Cat’s Morning Bits for January 5, 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.
“The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer. Minute by minute they lengthen out. It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change. It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch it day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a
twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour.”
- Vita Sackville-West
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
Spirit Library: Questions are Arising
The last few years have been a time of great awakening and massive transformation which has created a significant clearing and purging of old toxic energy. Change has been initiated in all aspects of ourselves and our lives and as a result, we are urged now to begin creating a stable and balance foundation that will support us as the world continues to shift.
Tarot Card of the Year Reflections: THE TOWER CARD | Diary of a Tarot Reader
Spiritual Unite:MONARCH BUTTERFLY DREAM MEANING – TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE
The meaning of butterfly dreams is generally positive.
However, the monarch butterfly dream has much more than that. It represents something of a bigger magnitude.
Pagan Library: Song of the Witch Selena Fox
Will you be of Wicca, tonight?
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Tyme.
Then come with me to the Circle of Light.
Bend the Will; the Wish you shall find.
MBG: January 4–11 Energy Reading: What An Intuitive Is Picking Up On For The Week Ahead
This time of year, we tend to hear a lot of “new year, new you” rhetoric, which implies that we aren’t adding up and need to find a way to change ourselves. (On January 1, and no later!)
Witch N The Working: EP65 The Root of it All
Treehugger: Green Spaces Help Alleviate Loneliness in Urban Areas, Study Shows
Despite their outward invitations of endless social potential and activities, densely packed urban environments often come with the hidden (and harmful) phenomenon of increased loneliness.
EarthSky News: See Eridanus the River in January
Eridanus is the River
You’ll need a dark sky to see Eridanus the River. You won’t see this constellation from the city, or even the suburbs. The River begins near the star Rigel in the constellation Orion the Hunter and wells up in a great loop before ambling back down toward the southern horizon.
Patheos-Pagan: The Witchual Workout Returns
LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF
The Witchual Workout is back!
It may seem a bit cliché to kick something off in the new year. On the other hand, what better time to start fresh or start again?
I started filming the Witchual Workouts in the summer of 2020
Pagan Playlist: 1 Hour of Dark Vampiric Music [ Dark, Seductive, Emotional, Gothic ]
“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away….”
— Dinah Craik
We cherish our best friends and our special communities because we feel safe to be vulnerable when we’re in their embrace. And yet I have discovered that as long as I identify with my self-image, with my ego, there’s no safety possible anywhere. When the ego is on watch, even a dear friend’s truth may trigger reactions like anxiety, self-criticism and fear.
The only true safety exists in living the truth of our soul, our essence.
“Open your body and your mind to the subtler levels of experience, letting go of your attempt to control, to be right, not worrying about appearances, not trying to be safe.”
— Stephen Levine
A Note from the Universe
Your wishes are what the Universe wishes for you. Your thoughts steer the ship of your dreams. And no matter where you’ve “been,” or how challenging your circumstances, right here and now is all that matters.
You are forever. Invincible. A Being of Light on an adventure of the highest order: to have fun and be happy in a magical, infinite, loving reality that conspires tirelessly in your favor; where thoughts become things, dreams come true, and all things remain forever possible.
Today’s Recipe: Winter Green Salad
People tend to forget to eat salads and other raw foods in the cold weather. This salad is a good way to get your greens by combining somewhat heartier salad textures. I find that this salad is filling enough to be a main course, with a bit of bread or some rice cakes on the side. It will also work as an appetizer in a smaller serving.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin
January 5, 2022
“I do not seek. I find.”
When we’ve got our eyes open and we’re wide awake we see that there is creativity all around us. And more importantly, we know that there is creativity within us. We can draw upon that creativity anytime we want to. We can use it to problem-solve, to brainstorm, to learn and to grow.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Death
Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.
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