Cat’s Morning Bits for December 24, 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.
“Every year at just this time,
In cold and dark December,
Families around the world
All gather to remember,
With presents and with parties,
With feasting and with fun,
Customs and traditions
for people old and young.”
- Helen H. Moore
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: Greater Levels of Expansion, Unity & Consciousness
Collectively and individually, we are moving through a galactic shift that is empowering and assisting us in weaving our soul into our material existence.
Foraged Winter Tea
Spirituality & Health: Reading the Tree Leaves
BY MEGAN SHOOP-VOLZ
Practice dendromancy by reading trees’ leaves and branches for insight, creating runes, and brewing faux mistletoe tea! Read more.
Learn Religions: Rose Quartz Meditation
Clearing the Heart Chakra
This rose quartz guided meditation, meant to help heal hurts of the heart, is excellent for group gatherings. A leader will be needed to serve as the meditation guide to read the italicized text below. Be sure to have a supply of rose quartz crystals for your gathering.
MBG: Heard Of Florida Water? Here’s Why It’s The One Thing Your Rituals Are Missing
If you’ve never heard of Florida water, let’s get one thing out of the way first: No, this is not the water you’ll find in the state of Florida. Rather, it’s a special liquid that’s believed to help enhance any number of rituals.
Daily Magick Snippets
The Bell can be used to invoke the Goddess during ritual. The sound of a bell can clear space, and ward off evil spells and spirits. It can help to open and close a ritual. It is associated with the divine feminine.
5 Wonderfully Weird Christmas & Festive Legends – (Exploring Festive Folklore)
Elephant Journal: Imaginative Alternatives to the usual Tired New Year’s Resolution.
Thoughtful challenges, habit-forming rituals, and the convenient excuse to simply learn something new—without the overwhelming pressure to transform into a beautiful butterfly by the end of the year.
Treehugger: The Marvel and Magic of Reindeer Antlers
If you’ve ever wondered where reindeer get their powers from, look no further than those towering crowns of bone.
OK, so science hasn’t actually proven that reindeer can fly and thus I can neither confirm nor deny that magical power.
Patheos-Pagan: O Holy Night(s)
I grew up Catholic, steeped in the holy. And my bones remember hours in pews and my mind remembers how many glorias there are at the end of a Christmas mass.
And today, I remember ritual.
Pagan Playlist: RITUAL MUSIC ☥ AWAKEN YOUR INNER WITCH ☤ 639 HZ
FREE TO CHOOSE
“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
— Sigmund Freud
In his book Nobody’s Victim, Christopher J. McCullough explains, “In order to live your freedom, you must first accept reality. ‘These are the choices, and given those choices, which do I choose?’ Whether the option you select is pleasant or painful doesnot alter the fact that, given reality, this is your preference.
“To live your freedom, it is helpful to stop and ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and then notice whether, given the options, you are choosing what you really want, or whether you want to choose something else…. Sometimes the exercise of freedom involves naming your poison — all choices may lead to outcomes that are in some way painful. But the real pain is that of feeling powerless — denying your freedom.”
“Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”
— Dr. Rollo May
Today’s Recipe: Our Top 20 Most Cherished Christmas Cookies
Deck the halls with Christmas cookies! As we enter the peak season for cookie baking, we want to honor the top 20 holiday cookies that you, our Allrecipes community, have told us you love to bake and share again and again.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
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.
December 24, 2021
“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.”
-St. Francis de Sales
What you are is peace, love, truth, creativity, joy – and so much more. Why would you wish to be anything else, or anything less? Be what you are, be who you are, and together we will light up the world.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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