Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2021

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

Blessings, Cat

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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Questioning Everything (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Humanity is collectively moving from an unconscious state of awareness and into a conscious awakening. This is a dramatic process where our human consciousness shifts and we become acutely aware of the difference between our soul reality and our outer physical reality.

Read more….

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Herbal book recommendations!

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Spiritual Unite: CYPRESS TREE SYMBOLISM – AMBITION AND TRINITIES

Trees have a rich and extensive symbolism all over the world, and the cypress tree has its fair share of the spotlight.

Its symbolism is mostly found in the Islamic world and across Europe, though in this day and age all symbolism has become global.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What is a Lunar Halo?

So you were outside one evening for the full moon, and there was an amazing circle around the moon. Is it something magical? Could it be important, from a magical perspective?

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Practices From the Inside Out: Taking a Deep Breath

Taking a Deep Breath
This seems like an excellent opportunity for many of us to practice taking a deep breath.

We have struggled through challenging months trying to sustain ourselves long enough to survive.

Read more…..

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MBG: Make Gratitude Actionable: 15 Ways To Show Appreciation For Others

In 2021, we’re focusing on joy. After the year we’ve had, cultivating and celebrating small moments of happiness as they come has never felt more cathartic, life-affirming, and essential to lasting well-being. In the coming weeks, we’re going to laugh, experience new things, and revamp stale aspects of daily life.

Read more….

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Apollo and Artemis: The Birth of the Twins Gods – Greek Mythology Stories – See U in History

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Elephant Journal: 4 Easy Ways To Stop Negative Thinking by Shifting our Focus.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could press pause when our mind is racing and jumping to all sorts of unpleasant conclusions?
Stopping negative thoughts in their tracks does not need to be that difficult.

Read more….

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Treehugger: These May Be the Prettiest Trees Ever


Rainbow eucalyptus trees – and their candy-colored bark – toss arboreal convention to the wind.

It’s as if Mother Nature conspired with Vincent Van Gogh, maybe with some input from Dr. Seuss, when coming up with Eucalyptus deglupta, commonly known as the rainbow eucalyptus tree.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Young moon and Mercury in mid-January

These next several days – January 14, 15 and 16, 2021 – seek for the young waxing crescent moon and Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system. Find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset, and look for these two worlds to pop out into the evening twilight as dusk ebbs into darkness.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Navigating Tower Time – Magic for an Era of Change

The fourth online course from Under the Ancient Oaks is now open for registration. Navigating Tower Time – Magic For an Era of Change begins on January 28 and will run for six weeks.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Wardruna – Raido (Official music video)

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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, sheenjoyed 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

What wouldn’t you give to live, love, and be happy, deliriously happy, forevermore?

Well, that’s just it, you needn’t give anything, Cat. Just decide to live, love, and be happy, deliriously happy, from this moment forward.

And I shall provide,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Wilted Arugula and Portobello Mushrooms

Arugula and portobello mushrooms are simmered with onion, garlic, sherry, and red pepper flakes. A tasty side dish and good way to get some veggies! You can easily substitute wine for the sherry and veggie broth for the chicken broth depending on your preferences.

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

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
January 14, 2021

Speech
“Speech is a mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he.”

-Publius Syrus (85-43 B.D.)


I think this is really quite interesting. The words we speak come from within us. We think them, we articulate them. They come up with our breath, through our throats and over our tongues. They have an impact on us. It is important to speak truthfully, kindly, and with clarity. Are the words we use “nutritious” – or are they “toxic?” What are we feeding ourselves?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Devil

There may be very little that you can change or have much effect on today. It may not exactly feel like the day has been fated to be a certain way, but you may have that suspicion at times. You can fit in with whatever happens and get some satisfaction and success anyway. Someone who usually argues against you may turn around and agree with you about something important.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post 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. AND 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 February 8, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 8, 2019

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.

Blessings, Cat

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The sleet streams,
The snow flies;
The fawn dreams
With wide brown eyes.
-William Rose Bent (1886-1950)

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Spiritual Unite: Cypress Tree Symbolism – Ambition And Trinities

Trees have a rich and extensive symbolism all over the world, and the cypress tree has its fair share of the spotlight.
Its symbolism is mostly found in the Islamic world and across Europe, though in this day and age all symbolism has become global

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/cypress-tree-symbolism-ambition-and-trinities/

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MBG: So Turns Out Bees Can Do Math — As If They Needed Another Reason To Be Amazing

We’ve got a lot to thank bees for—our entire environment basically depends on their survival, after all. And as if they weren’t impressive enough already, scientists just found out they can actually do basic arithmetic.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/bees-can-do-math

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Spirit Library:  Conscious Connection with All That You Are

Hello Divine Ones,

We greet you in love. We are here, today to speak with you about self-care. Self-care in an expanded way – a way that is about you living here in conscious connection with all that you are.

https://spiritlibrary.com/ailia-mira/conscious-connection-with-all-that-you-are

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Tetraktys: 5 Zen Ideas and How to Apply Them
I’ve already written a few times about Zen Buddhism but I like to get back to it from time to time. The reason for it is that Zen is more of a philosophy or a way of life than a traditional religion. People often say that about Buddhism in general, but Zen is by far the least dogmatic sect of the religion.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/5-zen-ideas-and-how-to-apply-them/

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Elephant Journal: Venus & the 12 Love-Styles of the Zodiac.

Ah Venus! We all know that somehow Venus connotes love. She’s the Roman goddess associated with sexual desire, beauty, wine, roses, and all things abundantly lovely.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/venus-and-the-12-love-styles-of-the-zodiac-cultivate-cosmic-self-love-and-romance-through-astrology/

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars, Uranus from February 9 to 11

On February 9, 10 and 11, 2019, use the moon to find the red planet Mars, which still shines as brightly as a 1st-magnitude star, or one of the brightest stars in our sky. Then let Mars help you find a much fainter planet, distant Uranus. You’ll have no trouble seeing Mars, even in the glare of the waxing crescent moon. But chances are you won’t spot the planet Uranus with the eye alone; use your binoculars for this one, or a small telescope

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-mars-uranus-from-february-9-11

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Patheos-Pagan: Winter’s Lessons of Silence: Putting the “Be” Back in Imbolc

During the Imbolc-tide leading up to High Winter, I received a message from the dark earth below me. As I observed the yellow grass in my back-yard temple, and how it ceases to grow in winter… and the tulip poplar tree stands so still, stripped bare of his leaves, they reminded me about the importance of dormancy.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2019/02/putting-the-be-back-in-imbolc/

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Inner Journey:

APPLY WHAT YOU KNOW

“Knowledge of any kind … brings about a change in awareness from where it is possible to create new realities.”
— Deepak Chopra

As we evolve, we handle knowledge in different ways. We tend to move through these stages:
• We are unaware.
• We become aware of facts, data, information.
• We comprehend meaning from the facts.
• We can personally apply the information in our lives.
• We have wisdom – enlightened, we can lovingly apply our knowledge to world affairs.
• We live in truth.

How have you personally experienced a shifting of applying knowledge from one level to the next?

“More important than finding the teacher is finding and following the truth of the teaching….”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

“There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.”
— Arnold Bennett

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Usually miracles happen a good bit before you see their effects.

Like starlight reaching the earth, except faster.

Which means some really huge ones may have already happened.

Act surprised,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Yogurt Loaf Cake

This is a simple and healthy alternative to standard cakes because no butter is required. You can easily pair a slice of this loaf cake with coffee, tea, or milk. To sweeten this cake up, you can add a nice glaze on top, whip cream or glazed fresh berries.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Blueberry-Yogurt-Loaf-Cake.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

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

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

 

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Daily Wisdom
February 8, 2019

Grace

“Grace comes into the soul, as the morning sun into the world; first a dawning; then a light; and at last the sun in his full and excellent brightness.”

-Thomas Adams (1640)
First we glimpse it, then we recognize it, then we know it as ours. Then we embrace it, and bask in its beautiful glow. And then it starts to radiate from us, and we see it as a part of who we are. This is the process of our spiritual growth. With grace comes love and patience and acceptance and reverence. It’s awesome!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post 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/