Cat’s Morning Bits for February 10, 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 dies into the spring, to be born again in the autumn.”
- Marche Blumenberg
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: Evaluate Your Intentions
The call to awaken, heal and transform is persistent and demands that we confront those aspects within ourselves that keep us limited and out of alignment with our soul.
Mountain Witches of Appalachia
Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Visual Art
BY BECKY GARRISON
Whether making art or taking it in—at museums, galleries, or on the street; through books; or even on screens—engaging with visual art can be a spiritual experience if we’re willing to open ourselves up to the possibility.
Learn Religions: Moon Phase Names in the Southern Hemisphere
By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019
In most neo-Pagan and Wiccan traditions, the names given to the various moon cycles are based upon a couple of different sources. Some come to us from the Native American tribes of North America, and others are rooted in Celtic and western European mythology.
How to be a Green Witch | Rituals, Ideas & Lifestyle/ The witches’ cookery
Mountain Rose Herbs: A Story of Earth Medicines
Curanderismo is a 500-year-old traditional healing practice that is still in existence today. It is influenced by Spanish, indigenous Mexican, the Moors, West African, and Native American traditional healing practices, and is a result of the blending of these cultures during colonization.
Treehugger: Why Whales Don’t Drown When They Eat
Lunge-feeding whales have anatomy that protects them when they gulp food.
Watch a voracious whale go lunging after its prey in the water and it’s nearly incredible the whale doesn’t drown.
Whales gulp down so many gallons of water as they swim at rapid speeds, grabbing mouthfuls of krill-filled water.
EarthSky News: Meet Taurus the Bull in the evening sky
Did you know? You can see the constellation Taurus the Bull during Northern Hemisphere fall through spring (or Southern Hemisphere spring through fall). It sits in the evening sky close to the easy-to-see constellation Orion. Basically, Taurus the Bull takes the form a two-pronged fork, with the center V-shape consisting of an actual star cluster – a family of stars in space – that we call the Hyades.
Patheos-Pagan: Starting Again, Finding Direction
With each Samhain, I find myself thinking about the previous year and its intention. What have I done? What might I do next? I might ask the ancestors for guidance, my beloved dead for wisdom, and my heart for direction in building an intention.
Pagan Playlist: Vishal Naidu – Fragments Of Serenity (Full Album Premiere)
Inner Journey: BIG MIND, LITTLE MIND
“It is the mind that makes one wise or ignorant, bound or emancipated.”
— Sri Ramakrishna
Zen distinguishes big mind from small mind. Big mind identifies with its process, is impersonal and participates universally. Big mind is unlimited possibilities, deeper understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, insight, connectedness, attention.
Small mind is self centred and focuses only on itself. It is compulsive, limited, reactive and mechanical. Small mind feeds on itself — fear reacts to fear, judgment reacts to judgment, anger sparks more anger.
Always seek higher perspectives and you will in time find freedom.
“If a pickpocket meets a Holy Man, he will see only his pockets.”
— Hari Dass
“Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.”
— Lord Thomas Dewar
A Note from the Universe
Have you ever thought you just might be the reason birds sing, flowers bloom, butterflies flit, puppies play, cats meow, seasons change, rains fall, stars shoot, the moon waxes, and the sun rises?
I suggest you do.
You are the reason,
Today’s Recipe: Creamy Cilantro Chicken
Chicken breasts in a light cajun and cilantro cream sauce are best served with cubed red potatoes and green beans or asparagus. Dish can also be served over rice, pasta, or egg noodles.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus
February 10, 2022
“Is not this the true romantic feeling – not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.”
We can live life “in love” all the time. When we love our life, and ourselves, we are filled to the brim with joy and peace. We overflow with wonder that spills out to the world and makes it a better place to be.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune
It could be hard to sit still today and every little distraction may look more like an invitation to take a break or start the next thing. Get a lot done anyway by concentrating on short tasks and short conversations. A checklist helps keep things smooth and organized. Afterward, maybe take a nice long walk, stretch those legs, and shake the day’s dust off your shoulders.
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