Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 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

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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 “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20

Spirit Library: Questioning Everything (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Humanity is collectively moving from an unconscious state of awareness and into a conscious awakening. This is a dramatic process where our human consciousness shifts and we become acutely aware of the difference between our soul reality and our outer physical reality.

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Herbal book recommendations!



Trees have a rich and extensive symbolism all over the world, and the cypress tree has its fair share of the spotlight.

Its symbolism is mostly found in the Islamic world and across Europe, though in this day and age all symbolism has become global.

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ThoughtCo: What is a Lunar Halo?

So you were outside one evening for the full moon, and there was an amazing circle around the moon. Is it something magical? Could it be important, from a magical perspective?

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Patheos / New Visions: Practices From the Inside Out: Taking a Deep Breath

Taking a Deep Breath
This seems like an excellent opportunity for many of us to practice taking a deep breath.

We have struggled through challenging months trying to sustain ourselves long enough to survive.



MBG: Make Gratitude Actionable: 15 Ways To Show Appreciation For Others

In 2021, we’re focusing on joy. After the year we’ve had, cultivating and celebrating small moments of happiness as they come has never felt more cathartic, life-affirming, and essential to lasting well-being. In the coming weeks, we’re going to laugh, experience new things, and revamp stale aspects of daily life.

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Apollo and Artemis: The Birth of the Twins Gods – Greek Mythology Stories – See U in History


Elephant Journal: 4 Easy Ways To Stop Negative Thinking by Shifting our Focus.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could press pause when our mind is racing and jumping to all sorts of unpleasant conclusions?
Stopping negative thoughts in their tracks does not need to be that difficult.

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Treehugger: These May Be the Prettiest Trees Ever

Rainbow eucalyptus trees – and their candy-colored bark – toss arboreal convention to the wind.

It’s as if Mother Nature conspired with Vincent Van Gogh, maybe with some input from Dr. Seuss, when coming up with Eucalyptus deglupta, commonly known as the rainbow eucalyptus tree.

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EarthSky News: Young moon and Mercury in mid-January

These next several days – January 14, 15 and 16, 2021 – seek for the young waxing crescent moon and Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system. Find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset, and look for these two worlds to pop out into the evening twilight as dusk ebbs into darkness.

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Patheos-Pagan: Navigating Tower Time – Magic for an Era of Change

The fourth online course from Under the Ancient Oaks is now open for registration. Navigating Tower Time – Magic For an Era of Change begins on January 28 and will run for six weeks.

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Pagan Playlist: Wardruna – Raido (Official music video)



“I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.”
— Stephen Covey

I was eating lunch with a friend who shared that she disliked one of the vegetables on my plate and hadn’t eaten any since childhood. I suggested that sometimes our tastes change and maybe she could give it another try. She did, and to her surprise, sheenjoyed it. Her world became a little richer as she opened to new possibilities.

Is there something in your life you might be willing to give another try?

“Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.”
— Leo Buscaglia


A Note from the Universe

What wouldn’t you give to live, love, and be happy, deliriously happy, forevermore?

Well, that’s just it, you needn’t give anything, Cat. Just decide to live, love, and be happy, deliriously happy, from this moment forward.

And I shall provide,

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Wilted Arugula and Portobello Mushrooms

Arugula and portobello mushrooms are simmered with onion, garlic, sherry, and red pepper flakes. A tasty side dish and good way to get some veggies! You can easily substitute wine for the sherry and veggie broth for the chicken broth depending on your preferences.

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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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
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.


Daily Wisdom
January 14, 2021

“Speech is a mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he.”

-Publius Syrus (85-43 B.D.)

I think this is really quite interesting. The words we speak come from within us. We think them, we articulate them. They come up with our breath, through our throats and over our tongues. They have an impact on us. It is important to speak truthfully, kindly, and with clarity. Are the words we use “nutritious” – or are they “toxic?” What are we feeding ourselves?

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Devil

There may be very little that you can change or have much effect on today. It may not exactly feel like the day has been fated to be a certain way, but you may have that suspicion at times. You can fit in with whatever happens and get some satisfaction and success anyway. Someone who usually argues against you may turn around and agree with you about something important.


About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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