Cat’s Morning Bits for February 26, 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.
Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)
The Wild Hunt: Faery Lore of the Elder Tree
I first discovered the faery lore of the British Isles by accident. I had been reading the Arthurian legends, as well as their origins in Irish and Welsh myths like the stories of the Tuatha de Danaan and the Mabinogion, and this led me to the fairies. I first read Katherine Briggs’s “A Dictionary of Fairies” and followed that with Evans Wentz’s “The Fairy Faith” and Robert Graves’s “White Goddess.”
ThoughtCo: Croning Ceremony to Celebrate Women’s Wisdom
For a long time, to be called a crone was an insult. The very word implied a wrinkled, hunchbacked old woman, unwanted and unloved. Women who had reached an advanced age were dismissed as useless hags, and there was nothing to celebrate about it at all.
MBG: Can Essential Oils Actually Ease Headaches? We Sniffed Out The Science
While they were once considered a pretty fringy, “woo-woo” wellness accessory—the kind your hippied-out aunt in Boulder would whisper about—essential oils are officially having a mainstream moment. The natural, highly concentrated liquids that contain chemical compounds from various plants are now used to….
Pioneer Thinking: Legend of Bouncing Betty – Soapwort
How Betty wanted to welcome her future neighbors as she headed West to the new America. A sign of hospitality was left behind and Soapwort became a stable of the pioneers.
Today’s DIY: Ostara Crafts
Today I wanted to share some ideas for some different Ostara themed crafts. I will link my board on Pinterest so you can check them all out!
MNN: Snow is teeming with tiny life
Frosty the Snowman famously came to life one day with the help of a magical silk hat. As recent research suggests, however, he and other snowmen might already be more “alive” than most people realize — even if they aren’t dancing around with broomstick canes. That’s because, regardless of how it’s sculpted or adorned, snow itself is often surprisingly full of microbial life.
EarthSky News: Moon and Venus close around February 27 and 28
The early evenings of February 27 and 28, 2020 feature a close pairing of the waxing crescent moon with the brightest planet, Venus. Look for them in the western twilight, shortly after sunset. The moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and 3rd-brightest celestial objects to light up the sky, after the sun. The moon and Venus don’t shine by their own light but by reflecting sunlight; they’re like beauties on a beach, basking in sunshine.
Patheos-Pagan: Wicca & Cultural Appropriation
It’s become quite fashionable to bash and criticize Wicca over the past ten years. Some of the criticisms leveled at Wiccan-Witchcraft are legitimate, and many of them have led people in the Wiccan community to change and adapt their practices and language.
“I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.”
— Jim Rohn
“Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.”
— Philip Crosby
“Just as the tumultuous chaos of a thunderstorm brings a nurturing rain that allows life to flourish, so too in human affairs times of advancement are preceded by times of disorder. Success comes to those who can weather the storm.”
— I Ching No. 3
“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.”
— Norman Vincent Peale
A Note from the Universe
Today there are “likelihoods,” no concretes, no absolutes, nothing predestined or set in stone, just “likelihoods.” And the ones that will come to pass will all pivot on you and your thoughts.
Thoughts become things,
Today’s Recipe: Italian Baked Meatballs
“This recipe makes the most tender and tasty meatballs. I also freeze these meatballs and take out how many servings I need for each meal. If cooking in sauce, add baked meatballs 20 minutes before serving time.”
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
February 26, 2020
“Friends share all things.”
-Pythagoras (580? – 500? B.C.)
True friends share things without even realizing it sometimes. When one of us feels joy, that joy is shared by our friends – we are happy for each other! Whether it is good news or bad news, it feels good to share it with a friend, with someone who will feel the emotions and help us through it.
Daily Tarot: The Hermit
Are you questioning which path to take next in your love life? The Hermit is pictured in solitary reflection, so spend some time considering your options by yourself before you make your final decision. Asking others their opinion will most likely only confuse the situation. It isn’t too early to plan for something you really want to happen in the future.
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