Cat’s Morning Bits for February 18, 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.
“I stood beside a hill
Smooth with new-laid snow,
A single star looked out
From the cold evening glow.
There was no other creature
That saw what I could see–
I stood and watched the evening star
As long as it watched me.”
- Sara Teasdale, February Twilight
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: Reframe Change
With the Full Moon we are navigating events that are central to the changes we now need to make. As a result, any resistance to change will surface offering us the opportunity to shift our perspective and reframe change as something exciting and inspiring rather than something that we need to fear.
Forest Witch Q&A | “Trees talk to me” 🧝🏻♀️ & Exploring the woods together🌲
Spirituality & Health: Winter Magick: 3 Balancing Rituals Using Snow
BY MEGAN SHOOP-VOLZ
Snow’s dual energies of quietude and preparation make it excellent for rebalancing our energies.
In cold climes throughout the winter months, something incredible happens. The atmosphere cools and droplets of moisture in the air freeze into millions of unique hexagonal crystals. Wafting gently to the earth, they cling together to form a cold, insulating blanket of snow.
Learn Religions: Rhiannon, Horse Goddess of Wales
In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon is a horse goddess depicted in the Mabinogion. She is similar in many aspects to the Gaulish Epona, and later evolved into a goddess of sovereignty who protected the king from treachery.
MBG: How To Navigate Pisces Season 2022, From The AstroTwins
The Sun visits a new zodiac sign every 30 days or so. During each “season” everyone feels the influence of the prevailing astrological energy. Pisces season 2022 begins February 18 and ends March 20.
A Magical Path/ Danu’s Irish Herb Garden
Pagan Library: The Charge of the God
Listen to the words of the Horned God, the Guardian of all things wild and free, and Keeper of the Gates of Death, whose Call all must answer:
I am the fire within your heart…
The yearning of your Soul.
I am the Hunter of Knowledge
Treehugger: Get Outside for the Great Backyard Bird Count
It only takes 15 minutes out in nature.
Get out your binoculars and head outdoors.
The 25th edition of the Great Backyard Bird Count takes place Feb. 18 through 21 as researchers ask citizen scientists around the globe to help them track changes to bird populations over time.
EarthSky News: Circumpolar stars stay up all night long
What are circumpolar stars?
Circumpolar stars always reside above the horizon, and for that reason, never rise nor set. All the stars at the Earth’s North Pole and South Pole are circumpolar. Meanwhile, no star is circumpolar at the equator.
Patheos-Pagan: Simple Magic IS Advanced Magic (6 Minutes of Witchcraft)
Whether it’s art, witchery, dance, etc – if you’re thinking “this is too simple, I need something more advanced” – it’s often a sign that you might need to go back to square one. Because the reality is that you’ve likely not gotten “simple” down.
Pagan Playlist: DZIVIA “ŽNIAJAR MROJAŬ (DREAM REAPER)” Orchestral / Epic / Folk music
THE EYES OF THE SOUL
Today, we want to share a passage from Martia Nelson’s book, ‘Coming Home’:
“My greatest teacher was the experience of living in split realities: personality and true self. Personality is our daily companion, our conscious self that sees the world through the eyes of limitation and dutifully keeps us informed about what we can and cannot do. True self, on the other hand, patiently stands by, offering the unwavering knowledge that a state of vibrant well- being and unlimited possibility is our true nature, a birthright that can be lived if we choose to do so. … True self simply refers to the aspect of our being that is completely aware of its expanded nature no matter what we may be experiencing at the time.”
Whenever we feel constrained, fearful, unworthy, inadequate or anything we deem to be negative, we have identified with our personality. We can always choose to view the same situation from the perspective of our soul.
“As a Witness, you begin to discover that you are not that which you have been observing; you are not those things that you have been noticing about your body. Instead, you are the noticer.”
— Wayne Dyer
A Note from the Universe
You’re going to be shocked because one day you’re going to look at yourself, your life, and your ways, and you’re going to see that your every idiosyncrasy, quirk, folly, and so-called fault were among your greatest assets.
Oh my, I was having such a good day when I dreamed of you.
Today’s Recipe: Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins
Big Blueberry muffins with a crusty sugar topping. A recipe I got from my Grandma. The blueberries and the sweet batter are fabulous together. Favorites of all who have tried them. Quick and easy, made with few ingredients. Remember to use paper liners!
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 18, 2022
“If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Excellence is noticed in this society. Excellence is honored. It doesn’t matter if it comes with an award, or a paycheck, or the appreciation of others, or even just our own peace of mind knowing that we have done something good – excellence is its own reward.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky day.
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