February’s Full “Quickening” Moon 

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February’s Full “Quickening” Moon 

Date: February 19, 2019

Time: 7:53 am PST  / 8:53 am MST / 10:53 am EST


On Tuesday, February 19th we celebrate the “Quickening Moon”. Other names for this moon are the Trappers Moon, Budding Moon, Moon When Trees Pop, Ice Moon, Storm Moon, Hunger Moon, Horning Moon, Big Winter Moon. The first signs of spring are beginning to show and you actually feel the earth waking up. The energy is dense and slow, it’s a time for new life and rebirth. At this time of year people are tired of being cooped up. They miss the light and warmth of the sun and like the sleeping plants find themselves reaching for a new beginning.

This moon is a good time for magical workings that involve focus on personal advancement and achievement. On a personal level work on plans for your future. What do you hope for and what dreams do you hold inside yourself? These are the things to consider as you set goals for yourself. The key is to be willing to accept responsibility for past mistakes and be mature enough to let them go and move on. Dare to dream and hope as you look into the future.

To honor this moon try wearing colors in shades of blue and purples and adorn yourself with sacred stones like rose quartz, amethyst and earthy jasper’s.
Blessings,

Cat

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 2019

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.

Blessings, Cat

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“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

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Spirituality & Health: Fall in Love with Being Single
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER

The feast of St. Valentine is February 14th, a day when all things heart-shaped and chocolate-covered are celebrated. Valentine’s Day can rub some people the wrong way, especially if they are single in a culture that is bent on making everyone part of a “happy couple.” Being single, however, has many perks. Let’s look at some of the reasons to embrace being single, if you happen to be.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/02/04/fall-in-love-with-being-single

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MBG: Happy Lunar New Year! Here’s What The Year Of The Pig Symbolizes

Come on out of the doghouse—there’s a party in the pen! As we celebrate the Chinese (Lunar) New Year this February 5, 2019, the Year of the Earth Pig begins, kicking off the night before with the Lunar New Year’s Eve on February 4. After two intense years, this convivial cycle gives us a chance to “rest and digest.” The pregnant pause of 2019 might even help us make some sense of all the global mudslinging that’s been going around. Serenity now?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/year-of-the-pig-symbolism

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Daily Good: On Defining Spirit

“What then is the spiritual? I find it difficult to define directly. It’s much easier to say what it isn’t that what it is. For example — the spiritual is often confused with the moral, but it’s not the moral. Morality is concerned with issues of right and wrong. Although often attributed to the “godhead”, it actually has a social basis and reflects a social tradition or consensus. What is considered moral varies from culture to culture and from time to time within the same culture.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2215/on-defining-spirit-rachel-naomi-remen/

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The Wild Hunt: “Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual”: an exhibition

The Wild Hunt reviews an ongoing exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery, “Signs and Sounds of Ancient Ritual,” which explores the world of ancient religious ritual through human sensation.

Read more…..

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MNN: JOMO is my new favorite thing
If you’re at all introverted, it could be yours, too.

If you’re over FOMO (fear of missing out) — or you were never into it in the first place, you’ll be happy to hear that JOMO is now a thing. That’s the joy of missing out.

For all of us who enjoy not just a night in, but a week of evenings spent reading, watching movies, working on our own little projects, or hiking, biking and otherwise loving the great outdoors, we know all about JOMO

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/blogs/jomo-my-new-favorite-thing

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EarthSky News: See the Double Cluster in Perseus 

Tonight, find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. It’s a wonderful sight to see, assuming your sky is dark. To see it at this time of year, face North to Northwest as darkness falls. The Double Cluster consists of two open star clusters, known as “H” and “Chi” Persei (also called NGC 884 and 869).

https://earthsky.org/tonight/the-double-cluster-in-perseus

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Patheos-Pagan: Anglo-Saxon Based Holiday Calendar 2019

It’s a bit late this year, but here is my Anglo-Saxon calendar of holidays for 2019. The standard disclaimer applies: this calendar is based on my interpretation of the Venerable Bede’s description of the Anglo-Saxon calendar in his work De Temporum Ratione.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/heathenatheart/2019/02/anglo-saxon-based-holiday-calendar-2019/

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Inner Journey:

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

“The burden is equal to the horse’s strength.”
— The Talmud

What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?

If you make a list of the two and study them, you may discover they match.

Life needs us to bring our strengths to the world. To encourage us to do so, we have weaknesses that give rise to problems that require us to call on our strengths to solve them. Ingenious, don’t you think?

“Our weaknesses are divine gifts that when embraced will enable us to make our purposeful contribution to the whole, which is why we incarnated in the first place.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Some people are happiest when they have something to be unhappy about.

I say, let them be “happy.”

Not you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Saffron Rice Cake with Chicken 

This Persian dish is basically a savoury “cake” made from rice, yogurt, eggs, saffron and chicken. How it all binds together creates this most comforting pillowy texture unlike any other. Because it’s cooked in a pot with oil, it has this amazing crispy outer shell. You slice right into it just like a cake, and enjoy the crisp exterior and the soft interior.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Saffron-Rice-Cake-with-Chicken-Tahchin-Polo-Ba-Morgh.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Beliefnet: Getting Rid of What Isn’t Working to Create Your Best Life
As human beings, we have free will. That means that from the moment we are born, we are making choices, every moment of every day. And the choices that we make end up creating the life that we live. So,…

Read more………………..

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It Requires Patience: Cat’s Angel Message for January 21, 2019

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It Requires Patience: Cat’s Angel Message for January 21, 2019 

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts  are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.


Enlightenment must come little by little – otherwise it would overwhelm. – Idries Shah


121:  In today’s society it seems that we have more responsibilities and things that require our energy, money and time. It’s easy to become overwhelmed which can cause us to weighted down with worry and fear about everything from the future to finances. When we allow these things to take hold it overrides our positive thoughts and energies as well as blocking our forward progress. Our angels are reminding us today of how powerful our thoughts really are. We are responsible for how our lives turn out and how we think, react and see things plays a BIG part in that. The angels know that we have it in us to accomplish great things so they asking us to do our best at keeping our thoughts aligned with our dreams and goals. They are always available to help us and all we need to do is ask. Have faith in the Universe and in yourself. Above all remember to have patience  and nurture the  believe that you are worthy of great things. Tend your thought seeds and encourage them to them grow as they help manifest your efforts into reality.


Keep working with Archangel Sandalphon to ensure that your prayers and requests are delivered to the helpers who are best suited to your needs. Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self improvement. He can also help us to open a clear line of communication with the divine. And, Aine, the Irish goddess of wealth and fertility shows us the path to increasing faith in both the Source and in ourselves. “True wealth is everywhere, but first you must find it within. Use the seeds you are gifted and use them to help you to grow your abundance.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are:

Yellow Jasper helps provide clarity on mental and emotional levels. It also starts us in a positive direction while helping us to find realistic and workable solutions.

Turquoise helps to purify our energy and clears away negative energy. it aids our problem solving skills and protects us against self self sabotaging thoughts and actions.

Howlite helps to calm stress, fear and promotes patience as it provides a link to the universal realms and prepares the mind to receive guidance.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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January’s Full Moon (The Wolf Moon)

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January’s Full Moon (The Wolf Moon)

Sunday, January 20, 2019 

9:16 pm PST /  10: 16 pm MST /  12:16 am  EDT


It’s January and time for the first full moon of the new year, the Wolf Moon. The Full Moon itself offers powerful energy for rituals of prophecy, divination and protection. Any spell-work that requires extra energy, such as finding a new job or healing serious conditions, is best begun during the full moon. Also for love, gaining sacred knowledge, legal matters, attracting money and prophetic dreams.

It will also be a full lunar eclipse which adds a little extra power. The moon will be riding in the sign of Leo which reminds us of the important of  accepting feedback from others and using it for self improvement. The addition of the full lunar eclipse brings awareness of relationships on all levels and life areas. it’s time to initiate change and welcome the opportunities that change brings.

The Native Americans named this moon the Wolf Moon because during the long dark nights the wolves were hungry and would often howl outside the lodges of the people. Other names for this full moon include the Cold Moon, Winter Moon (Colonial), Holiday Moon (China), Quiet Moon (Celtic), Ice Moon (neo Pagan), Disting Moon, Moon of Little Winter and the Chaste Moon.

The January moon traditionally honored the Chinese deity Ch’ang-O, who was the goddess of the bedchamber and the protector of children. Other goddesses for January  include Freya, Inanna, Hera, Sinn and Sarasvati. To honor this moon try wearing colors of white, black and silver and adorning yourself with hematite, garnet, jet, onyx or chrysophase.

Blessings,

Cat


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A Matter of Perspective: Cat’s Angel Message for November 28, 2018 

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A Matter of Perspective: Cat’s Angel Message for November 28, 2018 

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching our thoughts.  Remember that POSITIVE opens and draws and NEGATIVE closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


Unexpected events can set you back or set you up. It’s all a matter of – perspective. – Mary Anne Radmacher


1128: Good news! The things that we’ve been working on are beginning to manifest. Your faith in yourself, and in the Universe will continue to help you as things unfold. When we believe in ourselves it increases our feelings of security and our power as a creator, and it also opens the doors to abundance. Remember, abundance comes in many forms so be open to receiving it on all levels. These blessings have an uncanny way of showing up in the areas that we need them whether we are currently aware of them or not. If a blessing shows up somewhere unexpected surround it with positive intentions and know that it will open new doors and pathways for you to explore!


Archangel Raziel helps us to open our minds and hearts which helps us to activate the manifestation process and our own creator power. The Ascended Master El Morya teaches us that our ability to have faith in ourselves comes from within. It is born of confidence and gratitude, both of which bring our blessings into clear focus. And the Roman Goddess Abundantia showers us with blessings of prosperity, luck and abundance. She tells us, “ Your faith in the bounty of the universe serves you well. Cast aside your worry and embrace the richness of your life because you have so much to grateful for.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are Spinel which rejuvenates our energy and brings relief from stress and Seraphinite, whose gentle energy clears the heart chakra and helps to open us to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life, and shows the changes that we need to make to best helps us on our path.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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November’s Full “Mourning” Moon 11-22-23

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November’s Full “Mourning” Moon, 22-23, 2018
9:39 pm PST /10:39 pm MST /  12:39 pm EDT

After Samhain we enter the dark period where the seasons seem to slow down. It was during this time that the ancient people readied themselves for the coming winter. The last harvest was over and they prepared their final provisions and made their homes as winter-proof as possible.

Other names for this months moon are: Beaver Moon ( Colonial. Farmers Almanac says this was the last time to set beaver traps before the ponds froze over, however, the beavers themselves were making ready for the winter just as the people were!) White Moon (China), Trading Moon (Cherokee), Sassafras Moon (Choctaw), Moon When Horns Are Broken Off (Dakota), Dark Moon (Celtic), Snow Moon (Medieval English), Tree Moon (Neo-Pagan), Fog Moon, Frosty Moon, Full Frost Moon, Hunter’s Moon.

November’s moon also honors dark goddesses like Kali, Hecate, and Bast. Use purple candles for your Full Moon observance and burn Full Moon Incense of anise, lavender and rosemary or single blends of patchouli or mugwort. This is also a good time to cleanse and charge your moonstones, just place them on a windowsill during the night of the full moon.
It is a time of mourning as we join the Goddess in remembering her love who has gone on to the Other world. But is also a time when we must also remember that all periods of mourning DO come to an end. The Crone is now the womb and will become the Mother in about six weeks time. While the “outer growth” is slowing down, we find it a good time to work on inner growth. While the Earth Mother rests it is a good time for tying up the loose ends in our lives. Let go of what no longer serves us and say farewell to bad relationships and habits. It is also a time of contemplation when we can strengthen our personal connection to the Divine Source.

To celebrate this full moon try wearing colors in grays or blues and adorn yourself with lapis, turquoise, moonstone or topaz.


November

YET one smile more, departing, distant sun!
One mellow smile through the soft vapoury air,
Ere, o’er the frozen earth, the loud winds ran,
Or snows are sifted o’er the meadows bare.
One smile on the brown hills and naked trees,
And the dark rocks whose summer wreaths are cast,
And the blue Gentian flower, that, in the breeze,
Nods lonely, of her beauteous race the last.
Yet a few sunny days, in which the bee
Shall murmur by the hedge that skim the way,
The cricket chirp upon the russet lea,
And man delight to linger in thy ray.
Yet one rich smile, and we will try to bear
The piercing winter frost, and winds, and darkened air.

William Cullen Bryant
1794-1878

Full Moon Blessings,

Cat



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