Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday January 26, 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.
“Long yellow rushes bending
above the white snow patches;
purple and gold ribbon
of the distant wood:
what an angle
you make with each other as
you lie there in contemplation.”
– William Carlos Williams, January Morning – XII
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: Earth Triage
You likely feel as if the earth will always be chaotic, as if everyone is angry enough to harm others or themselves despite your best attempts to find joy in your world.
How to celebrate Imbolc | Pagan customs & midwinter rituals & folk witchcraft
Spirituality & Health: An Imbolc Fire Ritual
by Julie Peters
Honor the pagan festival of Imbolc with a simple ritual designed to release the heaviness of winter and invite in the healing fire of springtime.
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.
MBG: Your Feng Shui Forecast and Flower Ally for 2023—Year of the Black Yin Water Rabbit
The Lunar New Year falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice, when the moon is dark in the sky. Over the next 15 days it waxes as it begins to get brighter and brighter
Exemplore: Ways to Conduct a Transformational New Moon Ritual
LYDIA WORKMANNOV 1, 2022
What Is the New Moon?
The New Moon is the lunar phase when the Moon first appears as a small crescent in the sky. It occurs right after the Sun and the Moon have been in conjunct. This is the very beginning of the Waxing Moon phase and is a powerful time to start taking the initial steps toward projects you wish to bear fruit
EarthSky News: Moon near Jupiter January 25 and 26
Waxing crescent moon near Jupiter
On the evenings of January 25 and 26, 2023, the waxing crescent moon meets up with Jupiter. So if you see a bright “star” near the moon on those evenings, it’s the planet Jupiter. You can’t miss them if you look!
Patheos-Pagan: When Did You Know You Were a Witch?
JANUARY 25, 2023 BY JOHN BECKETT
If you’ve ever tried to get an answer from Google that requires more than about three words, you understand the importance of asking the right question in the right way.
Pagan Playlist: The Great Nothing – Sapphire Moon (Full Album)
Inner Journey:THE KEY TO CREATIVITY
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge islimited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein
Do you know the key to creativity?
It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.
Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots of different seeds to chart new paths in our brains.
“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill
“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in amuseum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardwarestore and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder
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: Eggnog Custard
This eggnog custard is a holiday favorite in my family. The custard is soft and yummy! If you like eggnog, you should try this dish.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus
Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune
It could be hard to sit still today and every little distraction may look more like an invitation to take a break or start the next thing. Get a lot done anyway by concentrating on short tasks and short conversations. A checklist helps keep things smooth and organized. Afterward, maybe take a nice long walk, stretch those legs, and shake the day’s dust off your shoulders.
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