Cat’s Morning Bits for January 1, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 1, 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.

Blessings, Cat


With the old Almanack and the old Year,
Leave thy old Vices, tho’ ever so dear.


Spiritual Unite: Native American Animal Symbols Of The Zodiac

Native American animal symbols can encompass just about all the animals, and their symbolic representation to the many tribes of the Americas.



ThoughtCo: Full Moon Pagan Ritual for Releasing and Purging 

New moon ceremonies have to do with creation, manifestation, birth, and rebirth. It is the full moon that completes the cycle. The full moon is the representative for marking a time for death or change. It is also a time for gathering up your wits and tying up loose ends. Basically, the full moon symbolizes the end chapter, shedding light on the things that we no longer need to hold on to.

MBG: The Complete Zodiac Guide To 2020. What’s In The Stars For You?

Welcome to 2020! A new decade is upon us, and this one begins on a highly industrious note. Have one more sip of that bubbly beverage, then roll up your sleeves. Since December 2, 2019, maximizer Jupiter has joined purpose-driven Saturn and transformational Pluto in Capricorn. The zodiac’s Sea Goat is among the most ambitious signs, and we’re betting your New Year’s resolutions are loftier than ever. This is a year to build a legacy!



Daily Good: Wild Borders

When human cultures rub up against each other, we talk of melting pots and borderlands. When geographic cultures meet up and create a free-flowing arrangement of habitats and life forms, the term used is Biogeographic transition zone. Russ Mcspadden shares the surprises such a vortex presents in this piece from Orion. { read more }

Be The Change

Learn about the animal and plant life that calls your region home and consider how you can better co-exist in your local web of life.


Today’s DIY: 9 DIY Winter Wreaths in Neutral Colors

Decorating your front door after the holidays but before spring arrives can be tricky. Winter wreaths often tend to look too Christmas-y, especially if they have any red on them whatsoever. But that doesn’t mean you have to ditch the idea of a festive wreath entirely.

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Elephant Journal: I Hope this year you Make Mistakes, Love Yourself & Let Things Be.

I hope in 2020 you make mistakes—lots of them.
I can’t recall who or what warned me against falling, but I’m glad I didn’t listen. I’m glad I fell because I got up stronger.
I hope you know there’s no shame in slipping. The only shame would be not learning from it.



EarthSky News: Latest sunrises (north) and sunsets (south) in early January

So you like to sleep late, but don’t want to miss the sunrise? If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, this time of year is for you. Sleep on! The latest sunrises of 2020 are happening this week for mid-latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. For example, sunrise time in the central U.S. – say, around Wichita, Kansas – for the next several days will be around 7:45 a.m.


Patheos-Pagan: Druid in the City: Change in the New Year

We are days away from the new year, and I’m facing it with trepidation and excitement. For so long, the New Year has just meant a time for me to take a look back and come up with grand ideas to improve my life. Grand ideas that rarely get manifested.

Read more…

Inner Journey:


“One word frees us from the weight and pain of life; that word is love.”
— Sophocles
In exploring the enneagram, Riso and Hudson have identified ‘lost messages’ that we needed to hear as children but didn’t. The absence of these words may be at the heart of our most basic fear. And unconsciously we may still be seeking to hear these words from others.
Review the following messages and note if any one touches you more strongly than the others:
1. “You are good.”
2. “You are wanted.”
3. “You are loved for yourself.”
4. “You are seen for who you are.”
5. “Your needs are not a problem.”
6. “You are safe.”
7. “You will be taken care of.”
8. “You will not be betrayed.”
9. “Your presence matters.”

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
— Dinah Mulock

A Note from the Universe 

Can you believe it’s already January?

That it’s Wednesday, again?

That as you read these very words, somewhere in the world there are waves crashing, eagles soaring, lilacs blooming, and friends laughing so hard tears are streaming down their faces?

That your life has been changing so swiftly?

That you’re absolutely gorgeous, inside and out?

That your new thriving business and a steady income came so quickly?

That others who now want to have financial security for myself and family, emulate how you did it?

That peace, love, and happiness are flourishing around the world?

Yeah I thought you would.

The Universe

Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Spanish Beef Stew

“I have never heard a complaint of my beef stew, it’s a great new take on an old favorite! I prefer to serve stew over white rice, it all depends on your taste. You can season the beef with a packet of Sazon instead of salt and pepper, for even more Spanish style.”



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)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
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


Daily Wisdom
January 1, 2020


“I am a little world made cunningly

Of elements and an angelic sprite.”

-John Donne (1572-1631)

This “angelic sprite” is the element that animates us – it’s that certain something that gives us our personality, our quirks, our loving spirits. We are not just a bundle of cells, of hydrogen and oxygen and glucose and whatever – we have the capacity to learn and grow and help and heal and contribute. We are made this way by design, so we need to recognize these gifts and use them!

-Lissa Coffey

Daily Tarot: The Sun

Little or nothing will slow you down or be daunting to you today. You have so much inner strength, and physical strength, too, that people will have trouble keeping up with you. Do something special today, or perhaps excel at something significant and challenging that will be easily within your grasp. You may find out later that you were dazzling and that you inspired several people to more energetically pursue their passions.


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