Cat’s Morning Bits for January 18, 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
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King’s birthday is January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The earliest Monday for this holiday is January 15 and the latest is January 21.
Who Was The REAL Lagertha? (Viking History Explained)
Spiritual Unite: PALM TREE SYMBOLISM – MASCULINE AND FEMININE ENERGY
To many of us, palm trees summon up summer holidays and brilliant weather.
While this is not too far off – after all, the palm tree is a sun symbol – there is far more to it palm tree symbolism than that!
ThoughtCo: Cybele, Mother Goddess of Rome
Cybele, a mother goddess of Rome was at the center of a Phrygian cult, and was sometimes known as Magna Mater, or “great goddess.” As part of their worship, priests performed mysterious rites in her honor.
MBG: Why Astrologers Are Predicting “World-Changing Shifts” This Week
This week, Aquarius season begins with a transit that is almost a century in the making. Moral of your horoscope? Expect the unexpected.
Spirituality & Health: Calm Down: 3 Ways to Activate Your Vagus Nerve
BY KATE SIMPSON
Your vagus nerve is your body’s information highway. It helps your brain and body communicate, playing an important role in how you feel.
Today’s DIY: Make an Earth Goddess Offering Bowl and Sigil Magic for your Altar – Magical Crafting – Witchcraft
Elephant Journal: When our Spiritual Gifts are no Longer Welcome.
What scares you the most?
My answer to the above question is that of an unconventional topic, but I won’t be talking about my phobias or general anxieties.
Well, jokes aside, it took a lot of courage to grab my pen and write this down.
Treehugger: New Population of Blue Whales Heard in the Indian Ocean
The largest known animal to ever exist on Earth, the blue whale also has a robust call that can be heard from up to 600 miles away.
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: Simple Witchery: Witchcraft that Works .
. .. . . Seeing Magic in the Mundane
I don’t use commercial fragrance sprays in my home—I’d rather avoid the volatile organic compounds (VOCs), indoor air pollution, damage to the ozone, and all that jazz. But full disclosure, my husband uses them.
Pagan Playlist: Pentangle – Hunting Song
Inner Journey: DO YOU OWN YOUR LIFE?
“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.”
— Ken Hudgins
When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also claim our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suit us. Weacknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.
Do you feel that you own your life at the moment?
“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself… and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.”
— Shirley MacLaine
“Life is too short to be little.”
— Benjamin Disraeli
“Every man dies, but not every man lives….”
— Garth Brooks
A Note from the Universe
Everything in your life, right now is awesome.
Everything is in its right place, under grace, and whether or not this makes sense yet, one day it will.
The time swiftly approaches when you’ll be exceedingly grateful for all that has contributed to who you’ve become, because it is exactly that person who’s now poised to live as you have always dreamed you would one day live.
Today’s Recipe: Sesame Mango Smoothie
Sesame seeds and cashew butter add a nice nutty flavor to this mango and spinach green smoothie that is a great on-the-go breakfast.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth
Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine
January 18, 2021
“Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole!”
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
It’s morning, but do you feel like you want to go back to bed now? When we sleep well, we feel refreshed, and we can take on the day so much more enthusiastically. We all need sleep, it is a part of being alive! And we do enjoy it – the whole routine of going to bed, getting comfortable. This is a ritual we need to acknowledge and honor. We can prepare ourselves for the night’s rest, rather than falling asleep in front of the TV. Take some time to settle in, calm down, and drift off gently and peacefully. Have you ever seen a cat sleep? Cats love their sleep – they relish it, they totally give in to it.
-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.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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