Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday January 18, 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.
“It snowed and snowed, the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
A candle burned on the table;
A candle burned.”
Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago
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
Spiritual Unite:DREAM OF BEING PULLED BY INVISIBLE FORCE – KNOW THE MEANING
Have you ever had a dream where an invisible force was pulling you? I have. It’s a strange feeling to struggle against something you cannot see.
Learn Religions: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat
By Patti Wigington
Updated on November 13, 2019
Imbolc falls on February 2, and it’s a time to celebrate the goddess Brighid, as well as rejoice in knowing that the end of winter is coming soon. This is the season when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs, and spring and the planting season are right around the corner
Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Imbolc
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022
The Return of Spring
Imbolc (also known as Candlemas, or Brigid’s Day), is the point on the wheel of the year that focuses on the return of spring. It marks the transformation of the goddess from crone to maiden
Treehugger: What’s the Difference Between Alligators and Crocodiles?
Most of us aren’t going out of our way to get up close and personal with any large-toothed reptiles. But on the off chance you find yourself zipping through the coastal wetlands of the southeastern United States or the tropical climates of northern Australia, you may want to know the difference between alligators and crocodiles.
EarthSky News: The green comet: Comet 2022 E3 ZTF
You may have heard about the green comet C/2022 E3 ZTF. The fact is, green, though in the middle of the visible spectrum, is relatively rare as an impression given to our eyes by astronomical objects. So why is this comet green? It’s thought to be due to a reaction of diatomic carbon (C2) molecules.
Patheos-Pagan: Introducing the mythical whooper swan, Virgin Queen of birds
JANUARY 15, 2023 BY BEN H. GAGNON
Naturalists of the ancient world once believed the whooper swan was the original ancestor of all birds. It was the first avian species to receive a Latin name, Cygnus. In Siberia and northern Japan, shamanic cultures identified the whooper as their ancestral mother.
Pagan Playlist: White Sun – White Sun II (Full Album)
“Let us never confuse stability with stagnation.”
— Mary Jean LeTendre
“Many people think that by hoarding money they are gaining safety for themselves. If money is your ONLY hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a person can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Without these qualities, money is practically useless.”
— Henry Ford
“One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.”
— Morris L. West
“One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety.”
— Deepak Chopra
“The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment.”
— Henry Miller
A Note from the Universe
Don’t forget to put a picture of yourself in your scrapbook or on your vision board!
I’d hate to deliver your new thriving business and a steady income to the wrong person.
Today’s Recipe: Air Fryer Puffed Butter Beans
Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, puffed butter beans will be your new favorite healthy snack. Cooked in the air fryer to create a golden, savory shell, these beans can add delicious texture to soups, salads, and snack mixes. Toss with your favorite fresh or dried seasonings to add even more flavor.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin
Daily Tarot: The Star
Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.
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