Cat’s Morning Bits for December 23, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 23, 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

“Now the seasons are closing their files
on each of us, the heavy drawers
full of certificates rolling back
into the tree trunks, a few old papers
flocking away. Someone we loved
has fallen from our thoughts,
making a little, glittering splash
like a bicycle pushed by a breeze.
Otherwise, not much has happened;
we fell in love again, finding
that one red reather on the wind.”

  • Ted Kooser, Year’s End


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: A New State of Being
Kate Spreckley

The Solstice brings forth a new season and represents a significant jump in our journey. It marks a great turning point and the beginning of a whole new cycle of life. As the energy of the Solstice continues to move within our world, we are called to remember that in this incredibly powerful time we are expanding beyond the past and into a state of being that we have never experienced before

Read more….


Ninhursag: The Mother Goddess (Mesopotamian Mythology Explained)


Spirituality & Health: 20 Go-To Mental Health Mantras for the Season


As you deck the halls, keep these intentional mantras in mind to relieve holiday stress, anxiety, and depression.

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Learn Religions: How to Hug a Tree
Hugging Trees Is a Feel-Good Experience

Certainly, you have heard the phrase Hug a Tree before, but have you ever taken a moment out of your day to actually do this? Although some trees, like people, are more huggable than others, they all need a hug now and again.

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MBG: 4 Ways To Care For Your Inner Child When You’re Home For the Holidays

As we grow up, we absorb and program information that we will call on for the rest of our lives. During the formative years of zero to eight, we form patterns that influence how we react to others, how we feel about ourselves, and when we go into fight/flight/freeze mode.

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Today’s DIY: Sleep with This for Deeper Dreams! | Yeyeo Botanica


Elephant Journal: Happy Solstice to All. {Poem}

Solstice Blessings.
The nights have been getting longer,
darkness making itself known;
Past memories floating to the surface
asking us to pay attention and be shown.

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EarthSky News: Why are the stars so bright tonight?

Look outside on a northern winter (southern summer) evening. You’ll see many bright stars. The evening sky also looks clearer and sharper than it did six months earlier, assuming no clouds are in the way. Why?

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Patheos-Pagan: Best Witchcraft & Magickal Books of 2021

Can one really determine the “best books” in a given calendar year? I’m going to say no, simply because there’s no way to possible read every book in a given year.

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Pagan Playlist: Wiremux’s The Witchcraft Song Collection – Chants, rites, spells, dance songs


Inner Journey:


“We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.”
— Margaret Mead

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
— Francis Bacon

“What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you develop the strength of your personality, and build a self-image with which you are able to live — with your self-respect alive and growing.”
— Maxwell Maltz


A Note from the Universe

Hubba, hubba, hubba! Isn’t this a fun time of year? Lights everywhere, mistletoe, eggnog… and all the receiving!

Indeed, because when you receive, not only do you affirm your own worthiness and open the way for more, but you make possible even greater joys for the giver.

Tallyho, ho, ho,

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Mexican Wedding Cookies

Delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. These are perfect for any special occasion.

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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

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
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.


Daily Wisdom
December 23, 2021

“We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.”


We do what we want to do. When we want to achieve, we achieve. When we want to change, and learn and grow, then we take the steps we need to take to do just that. It starts with a thought, with a decision.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: Death

You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over.


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