Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday January 17, 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.
“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ….. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.”
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
How to Celebrate Imbolc, The Witch Rites, Rituals and Spells that you need to know.
Spiritual Unite; HAWK FEATHER SPIRITUAL MEANING AND DREAM SYMBOLISM
When we find a feather, it is like a little gift from the universe. Each feather is unique and has its own spiritual meaning. In this post, we will explore the spiritual meaning of hawk feathers.
Learn Religions: All About Imbolc
By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 04, 2020
By February, most of us are tired of the cold, snowy season. Imbolc reminds us that spring is coming soon, and that we only have a few more weeks of winter to go
MBG: 80 Fun & Calming Things To Do Alone, Outside Or At Home
Cheers to the introverts who love their solitude, but if you’re someone who actually really likes being social, you might struggle knowing what to do with your alone time.
Exemplore;Bird Symbolism, Spiritual Meanings, and Omens Explained
LAYNIE HAUG 3, 2022
Birds have become prominent symbols all throughout the world and across various cultures. They are often seen as the supernatural link between Heaven and the living here on Earth. In certain cultures and religions, like those of the Middle East or Asia, birds represent immortality.
Moody Moons Blog: Imbolc Magical House Cleaning
Your home is your base from which to launch your dreams as well as retreat from the world. Try this magical house cleaning ritual to infuse it with positive vibes and carry this energy of light into the rest of your life wherever you go.
EarthSky News: Betelgeuse will explode someday
Betelgeuse is a supergiant star
Betelgeuse is the nearest red supergiant star to Earth. Someday it’ll explode as a supernova, but when? Just a few years ago, in late 2019, Betelgeuse sparked excitement around the world when it began dimming noticeably.
Patheos-Pagan: Paganism in a Post-Christian World
JANUARY 15, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT
Last week I came across a speech from last October by Anthony Fisher, the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Australia. It’s titled The West: Post- or Pre-Christian? As things like this by people like this go, it’s fairly typical: a lament over Christianity’s declining numbers and loss of cultural domination, a call for the “purification” of the Church, and assurances that a return to tradition will bring good things for committed Christians, if not for the world as a whole.
Pagan Playlist: Enchanted Forest Vol.5 ✨ – The Whispering Tree
“One of the great dangers of transformational work is that the ego attempts to sidestep deep psychological work by leaping into the transcendent too soon. This is because the ego always fancies itself much more ‘advanced’ than it actually is.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
The Tibetan teacher, Chogyam Trungpa, warned of the trap of spiritual materialism. He says we must be ever diligent to spot the ego’s use of the spiritual journey to further its own ends.
We may think it’s spiritual to yearn for divine connection. And yet, if the longing is to fill an emptiness inside, just how does this differ from the one who yearns for money or possessions to fill the inner void? Do we look to our spiritual practices as proof of our evolved consciousness or as protection against fears?
Any time we use spiritual disciplines to maintain our identity and security, we are not yet on the path of genuine spiritual development.
“Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.”
— Chögyam Trungpa
A Note from the Universe
This year, will not be just another year.
It’s the absolute richest I’ve ever imagined, with the most possibilities I’ve ever offered, for the coolest people I’ve ever known to do the greatest things ever done.
Set the bar high,
Today’s Recipe: Chicken Tortilla Soup
This chicken tortilla soup with shredded chicken, black beans, and corn is quick to make, full of flavor, and very filling! It’s garnished with chopped fresh avocado, Monterey Jack cheese, crushed tortilla chips, and green onion. This soup freezes well.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Daily Tarot: Death
Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter.
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