Cat’s Morning Bits for December 29, 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.
“Full knee-deep lies the winter snow,
And the winter winds are wearily sighing:
Toll ye the church bell sad and slow,
And tread softly and speak low,
For the old year lies a-dying.
Old year you must not die;
You came to us so readily,
You lived with us so steadily,
Old year you shall not die.”
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Death of the Old Year
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: Door to the Past is Closing
As we prepare to enter a new year, the incoming energies are inviting us to sever any remaining ties and old patterns that keep us stuck and or attached to the past.
Spirituality & Health: 30 Spiritual Journaling Prompts for Self-Discovery
BY MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY
For one: Make a list of everything that inspires you—from books to websites to quotes to people to paintings to stores to the stars
Learn Religions: What Is Kitchen Witchcraft?
By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 15, 2019
There’s a growing movement within modern Paganism known as kitchen witchery. The kitchen is, after all, the heart and hearth of many modern households. When you have a gathering in your home, where do most of your guests hang out?
MBG: Make 2022 Your Most Mindful & Heartfelt Year Yet With This Challenge
Let me let you in on a little secret: I’d love to be an über-mindful person—you know, meditate for 20 minutes in the morning, close out my day with breathwork and sound baths in bed—but the rest of my life always seems to get in the way. Inevitably, I wake up late and need to rush to work and end the night so exhausted that the mere thought of a box breath is just too much.
Orion: The Deadliest HUNTER – Eyes of the SUN GOD – Greek Mythology Explained
Elephant Journal: Crossing the Door to the New Year with these Tried & Tested Rituals.
The countdown to 2022 begins.
In a few days, all over the planet, people will be on the threshold of a new year.
Some of us will be wiping our foreheads in relief (whew!) that we made it through. Others will be reluctant to knock on the door, wondering what awaits on the other side of the portal.
Treehugger: Researchers Discover the First True Millipede
Millipedes were named for their feet.
The word “millipede” means thousand feet, from the Latin “mille” for thousand and “pes” for foot. But until now, no millipede has ever been described with more than 750 legs.
EarthSky News: Past-and-future Earths ring in New Year
The chart above is the sky scene on the last evening of 2021. It shows us looking backward along Earth’s orbit around the sun.
Patheos-Pagan: Witch’s 2022 Astrological Calendar for Sabbats and Esbats
An integrated 2022 astrological calendar for Witches and pagans to celebrate the Wheel of the Year. These are the auspicious times and dates I recommend for planning powerful…
Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music . | 1 Hour | The Unspoken Tales
A NEW VIEW
A friend shared this moment of awakening. She was moaning, “I never get anything done.” Her companion replied, “Perhaps you never get EVERYTHING done.” Oh… of course!
A shift in perspective can bring both understanding and release.
“Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.”
— Maria Mitchell
A Note from the Universe
All the years and all the tears… boy, aren’t they gonna be shocked when they realize that nothing was ever lost—not friendships, not opportunities, not love—nothing?
And that they already had all those things they went searching for?
That never once were we disappointed in them?
That nothing had to be proved, learned, or earned?
That all along they were, in fact, the person they had always dreamed of becoming?
Glad we caught up with you when we did!!
Today’s Recipe: Our 20 Best New Soups and Stews of 2021
When the Allrecipes community craves comfort, soups and stews rank among the foods they turn to the most. And just as our home cooks consistently reach for soups and stews, they continue to share new recipes with us year after year.
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
December 29, 2021
“The proper time to influence the character of a child is about 100 years before he is born.”
-Dean Willian R. Inge
History comes into play everyday. Decisions are made based on what has happened in the past. Everything we do has consequences. Every action has a reaction. What happened 100 years ago is influencing us today, and the choices we make today will influence people who are around 100 years from now. Are we setting a good example?
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Strength
Although it may be a peaceful day, that calm may all be on the surface. If dissatisfaction or anger is brewing at depth, there could be thoughts or fantasies of revenge or anger to fuel the bad feelings. Face everyone and everything with great care and respect. You have more than enough strength to deal with whatever comes up. Obviously, don’t bait or antagonize anyone. Kindness wins out.
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