Cat’s Morning Bits for February 18, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 18, 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: Get Clear with your Soul (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Many may wonder at one time or another why they have incarnated here at this particular time. What is the purpose? What are we here to do?

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Lugh – The Impetuous God of the Celts (Celtic Mythology Explained

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SOUL URGE NUMBER 6

Numerology has taken a great part in understanding human life, the same can be said about the soul urge number 6.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Use Spring Flowers in Magic

As spring arrives, our gardens begin to bud and eventually bloom. For hundreds of years, the plants that we grow have been used in magic.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions February Insight

What a crazy energy week its been. Oh, it’s just Tuesday? Oops. The energy begins to ease a bit by end week, though, but so often when we go through the sludge, it stays on us and creates wounds, or opens past wounds

Read more….

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MBG: 6 Creative Ways To Feel & Heal During Pisces Season 2021

Sweet surrender! Pisces season 2021 begins February 18, as the Sun transitions into the sign of the ethereal, enchanted Fish, and ends on March 20. The Sun visits a new zodiac sign every 30 days or so. During each “season” everyone feels the influence of the prevailing astrological energy. This divinely inspired cycle helps us cultivate compassion and heal through creativity

Read more….

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The Celtic Tree Month of Ash/ Nuin: February 18 -March 17

The mighty ash tree can grow up to 130 feet in height and ifs found in Europe and North America and is a member of the Olive family. This tree will stop growing when it reaches approximately 60 years old, it is believed that by that time the tree has obtained its full growth potential.

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Visiting a Sacred Well

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Spirituality & Health: Activate Your Moon Practice With Hand Reflexology and Aromatherapy

Each phase of the moon supports a different direction of attention and energy. Learn how to create a practice using hand reflexology and aromatherapy based on the lunar cycle.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 8 Enthralling Black Mamba Facts

The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is a sleek and slender poisonous snake that’s common in sub-Saharan regions in Africa. Its name derives from the Zulu word imbamba.

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EarthSky News: Moon skims past Mars and Aldebaran February 17-19, 2021

These next three evenings – February 17, 18 and 19, 2021 – watch the moon change position day by day. The waxing crescent moon pairs up with the faint planet Uranus on February 17, flits by the red planet Mars on February 18, and then joins up with the red star Aldebaran on February 19

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Working With The Hagalaz Rune During The Winter Lockdown

The Hagalaz (or Hagel) rune is given the description of hail in both the Anglo Saxon and Norwegian rune poems. Whilst in lockdown this winter, I’ve spent a little time considering this rune and how it plays out in our lives.

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Pagan Playlist: Indigenous Musician Demonstrates the Ancient Voice of the Didgeridoo in Sydney, Australia

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Inner Journey: WHO ARE YOU?

“Please… tell me who you are and what you want. And if you think those are simple questions, keep in mind that most people live their entire lives without arriving at an answer.”
— Gary Zukav

How deeply can you answer this question? Please realize that you are the only one who can answer it. No one else can tell you who you are. You must discover this for yourself. And the challenge of knowing ourselves is no easy task.

We hope this question excites rather than intimidates you. There’s so much more to you than you know at present! Isn’t this intriguing? Perhaps it’s time to go exploring.

“Mysterious and intimidating to contemplate, the human brain is the most complex thing there is and the most difficult task it can undertake is to understand itself.”
— David Noonan

“I don’t think God cares where we were graduated or what we did for a living. God wants to know who we are. Discovering this is the work of the soul – it is our true life’s work.”
— Bernie Siegel

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Try pretending that all you now believe to be real, is not. And that all you wish to be real, is. If only for a few minutes each day.

Then, try acting like all you wish to be real already is real. With just a word here, a sentence there, or some little demonstration. If only in private.

Before long, you won’t even remember if what you used to believe was real or just a dream.

I’m pretending you already do this stuff whenever you want change,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Outrageously Good Orange Cake Recipes

Vibrant, juicy oranges make everything better — especially cake. We’ve gathered ten of our best, brightest orange cake recipes that showcase sweet, citrusy flavor in everything from from an orange-infused olive oil cake to a whipped cream-topped mandarin sponge.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
February 18, 2021

The Universe
“Gazing up at the stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe.”

-Albert Camus (1913-1960)


The universe is vast, indifferent and impartial. It can’t play favorites because it doesn’t recognize the separateness of any particular individual. We’re all in this together, equally. We see the same stars; we feel the same sun

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures.

astrology.com

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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. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 3, 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: 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: Be Open Minded & Flexible (a message from Kate Spreckley)

When we assume that the world works in a linear, logical and fairly predictable way we limit our ability to embrace change and transformation.

Read more….

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Native American ~ Words of Wisdom

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Spiritual Unite: SEEING TRIPLE NUMBERS MEANING – WHEN ARE THEY A WARNING?

Triple numbers are a particular type that may present themselves to us through synchronicity.

If we feel bugged by their repetition of showing triple digits consistently,

Read more……

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ThoughtCo: Bird Gods From Different Cultures

Birds have been honored, revered, and worshipped in many different cultures throughout history, and the representation of birds as gods or god-like figures is just one of the many cultural connections between humans and birds.

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Patheos / New Visions: Insights from the Toltec Prophecies: 2021-2026

Do you remember back in 2012 when the Mayan calendar said that the world was going to end? Some believed that the calendar prophesied that a cataclysmic, doomsday event would occur on December 21st of that year.

Read more…

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MBG: Mercury Is Retrograde Again — Here’s Your To-Do List

Another Mercury retrograde has rolled around, and this one is the first of 2021. Known for messing with communication, technology, and travel, there’s a certain dread that comes with the recurring retrograde of the messenger planet.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Plants for February

It may be cold outside and the garden a little bleak but there are still some stunning plants to be had that will really give your garden a lift at this time of year. From early bulbs to flowering shrubs, here is a short list of some of the very best.

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Today’s DIY: February Plan With Me, Witchy Planner – Planner Stickers, Self Love Theme, Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 18 Ways to Honor yourself Each & Every Day.

I am a self-proclaimed expert in the art of self-love and self-care.
I have gone from abusing myself in many, many ways to falling madly in love with myself on so many levels.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 18 Extraordinary Types of Monkeys

There are nearly 200 different species of monkeys found around the world. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the adorable four-ounce pygmy marmoset to the massive 119-pound mandrill-

Read more ….

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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).

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Rainbows at Candlemas

On a frigid February morn
dawn breaks through dark
clouds like a billiard ball,
casting aside gloom
with revolutionary pinks
that will not suffer woe.

Read more….

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Basic Tarot Card Spreads for Beginners

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Inner Journey: FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR COMMITMENTS

“Our high resolves look down on our slumbering acts.”
— L.E. Landon

How do you put things off, make excuses, or let anyone or anything get in the way of your commitments?

What are you saying to yourself and your subconscious mind (which records all of your patterns) when you do not complete what is important to you?

Pick a task or new habit to which you will re-commit. Show yourself and your inner programming that you CAN complete and that you are serious about what you say.

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of anuncompleted task.”
— William James

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”
— Edward Young

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you ever find yourself driving down that motorway of life looking for an exit that says EASY STREET, may I remind you that that’s where you got on, following a sign that said PARADISE, THIS WAY. ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION. WATCH OUT FOR “LIGHT WORKERS,” FALLING DEBRIS, POTHOLES, AND SLIPPERY PATCHES. NO TURNING BACK.

And you said, “Cool.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Chicken Piccata

This is my son’s favorite dish. He is a very persnickety eater. Serve this chicken recipe over white rice.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
February 3, 2021

Choice
“To choose is also to begin.”

-Starhawk, 1982


That’s it. The first step is always to make a choice. Pick one, whether it’s a color, or a flavor, or a career, or a path. And go for it. That’s not to say that we can’t pick again. We can always choose again. But we’ve got to start somewhere

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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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.

astrology.com

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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. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 1, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 1, 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: 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


Life Does Not End Navajo Beliefs on After Life

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February Birthstone : Amethyst

Birthstone Color: Purple

If gazing into the sparkling purple depths of an Amethyst suffuses you with a sense of powerful well being, this is only to be expected. The ancient Greeks believed that this gemstone held many powers, among them protection against intoxication. In fact, the word Amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos,” meaning sober. In ancient Greece, the gemstone was associated with the god of wine, and it was common practice to serve this beverage from Amethyst goblets in the belief that this would prevent overindulgence. Even today, Amethyst is considered a stabilizing force for those struggling to overcome addictive behaviors.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Celtic Tree Months

The Celtic Tree Calendar is a calendar with thirteen lunar divisions. Most contemporary Pagans use fixed dates for each “month,” rather than following the waxing and waning lunar cycle.

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Astrology.com: AQUARIUS ZODIAC SIGN: JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18

Your key phrase is ‘I progress’, so your challenge is to balance your desire to have progressive and innovative attitudes with the more traditional circumstances in which you find yourself. Read more….

PISCES ZODIAC SIGN: FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20

Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, is perceptive but in a deeper way than you’d expect and few star signs have the magic and mystery of the twelfth house in the sequence of the zodiac. Read more….

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MBG: Astrologers Are Predicting This Week Will Be Pretty Chill, For A Change

Shimmering Venus is the star of the week—and couldn’t we all use a supersize dose of her peace, love, and harmony right now? Here’s your horoscope:

On Monday, February 1, Venus cools her kitten heels in Aquarius, a refreshingly chill change of pace.

Read more….

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Daily Good: For the Sake of One We Love and Are Losing: A Meditative Poem

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.

  • George Eliot –

For the Sake of One We Love and Are Losing: A Meditative Poem

The origin story of “For the Sake of One We Love and Are Losing” lies in a dream that writer Phyllis Cole-Dai had last year. This remarkable poem was published in the early days of the pandemic that has now claimed over 2 million lives worldwide. Cole-Dai’s words have comforted many people through the grief and loss of these challenging times. What follows here is the poem’s backstory in her own words, as well an exquisite downloadable version of the poem– for anyone who might benefit from the solace and support it offers. { read more }

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8 Daily Habits that Drain Your Energy

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Elephant Journal: The Pagan Festival “Imbolc”: Welcoming a New Fire Within. {February 1-2}

Plant Your “Seeds of Potential”—Pagan Rituals for Imbolc.
“You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ~ Pablo Neruda

The Pagan festival of Imbolc (February 1 and 2) is the second of the Great Sabbaths in a witch’s year and concludes the “dead time”—the season between October 31 and February 1.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Wild Warthog Facts

The warthog is a wild pig that lives primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. It roams across the open plains, grazing on berries and grasses, using its strong tusks to dig up roots and remove tree bark.

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Space Tourism Guide: 5 Must-See Events in the February Night Sky (2021)

February is always a short month; in 2021, it also happens to be one of the quietest months of the year for astronomy events. While we normally get creative to find a good number of reasons to get out and go stargazing each month, the February night sky will certainly beautiful – but not particularly full of special astronomical experiences.

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Imbolc as a Solitary Pagan

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for Imbolc are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Imbolc ritual.

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Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs

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Inner Journey: LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, planhow you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones

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A Note from the Universe

Did you hear the dueling choirs when you rose from bed this morning?

Did you see the dancing flames of joy far off upon the horizon?

Did you feel waves of love rolling in, as if from one billion surfing hearts?

It was your peeps again. There was another Love-a-Thon for Earthlings. “Show yours how much you care, act now, don’t delay! Time on earth can seem so perilous without love! Let’s see who can reach theirs now!”

You won. Again.

Love your kind,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Sugar Cookies

Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they’re great!

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Magical Correspondences for February

Nature Spirits: House Faeries
Herbs: Balm of Gilead; Hyssop; Myrrh; Sage &Spikenard
Colours: Light Blue & Violet
Flowers: Primrose, Daffodil, Snow Drop
Scents: Heliotrope & Wisteria
Stones: Amethyst; Jasper & Rock Crystal
Trees: Cedar; Laurel & Rowan
Animals: Otter & Unicorn
Birds: Chickadee & Eagle
Deities: Aphrodite; Brigit; Demeter; Diana; Juno; Kuan Yin &Persephone

Accepting responsibility for past errors; Forgiving; Growth; Healing; Loving the Self; Making Future Plans & Purification

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Daily Wisdom
February 1, 2021

Choice
“The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.”

-George Eliot, 1874


We make choices all the time, pretty much every moment of every day. We choose when to get up, what to wear, what to eat. And we make big choices, too – whom to marry, where to live, how to live. Every choice we’ve made up until now has brought us to this point in time. We have learned from our choices, and we have grown. Where do we go from here? It’s our choice.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.

astrology.com

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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. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

New Month, New Magick: Cat’s Angel Message for February 1, 2021

New Month, New Magick: Cat’s Angel Message for February 1, 2021

February’s Theme: Trusting in the “unseen” and believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals. Our keywords are “I CAN”.

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A new month offers new chances to create magick. This is important particularly during troubled times. Share the magick of compassion and hope and watch it blossom! ~Cat

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21: The new month is an invitation to take faith and self-confidence to the next level. and stepping up and believing in yourself. Start by embracing the “I CAN” and “I AM” consciousness to jump-start the new cycle. Stay focused on what you want to create for yourself and be open to exploring new avenues for growth and transformation. Your challenge lies in the letting go of outdated beliefs. We must make room for the new things headed our way.

Remember that tomorrow is Imbolc which symbolizes new beginnings and growth which makes this a great time to start planting new Thought Seeds. Sow your inner garden now, and tend to the seeds you planted last month. Be clear about what you want to accomplish. No need to be too grandiose in your plans as sometimes starting small is better as it provides us with more and better options. If you need direction ask the Universe and the angels for additional guidance.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and regain our self confidence and faith. This opens our spiritual eyes so that we may see what we have and how blessed we truly are as it teaches us how to make room for new things through the clearing out process. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

The Ascended Master Mother Mary provides us with all forms of healing. She surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love as she imparts feelings of peace and safety as she gently heals the dark, hidden places within while showing us the path that leads to compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others. She helps to fill our hearts with peace and love and helps everyone regardless of path or religion.

The Mayan goddess Ixchel helps to get our creative juices flowing by breaking through the barriers we have erected that are blocking our progress. Call on her if you are starting something new. ” Clear your mind and allow the creative source to fill you. New things are waiting for you to embrace them!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Moss Agate. This gentle stone promotes new beginnings and can help release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward. It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways. Often referred to as the gardener’s stone Moss Agate helps us connect to nature, the earth, and our own inner garden as well. Carry it with you or wear it during times of new growth.

Blue-Green Chrysocolla helps make smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity by inviting the energy of universal love into our personal experiences. It brings our inner strength and self awareness forward which keeps our energy balanced and our creative side active which allows us to handle change more effectively.

Dalmation Stone. This light hearted stone is a combination of quartz, microline and black tourmaline. It instills feelings of safety as it helps us to reconnect with our playful side which is important to our emotional health and it transforms outdated thinking during times when we feel stuck and enables our forward progress by encouraging a fresh perspective This stone also promotes grounding and enhances our connection to Mother Earth.It reminds us that we are a part of her as well as being spiritual beings on a very human journey.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

February’s Full “Quickening” Moon on 2.8/9. 20

 

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February’s Full “Quickening” Moon

February 8/9, 2020

11:33 pm PST (Feb 8th) / 12:33 am MST (Feb 9th) / 2:33 am EDT (Feb 9th)
On February 18th/9th we celebrate the “Quickening Moon”. The moon will be sitting in the constellation of Leo which brings passion, courage and renewed energy.  Other names for this moon are the Snow Moon,  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.

The moon will be sitting in the constellation of Leo which brings passion, courage and renewed energy. This is a good time for magical workings that 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 Jaspers.
Blessings,

Cat


I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Better Conditions: Cat’s Angel Message for February 1, 2020

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Better Conditions: Cat’s Angel Message for February 1, 2020

February’s Theme: Trusting in the “unseen” and believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals. Our keywords are “I CAN”.


Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living In better conditions. – Hafiz


21: This month is all about stepping up and believing in yourself. Start by embracing the “I CAN” and “I AM” consciousness to jump-start the new cycle. Stay focused on what you want to create for yourself and be open to exploring new avenues for growth and transformation. Your challenge lies in letting go of outdated beliefs to make room for the new things headed our way.

Remember that tomorrow is Imbolc which symbolizes new beginnings and growth which makes this a great time to start planting new Thought Seeds. Sow your inner garden now, and tend to the seeds you planted last month. Be clear about what you want to accomplish. No need to be too grandiose in your plans as sometimes starting small is better as it provides us with more and better options. If you need direction simply ask the Universe and the angels for additional guidance.


Today’s Spiritual Guides include: Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magickal beings we truly are, which assists us in the creation process. In turn, this shows us how to receive with grace and gratitude. This process accelerates when we allow beauty and harmony to surround us. It’ helps us to enjoy ourselves which makes blessings easier to receive.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Mayan goddess Ixchel helps to get our creative juices flowing by breaking through the barriers we have erected that are blocking our progress. Call on her if you are starting something new. ” Clear your mind and allow the creative source to fill you. New things are waiting for you to embrace them!”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

 Moss Agate. This gentle stone promotes new beginnings and can help release the blocks that are keeping us from moving forward.  It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways. Often referred to as the gardener’s stone Moss Agate helps us connect to nature, the earth, and our own inner garden as well. Carry it with you or wear it during times of new growth.

Galena helps us to stay grounded and centered. It helps to open the mind as it dissolves self-limiting thoughts from our past that can get in our way during the manifestation process.

Okenite helps clear away obstacles and teaches us the important lesson that the universe is filled with unlimited possibilities when we allow ourselves to face and adapt to change. It helps us to find our inner strength so that we can finish what we start


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Stepping Stones: Cat’s Angel Message for February 1, 2019

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Stepping Stones: Cat’s Angel Message for February 1, 2019 

February’s Theme: Trusting in the “unseen” and believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals.


Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want. – Marsha Sinetar


21:  This month is all about stepping up and believing in yourself. Take your faith and confidence to the next level by embracing the “I CAN” and “I AM” consciousness to jump start the new month. Stay focused on what you want to create for yourself and be open to exploring new avenues for growth and transformation. Your challenge lies in the letting go of outdated beliefs. We must make room for the new things headed our way. Remember that tomorrow is Imbolc which symbolizes new beginnings and growth which makes this a great time to start planting  new Thought Seeds.  Sow your inner garden now, and tend to the seeds you planted last month and be be clear about what you want to accomplish.  No need to be too grandiose in your plans as sometimes starting small is better and provides us with more and better options. If you need direction ask the Universe and the angels for additional guidance.


Archangel Uriel gives us essential information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations and for selecting the best thought seeds for this cycles new crop. The Ascended Master Vywamus teaches us that change can be healing opportunity. This happens as we allow ourselves to let go of things that have held us back (Like out dated beliefs thought patterns etc.). Along the way we unearth talents that we had set aside, which will help us to move forward. 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 the day are Mossy Agate aka the gardener’s stone, which  helps us to nurture our inner garden. It attracts new forms of abundance and teaches us how to channel our energy in new, creative ways and Okenite which can be used to help clear away old habits and beliefs.It teaches us that the universe is filled with unlimited possibilities when  we allow ourselves to face and adapt to change. It helps us to find our inner strength so that we can finish what we start.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 31, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 31, 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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“To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.”
– W.J. Vogel

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Spirit Library: February 2019 Ascension Energies – Power Vision

I hope your January was smooth, though there was a lot of chaos around. That is certainly the way of change sometimes (or often for some!). January’s energy was all about being the calm in the storm, patient within change and staying balanced when life is pushing and pulling.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jamye-price/february-2019-ascension-energies-power-vision

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Living Wicca: Imbolc Recipes 

Imbolic is almost here. I am testing out a new pumpkin muffin recipe and will post it soon. I hope you will share YOUR favorite Imbolic recipe with me. 🙂 Below is a tasty muffin recipe from my Pagan Holidays book:

https://wicca.com/livingwiccatoday/imbolc-recipes/

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Elephant Journal: New Moon in Aquarius: it’s Time to Declutter our Emotional & Spiritual Lives.

It’s time to “spring-clean” our emotional and spiritual clutter this month.
It’s still winter in the northern hemisphere but nonetheless, this is a great month for some “spring-cleaning.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/new-moon-in-aquarius-its-time-to-declutter-our-emotional-spiritual-lives/

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MNN: 17 animals that are living fossils

From another era
A living fossil is an organism that has retained the same form over millions of years, has few or no living relatives, and represents a sole surviving lineage from an epoch long past.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/15-animals-that-are-living-fossils/from-another-era

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EarthSky News: Whales share songs from other oceans

Singing humpback whales from different ocean basins seem to be picking up musical ideas from afar, and incorporating these new phrases and themes into their songs

https://earthsky.org/earth/humpback-whales-share-songs

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Patheos-Pagan: The Flame That Will Not Be Extinguished

at Candlemas

Brigid, queen of the fairies,
goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft,
fertility and fire
lived in the heart of ancient Ireland.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/01/flame-that-will-not-extinguished/

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Inner Journey:

ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Mental, emotional and physical events are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.”
— Mira Bai

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you…

You get as many “do-overs” as you like. Of course, you never know you’re living a “do-over” until it’s over.

There are lots of reasons for wanting a “do-over.” Most of all, people want another chance to do things they were afraid to do the first time, and to say things they were afraid to say. Oddly enough, it’s not their mistakes they want to rework, but their “unused” minutes.

Yeah, pretty nifty, but you should know that it isn’t any easier the next time, and because no two ever go exactly the same, the gifts, opportunities, and loves of one never appear the same way again.
So all in all, it’s better to live as if there are no “do-overs,” so that you won’t need one. But I thought I’d share this with you anyway to work in the bits about fear, mistakes, and how precious today’s opportunities really and truly are.

Crafty as a fox,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Cough Syrup

Yet another reason to love chocolate (as if you needed one)! According to researchers at the University of Hull in Yorkshire, England, chocolate may be more effective at calming a nagging cough than cough syrup.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/01/28/Homemade-Chocolate-Cough-Syrup

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
January 31, 2019

Commitment

“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”

-Vincent van Gogh
Are we committed to living life to its fullest? What does that mean to each one of us personally? How does that show up in our daily routines? I think what van Gogh was saying was that commitment has to be whole-hearted. Whatever it is, whether it’s a friendship, a career, a marriage, or our spiritual pursuits – if we’re in it with all our heart, then we’re demonstrating the importance that it has in our lives. And whatever it is, will grow and bloom and thrive with our commitment to it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 12 Ways to Keep Life Simple
Keeping life simple is about relying on the basics. Basics like honesty, respect, trust, happiness and friendship go a long way to clearing out the clutter and staying focused on what’s important.

Read more…………………

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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. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 1, 2018

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