Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday January 25, 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.
on the earth, bitter
black frost, and a winding sheet of snow
upon her withered breast, and
deep within me, dread
– Jessica MacBeth, Winter Poems
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: Focus, Feeling, and Happiness
Today the angels talk about how to take care of our focus, feelings, and, therefore, happiness, whether the world makes it easy. I’ll share examples, tips, and thoughts as well!
Learn Religions: Hold an Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitaries
By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 02, 2018
Hundreds of years ago, when our ancestors relied upon the sun as their only source of light, the end of winter was met with much celebration.
MBG: Pulled The Strength Tarot Card In A Reading? Here’s What It Really Means
Tarot readings can help us find answers about the past, present, and even future—but only when we know how to interpret the cards. And in the case of the Strength card, it’s one of 78 in a traditional tarot deck that calls for heart-centered courage.
Exemplore:Interpreting the Air Tarot Cards in the Major Arcana
ANDREA LAWRENCENOV 30, 2022
Major Arcana Cards Influenced by the Air Element
There are five air cards in the Major Arcana. Those five cards are:
Treehugger: Crows Have a Human-Like Grammar Skill, Scientists Find
Yet another study spotlights how intelligent crows are.
Crows are undeniably intelligent. From making tools to holding grudges, crows have been surprising the scientific community with their skillset. In fact, a study published in the journal Current Biology found “the crow brain is the same relative size as the chimpanzee brain.”
EarthSky News: Asteroid close encounter on Thursday: How to watch online
The just-discovered near-Earth asteroid 2023 BU (about five meters in size) will sweep extremely close to Earth on January 26, 2023. It’ll pass less than 3% of the average distance to the moon, and one-fourth (25%) of the distance of geostationary satellites. Details here on a live public observing event.
Patheos-Pagan: Mastering Magick: A Book Review
JANUARY 22, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT
Don’t have time to read the whole review? Just want to jump to the conclusion? Here it is:
Mastering Magick is the perfect follow-up to Psychic Witch, Mat Auryn’s best-selling first book from 2020
Pagan Playlist: Celtic Fantasy Music – Thorn Fairies | Dark, Tribal
Inner Journey:WORK WITH TENSION
“You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.”
— James G. Bilkey
We need tension in our lives. It’s the force of personal evolution — it sparks creativity and higher consciousness. If we’re not comfortable with a situation, we try to improve it, right?
Tension arises through our experience of opposites. These opposites fight each other as each one struggles for dominance. Tension is transformed when two opposite dimensions of reality are brought together in balance and in wholeness.
Know that tension is an integral part of growth. Instead of avoiding or resisting tension when it arises, identify the opposing forces at play. Make space for each of them to be there together and the tension will transform.
We encounter tensions between positives and negatives, mind and body, self and environment, self and others, and personality and soul – the dualities in our lives.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
— Neale Donald Walsch
A Note from the Universe
Funny, most folks “there” are waiting for a sign of sorts from folks “here,” before they make a move, take action, or commit.
Let this be your sign,
Today’s Recipe: Cabbage Roll Casserole
My cabbage roll casserole has all the ingredients of stuffed cabbage rolls but is a lot easier to make! This basic recipe will appeal to everyone but if you prefer more flavor, consider adding crushed garlic, paprika, thyme, or cayenne pepper.
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: The Hermit
It might be a busy day, but try to make some time for yourself. Any time you spend meditating or settling your mind will be time well spent. It doesn’t have to be spent sitting around and being idle all day. Staring pensively into that cup of tea for a few moments can be equally beneficial. Calm your mind, and your heart, and make it an at-peace day.
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