Cat’s Morning Bits for December 4, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 4, 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!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

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

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Spirit Library: Rest, Hydrate, Move (a message from Kate Spreckley)

December is incredibly powerful energetically. The incoming energies are increasing in intensity preparing us for the upcoming eclipse on the 14th as well as the Solstice and Saturn Jupiter conjunction on the 21st. As a result we are processing and integrating huge influxes of cosmic light. This light is expanding our consciousness amplifying our thoughts, emotions and feeling

Read more….

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The myth of Loki and the deadly mistletoe – Iseult Gillespie

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Spiritual Unite: KANGAROO SPIRIT ANIMAL – EMBRACE CHANGE

The kangaroo spirit animal appears in your life when you are ready to escape a bad situation.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Yule Craft Projects for the Winter Solstice

There are so many great ways you can decorate your home for the Yule season. Adapt store-bought Christmas decorations, or make your own Pagan-themed home decor for the season. Here’s how you can put together a Yule log of your own, some fun and simple ornaments, some seasonally-scented potpourri and incense, and more!

Read more……

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Patheos / New Visions : A Short 15-Point Guide to a Happy Life

Sometimes inspiration finds you. Other times you find it. The key is knowing where to look and for me one of the easiest places to locate a little spiritual stimulation is on one of the bookcases in our home. It was there, under a thin layer of dust, that I stumbled upon A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: A Holiday Tale: The Story Behind The Norfolk Island Pine

The traditional holiday fir, the Norfolk Island Pine, has a back story worthy of a Hollywood movie. When you see these delicately shaped pines at your favorite retail store, you’re taking home a bit of nautical history.

Read more…

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How to smudge: Burning sage

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Elephant Journal: 25 Self-Loving Ways to Take Care of Ourselves when we Feel Sad.

The other night as I was closing my computer, I felt uncomfortable sensations inside my chest.
I had the sudden urge to go to the store. It was later than I’d usually go, but the impulse to walk, to go to the store, was strong.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Makes a Friend

Kaavan is lonely no more.

After spending eight years as the only elephant in Pakistan’s Marghazar Zoo, the Asian elephant has been moved to a sanctuary in Cambodia where he quickly reached out and made contact with another elephant.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Moon passes through Leo the Lion

The moon is some days past full, so it’s rising late at night. These next several nights – December 5, 6 and 7, 2020 – you might catch the moon and star Regulus – brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion – rising in the east from mid-to-late evening.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: 15 Influential Pagan Voices From My Past

My Pagan rebirth began in England in 1983 and was a long labor, metaphorically speaking. Witchcraft came to me in a unique way that I treasure, which may be fodder for another blog post some day.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Ajeet – When She Rises [Official Music Video]

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Inner Journey: THE POWER OF SILENCE

“Growth takes place in a person by working at a deep inner level in a sustained atmosphere of silence.”
— Dr. Ira Progoff

How can we hear our wise voice of intuition if we are always thinking, talking and distracted by outer events?

If we take time daily to experience physical stillness and to direct our attention inside, we can begin to find the peace, love, will and wisdom that exist as our essence.

“Only when one is connected to one’s own core is one connected to others… And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be refound through solitude.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way.”
— Angeles Arrien

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

One hundred years from now, it will not matter what was in your bank account, what kind of car you drove, or what style of home you lived in.

On the other hand, since one of the reasons you’re in time and space is to understand that you do, indeed, have dominion over all things… nailing these early on would be way cool.

Whoosh

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Making Your Own Granola Is The Best Batch Made Breakfast: 8 Recipes To Try

When you think of meal prep, breakfast probably isn’t the meal that springs to mind. After all, it’s easy enough to make up a quick smoothie or a bowl of healthy cereal—but if you’ve been looking for a way to bring a little something special to your morning routine, a homemade granola may be just the thing.

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
December 4, 2020

Personality
“I’m not hard, I’m frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.”

-Margaret Thatcher


Personality is the image of ourselves that we present to the world. It is how others see us. This is not to be confused with who we really are. Who we really are goes much beyond our personality – we are so much more than that

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Speak and behave respectably and dispel all manner of potential difficulties and obstacles. You don’t have to fake any feelings or opinions you don’t really have. Simply act with decorum and tact, and then take your place on a somewhat bigger stage. Respectability is what will keep things under control and keep it all moving forward. Do as much as you can today and feel gratified.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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