Cat’s Morning Bits for February 21, 2020
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.
And then the snows came, and the squirrel slept
Within the upper chambers of the oak;
And through the night the watchful rabbit leapt
And the wild fox within his den awoke.
-James Newton Matthews (1852-1910)
Natural Living ideas: 4 Reasons To Go & Find Purple Dead-Nettle
You’ve probably seen purple dead-nettle growing at one time or another, even if you didn’t realize it.
This common plant that’s native to Europe and Asia, can now be found throughout North America too, and it’s very widespread
ThoughtCo: The Pendle Witches
In 1612, a dozen people were accused of using witchcraft to murder ten of their neighbors. Two men and nine women, from the Pendle Hill area of Lancashire, eventually went to trial, and of these eleven, ten were eventually found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging.
MBG: Pulling This Tarot Card Is Basically A Green Light From The Universe
Reading tarot cards may have hazy associations with fortunetelling, but this centuries-old practice isn’t nearly as mystical as it seems. At its best, reading tarot cards can be a direct line to your own intuition and wisdom. The practice helps one hone skills like mindfulness and meditation, and tapping into those abilities can illuminate a positive path forward in every area of your life.
Karma Tube: Mother Trees Connect the Forest
In this real-life model of forest resilience and regeneration, Professor Suzanne Simard shows that all trees in a forest ecosystem are interconnected, with the largest, oldest, “mother trees” serving as hubs. The underground exchange of nutrients increases the survival of younger trees linked into the network of old trees. Amazingly, we find that in a forest, 1+1 equals more than 2.
Today’s DIY: Witch Cauldron
Elephant Journal: 5 Steps to Practicing Radical Self-Love.
It’s mid-February and we just passed an explosion of pink hearts and roses everywhere.
But true, unconditional love—that’s something that we can’t decorate with Xs and Os.
MNN: Australian Aboriginal tale might be the oldest story ever told
Evidence suggests this story has been passed on for 37,000 years.
In science, we don’t often give much credence to witness accounts that are told years after the event they describe, for the simple fact that human recall is flawed. Evidence needs to be more reliable than the feebleness of memory. But now startling new research might force us to reconsider our skepticism of ancient storytelling, reports Science.
EarthSky News: Arc to Arcturus, the springtime star
Tonight, at mid-northern latitudes, look for the brilliant star Arcturus to climb over your eastern horizon around 9 to 10 p.m. local time. That’s the approximate time on your clock, regardless of your longitude. South of the equator, this northerly star rises considerably later in the evening. Click here to know when Arcturus rises into your sky.
Patheos-Pagan: Your Witchcraft Practice Is Valid
When it comes to “valid witchcraft,” there’s an ugly undercurrent in today’s pagan and witchcraft communities. Over the past few months as I’ve been promoting Intuitive Witchcraft, I’ve spoken with a lot of people about experiences of witchcraft invalidation. I’m here to call BS on this issue.
ONE STEP AT A TIME
“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”
— Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Does the prospect of changing and growing seem monumental to you? Just too much to tackle?
Then consider this approach. Take a simple step of affirming your openness to experience more or something new. Or a different first step might be to let go of judgment by embracing the neutral. Begin to see the people, activities and things around you as neither good nor bad.
A journey is made of many small steps. Don’t focus on a far-off destination if you’re not clear how to get there. Build a foundation that is solid for you. We get to new places one step at a time.
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.”
— John Wanamaker
A Note from the Universe
It’s wise never to ask another for what you want.
No, don’t ask me.
No, not even yourself.
Just give thanks, in advance. As if you already had whatever it is the “old-you” would have asked for.
Oh, and by the way, thanks (in advance) for loving every fiber of your supernatural self, as much as I do.
Today’s Recipe: Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes)
“Briam is a traditional Greek roasted vegetable dish with potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, and red onions with lots of olive oil. It is a typical example of Greek cuisine where a few simple ingredients are turned into an utterly delicious dish with little effort.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
February 21, 2020
“There is only one proof of ability: action.”
-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, 1893
There are all kinds of sayings about this – “Talk is cheap.” “Actions speak louder than words.” “Just do it.” “The proof is in the pudding.” We get it! But it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of it every once in awhile… To get good at something, to develop our abilities, we need to take action. And we can do that right now, right here. There’s no reason to put it off any longer. What are we waiting for?
Daily Tarot: The Star
Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow
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