Cat’s Morning Bits for February 17, 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.
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.
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
Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF SOUL URGE NUMBER 3
Soul urge number 3, just like other numbers in Numerology, is used in the study and understanding of the human life, behavior and characteristics. The number is able to tell ones vision in life,
ThoughtCo: Daffodil Magic, Legends, and Folklore
Daffodils are bright sunny flowers which make their appearance right around the time of Ostara, the spring equinox, which falls around March 21 in the northern hemisphere
Patheos / New Visions : Kinship
If you don’t know,
then ask the moon in the sky.
Trying to prove that all things
are connected is like piling up
snow in a silver bowl.
MBG: I Love Nature & My Life Changed When I Realized Nature Loved Me Back
Even if you don’t like to go camping or get irritated by bugs, I bet you can easily recall a time you fell in love with nature.
Bull Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting
Today’s DIY: Learn how to make an herbal balm / salve!
Elephant Journal: How Doing Random Acts of Kindness can help us Cultivate Meaning, Purpose & Happiness
Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is February 17th in the northern hemisphere, was started in 1995 in the United States.
(The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a nonprofit headquartered in Denver, Colorado).
Treehugger: Barred Owl Rescued from Fireplace
Cavity-nesting birds can get trapped in open chimneys, posts, and pipes.
A homeowner in Massachusetts had a surprising visitor come down the chimney … and it wasn’t Santa.
EarthSky News: Moon, Mars, Aldebaran Feb 17-19, 2021
These next three evenings – February 17, 18 and 19, 2021 – watch for the moon’s change of 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
Patheos-Pagan: A Quick Magickal Shower
You know what? I love a long ritual bath. Candles, flowers, glass of wine, soft music. Yep. All that sounds wonderful. Also a big fan of swimming in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Absolutely ADOOOORE soaking in a hot tub for well beyond the recommended twenty minutes
Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – Santiago (Dancing Gypsy).
Inner Journey: LEARN TO LET GO
“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”
— Lao Tzu
How do we take something away? As we cultivate higher awareness, we begin to see just how much we have added things that really aren’t there to our picture of reality. Our beliefs, concepts and emotions all add layers of meaning to physical reality, but that meaning exists for us only – it has no objective existence. For example, the word ‘mother’ has a complicated network of meaning for each of us.
Become aware of how your beliefs and emotions colour your perception of different events in your life. See if you can begin to step out of your fabrications to experience the truth and spaciousness of what is.
“When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. … Forgive yourself and move on.”
— Bernie S. Siegel
A Note from the Universe
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that you always have options.
That your power has remained intact.
And that everything, up until now, has just been practice for the really, really good stuff.
Today’s Recipe: Authentic New Orleans Red Beans and Rice
Just like mom makes. I recommend cooking the day before you want to eat it. It is a time-consuming recipe and the taste gets even better after 24 hours in the refrigerator. For extra spice, add a splash of hot sauce.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
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.
February 17, 2021
“The universe is represented in an atom, in a moment of time.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
I think I quote Emerson more than any other single person. I like the way he expresses himself so succinctly, yet so profoundly. Great scientists have said this same thing, it is the whole theme of the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know?” When you think of it this way, every atom is precious, every moment is precious.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Emperor
Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to yourself.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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