Cat’s Morning Bits for December 1, 2020
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.
Stay healthy, Stay safe!
“In ancient times, both Druids and Romans hung sprigs of mistletoe in their homes and places of celebration to bring good fortune, peace and love.”
Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day
Dec, 10 Hanukkah
Dec. 14 New Moon at 8:16 am PST/ 9:16 am MST/ 11:16 am EST
Dec,15 National Cat Herders Day
Dec. 20 Ugly Sweater Day
Dec. 21 Winter Solstice/Winter Begins
Dec. 21 Moon 1st Qtr 3:41pm PST/ 4:41 pm MST/ 6:41 pm EST
Dec. 23 Festivus
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
Dec. 24 Celtic Tree month of Birch begins
Dec. 25 Christmas Day
Dec. 26 Kwanzaa
Dec. 29 Full Moon at 7:28 pm PST/ 8:28 pm MST/ 10:28 pm EST
Dec. 31 New Years Eve
Dec. 31 Hogmanay
Nature Spirits: Snow Faeries; Storm Faeries & Winter Tree Faeries
Herbs: Holly; English Ivy; Fir & Mistletoe
Colours: Blood Red; White & Black
Flowers: Holly; Poinsettia & Christmas Cactus
Scents: Violet; Patchouli; Rose Geranium; Frankincense; Myrrh& Lilac
Stones: Serpentine; Jacinth & Peridot
Trees: Pine; Fir & Holly
Animals: Mouse; Deer; Horse & Bear
Birds: Rook; Robin & Snowy Owl
Deities: Hathor; Hecate; Neith; Athene; Minerva; Ixchel; Osiris;Norns & The Fates
Power Flow: Death & Rebirth; Darkness; Personal Alchemy; Spiritua lPaths. Reach out to friends, family and those inneed.
Spirit Library: Let the Light In (a message from Kate Spreckley)
The swirling, overwhelming energies of this year have been supporting us in releasing lifetimes of energetic programming and patterning. The internal shifts and transformations we have and continue to experience are rippling through the sea of our collective consciousness bringing a profound awakening.
True Facts About The Aye Aye
Spirituality & Health Magazine: 7 Essential Oils for Anxiety
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER
Calming essential oils for anxiety can soothe racing thoughts, overall stress, tight muscles, and panic attacks
ThoughtCo: Creating a Sacred Space
A Place in Your Home for Peace and Introspection
Your sacred space can be as small as the breath taken in during prayer, as large as a cathedral or as expansive as an ocean view.
MBG: The Last Month Of 2020 Is Here (!) And Astrologers Say It’ll Fly By
December begins in the tailwind of the November 30 Gemini lunar (full moon) eclipse, an intense burst of energy that may have brought an epiphany, a transition or an unexpected bit of news.
December Birthstone : Blue Topaz
Birthstone Color: Blue
As cool and inviting as a blue lake on a blistering summer day, December’s birthstone is derived from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning fire. This is because Blue Topaz was considered by ancient civilizations to have cooling properties.
HearthWitch: Three Rings of Protection║Simple Protective Shield || Witchcraft
Elephant Journal: The Universe is Trying to tell you Something. Are you Listening?
The day I asked the universe to show me a sign, I wasn’t feeling hopeless or lost, and I didn’t stay up late at night desperate for advice—I only wanted to know I wasn’t alone.
A friend told me she heard a deep, loud voice in her right ear one morning. She said that the advice she received was specific, and the tone was too sharp not to listen. It said, “Leave him, get out.”
December’s Birth Flower: Narcissus
The narcissus is the December birth flower and symbolizes good wishes, faithfulness and respect. The narcissus can often be confused with the daffodil, the birth flower for March, which is a type of narcissus.
EarthSky News: Cassiopeia, Queen of the north
On these December evenings, turn toward the northern sky and see its famous constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. In early December, Cassiopeia swings directly over Polaris, the North Star, at roughly 8 p.m. local clock time. Cassiopeia – sometimes called The Lady of the Chair – is famous for having the shape of a telltale W or M. You will find this configuration of stars as a starlit M whenever she reigns highest in the sky, hovering over Polaris.
Patheos-Pagan: The 25 Most Important Witchcraft Books Ever Published
Despite originally being an initiatory tradition, Modern Witchcraft has sky-rocketed in popularity in large part due to books. Before encountering another Witch, most of us read a book or two, or several dozen.
Pagan Playlist: Norse Viking Music – Úlfhéðnar
Inner Journey: Befriend yourself
“Self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter
The journey to know ourselves ideally brings us to self-understanding and acceptance. It is NOT a quest for self-improvement.
When we open to love and accept ourselves, no matter what, we allow our innate love, power and wisdom to emerge naturally.
“Who you really are is enough.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer
A Note from the Universe
Would it be enough to know, (and you can know this), that long ago, when the two of us carefully mapped out your pending adventure into the jungles of time and space: the hills and valleys you would traverse; the setbacks and advances you would encounter; the good, the bad, and the ugly, and all of the lives you would touch; when our planning was done and the “big picture” revealed… You burst into tears of joy, overwhelmed with its perfection and who you’d become.
Yeah, like a baby –
Today’s Recipe: Annie’s Turkey Salad
This recipe can be made with leftover turkey, or a turkey breast. It is my great-grandmother’s recipe. The cook time will not include the baking of the turkey, just making the salad. Keeping the salad somewhat chunky is part of what makes it good.
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
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
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.
December 1, 2020
“Personality can never develop unless the individual chooses his own way, consciously and with moral deliberation.”
-Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)
There comes a time when we must grow up. Age dictates a lot of what goes on with us physically. Society says when we are “legally” adults. But our personalities can emerge at any time. As we learn, we are gathering tools which will hopefully bring us to spiritual maturity, where we understand who we are, and what we have to share with the world.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Death
Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter.
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