving into new territory, fear of failure or success, feeling overwhelmed, lack of time due to over-commitments, poor timing, and general disorganization.
“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
— David Allen
And, just for fun: “The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow.”
— Source Unknown
A Note from the Universe
Whoohoo! The script for the most amazing time in your life is nearing perfection! We’re so excited and happy for you. Bravo. Bravo. Bravo.
It’s complete with friends and laughter, wealth and abundance, health and harmony. And best of all, there are going to be some really neat surprises. BIG surprises! Really HUGE, Texas style.
And you’re gonna say, “B-bu… but… I… I… I… H-Ho… How? Never in all my life have I imagined such outrageousness! All my expectations have been exceeded! Never have I dreamed of being so blessed!” And we’re gonna say, “Oh, yes you did.”
And you’re gonna say, “Oh, no I didn’t.”
And we’ll say, “Did.”
And you’ll say, “Didn’t.”
And then we’ll remind you of those occasions when you simply saw yourself happy. Visualizing euphoric happiness, bypassing the details. Smiling from ear to ear in your mind’s eye, pumping your fist, dialing your friends’ cell-phone numbers with shaking fingers, happy tears running down your face, when you left all of the “hows” to the Universe.
And you’re gonna say, “Oh.”
And we’re gonna say, through tears of our own, “Nice hows, huh?”
Today’s Recipe: Mexican-Inspired Breakfast Casserole
A fun breakfast casserole with a Mexican flair–includes fresh cilantro, eggs, cheese, and veggies. Garnish with avocado slices and sour cream.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
February 12, 2021
“A watermelon that breaks open by itself tastes better than one cut with a knife.”
-Hualing Nieh, 1981
We can have the best teachers in the world. We can read the most amazing books. We can climb a mountain in Tibet and be blessed by a guru. But when we finally “get it” – it’s because we did it. No one can grow for us, no one can learn for us. Life, and its pace, are self-determined. We will get there of our own accord.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The World
Embrace now as a joyful day. At the start, look in the mirror and see the joy that’s already in your eyes. Work with contentment, spend quality time with friends and family, and share your love of life with every stranger you meet. You don’t have to be overbearing and surprise people with your happiness. What you truly feel will shine on its own. The little things may bring you the most joy.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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