Cat’s Morning Bits for December 22, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 22, 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: Reignite Your Enthusiasm for Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This weekend we are being prepared for the upcoming Solstice. The Solstice is always a powerful time but this one is noticeably different as it coincides with the Great Jupiter Saturn Conjunction and marks the completion of a vast cycle of growth, learning and development.

Read more…..

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Cernunnos The Horned God of Celtic Mythology – (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: MOUSE SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – SO MIGHTY

If you have the mouse spirit animal, you have the unique symbolism of the mouse as a way to help guide you.

Your spirit animal can offer insight into the areas of your life that need your attention.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Ogham Symbol Gallery

The Celtic Ogham alphabet has long been shrouded in mystery, but many Pagans use these ancient symbols as tools of divination, although there’s no real documentation of how the symbols were used originally. You can make your own Ogham divination set by drawing the symbols on cards or notching them into straight sticks.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Learning to Love Winter’s Night

Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

T.S. Eliot –

Learning to Love Winter’s Night

“I have put on good attitudes before and found ways of accepting situations –thankfully, I found ways out of some–while creating the semblance of normalcy. But for me, a change of attitude wasn’t enough. It didn’t go deep enough. It wasn’t always reliable. In order to live happily in Toronto, I needed to be able to love deeply, loving the people who live here and the place where I live. And especially, I needed to be able to know the dark, maybe even to love it.” Barbara Wright George shares more in this excerpt from her book, “Learning to Love: On the Way to Experience.” { read more }

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Patheos- New Visions: Loving the Gateways

What you have to attempt [is] to be yourself. What you have to
pray for [is] to become a mirror in which, according to the
degree of purity of heart you have attained, the greatness of life
will be reflected.

Read more….

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MBG: Capricorn Season Is All About Ambition: 7 Ways To Channel The Strong Sign

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” you will feel this prevailing astrological energy—no matter what your Sun sign. Capricorn season 2020–2021 spans the holidays, beginning Monday, December 21, and ending Tuesday, January 19.

Read more…..

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Gratitude: The Short Film by Louie Schwartzberg

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Today’s DIY: Spice Painting: Turn Old Spices and Seasoning Into a Paint Project

Spice painting is a creative and zero-waste way to use expired spices and seasoning as a crafting project for the whole family. This low-cost DIY craft requires few materials and is a great option for sensory play. In a matter of minutes, past due spices can be transformed into an artist’s palette, full of scents, textures, and colors that stimulate all the senses.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 11 Animals That Hibernate That Aren’t Bears

Hibernation is an amazing physiological feat that is necessary for animal survival. Bears are the animals most known for hibernating, but they aren’t the only ones. Turtles, snakes, wood frogs, and groundhogs are other animals that engage in some form of hibernation. Take a look at some of the animals that like to hide until spring arrives.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars, Uranus December 22-24

These next several nights – December 22, 23 and 24, 2020 – use the waxing gibbous moon to find the red planet Mars, and Mars as your guide “star” to the planet Uranus. Whereas Mars is bright and easy to see – outshining Uranus by nearly 300 times – you’re not likely to view dim Uranus in the moonlit glare. Even on a dark. moonless night, Uranus is barely perceptible to the unaided eye as a faint speck of light.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: A Winter Solstice Reflection in 2020

Humans are social animals.

Our closest genetic relatives – the chimpanzees – live in extended family groups of as few as twenty or as many as a hundred individuals. Humans evolved living in similar sized groups.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Isolation – Nox Arcana

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Inner Journey: WHAT’S IMPORTANT?

“Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what’s urgent, learn to focus on what is really important.”
— Stephen Covey

Time management is all about making decisions. At each step of the way, we want to choose activities that best support what we want to do with our lives. To do this, we need to be clear about our short and long-term goals.

Here’s a general question to ask yourself often: “Is this the best use of my time in terms of meeting my goals?” Sometimes, of course, we don’t have any choice. But ask yourself honestly, “Could I take more control if I really wanted to?” Often, we play the victim because we don’t want to make the effort to change our behaviour.

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.'”
— Lao-Tzu

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Young souls play hard to get.

Mature souls, play hard.

But old souls, just play…

La, la, la –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

These delicious mushrooms taste just like restaurant-style stuffed mushrooms and are my guy’s absolute favorite.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
December 22, 2020

Family
“The whole world is my family.”

-Pope John XXIII (1881-1963)


There is so much truth, and so much simplicity in this statement. The whole world really is our family. We are each connected to the other. When we can all see this, feel this, understand it and accept it in our hearts, then there will truly be peace on earth. For how then could there be anything less?

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

No matter how routine and ordinary you may feel about today’s duties and demands, you can bolster your spirit by remembering what inspires you. There are role models, ideals, dreams, and aspirations that can inform and improve even the simplest and most modest of your activities. Act with integrity and pride, and instill everything you do with that integrity and pride. Hold your head high.

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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