Cat’s Morning Bits for January 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 5, 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.

Blessings, Cat


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.

January Events

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


Twelfth Night (also known as Epiphany Eve) is a festival in some branches of Christianity that takes place on the last night of the Twelve Days of Christmas, marking the coming of the Epiphany. Different traditions mark the date of Twelfth Night as either 5 January or 6 January, depending on whether the counting begins on Christmas or 26 December.


Spirit Library: Breathe into the New (a message from Kate Spreckley)

2020 shifted our perspective and afforded us the opportunity to see ourselves and our lives in a different way. As a result, we have moved into 2021 with a broader view of life and in a more reflective space.

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Beaver Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting


Pioneer Thinking: How to Stay Healthy in The Winter Naturally

Winter can be the most wonderful time of year. What’s better than the crisp air, making snow angels and a warm cup of tea? For some of us, however, winter can also bring about the cold and flu, dry skin and a downturn in our health goals.

Here’s some top tips and natural remedies to keep these common winter health concerns at bay.

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The symbolism of the Yew tree is rich and well documented.

It is sometimes known as The Tree Of Life, and much of the meaning of the Yew tree surrounds ideas of life, death, and resurrection.



ThoughtCo: 8 Famous Witches From Mythology and Folklore

Ancient mythology and folklore is filled with witches, including the Bible’s Witch of Endor and Russian folklore’s Baba Yaga. These enchantresses are known for their magic and trickery, which is sometimes used for good and sometimes for mischief.

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Patheos / New Visions: Allegro 28

I happened into the cathedral downtown

and heard serious, ancient song in Latin

or Greek. Wonderfully,

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MBG: How 2021 Will Change The World, According To Vedic Astrology

If 2020 were a board game, it would be Chutes and Ladders. Just as you get to the top of the ladder and are about to win the game, a simple roll of the dice lands you on a “chute”…and you fall back down to where you started.

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Daily Good/ KarmaTube: Virtually Together

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.

Thomas Merton –

Virtually Together

In honor of the first responders and heroes of the COVID-19 crisis, the musicians of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) came together virtually from across the U.S. and Canada to perform ROCO’s commission “Anthem of Hope” by Anthony DiLorenzo — offering hope and strength during this difficult time. This coming year, may you be safe, may you be healthy, and may you find peace. And please be kind — to yourself and others. { read more }

Be The Change

Take a moment to thank the essential workers you encounter today, be it the grocery clerk, the janitor, or the mail carrier.


Today’s DIY: Pine needle & Chaga Tea – How to make healthy forest tea


Elephant Journal: 12 Ways to Pick Ourselves up When we Feel like Quitting.

Have you ever seen a baby when they start learning how to walk?
They fall many times at first. But they never get scared to get up and start trying again. Even if they get hurt, they will forget it in a short span of time and attempt to walk again.



Treehugger: The Sublime Magic of Frozen Soap Bubbles

If you thought blowing bubbles was reserved for warm summer days or children’s birthday parties, you’d be wrong! The coolest time to play and experiment with these liquid globules is when the air is below 5 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 15 degrees Celsius)



EarthSky News: Last quarter moon, Spica late night to dawn

Unless you’re a night owl, you probably won’t see the moon and Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden, rising up into your eastern sky before your bedtime. The twosome will come up quite late tonight, at or around midnight. That applies to most everywhere worldwide.

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Patheos-Pagan: Devil’s Conjure

Hoodoo, root work and conjure practices have a special place in my heart. I am not from the south, but I have always felt at home there. It was actually through a study of African American Hoodoo, for a college research paper, that I became enlightened to this abundance of new magical lore.

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Pagan Playlist: Dúlamán – LYRICS + Translation – Celtic Woman



“Ordinarily, everything we do is in our self-interest. Everything.”
— Anthony de Mello

“Remember, most of the things you think you need are ego trips designed to bolster your image and your perception of security…. You’ll waste a lot of energy satisfying your ego only to find that, as soon as it’s got what it wants, it ignores all your efforts and promptly nails another list of demands to your forehead. The ego will always try to force you to slave for its vision. I wouldn’t stand for that BS if I were you.”
— Stuart Wilde

“We have no need to teach pure motives to the mind. All that is necessary to make the mind pure is to undo the negative conditioning to which it has been subjected; then we will be left with pure, unconditioned awareness.”
— Eknath Easwaran


A Note from the Universe

Now let’s just say you’re a fisher-person, and let’s just say that I’ve rearranged the stars so that this is going to be the luckiest week of your life.


Tell me, next time you go out on your boat, will you take one pole, or many?

Many. I thought so.

Would you think, maybe for the glimmering of a moment, that as a lucky person, you won’t have to fish anymore, because the fish will come to you?

No. Probably not. You’ve always been one of the sharper tools in the shed.

So, tell me, why is it so easy for most to see that with luck, even, they still have to put themselves out there, and that the more they do, the greater the yield. Yet when it comes to life’s magic, thoughts becoming things, and the Universe conspiring on their behalf, they think their fish will come to them?

Your first mate, always,

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Avocado Breakfast Bowl

Heart health and protein in a bowl! This recipe is an unexpected kick of flavor with egg, red quinoa, avocado, and feta cheese! Very easy to make and a delicious start to the day.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.


Daily Wisdom
January 5, 2021

“I can’t write a book commensurate with Shakespeare, but I can write a book by me.”

-Sir Walter Raleigh

The one expectation we can have for ourselves is to do the best that we can. We can’t expect to always be the best (and who is to judge just what qualifies as best anyway?) but we can always be original, because that’s exactly what we are. No matter what we do, when we put ourselves into it, we are doing well

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Magician

It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.


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