Cat’s Morning Bits for December 3, 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!
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
Spirit Library: Stay Centred & Grounded (a message from Kate Spreckley)
The energies of this year have been intensely powerful, purposeful and seemingly continuous. In our modern cultures rites of passage are not always consciously undertaken and therefore planetary alignments and eclipse gateways offer the opportunity for deep growth, healing and soul evolution.
The Egyptian myth of Isis and the seven scorpions – Alex Gendler
Pioneer Thinking; How to Make Beeswax Candles
The following two projects that this article is going to teach are both simple and beautiful. With very little work you can create a beautiful and pleasant scented candle.
ThoughtCo: All About Yule
For people of nearly any religious background, the time of the winter solstice is a time when we gather with family and loved ones. For Pagans and Wiccans, it’s often celebrated as Yule, but there are literally dozens of ways you can enjoy the season.
Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Stillness on a December Morning
Stillness on a December Morning
There were times this year when we were not sure we would make it to another December morning.
This year has threatened to overwhelm us. We have pushed through, over, and around obstacles this year. Some of us have survived the loss of people we love.
Spirituality & Health: 4 Mini Meditations for a Peaceful Holiday Season
Spirituality is accessible even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, if we make it a practice in our everyday lives.
The Witch of Wanderlust: Low-Cost Witchcraft Tools(That You Probably Already Have!)
Elephant Journal: How this Loving-Kindness Meditation can start to Heal Divisions.
I have struggled this year—with grief and loss and fear.
Grief from recent deaths of both my parents, grief for lives lost at the hands of racial injustice and from COVID-19, and grief from the loss of “normal” life as we knew before the pandemic hit.
Treehugger: Vote for Your Favorite Wildlife Photographer of the Year
It’s time to head back to the polls, but this time all the choices are wildlife.
The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest announced its winners earlier this year. Now it’s time for animal lovers to go online and weigh in on the LUMIX People’s Choice Award.
EarthSky News: Can you see stars’ different colors?
Tonight … notice that the stars are like wildflowers, in that each star radiates with a different color of the rainbow. Have you ever noticed their various hues? Let’s explore some of the stars that you’ll see in the meadow of night tonight.
Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Why the Roots of Your Fairy Beliefs Matter
If you enter into a discussion in any fairy group on social media you will very quickly find a variety of ideas being expressed. Usually these ideas are put forward not as opinions but as unassailable facts supported by the person’s own experiences or study.
Pagan Playlist: Mother Of Darkness; We All Come From The Goddess by Circle Of Women
Inner Journey: SEEK YOUR LIMITS AND BEYOND
“If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.”
— Stephen Covey
Connect with the edge, the unknown, of your experience. Allow this pull towards unexplored territory to take you to new dimensions of yourself. Allow life to touch you in new ways. For this is how we truly live life. Become more alive as you grow through your consciousness barriers. Ask questions that seek answers beyond yourself. The depth of life is revealed as you go further into it.
“Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for – life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men, books, experience – and what he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways.”
— Hamilton Wright Mabie
“Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts.”
A Note from the Universe
Manifesting doesn’t just work sometimes..
Which is pretty much the only “lesson” you have to learn.
Thoughts become things,
Today’s Recipe: Turn Gingerbread Men Into Reindeer With This Clever Decorating Trick
If making gingerbread cookies is one of your holiday traditions, you probably have a gingerbread man cookie cutter in your baking supplies. But did you know you can use that cookie cutter to make more than gingerbread men? With one simple trick you can turn a gingerbread man into a reindeer. Simply flip him upside down and the legs become antlers! Genius, right?
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.
December 3, 2020
“We do not accept ourselves for what we are, we retreat from our real selves, and then we erect a personality to bridge the gap.”
-Susan Sontag, 1963
In this case, the word “personality” is being used like the word “ego.” It is important for us to understand that we are more than the roles we play. Sometimes we lose ourselves in these roles, we identify with our “doing” rather than our “being.” Take time in silence to reconnect.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Justice
Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all.
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