Cat’s Morning Bits for January 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 4, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a 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.

Blessings, Cat


“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


January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Cold” Moon

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: The Invitation (a message from Kate Spreckley)

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

Read more….


Pioneer Thinking: Sage as a Herbal Remedy

Sage can help improve your lifespan. It also has plenty other benefits and uses. Find out what they are and how to use the sage plant for healing.

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Hawthorn tree symbolism has a long history in the Celtic, Greek, and Druid traditions.

It also features heavily in modern Druidic practice, as it has culturally across Europe and the Mediterranean, particularly in festivals welcoming the arrival of summer.

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The Nymphs: The Beautiful and Young Minor Deities of Greek Mythology – Mythological Dictionary


ThoughtCo: 5 Traditional Usui Reiki Symbols and Their Meanings

Reiki symbols are used in the practice of Usui reiki, an alternative form of healing developed nearly 100 years ago in Japan by Mikao Usui. The word reiki is derived from two Japanese words: rei and ki. Rei means “higher power” or “spiritual power.” Ki means “energy.” Put together, reiki can be loosely translated as “spiritual life force energy.

Read more…


MBG: Bring On The Calm: An Anxiety-Provoking Transit Finally Ends This Week

2021 is off to a chill start in the stars as Mars’ movement out of Aries comes like a “global exhale.” Here’s your horoscope for the week

After churning up non-stop conflict since June 27, 2020, firebrand Mars lays down its sword this week, exiting its home sign of Aries

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Daily Good: 2021: Resources for the Journey

“One year ago, as 2020 was dawning, we joined with many around the globe in imagining a year of possibility and transformation. It was the start of a new decade and the number 2020 couldn’t help but evoke a hope for new, clear ways of seeing. Most of us simply couldn’t have imagined the global pandemic that would sweep the world, making our connection to one another more poignant and powerful than ever…And so here, a year later, how will we step across this threshold into the New Year when so much is still unknown? Who do we want to be — as individuals and as a collective, for ourselves and for our world? And what role does gratefulness play as we step into the New Year with all our very human hopes and longings?” The Gratefulness Team shares a wonderful collection of resources to support these inquiries as we enter into this brand-new year. { read more }

Be The Change

What does transformation mean to you? What motivates you to learn, to grow, to continue deepening and expanding your experience of life and the world?


Canadian Permaculture Legacy: So you want a food forest? Bushes – My top 6


Elephant Journal: 20 Unexpectedly Awakening Quotes from 20 Great Movies.

Most babies want to be held and start crying when they are put down.
My mother tells me that I started crying whenever they tried to pick me up or turned off the TV.

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Treehugger: 5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Gardeners

If you’re among the almost 50% of Americans who statistics show make New Year’s resolutions, be sure to remember gardening when setting your goals for a new year. In fact, consider putting gardening at the top of your list.



EarthSky News: Contemplate the apex of the sun’s way

Tonight, as you look up at the stars, think about the direction our local star, the sun, moves through our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers call the sun’s direction of motion through the Milky Way by a great old name. It’s called the solar apex or the apex of the sun’s way.

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbs for the New Year… Seasonal Medicinals and Magick

The New Year has begun, and for most of us it couldn’t have happened soon enough. Our celebrations may have been smaller and more intimate, but traditionally for most of us rich food and drink where still on the menu.

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Pagan Playlist: The Old Ways by Loreena Mckennitt with Lyrics



“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.”
— Brenda Ueland

Great forces are directing you to conform to the patterns of your society. You have DNA that has been handed down from generation to generation, coding repeated behaviour patterns into your being. You have archetypal energies setting the standards for howyou behave as a man or a woman, as husband or wife, as father or mother …. You are immersed in consensual reality, whereby the world around you reflects societal understanding of how life has been and is to be.

At the same time, you have an even greater force within you inspiring you to wake up and recognize the reality of who you are. This force, the creative power underlying the entire universe, is urging you to create brand new standards of reality.

The status quo is blind to our creative power. Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs, and you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Gandhi


A Note from the Universe

You actually know a lot about the afterlife — the light, the love, and the life review that flashes before your eyes — but did you know that everyone whose life was ever affected by yours, directly or indirectly, whether you actually met them or not, gives a speech in your honor?

And anyone whose life was affected because of someone whose life you affected, gives a speech?

And so on and so on and so on…

It’s so cool,

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Roasted Carrots

These tender and roasted carrots cooked in the air fryer can be on your table in less than half an hour. Tossed in a honey-butter sauce and sprinkled with your choice of fresh basil, chives, or just salt and pepper

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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

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
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

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.


Daily Wisdom
January 4, 2021

“We expect more of ourselves than we have any right to.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When I was 16, I participated in what was to be the first of many workshops I’ve been going to in the area of personal growth and self-improvement. I learned many things that weekend, but the one thing that has stuck with me, and has proven to be true over all these years is this: “Unfulfilled expectations cause upset.” Think about it. Years later I learned from “A Course in Miracles” that “I am never upset for the reasons I think.” What causes our “upsets” is not that things go wrong, but that we expected them to go a certain way and our expectations went unfulfilled.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Empress

Dress well, speak well, and spend time with people who normally might overlook you. Today you have more authority and influence than usual. At work, your superiors will recognize your talents and capabilities (though they might not outwardly acknowledge it). At home, you can be the ruler of all you survey and your word will go unchallenged. Be gracious and make it all beautiful


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