Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday January 23, 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.
“Janus was invoked at the commencement of most actions; even in the worship of the other gods the votary began by offering wine and incense to Janus. The first month in the year was named from him; and under the title of Matutinus he was regarded as the opener of the day. Hence he had charge of the gates of Heaven, and hence, too, all gates, Januoe, were called after him, and supposed to be under his care. Hence, perhaps, it was, that he was represented with a staff and key, and that he was named the Opener (Patulcius), and the Shutter (Clusius).
“Mary Ann Dwight, Grecian and Roman Mythology
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
Worts + Cunning Apothecary: Expanding the Dream: Tarot and Tea for Aquarius Season
January 20, 2023 / Alexis J. Cunningfolk
Welcome to Aquarius Season and my latest post on tarot practices and herbal allies for the twelve seasons of the zodiac (you can learn more about the whole series over here).
Lunar Witchcraft | Working magic with the moon
Spirituality & Health: 5 Lessons From Lunar New Year to Support Sleep
by Monica Le Baron
Use these five lessons to start the Year of the Rabbit on the right foot by making sleep a priority and allowing an abundance of rest to hop through your front door.
Learn Religions: Imbolc Traditions and Customs
By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 10, 2018
Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today’s Imbolc celebrations.
MBG: What Astrologers Want You To Know About The (Enchanting) Week Ahead
The Sun is beaming into Aquarius for its first full week, bringing a lively and electrifying energy to the world. But while you’re plugging into the collective grid, make sure you can unplug just as quickly. Here’s your horoscope.
Exemplore: Book of Shadows Essentials
VSNAPDRAGYNAUG 3, 2022
What Is a Book of Shadows?
Your BOS (Book of Shadows) is a collection of information that you will need to keep in your magickal journey.
Treehugger: 8 Ways to Use Bentonite Clay in Your Beauty Routine
This versatile, natural clay can do wonders to your hair and skin.
Bentonite clay is an aluminum phyllosilicate clay that has been used in a variety of ways for centuries. Named after Fort Benton, Wyoming, where it is abundantly found, this clay’s absorption and antimicrobial properties make it a popular skincare ingredient
EarthSky News: The 5 petals of Venus and its 8-year cycle
What is the pentagram or petals of Venus?
When plotted geocentrically – from an Earth-centered perspective – there is a highly noticeable rhythm in the motion of Venus. After eight years, it returns to the same place in our sky on about the same date. This is known as the eight-year cycle of Venus, a
Patheos-Pagan: Imbolc: Honoring the Goddess Brighid
JANUARY 18, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT
It seems like we just finished the Winter Solstice, but Imbolc will be here in two weeks. Imbolc – on February 1st – is the first holy day on the modern Pagan Wheel of the Year… first on the secular calendar, anyway.
Pagan Playlist: In The Waking World – Lost at Sea [Full Album]
FEELING TRAPPED? SLOW DOWN!
“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way. Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.”
— Natalie Goldberg
Feeling trapped in some way? Give yourself space. Space to do nothing but breathe. To intentionally relax those tight muscles. To just for a few precious minutes, let it all go.
The world will keep turning if you tune out for a short while. And your world will begin to recover its balance.
“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.”
— Thomas Moore
A Note from the Universe
If you just whistle every now and then, skip every thousandth step or so; skim the odd stone across the odd pond; go dancing on the occasional blue moon, if only alone in the dark; dress up sometimes, even with nowhere to go…
For simply stirring up some little bit of hope, no matter how silly or disconnected your actions seem to be with the rest of the world, magic flashes in the unseen, friends are summoned, connections are timed, stars are aligned, opportunities are crystallized, and serendipities are calculated, creating possibilities for new realities that cannot now even be imagined from where you presently stand.
Today’s Recipe: 20 Blood Orange Recipes to Brighten Your Winter
Blood oranges, with their vibrant hue and fresh flavor, will add a little color to even the gloomiest days. Plus, the winter fruit is chock-full of vitamin C — an absolute essential during the cooler months.
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 High Priestess
Let intuition be your guide today and you won’t go too far wrong. If something doesn’t need to be done or delivered instantly, take your time and let events, situations, and people claim the time and attention they seem to want. Things want to sort themselves out for you, in the best ways. Don’t introduce complications. Be decisive when necessary but otherwise step up, too, and be pleasantly surprised.
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