Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 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 night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me
And I cannot, cannot go.
The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow.
And the storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.
Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing dear can move me;
I will not, cannot go.”
- Emily Bronte, Spellbound
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: Restore & Recharge
The beginning of this year is about reviewing, assessing, and integrating the radical shifts and inner transformations that have occurred. The incoming energies have moved us deeply within and encouraged us to explore how our inner transformations can be translated into our external reality in a balanced way
The Green Witch: The Story of How I Became a Witch
Spirituality & Health: 3 Soothing Crystals for Anxiety
BY ELINA ALLAIS
Sleep with lepidolite, wear a black tourmaline pendant, and carry mangano calcite to tap into these crystals’ power to soothe anxiety
Work with healing crystals for anxiety and tap into their power for relaxation, protection, and self-love.
If the bad news is that anxiety levels are high, the good news is there has never been so much help available in so many different forms. Many crystals have high vibrational energies, and crystals for anxiety work to calm the mind and soothe fear, dread, and unease.
Learn Religions: A Collection of Prayers for Imbolc
If you’re looking for prayers or blessings to celebrate the sabbat of Imbolc, here’s where you’ll find a selection of original devotionals that bid farewell to the winter months and honor the goddess Brighid, as well as seasonal blessings for your meals, hearth, and home.
MBG: Ready For Aquarius Season? 7 Ways To Welcome The Powerful Energy Shift
The Sun visits a new zodiac sign every 30 days or so. During each “season” everyone feels the influence of the prevailing astrological energy. Aquarius season 2022 begins January 19 and ends February 18.
Today’s DIY: Let’s make an IMBOLC WREATH!!!
The Celtic Month of Rowan: Jan. 21- Feb. 17
The Rowan tree is also known as the Mountain Ash and is a member of the rose family. They can be found growing among ancient settlements and ruins in Europe where they grow “like weeds”, although many of these trees were planted there as well. Rowans can grow almost anywhere and do well in poor soil, which would explain their growth in many areas! It grows well at high altitudes.
Daily OM: The Weight of Objects
Clearing a Space for Change
We hold onto material objects because we think they make us feel secure, when in reality they are cluttering our lives.
In life, we tend to have an easier time acquiring possessions than we do getting rid of them.
EarthSky News: Aquarius? Here’s your constellation
Lying on our sky’s dome between the constellations Capricornus and Pisces, Aquarius the Water Bearer can be tricky to pick out. There aren’t many bright stars in this constellation, and you’ll need a dark sky to get a good look of it. It’s one of the 12 constellations of the zodiac, though, and that means the sun, moon and planets occasionally or regularly pass within its boundaries.
Patheos-Pagan: Seeing the Reality of Gods, Spirits, and Magic
Last week’s post What Is Seen Cannot Be Unseen was very well received. There were numerous comments – here, on Facebook, and especially on Twitter, which is unusual for me – from people who told their stories of crossing lines they can no longer uncross… though some tried.
Pagan Playlist: FAUN – Odin (feat. Einar Selvik / WARDRUNA & Martin Seeberg)
REMOVE THE FILTERS
“You got to look at things with the eye in your heart, not with the eye in your head.”
— Lame Deer, Medicine Man of the Oglala people
Whenever we’re thinking, our experience is being filtered through our minds. For example, when I say to myself, “What a beautiful sunset!” I am not fully experiencing the sunset because I am involved with the words in my mind.
Explore letting go of the thoughts, the words, and connecting directly with your experiences. Tune in to the silence and the sensations in your body. Be aware of the spaciousness this brings because this is truly living in the present moment.
Being present doesn’t mean that we have to abandon thinking entirely. That’s not feasible, of course. But we can experiment with what it’s like to stop thinking once in a while!
“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
— Hans Margolius
A Note from the Universe
Intention is your gig.
Miracles are mine.
Today’s Recipe: 10 Lemon Chicken Soup Recipes That Are Full of Citrus Flavor
Lemon juice adds bright flavor to these comforting chicken soups. In this collection of our best lemon chicken soup recipes, you’ll find traditional favorites
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet, and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald, and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
January 21, 2022
“He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.”
The only thing that holds us back from taking a risk is fear. When we let go of fear we let in love. There are risks everywhere, everyday. We have the choice to disengage, to hide in fear – or to embrace the opportunity and see what happens. Life is meant to be lived, and experienced, and embraced.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Tower
The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.
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