Cat’s Morning Bits for February 22, 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.
Wan February with weeping cheer,
Whose cold hand guides the youngling year
Down misty roads of mire and rime,
Before thy pale and fitful face
The shrill wind shifts the clouds apace
Through skies the morning scarce may climb.
Thine eyes are thick with heavy tears,
But lit with hopes that light the year’s.”
- Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Year’s Carols: February
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: A New Reverence for All of Life
We start this week with the energies of 2222 activating and expanding our mental body and transmuting the unconscious limitations which inhibit our growth and narrow our outlook on life.
Different Pagan Paths & Combining Paths || Pagan Happy Hour
Spirituality & Health: The Antidote to Toxic Positivity by Julie Peters
Difficult emotions are there for a reason. There is one cure for toxic positivity.
“Good Vibes Only.” It’s a T-shirt slogan meant to invite joy and positivity, but it has a shadow, too. Feeling a little down or tired today? Insecure about your weight? What about generally anxious about living in a pandemic? If you’ve got a hint of any bad vibes, you are not welcome here, in this place where only good vibes are acknowledged and seen.
Learn Religions: How to Cast a Circle for a Pagan Ritual
Why Cast a Circle?
Do you need to cast a circle every time you perform a spell or ritual?
Much like many other questions in modern Paganism, this is one where the answer really depends on who you ask. Some people opt to always cast a circle prior to formal rituals, but usually do spellwork on the fly without the use of a circle
MBG: An Upcoming Moon Phase Will Inspire Visionary Ideas, Astrologers Predict
This week, an idea-inspiring quarter moon and rebellious square take the skies—and the United States hits a telling cosmic anniversary. Here’s your horoscope from The AstroTwins.
There are three sides to every story—and, technically, none of them are “the truth.” But under the dimming lights of Wednesday’s quarter moon in Sagittarius, it’s easy to get caught up in a philosophical debate.
Your Unpopular Witchcraft Opinions/ Chaotic Witch Aunt
The Pagan Library: Banishments & Bale-Fires Kihe
Upon the heights of the old, green hill
I met with a sight that intended to thrill
And then jumped in the man at the till:
“A penny per child’s not enough!”
Treehugger: Here’s Dobby, a Baby Aardvark Named for the Beloved ‘Harry Potter’ Character
Conservationists are hand-feeding the calf to help out mom.
The new baby has huge, drooping ears, pink, wrinkled skin, and massive claws. And everyone around him thinks he’s breathtaking.
EarthSky News: Meet Castor: It’s 6 stars in one
Castor, the less-bright Twin
Castor is one of two bright and noticeable stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins. It shines with a bright white light in contrast to the golden glow of Pollux, its brother star, also in Gemini. These two stars are noticeable on the sky’s dome for being bright and close together.
Patheos-Pagan: Magic is Fun!
FEBRUARY 20, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT
I’m a serious writer who writes about serious matters. I encourage people to take their religion and spirituality seriously, and to work on it diligently. There’s not a single whimsical bone in my body – my mother still tells people I was “born 35.”
Pagan Playlist: Dzivia — Rujnuj [Full Album]
“Bias and impartiality is in the eye of the beholder.”
— Lord Barnett
According to Andrew Schneider, the radical difference between personality awareness and soul consciousness is a difference in perspectives. Acquiring a soul perspective allows us to see things differently – and we always see a more inclusive, universal picture. This expanded view adds to an understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of life.
If I insist on hanging on to a personality perspective that is contrary to a soul perspective, the two perspectives will clash. This challenges me to find a way through to a deeper truth than I previously knew. This kind of tension between soul and personality positions is typical of the prelude to transformation that is a vital part of the soul journey.
“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
— Sylvia Plath
A Note from the Universe
The system works.
Move towards it.
Has to happen.
It always does.
I’d elaborate… if it were necessary,
Today’s Recipe: Armenian Stuffed Eggplant (Imam Bayildi)
Served as an easy vegetarian side dish or entree, this eggplant will delight even the most picky eater. The eggplant becomes tender in the oven and absorbs the flavors of tomato, onion, and bell pepper for a wonderful Middle Eastern dish.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
February 22, 2022
“Our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.”
-George Eliot (1819-1880)
Progress is learning more about who we are. Progress is understanding and relating and empathizing with other people because we realize that we are all in this together. There is no separation between us. When we can truly experience that Oneness, we will have made real progress!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Fool
This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.
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