Cat’s Morning Bits for January 3, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 3, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the 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


January Quotes

“January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,
A frost-mailed warrior
striding a shadowy steed of snow.”

  • Edgar Fawcett


January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 


January Plan With Me – New Year planner stickers – Goals for the New Year – Magical Crafting


January Birthstone: Garnet

Birthstone Color: Deep Red

One glance at the deep red seeds nestled inside of a pomegranate fruit explains why the word “garnet” comes from the Latin word “granatus,” meaning “grain” or “seed.” This name was given to the garnet because of its close resemblance to the succulent pomegranate seed. But don’t bite into a garnet, because at Moh’s hardness 6.5 to 7.5, it will definitely damage the teeth!

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Spirituality & Health: How to Avoid “Catching” a Bad Mood

Barring the invention of a depression vaccine, how do we live with depressing people without becoming bummed out ourselves? Try these tips from the experts

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January Birth Flowers


Carnations express love, fascination, and distinction. Light red carnations represent admiration, while dark red denote deep love and affection. White carnations indicate pure love and good luck; striped symbolize a regret that a love cannot be shared. Green carnations are for St. Patrick’s Day; purple carnations indicate capriciousness. This is the one January birth flower.


The Snowdrop is another January birth flower, originally from Europe and Asia, is the best-known representative of a small genus of about 20 species in the family Amaryllidaceae that are among the first bulbs to bloom in spring.


MBG: 2022 Numerology Forecast: What To Expect In A 6 Universal Year

Each year of the numerology cycle builds off the last. In 2020, we had our Universal Year 4 of reassessing and restructuring our foundations. Then 2021, a Universal Year 5, taught us to remain flexible and adaptable as we redefine what freedom means to us.

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Magical Start to 2022 | pagan traditions & folk witchcraft & manifestation techniques


Elephant Journal: The New Year Ritual that is more Significant than Intention Setting.

It’s the end of the year, just before the dark moon.
In all the noise of setting intentions and visioning, I have found myself deep in reflection and creating releasing rituals to let go of this last year. A year filled with so much loss, change, heartbreak, abundance, alignment, magic, and mystery.

I get overwhelmed with intention setting without first metabolizing and releasing everything that has come to pass.

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Treehugger: Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg?

We’re all familiar with the flamingo’s signature one-legged stance. But what first caused this behavioral norm? And doesn’t that standing leg get tired after a while?

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EarthSky News: Earth closest to sun on January 3-4, 2022

Earth at aphelion and perihelion
Earth’s orbit around the sun isn’t a circle. Instead, it’s an ellipse. So it makes sense that Earth swings closest to the sun once each year. For 2022, that moment will happen on January 4, at 6:52 UTC (1:52 a.m. Eastern Time EST). This closest Earth-sun distance is called perihelion, from the Greek roots peri meaning near and helios meaning sun.

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Patheos-Pagan: LTZ’s 2022 Sigil for the Year

Rather than setting a New Year’s resolution, I prefer to set the tone for the coming year with a sigil. This shifts the focus away from a single goal or task to a larger theme or perspective to consider to help bring about change.

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Pagan Playlist: Ayla Schafer “Grandmother (I am the Earth)” Official Video


Inner Journey:


A friend shared this moment of awakening. She was moaning, “I never get anything done.” Her companion replied, “Perhaps you never get EVERYTHING done.” Oh… of course!

A shift in perspective can bring both understanding and release.

“Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.”
— Maria Mitchell


A Note from the Universe

Ever notice how on an almost daily basis, either directly or indirectly, you’re driven by helping others?

I have.

Actually, all of us have.


The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Black-Eyed Pea Soup

This is a great New Year’s meal! Perfect on a cold winter night. Great comfort food. Serve with corn bread.

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Magical Correspondences for January

January Correspondences

Nature Spirits: Brownies & Gnomes
Herbs: Cones; Holy Thistle; Marjoram & Nuts
Colours: Blue-Violet; Black & Brilliant White
Flowers: Crocus & Snowdrop
Scents: Mimosa & Musk
Stones: Chrysoprase; Garnet; Jet & Onyx
Trees: Birch
Animals: Coyote & Fox
Birds: Blue Jay & Pheasant
Deities: Ch’ang-O; Freja; Hera; Innana, Sarasveti &Sinn
Power Flow: Conserving Energy by working on problems which involved nobody else; Protection; Reversing Spells


Daily Wisdom
January 3, 2022

“Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.”

-James Carswell

We are constantly challenged. We’re never quite “done.” This is what keeps our creativity going. We’d get bored otherwise! It’s hard to imagine what will be created in the future because things change so rapidly. But we do know that whatever comes up, we will create a solution, we will find a way.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: Justice

A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything.


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