Cat’s Morning Bits for December 31, 2021
Good Morning Beautiful Souls it’s New Year’s Eve! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s final Inspiration for 2021”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
“Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.”
- Robert Burns
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: 2022 Energies – Creative Harmonics
The accompanying video to this article can be found here.
2021 had quite an energy to it. Deep and healing, intense and clarifying, sometimes confusing and frustrating. It shined a light in crevices that often felt like crevasses.
Basic Tarot Card Spreads for Beginners
Spirituality & Health:
This New Year’s Eve, Try Årsgång
BY SARAH BOWEN
Introduced to S&H readers last year, this Swedish ritual takes you on a walk with specific rules and divine purpose.
“I went looking for a new practice that was kinder to my waistline than a Swedish pancake fest and kinder to my wallet than a trip to Ikea. I landed on the practice of årsgång.”
Daily Tarot Girl: 2022 Tarot Forecast + New Years Tarot Spread!
By Kate (DailyTarot Girl) / December 29, 2021
I was a bit apprehensive about doing this reading. The past two years have been…interesting. Part of me feels a sense of excitement and hope when I think about 2022 and part of me feels something else entirely.
MBG: Everything To Know About Ego Death — From What It Is To How It Happens
Call it enlightenment, call it a transcendence; ego death is one of the most profound (and sometimes frightening) experiences someone can have in their life. We asked the experts what ego death really means, how it happens, and how to achieve it.
Today’s DIY: How to Make Beeswax Spell Candles for House Blessing, Home Protection –
Elephant Journal: Nightbirde Nails it with “New Year’s Eve.”
“It’s been a hell of a year.”
This song may have been released a year ago, but Nightbirde’s opening line feels just as true today as it did then.
I heard it for the first time yesterday, and like “It’s Okay,” which she famously performed on “America’s Got Talent,” her lyrics are both powerful and relatable.
Treehugger: Winter Garden Activities That the Whole Family Can Enjoy
Yes, you should use your garden all year round.
Many people really only use their gardens and backyards during the summer months. But we should all get outdoors as often as we can. So it is worth making the effort to spend time in our gardens even when the weather may leave something to be desired.
EarthSky News: When is the next supermoon?
A supermoon is a new or full moon that closely coincides with perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.
The moon is full, or opposite Earth from the sun, once each month. It’s new, or more or less between the Earth and sun, once each month.
Patheos-Pagan: Top 10 Posts of 2021
DECEMBER 29, 2021 BY JOHN BECKETT
Some posts do very well even in a down year for blogging. They say just the right thing at the right time. They cover a sensitive topic in a way that’s meaningful and helpful to many. Or they just happen to hit the right combination of keywords to attract the attention of the algorithms.
Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Sword of Kings
TRAVEL WITH AWARENESS
“…focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
— Greg Anderson
Travelling brings me wonderful opportunities to build awareness. When I get into the car, for example, I set an intention to drive well and stay alert to what other drivers and pedestrians are doing. When I realize that my mind has drifted and I’ve slipped into autopilot, I gently bring my focus back to the present.
It’s also a time when I can pay attention to my reactions. Does irritation arise when someone drives too quickly or slowly, or when I get stopped by a yellow light? Being aware of the irritation gives me the opportunity to acknowledge and then release it. If I choose to, I can be at peace anywhere – even on the road!
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor
A Note from the Universe
If there was just one thing I could tell you about living the life of your dreams, knowing that it would be enough if you understood it, I would ask you to realize that you already are.
In the presence of greatness,
Today’s Recipe: Portuguese Cod Fish Casserole
An excellent cod fish dish. You must soak the salted cod over night and change the water at least twice. This is an easy fish meal with my mom’s original ingredients.
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 31, 2021
“There is a secret person undamaged in every individual.”
What are all these masks we wear? This is only the top layer of our disguise. We play roles, we say lines. But as we learn and grow, and get to know who we really are, we discover that strength, that light, that truth that lies within. We are perfect, whole and complete, just as we are right at this moment.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Sun
It’s the perfect day to resolve to be happy about every and anything. You may wake up with a smile that lasts all day long. No matter how you feel, know that people will look at you to be cheered up. This kind of happiness is cosmic and the best thing you can do today is appreciate it and find joy in all those little things that surround you.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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