Cat’s Morning Bits for December 14, 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: Embrace Where Life Has Taken You (a message from Kate Spreckley)
We are in a time of integration as we assimilate the upgrades, shifts and changes we have experienced over the past year. Anything that isn’t in alignment with our soul has been transformed, altered and or removed offering us the opportunity to connect more deeply with our intuitive nature.
Spiritual Unite: LION SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – EMBODY COURAGE TO ROAR
The lion spirit animal appears to you when you need your strength and courage to overcome an obstacle.
ThoughtCo: Who is the Norse God Odin?
In the Norse pantheon, Asgard is the home of the gods, and it is the place where one could find Odin, the supreme deity of them all. Connected to his Germanic ancestor Woden or Wodan, Odin is the god of kings and the mentor of young heroes, to whom he often gave magical gifts.
Patheos / New Visions : December Intuition Check-In
We all have intuition, but sometimes needs an intuition check-in. Oracle or Tarot are a good way to listen. Here are 4 cards to help you find your balance. Take some deep breathes and ask your angels and guides what message you need to know to help you along your path, and choose a number.
MBG: The Last New Moon Of The Year Is A Double Whammy Eclipse: Here’s What It Means
The Sagittarius new moon on Monday, December 14 (at 11:16 a.m. EST) is a total solar eclipse, expanding our horizons in unexpected ways.
How To Celebrate Yule, Winter Solstice & 12 days of Christmas – Wheel of the Year – Magical Crafting
Today’s DIY: Mini-Broom Tutorial
I was recently packing up the Samhain altar supplies from our CUUPs chapter’s online ritual to return to the people who loaned it. I found myself feeling nostalgic while holding my friend Mary’s mini broom wand. She and I have taught this craft to adults and children many times over the years.
Elephant Journal: Dreams about Snakes, Snake Dream Meaning, Snake Bite Dream
Dreaming about snakes can be a frightful experience for many people. It is not uncommon to be afraid of snakes! This is why when we dream of snakes, it is very important to look at the context of the snake in the dream and how it relates to our waking life. Dreams about Snakes
Treehugger: Sculptor Weaves Stones, Shells, and Leaves Into Spellbinding Patterns
For many of us, “art” is often thought of as something that hangs on the pristine, whitewashed walls of a gallery — something lofty and inaccessible. But art – as a creative practice – is always changing and evolving, much like the artists who seem to channel something new and fresh into existence with each passing epoch.
EarthSky News: Geminid meteors best on December 13-14
The 2020 Geminid meteor shower is expected to produce the greatest number of meteors on the night of December 13-14 (Sunday night until dawn Monday). There’s never any certainty about meteor showers. They’re like fishing … you go, and sometimes you catch something.
Patheos-Pagan: Sankta Lucia: The Survival of a Nordic Sun Goddess
December 13 is the feast day of Sankta Lucia, the patron saint of Sweden. Until the Pope Gregory XII made the Gregorian calendar official in AD 1582, the winter solstice fell on December 13-Lucia’s feast day. Lucia (Lucy) was actually an Italian, she is celebrated in certain parts of Italy, but she is most associated with the Nordic countries.
Pagan Playlist: Yule
Inner Journey: VALUE JUST BEING
“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler
Many of us have been taught to believe that we are valued for what we do, not just for who we are. ‘Doing’ is important, but to keep life in balance, we also need time to just ‘be.’
Henry David Thoreau expressed this so well in Walden Pond:
“There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hand.
“Sometimes, on a summer morning, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumacs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sang around or flitted noiseless through the house, untilby the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some traveller’s wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time.
“I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been.”
A Note from the Universe
I’m sorry, but concerning your dream job, did you want a salary, royalties, commissions… or all three?
How many weeks vacation are you expecting?
Are you willing to share the New York apartment?
Oh, and should your London assistant speak French? Or will your French be sufficient by then?
Helps to have a plan, ‘n’est pas’?
Today’s Recipe: Lamb Braised in Pomegranate
This pomegranate braised lamb shoulder is about as seasonally appropriate as it gets, and one of the best things I’ve tasted in a long time.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth
Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.
December 14, 2020
“Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.”
-Sir Wilfred Grenfell
It is with true joy that we release this inaugural newsletter into the universe!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Fool
You may have the best of intentions today but it won’t be easy to stick to any of them. There’s a lot of randomness in the air and you won’t have very much control over anything. Don’t let this lull you into becoming thoughtless or not caring about what you’re doing. Do what you can and save some energy for tomorrow when things might be smoother.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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