Renewal and Light: Cat’s Angel Message for February 2, 2022

Renewal and Light: Cat’s Angel Message for February 2, 2022

 February’s Theme: Trusting in the “unseen” and believing in yourself takes you to the next step in your personal evolution. Our keywords are “I CAN”.

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Lady Brigid, help me to kindle my sacred spark and warm the seeds in my care! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Renewal and Light

22: Good Morning my Little Seedlings, today is Imbolc aka Candlemas, the Festival of Light. The Universe is asking us to embrace the faith we have in ourselves and in the new growth that faith brings. Imbolc is a time of renewal and our number for today is one power and purpose. Just like the first signs of spring we push towards the light in an effort to grow. As we reach towards this light our faith empowers us to find fulfillment in achieving our dreams and goals. Don’t force to make things happen. This is another lesson that we can learn from nature. Grow with purpose yet allow things to unfold. By doing so we achieve an overall sense of balance which restores us to harmony. Take time today to reaffirm your faith and where you are on your path as you move into this new cycle. Open your mind and heart and guide your thought seed toward the light.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

The celebration of Imbolc honors the Celtic goddess Brigid. This Triple Goddess of flame and light helps us to purify ourselves and our thoughts. She also promotes inspiration, creativity, and the fertility needed to help our thought seeds grow and flourish. She tells us “Today we begin a journey towards the light. Gather the seeds that you have collected and choose the ones that best represent your path. Tell me of your dreams and desires as you plant your seeds within your heart and mind and allow fire and light to fill you. Hope and optimism shine like the sun and like the sun they hold powerful energy. This energy will help you find your way as you nurture the seeds in your care”

Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magickal beings we truly are, which assists us in the creation process. In turn, this shows us how to receive with grace and gratitude. This process accelerates when we allow beauty and harmony to surround us. It helps us to enjoy ourselves which makes blessings easier to receive.

The Ascended Master, Saint Padre Pio, keeps us on the path of spiritual and personal growth. As we continue to grow so do our abilities like intuition, compassion, and seeing through the eyes of love. His energy is strong and optimistic which helps to boost our faith and confidence.

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Amethyst helps us to make decisions by promoting common sense and spiritual insight. It also enables us to set realistic goals and sets us on the road to personal achievement. This crystal is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies while dispelling anxiety and fear. It helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision-making.

Bloodstone gives us the ability to adapt to the changes that are taking place more easily. It strengthens our intuition and promotes good decision-making. It gets our creativity flowing and infuses our being with courage and vitality.

Carnelian is used for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues as it boosts self-esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 2, 2022/ Imbolc Edition

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 2, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Blessed Imbolc! 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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February Quotes

“Rich meanings of the prophet-Spring adorn,
Unseen, this colourless sky of folded showers,
And folded winds; no blossom in the bowers;
A poet’s face asleep in this grey morn.
Now in the midst of the old world forlorn
A mystic child is set in these still hours.
I keep this time, even before the flowers,
Sacred to all the young and the unborn.”

  • Alice Meynell, In February

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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“Candlemas’ is the Christianized name for the holiday, of course. The older Pagan names were Imbolc and Oimelc. ‘Imbolc’ means, literally, ‘in the belly’ (of the Mother). For in the womb of Mother Earth, hidden from our mundane sight but sensed by a keener vision, there are stirrings. The seed that was planted in her womb at the solstice is quickening and the new year grows. ‘Oimelc’ means ‘milk of ewes’, for it is also lambing season. The holiday is also called ‘Brigit’s Day’, in honor of the great Irish Goddess Brigit. At her shrine, the ancient Irish capitol of Kildare, a group of 19 priestesses (no men allowed) kept a perpetual flame burning in her honor. She was considered a goddess of fire, patroness of smithcraft, poetry and healing (especially the healing touch of
midwifery).”

  • Daven’s Journal – Imbolic
  • gardendigest.com/february

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Let’s Celebrate Imbolc || Pagan Happy Hour

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“Away in a meadow all covered with snow
The little old groundhog looks for his shadow
The clouds in the sky determine our fate
If winter will leave us all early or late.”

  • Don Halley
  • gardendigest.com

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The Luminary Agency: Three Powerful Prayers to Call Up Imbolc Blessings

A Celebration of Warming, Birthing and Making

At the beginning of February, we are graced with the Pagan holiday Imbolc, pronounced “Im-Bulk.” It is a moment of celebration that honors the passage of time between the winter solstice and spring equinox.

Read more…….

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CANDLEMAS The Light Returns by Mike Nichols

It seems quite impossible that the holiday of Candlemas should be considered the beginning of spring. Here in the Heartland, February 2 may see a blanket of snow mantling the Mother. Or, if the snows have gone, you may be sure the days are filled with drizzle, slush, and steel-grey skies—the dreariest weather of the year. In short, the perfect time for a Pagan Festival of Lights. And as for spring, although this may seem a tenuous beginning, all the little buds, flowers, and leaves will have arrived on schedule before spring runs its course to Beltane.

Read more….

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Imbolc Correspondences

Date: February 2

Names: Imbolc, Imbolg, Oimealg, Brids day

Imbolc is a Greater or White Sabbat

It symbolizes fire and purification, the quickening of the earth, and flows of milk for the young Sun God.

Read more….

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Imbolc – First Day of Spring -Plants Beloved of Brigid/ Danu’s Irish Herb Garden

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Prayers to Brighid
Anon
These are some prayers to Brighid that I adapted from prayers to the Irish Saint Brigid. Comments are welcome.

Kindling The Fire
This morning, as I kindle the flame upon my hearth, I pray that the flame of Brighid may burn in my soul, and the souls of all I meet today.
I pray that no envy and malice, no hatred or fear, may smother the flame.
I pray that indifference and apathy, contempt and pride, may not pour like cold water on the flame.
Instead, may the spark of Brighid light the love in my soul, that it may burn brightly through the day.
And may I warm those that are lonely, whose hearts are cold and lifeless, so that all may know the comfort of Brighid’s love.

Covering The Fire
Brighid, preserve the fire, as You preserve us all.
Brighid, may its warmth remain in our midst, as You are always among us.
Brighid, may it rise to life in the morning, as You raise us to life.

Pagan Library

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Imbolc/ Clare

Imbolc is also known as Candlemas or Brigid’s Day. This point on the wheel of the year focuses on the return of spring. It marks the transformation of the goddess from crone to maiden.

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EarthSky News: Groundhog Day is an astronomy holiday

Groundhog Day is a cross-quarter day
Every February 2 since 1887, a groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, has made his weather prediction, based on the appearance of the sun. Either it’s sunny and he sees his shadow, which, in folklore, means six more weeks of winter. Or it’s cloudy, and the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, meaning an early spring.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Seeking Brighid’s Healing During Imbolc
JANUARY 30, 2022 BY GWYN


Somehow, it seems fitting that I write about seeking Brighid’s healing at this moment. I’m still learning how to navigate a world that no longer includes three members of my family.

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Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Imbolc

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Inner Journey:

IT’S OKAY TO DREAM!

“Don’t discard your fantasies as merely wishful thinking. Honor them as messages from the deepest part of your being about what you can do and directions you can choose.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

What are your deepest heart-felt desires, dreams and visions?

Our deepest desires and dreams align with the essence of who we are. The more we align with that essence, the more our life holds meaning, purpose and fulfilment. Do you have a sense of your destiny?

“Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”
— Dale E. Turner

“Everybody builds a dream in their lifetime. You’re either going to build your dream, or somebody else’s. So build your own!”
— Christopher LaBrec

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Goat Cheese

You need just 4 ingredients for this bubbling hot, cheesy, baked goat cheese appetizer. Serve fresh out of the oven with crostini or garlic bread for dipping.

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New Age Hipster: IMBOLC TAROT SPREAD FOR CONNECTING WITH BRIGID

Imbolc is an amazing time of the year. It’s all about those cold days with just a hint of spring in the air.

The days get slightly longer and the inspiration to get moving on your goals kicks in again.

Read more…….

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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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 1, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 1, 2022

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Welcome to February! 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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February Quotes

“The Snow-drop, Winter’s timid child,
Awakes to life, bedew’d with tears.”

  • Mary Robinson

gardendigest.com

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February Events

Jan 31/ Feb 1 New Moon 9:46 pm PST/ 10:46 pmMST/ 12:46 am EST

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc

Feb 3. Mercury Goes Direct!

Feb 14. Valentines Day

Feb 16 Full “Quickening” Moon 8:56 am PST/ 9:56 am MST/ 11:56 am EST

Feb 18 Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

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Spirit Library: Transmutation
Kate Spreckley


Solar activity increased dramatically over the weekend bringing a powerful wave of transmutation flooding across the planet. This energy is preparing us for tomorrows New Moon and the activation of the 2222 portal which opens on Tuesday.

Read more….

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from The Stitching Witch: Imbolc Simmer Pot Spell

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Spirituality & Health: The Lunar Tao
REVIEW BY VICTORIA SANDERS


Deng Ming-Dao’s Lunar Tao is an evergreen reference. Coinciding with the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, its pages are numbered for 360 days with five additional pages to describe the five lunar phases

Read more….

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Learn Religions: How to Take a Cleansing Ritual Bath

Imbolc is known as a time of purification and cleansing. A great way to incorporate this into your magical practice is to take a ritual cleansing bath. The purpose of a ritual cleansing is to not only clean the body,

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MBG: Everything You Should Know If You Pull The Empress Card In A Tarot Reading

From giving you insight into your past or future to offering advice for the present, tarot readings are a great way to tap into the power of divination (and your own intuition). Your traditional deck includes 78 cards, with the Empress card representing all things feminine. Here’s what to know if you pull this card in a reading.

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A Temple of Trees/ Danu’s Irish Herb Garden

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February Birthstone : Amethyst
Birthstone Color: Purple

If gazing into the sparkling purple depths of an Amethyst suffuses you with a sense of powerful well being, this is only to be expected. The ancient Greeks believed that this gemstone held many powers, among them protection against intoxication. In fact, the word Amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos,” meaning sober. In ancient Greece……

Read more…….

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Elephant Journal: 4 Ways to Glow with the Moon’s Flow this Lunar New Year. {February 1}

If the New Moon could talk, its advice might be to slow down.
It might say, “stop pushing and go with the flow” or “didn’t you know there’s no such thing as the right time?”

Read more….

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Treehugger: How to Sustainably Relocate a Beehive
Moving bees from an unwanted spot can be done humanely.

Removing and relocating a beehive is sometimes necessary—though we recommend avoiding it if you can.

Many people have a fear of bees. But know that unless their hive is endangered, bees are not defensive and will rarely attack.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Visible planets, stars, moon, more, late January and February

Find these visible planets in late January and February 2022:

Venus
Jupiter
Saturn
Mercury
Mars

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Organizing the Magical Library
JANUARY 31, 2022 BY ASH


One thing is for certain about the occult community: we love books. I think it’s pretty safe to say that most of us own at least a couple dozen books on paganism and occult. But what about those who own upwards of a hundred or more magical volumes?

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Pagan Playlist: Dzivia – Flower Maiden

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Inner Journey:

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

“It is never about how good your voice is; it is only about feeling the urge to sing, and then having the courage to do it with the voice you are given.”
— Katie in ‘True to Form’ by Elizabeth Berg

How often have you allowed fear and your inner critic to stop you from doing something you were inspired to do?

Helen Keller said, “Life is either a grand adventure or nothing.” When we allow fear and criticism to stop us in our tracks, we give up that grand adventure. What a waste!

“Be an all-out, not a hold-out.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Always listen to your doubts.

Not just because they might teach you of your fears, but because, sometimes, they might teach you of your wisdom.

Lovin’ it all,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Traditional Lunar New Year Foods for the Year of the Tiger


Lunar New Year is a time for festive foods, whether you’re celebrating Chinese New Year, Vietnamese Tet, or Korean New Year, called Seollal. Read on to learn more about what foods to make and how to celebrate.

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Magical Correspondences for February

Nature Spirits: House Faeries
Herbs: Balm of Gilead; Hyssop; Myrrh; Sage &Spikenard
Colours: Light Blue & Violet
Flowers: Primrose
Scents: Heliotrope & Wisteria
Stones: Amethyst; Jasper & Rock Crystal
Trees: Cedar; Laurel & Rowan
Animals: Otter & Unicorn
Birds: Chickadee & Eagle
Deities: Aphrodite; Brigit; Demeter; Diana; Juno; Kuan Yin &Persephone

Accepting responsibility for past errors; Forgiving; Growth; Healing; Loving the Self; Making Future Plans &Purification

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Daily Wisdom
February 1, 2022

Instinct
“Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.”

-George Bernard Shaw


We know what is good for us. That’s common sense. We don’t even have to think about it. When we apply that same common sense, that same instinct, to the big things in our lives then they can come just as easily, just as effortlessly for us. The universe is made up of infinite intelligence, and we can tap into it if we would just get out of our own way

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

Things may be going fine but you’ll still be able to find something to be disappointed about. Rather than looking on the glum side of things, take a walk in the sunshine or at least get some fresh air and make an effort to be more objective. Full-blown optimism may be beyond you today, but you can balance your mood by noticing and maybe making a list of all those things that are going right.

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 31, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 31, 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

“Moonless winter night—
a billow of rising fog
hides the distant pines”

  • Lenard D. Moore

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: Pushed to Trust Your Intuition
Kate Spreckley


Collectively we are moving through a seemingly chaotic and turbulent evolutionary process which is birthing a new paradigm within our world. This new paradigm is triggering the breakdown and dissolution of the old structures which have contained our human consciousness for thousands of years.

Read more….

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Preparing for Imbolc 🌱 Ideas DIY’s and Rituals

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Spirituality & Health: Refresh Body and Spirit With a Moon Practice

Does your New Year’s Resolution feel like a distant memory? The moon provides a monthly fresh start.

Despite our New Year’s Resolutions, January isn’t really the best time to start a new habit. It is the darkest, coldest time of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere, and it is a notoriously hard time for our collective health—and that was true long before we were mired in a global pandemic.

Read more….

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Imbolc/Candlemas February 1-2/ from The Goddess & The Green Man

Imbolc, in the Celtic seasonal calendar marks the beginning of the lambing season and signals the beginning of Spring and the stirrings of new life. It is Feile Brighde, the ‘quickening of the year’.

Read more….

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MBG: The Moon In Aquarius & More Make This A Big Week For New Perspectives & Possibilities

The first month of 2022 is almost done—here’s what you need to know for January’s final week, according to the AstroTwins.
Tuesday, February 1, the year’s only new moon in Aquarius reboots a universal sense of wonder, and not a moment too soon.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Witchy DIY’s on a budget 🌲 Extra Enchanted 🌲 Forestcore

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Elephant Journal: 5 Events that can Inspire a Spiritual Awakening.

Ask anyone what they want most and the overwhelming majority will answer, why, happiness, of course.
Obviously, what constitutes happiness varies, slightly, from person to person, but regardless, there is an underlying expectation that life should offer what it is we ultimately seek.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Ecuador Expands Protected Galapagos Marine Reserve by More Than 23,000 Square Miles
The reserve now protects 76,448 square miles of marine habitat.

Ecuador recently announced it would protect more than 23,000 square miles (60,000 square kilometers) of ocean between the Galapagos Marine Reserve and Costa Rica.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Caelum and Columba in January and February

Columba the Dove and Caelum the Chisel are dim Southern Hemisphere constellations that some northerners can glimpse on January and February evenings.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Wild Hunt in a Witches Wood
JANUARY 28, 2022 BY RAVEN WOOD

Through the years I have seen and heard things in these woods that I could never explain, the dark season and the Wild Hunt by far are when I’ve seen the most. Winter here is stunningly beautiful, a snow-covered forest, snowbanks sparkling like crystals, and icicles that never end….

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Pagan Playlist: FAUN – Baldur (Official Video)

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Inner Journey:

LIVE LIFE FULLY

“Time is life. It is irreversible and irreplaceable. To waste your time is to waste your life, but to master your time is to master your life and make the most of it.”
— Alan Lakein

Refuse to feel USED by life! Make full use of it instead.

To do this, we initially need to take control of the time of our lives. Time management is life management, from the inside out. It’s an INSIDE job. You already have everything you need. You have the power to create a life of meaning, fulfillment and joy.

Your challenge is to find what works for you! Review the literature but make your own decisions. To do this, you’ll need to:

Get to know yourself — your desires and passions, rhythms, styles, challenges, needs and habits.

Be aware that you always have choice. Claim your independence and power to choose what is right for your life, moment by moment.

“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
— M. Scott Peck

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes I laugh so hard it starts a hurricane amongst far-off stars.

Sometimes, I grin so wide it causes earthquakes on distant planets.

And sometimes, when I feel so happy I could float, worlds are born, continents rise, and oceans surge.

But never, ever, ever, do I lay so much as a finger on planet Earth. Because there, my work is long over, and yours has just begun.

Yo, Ho, Ho!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Raghavan’s Uppama

This savory porridge, breakfast fare in South Indian kitchens, is my childhood favorite. A bit like polenta but made with creamy wheat cereal, it brings absolute satisfaction during my down-and-out days.

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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 31, 2022

Instinct
“It is our business to go as we are impelled.”

-D.H. Lawrence


We are attracted to what we are attracted to for a reason. We want what we want for a reason. We are drawn in a certain direction for a reason. These are all clues as to our purpose in life. Our instincts work to bring us to our desires. They don’t come to us so much as we go to them through our actions and efforts

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

Expect the unexpected, in fact don’t even expect that much. Today could be a wild ride, and you may instigate some of it in the spirit of fun, suggests the Fool card. Play it safe and stay out of trouble if you can, but it could be hard at times. Don’t fret over any little mistakes today. By tonight or at least tomorrow it may be hard to tell who made them if anyone even recalls them.

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 28, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 28, 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 trees down the boulevard stand naked in thought,
Their abundant summery wordage silenced, caught
In the grim undertow; naked the trees confront
Implacable winter’s long, cross-questioning brunt.”

  • D. H. Lawrence, Winter in the Boulevard, 1916

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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Pioneer Thinking: Planting Lavender is an Easy Spring Garden Project

Planting lavender is a great way to start off the spring gardening season. A little effort now will pay off for years to come as this low maintenance perennial yields its aromatic and useful blossoms.

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IMBOLC FIRE AND ICE SPELL/ Mickie Mueller

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Spirituality & Health: I Ching Divination for Tackling Overwhelm
BY SARAH BOWEN

Focus on a dilemma or stressor, then use the ancient text to interpret coin tosses in order to resolve it.

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Daily OM: Silence
Vast and Potent

Silence can make us nervous thinking we need to fill the void, but there is immense strength in silence.

All sounds, from a whisper to a classical symphony, arise out of silence and disappear into silence. But silence is always there beneath sound and is the space where sound can exist.

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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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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Fairy Herbal for the Aquarius New Moon
by Kathy Crabbe

This painting is from my upcoming Fairy Herbal oracle deck and is ruled by the zodiac sign of Aquarius.
 
Her affirmation is: I make wishes come true.
 
Starflower is a showy, night-blooming wild flower native to North America and related to Dogwood and Hydrangea. Starflower Fairy helps one find lost objects, break hexes, keep secrets and for protection. Anoint a hankie with her sap to grant your wishes. Dry her bark for incense to consecrate your books.

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Treehugger: The Story Behind Kudzu, the Vine That’s Still Eating the South

If you’ve ever taken a road trip through Georgia or Alabama, you’ve noticed the expansive fields of kudzu from which towering leafy figures emerge. These surreal “kudzu monsters” are fascinating to look at, but their comical appearance belies a sobering ecological reality.

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars and Venus, morning of January 29

On the morning of January 29, 2022, the old moon – a waning crescent – will join Venus and Mars. Brilliant Venus, far-dimmer Mars and the glowing crescent moon will form an intriguing and picturesque celestial line-up, low in the east before sunrise. So don’t forget to take a photo and submit it to us!

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Patheos-Pagan: Astonished & Influential Witches Yesterday & Today
JANUARY 19, 2022 BY JASON MANKEY

Post-Yuletide can be a little blah, so how about some questions from friends and readers? In this edition of the mailbag I tackle recent trends in Paganism that would astonish stalwarts such as Gerald Gardner & Doreen Valiente.

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Pagan Playlist: Basque Folk Song ⨳ Txistu egin (feat. Dunure) ⨳ by Tartalo Music & Ian Fontova

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Inner Journey:

CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION

“If we want to be compassionate we must be conscious of the words we use. We must both speak and listen from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

Conscious communication requires us to be truly present to what is occurring. When we are unconscious, we both speak to and react to others out of habit. And in the face of what we perceive as someone’s judgment and criticism, we automatically (and unconsciously) defend, withdraw or attack.

To communicate consciously requires attention to two areas:

  1. I need to speak from awareness of what I am perceiving, feeling and needing, and
  2. Through watching and listening, I need to be aware of those same needs in others.

“When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Disappointment, without anger, is the mark of an old soul.

Not being disappointed is the mark of a really old soul.

And trusting life so thoroughly that every step on its path is valued more than where it was supposed to take you, is the mark of eternal youth.

You hottie

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Taco Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Poblano peppers are stuffed with ground meat and Spanish rice and baked in a tomato-based sauce with a sprinkling of cheese. American comfort food done up Latin-American style.

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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 28, 2022

Decisions
“Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.”

-Gordon Graham


In a state of indecision we can’t move – we’re stuck, stagnant. Indecision weighs us down. Indecision hurts us by wasting our time, and the time of everyone around us who is affected by the indecision. But decision, even if it’s a tough decision, moves us forward. We are clear and concise and those around us know where we stand so that they can make their own decisions with more knowledge of the overall situation

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Be ambitious today, in a subtle way, and meet with a lot of cooperation and good will. Your ambition does not have to be grandiose. Concentrate on small projects and sweep away a lot of loose ends and complete things that have been long lingering. Act and speak with authority, and be fully respected. Do as much as you can today, and don’t look back.

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 27, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 27, 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 gray is here,
Like a sexton by her grave;
February bears the bier,
March with grief doth howl and rave,
And April weeps-but, O ye hours!
Follow with May’s fairest flowers.”

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley, Dirge for the Year

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: Pulling Inward
Kate Spreckley


We are being called to shift and change that which no longer serves us and to choose differently so that we may align more powerfully with the new. As a result, we are being asked to reflect and assess ourselves, our lives, our behaviours and our habits.

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What is a familiar?/ Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Spirituality & Health: A Ritual for an Imbolc New Moon
BY JULIE PETERS

Next week, a new moon coincides with Imbolc—the traditional Gaelic celebration of the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Perform this ritual for new beginnings

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The Pagan Library: House Cleansing David Piper

To be performed during at the New Moon, but may be performed at any time in need.

You will need a new white Candle (any size with holder), small bowls for Water and Salt, and a large bowl of water as well, and the censer and an appropriate incense. (Choose one that brings to your mind qualities you wish to have in your home.)

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MBG: How To Use Carnelian For Inspiration, Confidence, Creativity & More

Carnelian is one of those crystals that’s as beautiful as it is versatile—and whether you need a creativity boost or a bit more confidence, this is one stone to reach for. Here’s what to know about carnelian, from benefits to uses, plus how to take care of it, according to experts.

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Sif | Goddess of Hearthfire and Wife of Thor

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Elephant Journal: If You Feel Like You Don’t Belong—You May be a Starseed.

“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” ~ Carl Sagan, “Cosmos”

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Every element in the human body—such as hydrogen, helium, oxygen, calcium, carbon, and nitrogen—has come from deep within the core of stars.

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Treehugger:

Chaparral Biome: Locations, Plants, and Climate
This hot and dry biome is home to many diverse plants and wildlife.

Chaparral is one of the Earth’s major biomes. These areas undergo long, hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters, but they vary a great deal from one another. Chaparrals can include forests, shrublands, grasslands, and savannas, depending on their location and topography.

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EarthSky News: Venus brightest for 2022 around now

Venus brightest around February 9
Venus is the brightest planet. But it’s blazingly bright in early 2022, at its brightest for this year. You can’t miss it! Look in the sunrise direction on any clear morning around now. When it’s this bright, Venus appears as an eerily eye-catching beacon, low in the dawn sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: It’s OK to Enjoy Stuff
JANUARY 25, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT

People like what they like and they don’t need anybody’s permission or blessing to enjoy it.

Still, sometimes we get the idea that some things are “too juvenile” for adults, or “beneath” spiritual people, or “improper” for people who are seriously devoted to their religious traditions.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Fade Under – A Tergo Lupi (tagelharpa & ritual drum – Dark Folk)

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Inner Journey:

DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

“At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.”
— Dr. Paul Tournier

How do you see yourself as unlovable?

Take a few minutes to write down why you perceive yourself to be unlovable. Look at the list and see if you can identify where those characterizations originated. Can you pinpoint old messages from parents, teachers, and friends that led you to negative conclusions about yourself? Are those messages valid today?

The beliefs we adopt as children usually don’t hold when we view them objectively as adults. Can you let them go? Can you begin to see yourself as a unique expression of life, a genuine gift to the world?

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

“Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities.”
— Dalai Lama

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

For every day that goes by, I renew my promises.

And apart from spinning, twirling, and somersaulting as often as possible, they include slaying your dragons, granting your wishes, and basically showing you a really fine time.

Really, really fine.

Your promise was to let me.

There’s nothing we can’t do,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Milk Bread

Use your sour milk to make a loaf of bread that everyone will enjoy. A simple, easy bread machine recipe.

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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 27, 2022

Decisions
“I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side.”

-Katharine Butler Hathaway


A lot of people know the strategy of making a list of “pros” and “cons” when making a decision – but this helps us to sort things out a little differently, a little more creatively. Fear tends to make us fall into indecision, or no decision. Creativity may involve risk, and change, and it can move us towards action and progress.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You have great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.

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 26, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 26, 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 door was shut, as doors should be,
Before you went to bed last night;
Yet Jack Frost has got in, you see,
And left your window silver white.

He must have waited till you slept;
And not a single word he spoke,
But pencilled o’er the panes and crept
Away again before you woke.

And now you cannot see the hills
Nor fields that stretch beyond the lane;
But there are fairer things than these
His fingers traced on every pane.”

  • Gabriel Setoun, Jack Frost

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: Do Things Differently
Kate Spreckley


As we move into the final days of January the incoming energies are inspiring us to get focused, organized, and clear. We are creating and constructing the foundation needed for a new way of being in the world and as such must consider, assess, and reevaluate the structures currently in place in our lives.

Read more….

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Britain’s Legendary Creatures & Cryptids | England

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Spirituality & Health: The Four Aspects of Love
BY THICH NHAT HANH

The Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist, who died Saturday at the age of 95, stressed that training is needed in order to love properly

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MBG: An Intro To Coleus Plants + How To Keep Yours Looking Colorful & Bright

Already planning next year’s garden? Coleus plants make for colorful and almost criminally low-maintenance additions to any outdoor display. These tropical beauties are quick to grow and easy to propagate from seed or cutting. Here’s how to keep this plant looking its best and brightest, according to horticulture experts.

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Moody Moons: Imbolc Ritual for Solitary Witches

This Imbolc ritual for solitaries incorporates all the warmest symbols of winter. Soft candlelight, hot cocoa, and, of course, a freshly cleaned hearth and home!

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Elephant Journal: 2022: What to Expect from the Year of the Water Tiger.

In the Chinese zodiac wheel, the tiger is the third animal in the 12-year cycle.
In the Chinese zodiac story, Tiger was the third animal to arrive across the river in “the great race.” In other Chinese folklore, Tiger had been overlooked, pacing in the shadow of the lion. But the forceful, large cat was soon noticed as a warrior in the forest, combatting all triumphantly in its path

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Treehugger: Half a Million Acres of the Scottish Highlands Will Be Rewilded

An ambitious rewilding project will play a major role in restoring Scotland’s natural environment. Over thirty years, an initiative run by the charity Trees for Life will link up a huge swath of 500,000 acres, known as the Affric Highlands, as one vast nature recovery area.

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EarthSky News: Monoceros: Capture a glimpse of the Unicorn

Unicorns may not exist on Earth, but they do exist in the heavens. Monoceros the Unicorn is a constellation that Dutch cartographer Petrus Plancius created in the early 1600s. The Unicorn is in a good position for viewing in the ….

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Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: At The Crossroads of Time

The world is in upheaval. Society is in flux.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The order is rapidly fadin’
For the times they are a-changin’

~ Bob Dylan

The status quo is no longer sustainable, we are at the crossroads of changing times.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Thurnin – Menhir (2021) (Full Album Premiere)

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Inner Journey:

ATTACHMENT

“The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be broken, the bird cannot fly.”
— Saint John of the Cross

“Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
— Thomas Merton

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”
— Zen Saying

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Daily, hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second, you are admired by eyes in the unseen.

You are deeply understood. Your actions and inactions are honored. Your thoughts and deeds are saluted. Even your fears and challenges are admired, along with the courage it took to choose them. (Yeah, you chose them.)

Having a connection with a soul as adventurous as yours gives all of us here reason to party like “the roof is on fire.” Even though we usually don’t have roofs….

Thanks from this side of the curtains,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Bok Choy Salad Recipes You’ll Love

Put your bok choy to good use by whipping up a healthy, fresh-tasting, and satisfying salad. The crisp-tasting leafy green, a staple ingredient in many Asian cuisines

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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 26, 2022

Decisions
“The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillations, and the effect of decisiveness itself “makes things go” and creates confidence.”

-Anne O’Hare McCormick


There’s a lot to be said for making decisions quickly. When we go with our gut, follow our instincts, our decisions usually turn out to be good ones. But sometimes if we think too much, or over-analyze the situation, we just confuse ourselves. A quick decision saves time and energy.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

However the day goes, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself by noticing how big a part is played by beauty in your daily existence. There is no such thing as a senseless act of kindness, since it has such power to feed and empower your soul. You can salvage the messiest situation or cheer up the unhappiest person by appreciating the wonders that are all around us.

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 25, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 25, 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 birds are gone, The ground is white,
The winds are wild, They chill and bite;
The ground is thick with slush and sleet,
And I barely feel my feet.”

  • Winter Poems

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: Moment of Choice
Kate Spreckley


For most of this month we have been encouraged to discard our old ways and to embrace new perspectives, new understandings and finally a new beginning. As a result, many have been pushed into places and spaces which are challenging and uncomfortable as we face the realization that real change is needed.

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Spiritual morning routine | cozy rituals & productive habits to start the day

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Spirituality & Health: 7 Daily Shinto Rituals BY AZUMI UCHITANI
Purification is the most important principle in Shinto, a Japanese tradition based on the belief that there are millions of powerful local spirits in nature

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Learn Religions:

Vesta (Roman)
This hearth goddess of Rome was the one who watched over home and family. As a hearth goddess, she was the keeper of the fire and sacred flame. Offerings were thrown into the household fires to seek omens from the future. Vesta is similar in many aspects to Brighid, particularly in her position as a goddess of both home/family and of divination.

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MBG: 9 Unique Ways To Use Clear Quartz On Your Spiritual Journey

If you’re at all into crystals, odds are, you have a piece of clear quartz or two in your collection. But how much do you actually know about this popular stone and how to use it? We asked the experts so you don’t have to—here’s what they had to say.

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Pagan Library: Brigit’s Blue Ass Of Inspiration Ritual For Imbolg /Cory Cochran

The month of February, truly a month of ice in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, is a dormant time, when all life and activity appears to be…yawn…low-key and rather boring. The following ritual is dedicated to the goddess Brigit, who tends the fire in the hearth, and in this case the hearth where inspiration burns. If you’ve felt uninspired during the “dark times” of Winter,

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Daily Good: Prayer for the Earth: An Indigenous Response to these Times

In his lifetime Stan Rushworth, an elder of Cherokee descent who was raised by his grandfather, has seen a river die, animals disappear, and the proliferation of box stores. The devastation of climate change is not new to him – his elders have been telling him about it all of his life. The traditional indigenous wisdom that is needed now is looking at how indigenous populations have managed to survive a 95% population reduction through destruction and genocide. He calls on us all to come back to right relationship, to be sorrowful for what is happening, because without this we have lost our humanity. And yet we cannot stop with the sorrow and tears because “there’s too much work to be done” and we must figure out together how to do that work. { read more }

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Treehugger: 10 Intriguing Tahoe Rim Trail Facts

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a long-distance hiking trail that circumnavigates one of the world’s oldest lakes—Lake Tahoe, thought to be more than 2 million years old1—in the devastatingly scenic Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges

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EarthSky News: Visible planets, stars, moon, more, late January and February

Find these visible planets in late January and February 2022:

Venus
Jupiter
Saturn
Mercury
Mars

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Patheos-Pagan: A clear concise intention is vital for spells and life
ANN TRIP

This month the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, New Jersey’s focus is on the meaning of intention. This is part of the January Soul Matters’ theme of “Living with Intention.”

Intention is essentially your goal, what you want to happen. When Pagans prepare spells, we put our intent into them. I try to explain this to the mundane people by comparing spell work to ‘enhanced’ prayer.

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Pagan Playlist: Dzivia – Dzikaje Palavańnie (Wild Hunt)

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Inner Journey:

THE POWER OF SILENCE

“Growth takes place in a person by working at a deep inner level in a sustained atmosphere of silence.”
— Dr. Ira Progoff

How can we hear our wise voice of intuition if we are always thinking, talking and distracted by outer events?

If we take time daily to experience physical stillness and to direct our attention inside, we can begin to find the peace, love, will and wisdom that exist as our essence.

“Only when one is connected to one’s own core is one connected to others… And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be refound through solitude.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way.”
— Angeles Arrien

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Isn’t it odd? Of all the people in all the world who are starting to “get it,” how few actually give it to themselves.

I think it’s because they forget to live it.

Live it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Try this recipe for Imbolc

Today’s Recipe: Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Moist poppyseed muffins with a hint of lemon come alive with a tart lemon glaze. So good you can’t eat just one! You can substitute yogurt for the sour cream, if desired.

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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 25, 2022

Decisions
“Choice of attention – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”

-W.H. Auden


We decide where we put our attention, and wherever we put our attention grows, and becomes more important in our lives. We decide how to spend our days, what to read, where to go, what to say and with whom to talk. All of that has some affect on our inner life. We can feel it; we can see the results

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

People may come to you for help in making a difficult decision or two. This will be second nature to you and no decision will be beyond your capabilities. The World is not so big that it can hold choices you are unable to make or decisions that could overwhelm you. Be exceptionally confident, capable, and at ease in public and private sectors today.

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 24, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 24, 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

“O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire,
What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn
Dismayed, and think thy snow a sculptured urn
Of death! Far sooner in midsummer tire
The streams than under ice. June could not hire
Her roses to forego the strength they learn
In sleeping on thy breast.”

  • Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnets: January

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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Spiritual Unite: WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOU SEE A CROW

Spiritual meaning of seeing a crow – When you see a crow, you might be asking yourself, ‘why did I see a crow?’ or ‘what do crows symbolize in my life?’

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Set Up an Imbolc Altar with Me/ Scarlet Ravenswood

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Spirituality & Health: 6 Holistic Tips for Unhealthy Perfectionism
BY RACHEL ALLYN

Constantly thinking about your to-do list? Have unrelenting expectations for yourself and think you don’t have time to read about it? Welcome! This article is for you

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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.

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MBG: Ambition Will Go Into Overdrive This Week & Astrologers Want You To Roll With It

It’s only a few weeks into the new year, but astrologers say the time is right to make major moves towards your 2022 goals. Here’s your horoscope.

On Monday, January 24, momentum-building Mars high-steps into Capricorn, sending us all into ambition overload.

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The Thin Line Between Love and Obsession – Echo and Narcissus

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Elephant Journal: 10 Quotes to Commemorate the loving memory of Thich Nhat Hanh.

“Our true nature is the nature of no birth and no death. Only when we touch our true nature can we transcend the fear of non-being, the fear of annihilation. An American friend, whose name is Elly Kleinman, said to me ‘Nothing is born, nothing dies.’ Although he did not practice as a Buddhist but as a company owner, he found the same truth the Buddha discovered.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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I remember the first time I read a quote by Thich Nhat Hanh.

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EarthSky News: Procyon: The Little Dog Star

It’s hard to think of Procyon – the Little Dog Star – without also thinking of the other Dog Star, Sirius. If you’re looking at the right time of the year (or right time of the night), you can always find Sirius because it’s the sky’s brightest star.

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Patheos-Pagan: Connecting to Gods for Whom There is Little Lore
JANUARY 23, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


A question I hear from time to time asks “how do I connect to a God for whom there is little or no lore?”

On one hand, this question shows the importance of stories in religious practice. In ancient times these stories were passed down from parent to child, and from traveler to host. In our time they’re mostly passed down through books

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Pagan Playlist: Grounding to Mother Gaia 🌍 Shaman Drum Journey, Gong & Nature ROOT Chakra Meditation Music

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Inner Journey:

JUDGMENT CREATES

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
— Mother Teresa

We know the power of thoughts to create. Consider, then, the impact of our judgments. When we judge someone critically, those judgments have the power to affect the one being judged, if they are open to our perceptions. This is the case even when we don’t say what we’re thinking.

For example, if I judge someone to be fat, and that individual perceives him or herself to be fat and is sensitive to the opinions of others, my thoughts will reinforce their ‘fat’ experience.

Being aware of the impact of our judgments helps us let go of our tendency to judge.

“There are three kinds of violence: one, through our deeds; two, through our words; and three, through our thoughts. …The root of all violence is in the world of thoughts, and that is why training the mind is so important.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe

Excusez-moi, but celestial protocol usually involves either a nod, a wink, or at the very least an acknowledging sideways glance while peering over your sunglasses, whenever a life-changing miracle is performed on your behalf.

And I’m quite sure you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Oh, you’re welcome.

Anytime. Anytime at all. Literally.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Traditional Lunar New Year Foods for the Year of the Tiger


Lunar New Year is a time for festive foods, whether you’re celebrating Chinese New Year, Vietnamese Tet, or Korean New Year, called Seollal. Read on to learn more about what foods to make and how to celebrate.

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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 24, 2022

Decisions
“Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.”

-José Ortega y Gasset
Every moment we’re making decisions. Some decisions are small and some are big, but they all lead us to right where we are. If past decisions have led us to this place, it follows that future decisions will lead us further down the road. So, where do we want to go? Think about it and then decide!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

You have great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 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 night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me
And I cannot, cannot go.
The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow.
And the storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.
Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing dear can move me;
I will not, cannot go.”

  • Emily Bronte, Spellbound

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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: Restore & Recharge
Kate Spreckley


The beginning of this year is about reviewing, assessing, and integrating the radical shifts and inner transformations that have occurred. The incoming energies have moved us deeply within and encouraged us to explore how our inner transformations can be translated into our external reality in a balanced way

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The Green Witch: The Story of How I Became a Witch

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Soothing Crystals for Anxiety
BY ELINA ALLAI
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Sleep with lepidolite, wear a black tourmaline pendant, and carry mangano calcite to tap into these crystals’ power to soothe anxiety

Work with healing crystals for anxiety and tap into their power for relaxation, protection, and self-love.

If the bad news is that anxiety levels are high, the good news is there has never been so much help available in so many different forms. Many crystals have high vibrational energies, and crystals for anxiety work to calm the mind and soothe fear, dread, and unease.

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Learn Religions: 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.

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MBG: Ready For Aquarius Season? 7 Ways To Welcome The Powerful Energy Shift

The Sun visits a new zodiac sign every 30 days or so. During each “season” everyone feels the influence of the prevailing astrological energy. Aquarius season 2022 begins January 19 and ends February 18.

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Today’s DIY: Let’s make an IMBOLC WREATH!!!

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The Celtic Month of Rowan: Jan. 21- Feb. 17

The Rowan tree is also known as the Mountain Ash and is a member of the rose family. They can be found growing among ancient settlements and ruins in Europe where they grow “like weeds”, although many of these trees were planted there as well. Rowans can grow almost anywhere and do well in poor soil, which would explain their growth in many areas! It grows well at high altitudes.

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Daily OM: The Weight of Objects
Clearing a Space for Change

We hold onto material objects because we think they make us feel secure, when in reality they are cluttering our lives.

In life, we tend to have an easier time acquiring possessions than we do getting rid of them.

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EarthSky News: Aquarius? Here’s your constellation

Lying on our sky’s dome between the constellations Capricornus and Pisces, Aquarius the Water Bearer can be tricky to pick out. There aren’t many bright stars in this constellation, and you’ll need a dark sky to get a good look of it. It’s one of the 12 constellations of the zodiac, though, and that means the sun, moon and planets occasionally or regularly pass within its boundaries.

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Patheos-Pagan: Seeing the Reality of Gods, Spirits, and Magic
JOHN BECKETT

Last week’s post What Is Seen Cannot Be Unseen was very well received. There were numerous comments – here, on Facebook, and especially on Twitter, which is unusual for me – from people who told their stories of crossing lines they can no longer uncross… though some tried.

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Pagan Playlist: FAUN – Odin (feat. Einar Selvik / WARDRUNA & Martin Seeberg)

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Inner Journey:

REMOVE THE FILTERS

“You got to look at things with the eye in your heart, not with the eye in your head.”
— Lame Deer, Medicine Man of the Oglala people

Whenever we’re thinking, our experience is being filtered through our minds. For example, when I say to myself, “What a beautiful sunset!” I am not fully experiencing the sunset because I am involved with the words in my mind.

Explore letting go of the thoughts, the words, and connecting directly with your experiences. Tune in to the silence and the sensations in your body. Be aware of the spaciousness this brings because this is truly living in the present moment.

Being present doesn’t mean that we have to abandon thinking entirely. That’s not feasible, of course. But we can experiment with what it’s like to stop thinking once in a while!

“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
— Hans Margolius

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A Note from the Universe

Intention is your gig.

Miracles are mine.

Symbiotically,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Lemon Chicken Soup Recipes That Are Full of Citrus Flavor

Lemon juice adds bright flavor to these comforting chicken soups. In this collection of our best lemon chicken soup recipes, you’ll find traditional favorites

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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 21, 2022

Risk
“He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.”

-Thomas Fuller


The only thing that holds us back from taking a risk is fear. When we let go of fear we let in love. There are risks everywhere, everyday. We have the choice to disengage, to hide in fear – or to embrace the opportunity and see what happens. Life is meant to be lived, and experienced, and embraced.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

The biggest danger you face today is being aloof and thus fail to see an approaching problem. This can cost you the chance to intercept the difficulty and minimize it, if not avoid it all together. Pay attention without getting paranoid, and take nothing and no one for granted. Danger may not lurk within every single shadow, but a small misstep can sometimes cause problems that are way out of proportion to the cause.

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/