Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, December 12, 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.
“Just as a dancer, turning and turning,
may fill the dusty light with the soft swirl
of her flying skirts, our weeping willow —
now old and broken , creaking in the breeze —
turns slowly, slowly in the winter sun,
sweeping the rusty roof of the barn
with the pale blue lacework of her shadow.”
Ted Kooser, Winter Morning Walks
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
Spirit Library: Start Thinking About Tomorrow
It’s time to be you in all your sparkling glory. Even though you have pined for this time for eons, now that it has arrived, you hesitate.
Similar to what many of you felt the day before your wedding. You knew you made the right choice, but contemplating the life changes was frightening.
Burning Yule log recipe & history of the pagan yule log | #21daystilyule | Day 12
Spirituality & Health: 3 Druid Winter Practices to Celebrate the Solstice
by Dana O’Driscoll
Try these three druid practices to help you connect with the spiritual significance of the winter solstice.
For those in the druid tradition, the winter solstice has layered meanings. The trees have lost their leaves and the land has been swept bare with frost and cold, resting fallow for a season before spring returns. Though we celebrate the shortest day of the year, we also celebrate the return of the sun—from here, the days grow longer.
MBG: Conflict Is Brewing This Week—Stay In The Clear With Astrologers’ Top Tips
Reflect before you project! The AstroTwins recommend taking things slow in the week ahead. Here’s your horoscope:
Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Yule
CLAIREAUG 3, 2022
What Is the Energetic Significance of Yule?
Yule is regarded as a time of reflection, transformation and hope, as well as a time to recognise and acknowledge our blessings. It is a good time for rituals and other workings connected to rebirth, renewal and new beginnings. Other correspondences for Yule include:
Treehugger: Winking, Waving, Tumbling Animals Win Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards
No animals (or photographers) were injured in the process.
A tumbling lion cub earned top honors in this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The agile cat got a little ahead of himself and not-so-gracefully fell out of a tree.
Meteor shower guide: Next up, the Geminids
November 12, 2022
In 2022, the popular Geminid meteor shower will be washed out by bright moonlight on the shower’s peak morning, December 14. Try watching from late night until the moon rises. You might also catch meteors in moonlight. And next up after the Geminids are the December Ursids.
Patheos-Pagan: Why Do People Break New Year’s Resolutions?
DECEMBER 11, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT
It’s getting to be that time of year.
I’m not talking about Winter Solstice, or Christmas, or Hanukkah, or even Festivus.
I’m talking about New Year’s Day and the fine old tradition of making New Year’s resolutions.
Which is usually followed by the equally old tradition of breaking New Year’s resolutions.
Pagan Playlist: Sunrise Forest – Enchanted Playlist
THE POWER OF SILENCE
“Growth takes place in a person by working at a deep inner level in a sustained atmosphere of silence.”
— Dr. Ira Progoff
How can we hear our wise voice of intuition if we are always thinking, talking and distracted by outer events?
If we take time daily to experience physical stillness and to direct our attention inside, we can begin to find the peace, love, will and wisdom that exist as our essence.
“Only when one is connected to one’s own core is one connected to others… And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be refound through solitude.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way.”
— Angeles Arrien
A Note from the Universe
Ask, Ask for whatever you want.
Ask for help. Ask for clarity. Ask for insight.
We’re always here. You’re always answered. 10,000 strong to do your will.
Today’s Recipe: Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
This spinach artichoke dip is delicious. It’s so cheesy and fragrant. If you don’t like artichokes, don’t worry — you’ll never know they’re in there! My only question is: Is it okay to eat it with a spoon right out of the dish?
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth
Daily Tarot: The Lovers
If you’re hesitant to do something or to make a decision, that’s OK. What urgently needs to be done will be done, so don’t worry about it. There may simply be too many options and too many conflicting requests coming up all at the same time. Sometimes hesitation can be a sign of prudence and a refreshing change from impulsiveness.
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