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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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:

Read more….

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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.

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 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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 12, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 12, 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

“From Heaven I fall, though from earth I begin.
No lady alive can show such a skin.
I’m bright as an angel, and light as a feather,
But heavy and dark, when you squeeze me together.
Though candor and truth in my aspect I bear,
Yet many poor creatures I help to insnare.
Though so much of Heaven appears in my make,
The foulest impressions I easily take.
My parent and I produce one another,
The mother the daughter, the daughter the mother.”

  • James Parton, A Riddle – On Snow

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: Be Focused & Decisive
Kate Spreckley


We are changing in ways that have never been experienced before and at a level that is creating a profound shift in the foundational structures of our physical reality. As a result, we are being called to strip away and expose everything that originally informed our lives, the layers of belief, patterns and structures which have defined us both individually and collectively.

Read more….

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Protection Spell Candle Recipe – Candle Magic – Color Magic – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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All Totems: The Owl Symbolism and Meaning

Owl brings with it the message of truth and awareness. When owl hoots at you or swoops into your life make sure to stop and become aware of your surroundings, seek truth in every aspect of your life and interactions.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Deities of Imbolc

Although traditionally Imbolc is associated with Brighid, the Irish goddess of hearth and home, there are a number of other deities who are represented at this time of year. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, many gods and goddesses of love and fertility are honored at this time.

Read more….

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Daily OM: The Feeling Underneath
Compulsive Apologies

Apologizing chronically can be a sign that you are not feeling that you have much self worth.

Many people suffer with the tendency to apologize all the time, chronically, for everything. On the one hand, apologizing is a social convention that keeps interactions between people polite, and in that way it can be very helpful

Read more….

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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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Pagan Library: Blessing / M. Flanders

May the East fling open your windows,
and fill your rooms with air;
May the South send you strong sunshine,
and give you the strength to dare;
May the west wash rivers into your
heart, and oceans into your soul,
May the North share the secrets and
gifts of the earth,
to heal and make you whole.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Turn Your Garden Into a Refuge for Rare and Endangered Plants
Gardeners can help conserve species by propagating certain species at home.

Gardening in a sustainable way allows us to meet many of our own needs. But it can do far more than just that. In our eco-friendly gardens, we have the power to become part of the solution for much bigger global problems.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: What is the zodiac?

The zodiac, the 12 signs listed in a horoscope, is closely tied to how the Earth moves through the sky. We derive these signs from the constellations that mark out the path that the sun appears to take through the year. You might think that dates in a horoscope correspond to when the sun passes through each constellation.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Hoodoo How We Do : Cypress – A Tree of the Dead
JANUARY 10, 2022 BY LILITH DORSEY

Cypress is a majestic plant. It exists between the land and water rising high above all it can see. It is used around the world for magickal protection, longevity, curse removal, and psychic connection to the dead. Let’s dive deep into this plant’s watery roots

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Blackbriar – Snow White and Rose Red (feat. Ulli Perhonen)

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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

I’ve got a feeling that this is going to be your kind of year. That you’ll be happier than you’ve ever been, laughing harder, smiling wider, standing taller, walking lighter, dancing crazier, hugging longer, living grander, loving louder, and if you want, selling the pictures to a tabloid to raise money for your new charity.

Can you feel it, too?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cloud Bread with Italian Herbs

This is a recipe for a low-carb, gluten-free bread, also known as ‘cloud bread,’ which is a great base for sandwiches or pizza. In this recipe, the cloud breads are flavored with Italian herbs

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 12, 2022

Conviction
“Soon after a hard decision something inevitably occurs to cast doubt. Holding steady against that doubt usually proves the decision.”

-R.I. Fitzhenry


Our convictions are constantly challenged. That’s just the nature of life. Even the foundation of the earth is challenged with floods and earthquakes, and yet it remains firm and steady. If we can hold up against the challenges and doubts, then it’s confirmation to us that we are doing what is right for ourselves, and we can be at peace with that.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

It may be fun to take a risk or two, but this is not the day for it. You can fight your way through any difficulty, but why make work for yourself or put yourself in harm’s way? Remember, harm comes in more forms than just what is physical. If you need to blow off steam and exert your power, maybe take it to the gym.

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 11, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 11, 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

“Bare branches of each tree
on this chilly January morn
look so cold so forlorn.
Gray skies dip ever so low
left from yesterday’s dusting of snow.
Yet in the heart of each tree
waiting for each who wait to see
new life as warm sun and breeze will blow,
like magic, unlock springs sap to flow,
buds, new leaves, then blooms will grow.”

  • Nelda Hartmann, January Morn

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: Embrace the Spirit of Change
Kate Spreckley


January is a month that marks the threshold of an entirely new and more intensely personal phase of our global transformation as the incoming energies continue to upgrade the current energetic structures and expose what needs to change.

Read more….

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Spell Walkthrough: Money Bowl / Chaotic Witch Aunt

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Pagan Library: Full Moon Ritual Incense

Anon

2 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Frankincense
1/2 part Gardenia petals
1/4 part Rose petals
a few drops Ambergris oil

Burn during Esbats or simply at the time of the Full Moon to attune with the Goddess.

paganlibrary.com

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Learn Religions: Setting Up Your Imbolc Altar

By Patti Wigington
Updated on October 21, 2019
It’s Imbolc, and that’s the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to honor the Celtic goddess Brighid, in her many aspects. However, other than having a giant statue of Brighid on your altar, there are a number of ways you can set up for the season.

Read more….

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MBG: January 11–18 Energy Reading: What An Intuitive Is Picking Up On For The Week Ahead

When I closed my eyes to tune into the week ahead, I noticed it felt a little less flowy than it did during last week’s forecast. And then I remembered: Mercury goes retrograde on Friday.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Ancient Irish Crafts! How to Make an Imbolc/Bridget’s Cross

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Elephant Journal: Cancer Full Moon: Coming Home to our Wholeness. {January 17}

The tides move like the ocean, buoyant and fluid,
Choppy and dark some days,
Translucent and clear like
The moon others,
Heart to heart, we are growing,
Shifting, changing, molting, melding,
Softening, toughening,

Read more….

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Treehugger: Forest School Is My Kids’ New Favorite Place to Go
One day per week, they get an education that the classroom can never teach.

On Mondays, two of my children get ready for school in an unusual way. Each packs a large plastic bin with two changes of clothes, plenty of food and water, a pair of rubber boots, splash or snow pants, hats, mitts, and sometimes a thermos of hot chocolate.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meet the Crab Nebula, remnant of an exploding star

A supernova explodes
The Crab Nebula is what’s called a supernova remnant. It’s what’s left of an exploded star. It’s a vast expanding cloud of gas and dust surrounding one of the densest objects in the universe, a neutron star. Chinese astronomers noticed the sudden appearance of a star blazing in the daytime sky on July 4, 1054 CE. It likely outshone the brightest planet, Venus, and was temporarily the third-brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: A ‘Better’ Way to Drop into Your Heart
JANUARY 8, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON

I don’t know about you, but the question, “How are you doing?” is not really cutting it for me or my heart anymore. I end up listing out all of the things I did before even thinking about how I feel

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Winter Moon Witch ❄️⭐🌙 | Dark Winter Ambience | 3 Hours of Dramatic, Cinematic & Mysterious Music

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.”
— William Faulkner

What have you been thinking lately?

Do you know? We get so accustomed to our thoughts that we lose awareness of them. We don’t see how they are stuck in old habitual patterns, most of which don’t serve us.

Take time to journal so you can capture your thoughts on paper. By doing so, you will begin to take control of your mind and use it to best advantage.

“When you choose to understand [and] exercise control over the functions and attributes of your own mind, you will be empowered to create your own reality, to be completely self-reliant and totally prosperous.”
— The Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Not events, but outcomes. Visualize outcomes.

Not the cracking of the bat, but gliding over home plate.

Not the inking of deals, but the kind of life you’ll lead.

Not the scale, the diet, or the food, but the admiration you have earned.

And not the whens, the wheres, the whos, or the hows, but the laughter, high-fives, and wows.

Not events, but outcomes. Visualize outcomes.

Seeing you happy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 14 Simple Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners

We cannot get enough of these sheet-pan suppers: Simple preparations, complete meals cooked on one sheet for easy clean-ups, they save the day on busy weeknights

Read more….

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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 11, 2022

Conviction
“The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes


There’s a zen saying that “wherever you go, there you are.” Our convictions propel us to experience more of who we are. As we learn and grow, it may feel as if we’re moving upward, outward, onward – but in reality we’re moving inward, closer to our selves.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

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 10, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 10, 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

“It snowed and snowed, the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
A candle burned on the table;
A candle burned.”

  • Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago

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: Resolution & Closure
Kate Spreckley


This is a transitionary time where we are moving away from what is known and further into the unknown. The incoming energies are bringing some deep and profound inner shifts which are inviting us to restructure our lives in ways that are more aligned with our soul. As a result, we are being called to resolve and bring closure to issues that continue to keep us bound to what has been.

Read more….

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Cleansing & Banishing Rituals for the Home || Pagan Happy Hour

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Spiritual Unite: ORANGE LADYBUG SPIRITUAL MEANING

Have you noticed an orange ladybug? Are you wondering what it could mean spiritually?

Maybe there is a hidden message from the Universe here for you?

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Celebrating Imbolc With Kids

Imbolc is a festival of fire and light – it’s one of the cross quarter days – and falls on February 2 in the northern hemisphere (it’ll be on August 1 if you’re one of our readers below the equator). This the time when winter is beginning to wind down, but it’s still cold and snowy; spring is looming around the corner, but isn’t quite here yet. In some magical traditions

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MBG: Why Astrologers Want You To Take Things Extra Slow This Week

Sigh 2022 just started and Mercury is already going retrograde. Here’s how astrologers want you to prepare for the week ahead.

Finding the right balance between pondering an opportunity and pouncing on it won’t be easy this Tuesday, January 11.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Wright At Home: Crafting Brigid’s Doll For Imbolc Season

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Elephant Journal: The Magic in the Liminal in the New Year.

The liminal begins when one thing ends and another is yet to begin.
This in-between space is not passive or blank, even if we might feel like we are floating around in it. Assuming its voidness can have us grasping too soon, outside of Kairos, divine right timing, for the next things to already be in their fruition without erotic pacing.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Facts That Make Isle Royale National Park Unique

Surrounded by Lake Superior in the state of Michigan, Isle Royale National Park is a rugged, remote site that consists of Isle Royale and hundreds of smaller islands adjacent to it. It covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 658 square miles of water.

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EarthSky News: Meet the Crab Nebula, remnant of an exploding star

On July 4, 1054 CE, Chinese astronomers noticed the sudden appearance of a star blazing in the daytime sky. It likely outshone the brightest planet, Venus, and was temporarily the third brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon. This “guest star” remained visible in daylight for some 23 days. At night it shone near Tianguan – a star we now call Zeta Tauri, in the constellation of the Taurus the Bull – for nearly two years. Then it faded from view. Today, we know it was a supernova.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Shifting: A 2022 Sigil
TOM SWISS

As I was thinking about the new year, the word that came to mind is “shifting”. It’s a word with several meanings useful to the time: to move; to manage to get along or succeed by one’s self; to get along by indirect, expedient, or evasive means; to change; to put somethi

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Pagan Playlist: Nordic/Viking Music – Fólkvangr

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Inner Journey:

SPACE TO EXPLORE

“No one can find his work, what he really wants to put all of himself into, when everything he does he is made to do by others. This kind of searching must be done freely or not at all.”
— John Holt

We all need space — free from demands, deadlines, expectations and judgments — to explore who we are and what life is all about. Free time, with absolutely no agenda, is rich with potential. How can we grow if we have no space and freedom to dream?

“Deny children — or anyone else — the chance to do ‘nothing,’ and we may be denying them the chance to do ‘something’ — to find and do any work that is truly important to themselves or to someone else.”
— John Holt

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

An old soul is always prepared to admit they might be wrong especially when they’re not.

I think.

Older than the moon,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Last Minute Mushrooms

This recipe for a buttery, delicious, mushroom side dish couldn’t be any simpler. It goes well with fish fillets, baked chicken, steak, and just about any other main dish.

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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 10, 2022

Conviction
“Convictions are the mainsprings of action, the driving powers of life. What a man lives are his convictions.”

-Bishop Francis Kelly


I love the word conviction because it is so strong and clear. It’s more than a belief, it’s a knowingness. There’s no room for doubt. Our convictions move us forward.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.

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 7, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 7, 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

“Here’s to thee, old apple tree
Whence thou mayest bud
Whence thou mayest blow
Whence thou mayest bear apples enow.”

  • Wassailing Songs, England, January 5th

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: Prepare & Reorganise
Kate Spreckley


As much as we would like to leap forward and into the new, we are still in a time where deep inner shifts are occurring creating in the depths of our being a release of any old energy, and the habits and beliefs that keep us stuck.

Read more….

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Who is Brigid? || The Celtic Goddess of Imbolc

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Spirituality & Health: Go Natural in the New Year
BY JULIE PETERS


Celebrate the turning of the Wheel of the Year with eight holidays corresponding to occurrences in the natural world

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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MBG: Is There A Grand Trine In Your Birth Chart? How To Tell & What It Means

Every natal chart contains tons of overlapping lines and angles that form particular aspects. One relatively rare aspect is the grand trine. Read on to find out whether you have a grand trine in your chart, plus what this beneficial aspect might say about you, according to astrologers.

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New moon ritual | Witchy things to do for the new moon | How to work with the moon in witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: 12 Gems of Wisdom from David Bowie.

David Bowie, without question, was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
As a songwriter, he habitually stretched himself to depths beyond anything that was being tried by his contemporaries—sometimes with great commercial success, and sometimes without.

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Treehugger: More Than 100 Animal Species Found on 2,200Year-Old Shipwreck

More than 2,200 years ago, a battle between the Romans and the Carthaginians took place at sea off northwestern Sicily. Rome was victorious, defeating the other fleet and ending the First Punic War.1

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EarthSky News: Lunar libration: January 7 moon maximum for 2022

It’s common knowledge that our moon has a near side and a far side. Indeed, most people know that half of the moon always faces Earth, and one half always points away. So, does this mean we can only see 50% of the moon’s surface from Earth?

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Patheos-Pagan: Hex Twisting: Countermagick Spells for the Irritated Witch
JOHN BECKETT

Back in November I wrote What To Do When You Think You’ve Been Hexed. It begins with my rather strong opinion that effective hexes, curses, and psychic attacks are relatively rare. But they do happen, and when they do, we need to know what to do to break them

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lady of the Dawn

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Inner Journey:

WONDER-FULL!

“…we can’t survive without enchantment… the loss of it is killing us.”
— Thomas Moore

“There is one thing that all true spirituality has in common, whether that spirituality is derived from faith, from science, from nature or from the arts – a sense of wonder.”
— Andrew Schneider

“There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle, The other is as though everything is a miracle. I believe in the latter.”
— Albert Einstein

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Having preferences doesn’t mean you’re judgmental, whether they’re likes or dislikes.

They just ensure that as the winds of divinity are blown through your heart, the melody is unlike any other.

So have them. Have them BIG time.

Pick your favorites of everything,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Garlic Potato Noodles

These homemade, gluten-free noodles are made with potato starch. Similar in texture to a pad Thai noodle (slippery and sticky on the outside and firm and chewy on the inside), they’re neutral in taste and are perfect for absorbing the flavor of any sauce.

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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 7, 2022

Creation
“In creating, the only hard thing’s to begin;
A grass-blade’s no easier to make than an oak.”

-James Russell Lowell


We are creative beings. Some people might argue that they’re not creative, saying that they don’t paint or write or cook. But creation is not just about art. We are creating our lives every single day. We create relationships, we create work, we create and invent and expand because that is our nature.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.

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/