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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 20, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 20, 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

“You’d be so lean, that blast of January
Would blow you through and through. Now, my fair’st friend,
I would I had some flowers o’ the spring that might
Become your time of day.”

  • William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, Act IV Scene 4

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: Clear Distractions & Old Habits
Kate Spreckley


Everything we have endured over the past few years has facilitated the gradual embodiment of our soul and accelerated our healing, growth, and personal evolution. This has resulted in a shift in perspective and an expansion of our awareness, which has revealed what is truly important.

Read more….

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Rhodopis: The Original Cinderella – Egyptian Mythology

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Spirituality & Health: Becoming Moon-imals
BY SARAH BOWEN

A surprising number of myths offer animal connections to the moon. What might we gain from considering ourselves in the same way?

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Recipes for the Imbolc Sabbat

Imbolc is a great time of fire and feasting. It’s the celebration of the goddess Brighid, guardian of the hearth and homefires, as well as the season of the Lupercalia, and of the spring lambing season. For this sabbat, celebrate with foods that honor the hearth and home —breads, grains, and vegetables stored from fall

Read more….

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MBG: The Mantra You Need For 2022, Based On Your Vedic Astrology Moon Sign

If your 2022 has been off to a lackluster start, there’s still time for things to change…for the better. According to Vedic astrology—separate from Western Astrology—the New Year actually takes place on Ugadi (meaning a “new era”), which is April 1. On this day every year, the creator Brahma speaks a “new era” into being.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Craft Takeout | DIY MACRAMÉ FEATHER EARRINGS

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Pagan Library: Candle Magic
Sorita

From above to below
Flows the pattern of perfection
From desire to manifestation
Flows the pattern of Magick
From within to without
Flows the pattern of my will

Candle magick is probably one of the simplest forms of magick to get started with. You need nothing but the candle and fire to light it with. Candle magick can also be seen to be complete within itself, as the body of the candle is made up from the elements of Earth, Air and Water. To complete you need fire and spirit. Fire is easy, and Spirit can be represented by the wick of the candle, as the wick is where the potential of the candle lies and will be unfolded with. With the candle lit, the flame of your intent will burn

Read more….

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Treehugger: Female Jaguars Use Hide and Flirt Tactics to Protect Their Cubs

With many big cats, adult males will attack and kill cubs. In order to protect their babies from those predators, female jaguars use various techniques—including flirtation and hiding—a new study finds.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: New comet C/2021 O3 approaching, might brighten in May 2022

A new comet, discovered in late July 2021, is approaching the inner solar system and might reach binocular visibility (at least) by late April and early May 2022. It appears to be a “new” comet visiting the inner solar system for the first time. It appears likely it’s taken millions of years to arrive in our vicinity from the outer part of the Oort cloud. And the comet’s orbit appears hyperbolic.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding A Daily Spiritual Practice
LISA WAGONER

Around mid-January, after the joy of a new year and an intention of a clean slate, the wheels usually fall off the wagon. All around me, both locally and in my international community, I see people feeling lost, not centered, grouchy, anxious, and all the signs of a mid-January slump

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: SOL – Sowulo 2017|Nordic Pagan Folk

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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

Persistence, persistence, persistence.

On the surface it might just seem like physical flailing, but spiritually, you’re speaking directly to me and this is what I hear, “Please hear me: There’s simply no way I’m doing without. I refuse to accept ‘maybe,’ ‘sort of,’ or ‘not yet.’ I have the power, I feel the glory, and I am the way. My words quicken the ether, my actions fulfill their prophecy, and thy Kingdom shall come on earth, as it is in heaven…”

And when confronted with such clarity… I’m like putty in your hands.

Rock on-

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Fancy Soups to Make at Home

Serve one of these elegant, impressive soups next time you want to go all out for dinner. From French favorites (this French Onion Soup Gratinee is comfort food incarnate,

Read more….

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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 20, 2022

Risk
“All life is a chance. So take it! The person who goes furthest is the one who is willing to do and dare.”

-Dale Carnegie


We hear it every day. “Just do it.” “Go for it.” We are encouraged to tackle that challenge, to take that risk. We are surrounded by examples of people who take chances with no regrets. Where would Lance Armstrong be now if he was content to ride his bike around the block? Where would civil rights be if Rosa Parks hadn’t refused to give up her seat on the bus? It’s not about going further than other people, it’s about going as far as we can go ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Instinct and impulsive action will cause more trouble than they can solve today, so spend more time reasoning things out and being careful about what you say and do. Asking questions is a good idea. It will get you information you need, and show how thorough, bright, and capable you are. It might take a bit longer, but it will save time and effort in the end.

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 19, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 19, 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

Slow as molasses in 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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Spirit Library: Between Action & Nonaction
Kate Spreckley


Over the past few years unexpected upheaval and change have shaken our world giving us the opportunity to release the outdated structures and habits which have governed our lives for eons. As a result, we have undergone a period of rapid growth and transformation that has altered our perception and given us an expanded view of ourselves and our lives

Read more….

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Hades and Persephone – Greek Myth of the Seasons

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Spirituality & Health: 4 Energy-Amplifying Crystals for the Full Moon
BY ASHLEY LEAVY

Amethyst, Labradorite, Rainbow Moonstone, and White Moonstone are powerful crystals for tapping full moon energy.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Brighid, the Hearth Goddess of Ireland

In Irish mythological cycles, Brighid (or Brighit), whose name is derived from the Celtic brig or “exalted one”, is the daughter of the Dagda, and therefore one of the Tuatha de Dannan.

Read more….

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MBG: Do You Have 11th House Placements In Your Birth Chart? Here’s What It Means

When you take a look at your astrological birth chart, you’ll notice it’s divided up into 12 sections, or houses, that the planets land in. The 11th house, sometimes called the “house of friends,” rules things like friendship, groups, and humanity at large.

Read more….

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Imbolc | History + Celebration

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Elephant Journal: January Light: 239 Words on Slowing Down, Letting Go & Remaining True to Ourselves.

January light brings clarity, a sweetness.
There’s a calmness.
For me, it’s about the stillness. The slow down. The reset.
Declarations made, intentions set,
I start each day seeking to let go.
To savor. To remain.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Fascinating Continental Divide Trail Facts

The Continental Divide Trail is a hiking path that closely follows the Continental Divide from Waterton Lakes National Park, about four miles past the U.S. border in Alberta, Canada, to Crazy Cook Monument in Hachita, New Mexico, near the Mexican state of Chihuahua

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Blue-white Rigel is Orion’s brightest star

Rigel is one of several brilliant stars that grace our night sky in January. It’s also the brightest star in one of the most beloved of constellations, Orion the Hunter. Rigel appears blue-white to the eye. It’s a stunning contrast to red Betelgeuse, Orion’s 2nd-brightest star.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: When Should You Do A Spell?
LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF

If you spend much time online in occult spaces, there’s a lot of discussion about spells and practicing magic. Chances are, if you stop by any bookstore that has at least one shelf on Witchcraft, a large percentage of the books are all about spells or at least include an array of them.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: FAUN – Hymn to Pan (Video by SamsaraWear)

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW YOUR OWN PATH

“Life is complex. Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another … The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.”
— M. Scott Peck

We each have our own pathways to develop both personally and spiritually. They are based on our character and past experiences. No one else can identify our paths for us. Tune in to your inner guidance system and follow its direction.

“What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation.”
— Joseph M. Dodge

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Actually you could never spend all the abundance that’s yours to spend.

Feel all the love that’s yours to feel.

Know all the peace, make all the friends, nor pass all the time that are your birthrights.

But I suggest you try imagining these things, anyway.

Your supply is truly limitless –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 8 Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipes to Bake ASAP

Looking for the best chocolate crinkle cookies on the internet? We’ve got you covered. Crinkle cookies, with their signature crackled appearance, are never a bad idea — and we’ve rounded up our most chocolaty ones ever.

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 19, 2022

Risk
“Do not be too timid and squeamish. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


It’s by taking those risks in life that we find out just what we can do, just what we are made of. Taking risks makes life an adventure. Like taking a white water rafting trip, it can be scary, but it can also be exhilarating, and when we come finish and we’re still okay it feels fantastic

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

Be strong in your convictions and don’t be distracted from doing your best. You may want to single out one good cause especially close to your heart and keep it in mind even if you don’t actively work or donate to that cause. Your spirit of dedication will improve your chances at accomplishing whatever else you’re pursuing. Feel virtuous and humble, and successful, too!

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 18, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 18, 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

“To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.”

  • Jean-Paul Sartre

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: Vitamins and Herbs: Don’t Let The Winter Blues Make You SAD!

After the heat of the summer and the rainy fall we all look forward to winter – it’s cool weather, warm clothes and holiday cheer…but as the holiday season winds down and we have months to go in the winter season, we become sluggish and dread the dark days and cold weather.

Read more….

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The Witches of Modern Ireland – A short Documentary

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Spirituality & Health: Visits From a Mystical Messenger
BY BETSY FRANZ

While symbolic meanings of animals vary from culture to culture, animals and their symbolism can serve as a great comfort and reminder that you’re not alone, even in grief.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Gods and Goddesses of Healing

In many magical traditions, healing rituals are performed in tandem with a petition to the god or goddess of the pantheon who is representative of healing and wellness.

Read more….

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MBG: This Week Kicks Off A Spicy Astrological Cycle Years In The Making

With a full moon and some rare transits brewing, this week will bring us the opportunity to explore our passions and start a new cycl

Read more….

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Modern Ways to Celebrate Imbolc + Acrylic Painting for Imbolc – Wheel of the Year – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: The Wounded Warrior Will Rise. {Poem}

She sat with her depression and anxiety long enough for it to tell her that her real label was wounded warrior.

She was born a warrior for peace and love.

She was 8 years old, talking about the rescue sanctuary she would create.

She was 11 years old, screaming at that man to get off of her.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter is easy to spot

Tonight look for the constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s a constant companion on winter evenings in the Northern Hemisphere, and on summer nights in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s probably the easiest constellation to spot thanks to its distinctive Belt.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Worshipping Gods From Different Pantheons
JOHN BECKETT

Here’s a question I hear on a fairly regular basis: “how can I worship and/or work with deities from different pantheons?” Is that even possible? Is it disrespectful? Is it dangerous?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Skellig/ Loreena McKennitt

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Inner Journey:

ORDINARY CAN BE AWESOME

“Everything in life can be nourishing. Everything can bless us, but we’ve got to be there for the blessing to occur. Being present with quality is a decision we are invited to make each day.”
— MacRina Wiederkehr

Spirit is not only found in holy places, prayer and meditation, yoga and retreats. It is everywhere — in your relationships, your work, your daily chores, in nature … if you are willing to connect deeply with your environment.

Open to connect with something and you open to its essence, its purpose and meaning. There are other dimensions of reality below what we normally see and hear. Open to the mystery.

“We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs to angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Every once in a while, with gaps in time that stretch for eons, someone like you comes along who instinctively trusts their inner senses more than their physical senses, the unseen more than the seen, and whose life-insights are so piercing that they unwittingly blow the entire model of spiritual evolution to smithereens.

How do you do that?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creamy Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oats

Wake up to a delicious and filling breakfast of creamy steel-cut oats, cooked in the slow cooker with cinnamon, brown sugar, and raisins.

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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 OM: Name It and Claim It

Our feelings can sometimes present a very challenging aspect of our lives. We experience intense emotions without understanding precisely why and consequently find it difficult to identify the solutions that will soothe our distressed minds and hearts. Yet it is only when we are capable of naming our feelings that we can tame them by finding an appropriate resolution.

Read more……..

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You command a lot of attention today and you may be surprised by some of the people who want to be with you. If not normally popular, today could be a bit over the top. You could be surprised by some of the requests and favors that come your way. People perceive you as powerful, so you may as well play the part, within reason.

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 17, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 17, 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

“Little January
Tapped at my door today.
And said, “Put on your winter wraps,
And come outdoors to play.”
Little January
Is always full of fun;
Until the set of sun.
Little January
Will stay a month with me
And we will have such jolly times –
Just come along and see.”

  • Winifred C. Marshall, 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 2 Imbolc 

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

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Spirit Library: Rest & Replenish Your Energy
Kate Spreckley


Our world is changing at a rapid rate as old structures and patterns continue to break down and we are forced to reassess our lives and the way in which we choose to live

Read more….

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A Witches guide to making Winter magical 🌲 Self Love & Care / Alwyn Oak

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Spirituality & Health: 10 Affirmations for Your Next Full-Moon Ritual BY SHANNON KAISER


Monday’s full moon is called the Wolf Moon. Every full moon is a chance to drop anything that no longer serves you, and this one is especially ripe for howling gratitude and releasing negativity.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Hold An Imbolc House Cleansing Ritual

No one really likes to clean, but we all know we feel better when our physical space is tidy. It’s one of life’s necessary chores. Start your spring off with a good thorough cleaning, and then follow that up with a spiritual cleansing.

Read more….

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MBG: How To Find Emotional Clarity Under The First Full Moon Of 2022

Don’t underestimate the power of feelings on Monday, January 17 (at 6:48 p.m. EST), as the first full moon of the year arrives in sensitive, creative Cancer. Under the emo moonbeams of this Cancer full moon, the floodgates may burst open.

Read more….

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Boho Tarot: Decks I Want to Work with in 2022

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Elephant Journal: Mercury Retrograde & Full Moon in Cancer: A 30-Day Wellness Forecast. {January 2022}

Oh, you may say, not this again!
Mercury retrograde and full moon can be sticky times, with all kinds of emotional or circumstantial obstacles thrown at us willy-nilly. Add to this Venus Retrograde and the start of Aquarius season.

Here are the dates:

Read more….

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Treehugger: Haleakala National Park: 10 Unique Facts About Hawaii’s ‘House of the Sun’

Haleakalā National Park on the Hawaiian island of Maui protects one of the state’s six active volcanoes. The last time the volcano here erupted was between 600 and 400 years ago, though it has witnessed at least 10 eruptions over the past 1,000 years

Read more….

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EarthSky News: January’s full moon: Wolf Moon and 1st full moon of 2022

Our last full moon was on December 19, 2021, which was two days before the Northern Hemisphere’s December solstice. This means January’s full moon is the first of the Northern Hemisphere winter season (Southern Hemisphere summer season). And, for all of us, it’s the first full moon of 2022. Those of us in North America often call this full moon the Wolf Moon, Snow Moon or Hunger Moon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Between Two Worlds: My Quiet Time
JANUARY 14, 2022 BY BRIANNE RAVEN WOLF


I like to refer to the times between Yuletide and Imbolc as my quiet time. The hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind me and winter is upon me. Especially where I live in far western New York State.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: FAUN – Walpurgisnacht (Official Video)

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Inner Journey:

DREAM!

“The most pathetic person in the world is the person who has sight, but no vision.”
— Helen Keller

What’s the big picture for your life? Always have a larger, purposeful, even spiritually ideal picture of where you are going. Your mind needs to have a clear and challenging vision to draw you ever upwards.

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead.”
— Louisa May Alcott

“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
— James Broughton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Don’t let the dazzling heights you aspire to scare you from getting started.

After all, few could climb Mt. Everest tomorrow, though virtually all could begin preparing.

Gopal!?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza Muffins

Put down the fork and knife… here’s a Chicago deep-dish pizza that you can actually eat by holding it in your hands!

Read more….

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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 17, 2022

Risk
“They are surely to be esteemed the bravest of spirits who, having the clearest sense of both the pains and pleasures of life, do not on that account shrink from danger.”

-Thucydides


Look at the examples we have been given. From the Wright Brothers, to Helen Keller, to Oprah Winfrey, and so many more creative, brave and determined souls. Where would we be today if they decided it was easier to stay home and sit on the couch? They risked! They dared! And they soared! And we can do the same

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Wake up with a bright, buoyant spirit that will prevent any snag or difficulty from getting you down. You should acknowledge no setbacks or let any problem get in your way. If something comes up that needs more attention, you’ll deal with it without thinking twice. You can deal with any delay and make a quick if not instantaneous recovery.

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 14, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

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

  • Colette

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: Mercury Retrograde
Kate Spreckley


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

Read more….

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A Ritual to End Nightmares | Banishing Bad Dreams

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

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

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Hold an Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitaries

Hundreds of years ago, when our ancestors relied upon the sun as their only source of light, the end of winter was met with much celebration. Although it is still cold in February, often the sun shines brightly above us, and the skies are often crisp and clear.

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

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

Read more….

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

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

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

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

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Elnath is close to the galactic anticenter

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

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Patheos-Pagan: The Power of the Playlist
IRENE GLASSE

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

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Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music – Salem’s Secret

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Inner Journey:

THE KEY TO THE FUTURE

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

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

Wow, sent that one just in time, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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

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

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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

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

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

Read more……

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Daily Tarot: Death

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 2022

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

Blessings, Cat

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January Quotes

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

  • Ruth Stout

gardendigest.com

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January Events

Jan 1, 2022, Happy New Year!

Jan 2 New Moon at 10:33 am PST/ 11:33 am MST /1:33 pm EST

Jan 6 12th Night- Epiphany

Jan 14 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 3

Jan 17 Full Wolf Moon at 3:48 pm  PST /4:48 pm MST/6:48 pm EST

Jan 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Feb 1 Lunar New Year: Tiger

Feb 2 Imbolc 

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Spirit Library: A New Understanding of Yourself
Kate Spreckley


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

Read more….

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

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Daily OM: Life’s Natural Rhythm
Universal Timing

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

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

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Imbolc Traditions and Customs

Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today’s Imbolc celebrations.

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

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

Read more….

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

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

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

Read more….

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

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

Read more….

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


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

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Pagan Playlist: Vévaki – Edda (Full Album 2020)

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Inner Journey:

A NEW LOOK AT OLD ATTITUDES

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

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

Shazam!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fabulous Roasted Cauliflower Soup

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

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
January 13, 2022

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

-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


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

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

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