Cat’s Morning Bits for January 7, 2022
Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to the New Year! 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.
“Here’s to thee, old apple tree
Whence thou mayest bud
Whence thou mayest blow
Whence thou mayest bear apples enow.”
- Wassailing Songs, England, January 5th
Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!
Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST
Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany
Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3
Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST
Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins
Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger
Feb 2 Imbolc
Spirit Library: Prepare & Reorganise
As much as we would like to leap forward and into the new, we are still in a time where deep inner shifts are occurring creating in the depths of our being a release of any old energy, and the habits and beliefs that keep us stuck.
Who is Brigid? || The Celtic Goddess of Imbolc
Spirituality & Health: Go Natural in the New Year
BY JULIE PETERS
Celebrate the turning of the Wheel of the Year with eight holidays corresponding to occurrences in the natural world
Learn Religions: Crafts for the Imbolc Sabbat
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: Is There A Grand Trine In Your Birth Chart? How To Tell & What It Means
Every natal chart contains tons of overlapping lines and angles that form particular aspects. One relatively rare aspect is the grand trine. Read on to find out whether you have a grand trine in your chart, plus what this beneficial aspect might say about you, according to astrologers.
New moon ritual | Witchy things to do for the new moon | How to work with the moon in witchcraft
Elephant Journal: 12 Gems of Wisdom from David Bowie.
David Bowie, without question, was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
As a songwriter, he habitually stretched himself to depths beyond anything that was being tried by his contemporaries—sometimes with great commercial success, and sometimes without.
Treehugger: More Than 100 Animal Species Found on 2,200–Year-Old Shipwreck
More than 2,200 years ago, a battle between the Romans and the Carthaginians took place at sea off northwestern Sicily. Rome was victorious, defeating the other fleet and ending the First Punic War.1
EarthSky News: Lunar libration: January 7 moon maximum for 2022
It’s common knowledge that our moon has a near side and a far side. Indeed, most people know that half of the moon always faces Earth, and one half always points away. So, does this mean we can only see 50% of the moon’s surface from Earth?
Patheos-Pagan: Hex Twisting: Countermagick Spells for the Irritated Witch
Back in November I wrote What To Do When You Think You’ve Been Hexed. It begins with my rather strong opinion that effective hexes, curses, and psychic attacks are relatively rare. But they do happen, and when they do, we need to know what to do to break them
Pagan Playlist: Lady of the Dawn
“…we can’t survive without enchantment… the loss of it is killing us.”
— Thomas Moore
“There is one thing that all true spirituality has in common, whether that spirituality is derived from faith, from science, from nature or from the arts – a sense of wonder.”
— Andrew Schneider
“There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle, The other is as though everything is a miracle. I believe in the latter.”
— Albert Einstein
A Note from the Universe
Having preferences doesn’t mean you’re judgmental, whether they’re likes or dislikes.
They just ensure that as the winds of divinity are blown through your heart, the melody is unlike any other.
So have them. Have them BIG time.
Pick your favorites of everything,
Today’s Recipe: Spicy Garlic Potato Noodles
These homemade, gluten-free noodles are made with potato starch. Similar in texture to a pad Thai noodle (slippery and sticky on the outside and firm and chewy on the inside), they’re neutral in taste and are perfect for absorbing the flavor of any sauce.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet, and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald, and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
January 7, 2022
“In creating, the only hard thing’s to begin;
A grass-blade’s no easier to make than an oak.”
-James Russell Lowell
We are creative beings. Some people might argue that they’re not creative, saying that they don’t paint or write or cook. But creation is not just about art. We are creating our lives every single day. We create relationships, we create work, we create and invent and expand because that is our nature.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Temperance
Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.
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