Cat’s Morning Bits for January 5, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 5, 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 “Cold” Moon

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20

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Twelfth Night (also known as Epiphany Eve) is a festival in some branches of Christianity that takes place on the last night of the Twelve Days of Christmas, marking the coming of the Epiphany. Different traditions mark the date of Twelfth Night as either 5 January or 6 January, depending on whether the counting begins on Christmas or 26 December.

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Spirit Library: Breathe into the New (a message from Kate Spreckley)

2020 shifted our perspective and afforded us the opportunity to see ourselves and our lives in a different way. As a result, we have moved into 2021 with a broader view of life and in a more reflective space.

Read more…

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Beaver Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Stay Healthy in The Winter Naturally

Winter can be the most wonderful time of year. What’s better than the crisp air, making snow angels and a warm cup of tea? For some of us, however, winter can also bring about the cold and flu, dry skin and a downturn in our health goals.

Here’s some top tips and natural remedies to keep these common winter health concerns at bay.

Read More

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Spiritual Unite: SYMBOLISM OF YEW TREE – LIFE, DEATH AND RESURRECTION

The symbolism of the Yew tree is rich and well documented.

It is sometimes known as The Tree Of Life, and much of the meaning of the Yew tree surrounds ideas of life, death, and resurrection.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: 8 Famous Witches From Mythology and Folklore

Ancient mythology and folklore is filled with witches, including the Bible’s Witch of Endor and Russian folklore’s Baba Yaga. These enchantresses are known for their magic and trickery, which is sometimes used for good and sometimes for mischief.

Read more…

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Patheos / New Visions: Allegro 28

I happened into the cathedral downtown

and heard serious, ancient song in Latin

or Greek. Wonderfully,

Read more….

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MBG: How 2021 Will Change The World, According To Vedic Astrology

If 2020 were a board game, it would be Chutes and Ladders. Just as you get to the top of the ladder and are about to win the game, a simple roll of the dice lands you on a “chute”…and you fall back down to where you started.

Read more…

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Daily Good/ KarmaTube: Virtually Together

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.

Thomas Merton –

Virtually Together

In honor of the first responders and heroes of the COVID-19 crisis, the musicians of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) came together virtually from across the U.S. and Canada to perform ROCO’s commission “Anthem of Hope” by Anthony DiLorenzo — offering hope and strength during this difficult time. This coming year, may you be safe, may you be healthy, and may you find peace. And please be kind — to yourself and others. { read more }

Be The Change

Take a moment to thank the essential workers you encounter today, be it the grocery clerk, the janitor, or the mail carrier.

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Today’s DIY: Pine needle & Chaga Tea – How to make healthy forest tea

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Elephant Journal: 12 Ways to Pick Ourselves up When we Feel like Quitting.

Have you ever seen a baby when they start learning how to walk?
They fall many times at first. But they never get scared to get up and start trying again. Even if they get hurt, they will forget it in a short span of time and attempt to walk again.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: The Sublime Magic of Frozen Soap Bubbles

If you thought blowing bubbles was reserved for warm summer days or children’s birthday parties, you’d be wrong! The coolest time to play and experiment with these liquid globules is when the air is below 5 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 15 degrees Celsius)

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Last quarter moon, Spica late night to dawn

Unless you’re a night owl, you probably won’t see the moon and Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden, rising up into your eastern sky before your bedtime. The twosome will come up quite late tonight, at or around midnight. That applies to most everywhere worldwide.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Devil’s Conjure

Hoodoo, root work and conjure practices have a special place in my heart. I am not from the south, but I have always felt at home there. It was actually through a study of African American Hoodoo, for a college research paper, that I became enlightened to this abundance of new magical lore.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Dúlamán – LYRICS + Translation – Celtic Woman

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Inner Journey: BE AWARE OF YOUR MOTIVES

“Ordinarily, everything we do is in our self-interest. Everything.”
— Anthony de Mello

“Remember, most of the things you think you need are ego trips designed to bolster your image and your perception of security…. You’ll waste a lot of energy satisfying your ego only to find that, as soon as it’s got what it wants, it ignores all your efforts and promptly nails another list of demands to your forehead. The ego will always try to force you to slave for its vision. I wouldn’t stand for that BS if I were you.”
— Stuart Wilde

“We have no need to teach pure motives to the mind. All that is necessary to make the mind pure is to undo the negative conditioning to which it has been subjected; then we will be left with pure, unconditioned awareness.”
— Eknath Easwaran

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Now let’s just say you’re a fisher-person, and let’s just say that I’ve rearranged the stars so that this is going to be the luckiest week of your life.

Whoohooo!

Tell me, next time you go out on your boat, will you take one pole, or many?

Many. I thought so.

Would you think, maybe for the glimmering of a moment, that as a lucky person, you won’t have to fish anymore, because the fish will come to you?

No. Probably not. You’ve always been one of the sharper tools in the shed.

So, tell me, why is it so easy for most to see that with luck, even, they still have to put themselves out there, and that the more they do, the greater the yield. Yet when it comes to life’s magic, thoughts becoming things, and the Universe conspiring on their behalf, they think their fish will come to them?

Your first mate, always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Avocado Breakfast Bowl

Heart health and protein in a bowl! This recipe is an unexpected kick of flavor with egg, red quinoa, avocado, and feta cheese! Very easy to make and a delicious start to the day.

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

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
January 5, 2021

Expectations
“I can’t write a book commensurate with Shakespeare, but I can write a book by me.”

-Sir Walter Raleigh


The one expectation we can have for ourselves is to do the best that we can. We can’t expect to always be the best (and who is to judge just what qualifies as best anyway?) but we can always be original, because that’s exactly what we are. No matter what we do, when we put ourselves into it, we are doing well

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.

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 October 24, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 24,  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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Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season,
When nature is all aglow.
-Emeline B. Smith

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Spiritual Unite: Symbolism Of Yew Tree – Life, Death And Resurrection

The symbolism of the Yew tree is rich and well documented.
It is sometimes known as The Tree Of Life, and much of the meaning of the Yew tree surrounds ideas of life, death, and resurrection.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Hera, Greek Goddess of Marriage 

Hera is known as the first of Greek goddesses. As wife of Zeus, she’s the leading lady of all the Olympians. Despite her husband’s philandering ways—or perhaps because of them—she is the guardian of marriage and the sanctity of the home.

Read more….

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MBG: 4 Ways To Practice Active Meditation If You Can’t Sit Still

You want to meditate. You know it is good for you. You’ve heard about all the benefits, from a calmer mind to less stress. But for some reason you just can’t seem to sit still. Maybe you don’t think you have time or you’re a little fidgety, or maybe you want something more tangible to focus on, whatever the reason, sometimes meditation can feel a little, well, passive.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-meditate-without-actually-meditating

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Elephant Journal: Listen to your Intuition: the Guidance you Seek Comes from Within.

You are the most important person in your life.
This perspective is not being selfish, arrogant, or greedy in any way. It is just the truth.

You spend all of your time with you. You can only control your own actions. And your choices and actions have an impact on the immediate present and on the future

Read more……

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MNN: Knitted anatomy kits offer cruelty-free dissections

Vermont-based knitter’s woolly animal dissections are much cuddlier than the real deal.

Any student who’s ever been through an anatomy lab can remember the sights, sounds and smells of animal dissection. The flash of innards, crunch of bone, and the eye-watering stench of formaldehyde combine to make for one unpleasant experience.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Watch Capella flashing red and green

This evening, check out one of the flashiest stars in the sky. It’s so bright that every year in northern autumn, we get questions from people in the Northern Hemisphere who see a bright star twinkling with red and green flashes. It’s found low in the northeastern sky at nightfall as seen from Northern Hemisphere locations. That star is likely Capella, which is actually a golden star.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: 6 Minutes of Witchcraft: Effective Sigil Witchery & Magick

What makes the Sigil Witchery method so effective? What are other steps you can take to make your sigils more effective? We take a 6 minute dive into getting quicker, better results. (This is the first of several videos I’ll be posting regarding my method of crafting sigils.)

Read more……

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Inner Journey: 

PROBLEMS OR SOLUTIONS?

“If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.”
— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Stop and be aware! Have you been thinking about what you want or what you don’t want?

It’s so easy to lock our minds onto problems rather than opening to receive solutions. But what we think is what we get. This is so important! If we continually focus on problems and negatives, that’s where we’ll stay.

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
— Helen Keller

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Options multiply when insistence lessens.

Be fruitful,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Pumpkin Raisin Bread

When I think of the fall season, I often think of homemade pumpkin bread. What I really like about this recipe is the fact that you can use canned or fresh pumpkin. This bread will freeze well and will keep up to 3 months in your freezer.

Read more……

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
October 24, 2019

Wonder

“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of our science.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Emerson always states it so well. Wonder is that “what if” that spurs us on to progress. It is the seed of science, but also the seed of creativity. We come up with ideas before we can make them into a reality – and those ideas come from wonder. Let’s make it a point to spend some time just wondering today.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor:
Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable.

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/