Cat’s Morning Bits for February 19, 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.
The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.
-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)
Spirit Library: Saturn: Re-set and Rebuild
If you’re feeling like 2019 has you pressing the re-set button, or like you’re re-experiencing things from a couple of years ago but this time in a different way, read on!
All this year Saturn will be going over the degrees that Pluto was travelling over from 2015-2018. (Saturn will go over those degrees three times in fact!)
MBG: This Is What February’s Supermoon Could Mean For You
Mission: Living your best life—now! February’s full moon is a supermoon, meaning it arrives at the closest possible proximity to planet Earth. While it might not appear larger to the naked eye, we may feel its stirring effects in a stronger dose. Since this lunation dovetails with the flurriest time of year in the northern hemisphere
Daily Good:Books are the Original Internet
Maria Popova is a Bulgarian-born writer, blogger, literary and cultural critic living in Brooklyn, New York. She writes Brain Pickings, a blog she calls “my one-woman labor of love.” In this interview by Oscar Schwartz, she says “Books are the original internet.” Schwarts calls her “switched on, irresistibly articulate, fully engaged…She talks about complex ideas in a way that transforms them into something I want to talk about with my friends. She makes big concepts relevant.”
Did You Know?
The word February has been derived from the word ‘februa’, which translates to purification and cleansing, adapted from the Roman ‘Festival of Purification’, and muses pre-Spring rituals. ‘Februo’ literally means ‘I purify by sacrifice’.
Pioneer Thinking: Designing a Home That Heals
Home is where the heart is; peaceful, quiet and blissfully serene. A home that heals gives you love and vibrates with your energy, designing and decorating such a home comes naturally with the philosophies of ancient spirituality.
EarthSky News: Year’s biggest supermoon on February 19
But this year’s February presents the biggest full moon supermoon of 2019. From around the world, the moon will look plenty full to the eye on both February 18 and February 19 as it parades across the nighttime sky. It reaches the crest of its full phase on February 19 for much of the world. What’s a supermoon?
Patheos-Pagan: Being a Positive Pagan in a Dark World
The world is rough nowadays. It seems like it’s increasingly harder to be positive. Between drama, in-fighting, people lashing out behind computer screens, people suffering publicly, traumatizing life events, disease, the world as it is today…that list is long and seemingly growing longer.
IT’S OKAY TO DREAM!
“Don’t discard your fantasies as merely wishful thinking. Honor them as messages from the deepest part of your being about what you can do and directions you can choose.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer
What are your deepest heart-felt desires, dreams and visions?
Our deepest desires and dreams align with the essence of who we are. The more we align with that essence, the more our life holds meaning, purpose and fulfilment. Do you have a sense of your destiny?
“Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”
— Dale E. Turner
“Everybody builds a dream in their lifetime. You’re either going to build your dream, or somebody else’s. So build your own!”
— Christopher LaBrec
A Note from the Universe
Earth is for champions, heroes, and lovers. Winners of an ancient race won in realms long forgotten against fear, doubt, and vagueness.
You’re here because you prevailed. You saw clearly. Strong in spirit, deep in character, and fast to fall in love. And for these extraordinary qualities, anything you can now imagine you’ve already earned.
Herbal Muse: Lavender & Oat Bath Bombs
These little jewels are fun to use and lend wonderful fragrance to the bath. The combination of baking soda, powdered lavender flowers and powdered oatstraw lend healing properties to sooth the skin and frazzled nerves. You can use candy or small soap molds for this project, but for best results use the two-piece type of mold made specifically for this purpose (available from Amazon, craft supply stores, etc.) This recipe makes 6-8 bath bombs, depending on the size of your molds
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
February 19, 2019
A man there was, though some did count him mad,
The more he cast away, the more he had.”
-John Bunyan (1628-1688)
So many people have said the same thing: when you give, you receive. Whatever it is that you want in your life, give that. Somehow, it comes back to you, in a bigger and better way. Somehow, what you are looking for finds you. You have to put it out there; it has to circulate. Rather than hold on to something, set it free. Let it live, let it breathe, let it grow. Giving is good for everyone.
Beliefnet: How Words Create Your Life
Our words are not a response to our environment. Our environment is a response to our words. That bears repeating: what you say is creating your life.
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