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.
“January, month of empty pockets! … let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead.”
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: Mercury Retrograde
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
A Ritual to End Nightmares | Banishing Bad Dreams
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.
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.
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.”
Today’s DIY: How to make a Bridie eye and Imbolc
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
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.
Patheos-Pagan: The Power of the Playlist
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.
Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music – Salem’s Secret
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
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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