Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday January 16, 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.
“January, month of empty pockets! … let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead.”
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
Imbolc Window Display Ambience ☀️❄️🕯️🐑 | Saint Brigid’s Day | A Harbinger of Spring | ASMR
Spirituality & Health: Create A Living Ritual
How to connect through our bodies with the transcendent dimension of our lives.
by Stephanie Ludwig
No matter your spirituality or background, it’s possible to turn every day into a living, breathing ritual. Explore how one author transformed her life by doing so.
Pioneer Thinking: Cleopatra’s Beauty Secrets
The Legendary Queen of Egypt was known for her exquisite complexion. One of her secret beauty treatments, the milk and honey bath are still being used today.
MBG: Weekly Horoscope For January 16-22, 2023 From The AstroTwins
As Mercury retrograde comes to an end, this will be a great week to get your new year’s plans in order. Here’s your horoscope, according to the AstroTwins.
Moody Moons Blog: Imbolc Cream Cheese & Lemon Seed Cookies
These seed cookies are a clever way to celebrate Imbolc and the coming season of spring.
Treehugger: What’s the Difference Between Squid and Octopuses?
How to tell the cephalopods apart by their arms, head shape, and habits.
Squid and octopuses are both brainy, soft-bodied sea dwellers with many arms, shade-shifting skin, and a tendency to spew ink into the paths of their predators.
EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter is easy to spot in January
Tonight look for the constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s a constant companion on winter evenings in the Northern Hemisphere, and on summer nights in the Southern Hemisphere. Plus, it’s probably the easiest constellation to spot thanks to its distinctive Belt
Patheos-Pagan: Friday the 13th: Unlucky or Untamed?
JANUARY 13, 2023 BY CHARLOTTE WILDE
Friday the 13th is upon us. Indeed, today is the first of two Fridays that fall on the 13th day this year, with the latter arriving in October.
Pagan Playlist: Dark Mystery Music – Phantom Cove | Gothic, Haunted
OPEN TO TRUST
“When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control.”
— Steve Rapson
WE SEEK TO CONTROL OUR LIVES WHEN WE DO NOT TRUST, WHEN WE DO NOT LOVE. Our ego, perceiving itself to be vulnerable and insecure, uses control in an effort to protect itself.
At the root of our need to control, we find FEAR. It may be fear of the unknown. Fear of not coping. Fear of loss. Or possibly even fear of looking stupid. And as our efforts to control other people and events invariably fail, our fear increases.
Trust, on the other hand, is a quality of the soul. While control is a tool of the mind, TRUST AND FAITH ARE ASPECTS OF THE HEART. Trust comes with the deep knowing that we are spiritual beings in physical bodies. When we trust enough in life to give up our need to control, we can relax and open to the flow of energy in our lives. This brings peace of mind.
“The only real security in life lies in relishing life’sinsecurity.”
— M. Scott Peck
“Do not abandon trust when your ego thinks things should be different than they are.”
— Wayne Dyer
A Note from the Universe
Of course, not everyone understands you.
It takes crazy to know crazy.
It takes sexy to know sexy.
And most assuredly, it takes cool to know cool.
Yeah, uh-huh, alright –
Today’s Recipe: Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup
I have made this potato soup for many whom have given it this title. It takes a bit of effort but is well worth it. Please note: for those who do not wish to use bacon, substitute 1/4 cup melted butter for the bacon grease and continue with the recipe. (I generally serve this soup as a special treat as it is not recommended for people counting calories.
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 Devil
Tastes, smells, and all things tactile may preoccupy you today and distract you from thinking clearly about whatever is in front of you. It could be hard to refrain from unconscious flirting or making comments that are easily taken the wrong way. Be aware of your actions and do what you can to not offend nor attract people whom you’d rather avoid.
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