Cat’s Morning Bits for February 26, 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: Learning How to Adapt (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Learning how to adapt in times of uncertainty is key in navigating these times of change. The unexpected continues to shake us out of our comfort zones pushing us to shift our perspective
Hidden miracles of the natural world | Louie Schwartzberg
Spiritual Unite: 4 SYMBOLS EMPATHS SHOULD RECOGNISE WHEN DREAMING
Empaths are highly sensitive and perceptive beings that experience everything on a profound level.
ThoughtCo: What Is Magical Binding?
In the course of your magical studies, you may at some point hear someone use the word “binding” in reference to a spell or working. Typically, a magical binding is simply a spell or working that restrains someone metaphysically, preventing them from doing something. It is often used to keep the individual from causing harm to themselves or others.
MBG: What Every Zodiac Sign Can Do Now That Mercury Retrograde Is Over
The first Mercury retrograde of 2021 ended on February 20, and now we can all start speaking a little more freely again.
Asatru, Norse Pagan, or Heathen: Which One is Right for You?
Today’s DIY: Bath Salt Recipes (Pioneer Thinking)
Salt baths drains the aches off from your muscles, while the soothing scents bring sense of calm and well-being. Here are 4 very easy and beloved bath salt recipes.
Elephant Journal: Ode to the Divine Feminine Rising Within Me.
Ode to the She who is Me.
I am on a journey,
Becoming full and complete
As a woman
And as a soul.
Treehugger: ‘How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change’ (Book Review)
Becoming a parent can be a rewarding experience, but with it comes tremendous responsibility. These days, that responsibility includes the unenviable task of explaining the climate crisis to children, and breaking the news to them that the world they’re just getting to know is in fact in danger.
EarthSky News: Full Snow Moon on Feb 26-27, 2021
From around the world these two nights – February 26 and 27, 2021 – the moon will likely appear full to the eye on both nights as it lights up the nighttime from dusk till dawn. In North America, we call the February full moon the Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. As dusk turns into darkness on February 26, you may see a bright star pop out rather close to the moon. That’s Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion.
Patheos-Pagan: Conserving energy by discarding belief in the self
It occurs to me that not believing anything is a way of conserving energy. I’m out on the harbor buying fish and watching the local birds. They sit in a circle. This is not part of a magic ritual called ‘loving myself’ with top self-validation on the agenda. These birds are conserving their energy.
Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Walking With The Ancestors
Inner Journey: OPEN TO THE MOMENT
“Why not concentrate on the now instead of hoping for better times in the future? Why not understand the now instead of forgetting it and hoping for the future? Isn’t the future just another trap?”
— Anthony de Mello
Soul exists only in this moment. Every moment, no matter what the conditions, offers opportunities to touch and experience life in a new way. Our egos, with their fears and desires, easily get trapped in the past and the future, but the power to change exists only in this moment.
We don’t need to know more or have more before we can live more deeply. We simply need to pay attention to what’s happening now. To open without judgment to the worlds around and within us.
“Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
A Note from the Universe
It’s not the “unseen” that’s fiction but the seen.
And you know how fiction goes?
You get to make stuff up.
Today’s Recipe: Fresh Grapefruit Juice Smoothie
A great, delicious way to cool off in the summer! Who knew fruit could taste so good?
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 26, 2021
“To think of losing is to lose already.”
-Sylvia Townsend Warner, 1951
The mind is a very powerful tool. With it we create our reality. The surest way to fail is to focus on failure. Instead, we can picture ourselves doing well, achieving, succeeding, and being happy. When we drive, we look ahead to where we are going. We can’t drive by looking in the rear view mirror. We can’t drive by looking over at the ditch on the side of the road. We need to pay attention to where we want to go, and head in that direction
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Dress well, speak well, and spend time with people who normally might overlook you. Today you have more authority and influence than usual. At work, your superiors will recognize your talents and capabilities (though they might not outwardly acknowledge it). At home, you can be the ruler of all you survey and your word will go unchallenged. Be gracious and make it all beautiful
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