Color of the day: Red
Incense of the day: Bayberry
In ancient Egypt, petting cats was akin to prayer. The feline persuasion was perceived to have empathic qualities not found in other animals. Indeed, the ancient Egyptians believed that cats were highly telepathic, spiritually aware, and advanced beyond our basic psychic levels. Bast (or Bastet), the Egyptian cat deity, was believed to be the mother of all life. Throughout history, our domestication of the feline has served to protect our households from vermin and snakes. Renowned for their agility and prowess, cats guard us and help dispel our fears. To alleviate anxiety or sorrow, as well as to cultivate self-love, pet a black cat 82 times, a number aligned with Anael, the angel of Venus. With each stroke, purr.