Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, December 9, 2022
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.
autumn wind –
Michael P. Garofalo, Cuttings
December Events 2022
Dec. 7 Full Moon at 8:08 pm PST/ 9:08 pm MST/ 11:08 pm EDT
Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule and Sun enters Capricorn
Dec 23 New Moon at 2:16 am PST/ 3:16 am MST/ 5:16 am EST
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins
Dec. 25 Christmas Day
Dec. 31 New Years Eve
Spirituality & Health: A Chakra Balancing Meditation for Healing and Connection to Spirit
by Julie Peters
Try this guided meditation to explore the chakras and gain insight.
This simple chakra balancing meditation will bring your awareness to each of the physical locations of the energy centers in our body, inquiring into them, and inviting them to spin in balance with each other and a loving, healing intention. Use this meditation as a check-in and a way to invite your spiritual energy to flow through your body.
Learn Religions: Cinnamon Stick Yule Candleholder
By Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019
Cinnamon has been used in a variety of ways for thousands of years. The Romans burned it in funeral ceremonies, believing that the aroma was sacred and pleasing to the gods. Because it was hard to come by,
MBG: You’ve Likely Had At Least One Of These 17 Common Dreams: Here’s What They Mean
From the pleasant to the stressful to the nightmarish, dreams have as much variation (if not more) as our everyday lives. But according to experts, there are a handful of universally common dream symbols—and you’ve likely experienced at least one.
How to celebrate Yule | Rituals & Pagan history of the winter solstice
Moody Moons Blog: Winter Solstice Cocktail with Rosemary & Cranberry
Bright, earthy, and refreshing, this Winter Solstice cocktail is magic in a glass.
With sprigs of rosemary and a sugary red cranberry garnish, its tart flavor is easy to drink without being too sweet.
Treehugger: Dozens of Rescued Sea Turtles Flown to Rehab Centers
The endangered turtles were ‘cold-stunned’ from chilly temperatures.
Dozens of cold-stunned, stranded sea turtles were flown this week from Massachusetts to long-term rehabilitation facilities.
EarthSky News: Moon near Castor and Pollux, December 9 and 10
Moon near Castor and Pollux
On the evenings of December 9 and 10, 2022, find the waning gibbous moon glowing near Castor and Pollux, the twin stars of Gemini. Although the twin stars don’t look alike, they are quite noticeable near each other in the sky, because they’re bright and close together. However, Castor is slightly dimmer than Pollux.
Patheos-Pagan: 9 Ways to Facilitate Spiritual Experiences For Yourself
DECEMBER 7, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT
Lately I’ve seen multiple people speaking – usually with some sadness – about not being able have deep spiritual experiences. The Gods aren’t talking to them. Their magic isn’t working, or if it is working it’s the kind of subtle magic that’s all too easy to rationalize away. There’s no sense of connection to the Otherworld.
Pagan Playlist: Trees-Relaxing Nature Playlist
YOU ARE BIGGER THAN YOU THINK
“He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.”
— Meister Eckhart
We are the ocean — vast, deep, powerful and rich. Nourishing and nurturing. Dive down into the dark stillness of being. Sense the rising and falling of surface thoughts and emotions, sometimes gentle, sometimes violent. Always shifting. Always in motion. Draw back and watch the waves of your life at play. Know you are the unfathomable depths — surface agitations can’t disturb you. Know that you are bigger than the little things that aggravate you.
“The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.”
— John Berry
“It’s best not to get too excited or too depressed by the ups and downs of life.”
— Dalai Lama
A Note from the Universe
When in doubt, show up early.
Think less. Feel more.
Ask once. Give thanks often.
Expect the best.
Never give up.
Make it fun.
Lead. Invent. Regroup.
Wink. Chill. Smile.
And live as if your success was inevitable, and so it shall be.
Happy global domination,
Today’s Recipe: Baked Stuffed Brie with Cranberries & Walnuts
One of the most common mistakes people make when serving cheese is not letting it come to room temperature first, so that all the flavors can be fully realized. This beautiful baked stuffed brie takes that principle to the next level.
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
Daily Tarot: Justice
You have great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.
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