Cat’s Morning Bits for January 27, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 27, 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

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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 “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Sacrifice What Prevents You Moving Forward (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we move with the ceaseless flow of incoming energy a new awareness is emerging and with it a recognition of the power we hold to create the life we are destined to live.

Read more…

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The Cow Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: THESE ARE THE FIVE BEST CRYSTALS FOR EMPATHS

Best crystals for empaths: As empaths, we need tools in our arsenal to deal with the extreme emotional fluctuations and invasions. We fight on a daily basis – and one vital part of that arsenal is crystal healing.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: A Collection of Prayers for Imbolc

If you’re looking for prayers or blessings to celebrate the sabbat of Imbolc, here’s where you’ll find a selection of original devotionals that bid farewell to the winter months and honor the goddess Brighid, as well as seasonal blessings for your meals, hearth, and home.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: The Unseen Force of Spirit


As the unseen wind moves from the azalea to the young willow, the unseen force of Spirit moves from you to me and on to those yet born. Still, the azalea doesn’t become the willow, even though they root in the same soil.

Read more….

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MBG: Are You Ready For 2021’s First Full Moon? Here’s How To Ring It In

January is already on it’s way out, 2021 is well underway, and we’ve got our first full moon of the year on the horizon. The full moon this month is referred to as the “Wolf Moon,” and it’s a powerful time for both releasing what no longer serves you, and harnessing that good lunar energy. Here’s what you need to know about this January’s Full Wolf Moon.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Essential oil distillation home made , rosemary – Huile essentielle distillation maison, romarin

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Elephant Journal: How to Stay Grounded on Shifting Sands. {Bonus Mantra}

Here we are, having survived 2020 (some of us), feeling like we can no longer trust the very ground beneath our feet.
We have been faced with a collective trauma—this pandemic—like a low-grade fever we carry around, trying to still do our work and show up for our families and ourselves.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Enthralling Jaguar Facts

Jaguars, known for their distinctive yellow-orange fur and unique spots, are found in small pockets of forested habitats throughout South, North, and Central America.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Full Wolf Moon falls in late January 2021

We in North America often call the second full moon of the winter season the Wolf Moon, Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. From around the world these next few evenings – January 27 and 28, 2021 –

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Let the Realms Surround Me

In the days and times of uncertainty, one occasionally needs some grounding and centering. In the Indo-European worldview, we have the three realms that make up our world, those of land, sea, and sky.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: I See Fire (Celtic Woman)

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Inner Journey: FEELING TRAPPED? SLOW DOWN!

“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way. Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.”
— Natalie Goldberg

Feeling trapped in some way? Give yourself space. Space to do nothing but breathe. To intentionally relax those tight muscles. To just for a few precious minutes, let it all go.

The world will keep turning if you tune out for a short while. And your world will begin to recover its balance.

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Look how much you have. look how far you’ve come, look how fast it happened, and, you have to admit, how easy it was.

All in spite of your fears, worries, and self-doubts.

Silly.

You crack us up,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lighter Baked Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is a classic, but decadent dish typically made with lots of butter and served over high-carb pasta or white rice. This version lightens things up a bit and is quick and easy enough for a weeknight meal.

Read more….

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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

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
January 27, 2021

Challenge
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt, 1960


This is the thing – it’s not that we cannot do it, it’s that we think we cannot do it. That is why we MUST do it. Sometimes we just have to prove to ourselves, to remind ourselves, that we can do anything we set our minds to. We are intelligent, capable, remarkable beings. What can you do? Anything!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day

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. AND 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 29, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 29,  2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Winter is good-his Hoar Delights
Italic flavor yield-
To Intellects inebriate
With Summer, or the World-

-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spirit Library: Your life is a project!

Your expansive self took on the project of experiencing human life. Nobody really thinks of it this way, because we are conditioned to have very narrow interpretations about a great many things in our life. We often stick closely to prescribed definitions and meanings. This is all part of directing our attention away from seeing the multidimensional meaning in all that we engage.

https://spiritlibrary.com/sonia-barrett/your-life-is-a-project

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Herbal Muse: Lavender & Oatmeal Soap

Lavender contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory compounds called ketones and aldehydes that are soothing and healing to skin. These same phytochemicals also lend lavender its lovely fragrance, which produces a mild sedative effect. Find out how to make homemade lavender soap the easy way!

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2014/06/20/Lavender-Oatmeal-Soap

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MBG: Eucalyptus Oil: This Pain-Relieving, Air-Purifying Remedy May Help Your Cold

If you’ve ever taken a whiff of eucalyptus essential oil, you know this stuff is strong! This intense aroma, it turns out, is a result of a a potent, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory compound called 1,8-cineole (or eucalyptol)—and it is largely why eucalyptus oil has been used medicinally throughout history (and up to present day) to treat everything from asthma and the common cold, to plaque and gingivitis, to head lice and toenail fungus, and much more.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/benefits-of-eucalyptus-oil-and-how-to-use-it

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Thought.Co: A Collection of Prayers for Imbolc

If you’re looking for prayers or blessings to celebrate the sabbat of Imbolc, here’s where you’ll find a selection of original devotionals that bid farewell to the winter months and honor the goddess Brighid, as well as seasonal blessings for your meals, hearth, and home. Feel free to adjust or modify these prayers as you need to, in order to fit the themes of your own magical tradition and beliefs

https://www.thoughtco.com/imbolc-prayers-4122188

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Elephant Journal: Masala Milk Latte for the Moon God (& your Taste Buds). {Recipe}

Back home, in India, I grew up drinking masala chai, turmeric milk, and masala milk.
Over the years, I saw masala chai latte being served in coffee shops. Now, many coffee shops across the United States are serving golden milk lattes (made with turmeric and milk). This golden milk latte is a non-caffeinated alternative to masala chai latte, which, at one point, was a reduced caffeine alternative to coffee.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/masala-milk-latte-for-the-moon-god-your-taste-buds-recipe/

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EarthSky News: Moon slides past 3 morning planets

Starting around January 30, 2019 – and through the morning of February 1 and possibly even February 2 – watch the slender waning crescent moon slide by the planets Jupiter, Venus and then Saturn.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-3-morning-planets-before-daybreak

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Patheos-Pagan: Groundhog Day: History, Lore, and Weather Divination

Every year on February 2, news channels across the country broadcast from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (fun fact: I was born here) where Groundhog Phil emerges from his burrow to look for his shadow.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewanderingwitch/2019/01/groundhog-day-history-lore-and-weather-divination/ 

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Inner Journey:

WORK WITH TENSION

“You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.”
— James G. Bilkey

We need tension in our lives. It’s the force of personal evolution — it sparks creativity and higher consciousness. If we’re not comfortable with a situation, we try to improve it, right?

Tension arises through our experience of opposites. These opposites fight each other as each one struggles for dominance. Tension is transformed when two opposite dimensions of reality are brought together in balance and in wholeness.

Know that tension is an integral part of growth. Instead of avoiding or resisting tension when it arises, identify the opposing forces at play. Make space for each of them to be there together and the tension will transform.

We encounter tensions between positives and negatives, mind and body, self and environment, self and others, and personality and soul – the dualities in our lives.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Today, just do a little bit so that I can do a lot of bit.

That’s how it works.

Huge love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Herbed Chicken Rolls in Cherry Sauce

Here comes a winner-winner chicken dinner from my personal cookbook. This chicken breast is rolled up with herbed garlic butter, then cooked in a tart cherry sauce. It’s a beautiful meal for these colder evenings… and I think quite pleasant visually! Enjoy

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Herbed-Chicken-Rolls-in-Cherry-Sauce.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
January 29, 2019

Commitment

One’s lifework, I have learned, grows with the working and the living. Do it as if your life depended on it, and the first thing you know, you’ll have made a life out of it. A good life, too.”

-Theresa Helburn
Lifework. Isn’t all of life work at times?! Commitment does take work, but because we get so much out of what we put into it, it becomes a pleasure. Our relationships need attention, and the ones that get it help us to grow. Our lives are built on our commitments – to ourselves, our relationships, our work, and our communities.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet’s Inspirational Quotes:

“ Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. ”

– Benjamin Disraeli

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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/