Cat’s Morning Bits for December 16, 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: Freedom & Renewal (a message from Kate Spreckley)
This is a life altering week through which we quantum leap into a new dimension of consciousness. With this leap we are shedding old skin and releasing the karmic entanglements which have kept us stuck in old structures and the beliefs about what is possible.
The myth of Arachne – Iseult Gillespie
Spiritual Unite: WHALE SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – COMMUNITY SPIRIT AND RESILIENCE ARE KEY
Having the whale spirit animal means that you have wells of emotional resilience, inner wisdom and value family above all else.
ThoughtCo: Great Ways to Celebrate Yule With Kids
What does Yule, the winter Solstice, means to you and your family? Do you focus on the solar aspect of Yule, or do you see it as a transformation of the Goddess?
Patheos / New Visions: Our Better Angels
The notion of “our better angels” was offered by Abraham Lincoln in 1861 in his first inaugural address:
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained,
MBG: How To Use The EFT/Tapping Technique To Ease Holiday Stress
The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and cheer. However, this is far from reality for many of us. Feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, anger, and guilt can all put a damper on the holiday season—especially this year.
Pioneer Thinking: Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas
Whether you just want to save money or give a gift that feels more unique and personal, you are probably looking for some really creative homemade Christmas gift ideas. If that’s the case, then here are some great ideas to consider.
Elephant Journal: 3 Toxic Attitudes I am Leaving Behind in 2021.
If 2020 has taught me anything, it is that life is unpredictable.
When circumstances get difficult, we either step up to the challenge and succeed, step up and fail, or back away knowing the challenge surpasses our comfort zone.
Today’s DIY: How to Make Orange Pomanders for Yule, Orange & Clove Gift, Witchy Holiday Decor, Magical Crafting
Treehugger: Rare Event, 90,000 Turtles Hatch on a Beach in Brazil
Tens of thousands of turtle hatchlings emerged from a sandy beach in Brazil in a rare event that occurs in only a few places worldwide.
EarthSky News: Young moon, Jupiter, Saturn glorious December 15 to 18!
You might – or might not – catch the young whisker-thin moon below the planets Jupiter and Saturn on December 15, 2020. You’ll surely catch the moon and these glorious planets in the west after sunset on December 16, 17 and 18. Giant Jupiter and golden, ringed Saturn are now nearing their December 21 great conjunction. They will be a dazzling and exceedingly rare sight near the young moon in our evening sky. Don’t miss them!
Patheos-Pagan: Yule: Candles Bring Light, Warmth, And Magick
In my family, I’m the person who truly loves the holidays. And candles play an important role in our Yule traditions (and have been part of our Christmas decorations as well since –forever). Candles have always played a prominent role in my witchcraft practice and life, which is one reason I light them every night during Yule.
Pagan Playlist: Once Upon December- Blackmore’s Night
Inner Journey: THE PAST IN THE PRESENT
“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.”
— Louise Hay
Pick one aspect of your life, e.g. your health, your competence, your prosperity or relationships, and think back to when you were a child. What messages about this subject did you hear from adults at that time that are still playing on your subconscious tape recorder? Messages like: “Men can’t be trusted.” “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “You’re not smart enough to succeed in business.”
How is your world reflecting your beliefs back to you, today?
“There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.”
A Note from the Universe
Isn’t it a hoot? Of all the people in all the world who actually “get it,” few actually give it to themselves.
Whatever it is you want, start.
And remember to also give yourself compliments, praise, and presents… Time, permission, and love. Hugs, kisses, and smiles. Winks, laughs, and applause.
And I will give you even more.
Today’s Recipe: Gingerbread Cookies II
This is the BEST recipe for gingerbread cookies I have ever tasted. It looks complicated, but isn’t. I have used this recipe for many years and always get compliments on it.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding
December 16, 2020
“Joy is not in things; it is in us.”
Joy is always present, but do we choose to see it, feel it, experience it? Make that choice today… choose to let joy bubble up and express through you! How many times have we heard “have a good day!” and thought nothing of it? We can have a good day every day, it’s simply a matter of making that conscious decision. By recognizing love, peace, and joy, just by bringing it into our awareness, we lift the energy around us and make the world a better place.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Some big new opportunity could come your way today. Focus your attention on the one thing you want most to have happen and it won’t be able to resist you. You can be persuasive and graceful, smooth and strong all at the same time. Act with quiet confidence and be admired later. Today, enjoy having people listen and do almost everything you suggest.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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