Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, January 5, 2023
Good Morning Beautiful Souls! 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.
“Here’s to thee, old apple tree
Whence thou mayest bud
Whence thou mayest blow
Whence thou mayest bear apples enow.
“Wassailing Songs, England, January 5th
Jan 1 Happy New Year!
Jan 5 Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany
Jan 6 Full “Wolf” Moon 3:07 pm PST/ 4:07 pm MST/ 6:07 pm EST
Jan 12 Mars goes Direct
Jan 16 MLK Jr. Day
Jan 18 Mercury goes direct
Jan 20 Sun enters Aquarius
Jan 21 New Moon at 12:53 pm PST/ 1:53 pm MST/ 3:53 pm EST
Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins
Jan 22 Lunar New Year of the Rabbit
Feb 2 Imbolc
Spirituality & Health: Winter Magick: 3 Balancing Rituals Using Snow
by Megan Shoop-Volz
Snow’s dual energies of quietude and preparation make it excellent for rebalancing our energies.
In cold climes throughout the winter months, something incredible happens. The atmosphere cools and droplets of moisture in the air freeze into millions of unique hexagonal crystals. Wafting gently to the earth, they cling together to form a cold, insulating blanket of snow.
MBG: 2023 Numerology Forecast: What To Expect In A 7 Universal Year
The past few years have been very challenging, to say the least. Yet despite the ups and downs of each year, I have always said, “Just wait until 2023.” This is because we are now collectively about to embark upon one of the most spiritual years in numerology: the Universal Year 7. Angel choir sings.
What was Germanic Paganism Like BEFORE the Vikings?
Exemplore:Six Interpretations of Water as a Dream Symbol
Water is a frequent symbolic guest star in our dreams. Deciphering its meaning is predicated not only on the how the water appears, but what form it takes.
Treehugger: Macro Photos of Snowflakes Show Impossibly Perfect Designs
Snowflakes should be considered one of the great wonders of the world.
One of the true wonders of the world are snowflakes, tiny designs made of ice that are so individually unique, so detailed, and so spectacular it’s hard to comprehend that they happen naturally and aren’t pulled from the depths of our own imaginations.
EarthSky News: Meteor shower guide: Next up, the Quadrantids
Early January 2023 meteors … the Quadrantids
When to watch: The best night for the 2023 Quadrantids is January 3-4 (The predicted peak** is 3 UTC on January 4). A bright nearly full moon will shine almost all night. Try late night January 3 to dawn January 4, in moonlight. Or try the hour or so of true darkness, after moonset, shortly before dawn on January 4
Patheos-Pagan: 2023 Retrogrades: A Witch’s Guide for Reflection
DECEMBER 7, 2022 BY CHARLOTTE WILDE
What is retrograde? Well, simply put, it is an optical illusion.
Earth moves faster or slower than other planets as they each move at different speeds. So, when Earth laps another planet, the planet appears to be moving backward from our vantage point here on Earth.
Pagan Playlist: Relaxing Gothic Music – Breath of Winter | Dark, Mystery
APPRECIATE THE MYSTERY!
“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”
— Aart Van Der Leeuw
“I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible.”
— William James
“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”
— Niels Bohr
“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”
“Curiouser and curiouser!”
— Lewis Carroll
A Note from the Universe
Isn’t it strange how once you set your gaze upon something or someone, you get to decide what you see?
Yet often folks still think “it” or “they” have something to do with their reaction?
I see you happy, healthy, and wise, Fabulously wealthy, too.
Today’s Recipe: Ube Cheesecake
This is the perfect sweet treat or dessert for a special occasion. The purple color gives it that wow-factor that will definitely turn heads.
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
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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