Cat’s Morning Bits for February 17, 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 teaches us about detachment, numbness. But it’s a way to get through. From winter we learn silence and acceptance and the stillness thickens.”
- Gail Barison, The Winter Solstice of my Soul
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: February Full Moon
February offers us a rare opportunity to consciously work with the incoming energies to positively manifest change and transformation both within ourselves and in our lives.
Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF COMETS: 3 SIGNIFICANT SIGNS
Since the first of our distant ancestors emerged into human consciousness, we have gazed up at the cosmos and wondered about its mysteries.
Learn Religions: Disposal of Ritual Offerings
A common question that comes up is the matter of how to dispose of offerings made during a ritual once the ritual has concluded. Disposal methods may vary, depending on a few things. For instance, does your particular magical tradition require you to dispose of offerings in a certain way?
MBG: How To Do A ‘Yes Or No’ Tarot Reading For Insights On Simple Questions
When it comes to doing tarot readings, spreads can range from lengthy, multi-card spreads, to single-card spreads that have just one pull. And if you have a simple “yes or no” question on your mind, a “yes or no” spread will be the perfect one for you. Here’s how it’s done, according to experts.
Spiritual morning routine | cozy rituals & productive habits to start the day
Elephant Journal: Grandmother Moon Wisdom—wise little words for your Soul.
Snow moon, eagle moon, full moon in Leo.
Someone said this full moon is sexy, romantic, and spiritual.
Someone else said this full moon is loud and proud—the lion’s roar finally bursting forth.
Another said this moon was a major cycle completion of lifelong patterns that do not serve us. Metaphorically, we’re moving from being buried in snow to melting the patterns away.
Treehugger: How to Help Hummingbirds During the Winter
If you leave a feeder out in winter, will it help the birds or keep them from migrate?
Many hummingbird species are migratory. People who know this often take down feeders in the winter, thinking all the hummingbirds have left and will return when it gets warmer. Some people may even worry their feeder might encourage birds to linger instead of migrate.
EarthSky News: Cassiopeia the Queen reigns in February
Cassiopeia the Queen in late winter and early spring
On late winter evenings and throughout northern spring, Cassiopeia the Queen descends from her throne in the northwest after nightfall. Cassiopeia is one of the easiest constellations to spot because of its distinctive shape. Cassiopeia looks like the letter W or M. Look for the Queen as your sky gets dark in February and March.
Patheos-Pagan: Witch This, Not That: Spirit Animals
FEBRUARY 17, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE
[A conversation between myself and Chase.]
Me: “Ask me what my spirit animal is.”
Chase: “You have a spirit animal?”
Me: “I do not. But remember my post about wasp magic?
Pagan Playlist: a witch’s study playlist
QUESTIONS THAT AREN’T HELPFUL
“We accept many notions because they seem to be the logical answers to our questions. But have we asked the right questions?”
— Harold L. Klawans
Sometimes we ask questions for which we really don’t want the answer! Nonetheless, when we ask a question, our subconscious minds will get to work to answer us.
Here are some examples of questions we want to avoid:
• What’s wrong with me?
• How long could this take?
• What could go wrong?
• How much trouble could it be?
• How hard could it be?
Asking questions can be empowering – as long as they’re smart questions!
“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
— Anthony Jay
A Note from the Universe
A word to the wise, from the wise…
Just because you can’t see it, with your eyes, doesn’t mean you can’t be it.
I can see it,
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 17, 2022
“If people know how hard I have had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful.”
Can you imagine, back in Michelangelo’s time, the artists who felt jealous of his talent? Some of them may have though: “He’s so good, I’ll never be as good, I might as well not even try.” But here Michelangelo is basically saying that anyone can have that excellence. He’s saying that he worked hard to gain mastery of his art. How many of us are willing to put in the work necessary to achieve the excellence that we so desire?
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Magician
Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day
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