Cat’s Morning Bits for January 1, 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.
“January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,
A frost-mailed warrior
striding a shadowy steed of snow.”
January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.
Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021
Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day
Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day
Jan. 5 Twelfth Night
Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius
Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA
Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins
Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day
Jan. 28 Full “Cold” Moon
Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20
Spirit Library: January 2021 Ascension Energies – Focus (a message from Jamye Price)
Here we go into another year! May it be more graceful than the foundation-adjusting 2020! Actually 2021 does feel a little lighter than last year, though that doesn’t mean no challenge
Spirituality & Health: A Goddess Guide to the New Year
BY JULIE PETERS
“The New Year can come with a lot of pressure. Our bodies are still in hibernation mode, no matter what the date may be. Now is the time, perhaps, to get a little bit fierce about our right to stay quiet in the dark.”
Spiritual Unite: SYCAMORE TREE SYMBOLISM – PROTECTION OF LOVE
Sycamore tree symbolism originates in Egypt and the Middle East.
However, with the rise of Christianity in the western world and the tree’s introduction to Europe either by the Romans or the Crusaders, a rich set of meanings has arisen around the world.
Norse Paganism: Oath Rings
ThoughtCo: Magical Metals
Study Paganism and magical practice for any length of time, and at some point, you’re going to hear about correspondences. Often we discuss correspondences, which are tangible things associated with non-tangible aspects, in terms of herbs, crystals, even planets.
Patheos / New Visions: 9 Tips to Soothe the Soul This Winter
With a grim election season in the rearview and a seemingly grimmer winter on the horizon, it’s time to reinvigorate the soul…to find light in the darkness and prepare yourself to face down whatever comes next.
MBG: Making Peace With A Lost Year: How I’m Processing The Grief Of 2020
If you’ve come to the end of 2020 feeling sad, lost, angry, lonely, exhausted, or any combination of the above, I promise you’re not alone. We’re living, as we keep being reminded, through unprecedented times that have been embodied by loss.
Nature Spirits: Brownies & Gnomes
Herbs: Cones; Holy Thistle; Marjoram & Nuts
Colours: Blue-Violet; Black & Brilliant White
Flowers: Crocus & Snowdrop
Scents: Mimosa & Musk
Stones: Chrysoprase; Garnet; Jet & Onyx
Animals: Coyote & Fox
Birds: Blue Jay & Pheasant
Deities: Ch’ang-O; Freja; Hera; Innana, Sarasveti &Sinn
Power Flow: Conserving Energy by working on problems which involvenobody else; Protection; Reversing Spells
(originally found here; mystiksangelrealm.com/months.html)
Artemis Goddess Of The Hunt & Moon – (Greek Mythology Explained)
Elephant Journal: Five Buddhist Quotes for an Empowered New Year.
We all approach the New Year with plans, dreams, desires, resolutions or goals of some sort.
It seems impossible to arrive on this doorstep, this milestone in the passing of time, without any thought of what we want our year ahead to look like
Treehugger: Are Birds the Reason You Feel Good in Nature?
There have been many studies that show being in nature is good for your health.1 Walking in the woods boosts your well-being. Living near trees can help you live longer.1 Being around water can improve your mood.
EarthSky News: Earth closest to sun on January 2, 2020
Our planet Earth will reach its closest point to the sun for 2021 on January 2, at 13:51 UTC. In United States time zones, that’s January 2 at 8:51 a.m. Eastern Time, 7:51 a.m. Central Time, 6:51 a.m. Mountain Time, 5:51 a.m. Pacific Time, 4:51 a.m. Alaskan Time and 3:51 a.m. Hawaiian Time
Patheos-Pagan: A Tarot Adventure Through Magic: The Fool’s Journey
A common practice among those who make a serious study of the Tarot is to develop a story that takes The Fool, the first card of the Major Arcana, on a journey.
Pagan Playlist: Morrighan – Damh the Bard
Inner Journey: STAR CONNECTIONS
“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We becomethe energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich
Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as tobe nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.
In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.
“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore
“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick
A Note from the Universe
I do hereby proclaim that today shall be the first day of the most exciting time of your life.
Think of it –
Today’s Recipe: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Baked Alaska
Ice cream nestled on cake and wrapped in toasted meringue is so irresistible. We’re struggling to figure out why the baked Alaska disappeared from popular culture in the ’60s. As luck would have it, this impressive layered dessert is poised for a comeback, and we’re leaning into it hard with our peppermint hot chocolate-inspired version.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
January 1, 2021
“An ignorance of means may minister
To greatness, but an ignorance of aims
Makes it impossible to be great at all.”
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1851
A lot of times we hear stories about entrepreneurs who say they didn’t know just how they were going to make their business work, they just knew they were going to do it. They had a goal, and worked toward that goal diligently. When we keep our “eye on the prize” it’s easier to let obstacles fall by the wayside. We become creative in our quest.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Emperor
Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable.
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