Cat’s Morning Bits for December 22, 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.
“Shall we liken Christmas to the web in a loom? There are many weavers, who work into the pattern the experience of their lives. When one generation goes, another comes to take up the weft where it has been dropped. The pattern changes as the mind changes, yet never begins quite anew. At first, we are not sure that we discern the pattern, but at last we see that, unknown to the weavers themselves, something has taken shape before our eyes, and that they have made something
very beautiful, something which compels our understanding.”
- Earl W. Count, 4,000 Years of Christmas
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: Solstice Rebirth
Solstices are always about shedding the past and opening to the new. The cycle of the sun represents the cycle of our lives and reflects the natural flow of energy moving inward and outward, indicating that are times to grow, times to pause, times to shed and times to learn.
Sekhmet (Ritual & Meditation Music)
Pioneer Thinking: Snuggle Up with a Cup of Hot Chocolate
Nothing quite warms you inside and out as a steaming cup of hot
chocolate. Here’s two of our tasty recipes.
Learn Religions: Hogmanay: Scotland’s Winter Celebration
Hogmanay (pronounced hog-ma-NAY) is the Scottish holiday that celebrates the new year. Observed on December 31, festivities typically spill over into the first couple of days of January. In fact, there’s a tradition known as “first-footing,
MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Capricorn: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More
Capricorn is the 10th sign of the zodiac (December 21 to January 20) and it’s represented by the sea-goat, a mythological hybrid (like the Sagittarian centaur) that’s a cross between a goat and a fish. A cardinal earth sign ruled by Saturn, Capricorn (or Makara, in Vedic astrology) energy is honest and wise.
Candle Burn Meanings. Must Watch! | Yeyeo Botanica
Elephant Journal: The Reason we Keep Seeing the Numbers 2, 22, 222 or 2222.
Many people report seeing the number 2 in various forms, whether it is 2, 22, 222 or 2222—and there is a spiritual reason for this, although it is unique to each individual. While there is a general reason for the number appearing, only the person who keeps seeing the number will be able to work out the exact reason why.
Treehugger: 10 Exciting Facts About Mount Rainier National Park
At 14,410 feet in elevation, Mount Rainier easily towers over smaller rivals in the Cascade Range. With its snow-covered volcanic cone, Mount Rainier is also the most recognizable feature in its namesake national park, located roughly 50 miles south of Seattle.
EarthSky News: Comet Leonard in outburst, again?
Comet Leonard is 2021’s best comet
Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard) – 2021’s best and brightest comet – is now in the evening sky for Northern Hemisphere observers. We heard on December 15, and again around December 19-20, that the comet had brightened more than expected. Is it having outbursts as it nears its closest point to the sun in January?
Patheos-Pagan: Creating Meaning in Our Lives
DECEMBER 19, 2021 BY JOHN BECKETT
Last week’s post Do You Really Want To Find Your Destiny? discussed the differences between destiny, a calling, and finding meaning in your life.
Best Tarot Decks of 2021!
BE ON VACATION – TODAY!
“A loser seldom lives in the present, but instead destroys the present by focusing on past memories or future expectations.”
— Muriel James
I had been feeling really tired, and so I began planning a one-week vacation. I became aware of how desperate I was to leave responsibilities behind and simply do nothing for a while. Fortunately, I quickly realized how insane it is to expect one little week that is months away to meet all my needs for freedom, joy, play and relaxation.
Life is only worth living when we experience the gifts of vacations in delicious moments, day in and day out. Qualities like freedom, play and joy do not depend on external conditions. They can be realized any time, if we open to their presence right now.
I’m happy that I will be going on vacation, AND I’m doing more to look after my needs as they arise each day.
“You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.”
— Harriet Martineau
A Note from the Universe
What if you were to see your every action and inaction in this life so far, your every strength and weakness, your every hope and fear, as proof of your divinity?
Let’s take a selfie,
Today’s Recipe: 10 Easy Christmas Cookies for Once-a-Year Bakers
Everyone goes cookie-crazy at Christmas. Speaking personally (but not complaining) I’m surrounded by cut-out cookies with more icing detail than a painting, or gingerbread men that seem almost realistic.
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 22, 2021
“The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.”
When the Wright Brothers were building their flying machine in the backyard, you can bet that some of the neighbors were calling them crazy. Good thing that didn’t stop them! But when we dream big, that’s when big things happen – because we make them happen! There are no limitations, so why limit our ambitions?
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Be ambitious today, in a subtle way, and meet with a lot of cooperation and good will. Your ambition does not have to be grandiose. Concentrate on small projects and sweep away a lot of loose ends and complete things that have been long lingering. Act and speak with authority, and be fully respected. Do as much as you can today, and don’t look back.
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