Cat’s Morning Bits for January 24, 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.
“O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire,
What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn
Dismayed, and think thy snow a sculptured urn
Of death! Far sooner in midsummer tire
The streams than under ice. June could not hire
Her roses to forego the strength they learn
In sleeping on thy breast.”
- Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnets: January
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
Spiritual Unite: WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOU SEE A CROW
Spiritual meaning of seeing a crow – When you see a crow, you might be asking yourself, ‘why did I see a crow?’ or ‘what do crows symbolize in my life?’
Set Up an Imbolc Altar with Me/ Scarlet Ravenswood
Spirituality & Health: 6 Holistic Tips for Unhealthy Perfectionism
BY RACHEL ALLYN
Constantly thinking about your to-do list? Have unrelenting expectations for yourself and think you don’t have time to read about it? Welcome! This article is for you
Learn Religions: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat
Imbolc falls on February 2, and it’s a time to celebrate the goddess Brighid, as well as rejoice in knowing that the end of winter is coming soon. This is the season when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs, and spring and the planting season are right around the corner.
MBG: Ambition Will Go Into Overdrive This Week & Astrologers Want You To Roll With It
It’s only a few weeks into the new year, but astrologers say the time is right to make major moves towards your 2022 goals. Here’s your horoscope.
On Monday, January 24, momentum-building Mars high-steps into Capricorn, sending us all into ambition overload.
The Thin Line Between Love and Obsession – Echo and Narcissus
Elephant Journal: 10 Quotes to Commemorate the loving memory of Thich Nhat Hanh.
“Our true nature is the nature of no birth and no death. Only when we touch our true nature can we transcend the fear of non-being, the fear of annihilation. An American friend, whose name is Elly Kleinman, said to me ‘Nothing is born, nothing dies.’ Although he did not practice as a Buddhist but as a company owner, he found the same truth the Buddha discovered.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
I remember the first time I read a quote by Thich Nhat Hanh.
EarthSky News: Procyon: The Little Dog Star
It’s hard to think of Procyon – the Little Dog Star – without also thinking of the other Dog Star, Sirius. If you’re looking at the right time of the year (or right time of the night), you can always find Sirius because it’s the sky’s brightest star.
Patheos-Pagan: Connecting to Gods for Whom There is Little Lore
JANUARY 23, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT
A question I hear from time to time asks “how do I connect to a God for whom there is little or no lore?”
On one hand, this question shows the importance of stories in religious practice. In ancient times these stories were passed down from parent to child, and from traveler to host. In our time they’re mostly passed down through books
Pagan Playlist: Grounding to Mother Gaia 🌍 Shaman Drum Journey, Gong & Nature ROOT Chakra Meditation Music
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
— Mother Teresa
We know the power of thoughts to create. Consider, then, the impact of our judgments. When we judge someone critically, those judgments have the power to affect the one being judged, if they are open to our perceptions. This is the case even when we don’t say what we’re thinking.
For example, if I judge someone to be fat, and that individual perceives him or herself to be fat and is sensitive to the opinions of others, my thoughts will reinforce their ‘fat’ experience.
Being aware of the impact of our judgments helps us let go of our tendency to judge.
“There are three kinds of violence: one, through our deeds; two, through our words; and three, through our thoughts. …The root of all violence is in the world of thoughts, and that is why training the mind is so important.”
— Eknath Easwaran
A Note from the Universe
Excusez-moi, but celestial protocol usually involves either a nod, a wink, or at the very least an acknowledging sideways glance while peering over your sunglasses, whenever a life-changing miracle is performed on your behalf.
And I’m quite sure you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Oh, you’re welcome.
Anytime. Anytime at all. Literally.
Today’s Recipe: Traditional Lunar New Year Foods for the Year of the Tiger
Lunar New Year is a time for festive foods, whether you’re celebrating Chinese New Year, Vietnamese Tet, or Korean New Year, called Seollal. Read on to learn more about what foods to make and how to celebrate.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
Power Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose, and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth
January 24, 2022
“Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.”
-José Ortega y Gasset
Every moment we’re making decisions. Some decisions are small and some are big, but they all lead us to right where we are. If past decisions have led us to this place, it follows that future decisions will lead us further down the road. So, where do we want to go? Think about it and then decide!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Justice
You have great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.
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