Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 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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Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
-James Beard, American chef (1903-85)

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Spiritual Unite: Monkey Spirit Animal Meaning – Allow Yourself To Play

Your monkey spirit animal appears when you need a little more energy in your life.
The inquisitiveness, sociability and childlike nature of the monkey spirit animal hold much guidance for you at this moment in your life.

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ThoughtCo: What Is a Hedge Witch? Practices and Beliefs

There are a lot of different belief systems in modern Paganism, and one that’s seeing a resurgence in popularity is the path of the hedge witch. Although there are a lot of different definitions of what a hedge witch is and does, you’ll find that for the most part, there’s a lot of work with herbal magic, as well as an emphasis on nature.

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MBG: Tarot Spreads For Navigating Change & Finishing Out The Year Strong

When you’re faced with any kind of transition, it can be helpful to have an anchor: something that reminds you to stay steady, check in with yourself, and move forward in a way that is true and authentic to you. Tarot and oracle cards can be just that. Pulling your own cards is a beautiful ritual in moments of change and uncertainty. And feeling into the lesson behind each one is an exercise in intuition and trust.

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Daily Good: How Place Can Connect Us to Gratitude

“Certain places can evoke a profound experience of gratitude for us. Have you ever noticed how your favorite bakery, or neighborhood park, or familiar church, or your own living room, can bring you profound gratitude that you feel in your body?…Place connects us to gratitude, and gratitude connects us to place. And this gratitude also finds its place in our bodies. As we find gratitude in a sense of place like a retreat center, our home, a park, a library or bookstore, we also find gratitude in a sense of place within our hearts and bodies.” { read more }

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Elephant Journal: The Game-Changing Astrology of 2020: Awakenings, Transformation & Rebirth.

No matter what your sign, the astrology of 2020 will be a game changer.
With combinations in play that haven’t been seen in over three decades, momentous things are on the horizon.

Read more………

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MNN: 13 perfect snowflakes captured in photos

Snowflakes — those intricate, one-of-a-kind ice crystals — form when precipitation falls through varying levels of humidity and temperatures in the air. While plenty has been written about the science of snow, we’re focusing on the sheer beauty of them. Here are some to study and admire, with a nod to some beautiful frost as well

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EarthSky News: See Venus-Saturn pairing on December 10

Depending on where you live worldwide, Venus and Saturn will snuggle up most closely together on the sky’s dome on December 10 or 11, 2019. On either date, though, Venus and Saturn will appear plenty close together in your sky. For the next several days, look for this bright pair of lights to pop out rather low in the southwest as dusk ebbs into nightfall.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Tiptoeing Toward the Otherfolk

I’ll be straight-up honest with you: since childhood the Otherworld and its denizens, the Otherfolk, have pretty much scared the ever-lovin’ snot out of me.
My reaction goes well beyond “healthy respect”; it’s more of an avoid-at-all-costs kind of thing, which—

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Inner Journey:

HONESTY

“Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

What level of honesty are you living now? How honest are you with strangers, institutions and businesses, acquaintances, friends, family, spouse? How honest are you with yourself?

“Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
— Walter Anderson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

When you look into the mirror do you look for what you love most?

Do you look for me?

Do you smile?

Did you just ask, “Is there any other reason to look into a mirror?”

Smartie,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quick & Easy: Crunchy Holiday Cinnamon-Cranberry-Oatmeal Cookies

Scents and memories of past holidays are awakened when I bake these crispy wonders.
The recipe was first gifted to me one grey December day, years ago, by a lovely cafe owner. These cookies speak of the warmth, sharing, and connection that this season is really all about. So sweet and delish, you’ll forget they’re vegan.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
December 10, 2019 

Environment

“I believe natural beauty has a necessary place in the spiritual development of any individual or any society. I believe that whenever we destroy beauty, or whenever we substitute something man-made and artificial for a natural feature of the earth, we have retarded some part of man’s spiritual growth.”

-Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

When we talk about the oneness of the universe – we’re not just talking about people. We live with and amongst nature. We share this planet with everything that is here. We’re all made up of the same “stuff.” We need nature and it’s nutrients to nourish ourselves! Nature nourishes our bodies, and it also nurtures our spirit. The profound peace that we feel when we are in the mountains, or under a starry sky, is food for our soul.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward.

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.

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