Cat’s Morning Bits for January 6, 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 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: Balance Your Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)
In the experience of creation there is a moment where everything becomes still. A moment where the forces of life gather. Much like the hour before sunrise where all of nature stills waiting for the first light that marks the coming of the dawn
January Plan With Me, Witchy Planner – Planner Stickers, Eco Friendly Nature Theme, Magical Crafting
Spiritual Unite: BIRCH TREE SYMBOLISM – TIME FOR A FRESH START
Birch is not only a tree but an important symbolism to people who know how to interpret hidden meanings conveyed by objects.
Do you know the encrypted message behind dreams or visions associated with the tree?
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.
Patheos / New Visions: How Free Is Free Will?
There is an important difference between free will – the ability to do as I please – and freedom – the ability to do as pleases God. Free will is a faculty that can be used for good or bad, for building or destroying.
MBG: Cosmic Conditioning: 2021 Wellness Horoscopes For Every Zodiac Sign
o kick off 2021, The AstroTwins released their love, career, money, and relationship predictions for every zodiac sign (things are looking up for you, Aquarians). Today, they’re sharing what each sign could have in store in the well-being department. Read on for their insights on all things cosmic conditioning.
Daily Good: To Live and Love with a Dying World
It is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.
Wendell Berry –
To Live and Love with a Dying World
“In the summer of 2019, the climate activist Tim DeChristopher sat down with Wendell Berry. Berry is a poet and activist, author of over forty books, and a celebrated advocate for localism, ecological health, and small-scale farming. DeChristopher, as Bidder 70, disrupted a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in 2008 by outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. Imprisoned for twenty-one months for his actions, he has used his platform to spread the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action to create a just and healthy world.” Orion magazine shares their powerful conversation here
Banshees: The Frightening Women of Irish Folklore – Celtic Mythology – See U in History
Elephant Journal: Energy Update 2021: Ascension, Growth & Healing.
There is so much light—it’s time to shine your inner light on the world.
2021 is going to be a game changer. It’s the year we start radiating our inner light and manifest a reality that mirrors who we are within. This would also be the year when our world will slowly start ushering in an era of conscious living and heartfelt engagement.
Treehugger: 6 Little Resolutions for a Better New Year
Resolutions for 2021 shouldn’t be grandiose. Focus on what you can
New Year’s resolutions for 2021 look drastically different than they have in the past. It’s hard to care about workout routines, skin care regimens, and Dry January challenges when all you want is to survive and get through the year relatively unscathed.
EarthSky News: Sirius, future South Pole Star
These January evenings, use Orion’s Belt to star-hop to Sirius, a future South Pole Star.
That’s right. The brightest star in the sky – Sirius in the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog – will someday serve as a very reasonable, and certainly very noticeable, South Star.
Patheos-Pagan: Soul Cleansing: 15 Ways to Clean Out Your Energy
For most people, 2020 was a rough year and 2021’s launch was really little more than tearing a page off the calendar. Numerologically, we are in a different place. Energetically, new beginnings may be a welcome respite from the stress and strain.
Pagan Playlist: Senbonzakura – cover by Lindsey Stirling
Inner Journey: BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN SUCCESS
“What you believe yourself to be, you are.”
— Claude M. Bristol
Do you believe, deep down inside of you, that you can succeed in what you want to do?
Beliefs are strong, and they have the power to attract what is believed to us. If we doubt our ability to succeed, if we in fact believe we WON’T succeed, then sure enough, that’s what will happen.
What do you believe about yourself? You have the power to change your beliefs, and that will change your outcome. Set goals you believe you can accomplish. Your beliefs will shape your actions. As you achieve these goals, you’ll begin to believe you are capable of succeeding and of doing even more.
“It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.”
— Albert Einstein
“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”
— Dr. David Schwartz
A Note from the Universe
Study. Prepare yourself. Think. Act. Face your beasts. Do the dance, walk the fire, wait in line. Plant the seeds, hoe the field, go to market.
Pay the piper whatever dues you think you have to pay. Because on the day you become all that you now dream of becoming… Oh my gosh, there is simply no price that would seem too great.
It’s going to be that good, you’re going to be that happy, and it’s going to last forever.
Today’s Recipe: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas
I recently cut meat out of my diet completely. In my quest for new and interesting meals, I came up with these delicious quesadillas!
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.
January 6, 2021
“We would have to settle for the elegant goal of becoming ourselves.”
We set goals. We reach goals. We set new goals. And what happens? All along the way we are learning and growing. Eventually we find that the goals are somewhat arbitrary. There may be different ways for each of us to “get there” but we arrive at the same place: discovering the beauty, the wisdom, the joy within us – the beauty, the wisdom, the joy that is us
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Magician
Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.
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