Cat’s Morning Bits for January 29, 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.
If January calends be summerly gay,
It will be winterly weather till the calends of May.
ThoughtCo: History of Imbolc
Imbolc is a holiday with a variety of names, depending on which culture and location you’re looking at. In the Irish Gaelic, it’s called Oimelc, which translates to “ewe’s milk.” It’s a precursor to the end of winter when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs. Spring and the planting season are right around the corner.
MBG: How Healing The Solar Plexus Chakra Could Lead To Radical Self-Acceptance
The chakras are concentrated points of energy, and they add a spiritual dimension to health. Just as every structure in the physical body has a physiological purpose, each chakra has a spiritual one.
Did you know…
Rice does not need to grow in water, but since it can survive it, is done so to control weeds and other pests- creating higher yields.
Today’s DIY: How to Make a Ceramic Plant Pot
Plants are a great way to liven up your indoor decor. Creative pots and other plant vessels bring out more of your style, and DIY planters are an even greater way to add a personal touch to your home. These easy, simple ceramic planters are a great beginner project and can be customized in any color.
MNN: 9 quirky facts about the platypus
These odd critters are full of surprises and mysteries
It’s possible to run out of adjectives when it comes to describing the platypus. This unique creature, endemic to Australia, has confounded scientists since its discovery. We still don’t know a great deal about the semi-aquatic animal, or the secrets that it holds.
EarthSky News: Star-hop from Orion to Planet 9
Tonight, let the constellation Orion the Hunter show you the approximate possible position of the hypothetical Planet 9 in the starry sky. As of now, nobody has yet seen this solar system planet, sometimes called Planet X. If it exists, it’s large and very distant.
Patheos-Pagan: Working with Brighid as a Water Goddess
Imbolc is right around the corner, the feast day and celebration of the Goddess Brighid! This is one of my favorite Sabbats. I love the merging of Water and Fire; I love the snow on the ground and I absolutely love making Brighid’s Crosses.
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
— Mother Teresa
We know the power of thoughts to create. Consider, then, the impact of our judgments. When we judge someone critically, those judgments have the power to affect the one being judged, if they are open to our perceptions. This is the case even when we don’t say what we’re thinking.
For example, if I judge someone to be fat, and that individual perceives him or herself to be fat and is sensitive to the opinions of others, my thoughts will reinforce their ‘fat’ experience.
Being aware of the impact of our judgments helps us let go of our tendency to judge.
“There are three kinds of violence: one, through our deeds; two, through our words; and three, through our thoughts. …The root of all violence is in the world of thoughts, and that is why training the mind is so important.”
— Eknath Easwaran
A Note from the Universe
Actually nobody “needs” to be corrected.
They know when they’re acting up, or will soon enough find out.
Advanced Metaphysics 101,
Today’s Recipe: Russian Honey Cake
Let Chef John take you on a journey to obtain the rare and glorious triumph that is Russian honey cake.
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
January 28, 2020
Beginnings & Endings
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
-T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
There is a phrase we often use about “coming full circle” meaning that we’ve ended up back where we started, but with a newfound knowledge. Life is not linear. Some say it is like a spiral, others say it is like a ball of yarn. We go around seeing things and people and experiences that we’ve seen before, but we see them with new eyes because we have more understanding as we grow.
Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
Let intuition be your guide today and you won’t go too far wrong. If something doesn’t need to be done or delivered instantly, take your time and let events, situations, and people claim the time and attention they seem to want. Things want to sort themselves out for you, in the best ways. Don’t introduce complications. Be decisive when necessary but otherwise step up, too, and be pleasantly surprised
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