Cat’s Morning Bits for January 8, 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.
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.
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 “Cold” Moon
Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20
Spirit Library: Era of Pure Potential (a message from Kate Spreckley)
For too long our world and our lives have been governed by the need to survive. We have lived with the idea that life follows a monotonous and predictable path of experience.
Spiritual Unite: SPRUCE TREE SYMBOLISM – RESILIENCE AND STRENGTH
The spruce tree is one of the most famous trees in western and Mediterranean culture and has been for thousands of years.
Perhaps the most famous use of the spruce tree is as a Christmas tree.
ThoughtCo: Spirit Wolf
Have you ever been visited by wolf spirit either in real life, during meditation, or in your night dreams? Listed here are stories shared by our readers detailing their connections with wolf totem.
Patheos / New Visions: For a Better 2021, Ask Yourself These 2 Questions
January is often the time we make resolutions. For many of us, this includes eating healthier and exercising more—and hopefully shedding the extra pounds we’ve put on during our prolonged COVID lockdown :-). But this year, along with improving your physical health, why not strive to improve your spiritual health as well?
MBG: Want More Joy In Your Life? Here’s How To Find It, Based On Your Astrology Chart
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
The Son of Athena and Hephaestus (Erichthonius) – Greek Mythology Stories – See U in History
Today’s DIY: 8 How Art Journaling Heals My Soul | There is a life in everything
Elephant Journal: The Kick-Ass Affirmation we all Need.
Be forewarned…the affirmation I am about to present to you may seem simple.
It may seem like just a few words that won’t go anywhere and couldn’t possibly accomplish anything.
But that is not my experience with this important affirmation.
Treehugger: 10 Rules for Proper Trail Etiquette
As people flock to multi-use trails, it’s crucial to use them properly.
The great outdoors has never been more inviting than it is now, with gyms closed and many people feeling cooped up indoors. This situation has led to a surge of interest in walking and hiking trails, with trail use up more than 60% across the United States since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
EarthSky News: Planetary trio low in west at dusk
For the first time since October 2015, sky watchers have the chance to view a planetary trio, or three planets all bunched up together on the sky’s dome. At evening dusk – January 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2021 – watch for the planets Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn to pop out low in the sky, rather close to the sunset point on the horizon. Jupiter is the brightest of the bunch, followed by Mercury and then Saturn.
Patheos-Pagan: Working spells with Earth Magic
Several types of magic lend themselves to working with the earth element.
Perhaps an obvious one. Burying your petitions in soil is perfect. Burying spells at crossroads is also very traditional. Spell remnants can also be buried. Just be mindful to only bury biodegradable items.
Pagan Playlist: Gealdýr – Völuspá (Official Track Premiere)
Inner Journey: RAISE YOUR AWARENESS
“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
— Albert Einstein
Take awareness to new levels. Explore experiencing yourself in the act of being aware. Be aware of awareness itself. To do this, we need to go beyond our old mechanical patterns, compulsions and rejections. We need to uproot the arrogance of ego.
Higher awareness is conscious of spirit and form working together. We must be conscious and present within before we can tune in to the guidance of our soul. Develop awareness to hear the subtlest whispers of intuition through your thoughts, feelings andsensations.
“Most of us are in touch with our intuition whether we know it or not, but we’re usually in the habit of doubting or contradicting it so automatically that we don’t even know it has spoken.”
— Shakti Gawain
A Note from the Universe
Here’s a trick, for dealing with someone who’s disappointed you:
Imagine how they looked as a very young child — timid, a little scared, really cute, and truly not knowing any better — and realize this is who you’re dealing with now.
Today’s Recipe: Bacon-Ranch Chicken Enchiladas
Not authentically Mexican in the slightest, but holy buckets are they good! Great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
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
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
January 8, 2021
“To wish to act like angels while we are still in this world is nothing but folly.”
-Saint Teresa of Avila
We put such expectations on ourselves! And look at the expectations we put on our children, our parents, and all the people in our lives. We are human. We are here to learn. We are going to make mistakes, it’s all part of the process. When we relax our expectations and just go with the flow – approach our challenges as lessons rather than failures – then our experiences in life are more meaningful.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune
You may be in high spirits today and see everything in a fresh light. If this interferes with your mundane duties, take pleasure in the small, lovely, often overlooked aspects of what’s around you. Discoveries can be made in even the most repetitive activity when you look closely enough and appreciate why things are the way they are. This exuberance is short-lived, so enjoy the day and learn something new!
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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