Cat’s Morning Bits for January 26, 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.
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.
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: Find Peace Within (a message from Kate Spreckley)
As we start the final week of January many are feeling exhausted as we continue to maintain balance in a world that seems to seesaw between extremes.
Echo and Narcissus: Greek mythology – See U in History (Fixed)
Spiritual Unite: MEANING OF NUMBER 14 IN NUMEROLOGY
Recently this number has shown up in my life, I am sure you have seen this number or have a connection to it, and now you are wondering what it means. I will explain in this article.
ThoughtCo: 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.
Patheos / New Visions: Practices From the Inside Out: Becoming Our True Selves
I believe spiritual life, our own unique spiritual path, is all about recognizing and becoming our true selves.
We hide ourselves from ourselves and from each other. Our true selves are precious to us and we go to great lengths to hide them, even before we realize what we are doing.
MBG: Have You Been Called An Old Soul? Here’s What That Really Means
Are you a curious, wise, or all around calm person? You might just be an old soul. Whether you’ve been called it before, or always had a feeling you were, what does being an old soul really mean? Here, we dive into the true meaning, plus, the signs to look out for that you could be an old soul.
Today’s DIY: Calm and Clear Healing Spell | Homemade Salve Recipe (The Green Witch)
Elephant Journal: How to be like Peter Pan: 7 Ways to Awaken your Inner Child.
As J.M. Barrie wrote in his book Peter Pan: all children, except one, grow up.
Everyone except Peter himself, who retains his childlike innocence and wonder. Lately, I’ve realized I need to reclaim some of that wonder.
Treehugger: 10 Fascinating Facts About Elk
One of the largest mammals in North America, male elk can weigh well over 700 pounds, though they generally lose weight during the winter breeding season. Females tend to be lighter, usually averaging around 500 pounds.
EarthSky News: How to find the Winter Hexagon or Winter Circle
The brightest stars in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter sky form the shape of a large hexagon, or circle, that will help you locate 6 constellations.
Patheos-Pagan: Free Ways to Learn Witchcraft
It’s easy to take a cursory glance at social media and leave with the impression that learning to practicing witchcraft will cost you a lot of money, and certainly there are plenty of us that enjoy formalizing courses, specialized tools, and elaborate altars.
Pagan Playlist: Blackmore’s Night – “Four Winds” – (Official Audio Stream)
Inner Journey: ALL IS MIND
“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein
Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Mental, emotional and physical events are only effects.
When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”
“I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.”
— Mira Bai
A Note from the Universe
There’s someone here, very wise and very caring. who’s not yet lived in time and space, who has a question for all those who have:
“Does the fact that each earthly life is so incredibly brief add to or detract from its sublime magnificence?”
Yeah, I said “add to” as well, but I was in a hurry…
Today’s Recipe: Chef John’s Seven Pepper Pork Chop Is the Perfect Marriage of Dry and Fresh Peppers
Dry peppercorns for the rub and fresh peppers for the relish create the perfect marriage of flavor.
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
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
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
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
January 26, 2021
“Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.”
-Anne-Sophie Swetchine, 1869
Ah! Doesn’t this explain it! When we accept a challenge, work through it to the other side, then we understand and appreciate the growth that comes as our reward. It’s easy to shrug off a challenge, to think that it’s too big of a risk, that it could be a waste of our time. But to tackle a challenge, to grapple with it, leads us to a place where we discover just what we are capable of, and that is beautiful.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
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.
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