Cat’s Morning Bits for February 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 22, 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?

Read more….

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Ep4 Tools of a Witch

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Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SOUL URGE NUMBER 9

In a world controlled by numerology, different set of numbers are seen to have a great impact on peoples lives and such numbers provide a deeper understanding of lives.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Artemis, Greek Goddess of the Hunt

Artemis is a daughter of Zeus conceived during a romp with the Titan Leto, according to the Homeric Hymns. She is the Greek goddess of both hunting and childbirth. Her twin brother is Apollo, and like him

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: The Power of Semi-Positive Thinking

Say “I can,” instead of “I can’t.”
Think positive and positive things will happen!
Tell yourself: “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.”
When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force which brings you the best.

Read more….

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MBG: Astrologers Are Expecting Big Breakthroughs This Week (And A Side Of Romance)

According to this week’s horoscope by the AstroTwins, we can expect powerful breakthroughs and eye-opening epiphanies—with a side of romance.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Winter Honey Lip Salve

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The Herbal Muse Damiana and Vanilla Cordial

Homemade vanilla cordial with damiana is a lovely introduction to using vanilla as a home herbal. While used widely as a flavoring agent and a perfume, vanilla’s other uses are largely overlooked.

Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) is purported to sharpen the mind and strengthen memory (McBride, 2010). Vanillin, which is the primary chemical constituent in vanilla (Hoffmann, 2003), appears to have anti-cancer and anti-mutagenic action in cells, while other vanilla compounds show antioxidant activity (Shyamala, 2007). As a carminative, vanilla helps relax the digestive system and soothe upset caused by gas.

Read more….

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Treehugger: The 15 Fastest Animals in the World

When it comes to agility, speed, and gracefulness, the creatures on this list of the fastest animals in the world are the best of the best — on land, in the air, and in the water.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Mercury-Saturn quasi-conjunction Feb 23, 2021

The bright planets Mercury and Saturn will meet up for a quasi-conjunction on February 23, 2021. Although both of these worlds shine as brilliantly as 1st-magnitude stars, and are almost equally bright, Mercury and Saturn might be hard to see with the eye alone in the glow of morning dawn. Look eastward as the predawn darkness is giving way to morning twilight, or roughly an hour or more before sunrise. Binoculars may be helpful.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Moon Magick: What to do, When to do it!

The energies of the Moon have always held some sort of magick to us all. Whether it is the craziness of a Full Moon or the darkness of a New, it is hard to say that the phases of the moon do not affect us but how can we put that energy to use? Read on… for some clarity and useful tidbits.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lindsey Stirling – Dragon Age

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Inner Journey: LEARN TO BE AWARE

“You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.”
— Beryl Markham

Who am I? To answer this, we must first learn to become more aware of ourselves. To be aware, we must STOP and PAY ATTENTION! We need to STOP and objectively watch ourselves in action.

We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in patterns that limit our experience of life. Once we detect a pattern we were previously unconscious of, we can choose differently, if we want. With awareness comes choice and with choice, we gain freedom.

“To be authentic is literally to be your own author…, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.”
— Warren G. Bennis

“Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives.”
— Vernon Howard

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A great trick to getting what you want, fast, though one requiring a deep level of understanding, is “insistence.”

Not the kind, however, that expects “life” to behave a certain way, but the kind that expects you to behave a certain way.

Yours truly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Three-Cheese Cauliflower Casserole

I made this cheesy cauliflower dish for dinner one night when my husband was gone. It was so good the boys and I ended up not eating anything else but the casserole! I used fat-free milk and cream cheese and it turned out great!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water


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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
February 22, 2021

Failure
“Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.”

-Marian Wright Edelman, 1987


We tend to think of failure as such a negative. But it’s only a negative if we let it stop us. The other way of looking at failure is seeing it as one step closer to success! We learn from our trials and tribulations. And we take what we learn and grow from the experience – which makes us more prepared for success. It’s part of the process.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

Boredom could be a problem today, so put more energy into finishing what needs to get done before you decide to slow down or stop for the day. Once you’ve done the minimum required for the day, the rest of the time becomes yours to do with as you please. You don’t really mean to waste the rest of the day, but you don’t have to burn yourself out, either.

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 October 1, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 2018

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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Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods,
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
-William Allingham (1824-89)

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Spiritual Unite: Cat Animal Totem – What Does It Mean?

If you look at the cat animal totem as a guide, you can learn a lot about yourself by studying the symbolism of cats and their totemic powers. We couldn’t possibly cover every piece of feline symbolism in this article or even a thousand articles! People have spent their whole lives interpreting their animal totems without the well ever …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/cat-animal-totem-what-does-it-mean/

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MBG: How To Say No & Still Maintain Your Relationships

As a society, we’ve finally started to embrace not going out on Saturday nights and forgoing dinner dates for Netflix and chill. Instead of feeling compelled to agree to every social gathering offered to us, people are feeling more empowered than ever to set their boundaries, stay in, and focus on themselves and what their minds, bodies, and souls really need. Saying no can be hard—but we know it’s an absolutely vital part of self-care

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-say-no-and-still-maintain-your-relationships

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Tetraktys: Moon Magick: How to Follow the Lunar Cycle

Hello witches! This post is part of the “Types of Magick” blog series. This week, I decided to write about Moon Magick. So, this article will teach you how to use the lunar cycle to manifest your intentions and cast effective spells. First, I’ll describe the energy around each moon phase and how it has an impact on us. Second, I will show you how to manifest your intentions at the New Moon. Then, you will learn how to release, heal and say thanks during the Full Moon.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/moon-magick-follow-lunar-cycle/

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Elephant Journal: How I Stopped trying to Change my Body.

I recently found out that 91 percent of women are dissatisfied with their bodies.
91 percent.
That means that just about every woman you know wishes her body was different.

While body positivity is slowly taking hold, diet culture is still going strong.
For most of us, going from body negative to body positive doesn’t happen in one fell swoop. So how do we bridge the gap?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/how-i-stopped-trying-to-change-my-body/

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MNN: Why protecting this small slice of greenspace in Tennessee is a big deal

Sequatchie Cave State Natural Area, Tennessee — A royal snail is about the size of a match head. You could be standing in a few inches of water with lots of royal snails at your feet, look down, and not even see them.

“If it looks like a caterpillar turd but it starts moving, that’s a royal snail,” cracks David Withers, a zoologist with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

Read more………………..

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EarthSky News: Moon lights up Gemini in early October

These next few days – October 2 and 3, 2018 – get up before daybreak to see the moon shining in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins. It’ll be fairly easy to see Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, near the moon, but it’ll be quite a challenge to make out Cancer – the faintest constellation of the zodiac – to the east of Gemini. The moon will meet up with the constellation Cancer the Crab on October 4.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-lights-up-gemini-in-early-october

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Patheos-Pagan: How to be ‘witchy’ enough

During this week, I had a moment when I was drenched in gratitude for no other reason that being a witch. It was one of those rare instances when consciousness altered, and my heart was brimming with thankfulness for the path I’ve chosen to take in this life. It didn’t happen in ritual or at a sacred site but in the kitchen. I think I was slicing green beans at the time.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2018/09/how-to-be-witchy-enough/

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Inner Journey: 

THE POWER OF ACCEPTANCE

“It is permissible to take life’s blessings with both hands provided thou dost know thyself prepared in the opposite event to take them just as gladly. This applies to food and friends and kindred, to anything God gives and takes away… As long as God is satisfied do thou rest content. If he is pleased to want something else of thee, still rest content.”
— Meister Eckhart

Our life begins to change in magical ways when we open to the experience of life AS IT IS. With acceptance, we stop fighting what is happening. And this creates space, an opening for new relationships to unfold.

Explore unconditionally saying yes to the facts of life. Accept your past and where you are now. Unconditional acceptance is unconditional love and this is healing.

“Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater.”
— Nicholas Evans

 

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

In a way life itself tracks a person’s generosity, much like an airline tracks frequent flyer miles.

The more you give, the more you earn, the higher you fly, and the further you go.

Coffee, tea, or a curved TV?

The Universe

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Guacamole Deviled Eggs

This is hands down my favourite twist on deviled eggs. Instead of adding mayonnaise and vinegar, I add avocados and lime juice. Every bite is just so creamy and dreamy. Not to mention I love the green colour! If you’d like to make yours spicy, add half a minced seeded jalapeno.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Guacamole-Deviled-Eggs-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, 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

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Daily Wisdom
October 1, 2018

Nature

“Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Interesting that Emerson calls Nature “she.” Maybe because we think of Mother Nature. The idea, though, is that nature is something we can count on. As unpredictable as nature can be, we do know that the sun will rise, the seasons will change, that rivers will flow to the sea. There are these laws in effect that go beyond our powers of human manipulation. Nature is much bigger than we are, and yet, at the same time, it is an essential part of who we are. The same laws that govern nature affect us as well.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Quotes to Push You Out of Your Comfort Zone!
Sometimes you just need that extra push to elevate the confidence. Here are amazing quotes to get you out of the comfort zone, and encourage you to stay strong!
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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/