Cat’s Morning Bits for December 8, 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.
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
Into the Heart of your Soul
With last week’s Eclipse we reached a turning point in our transition from one level of consciousness and into the next. The energies being felt now are like nothing we have experienced before and signify that huge evolutionary change is upon us.
DIY Yule Decorations | Traditions of Yule
Spirituality & Health: Are Crystals Safe to Put in Drinking Water?
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER
Starting with water-safe crystals, sip from chalcedony water to support expression, smoky quartz for stress relief, and more.
Journey Into Dreams: Turtle Dream Meaning
Turtles symbolize our pace in life. Learn about the symbolism of turtles and what it means to dream about a turtle.
MBG: Pulled The Ace Of Cups? It May Be A Green Light For Romance & More
In your traditional tarot deck, you’ll find 78 unique cards, each with different meanings. The Ace of Cups is particularly auspicious and signals some major prosperity ahead. Here’s what to know if you pull this card, according to tarot experts
Daily Magick Snippets
Moss Agate is a cleansing crystal, useful for clearing personal energy systems as well as environmental. [Mella, 69] It is helpful in reducing sensitivity to weather. [Hall, 47] It brings new friendships, and worn as jewelry or placed over the heart at night, will attract new love or the re-growth of former love. [Eason, 253]
Moss Agate Meanings and Uses – Crystal Vaults
Today’s DIY: Make a Yule Log
A Time-Honored Tradition
As the Wheel of the Year turns once more, the days get shorter, the skies become gray, and it seems as though the sun is dying. In this time of darkness, we pause on the Solstice and realize that something wonderful is happening. It’s usually around December 21 — unless you’re in the southern hemisphere, where it falls in June — but it’s not always on the same date.
Elephant Journal: The Art of Mindful Gifting: 21 Ideas for Holiday Cheer.
Before heading out for madness similar to the scenes of Black Friday, consider more mindful and meaningful options instead.
Present buying can turn into a total nightmare, when it really should be something to be enjoyed both by the person giving and the one receiving.
Treehugger: 10 Otherworldly Facts About Death Valley National Park, the Hottest Place on Earth
It’s not hard to guess how Death Valley National Park got its name. A scorching desert with some of the hottest and driest conditions in the world, Death Valley’s landscape is nothing short of challenging when it comes to the survival of its flora and fauna.
EarthSky News: Horologium the Pendulum Clock, best in December
Horologium is one of the 14 constellations named by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, a French astronomer who surveyed the southern sky in the 1700s. It ranks 58th in size out of the 88 constellations. Horologium is supposed to represent a pendulum clock, though the dim stars here are not particularly distinctive. Only one of its stars is brighter than 4th magnitude. Observers in the Southern Hemisphere can see the constellation best around the month of December.
Patheos-Pagan: Do You Really Want To Find Your Destiny?
I see a lot of people talking about destiny: how to find it, how to follow it, how to fulfill i. I see, more than a few offering to help people do all these things…. for a price of course.
Pagan Playlist: Anilah – Medicine Chant
“Never forget what you need to remember.”
— Garrett Bartley
What do you want to remember from this past week?
Reflect on your experience over the last 7 days. What was memorable about it? Write a short summary.
If you are not learning and moving forward, you are unconsciously entrenching older patterns more deeply. You are actually going backwards. So take a few minutes each week to reflect on what matters most in your life.
“Memory is the cabinet of the imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council chamber of thought.”
A Note from the Universe
Would a “forever being” ever worry about the future? Ever look back and wonder? Would a “forever being” ever have anything to fear?
When the hands of time are frozen and this world no longer exists, you’ll just be getting started. This is preschool. Pre-pre-preschool. Let down your guard, go out on a limb, and take some more chances. Experiment, play, and stretch yourself. Honor your preferences, respect your wishes, and follow your heart. Practice, try, and try again.
Forget perfection, think adventure, and do all these things knowing that nothing can ever be taken away from a “forever being.”
To the ball,
Today’s Recipe: This Creamy Vegan Root Veggie Soup Will Warm You Up & Fill You Up
In the Northeast, we’ve officially hit winter weather, with the chilly temperatures and windy days making a warm bowl of soup sound even more appealing than it normally is—and creamy soups, in particular. This celery root soup that at-home chef Pierce Abernathy shared on Instagram is exactly the sort of satisfying bowl we love for cozy evenings indoors
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 8, 2021
“As the dew to the blossom, the bud to the bee,
As the scent to the rose, are those memories to me.”
-Amelia C. Welby
Granted, not all memories are pleasant. But those that are sweet, are cherished. We keep those memories close to us, and they bring us comfort and joy. I think about when my kids were little and I smile.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Death
Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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