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!
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: 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
The myth of Loki and the deadly mistletoe – Iseult Gillespie
Spiritual Unite: KANGAROO SPIRIT ANIMAL – EMBRACE CHANGE
The kangaroo spirit animal appears in your life when you are ready to escape a bad situation.
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!
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
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.
How to smudge: Burning sage
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pagan Playlist: Ajeet – When She Rises [Official Music Video]
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
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.
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.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
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.
December 4, 2020
“I’m not hard, I’m frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.”
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
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.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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