Cat’s Morning Bits for January 6, 2020
Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
January is here,
With eyes that keenly glow-
A frost-mailed warrior striding
A shadowy steed of snow.
-Edgar Fawcett (1847-1904
Spiritual Unite: Apple Tree Symbolism – Think Adam And Eve
Appletree symbolism has a long and varied history across much of Europe and the Mediterranean.
From the earliest religious texts and tribal cultures to modern druidism and New Age beliefs, apple trees have always held deep symbolic meaning.
Frankincense is one of the oldest documented magical resins–it’s been traded in northern Africa and parts of the Arab world for nearly five thousand years.
MBG: How The Root Chakra’s Shadow Could Be Keeping You From Authenticity
Though chakras are not physical structures, they can be the source of wounds and dysfunction in the body. Each of the main seven chakras is a point of highly concentrated energy, and that energy relates to a unique set of themes.
MBG: We Just Started 2020 & There’s Already A (Super) Rare Astro Event Coming
This week, the AstroTwins explain why there’s a little more baggage we all need to deal with—and possibly some tears to shed—before we barrel into this brand-new decade.
The week starts off on a flowy-yet-productive note as imaginative Neptune gets into a friendly formation with the Sun, then Mercury in Capricorn.
Today’s DIY: DIY Dream Spell Jar for the Dark Moon
Inspire a deeper, more vivid, and insightful dream life with this clever little DIY dream spell jar.
Herbal Muse: No-Bake Herbal Power Balls
This is a rich, nutrient-dense treat that delivers an abundance of sweetness without the fat or calories or a mound of mixing bowls and baking dishes to clean up. The herbs suggested here are in powdered form for ease of mixing and improved texture and were selected for their adaptogen and antioxidant qualities, but you can certainly make substitutions. Learn how to make them…
MNN: Why and how you should start a sit-spot routine
Spending time in nature has proven health benefits, and this habit will help you reap those positive rewards.
EarthSky News: Moon in Taurus on January 6, 7 and 8
These next three nights – January 6, 7 and 8, 2020 – the bright waxing gibbous moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. However, it will be difficult to envision the starlit figure of the Bull on these moonlit nights. Despite the lunar glare, you might see this constellation’s two major signposts: the star Aldebaran and the Pleiades star cluster, otherwise known as the Seven Sisters.
Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: So You’ve Set Your Intentions – Now What?
‘Tis the season – and almost everyone since Babylonian times has been doing it around this time of year. Paying their debts. Making promises to their gods. Re-affirming commitments. Making resolutions.
TRAVEL WITH AWARENESS
“…focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
— Greg Anderson
Travelling brings me wonderful opportunities to build awareness. When I get into the car, for example, I set an intention to drive well and stay alert to what other drivers and pedestrians are doing. When I realize that my mind has drifted and I’ve slipped into autopilot, I gently bring my focus back to the present.
It’s also a time when I can pay attention to my reactions. Does irritation arise when someone drives too quickly or slowly, or when I get stopped by a yellow light? Being aware of the irritation gives me the opportunity to acknowledge and then release it. If I choose to, I can be at peace anywhere – even on the road!
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor
A Note from the Universe
If you want better from others, be better yourself.
Today’s Recipe: Instant Pot® Colorado Chile Verde
“This is a chili that you’ll find in the Mountain West–either Colorado or New Mexico. It has a medium heat and complex taste, thanks to green chiles from Hatch, New Mexico. The dish is a simple stew with a cohesive taste across different textures and flavors, that can be thickened as you like it. Serve with bread, tortillas, rice, or even over a breakfast burrito!”
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions, and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
January 6, 2020
“The road to health is paved with vegetables, fruits, beans, rice and grains.”
-Polly Strand, 1993
Nature’s bounty is plentiful! The food with which we are provided is nature’s medicine cabinet. We have everything we need to keep ourselves healthy and fit. Nature’s intelligence works with us to sustain life
Daily Tarot: Strength
Although it may be a peaceful day, that calm may all be on the surface. If dissatisfaction or anger is brewing at depth, there could be thoughts or fantasies of revenge or anger to fuel the bad feelings. Face everyone and everything with great care and respect. You have more than enough strength to deal with whatever comes up. Obviously, don’t bait or antagonize anyone. Kindness wins out.
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