Cat’s Morning Bits for February 4, 2022
Good Morning Beautiful Souls! 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.
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
- Edith Sitwell
Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST
Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger
Feb 2 Imbolc
Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!
Feb 14. Valentines Day
Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST
Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins
Spirit Library: Mercury Direct
Mercury shifts out of retrograde today bringing to an end three weeks of internal reflection. With this shift a new or revised direction for our lives begins to arise giving us some clarity and perspective on the form our life is now taking.
Brigid: The Dawn Goddess & Imbolg
Spirituality & Health: Groundhog Wisdom for Sleep
BY SARAH BOWEN
Happy Groundhog Day! Discover what busy humans can learn from their burrowing brethren about restorative Z’s.
Pagan Library: Aridu
Based on the hymn to Ishtar from Acadia
Lord of sun and lady moon
Bright at night and bright at noon
See my offering, hear my call
Lord and lady guard us all.
Sky god An, earth goddess Ki
All do honor unto thee
Spread your seed upon the ground
Bring forth life fecund and round
MBG: How To Make Your Own “Spell Jar” For Love, Protection, Money & More
Spell jars (also known as “witch bottles”) are spiritual tools that can help people identify—and pursue—their innermost desires. Here’s what these jars are all about, plus how to make one (or more!) for whatever it is you’re seeking.
Connecting With The Natural World/ Danu’s Irish Herb Garden
Treehugger: Study: Small Gardens Are Just As Crucial for Bee Conservation As Big Ones
Urban gardens are a critical source of food and habitat for pollinators.
Whether it’s leaving hollow plant stems as nesting sites or making a watering hole for native bees, Treehugger is not short of tips and tricks for more pollinator-friendly gardening practices.
EarthSky News: Venus brightest for 2022 around now
Venus brightest around February 9
Venus is the brightest planet. But it’s blazingly bright in early 2022, at its brightest for this year. You can’t miss it! Look in the sunrise direction on any clear morning around now. When it’s this bright, Venus appears as an eerily eye-catching beacon, low in the dawn sky.
Patheos-Pagan: An Evolution of Magic (6 Minutes of Witchcraft)
JANUARY 31, 2022 BY LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF
Magic. We all know this word, but we tend to understand and use it in so many different ways. I think the less strict we get about what magic is, the more we experience it.
Pagan Playlist: Hymn to Brighid
Why should we care about raising our consciousness? When we set an intention to change and grow, we begin a journey in which we move from coping, to learning and finally, to the enjoyment of living.
Here are some of the shifts we move through:
From dependence on the clock, to charting a direction, to moment-to-moment guidance from intuition.
From doing things right, to doing the right things, to being your true self.
From lack of self discipline to having personal willpower to being completely willing to express our essence.
From being out of control, to being in control, to trusting and letting go of the need to control.
With each step, we experience greater freedom, fulfillment and joy. Worth going for, don’t you think?
“Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.”
— Stephen R. Covey
A Note from the Universe
When it comes to the words you choose whether in your mind or amongst friends, let them be of what you like and love.
What you care about and cherish.
What makes you happy.
What gives you wings.
What makes you dream.
And very little else.
You make me happy,
Today’s Recipe: Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine
A lightened up version of the Cheesecake Factory’s® creamy sun-dried tomato fettuccine pasta dish.
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
February 4, 2022
“Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.”
I like John Sterling’s definition of instinct. It sounds like thinking with our heart, rather than our head. Sometimes in our head we over-think, and maybe that’s where the self-consciousness comes in. Our ego second guesses us. But the way our hearts think it’s pure; it’s instinctual. Paul Pearsall wrote a book called “The Heart’s Code” that explains a lot of this. It’s a remarkable concept
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Moon
Things may be going fine but you’ll still be able to find something to be disappointed about. Rather than looking on the glum side of things, take a walk in the sunshine or at least get some fresh air and make an effort to be more objective. Full-blown optimism may be beyond you today, but you can balance your mood by noticing and maybe making a list of all those things that are going right
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