Cat’s Morning Bits for January 15, 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: Be in the Moment (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Navigating our way forward at this time can be challenging as our basic instinct may be to stop and wait for the chaos to calm. However, this is a period of global upheaval and change which will continue for some time.
Yeyeo Botanica: Crossroads for Divine Help
Spiritual Unite: ASH TREE SYMBOLISM – HEALTH AND REBIRTH
The Ash tree grows in Europe, Asia and some parts of North America.
It is very common, with the Common Ash being the 3rd most common tree in the UK.
ThoughtCo: Magical Banishing Spells
In many traditions of Paganism, banishing is done to get rid of negative or unwanted energy, or even people who may be causing problems in our lives
Patheos / New Visions: Are You Listening to the Still, Small Voice Within?
If you read enough books about the soul, you’ll come across a reoccurring theme. It’s the idea that we all have a small, still voice within us that is there to guide us as we make our way through life. The voice represents the deepest, truest part of us, our soul, and it knows what we want and need from life—if only we would listen to it
MBG: Why Sagittarians Need To Watch Out For Burnout In 2021
Oh, Sagittarius, is there anything you can’t do? Your fiery and adventurous nature gives you the stamina that other signs could only dream of—but everyone has their limit, and yes, even you are susceptible to burnout.
Savitri and Satyavan: The legend of the princess who outwitted Death – Iseult Gillespie
Elephant Journal: The Lure of the Stars: A Beginner’s Guide to Astronomy.
Stargazing is a wonder-full way to recharge, download your stress, and it won’t cost a thing.
There is something quite magical about starwatching: a solitary pursuit that can simultaneously relax and inspire. It’s been a mainstay for many during these unsettled times.
Treehugger: Why Red Squirrels Depend on Good Neighbors
Even though red squirrels are loners, living near familiar neighbors helps them survive.
EarthSky News: Look for Cassiopeia and the Big Dipper
Tonight, look for the northern sky’s two most prominent sky patterns – the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen and the Big Dipper. Both circle around Polaris, the North Star, once a day. They are opposite each other, one on either side of the North Star.
Patheos-Pagan: The Cleansing Power of Salt Bowls: Removing Negative Energy From The Home
There’s a reason why the beach feels so energetically clean and refreshing. For millennia, all over the world, salt has been considered a protective and cleansing agent, both physically and metaphysically.
Pagan Playlist: Earth My Body
Inner Journey: OPEN TO TRUST
“When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control.”
— Steve Rapson
WE SEEK TO CONTROL OUR LIVES WHEN WE DO NOT TRUST, WHEN WE DO NOT LOVE. Our ego, perceiving itself to be vulnerable and insecure, uses control in an effort to protect itself.
At the root of our need to control, we find FEAR. It may be fear of the unknown. Fear of not coping. Fear of loss. Or possibly even fear of looking stupid. And as our efforts to control other people and events invariably fail, our fear increases.
Trust, on the other hand, is a quality of the soul. While control is a tool of the mind, TRUST AND FAITH ARE ASPECTS OF THE HEART. Trust comes with the deep knowing that we are spiritual beings in physical bodies. When we trust enough in life to give up our need to control, we can relax and open to the flow of energy in our lives. This brings peace of mind.
“The only real security in life lies in relishing life’sinsecurity.”
— M. Scott Peck
“Do not abandon trust when your ego thinks things should be different than they are.”
— Wayne Dyer
A Note from the Universe
I really mean that.
Whatever, whatever, whatever.
You can have it.
Anything you want,
Today’s Recipe: Popa’s Simple White Chili
A simple version of white chili that can be made on the stove top or in a slow cooker. This is our go-to chili for those chilly winter days. Cook on Low in a slow cooker for 4 hours if preferred. Serve with garlic cheese bread. Enjoy.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
January 15, 2021
“Violence of the tongue is very real – sharper than any knife.”
-Mother Teresa, 1983
We used to hear “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me.” Well, forget about that one! Words can hurt – terribly! And it’s okay to admit it. The good news is that words can also heal. Think about how good if feels to hear “I love you.” Look at the way a person’s face lights up when you say “You look so beautiful!” The world needs to stop using words as weapons, and work more on using words as medicine.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Chariot
If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward
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