Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 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


Out yonder there was this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking.
-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Spiritual Unite: Moth Spirit Animal Meaning – Blinded By The Light

Your moth spirit animal signifies that you are hiding your problems from yourself and others around you.
It also represents optimism in the face of adversity, as well as searching for the light in your life.



ThoughtCo: Yule Rituals

Yule, the winter solstice, is a time of great symbolism and power. It marks the return of the sun, when the days finally begin to get a little longer. It’s also a time to celebrate with family and friends, and share the spirit of giving during the holidays. Here are some great Yule rituals that you can do to celebrate this winter Sabbat, either as part of a group or as a solitary.



MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope Is In: Here’s How To End 2019 On A High Note

2019 isn’t over yet, but today the AstroTwins share why now is the time to start your resolution-making.
Clearance for takeoff! This Friday, December 20, Venus—the rocket ship of love—blasts into futuristic, anything-goes Aquarius until January 13, 2020.

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Daily Good: This Is Your Brain On Music

“Musical training doesn’t just improve your ear for music — it also helps your ear for speech. That’s the takeaway from an unusual new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn’t just get better at playing the trombone or violin; they found that playing music also helped kids’ brains process language.” { read more }


MNN: Why dark sky tourism is catching on

In the fight to protect natural wonders around the world from pollution, development and other man-made byproducts of our modern world, it’s an overlooked fact that we’re on the verge of losing one of our most enchanting. Even more ironic, it’s not something that requires travel or tickets to experience. The night sky — a free, all-access glowing spectacle — has been tamed by humanity to the point where 83% of the world’s population now live under light polluted skies.

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EarthSky News: Start watching for Ursid meteors

Tonight – December 17, 2019 – marks what might be your first night for seeing meteors in the annual Ursid meteor shower. This shower typically peaks around the December solstice, which, in 2019, comes on December 21 or 22, depending on your time zone. The shower’s peak morning is probably December 22, but any of the next few mornings should yield some Ursids as well. The meteor shower usually ends around December 26.

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Patheos-Pagan: Dance of the Maenad: The Faery Path

The faery path is winding and laden with poison fruits, plants both baneful and healing. The leaves clinging to twisted oak branches chime like bells as they sway, the wood creaking like a violin. The air itself is intoxicating, shimmering, undulating.

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Inner Journey:


“Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.”
— Julio Cortazar

We indulge ourselves when we seek to meet our longings through desires of the personality. We indulge ourselves when we buy more clothes to make us happy, when we eat another snack to ease the hunger, when we have an affair to feel powerful or loveable. Any pleasure we get, if we get any at all, is shallow and short-lived.
The only lasting satisfaction can come from meeting the deep spiritual needs of the soul. We discover what we are really after in life when we identify the spiritual qualities and needs that lie behind our desires for material pleasures.

“But life lived only for oneself does not truly satisfy men or women. There is a hunger in Americans today for larger purposes beyond the self.”
— Betty Friedan

A Note from the Universe

Heaven forbid! Do you really think I’d let you go to a place where you couldn’t find new friends, laughter, health, and abundance of every sort? Where you couldn’t be happy about something every single day? Where you would be limited, stuck, or unable to change your circumstances?

Do you even think such a place might exist?

Not in a zillion years.

Your Michelin Tour Guide to the Cosmos –

The Universe

Today’s Recipe: Butterscotch Pudding

Creamy butterscotch pudding is easy to make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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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

Daily Wisdom
December 17, 2019


“I had assumed that the Earth, the spirit of the Earth, noticed exceptions – those who wantonly damage it and those who do not. But the Earth is wise. It has given itself into the keeping of all, and all are therefore accountable.”
-Alice Walker, 1988

That really is the way it works, isn’t it? The Earth can’t differentiate one person from another, because we’re all one! So, what one of us does affects all of us. We’re all in this together; we can’t afford to be selfish. We have to keep the “big picture” in mind at all times.

-Lissa Coffey


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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