Thought For The Day: Feb. 19, 2018 ” Do-Over”

Happy Monday,

Last week wasn’t so great? Remember, that with each new week we start a new cycle. Each new cycle offers us the chance to start over and try again. To do things differently, make changes, or build bridges instead of walls. Leave the things that didn’t work behind, then take the things that did work for you and create from there!

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I Am One: Cat’s Angel Message for February 13, 2018  

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I Am One: Cat’s Angel Message for February 13, 2018  

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

 

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

213: The spark of the Sacred Feminine/ Goddess lives within each of us. The number 13 corresponds to the  13 moons, the Goddess and our own intuition. With the first signs of Spring starting to emerge it’s a great time to get outside and connect with Gaia, the Earth Mother. Look for signs of the new season and let it fill your being with fresh and  hopeful  energy. The Sacred Feminine offers us guidance and teaches us to use the sacred tool of our own intuition. Self reliance is built through intuition as is the ability to focus more fully on creating the life we desire. Today we are being asked to use our intuition to select and plant new Thought Seeds. This is the season to start sowing your inner garden with new dream and goals and tend to what you have already planted. You are a powerful creator and it’s time to initiate the next steps on your journey.

Call on your favorite aspect of the Sacred Feminine today. (Mother Mary, your patron goddess, or Earth Mother Gaia).  We can also call on the Greek Goddess Artemis. Artemis helps us to reach the goals that we set for ourselves so that our dreams manifest into reality. She can also teach us how to use and rely on our intuitive abilities.

Our Sacred Stones for today are Jasper, Moonstone and Moss Agate.
All Jaspers can us assist in achieving our goals, they are also great mood boosters!
Red Jasper promotes rebirth and new ideas.
Orbicular (Ocean) Jasper relieves emotional stress and helps meditation.
Picture Jasper helps with the  creative visualization we need to start new things.
Yellow Jasper helps to increase our energy.
Moonstone is a highly spiritual stone that helps us to connect to the Goddess.
Moss Agate helps us to connect to the earth energy and Gaia.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Cooperation and Teamwork: Cat’s Angel Message for February 8, 2018  

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Cooperation and Teamwork: Cat’s Angel Message for February 8, 2018  

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

 

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
– Helen Keller

28:  One of the things regularly asked of spirit and the angels is to help increase our abundance and prosperity. In all honesty most of us could use this…. right? To make this happen we must first work together with the Universe and it’s helpers, today’s number is all about team work, and second we need to approach life with conviction and self confidence. We began a new cycle of growth at Imbolc so it’s important to nurturing the new by clearing out the old. Today the angels are reminding us to ask for assistance if  we need it. This allows them to open the doors we need but it’s up to us to maintain a positive flow of energy and  that our prayers have been heard and to have faith in the Universe. Things are on track and the abundance you have been working to manifest is on it’s way.

Archangel Michael blesses us with increased self-esteem and confidence. The Ascended Master Maitreya asks to remember that laughter and joy creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward and  Irish goddess Dana teaches us that we deserve good things and that we are worth receiving them. Our Sacred Stone for today is Citrine. This happy and sunny crystal draws abundance and brings our self confidence forward.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Thought For The Day: February 8, 2018 “New Beginnings and Second Chances”

Happy Thursday,

Everyday is a new beginning and everyday is a second chance. Yesterday was a bad day, it’s okay bad days happen but don’t let them rule your tomorrows. Put it in the past and close the door on it. Today is a NEW DAY where all things are possible and miracles and magick happen! What will you create today?

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You Can Change: Cat’s Angel Message for February 5, 2018

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You Can Change: Cat’s Angel Message for February 5, 2018  

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

 

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
– don Miguel Ruiz

 25: Change is an ongoing part of life and without it life would be pretty boring. The way we see these change is based on our perception. If we see these changes in a negative light it can create difficulties for us. But if we look for something positive in them then we grow in unimagined ways. If you are experiencing changes right now or changes are on your horizon the angels want you to know that things are going according to your divine plan and that these changes are for the best. They will bring you a much needed and fresh outlook. So have faith in yourself and remember that the Universe is on your side and that you are safe and protected. Embrace these changes and  flourish in this new cycle!

 

 Archangel Uriel helps us to create new solutions to solve problems and Archangel Raphael helps us to make way for new things by finding the strength to let go and move on.  The Ascended Master Melchizedek helps to diffuse unpleasant situations that change sometimes creates and  the Buddhist goddess Tara, in her Green aspect, helps us to find the strength we need to take action and move past our fears. Our Sacred Stones for today are Tourmaline and Iolite. The gemstone Tourmaline promotes courage when we are faced with new challenges and Iolite fills our heart center with healing energy and ease the process of change.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Growing With Purpose: Cat’s Angel Message for February 2, 2018  

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Growing With Purpose: Cat’s Angel Message for February 2, 2018  

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

 

Gardening is all about optimism. I put a seed in the ground. I consistently tend it, confident I will see the results, in time, of the nurture I have provided.

Mary Anne Radmacher

22:  Today is Imbolc, Candlemas, the Festival of Light. The Universe is asking us to embrace the faith we have in ourselves and in the new beginnings this faith brings. Imbolc is a time of renewal and our number for today is one power and purpose. Just like the first signs of spring we push towards the light in an effort to grow. As we reach towards the light our faith empowers us to find fulfilment in achieving our dreams and goals. Don’t force to make things happen. This is another lesson that we can learn from nature. Grow with purpose yet allow things to unfold. By doing so we achieve an overall sense of balance which restores us to harmony. Take time today to reaffirm your faith and where you are on your path as you move into this new cycle. Open your mind and heart and guide your thought seed toward the light.

The celebration of Imbolc honors the Celtic goddess Brigid. This Triple Goddess of flame and light helps us to purify ourselves and our thoughts. She also promotes inspiration, creativity and the fertility needed to help our thought seeds grow and flourish. Use one of the Sacred Stones associated with Imbolc today:

Amethyst helps us to move forward. It is also a stone of change and helps us cope with the changes that new beginnings create.

Bloodstone helps to get our creativity flowing and infuses our being with courage and vitality.

Garnet stimulates our awareness of the now and helps us open the doors to our own unique creative energy.

Turquoise provides mental clarity while promoting the  peace and harmony necessary to simply allow things to unfold.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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Cat’s Bits & Pieces: Imbolc Is The Time For Strong Roots

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Cat’s Bits & Pieces: Imbolc Is The Time For Strong Roots

Traditionally the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc is celebrated from the evening of February 1st until evening on February 2nd  The purpose behind Imbolc was to celebrate the first early signs of spring. One of which was when the sheep give birth and begin nursing their new lambs.  Imbolc is also mentioned in early Irish literature and was a pagan festival dedicated to the goddess Brigid. Later when it became a Christianized observance called St. Brigid’s Day. It was  also called Candlemas by the ancient Greeks. There are celebrations of spring all over the world, each one similar as well as different. If you look closely at the Pagan traditions you will find a mix and match of traditions. It’s what makes it interesting.

The truth is that we don’t really know how it was celebrated by our ancestors, but for those of us who follow the Earth Based Traditions Imbolc celebrates  new beginnings and growth. Growth meaning not only the coming planting season but personal and spiritual growth as well. One common ritual involves dedicating or re-dedicating yourself to both your craft and your patron goddess, a new project or simply making yourself the best you can be. It would be fair to point out that, in case anyone is interested, that “choreographed rituals” are not my thing. I prefer to keep things on a much simpler scale, candles, prayer and planting a few Thought Seeds.

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I start my observance a few days ahead by checking my outdoor plants. My chrysanthemums, hyacinths and a few tulips are  pushing away the mulch and  reaching for the light. This exploration of spring wouldn’t be complete without a trip out to the desert. Grandmother Desert hold her secrets close to her dry, stony breast. There are no visible signs of spring but it’s. At this time of the year her energy is heavy and building toward a slow emergence of new life. but now it’s quiet,  so quiet that you can hear voice of the breeze. That same breeze carries with it the scent of wet earth and it’s here that the first “sign” of spring can be found. It’s one of the few times that the desert smells “green”. As you look around you see there is no green, it’s simply a promise of the new things to come. A promise of new things, a dedication of continued growth, a taking stock of what you have to work with.

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This what we do at Imbolc. We’ve had time since the Winter Solstice to decide where we want to go and what we need to do. We have gathered the seeds that will be planted today and the time has come to bless each one and surround them with intent and loving energy. Care for these tiny seeds as if they were children. They need your attention and focus to flourish. Take your time. Don’t force or struggle. Nurture your Imbolc seeds with care and as they grow so shall you. Strong roots make a strong foundation for which all else can built upon.

©  2018 Laura Bolotin

 

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Imbolc Correspondences
Other Names 
Candlemas, St. Bridget’s Day, Lupercus (strega) Candelaria (mexican), The Snowdrop Festival, Festival of Lights, Oimealg, Imbolg
Deities of Imbolc
All Virgin/Child Goddesses, Brighid, Aradia, Athena, Inanna, Gaia, and Februa, and young Gods of Love and Fertility, Aengus Og, Eros, and Februus.Imbolc Symbolism
Growth and renewal, reunion of the Goddess and the God, fertility, dispensing of the old and making way for the new.Symbols of Imbolc
Bride Dolls, burrowing animals, ewes, besoms, white flowers, candle wheels, Brigid’s crosses and ploughs.

Herbs for Imbolc
Angelica, Basil, Bay Laurel, Blackberry, Coltsfoot, Heather, Iris, Myrrh,Violets, and all white or yellow flowers.

Foods of Imbolc
Pumpkin & Sunflower seeds, poppyseed cakes, muffins, scones, and breads, all dairy products, raisins, spiced wine and herbal tea.
Incense of Imbolc
Basil, Bay, Wisteria, Cinnamon, Violet, Vanilla, Myrrh.

Colors of Imbolc
White, light yellow, silver

Sacred Stones of Imbolc

Amethyst, Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby, Onyx, Turquoise.

 

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!

Cat

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(C) L Bolotin/Cat

Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by a “clowder” of cats.

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