Cat’s Morning Bits for January 18, 2019
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.
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.
-William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
Spiritual Unite: When Your Birthday Is Between 2 Signs: The Cusp Sign Phenomenon
Sometimes people born during the last or first days of a new solar sign, can’t even tell which their zodiac sign is and feel connected to aspects of both astral energies.
Thought.Co : Celebrating Imbolc With Kids
Imbolc is a festival of fire and light – it’s one of the cross quarter days – and falls on February 2 in the northern hemisphere (it’ll be on August 1 if you’re one of our readers below the equator). This the time when winter is beginning to wind down, but it’s still cold and snowy; spring is looming around the corner, but isn’t quite here yet
Elephant Journal: The Powerful Impact Yin & Softness can have on our Fiery Lives.
Serenity is an acquired taste, my therapist told me on a crisp Autumn day last year.
Back then, as the brilliant leaves fell and the trees turned bare, I had no idea what she meant. Maybe I didn’t yet care.
Now, I believe her.
Serenity is not a taste I even wanted until recently. I couldn’t fathom it, really
MNN: Killer whale calf’s birth is a ray of hope for endangered Puget Sound group
There’s a special group of orcas living in Washington’s Puget Sound. The Southern Resident killer whales are a genetically distinct population, and they are considered critically endangered with only an estimated 74 individuals left.
EarthSky News: Identify stars in the Winter Circle
Tonight – January 18, 2019 – our chart covers an area of sky wider than we typically show. It’s in answer to a reader in Nashville, who wrote:
I’ve heard mention of the Winter Circle of stars. Could you list the stars in this circle?
Patheos-Pagan: What is a Magical Life?
So, what exactly constitutes a magical (or magickal) life? It is because you added the “k” to magical? Just kidding. The question has been on my mind since I moved to the very magical town of Asheville three years ago.
COMMUNICATING WITHOUT WORDS
“The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual – as we think so will we act.”
— Martha Graham
Every movement and non-movement we make is a form of communication.
How do you communicate fear, withdrawal, avoidance, shutting down, disagreeing, and an uncaring attitude?
If you aren’t sure, others can probably tell you. Begin to pay attention to what your eyes and arms and facial expressions communicate. Our body language speaks louder than our words.
“An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self-being; if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.”
— Karl Jaspers
A Note from the Universe
Have you been leaning on me lately?
For absolutely EVERYTHING?
Day and night, rain or shine, Gummi Bears or Gucci?
Just checkin’ –
Today’s Recipe: Cleansing Veggie Date Juice
I especially like making this juice after the holidays as I tend to indulge a bit more. Just a bit! This drink is very low in calories yet very filling. It’s full of vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants. Keep the “meat” of the veggies after juicing them to make cakes and spaghetti sauces. In order to keep the drink tasting fun and almost caramel-like, I like to blitz in some dates. Nothing bad in this juice
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
January 18, 2019
“Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.”
Love the moment. Isn’t that great? As you’re reading this, take one moment right now and love it, just simply love it. That energy is just extending beyond your circle of influence out into the world – whether you realize it or not! ‘Spontaneous moment-loving’: now there’s a concept! Imagine how the
Beliefnet: 9 Powerful Healing Stones, and What They Can Do For You
What if the very earth beneath our feet could heal us?
That is the premise behind crystal healing, an alternative medical technique in which certain crystals and other stones are used to heal the human body of a variety of ailments.
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