Cat’s Morning Bits for December 20, 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.
“Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
and two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say,
He was made of snow but the children
know how he came to life one day.”
- Christmas Carol
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
Daily Tarot Girl: Tarot Reading for Dec 20 – 26
December 19, 2021
For this week’s reading, I’m using the Modern Love Tarot by Ethony Dawn…
How to Grow a Deeper Appreciation for the Winter Season | feat. @Eihwaz Initiations
Spirituality & Health: 20 Go-To Mental Health Mantras for the Season
BY SHANNON KAISER
As you deck the halls, keep these intentional mantras in mind to relieve holiday stress, anxiety, and depression.
Learn Religions: Yule Ritual to Welcome Back the Sun
The Longest Night of the Year
The ancients knew that the winter solstice was the longest night of the year — and that meant that the sun was beginning its long journey back towards earth. It was a time of celebration, and for rejoicing in the knowledge that soon, the warm days of spring would return, and the dormant earth would come back to life.
MBG: Astrologers Say This Week Could Bring Clashes: Here’s When To Tread Lightly
It’s beginning to feel a lot like solstice! Here’s what to expect as we officially head into winter this week, from the AstroTwins.
This Tuesday, December 21, will the shortest day of the year for those living in the Northern Hemisphere.
Daily Magick Snippets: Magickal Names From Stones
Lapis: (pale mauve/blue to bright blue with gold flecks)
This is another water name and helps promote a cheerful disposition, tranquility and peace.
source:The New Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland
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: Longest days accompany the December solstice
What is a day? You might casually talk about a day as a period of daylight. Or you could measure a day in relationship to the sun or the stars. Astronomers use the term solar day to describe a day relative to the sun.
Patheos-Pagan: Ring Out Solstice Bees
DECEMBER 18, 2021 BY THUMPER FORGE
It has been a rough month, y’all.
I’d forgotten how demoralizing looking for work can be. I’ve been sending out résumés nonstop and applying for positions left and right, and I keep finding jobs at which I’d excel but are just out of reach:
Pagan Playlist: Mix – Yule music pagan
STRUGGLING WITH A DECISION?
“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”
— Dale Carnegie
My anxiety level spiked the other day as I wrestled with whether to choose option A or option B. I was so afraid of making the wrong choice!
And then I remembered, with deep gratitude, Susan Jeffers’ sage advice: There are no wrong decisions! Whatever we might choose in life will bring valuable experiences if we are open to receive them.
“Lighten up! Whatever happens as a result of your decision, you’ll handle it!”
— Susan Jeffers
A Note from the Universe
When you look around at those in the world who flourish, thrive, laugh, and love; those whose lives are filled with friendships, adventure, and abundance… aren’t they, more often than not, first and foremost, the dreamers?
You so have it made,
Today’s Recipe: Easy Sugar Cookies
Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they’re great!
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth
Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.
December 20, 2021
“The significance of a man is not in what he attains but rather in what he longs to attain.”
We can learn a lot about ourselves by looking at our goals and our desires. There’s a reason why we want what we want. And we wouldn’t want it if it weren’t attainable. We learn and grow on the way to our goals.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
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