Cat’s Morning Bits for December 16, 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.
“Deep at the bottom of the well no warmth has yet returned,
The rain which sighs and feels so cold has dampened withered roots.
What sort of man at such a time would come to visit the teacher?
As this is not a time for flowers, I find I’ve come alone.”
- Su Shi, Visiting the the Temple of Auspicious Fortune Alone on the Winter Solstice
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: Embrace Where You Are
As we stand at this point in our evolution we are embarking on a new cycle, a new journey, which is bringing into balance the prevailing forces of creation. With this balance, the feminine and masculine energies are equalizing allowing our heart, body, mind, and spirit to merge with our soul and bring forth the energetic blueprint of our new lives.
Fortress of Lugh: Ancient Indo-European Winter Words
Spirituality & Health: Druidry for Beginners
BY DANA O’DRISCOLL
Interested in modern druid practices? A longtime practitioner shares a druid meditation and explores three paths that connect nature, creativity, and the divine.
Learn Religions: Eight Things to Hang on a Pagan Holiday Tree
Just because you’re not celebrating the Christian holidays doesn’t mean you can’t have a holiday tree – lots of Pagans do, and it’s perfectly fine if you want to. However, one thing you may notice is that many seasonal ornaments are rooted in the traditions of Christianity — angels, baby Jesus, wise men, that sort of thing
MBG: This Zodiac Sign Will Have A Fresh Start Under 2021’s Final Full Moon
We’re coming up on a full moon this Saturday, December 18, at 11:36 p.m. EST, and it just so happens to be the final full moon of 2021. Depending on your zodiac sign, this astrological event may impact you differently—with one sign in particular poised to have a major moment in the spotlight
Daily Magick Snippets
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Flower: Carnation and Narcissus
Trees: Ash, Birch, Chestnut,, Oak , Vine
Bach Flower Remedy: Agrimony
Essential Oil: Gardenia
Lucky Day: Thursday
source: flower and tree magic by Richard Webster
Today’s DIY: 6 PAGAN YULE AND WINTER SOLSTICE DECORATION IDEAS
Treehugger: 10 Reasons Why Grand Teton National Park Is Worth Seeing
Grand Teton National Park spans approximately 310,000 acres across northwest Wyoming and is located just 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park.
EarthSky News: All you need to know: 2021’s December solstice
For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest nights and shortest days of the year. Meanwhile, the Southern Hemisphere is having short nights and long days. The 2021 December solstice moment – when the sun reaches its southernmost point in the sky – will happen on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 15:59 UTC (9:59 a.m. CST; translate UTC to your time).
Patheos–Pagan: How to Break Spiritual Ties that No Longer Support You
Did you make a commitment to a religious or spiritual group that you are no longer a part of? Are you still officially a member of a religion you no longer follow?
Pagan Playlist: PAGAN YULE: HEATHEN IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
COMMITMENTS TO SERVE
“Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with …knowing we are of genuine use to others.”
— Eknath Easwaran
Holding an intention to be in service shapes our overall attitude towards life in many ways. For example, it brings a greater sensitivity and awareness of others, a commitment to harmlessness, a willingness to put others’ needs before our own and a desire to be in harmony with all.
An attitude of service also involves a willingness to be served when we truly need support.
“… there is no such thing as just existing. Everything is in service to everything else. Existence is giving and receiving. A stone gives and receives no less than a saint.”
— Jacob Needleman
A Note from the Universe
Everyone here knows a little secret that somehow has escaped you, so far:
Considering where you began and knowing what you knew, no one in your shoes could have done better.
No one. Not even me.
You’ve come a long way, baby –
Today’s Recipe: Honey Butter Yule Ham
The ham yields a moist, sweet taste. The honey butter baste makes it extra right.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.
December 16, 2021
“All the great pleasures in life are silent.”
What is the sound of love, joy, or beauty? These are things we recognize because we feel them, we know them. Great composers have tried to express this with music, and great poets have tried to put it into words. And yet love and joy and beauty are too big to be captured on any canvas, or any recording. We can close our eyes, we can listen to the silence, and find them anytime.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune
You may have made careful plans or scheduled everything to perfection, but there are too many variables today to allow most of your plans to play out. Things may come up, one after another, and make this a scattered day. This is temporary and probably will have little impact on tomorrow, so just flow with it best you can and don’t let the instability bother you
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