Cat’s Morning Bits for January 27, 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.
“January gray is here,
Like a sexton by her grave;
February bears the bier,
March with grief doth howl and rave,
And April weeps-but, O ye hours!
Follow with May’s fairest flowers.”
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, Dirge for the Year
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: Pulling Inward
We are being called to shift and change that which no longer serves us and to choose differently so that we may align more powerfully with the new. As a result, we are being asked to reflect and assess ourselves, our lives, our behaviours and our habits.
What is a familiar?/ Chaotic Witch Aunt
Spirituality & Health: A Ritual for an Imbolc New Moon
BY JULIE PETERS
Next week, a new moon coincides with Imbolc—the traditional Gaelic celebration of the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Perform this ritual for new beginnings
The Pagan Library: House Cleansing David Piper
To be performed during at the New Moon, but may be performed at any time in need.
You will need a new white Candle (any size with holder), small bowls for Water and Salt, and a large bowl of water as well, and the censer and an appropriate incense. (Choose one that brings to your mind qualities you wish to have in your home.)
MBG: How To Use Carnelian For Inspiration, Confidence, Creativity & More
Carnelian is one of those crystals that’s as beautiful as it is versatile—and whether you need a creativity boost or a bit more confidence, this is one stone to reach for. Here’s what to know about carnelian, from benefits to uses, plus how to take care of it, according to experts.
Sif | Goddess of Hearthfire and Wife of Thor
Elephant Journal: If You Feel Like You Don’t Belong—You May be a Starseed.
“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” ~ Carl Sagan, “Cosmos”
Every element in the human body—such as hydrogen, helium, oxygen, calcium, carbon, and nitrogen—has come from deep within the core of stars.
Chaparral Biome: Locations, Plants, and Climate
This hot and dry biome is home to many diverse plants and wildlife.
Chaparral is one of the Earth’s major biomes. These areas undergo long, hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters, but they vary a great deal from one another. Chaparrals can include forests, shrublands, grasslands, and savannas, depending on their location and topography.
EarthSky News: Venus brightest for 2022 around now
Venus brightest around February 9
Venus is the brightest planet. But it’s blazingly bright in early 2022, at its brightest for this year. You can’t miss it! Look in the sunrise direction on any clear morning around now. When it’s this bright, Venus appears as an eerily eye-catching beacon, low in the dawn sky.
Patheos-Pagan: It’s OK to Enjoy Stuff
JANUARY 25, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT
People like what they like and they don’t need anybody’s permission or blessing to enjoy it.
Still, sometimes we get the idea that some things are “too juvenile” for adults, or “beneath” spiritual people, or “improper” for people who are seriously devoted to their religious traditions.
Pagan Playlist: Fade Under – A Tergo Lupi (tagelharpa & ritual drum – Dark Folk)
DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?
“At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.”
— Dr. Paul Tournier
How do you see yourself as unlovable?
Take a few minutes to write down why you perceive yourself to be unlovable. Look at the list and see if you can identify where those characterizations originated. Can you pinpoint old messages from parents, teachers, and friends that led you to negative conclusions about yourself? Are those messages valid today?
The beliefs we adopt as children usually don’t hold when we view them objectively as adults. Can you let them go? Can you begin to see yourself as a unique expression of life, a genuine gift to the world?
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
“Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities.”
— Dalai Lama
A Note from the Universe
For every day that goes by, I renew my promises.
And apart from spinning, twirling, and somersaulting as often as possible, they include slaying your dragons, granting your wishes, and basically showing you a really fine time.
Really, really fine.
Your promise was to let me.
There’s nothing we can’t do,
Today’s Recipe: Milk Bread
Use your sour milk to make a loaf of bread that everyone will enjoy. A simple, easy bread machine recipe.
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 27, 2022
“I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side.”
-Katharine Butler Hathaway
A lot of people know the strategy of making a list of “pros” and “cons” when making a decision – but this helps us to sort things out a little differently, a little more creatively. Fear tends to make us fall into indecision, or no decision. Creativity may involve risk, and change, and it can move us towards action and progress.
-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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