Cat’s Morning Bits for February 23, 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: Celtic Tree Month of Ash
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: Greater Freedom & Authenticity (a message from Kate Spreckley)
In the past week there has been a definite shift in gears which has been reinforced by Mercury moving direct over the weekend. We can expect life to start accelerating with the opportunity of new growth, healing and expansion being offered.
“Great Spirit Prayer” (by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887)
Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF NUMBER 12 IN NUMEROLOGY
Optimism, imagination, efficient communication, inspiration, cooperation, and exploration are few of the many qualities of number 12.
ThoughtCo: Taliesin, Chief of the Welsh Bards
In Welsh mythology, Taliesin is the son of Cerridwen, and god of the bards. The tale of his birth is an interesting one – Cerridwen brews up a potion in her magical cauldron to give to her son Afagddu (Morfran), and puts the young servant Gwion in charge of guarding the cauldron
MBG: An Introduction To Myung Sung, The Korean Art Of “Living Meditation
Most forms of meditation ask us to be still and quiet, to take time away from our busy lives and forget about our ever-growing to-do lists. Myung Sung does the opposite.
How do you Pray to the Norse Gods?
Treehugger: 12 Animals That Reproduce Asexually
Asexual reproduction requires only one parent organism and results in genetically identical offspring (like a clone). Since there is no mixing of genetic information required and organisms don’t need to spend time finding a mate, populations can increase rapidly due to asexual reproduction.
EarthSky News: Moon and Gemini February 23, 2021
On the evenings of February 23, 2021, the waxing gibbous moon is bright enough to erase many stars from the blackboard of night. But you’ll likely still see the two bright Gemini “twins” – the stars Castor and Pollux – in the moon’s glare. Another bright star is nearby; it’s Procyon, brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor the Lesser Dog, also known as the Little Dog Star.
Patheos-Pagan: A Spell to Reveal the Truth
I developed this truth spell in a time of great need, when I thought someone who was my adversary was hiding something that would be extremely detrimental to me. Since it was already a situation in which I was at a severe disadvantage, I channeled this spell through my ancestors.
Pagan Playlist: Blackbriar – The Séance (Official Music Video)
Inner Journey: FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT
“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our minds are incredibly powerful. We put that power to work for us when we consciously set an intention to be or do something. Get into the habit of consciously setting an intention for activities throughout your day.
Your intention might support efficiency – for example, to complete a job or project by a specific time. Your intention might support your personal growth, e.g., to undertake a task that scares you. Or it might support more soul connection, e.g., to be grateful for gifts we take for granted.
When we take the time to set an intention, no matter how trivial, we are consciously choosing what we want for ourselves. With consistent attention, your intentions will come to life!
“By becoming a conscious choice-maker, you begin to generate actions that are evolutionary for you.”
— Deepak Chopra
A Note from the Universe
I said, “Yes!” When you first thought of it.
“Now!” when you first asked.
And, “Hallelujah! So be it! Coming right up!” when you first gave thanks in advance.
Believing in you,
Today’s Recipe: Flavorized Slow Cooker Meatloaf
Slow cooker meatloaf is quick and easy with the flavor others lack.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
February 23, 2021
“People fail forward to success.”
-Mary Kay Ash, 1984
It’s a matter of attitude. Some baseball players say that after they strike out they feel relieved, because it just means that the odds are better for them the next time they go up to bat. The important thing is that they do get back up there and have another go at it. Failure doesn’t have to be an obstacle, it can be a stepping stone.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Magician
It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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