Cat’s Morning Bits for February 19, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 19, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Celtic Tree Month of Ash

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST

Spirit Library: Breaking Point (a message from Kate Spreckley)

During the next few years, we will be urged to build new foundations and the new structures needed for our new reality. In 2021 we are being impelled to consciously align with our soul so that we may recreate a life that is in line with our destiny

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EP10 Your Craft Name & Numerology



Just as any number in Numerology, the soul urge number 8 signifies different attributes in the lives of various human beings.

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ThoughtCo: 7 Goddesses of Empowerment

Think you’d like to embrace the sacred feminine as part of your spiritual development? Here are seven goddesses from around the globe who embody female strength and empowerment in a number of different ways. See which one resonates with you the most!

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Spirituality & Health: The Power of the Moon

Tapping into moon phases can be a powerful practice

The moon does not create its own light; it is illuminated by reflecting the sun’s light—yet the power of the moon can be seen and felt in a variety of ways. Learning how to tap into the phases of the moon can be a powerful practice

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MBG: Rats Are Lucky During The Year Of The Ox In Chinese Astrology — Here’s Why

We’re fresh off the Lunar New Year, which happened last Friday, February 12. In Chinese culture, this is a sacred time of year to attract prosperity and ward off bad luck. Now that we’re in the Year of the Ox, one lucky symbol to note is the Rat. Here, author and feng shui expert Anjie Cho explains why this is the case and how to harness the Rat’s abundant energy in the year to come.

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Daily Good: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

To get better at wintering, we need to address our very notion of time. We tend to imagine that our lives are linear, but they are in fact cyclical.

  • Katherine May –

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

“Wintering is a season in the cold. It is a fallow period in life when you’re cut off from the world, feeing rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress, or cast into the role of an outsider. Perhaps it results from an illness or life event such as bereavement or the birth of a child; perhaps it comes from a humiliation or failure. Perhaps you’re in a period of transition and have temporarily fallen between two worlds.”Katherine May’s poignant and personal book, “Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times,” braids together insights from literature, mythology and the natural world. It makes a compelling case for the transformative power of slowing down and stepping back. Read an excerpt here. { read more }




Treehugger: 8 Peculiar Facts About the Icelandic Chicken

The Icelandic chicken is a hearty, utilitarian breed that is ideal for homesteaders with lots of diverse land and plenty of room. Known as a landrace fowl, Icelandic chickens have been bred and developed for centuries on the Nordic island.

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EarthSky News: Moon in Winter Circle Feb 20, 21 and 22

On February 20, 21 and 22, 2021, you’ll find the waxing gibbous moon shining inside a large asterism that we in the Northern Hemisphere call the Winter Circle (or Winter Hexagon). It’s a very large star pattern made of six brilliant stars. Around the world on these nights, the moon shines inside the Circle.

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Patheos-Pagan: Mix-n-Match Deities: History & Insights

When I need a break from book writing I like to answer Witchcraft and related magickal/spiritual questions. I generally take these questions on Facebook, so if you want to ask me something have at it! Today’s question comes from Martha Kirby Capo who asks

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Kissed by Wolf – ‘AC Valhalla’ Fan Song


Inner Journey: ON SADNESS

“Our sadness is an energy we discharge in order to heal. …Sadness is painful. We try to avoid it. Actually discharging sadness releases the energy involved in our emotional pain. To hold it in is to freeze the painwithin us. The therapeutic slogan is that grieving is the ‘healing feeling.'”
— John Bradshaw

“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”
— William Shakespeare

“There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and recovered hope.”
— George Eliot

“Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.”
— Lao-tzu

“When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.”
— Sufi epigram


A Note from the Universe

Some angels choose cleverly disguised lives in time and space, just to help folks get past judging by appearances.

No, they’re not much to look at, listen to, or dance with, and most would never guess they’re angels… but that’s the point.

Every soul is beautiful,

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Sweet Banana Bread

My mom gave me this recipe and it’s nice and sweet. I normally use three medium-large sized bananas. Nuts can be added, if desired.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
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

Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.


Daily Wisdom
February 19, 2021

The Universe
“A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.

-Stephen Crane

The universe doesn’t give us an engraved invitation to participate in life. And just showing up to the party doesn’t guarantee us a good time. The universe responds to our actions. We get out of it what we put into it.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Tower

Some days something blows up and there’s nothing you can do. It has nothing to do with you, actually; you just happen to be there. While today will probably be uneventful, you may feel emotionally vulnerable and find yourself imaging one worst case scenario after another. Consider these imaginings as drills or dress rehearsals and don’t let any of this unnerve you. You’re fine and will be fine no matter what.


About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan.

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts!

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 27, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 27, 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.

Blessings, Cat


Keen gleams the wind, and all the ground
Is bare and chapped with bitter cold.
The ruts are iron; the fish are found
Encased in ice as in a mold.
-Charles De Kay (1848-1935)


Spiritual Unite: Do You Know About Sacred Geometry Symbols And Meaning?

Sacred geometry symbols and meanings have an essential place in human history. Sacred geometry has been defined as the primary building block of our universe. The underlying principle is mathematics and form. They are found in all nature.

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ThoughtCo: What is a Shrine?

In some magical traditions, people build a shrine to the deity they’ve chosen to honor. While this is slightly different than an altar, it serves a similar purpose.

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MBG: Astro Alert: Monday Could Be One Of The Most Romantic Days Of The Year

This week, loving energy will be trailed by some cosmic curveballs. Here, the AstroTwins share how to stay levelheaded through it all.
On Monday, January 27, two of the solar system’s dreamiest co-stars—Venus and Neptune—spoon shamelessly in poetic Pisces.

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Spirit Library: Spiritual Metaphysics Defined

While physics is the study of physical reality, metaphysics includes that which is beyond the physical, but not necessarily the spiritual. Spiritual metaphysics takes an entirely different orientation. Spiritual metaphysics sees an ultimate, metaphysical source of all creation as the basis of reality.



Today’s DIY: WICCAN ALTAR (on a budget)

IN TODAY’S VIDEO I show you guys my new and improved (and cheap) witchy altar!


Elephant Journal: What Animal are You? Chinese Astrology & Your Horoscope

Many people view Chinese astrology and the Chinese animal signs as something they see on placemats in restaurants.
There is much more to these concepts and ideas that date back more than 2,000 years



MNN: Doggy blood donors save lives
Canine blood banks provide a life-saving resource, but there has been controversy about some operations.



EarthSky News: How many supermoons in 2020?

We’ll enjoy a “season” of 3 full moon supermoons on March 9, April 8 and May 7, 2020. Then we’ll have a “season” of 3 new moon supermoons on September 17, October 16 and November 15, 2020. Supermoon-o-mania, here.


Patheos-Pagan: Plant Spirits & Energies and a meditation

Every single plant, tree, herb and flower will have its own very individual and unique energy. That energy can be use for magical or medicinal purposes. So you could use the herb, leaves, petals or seeds within your magical workings-

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Inner Journey:


“It is never about how good your voice is; it is only about feeling the urge to sing, and then having the courage to do it with the voice you are given.”
— Katie in ‘True to Form’ by Elizabeth Berg

How often have you allowed fear and your inner critic to stop you from doing something you were inspired to do?

Helen Keller said, “Life is either a grand adventure or nothing.” When we allow fear and criticism to stop us in our tracks, we give up that grand adventure. What a waste!

“Be an all-out, not a hold-out.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

A Note from the Universe

Wow! What an incredible run you’ve had! Lots of “firsts,” tons of breakthroughs, countless miracles. Stones overturned, doors unlocked, and journeys just begun. It feels like I’ve waited an eternity for all that’s now happening. (Actually, I have.)

Do you have any idea how many millenniums, billenniums, trillenniums have gone by without you in the world? Thinking the kind of thoughts you now think, doing the kind of stuff you now do, and illuminating all the nooks and crannies (n-o-o-o-o, I didn’t almost say “crooks and grannies”) of the planet I couldn’t otherwise reach?

Too many.

Thanks, and have a great day!

Your fellow Adventurer,

The Universe

Today’s Recipe: Mango Bread

“This is an old family favorite I got from my grandmother.”

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions, and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

Daily Wisdom
January 24, 2020


“The heart outstrips the clumsy senses, and sees – perhaps for an instant, perhaps for long periods of bliss — an undistorted and more veritable world.”
-Evelyn Underhill, 1955

The heart has its own intelligence. Paul Pearsall wrote an amazing book called “The Heart’s Code” where he talks about all the research he has done that proves that the heart actually “thinks.” This is not just an organ in our body that serves a function for us to live. The heart is a sophisticated tool that can help us to live better, more beautifully.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Smooth your way through the day by being as respectable as time and circumstance require. Fit in, look and sound the part that you’ve been assigned, and get a lot done with very little or no resistance. In general, being respectable can be a good thing and serve you well, especially when dealing with new people or with those who don’t know you very well.

About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan.

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts!
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)