Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday January 9, 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.
“Look into the garden,
Where the grass was green;
Covered by the snowflakes,
Not a blade is seen.
Now the bare black bushes
All look soft and white.
Every twig is laden-
What a pretty sight!”
“Winter is icumen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm,
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the wind doth ramm !
Sing : Goddam.”
Ezra Pound, Ancient Music
January Events 2023
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
Spirit Library: January 2023 Ascension Energies – Freedom
The accompanying video to this article can be found here.
Blessed Beings, as you interact with linear time, the sense of permanency or limitation can override the perception of Freedom.
10 Occult Favorites of 2022: Bones, Witch Tools, Books, And More!
Spirituality & Health: Setting Intentions for the New Year (Instead of Resolutions)
by Becky Garrison
Now that 2023 has arrived, throw away the resolutions and try setting intentions for the new year.
Setting a New Year’s resolution to lose ten pounds, make more money, or land a coveted gig sounds good on paper. But by mid-January, I always find myself in the company of the nearly 80 percent of Americans who failed to stick to their New Year’s resolutions. Over and over again, I would beat myself up for failing to muster up enough motivation to change my life.
Pioneer Thinking: Growing Basil Indoors During Winter
Just because it’s the winter season doesn’t mean that you have to stop growing your basil. Moving your favorite herb indoors and continuing its growth can be easy and even more convenient. Let’s take a look at a few tips for growing basil indoors.
MBG: 4 Words To Live By In The Days Ahead, According To Your Weekly Horoscope
“Think before you react” is the name of the game this week as Venus and Uranus face off in a tense square. Here’s your horoscope, from The AstroTwins.
Moody Moons Blog: How to Find a Coven
Want to find a coven?
Mythologized by Hollywood and fantasy novels, the allure of convening with a group of witches to cast spells or gaze into tarot cards is powerfully attractive to the magically curious.
EarthSky News: Moon near the Sickle of Leo, January 10
Late at night on January 9, 2023 – and early in the morning on January 10 – you’ll find the waning gibbous moon glowing in the direction of the Sickle of Leo the Lion. The moon’s bright, glowing presence will make it harder to spot the dimmer Sickle stars. So start by looking for Regulus, Leo’s brightest star, which should be visible, shining in the moon’s glare.
Patheos-Pagan: Inuit legend: How Stars Got Into The Sky
DECEMBER 29, 2022 BY NIINA NISKANEN
Who are the Inuits?
Inuits are the indigenous people of the Arctic. You can find Inuit communities from Northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland and the eastern coast of Russia
Pagan Playlist: Gothic Winter Music – Arctic Ghost Forest | Dark, Enchanted
“It ain’t so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.”
— Josh Billings
How do you define ‘rich’?
If you want greater wealth, what does that mean for you? A large annual income? If so, how large? A beautiful home? Health? Security? Happiness? To be in service?
Get really specific about what would bring you a rich life. There are no right and wrong answers here. Don’t judge your desires. Just dig deep to discover what it is that you really want. If you want things, explore what qualities of life those things represent to you.
“No one can tell whether they are richer or poor by turning to their ledger. It is the heart that makes a person rich. One is rich according to what one is, not according to what one has.”
— Henry Ward Beecher
“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.”
— Edmund Burke
A Note from the Universe
You know, if I were you, every time I put on a garment—pair of shoes, or gloves, or a T-shirt—I’d say something really nice to your body.
But that’s just me.
I mean, you did kind of “luck out.” Huh?
Today’s Recipe: TikTok Shrimp Sushi Bake Cups
We swapped in shrimp for salmon in this take on the viral TikTok sushi bake trend. These are great appetizers to serve at a cocktail party, as well as a meal with a light cucumber salad on the side. If you aren’t a fan of nori, try these using wonton wrappers instead.
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
Daily Tarot: The Magician
It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.
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