Cat’s Morning Bits for January 28, 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 trees down the boulevard stand naked in thought,
Their abundant summery wordage silenced, caught
In the grim undertow; naked the trees confront
Implacable winter’s long, cross-questioning brunt.”
- D. H. Lawrence, Winter in the Boulevard, 1916
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
Pioneer Thinking: Planting Lavender is an Easy Spring Garden Project
Planting lavender is a great way to start off the spring gardening season. A little effort now will pay off for years to come as this low maintenance perennial yields its aromatic and useful blossoms.
IMBOLC FIRE AND ICE SPELL/ Mickie Mueller
Spirituality & Health: I Ching Divination for Tackling Overwhelm
BY SARAH BOWEN
Focus on a dilemma or stressor, then use the ancient text to interpret coin tosses in order to resolve it.
Daily OM: Silence
Vast and Potent
Silence can make us nervous thinking we need to fill the void, but there is immense strength in silence.
All sounds, from a whisper to a classical symphony, arise out of silence and disappear into silence. But silence is always there beneath sound and is the space where sound can exist.
Today’s DIY: Witchy Imbolc Crafts ~ Creating new candles from old ~ Easy Candle Making ~ Pagan Sabbat Celebrating
Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Fairy Herbal for the Aquarius New Moon
by Kathy Crabbe
This painting is from my upcoming Fairy Herbal oracle deck and is ruled by the zodiac sign of Aquarius.
Her affirmation is: I make wishes come true.
Starflower is a showy, night-blooming wild flower native to North America and related to Dogwood and Hydrangea. Starflower Fairy helps one find lost objects, break hexes, keep secrets and for protection. Anoint a hankie with her sap to grant your wishes. Dry her bark for incense to consecrate your books.
Treehugger: The Story Behind Kudzu, the Vine That’s Still Eating the South
If you’ve ever taken a road trip through Georgia or Alabama, you’ve noticed the expansive fields of kudzu from which towering leafy figures emerge. These surreal “kudzu monsters” are fascinating to look at, but their comical appearance belies a sobering ecological reality.
EarthSky News: Moon, Mars and Venus, morning of January 29
On the morning of January 29, 2022, the old moon – a waning crescent – will join Venus and Mars. Brilliant Venus, far-dimmer Mars and the glowing crescent moon will form an intriguing and picturesque celestial line-up, low in the east before sunrise. So don’t forget to take a photo and submit it to us!
Patheos-Pagan: Astonished & Influential Witches Yesterday & Today
JANUARY 19, 2022 BY JASON MANKEY
Post-Yuletide can be a little blah, so how about some questions from friends and readers? In this edition of the mailbag I tackle recent trends in Paganism that would astonish stalwarts such as Gerald Gardner & Doreen Valiente.
Pagan Playlist: Basque Folk Song ⨳ Txistu egin (feat. Dunure) ⨳ by Tartalo Music & Ian Fontova
“If we want to be compassionate we must be conscious of the words we use. We must both speak and listen from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg
Conscious communication requires us to be truly present to what is occurring. When we are unconscious, we both speak to and react to others out of habit. And in the face of what we perceive as someone’s judgment and criticism, we automatically (and unconsciously) defend, withdraw or attack.
To communicate consciously requires attention to two areas:
- I need to speak from awareness of what I am perceiving, feeling and needing, and
- Through watching and listening, I need to be aware of those same needs in others.
“When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg
A Note from the Universe
Disappointment, without anger, is the mark of an old soul.
Not being disappointed is the mark of a really old soul.
And trusting life so thoroughly that every step on its path is valued more than where it was supposed to take you, is the mark of eternal youth.
Today’s Recipe: Taco Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Poblano peppers are stuffed with ground meat and Spanish rice and baked in a tomato-based sauce with a sprinkling of cheese. American comfort food done up Latin-American style.
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 28, 2022
“Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.”
In a state of indecision we can’t move – we’re stuck, stagnant. Indecision weighs us down. Indecision hurts us by wasting our time, and the time of everyone around us who is affected by the indecision. But decision, even if it’s a tough decision, moves us forward. We are clear and concise and those around us know where we stand so that they can make their own decisions with more knowledge of the overall situation
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Be ambitious today, in a subtle way, and meet with a lot of cooperation and good will. Your ambition does not have to be grandiose. Concentrate on small projects and sweep away a lot of loose ends and complete things that have been long lingering. Act and speak with authority, and be fully respected. Do as much as you can today, and don’t look back.
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