Cat’s Morning Bits for January 28, 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.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
-Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-68)
ThoughtCo: Imbolc Traditions and Customs
Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today’s Imbolc celebrations.
MBG: How To Declutter Your Whole Life For More Joy, Ease & Creativity
We all know the benefits of decluttering our homes, but what about the rest of our lives? Everyone has their own version of “life clutter” that builds up in romantic relationships, friendships, workflow, scheduling, etc.
Pioneer Thinking: Essential Oils for The Soles of The Feet
Essential oils can benefit the body most quickly when inhaled or put on the soles of the feet. Recent research is showing that oils placed on the soles of the feet can enter the bloodstream within seconds and can reach virtually every cell of the body very soon thereafter.
Today’s DIY: How To Make The World’s Easiest Lotion Bars For Soft & Sexy Skin
Dry skin is a problem that plagues many. Not only does dry skin look unsightly, but it can also be painful and irritating. Perhaps you load on the moisturizer only to find that your dry skin persists?
Elephant Journal: This is Self-Love. This is Self-Care. This is being your own Best Friend.
So often in my life I have heard people say, “We all need to love ourselves,” or “You don’t love yourself enough.”
My first reaction to this used to be, “What the bleep are they talking about?”
A couple of times I even sat down and tried it. I sat in a quiet place and thought, “Okay, love yourself.” Nothing happened. I concluded that loving yourself was some kind of woo-woo nonsense.
MNN: 9 interesting facts about the Nile River
Even after nurturing humans for thousands of years, this iconic river is still invaluable and enchanting. It may also be in trouble.
EarthSky News: Don’t miss young moon and Venus after sunset (Neptune’s there, too)
How many of you have been watching the dazzling planet Venus – third-brightest celestial object, after the sun and moon – in the west at dusk and nightfall?
Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick : The Witch’s Willow
Witchcraft and Willow go hand and hand. Having properties of healing, creativity, protection, fertility and divination, it is honored in many different magickal traditions. In the Celtic tradition the Willow Moon time was said to occur from April 15 to May 12th.
A NEW VIEW
A friend shared this moment of awakening. She was moaning, “I never get anything done.” Her companion replied, “Perhaps you never get EVERYTHING done.” Oh… of course!
A shift in perspective can bring both understanding and release.
“Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.”
— Maria Mitchell
A Note from the Universe
Do you know what I’d really, really like?
For you to know that I think about you every moment of every day.
Today’s Recipe: Ta’ameya (Egyptian Falafel)
“Falafel, or ta’ameya as we call it in Egypt, is an all-time favorite street food. In most parts of the Middle East, falafel is made with ground chickpeas. However, in Egypt, we make it with dried fava beans. They are best served with pita bread, tomato, onions, and tahini sauce.”
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
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
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
January 27, 2020
Beginnings & Endings
“‘Begin at the beginning.’ the King said, gravely, ‘and go till you come to the end; then stop.'”
-Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 1865
Just where is this “beginning?” It’s an arbitrary thing. There is no real beginning, and there is no real end. Remember when it was New Year’s 2000 and the big argument was whether the New Millennium started on January 1, 2000 or January 1, 2001? And there was this huge concern about Y2K? It all seems so silly now. Each day is another day. We can choose when our beginnings are. We can begin right here, right now, right where we are. Or we can wait until tomorrow! It’s our choice, not the calendar’s o
Daily Tarot: The Judgement
It may be a busy, perhaps chaotic, day but underneath it all will be a prevailing sense of good will. Judgement tells you that people will wish you well and want to help you, no matter how much work they create for you. You may enjoy a cheerful outlook, too, that will last all day and make you productive and popular. Enjoy some good times with people today.
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