Cat’s Morning Bits for December 7, 2021
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.
“From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens –
the garden outdoors,
the garden of pots and bowls in the house,
and the garden of the mind’s eye.”
- Katherine S. White
Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT
Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT
Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29
Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins
Dec. 25 Christmas Day
Dec. 31 New Years Eve
Spirit Library: Purification
With this past weekend’s Solar Eclipse, we have reached a critical time in our journey where another layer of the energies, structures and patterns of the past is being cleared. To say the energies are uncomfortable is an understatement as deeply buried emotions are surfacing to be purified and released. Eclipses always trigger a profound awakening which can be challenging as the unconscious becomes conscious.
Gobannus: The World-Travelling Smith (Celtic Mythology Explained)
Pioneer Thinking: Make a Scentsational Luxury Bath Soak
Christmas is coming , and surely there’s nothing sweeter than a handmade gift. Edibles are always well received , but if you’re anything like me you stuff yourself like a turkey in December anyway, so I thought I’d focus on a few, slightly more original, non edible gift ideas over the next few weeks- which naturally smell great too!
ThoughtCo: What Songs Should I Sing at Yule?
So, you’re looking for songs to sing to the gods and goddesses of your tradition at the winter holidays. Sure, there are Christmas carols where people have substituted “goddess” for the words “God” or “Jesus,” but that’s not quite the same. Are those good Pagan songs to sing at your ceremony?
Journey Into Dreams:Tests and Schoolwork Dream Meaning
Have you recently had a dream about tests or school work? Learn what it means to dream about tests, homework, and school work.
MBG: Spiritual Self-Care Is Finding A New Audience On TikTok
In the past, astrology, tarot, and medium readings have been relegated to dark, moody shops—off the beaten path and not the most accessible. But as more people, particularly young people, look beyond organized religion for answers to life’s biggest questions, these previously esoteric approaches are gaining mass appeal.
Making Sleepy Tea, Fire Cider, and Decorating || November Vlog 2021 (The Witch Of Wanderlust)
Yule & Winter Solstice ritual ideas (Alwyn Oak)
Elephant Journal: Why New Year’s Resolutions Never Work & What You can do Instead.
Back in my 20s and 30s, I was that bubbly, highly optimistic, and slightly annoying friend who was always working on a goal.
Always looking for ways to make improvements, strive for better; even if it was far out, not realistic, or highly unlikely to succeed—it did not matter.
Treehugger: We All Need More Awe in Our Lives
And nature is just the place to get it.
In 2018, there was a study done at the University of California at Berkeley that delved into the question of awe, and what it is about nature that manages to trigger such sensations of wonder within humans at times. Why do we feel so much better when we go outside? What is that feeling, and what exactly is it doing for us?
EarthSky News: Triangulum galaxy, the 2nd-closest spiral galaxy
The Triangulum galaxy, also known as Messier 33, is sometimes said to be the farthest object visible with the unaided eye. But you’ll need perfect dark sky conditions – and good eyesight – to see it. Even with binoculars and a telescope, this pinwheel-shaped spiral galaxy is not easy to spot.
Patheos-Pagan: The Currents of Magic are Getting Stronger
Our world is becoming a more magical world, for good and for ill. There’s more power for us to draw on when we work spells. Spirits can access our world more easily, and not all…
Pagan Playlist: Music for Yule & Winter Atmospheres | Pagan Folk/Traditional/Winter Synth
“Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
What level of honesty are you living now? How honest are you with strangers, institutions and businesses, acquaintances, friends, family, spouse? How honest are you with yourself?
“Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
— Walter Anderson
A Note from the Universe
All that you need, to have all that you want, lies inside of you, right now.
Today’s Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie IX
A delicious chicken pie made from scratch with carrots, peas and celery.
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
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
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.
December 7, 2021
“Fortunate are the people whose roots are deep.”
When trees have deep roots they don’t fall over as easily. It works the same with people. Our roots help to support us, and to keep us strong when the wind blows hard. Our roots can nourish us. It’s up to us to grow these roots for ourselves – with our friends, our family, our community and our memories.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Temperance
Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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