Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 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 “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST
Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20
Spirit Library: Energised from Above and Below (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Now is a time where we must harness the energy of our soul, our heart, our mind and our spirit to bring forth the structures need for a new reality.
Spiritual Unite: CELTIC TREE OF LIFE MEANING – NATURE AND LINKING REALMS
While the Celtic Tree of Life symbol has been made extremely popular by its more modern use in art and décor, its importance as a symbol stretches all the way back to the Ancient Celts.
ThoughtCo: Creation of the World in Norse Mythology
In Norse mythology, there are 9 worlds that are divided among three levels all held together by the world tree, Ygdrasil. But the nine worlds and Ygdrasil were not there in the beginning.
The Swan Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting
MBG: How An Astrologer Connects Her Wellness Practices To The Cosmos
In this excerpt from her new book Cosmic Health, astrologer Jennifer Racioppi shares her five pillars for living in sync with nature and the cosmos. Beyond reading your horoscope daily, Racioppi says these practices can help you glean more strength, connection, and purpose from the natural world that surrounds you.
Today’s DIY: Polish Me Body Scrub
Here is a super simple body scrub recipe that you can make right now at home because you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen.
Elephant Journal: 5 Powerful Hug Substitutes if you’re Flying Solo & Craving Touch Right Now.
“Happy new year, Momma,” I said.
I could feel the knot welling up in my throat. “I love you. I’m sending you the biggest virtual hug right now.”
Treehugger: Why Does My Cat Sleep on Me?
Sometimes cats prefer to nap in a private perch or choose the safety of a hidden nook, but sooner or later, most cats end up sleeping on their owner’s lap, chest, or even head.
EarthSky News: Tonight is New Year’s Eve in the Julian calendar
Today’s date – January 13, 2021 – may be just another Monday in the Gregorian calendar, but it’s the last day of the year by the Julian calendar, which was first introduced to the world by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. It’s the Julian New Year, sometimes called the Old New Year or the Orthodox New Year.
Patheos-Pagan: Ways to Ground, Center and Shield
If your world at the moment feels off the rails, either the world at large, or your personal sphere, it is usually a clear reminder to ground, center and shield.
Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Children of Éire
Inner Journey: COMMUNICATING WITHOUT WORDS
“The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual – as we think so will we act.”
— Martha Graham
Every movement and non-movement we make is a form of communication.
How do you communicate fear, withdrawal, avoidance, shutting down, disagreeing, and an uncaring attitude?
If you aren’t sure, others can probably tell you. Begin to pay attention to what your eyes and arms and facial expressions communicate. Our body language speaks louder than our words.
“An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self-being; if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.”
— Karl Jaspers
A Note from the Universe
For the record, here’s what really matters, every single day:
That you know how much you’re loved.
Today’s Recipe: Cast Iron Pizza
The best thing about cooking is practice makes perfect, and I wanted to create perfection with homemade pizza. Here, I will share with you my pizza dough I make at home.
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 13, 2021
“Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say; let speech harmonize with life.”
-Seneca the Younger (5? B.C. – C.E. 65)
One way that we can be true to ourselves is with our speech. Are we saying what we mean? Are we meaning what we say? When we are in harmony with our words and our actions, we are in harmony with life. It takes too much time and energy to say things just because we are “supposed to.” It has to feel right, it has to resonate within us, for it to be real.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Star
Wake up with a bright, buoyant spirit that will prevent any snag or difficulty from getting you down. You should acknowledge no setbacks or let any problem get in your way. If something comes up that needs more attention, you’ll deal with it without thinking twice. You can deal with any delay and make a quick if not instantaneous recovery.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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