Cat’s Morning Bits for January 7, 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
Words of Wisdom: Advice for the New Year
Spiritual Unite: ELDER TREE SYMBOLISM – PROTECTION AND REINVENTION
The Elder tree is a deciduous tree native to many European countries. It has featured in symbolism and traditional medicine across many European cultures for as long as we have records.
ThoughtCo: Snow Magic
When winter rolls around, in some parts of the world there is an abundance of wonderful white stuff–snow! If you live in one of those areas, it makes sense to take advantage of snow’s natural properties and work those energies into your magical endeavors.
Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Epiphany Grows in Stillness
Epiphany grows in stillness, drawing us into deeper understanding and appreciation of the life within us.
Some of us try to cultivate our epiphanies, encouraging them to grow in neat rows according to our schedule. We would appreciate being able to plan them out and have them bloom at regular intervals.
MBG: The 5 Stages Of Dharma Discovery + How To Know Where You Are
The reason we balance the mind and body is so we can regain touch with the soul. True wellness is not just perfect digestion or clear skin but knowing the truth of who you are and shifting your life into alignment with that. The purpose of health is so you don’t have to worry about health anymore and instead can bring your energy toward focusing on your dharma.
Spirituality & Health: Music for Your Pet’s Body-Mind-Spirit Connection
BY SARAH BOWEN
Parent to a nervous cat? Body-Mind-Spirit connection isn’t just for the humans—help your pet cultivate its inner peace through music.
Today’s DIY: Pressing Flowers Between Glass – Cottage Vlog
Elephant Journal: My Journey to Reiki: How I Healed & Found my Purpose.
Healing has been my ultimate goal for the last decade or so.
I had compartmentalized various traumas from my life, focusing on specific ones at a time so as not to overwhelm myself.
I had successfully, thoroughly processed through my original traumatic experience from my teenage years and decided to give myself a break. It was a difficult and exhausting road and I needed some space to take a breath and celebrate my journey thus far.
Treehugger: 9 Surprising Animals That Fly
Self-propelled flight has been observed throughout history thanks to insects, birds, bats, and the extinct Pterosaurs. But there are a number of creatures alive today that do something akin to flying — gliding.
EarthSky News: See a faint star cluster near bright Sirius
Want to see a star cluster? Then just look for nighttime’s brightest star, Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. A lovely star cluster – called Messier 41 or M41 – lies near Sirius. If you can’t see the star cluster, it’s probably because your sky isn’t dark enough. Try binoculars.
Patheos-Pagan: Creating Spirit Ally Relationships With Your Home
My first Witch Mentor stressed the value of spirit allies in nature, the elements, the mythic, etc. My first lessons were in learning how to communicate with plant and tree spirit allies. Over the years,
Pagan Playlist: Tir na nOg lyrics – Celtic Woman
Inner Journey: GO FOR PASSION!
“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.”
— Frederico Fellini
How do you ration your passion?
In what situations have you experienced your life to the fullest? Do you live your passion as fully as you can? How do you limit your experience of passion?
Passion emerges when your essence expresses itself. How do you stop yourself from fully expressing who you are?
“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.”
— Henri Frederic Amiel
“We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.”
— Wilbur Wright
A Note from the Universe
There can only be a need for forgiveness, when first there is blame.
And there can only be blame, when first there is misunderstanding.
Today’s Recipe: Quick and Easy Chicken
A tangy, quick, and easy chicken dish – prepared on the stove top in under 1/2 an hour! Quick and delicious! Serve over rice.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.
January 7, 2021
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”
There’s a bumper sticker that reads: “Think Globally, Act Locally.” This can be applied to every area of our lives. If we expect clean air, and a clean environment, then it is up to us to do what we can, right where we are, to make this happen. If we expect peace on earth, then we are kind to people we meet, and do what we can to help others. Every action we take, no matter how big or small we perceive it to be, has an effect on the world as a whole
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Fool
This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.
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