Cat’s Morning Bits for December 13, 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.
The year draws in the day
And soon will evening shut:
The laurels all are cut,
We’ll to the woods no more.
-A. E. Housman (1859-1936)
Spiritual Unite: Seal Spirit Animal Meaning – Being Honest With Yourself
Your seal spirit animal is a messenger, asking you to look within yourself and find the natural flows that govern your body.
It is also a reminder to pay attention to your imagination – and your dreams.
ThoughtCo: Deities of the Winter Solstice
While it may be mostly Pagans who celebrate the Yule holiday today, nearly all cultures and faiths have held some sort of winter solstice celebration or festival. Because of the theme of endless birth, life, death, and rebirth, the time of the solstice is often associated with deity and other legendary figures. No matter which path you follow, chances are good that one of your gods or goddesses has a winter solstice connection.
Pioneer Thinking: Scented Bath Salts
Here is another bath recipe that my Grandmother taught me. We would spend the weekend before Christmas filling jars with the aromatic bath salts then hand them out to our family and friends. It was a tradition my Grandmother shared with me that I now share with my family. I hope you like it as much as we do.
Elephant Journal: A Healer’s Guide to the Holidays: 9 Tips for a Conscious Christmas.
As people who work with healing energy, it’s important—if not imperative—that we maintain a high level of follow-through when it comes to all aspects of our lives.
And Christmas is no exception.
MNN: Greta Thunberg named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year
Time magazine has named 16-year-old Greta Thunberg its 2019 Person of the Year. She’s the youngest person to be chosen by the magazine.
EarthSky News: See a celestial Chariot in December
Tonight, or any one of these long December nights, you can find the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. The Heavenly Chariot – with its brilliant yellow star Capella – starts the journey in the northeast at early evening, flies overhead around midnight and finishes up in the northwest at dawn.
Patheos-Pagan: Sacred Smoke for Purifying Your Home
Close your eyes. Go on, just for a moment. Picture your home from the outside, just as though you were standing out front. Imagine it in as much detail as you possibly can.
“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
A Note from the Universe
Today I thought I’d tell you how powerful you are, but would you believe… I couldn’t find the words?
They do not exist.
Can you feel it?
Today’s Recipe: Nutmeg Sugar Cookies
There is just something about old fashioned cakes, pies, cookies, etc that I love. And they are never better than at holiday time. Perhaps because they bring back memories of holiday gatherings with family and friends long gone from our lives. Here are some of my favorite recipes from the days of my childhood. I hope they will bring good memories to mind for you, too.
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
Sign: Libra and Taurus
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, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
December 13, 2019
“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.
Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man
Things may not be going the way you like, but this is no time to give up. Whatever went wrong yesterday or last year is no excuse to stop trying to make things right. Be honest with yourself and do what you can to at least not make matters worse. There’s nothing that can’t be forgiven, repaired or replaced. Keep the faith and keep going.
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