Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 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: Hold the Vision of a Better Future
We are living in a profoundly transformative time where all of humanity is being called to awaken, heal and evolve. As a result, it is a chaotic and challenging time as the external world reflects the incredible transition we are moving through.
Norse Pagan Symbols: The Valknut
Spiritual Unite: OAK TREE SYMBOLISM – BE STRONG AND STAND TALL
The Oak tree has a rich symbolism associated with it, with cultures from all across the world regarding it with reverence.
In particular, European and US traditions have held the Oak tree in the highest esteem.
ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Imbolc Altar
It’s Imbolc, and that’s the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to honor the Celtic goddess Brighid, in her many aspects. However, other than having a giant statue of Brighid on your altar, there are a number of ways you can set up for the season.
Patheos / New Visions: Monastic Strategies: How Do We Learn to Let Go?
Many of us believe, whether we realize it or not, it is better to hold on than to let go.
We have worked hard for what we have and do not want to lose the rewards of all our effort and persistence. Some of us learned to apply ourselves and take care of what we have wisely.
MBG: 50+ Morning Affirmations To Set The Tone For Your Entire Day
Affirmations are a powerful tool that can be used by people of any age (kids included!). When repeated in the morning, affirmations can help get the day started on the right foot and prepare you to take action in pursuit of your goals. Here, we break down how affirmations work, plus over 50 to try in the morning to get positivity flowing right off the bat.
Today’s DIY: DIY Altar Makeover by a Forest Witch | EXTRA Enchanted
Elephant Journal: Deep Feminine Roots: An Ode to our Magic & Power.
Back to the roots
To the caves of wombs
Dark mysterious pools
Dip a toe in
Feel your low belly
Magic lives there
It will never die.
MBG; How To Pull A Single Tarot Card For Quick Insight Anytime You Need It
Tarot card reading is a mystical practice that’s been around for centuries (its roots trace back to the European Renaissance). From forecasting to self-inquiry, tarot readings can offer valuable insight into anything you’re curious about, as they help create the right conditions to access your own intuition
EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter is easy to spot
Tonight – or any winter evening – look for the constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s probably the easiest to pick out of all the constellations in the Northern Hemisphere winter sky (Southern Hemisphere summer sky). It’s identifiable by Orion’s Belt, three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row at the mid-section of the Hunter.
Patheos-Pagan: ABCs of Conjure Curios: Magical Tools for Crisis Management
In times of crisis, people often turn to ancestral folk magic or “Conjure” to channel their own power and that of natural tools into positive outcomes.
Pagan Playlist: May the circle be open | |Wiccan Chants | | Nature chants | | Pagan songs | | Bunny Lo
Inner Journey: THE KEY TO CREATIVITY
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge islimited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein
Do you know the key to creativity?
It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.
Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots of different seeds to chart new paths in our brains.
“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill
“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in amuseum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardwarestore and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder
A Note from the Universe
Just remember most people are so beguiled by your charm and inspired by your choices, they simply forget to say, “Thank you,” “please,” and “I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY!” as often as they feel the urge.
Let’s not be one of those people.
“Thank you, please, I LOVE YOU like CRAZY!”
Today’s Recipe: Vietnamese Lemongrass Meatballs
We enjoy these tasty meatballs served over a bowl of rice or wrapped in lettuce cups. They’re balanced with flavors of spicy, salty, tangy, and sweet, and also make wonderful appetizers. Leftover meatballs may be stored in the freezer in a resealable plastic bag.
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 21, 2021
“Of all the soft, delicious functions of nature this is the chiefest; what a happiness it is to man, when the anxieties and passions of the day are over.”
-Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)
Sometimes it just feels like a big relief to finally crawl into bed at night. Knowing that the day is done, that we’ve done all we can do with the time that we had, we can sleep peacefully. Tomorrow is another day. The sun comes up in the morning and we begin again. But while we sleep, we can be still. It is a simple pleasure to close our eyes and tie the day up with a sigh.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Star
Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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