Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“January, month of empty pockets! … let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead.”

  • Colette

gardendigest.com

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January Events

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 

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Spirit Library: Mercury Retrograde
Kate Spreckley


As we move into the middle of this month Mercury shifts into retrograde until the beginning of February. Typically, Mercury Retrograde offers us a time of reflection where we are encouraged to review, re-examine, and reassess

Read more….

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A Ritual to End Nightmares | Banishing Bad Dreams

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Spirituality & Health: 14 Affirmations to Assist in Your Spiritual Awakening
BY SHANNON KAISER

What causes a spiritual awakening and what exactly constitutes one? Use these spiritual affirmations to answer the universe’s call.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Hold an Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitaries

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. Although it is still cold in February, often the sun shines brightly above us, and the skies are often crisp and clear.

Read more….

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MBG: Keep Dreaming About Weddings? Experts Explain What These Dreams Can Mean

Our dreams can offer us a glimpse into our subconscious and provide clues into our deepest truths—once we decode them, that is. If you’ve been dreaming about weddings and want to know what it could mean, we asked dream experts for their take. Here’s what they had to say, including what to do if you keep dreaming about saying “I do.”

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Bridie eye and Imbolc

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Treehugger: Scientists Search for 10 Elusive Bird Species That Have Been Lost for Years
They’re not extinct, but they haven’t been spotted in at least 10 years.

The Vilacabamba brush-finch has a bright yellow breast and an orange crown. It was last seen in Peru in 1968.1

The Siau scops-owl was last seen 155 years ago in Indonesia when it was first described by scientists

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Elnath is close to the galactic anticenter

In August, we look toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy, and in January and February, we do the opposite. In the evening, we look opposite the galaxy’s center, toward the galactic anticenter and the galaxy’s nearest outer edge. The star Elnath (sometimes called Alnath) in the constellation Taurus the Bull is the closest bright star on our sky’s dome to the galactic anticenter.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Power of the Playlist
IRENE GLASSE

I will never forget the first time I heard the music from the Pure Moods album in the early 90s. I was a tweeny and my parents brought home a copy of the CD. I clearly remember dancing around the living room while listening to it.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music – Salem’s Secret

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Inner Journey:

THE KEY TO THE FUTURE

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.”
— John Schaar

We’ve been taught to look forward to our future. Somehow, we believe, things will be better then. But the future is not available to be lived – we can only live NOW. So what are we doing to live best right now? What are we doing now that will bear fruit when we reach some future now?

“Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”
— Roger Babson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There’s nothing that “thinking new thoughts” can’t solve, make happen, or improve.

Wow, sent that one just in time, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sesame-Orange Beef and Veggie Stir-Fry

This sesame-orange beef and veggie stir-fry is a flavorful weeknight dinner that’s sure to please the whole family.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
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

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Daily OM: Parts That Don’t Want to Heal
Shedding Light on Ourselves

When we choose that which is not best for us, there can be a deep seated part of us that does not want to heal.

In almost every case, we know what is best for us in our lives, from the relationships we create to the food we eat.

Read more……

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Daily Tarot: Death

Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ….. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.”

  • Ruth Stout

gardendigest.com

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January Events

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 

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Spirit Library: A New Understanding of Yourself
Kate Spreckley


Over the past few years, the world has been turned upside down giving us the opportunity to simplify, slow down and allow the essence of who we truly are to emerge. As a result, we have been encouraged to strip away all the social constraints, cultural conformity and beliefs that limit the full expression of our soul within the world.

Read more….

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Hathor – Egyptian Goddess Of Love, Beauty, Drunkenness And Sexuality | Egyptian Mythology Explained

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Daily OM: Life’s Natural Rhythm
Universal Timing

Slowing down and listening to your own natural rhythm can quickly connect you to the Universe.

Nature’s natural rhythms orchestrate when day turns to night, when flowers must bloom, and provides the cue for when it is time for red and brown leaves to fall from trees. As human beings, our own inner rhythm is attuned to this universal sense of timing

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Imbolc Traditions and Customs

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.

Read more….

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MBG: Yes, The Upcoming Mercury Retrograde Might Affect Sleep — Here’s How

From sparking technological mishaps to bringing ex-lovers back into your life, Mercury retrograde certainly has a reputation for causing all kinds of shenanigans. And lucky us: The first retrograde of the year is coming up from January 15 to February 3.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Lunar Wisdom/ How Can I Craft an Incense for Imbolc Using Household Herbs?

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Treehugger: These Woven Metal Sculptures Are Inspired by Resilient Seed Pods
The artworks are based on the idea of vulnerability, resilience and potential new life.

One remarkable thing about nature is how it often gives us gifts that remind us of how fragile—and yet also resilient—life can be, whether that gift might be a simple breeze whistling through the trees, or the rosy gold of a gorgeous sunset.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and bright stars on January 12, 13 and 14

Moon and bright stars
Look for the moon near a group of identifiable objects on the evenings of January 12 to 14, 2022. You’ll see the tiny, misty, dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster, aka the Seven Sisters. You’ll see the red star Aldebaran, fiery eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: What Is Seen Cannot Be Unseen
JANUARY 13, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Last week my friend Nicholas Graham had a Facebook post I thought was very insightful. He restricted it to his friends only (so I can’t link to it) but he gave me permission to quote from it in this post. Here’s a key excerpt:

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Vévaki – Edda (Full Album 2020)

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Inner Journey:

A NEW LOOK AT OLD ATTITUDES

“I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.”
— Stephen Covey

I was eating lunch with a friend who shared that she disliked one of the vegetables on my plate and hadn’t eaten any since childhood. I suggested that sometimes our tastes change and maybe she could give it another try. She did, and to her surprise, she enjoyed it. Her world became a little richer as she opened to new possibilities.

Is there something in your life you might be willing to give another try?

“Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.”
— Leo Buscaglia

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

By embracing uncertainty with regard to the “hows” of dream manifestation, and allowing it, not fearing it, you actually increase my options for blowing your dear mind.

Shazam!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fabulous Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I love making homemade soups in the fall, and this is my new favorite. Serve with crusty rolls.

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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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
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

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Daily Wisdom
January 13, 2022

Conviction
“Conviction is worthless till it convert itself into Conduct.”

-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


Are we living the example? Do we say what we mean? Do we do what we say? Words are hollow unless we act on them. Our actions speak volumes, not only to those around us, but to ourselves. We need to be able to trust ourselves, to live in integrity, first and foremost.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Speak and behave respectably and dispel all manner of potential difficulties and obstacles. You don’t have to fake any feelings or opinions you don’t really have. Simply act with decorum and tact, and then take your place on a somewhat bigger stage. Respectability is what will keep things under control and keep it all moving forward. Do as much as you can today and feel gratified.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 12, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 12, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“From Heaven I fall, though from earth I begin.
No lady alive can show such a skin.
I’m bright as an angel, and light as a feather,
But heavy and dark, when you squeeze me together.
Though candor and truth in my aspect I bear,
Yet many poor creatures I help to insnare.
Though so much of Heaven appears in my make,
The foulest impressions I easily take.
My parent and I produce one another,
The mother the daughter, the daughter the mother.”

  • James Parton, A Riddle – On Snow

gardendigest.com

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January Events

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 

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Spirit Library: Be Focused & Decisive
Kate Spreckley


We are changing in ways that have never been experienced before and at a level that is creating a profound shift in the foundational structures of our physical reality. As a result, we are being called to strip away and expose everything that originally informed our lives, the layers of belief, patterns and structures which have defined us both individually and collectively.

Read more….

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Protection Spell Candle Recipe – Candle Magic – Color Magic – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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All Totems: The Owl Symbolism and Meaning

Owl brings with it the message of truth and awareness. When owl hoots at you or swoops into your life make sure to stop and become aware of your surroundings, seek truth in every aspect of your life and interactions.

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Learn Religions: Deities of Imbolc

Although traditionally Imbolc is associated with Brighid, the Irish goddess of hearth and home, there are a number of other deities who are represented at this time of year. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, many gods and goddesses of love and fertility are honored at this time.

Read more….

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Daily OM: The Feeling Underneath
Compulsive Apologies

Apologizing chronically can be a sign that you are not feeling that you have much self worth.

Many people suffer with the tendency to apologize all the time, chronically, for everything. On the one hand, apologizing is a social convention that keeps interactions between people polite, and in that way it can be very helpful

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Witchy Imbolc Crafts ~ Creating new candles from old ~ Easy Candle Making ~ Pagan Sabbat Celebrating

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Pagan Library: Blessing / M. Flanders

May the East fling open your windows,
and fill your rooms with air;
May the South send you strong sunshine,
and give you the strength to dare;
May the west wash rivers into your
heart, and oceans into your soul,
May the North share the secrets and
gifts of the earth,
to heal and make you whole.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Turn Your Garden Into a Refuge for Rare and Endangered Plants
Gardeners can help conserve species by propagating certain species at home.

Gardening in a sustainable way allows us to meet many of our own needs. But it can do far more than just that. In our eco-friendly gardens, we have the power to become part of the solution for much bigger global problems.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: What is the zodiac?

The zodiac, the 12 signs listed in a horoscope, is closely tied to how the Earth moves through the sky. We derive these signs from the constellations that mark out the path that the sun appears to take through the year. You might think that dates in a horoscope correspond to when the sun passes through each constellation.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do : Cypress – A Tree of the Dead
JANUARY 10, 2022 BY LILITH DORSEY

Cypress is a majestic plant. It exists between the land and water rising high above all it can see. It is used around the world for magickal protection, longevity, curse removal, and psychic connection to the dead. Let’s dive deep into this plant’s watery roots

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Blackbriar – Snow White and Rose Red (feat. Ulli Perhonen)

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Inner Journey:

A NEW LOOK AT OLD ATTITUDES

“I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.”
— Stephen Covey

I was eating lunch with a friend who shared that she disliked one of the vegetables on my plate and hadn’t eaten any since childhood. I suggested that sometimes our tastes change and maybe she could give it another try. She did, and to her surprise, she enjoyed it. Her world became a little richer as she opened to new possibilities.

Is there something in your life you might be willing to give another try?

“Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.”
— Leo Buscaglia

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I’ve got a feeling that this is going to be your kind of year. That you’ll be happier than you’ve ever been, laughing harder, smiling wider, standing taller, walking lighter, dancing crazier, hugging longer, living grander, loving louder, and if you want, selling the pictures to a tabloid to raise money for your new charity.

Can you feel it, too?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cloud Bread with Italian Herbs

This is a recipe for a low-carb, gluten-free bread, also known as ‘cloud bread,’ which is a great base for sandwiches or pizza. In this recipe, the cloud breads are flavored with Italian herbs

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
January 12, 2022

Conviction
“Soon after a hard decision something inevitably occurs to cast doubt. Holding steady against that doubt usually proves the decision.”

-R.I. Fitzhenry


Our convictions are constantly challenged. That’s just the nature of life. Even the foundation of the earth is challenged with floods and earthquakes, and yet it remains firm and steady. If we can hold up against the challenges and doubts, then it’s confirmation to us that we are doing what is right for ourselves, and we can be at peace with that.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

It may be fun to take a risk or two, but this is not the day for it. You can fight your way through any difficulty, but why make work for yourself or put yourself in harm’s way? Remember, harm comes in more forms than just what is physical. If you need to blow off steam and exert your power, maybe take it to the gym.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“Bare branches of each tree
on this chilly January morn
look so cold so forlorn.
Gray skies dip ever so low
left from yesterday’s dusting of snow.
Yet in the heart of each tree
waiting for each who wait to see
new life as warm sun and breeze will blow,
like magic, unlock springs sap to flow,
buds, new leaves, then blooms will grow.”

  • Nelda Hartmann, January Morn

gardendigest.com

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January Events

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 

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Spirit Library: Embrace the Spirit of Change
Kate Spreckley


January is a month that marks the threshold of an entirely new and more intensely personal phase of our global transformation as the incoming energies continue to upgrade the current energetic structures and expose what needs to change.

Read more….

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Spell Walkthrough: Money Bowl / Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Pagan Library: Full Moon Ritual Incense

Anon

2 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Frankincense
1/2 part Gardenia petals
1/4 part Rose petals
a few drops Ambergris oil

Burn during Esbats or simply at the time of the Full Moon to attune with the Goddess.

paganlibrary.com

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Imbolc Altar

By Patti Wigington
Updated on October 21, 2019
It’s Imbolc, and that’s the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to honor the Celtic goddess Brighid, in her many aspects. However, other than having a giant statue of Brighid on your altar, there are a number of ways you can set up for the season.

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MBG: January 11–18 Energy Reading: What An Intuitive Is Picking Up On For The Week Ahead

When I closed my eyes to tune into the week ahead, I noticed it felt a little less flowy than it did during last week’s forecast. And then I remembered: Mercury goes retrograde on Friday.

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Today’s DIY: Ancient Irish Crafts! How to Make an Imbolc/Bridget’s Cross

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Elephant Journal: Cancer Full Moon: Coming Home to our Wholeness. {January 17}

The tides move like the ocean, buoyant and fluid,
Choppy and dark some days,
Translucent and clear like
The moon others,
Heart to heart, we are growing,
Shifting, changing, molting, melding,
Softening, toughening,

Read more….

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Treehugger: Forest School Is My Kids’ New Favorite Place to Go
One day per week, they get an education that the classroom can never teach.

On Mondays, two of my children get ready for school in an unusual way. Each packs a large plastic bin with two changes of clothes, plenty of food and water, a pair of rubber boots, splash or snow pants, hats, mitts, and sometimes a thermos of hot chocolate.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meet the Crab Nebula, remnant of an exploding star

A supernova explodes
The Crab Nebula is what’s called a supernova remnant. It’s what’s left of an exploded star. It’s a vast expanding cloud of gas and dust surrounding one of the densest objects in the universe, a neutron star. Chinese astronomers noticed the sudden appearance of a star blazing in the daytime sky on July 4, 1054 CE. It likely outshone the brightest planet, Venus, and was temporarily the third-brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: A ‘Better’ Way to Drop into Your Heart
JANUARY 8, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I don’t know about you, but the question, “How are you doing?” is not really cutting it for me or my heart anymore. I end up listing out all of the things I did before even thinking about how I feel

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Winter Moon Witch ❄️⭐🌙 | Dark Winter Ambience | 3 Hours of Dramatic, Cinematic & Mysterious Music

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.”
— William Faulkner

What have you been thinking lately?

Do you know? We get so accustomed to our thoughts that we lose awareness of them. We don’t see how they are stuck in old habitual patterns, most of which don’t serve us.

Take time to journal so you can capture your thoughts on paper. By doing so, you will begin to take control of your mind and use it to best advantage.

“When you choose to understand [and] exercise control over the functions and attributes of your own mind, you will be empowered to create your own reality, to be completely self-reliant and totally prosperous.”
— The Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Not events, but outcomes. Visualize outcomes.

Not the cracking of the bat, but gliding over home plate.

Not the inking of deals, but the kind of life you’ll lead.

Not the scale, the diet, or the food, but the admiration you have earned.

And not the whens, the wheres, the whos, or the hows, but the laughter, high-fives, and wows.

Not events, but outcomes. Visualize outcomes.

Seeing you happy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 14 Simple Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners

We cannot get enough of these sheet-pan suppers: Simple preparations, complete meals cooked on one sheet for easy clean-ups, they save the day on busy weeknights

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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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
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

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Daily Wisdom
January 11, 2022

Conviction
“The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes


There’s a zen saying that “wherever you go, there you are.” Our convictions propel us to experience more of who we are. As we learn and grow, it may feel as if we’re moving upward, outward, onward – but in reality we’re moving inward, closer to our selves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 10, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“It snowed and snowed, the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
A candle burned on the table;
A candle burned.”

  • Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago

gardendigest.com

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January Events

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 

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Spirit Library: Resolution & Closure
Kate Spreckley


This is a transitionary time where we are moving away from what is known and further into the unknown. The incoming energies are bringing some deep and profound inner shifts which are inviting us to restructure our lives in ways that are more aligned with our soul. As a result, we are being called to resolve and bring closure to issues that continue to keep us bound to what has been.

Read more….

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Cleansing & Banishing Rituals for the Home || Pagan Happy Hour

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Spiritual Unite: ORANGE LADYBUG SPIRITUAL MEANING

Have you noticed an orange ladybug? Are you wondering what it could mean spiritually?

Maybe there is a hidden message from the Universe here for you?

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Celebrating Imbolc With Kids

Imbolc is a festival of fire and light – it’s one of the cross quarter days – and falls on February 2 in the northern hemisphere (it’ll be on August 1 if you’re one of our readers below the equator). This the time when winter is beginning to wind down, but it’s still cold and snowy; spring is looming around the corner, but isn’t quite here yet. In some magical traditions

Read more….

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MBG: Why Astrologers Want You To Take Things Extra Slow This Week

Sigh 2022 just started and Mercury is already going retrograde. Here’s how astrologers want you to prepare for the week ahead.

Finding the right balance between pondering an opportunity and pouncing on it won’t be easy this Tuesday, January 11.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Wright At Home: Crafting Brigid’s Doll For Imbolc Season

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Elephant Journal: The Magic in the Liminal in the New Year.

The liminal begins when one thing ends and another is yet to begin.
This in-between space is not passive or blank, even if we might feel like we are floating around in it. Assuming its voidness can have us grasping too soon, outside of Kairos, divine right timing, for the next things to already be in their fruition without erotic pacing.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Facts That Make Isle Royale National Park Unique

Surrounded by Lake Superior in the state of Michigan, Isle Royale National Park is a rugged, remote site that consists of Isle Royale and hundreds of smaller islands adjacent to it. It covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 658 square miles of water.

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EarthSky News: Meet the Crab Nebula, remnant of an exploding star

On July 4, 1054 CE, Chinese astronomers noticed the sudden appearance of a star blazing in the daytime sky. It likely outshone the brightest planet, Venus, and was temporarily the third brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon. This “guest star” remained visible in daylight for some 23 days. At night it shone near Tianguan – a star we now call Zeta Tauri, in the constellation of the Taurus the Bull – for nearly two years. Then it faded from view. Today, we know it was a supernova.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Shifting: A 2022 Sigil
TOM SWISS

As I was thinking about the new year, the word that came to mind is “shifting”. It’s a word with several meanings useful to the time: to move; to manage to get along or succeed by one’s self; to get along by indirect, expedient, or evasive means; to change; to put somethi

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Pagan Playlist: Nordic/Viking Music – Fólkvangr

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Inner Journey:

SPACE TO EXPLORE

“No one can find his work, what he really wants to put all of himself into, when everything he does he is made to do by others. This kind of searching must be done freely or not at all.”
— John Holt

We all need space — free from demands, deadlines, expectations and judgments — to explore who we are and what life is all about. Free time, with absolutely no agenda, is rich with potential. How can we grow if we have no space and freedom to dream?

“Deny children — or anyone else — the chance to do ‘nothing,’ and we may be denying them the chance to do ‘something’ — to find and do any work that is truly important to themselves or to someone else.”
— John Holt

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

An old soul is always prepared to admit they might be wrong especially when they’re not.

I think.

Older than the moon,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Last Minute Mushrooms

This recipe for a buttery, delicious, mushroom side dish couldn’t be any simpler. It goes well with fish fillets, baked chicken, steak, and just about any other main dish.

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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

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Daily Wisdom
January 10, 2022

Conviction
“Convictions are the mainsprings of action, the driving powers of life. What a man lives are his convictions.”

-Bishop Francis Kelly


I love the word conviction because it is so strong and clear. It’s more than a belief, it’s a knowingness. There’s no room for doubt. Our convictions move us forward.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 7, 2022

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.

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“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

gardendigest.com

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January Events

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 

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Spirit Library: Prepare & Reorganise
Kate Spreckley


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.

Read more….

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Who is Brigid? || The Celtic Goddess of Imbolc

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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

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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New moon ritual | Witchy things to do for the new moon | How to work with the moon in witchcraft

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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.

Read more….

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Treehugger: More Than 100 Animal Species Found on 2,200Year-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

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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?

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Hex Twisting: Countermagick Spells for the Irritated Witch
JOHN BECKETT

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

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lady of the Dawn

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Inner Journey:

WONDER-FULL!

“…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

higherawareness.com

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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,

The Universe

tut.com

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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.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
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

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Daily Wisdom
January 7, 2022

Creation
“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

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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.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 6, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 6, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“January is the quietest month in the garden. … But just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean that nothing is happening. The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall while microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable nutrients for the next crop of plants. The feasting earthworms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come.”

  • Rosalie Muller Wright, Editor of Sunset Magazine, 1/99

gardendigest.com

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January Events

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 

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Spirit Library: Opening Your Mind
Kate Spreckley

With a new year comes a new cycle that is pregnant with the possibility of a new life and a new direction. The energies of this month are paving the way for a new beginning in all areas of life and as such we can expect change and transformation to continue. Currently, the energies are expansive encouraging us to break free of old structures and the ways of thinking that keep us limited and confined.

Read more….

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Chaotic Witch Aunt: Working with Diana

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Learn Religions: History of Imbolc

Imbolc is a holiday with a variety of names, depending on which culture and location you’re looking at. In the Irish Gaelic, it’s called Oimelc, which translates to “ewe’s milk.” It’s a precursor to the end of winter when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs. Spring and the planting season are right around the corner.

Read more….

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MBG: This Zodiac Sign Will Have Its Most Important Year In A Decade In 2022

It’s a new calendar year, which means the astrology forecasts for 2022 are officially in. Depending on your sign (and your whole chart, for that matter) this year’s cosmic happenings will mean something different for you.

And calling all Rams: The sign of Aries is in for a milestone 2022. Here’s what to know, according to the AstroTwins’ forecast.

Read more….

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How The Wild Hunt Came To Be | Odin & The Wild Hunt | Norse Mythology Explained

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Pioneer Thinking: Fragrance Oils – 10 Amazing Uses for Around Your Home


Fragrant oils can be used to freshen up many things. Next time you pick up that box of fabric softener sheets or carpet refresher, put it back and try these inexpensive solutions.

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Treehugger: Why Are Starfish Dying? Threats and How You Can Help Save Them

Unlike their name suggests, starfish aren’t actually fish, but a marine invertebrates. That’s why you might also see them being referred to as sea stars. As they belong to the class Asteroidea, scientists often refer to them as asteroids.

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EarthSky News: Canis Major and Sirius in the New Year

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is the best time to observe the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. It follows Orion the Hunter up from the horizon, heading from southeast to southwest. Sirius is the brightest star not only in Canis Major but also in all of the heavens. It’s so bright in our sky because it’s one of the closest stars to Earth, at 8.6 light-years away.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Xulsigiae the Water Goddess you have never heard of!
ANNWYN AVALON

Xulsigiae is the Water Goddess you have probably never heard of! Perhaps it is because she is an obscure Goddess lost to time and cultural ruin. Xulsigiae is considered to be a Gallo-Roman Water Goddess with connections to the triple, solar, and mother archetypes

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Winter Moon Witch ❄️⭐🌙 | Dark Winter Ambience | 3 Hours of Dramatic, Cinematic & Mysterious Music

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO STOP SEEKING?

“If there are so many seekers, why are there so few finders?”
— Eckhart Tolle

Perhaps we’ve misunderstood the whole concept of a spiritual journey. The term ‘seeker’ means we are looking for something we believe we do not have now. It places all hope on the future because as a seeker, we haven’t yet found our salvation.

Tolle encourages us to experience the truth of who we are by being present right now. If we do that, we don’t have to seek anything. We already have everything and can relax and rejoice in the power of being.

“There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue.”
— Hagakure

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

There is no detail so small, no thought however fleeting, no word unspoken, no deed mindlessly performed, that doesn’t send its vibration into the unseen, reaching my heart of hearts, where it echoes and returns as more of the same.

And as your cumulative manifestations draw your attention to the stunning and absolute power you have over your destiny, you’ll come to see that, really and truly, there is no such thing as a small detail.

You have the keys to the Kingdom…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Red Winter Minestrone with Winter Greens Pesto

The thing I like most about this soup is the pesto made from the greens of the beets and turnips, along with the kale. Yep, I’m going tip-to-tail. The soup itself gets its lovely red color from beets. You’ll have more pesto than you need for the soup, so serve the leftovers over pasta or freeze for future soups. Serve the minestrone with crusty bread and a salad.

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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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
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

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Daily Wisdom
January 6, 2022

Creation
“I am a choreographer. A choreographer is a poet. I do not create. God creates. I assemble, and I will steal from everywhere to do it.”

-George Balanchine


We have so many tools to work with when we create, and one of them is our intelligence. We get an idea, and that is the spark that sends our creativity into play. We figure out how to get something done, how we can make something better, more efficient, more productive, or more beautiful.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

The day may be full of confusion but you don’t have to go through it naively and unaware of what’s happening around you. It’s not a good day to flirt with taking silly risks, some of which might turn out to be semi-dangerous or costly. You may be too hyper to want to play it safe, but at least make an effort to not be naïve or irresponsible

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 5, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 5, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer. Minute by minute they lengthen out. It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change. It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch it day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a
twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour.”

  • Vita Sackville-West

gardendigest.com

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January Events

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 

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Spirit Library: Questions are Arising
Kate Spreckley


The last few years have been a time of great awakening and massive transformation which has created a significant clearing and purging of old toxic energy. Change has been initiated in all aspects of ourselves and our lives and as a result, we are urged now to begin creating a stable and balance foundation that will support us as the world continues to shift.

Read more….

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Tarot Card of the Year Reflections: THE TOWER CARD | Diary of a Tarot Reader

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Spiritual Unite:MONARCH BUTTERFLY DREAM MEANING – TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE

The meaning of butterfly dreams is generally positive.

However, the monarch butterfly dream has much more than that. It represents something of a bigger magnitude.

Read more….

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Pagan Library: Song of the Witch Selena Fox

Will you be of Wicca, tonight?
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Tyme.
Then come with me to the Circle of Light.
Bend the Will; the Wish you shall find.

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MBG: January 4–11 Energy Reading: What An Intuitive Is Picking Up On For The Week Ahead

This time of year, we tend to hear a lot of “new year, new you” rhetoric, which implies that we aren’t adding up and need to find a way to change ourselves. (On January 1, and no later!)

Read more….

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Witch N The Working: EP65 The Root of it All

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Treehugger: Green Spaces Help Alleviate Loneliness in Urban Areas, Study Shows

Despite their outward invitations of endless social potential and activities, densely packed urban environments often come with the hidden (and harmful) phenomenon of increased loneliness.

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EarthSky News: See Eridanus the River in January

Eridanus is the River
You’ll need a dark sky to see Eridanus the River. You won’t see this constellation from the city, or even the suburbs. The River begins near the star Rigel in the constellation Orion the Hunter and wells up in a great loop before ambling back down toward the southern horizon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witchual Workout Returns
LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF

The Witchual Workout is back!

It may seem a bit cliché to kick something off in the new year. On the other hand, what better time to start fresh or start again?

I started filming the Witchual Workouts in the summer of 2020

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: 1 Hour of Dark Vampiric Music [ Dark, Seductive, Emotional, Gothic ]

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Inner Journey:

FEELING SAFE

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are — chaff and grain together — certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away….”
— Dinah Craik

We cherish our best friends and our special communities because we feel safe to be vulnerable when we’re in their embrace. And yet I have discovered that as long as I identify with my self-image, with my ego, there’s no safety possible anywhere. When the ego is on watch, even a dear friend’s truth may trigger reactions like anxiety, self-criticism and fear.

The only true safety exists in living the truth of our soul, our essence.

“Open your body and your mind to the subtler levels of experience, letting go of your attempt to control, to be right, not worrying about appearances, not trying to be safe.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Your wishes are what the Universe wishes for you. Your thoughts steer the ship of your dreams. And no matter where you’ve “been,” or how challenging your circumstances, right here and now is all that matters.

You are forever. Invincible. A Being of Light on an adventure of the highest order: to have fun and be happy in a magical, infinite, loving reality that conspires tirelessly in your favor; where thoughts become things, dreams come true, and all things remain forever possible.

xoxo,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Winter Green Salad

People tend to forget to eat salads and other raw foods in the cold weather. This salad is a good way to get your greens by combining somewhat heartier salad textures. I find that this salad is filling enough to be a main course, with a bit of bread or some rice cakes on the side. It will also work as an appetizer in a smaller serving.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

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Daily Wisdom
January 5, 2022

Creation
“I do not seek. I find.”

-Pablo Picasso


When we’ve got our eyes open and we’re wide awake we see that there is creativity all around us. And more importantly, we know that there is creativity within us. We can draw upon that creativity anytime we want to. We can use it to problem-solve, to brainstorm, to learn and to grow.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 4, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 4, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

“Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.”

  • Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

gardendigest.com

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January Events

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 

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Spirit Library: Assimilate & Adjust
Kate Spreckley


We begin the first week of 2022 with the energy of a New Moon which heralds the start of a new cycle in our journey of awakening, healing, and growth. January is always a month where we are offered the space needed to acclimatize to the energy of a new year. As such, we are gifted this time to gain insight, clarity and to observe the space we are entering into.

Read more….

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January Witchcraft || Online Witch’s Almanac || Monthly Magic for 2022

The month of January in this my witchcraft almanac series, the first for 2022. Although I have done a previous almanac for the month of January, this one does focus on some different aspects of witchcraft, and offers a couple of spells that will help you through the month.

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Spiritual Unite: 13 GECKO DREAM MEANING: SYMBOLISM

There is no one set meaning, but geckos generally represent something hard to reach and capture.

Gecko dreams can also symbolize an aspect of yourself that you don’t want to face or confront, such as fear or shyness

Read more….

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Daily OM

January 4, 2022

In Touch with True Emotions
Gut Response

Our bellies can be wonderful monitors of our emotional health, and the truth can always be found there.

So often, emotions that we long to express get stored in our bodies instead. T

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MBG: Vedic Astrology Yearly Forecast For 2022: Thoughts Create Reality

As we enter 2022, picture this: A village girl approaches a well. She’s carrying a water pot, which she swings on her hip like an infant. A long walk from home, she’s eager to fetch water and finish her household work.

Read more….

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ISIS Goddess Protector Of Kings, Queen Of Heaven & Divine Motherhood | Egyptian Mythology Explained

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Pioneer Thinking: Ginger and Turmeric Hot Cider

Warm apple cider is the perfect winter comfort drink. This special version combines two potent spices, ginger and turmeric for a unique flavor and nutrition profile.

Read more……..

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Elephant Journal: 4 Essential Traits of Quality Friendships.

Friendship is hard to explain, and it’s not something that can be inherited or learned.
However, if we don’t get to experience real reciprocal friendship with another being, then we are missing out on one of the most underrated parts of human life.

Read more….

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Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for January 2022
A dark sky meteor shower, Mercury rising, and a full ‘wolf moon’ kick off the new year.

A very happy New Year and welcome to 2022! January is typically pretty light on exciting night sky reasons to get outside—and for those of us in parts of the Northern Hemisphere under a deep freeze, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding Cernunnos
REV. JEAN (DRUM) PAGANO

Finding Cernunnos is one of those classic Celtic undertakings. The destination is uncertain and the journey is through a number of passageways which may lead to wonderous discoveries.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Scottish tribal pipes & drums band Clanadonia playing “Ya Bassa” during St Andrew’s Day event 2019

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Inner Journey:

GETTING DOWN TO ESSENTIALS

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
— Lin Yutang

Do you feel a desire to simplify your life?

If you say ‘yes,’ then set an intention to reduce the demands, stimuli, interruptions and busyness in your life. We each have the power to do this – we simply have to begin to say ‘no’ to those activities that don’t directly serve what we want for our lives.

Everyone of this planet deserves to have some free time to think, relax and have fun. If you long for this, begin now to clear your plate and allow a new level of experience to happen in your life. Take charge. Eliminate time wasters. Make some decisions about what matters to you.

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
— Hans Hofmann

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what the difference between us is?

Me neither.

So, if it were me living your life, I’d think of this often.

Yourself,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Cottagecore Recipes for Peak Coziness This Winter

If you’ve spent time on social media in the past two years, you’ve probably encountered the term “cottagecore.” It’s used to describe the aesthetic and lifestyle associated with old-fashioned cottages and country living — in simpler terms, a revival of rustic, rural ways

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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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
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

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Daily Wisdom
January 4, 2022

Creation
“Musical comedies aren’t written, they are re-written.”

-Stephen Sondheim


Many creative endeavors take sweat. It’s a lot of work to get them to the point where we really feel that they are as good as they can be, the best that we can make them. The joy is in the process of creating. And when we feel we have reached completion, and created something that we can be proud of, the feeling is amazing.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

If you’re hesitant to do something or to make a decision, that’s OK. What urgently needs to be done will be done, so don’t worry about it. There may simply be too many options and too many conflicting requests coming up all at the same time. Sometimes hesitation can be a sign of prudence and a refreshing change from impulsiveness.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 31, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 31, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls it’s New Year’s Eve! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s final Inspiration for 2021”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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December Quotes

“Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.”

  • Robert Burns

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & Celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Spirit Library: 2022 Energies – Creative Harmonics
Jamye Price


The accompanying video to this article can be found here.

2021 Review
2021 had quite an energy to it. Deep and healing, intense and clarifying, sometimes confusing and frustrating. It shined a light in crevices that often felt like crevasses.

Read more….

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Basic Tarot Card Spreads for Beginners

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Spirituality & Health:

This New Year’s Eve, Try Årsgång

BY SARAH BOWEN
Introduced to S&H readers last year, this Swedish ritual takes you on a walk with specific rules and divine purpose.

“I went looking for a new practice that was kinder to my waistline than a Swedish pancake fest and kinder to my wallet than a trip to Ikea. I landed on the practice of årsgång.”

Read more….

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Daily Tarot Girl: 2022 Tarot Forecast + New Years Tarot Spread!
By Kate (DailyTarot Girl) / December 29, 2021


I was a bit apprehensive about doing this reading. The past two years have been…interesting. Part of me feels a sense of excitement and hope when I think about 2022 and part of me feels something else entirely.

Read more….

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MBG: Everything To Know About Ego Death — From What It Is To How It Happens

Call it enlightenment, call it a transcendence; ego death is one of the most profound (and sometimes frightening) experiences someone can have in their life. We asked the experts what ego death really means, how it happens, and how to achieve it.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Beeswax Spell Candles for House Blessing, Home Protection –

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Elephant Journal: Nightbirde Nails it with “New Year’s Eve.”

“It’s been a hell of a year.”
This song may have been released a year ago, but Nightbirde’s opening line feels just as true today as it did then.

I heard it for the first time yesterday, and like “It’s Okay,” which she famously performed on “America’s Got Talent,” her lyrics are both powerful and relatable.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Winter Garden Activities That the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Yes, you should use your garden all year round.

Many people really only use their gardens and backyards during the summer months. But we should all get outdoors as often as we can. So it is worth making the effort to spend time in our gardens even when the weather may leave something to be desired.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: When is the next supermoon?

A supermoon is a new or full moon that closely coincides with perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.

The moon is full, or opposite Earth from the sun, once each month. It’s new, or more or less between the Earth and sun, once each month.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Top 10 Posts of 2021
DECEMBER 29, 2021 BY JOHN BECKETT


Some posts do very well even in a down year for blogging. They say just the right thing at the right time. They cover a sensitive topic in a way that’s meaningful and helpful to many. Or they just happen to hit the right combination of keywords to attract the attention of the algorithms.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Sword of Kings

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Inner Journey:

TRAVEL WITH AWARENESS

“…focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
— Greg Anderson

Travelling brings me wonderful opportunities to build awareness. When I get into the car, for example, I set an intention to drive well and stay alert to what other drivers and pedestrians are doing. When I realize that my mind has drifted and I’ve slipped into autopilot, I gently bring my focus back to the present.

It’s also a time when I can pay attention to my reactions. Does irritation arise when someone drives too quickly or slowly, or when I get stopped by a yellow light? Being aware of the irritation gives me the opportunity to acknowledge and then release it. If I choose to, I can be at peace anywhere – even on the road!

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If there was just one thing I could tell you about living the life of your dreams, knowing that it would be enough if you understood it, I would ask you to realize that you already are.

In the presence of greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Portuguese Cod Fish Casserole

An excellent cod fish dish. You must soak the salted cod over night and change the water at least twice. This is an easy fish meal with my mom’s original ingredients.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
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

Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
December 31, 2021

Personality
“There is a secret person undamaged in every individual.”

-Paul Shepard


What are all these masks we wear? This is only the top layer of our disguise. We play roles, we say lines. But as we learn and grow, and get to know who we really are, we discover that strength, that light, that truth that lies within. We are perfect, whole and complete, just as we are right at this moment.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

It’s the perfect day to resolve to be happy about every and anything. You may wake up with a smile that lasts all day long. No matter how you feel, know that people will look at you to be cheered up. This kind of happiness is cosmic and the best thing you can do today is appreciate it and find joy in all those little things that surround you.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/