Cat’s Morning Bits for December 15, 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.
“So the shortest day came, and the year died,
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees;
They hung their homes with evergreen;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
To keep the year alive,
And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake
They shouted, reveling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us – Listen!!
All the long echoes sing the same delight,
This shortest day,
As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, fest, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
- Susan Cooper, The Shortest Day
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: Bridge Between Worlds
December is always a month of transition as the energies, shifts and changes of the past year intermingle with the incoming energies of the New Year. However, this December brings us to the end of a very long and demanding cycle of healing and growth where we get to leave the old behind and step into the next chapter of our lives
Yule Altar | Tips, ideas & Book of Shadows || Forest Witch
Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Decorate and Invite Peace Into Your Home
BY LAURA BENKO
Set yourself up for a more meaningful, peaceful holiday season by creating a spiritual space within your home.
Learn Religions: Yule Goddess Ritual for Solitaries
Yule is the time of the Winter Solstice, and for many Pagans, it’s a time to say goodbye to the old, and welcome the new. As the sun returns to the earth, life begins once more. This ritual can be performed by a solitary practitioner, either male or female, but it’s also easily adaptable for a small group of people.
Pioneer Thinking: 12 Fragrances to Uplift The Spirit
While there are many fragrances to uplift the spirit and will aid intuition, here are 12 scents that will alter consciousness and increase your ability to contact and communicate with spirits, angels and spirit guides, along with Nature Spirits.
MBG: How To Use Feng Shui To End The Year On A High Note
The New Year always promises an exciting fresh start. But today, I want to back up and focus on ending this year on a high note.
The holiday season can be an amazing time to create momentum for sailing into the new year ahead with a deeper sense of meaning and connection. Here are a few fun ways to clear space in your home and finish 2021 strong:
Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones
Jasper: comes in many colors and patterns)
This name encourages the development of your own inner beauty. It’s good for the person who has been hurt in the past but has come through such difficulties with grace. It is a survivor’s name.
Adapted by Cat
source:The New Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland
Treehugger: Biscayne National Park: 10 Facts About This Natural Treasure Trove
A living coral reef, shipwrecks, mangroves, 600 species of fish, and more.
Arriving at Biscayne National Park, with its vast mangrove forests and peaceful waters, it’s hard to believe that the still scenery is so close to bustling Miami.
EarthSky News: Aldebaran, Bull’s bloodshot eye, near moon December 15, 16, 17
Look for reddish star Aldebaran – the fiery eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus – near the moon on December 15, 16 and 17, 2021. Aldebaran is part of a V-shaped group of stars – the Hyades – that forms the Bull’s face.
Patheos-Pagan: The First Solstice: A Story That Never Was But Is Again
The Winter Solstice is as old as the Earth. It’s a natural event that happens every year whether there are humans around to observe it or not. It’s also humanity’s oldest holy day – it’s certainly the oldest holy day still celebrated in our time
Pagan Playlist: Blackbriar – Fairy of the Bog (Official Music Video)
ARE YOU IN INTEGRITY?
“In order to live a rich life, everything about who you are must be one, in alignment, and in pure harmony.”
— Suze Orman
For clear and honest expression, our thoughts, speech and actions must all be congruent. We will not stand in our power if we are inadvertently sending mixed messages-if we say one thing and do another.
I found it helpful to consciously identify the values that matter most to me. With these values in mind, it’s easier to ensure I’m living them.
“Honor your integrity and you will be repaid many times over with increased prosperity.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer
A Note from the Universe
Now be honest and think of all your dreams that have already come true.
A lot, right? Tons. Actually, you’re legend.
Now, do you remember how before all the big ones came true, when you were pushing, reaching, and striving; hoping, wishing, and praying; you’d think to yourself, “Then I’ll be freer… then I’ll rock… then I’ll know all things are possible… how happy I will be!”?
Let’s keep those promises,
Today’s Recipe: OREO Cookie Balls
Can’t decide between cookies and confections? You don’t have to! These chocolate-covered cookie balls feature a filling of cream cheese and crushed cookies.
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 15, 2021
December 15, 2021
“The man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”
-Henry David Thoreau
A walk in the park. A child’s laughter. A hug from a friend. The first blooms in spring. What brings a smile to your face? Life is filled with things to enjoy. It’s up to us to find them, and enjoy them.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Temperance
A little emotional distance is called for to keep things peaceful and working smoothly. You may be very sentimental or attached to certain issues or other people’s opinions of you but don’t let this rule how the day goes. Don’t let anyone casually or ignorantly hurt your feelings. They may not even know what they’re doing. Stay functional and keep your emotional guards up.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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