Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 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.
“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ….. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.”
- Ruth Stout
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: A New Understanding of Yourself
Over the past few years, the world has been turned upside down giving us the opportunity to simplify, slow down and allow the essence of who we truly are to emerge. As a result, we have been encouraged to strip away all the social constraints, cultural conformity and beliefs that limit the full expression of our soul within the world.
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Daily OM: Life’s Natural Rhythm
Slowing down and listening to your own natural rhythm can quickly connect you to the Universe.
Nature’s natural rhythms orchestrate when day turns to night, when flowers must bloom, and provides the cue for when it is time for red and brown leaves to fall from trees. As human beings, our own inner rhythm is attuned to this universal sense of timing
Learn Religions: Imbolc Traditions and Customs
Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today’s Imbolc celebrations.
MBG: Yes, The Upcoming Mercury Retrograde Might Affect Sleep — Here’s How
From sparking technological mishaps to bringing ex-lovers back into your life, Mercury retrograde certainly has a reputation for causing all kinds of shenanigans. And lucky us: The first retrograde of the year is coming up from January 15 to February 3.
Today’s DIY: Lunar Wisdom/ How Can I Craft an Incense for Imbolc Using Household Herbs?
Treehugger: These Woven Metal Sculptures Are Inspired by Resilient Seed Pods
The artworks are based on the idea of vulnerability, resilience and potential new life.
One remarkable thing about nature is how it often gives us gifts that remind us of how fragile—and yet also resilient—life can be, whether that gift might be a simple breeze whistling through the trees, or the rosy gold of a gorgeous sunset.
EarthSky News: Moon and bright stars on January 12, 13 and 14
Moon and bright stars
Look for the moon near a group of identifiable objects on the evenings of January 12 to 14, 2022. You’ll see the tiny, misty, dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster, aka the Seven Sisters. You’ll see the red star Aldebaran, fiery eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus.
Patheos-Pagan: What Is Seen Cannot Be Unseen
JANUARY 13, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT
Last week my friend Nicholas Graham had a Facebook post I thought was very insightful. He restricted it to his friends only (so I can’t link to it) but he gave me permission to quote from it in this post. Here’s a key excerpt:
Pagan Playlist: Vévaki – Edda (Full Album 2020)
A NEW LOOK AT OLD ATTITUDES
“I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.”
— Stephen Covey
I was eating lunch with a friend who shared that she disliked one of the vegetables on my plate and hadn’t eaten any since childhood. I suggested that sometimes our tastes change and maybe she could give it another try. She did, and to her surprise, she enjoyed it. Her world became a little richer as she opened to new possibilities.
Is there something in your life you might be willing to give another try?
“Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.”
— Leo Buscaglia
A Note from the Universe
By embracing uncertainty with regard to the “hows” of dream manifestation, and allowing it, not fearing it, you actually increase my options for blowing your dear mind.
Today’s Recipe: Fabulous Roasted Cauliflower Soup
I love making homemade soups in the fall, and this is my new favorite. Serve with crusty rolls.
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
January 13, 2022
“Conviction is worthless till it convert itself into Conduct.”
-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Are we living the example? Do we say what we mean? Do we do what we say? Words are hollow unless we act on them. Our actions speak volumes, not only to those around us, but to ourselves. We need to be able to trust ourselves, to live in integrity, first and foremost.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Pope
Speak and behave respectably and dispel all manner of potential difficulties and obstacles. You don’t have to fake any feelings or opinions you don’t really have. Simply act with decorum and tact, and then take your place on a somewhat bigger stage. Respectability is what will keep things under control and keep it all moving forward. Do as much as you can today and feel gratified.
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