Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 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.

Blessings, Cat


December Quotes

“December is the twelfth and final month of the Gregorian calendar and the first month of winter. It derives it’s name from the Latin word decem, meaning ten, as December was the tenth month of the oldest Roman calendar. The Latin name is derived from Decima, the middle Goddess of the Three Fates who personifies the present.”

  • Daily Lore: December


December Events

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: Eternal & Limitless Power of Our Soul
Kate Spreckley

We have all experienced the rebirth of our soul in each human incarnation. Over and over again we have released one human form and have been reborn into another all in the name of healing, growth and soul evolution.

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The Five Gods of Yule


Spirituality & Health: 14 Affirmations for Protection From a Negative Person

Know someone who’s allergic to optimism? These affirmations can provide an emotional shield when you’re with them

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Learn Religions: Winter Nights Yule Incense

Scents have a way of making time stand still for us sometimes, and the aromas of the winter holidays are no exception. For many people, re-creating the smells and emotions of our childhood, or even of some distant ancestral memory, is part of the magic of the Yule season.

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MBG: Déjà Vu 101: What The Research Says, Spiritual Explanations & More

Odds are, you’ve experienced déjà vu at some point in your life. The sensation can feel unnerving, mysterious, and even a bit mystical—but what does it really mean? To find out, we asked an expert and dug into the research. Here’s what to know.

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Daily Magick Snippets:Altar Tools


The cup is simply put “a cauldron on a stem”. It is used to hold water or a ritual beverage. Your cup can be made of any material. I made mine at one of those paint and bake ceramic places! It is associated with Water, Fertility and the Goddess.


Crafting a Winter Door Charm for Protection


Elephant Journal: Final Full Moon of 2021 in Gemini: What Stories Are We Ready to Surrender? {December 18}

What would it feel like to surrender to life fully and completely?
What would it feel like to surrender the stories that have passed their own utility and usefulness for life moving forward?

How would it feel to surrender so deeply to each passing moment, the pain, the discomfort, the tragedy, the passing death of each moment?

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Treehugger: 10 Reasons Why Saguaro National Park Is a Symbol of the American West

Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona is made up of two sections on either side of Tucson. Named for the distinct Saguaro cactus native to the desert environment there, the park also protects historic petroglyphs, pictographs, and several other cultural resources.

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EarthSky News: December full moon – a solstice full moon – on December 18-19

When is the December full moon?
It’s time for the December full moon! In North America, we call this full moon by one of several nicknames: the Full Cold Moon, Moon Before Yule, or the Long Night Moon. Whichever name you use, as seen throughout the Northern Hemisphere, the December full moon will cross high overhead and light up these chilly nights. With the leaves off the trees on the northern part of Earth, it’ll be a super-noticeable full moon for many.

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Patheos-Pagan: Yule Never Guess What’s On My Mind

I used to really dislike Yule and anything else associated with the season. This wasn’t always the case, though. When I was a little girl, my grandmother would require me and my siblings to attend the 11pm service on Christmas Eve.

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Pagan Playlist: A Pagan Yule )O( – RBE2000 Damh the Bard


Inner Journey:


“When we take one step toward God, he takes seven steps toward us.”
— Hadith Qudsi

If our ego is to know spirit, we must make the first move. Spirit does not come down and knock on our door. It sits waiting for us to acknowledge it. We must want to change and take the initiative and persevere. The love of spirit will embrace us. But wemust take the first steps.

In what areas of your life are you ready for change? What step can you take to open the door to new possibilities? It starts with you.

“Faith is not complacent; faith is action. You don’t have faith and wait. When you have faith, you move.”
— Betty Eadie

“It is not my business to think about myself. My business is to think about God. It is for God to think about me.”
— Simone Weil


A Note from the Universe

Do you know why butterflies flit? Fireflies light? Comets fall, trees grow, cats purr, and tails wag?

Well, I have some hunches, and here’s my favorite: each is an aspect of the one who perceives them, emissaries of self, disguised by the elements, caught in an act of self-reflection, noticed at just the right time and in just the right place, to remind the dreamer, as if by metaphor, of their own sublime miracle.

Kind of like you are, to me.


The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Creamy Hot Cocoa

It’s old fashioned, it’s comforting, it makes the kitchen smell wonderful and it’s good for the soul.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.


Daily Wisdom
December 17, 2021

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

-Charles Kingsley

Think about little kids at play; when they’re having fun the enthusiasm shows on their faces. They look happy. It doesn’t matter if it’s raining or they have the latest, greatest toys, they’re living in the moment, totally present to what is going on. We can be like that. We can enjoy ourselves, it’s a choice we make.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Tower

People may be expecting or needing you to be laid-back and easy to deal with but your own inclinations may make you seem more difficult and demanding. You may see yourself as just being direct while others consider you as being tactless. Save yourself a lot of grief and use extra care with your words and actions. If someone gets bent out of shape, try to catch it instantly and stop it as soon as you can.


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