Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 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: Find Ease & Grace (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Unexpected loss, sudden changes, challenges and huge shifts have graced all of us this year. We’ve ridden a pendulum swing of clearing and integration that has pushed us to dig deep and find the inner strength we need to continue.
Reiki for Good Luck | Energy Healing
Spiritual Unite: LYNX SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – USE YOUR PATIENCE
The Lynx spirit animal appears in your life when there are hidden forces in your life.
ThoughtCo: Thoth, Egyptian Scribe God of Wisdom
Thoth (pronounced “Toth,” rhyming with “both,” rather than with “goth”) was one of the most important deities of ancient Egyptian religion and worship. Thoth was known as the tongue of Ra, who had cursed him, and he often spoke on Ra’s behalf.
Patheos / New Visions: Monastic Strategies: The Darkest Days of Our Dark Year
The Darkest Days of Our Dark Year
Where I live, the next two weeks are the darkest days of the year.
Though our days are often sunny and bright, the next couple of weeks have our longest nights of the year..
MBG: Ring In The Upcoming Solar Eclipse With This 7-Card Tarot Spread
We’re in for a big week, astrologically speaking. Not only will we have the last new moon of 2020 on Monday, December 14, but that same day, we’ll also have a total solar eclipse. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions, and what you’d like to call in for 2021.
The Irish myth of the Giant’s Causeway – Iseult Gillespie
Today’s DIY: Use Cinnamon for Holiday Decorating
Cinnamon is hands down one of the most loved and popular holiday scents. The warm spicy aroma conjures up happy memories of Christmases past. Here are some easy ways to use cinnamon for your winter home décor.
Treehugger: 9 Stylish and Sustainable Ways to Wrap Gifts
Give virgin paper and plastic bows the heave-ho-ho-ho with these chic and earth-friendly alternatives — several costing nothing at all! So many frolicking flocks of reindeer and rosy-cheeked Santas are sacrificed each year in the name of disguising presents
EarthSky News: Spectacular! Moon and Venus before sunrise
These next few mornings – December 11, 12 and 13, 2020 – get up before sunrise to enjoy an eyeful the waning crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus beautifying your eastern sky. Because the moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and 3rd-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun, you should have little trouble viewing these brilliant worlds in the glow of dawn.
Patheos-Pagan: Kolyada: The Old Slavic Winter Solstice
On the darkest night of the year, when the world is cold and the sun only peeks out for a few short hours every day, we all need something to lift our spirits. In ancient times, this liminal period between the waning sun and the waxing sun was seen as a time of magic and so in almost every culture, there are rituals and rites that invite the sun’s return.
Pagan Playlist: Anishinaabe Spirit Bear Song
Inner Journey: DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?
“At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.”
— Dr. Paul Tournier
How do you see yourself as unlovable?
Take a few minutes to write down why you perceive yourself to be unlovable. Look at the list and see if you can identify where those characterizations originated. Can you pinpoint old messages from parents, teachers, and friends that led you to negative conclusions about yourself? Are those messages valid today?
The beliefs we adopt as children usually don’t hold when we view them objectively as adults. Can you let them go? Can you begin to see yourself as a unique expression of life, a genuine gift to the world?
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
“Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities.”
— Dalai Lama
A Note from the Universe
Don’t say a word and off with the lights!
Now is as good a time as any to watch It’s a Wonderful Life. No, no, not the one with Jimmy Stewart! The other one! You know… starring Cat. It’s the best. A total-underdog, goose-bump, come-from-behind kind of adventure. And what an “ending”!
I especially love the part where you, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, finally declare “enough is enough” (actually, far more colorful language is used because we don’t have a rating system here) and you begin visualizing, putting up dream photos on the computer, refrigerator, and mirrors, and start performing simple acts of faith, as if your dreams had already come true, every single bloomin’ day.
The transformation that follows really pushes the envelope on believability. Except, of course, it’s a true story!
It’s also a great psyche-up “watch” for new souls. You know, before their first big plunge.
Definitely two thumbs-up.
Today’s Recipe: Spiced Chocolate Muffins
Attention hot sauce fans and those with bored taste buds. If you never thought of pairing chili and chocolate, you’re in for a treat. Feed your Tabasco and chocolate addiction simultaneously with these little pillows of deliciousness that are guaranteed to leave everyone guessing what the secret ingredient is.
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
December 10, 2020
“Morning prospective: imagination.
Evening retrospective: memory.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
This is an entry that Emerson put in his journal one day. I love the way that Emerson expressed himself – so simply, and so beautifully. I can see him in the morning looking ahead, planning, creating, and writing. And in the evening, looking back at what was accomplished, remembering the good things in his life, expressing gratitude
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Magician
You might be set up to be the smart one and solve a problem or two for someone else. While it might be your idea of fun to perform and be clever, try to keep things simple, especially if this is a work-related issue. It will cost you little or no effort and win you a lot of admiration, and maybe some monetary reward later.
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