Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, December 13, 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.
“Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ring Out, Wild Bells
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: Weekly Forecast: December 11 – 17, 2022
Kelly M. Beard
12/12 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~sextile~ Saturn (organization & structure):
This energy is good for getting serious and organized because the Sun also brings some much-needed clarity. With Saturn involved, practical actions based on responsible assessments will be rewarded, whereas, blowing things off or leaving loose ends will cost you (usually fairly immediately,
All you need to know to celebrate Yule, the Witch’s Christmas & Winter Solstice
Spirituality & Health: The Benefits of Unstructured Time
by Dr. Colleen Arnold
It’s okay to rest. Learn how the benefits of unstructured time can positively impact your mental health and wellbeing.
For most of us, it’s too easy to keep busy and much more difficult to realize the benefits of slowing down. A 2018 Pew Research Center survey reported that 60 percent of U.S. adults at least sometimes felt too busy to enjoy life. Having children under 18 made it even worse, with 74 percent of parents with minors in their home responding that they sometimes felt too busy to take pleasure in life.
Learn Religions: Magical Yule Gifts to Make
By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019
As Yule approaches, many of us in the Pagan community like to give handmade goodies to our friends and family — in particular, magical gifts are a great way of letting someone know how much you care about them.
Exemplore: Wiccan Wheel of the Year: Yule Correspondences and Associations for the Winter Solstice
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 2, 2022
Winter Solstice Correspondences
It’s beginning to look a lot like—Solstice! The Wheel of the Year plunges us into the depths of darkness, but that’s okay. There’s nowhere to go from here but up; the Wheel continues to turn, turning us toward the light, filling us with hope and inspiration for the future
Treehugger: How to Preserve Leaves: 5 Easy DIY Methods
Pressing, microwaving, ironing, and coating with glycerin or wax.
If only you could harness the colorful fall foliage to look at year-round. Oh but you can! With proper preservation techniques, you can save every red, orange, gold, and even green leaf you want.
EarthSky News: Hydrus the Lesser Water Snake in southern skies
Between the starry galactic clumps of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds in the Southern Hemisphere lies a patch of quiet sky. Few bright stars or deep-sky objects lie here. But this territory is home to the constellation Hydrus.
Patheos-Pagan: Sagittarius Season: A Modern Witch’s Guide to the Stars
NOVEMBER 20, 2022 BY CHARLOTTE WILDE
‘Tis the season. Sagittarius Season, that is, when the sun moves into the more optimistic and exuberant sign of Sagittarius. The sun enters Sagittarius on November 22nd this year and will remain there until December 21st.
Yule DIYs🌲Winter Fairy🧚♂️Yule Altar | Homemade Gifts | Traditions & Decorations
Inner Journey: SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY
“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Racing through life is very stressful. If we stay in high gear too long, we lose our ability to shift down. And when we’re stressed, we can’t access happiness, appreciation, fun, compassion, generosity, awareness of beauty and other wonderful qualities. High stress also triggers negative emotions like frustration, impatience, anger and fear.
Life has so much to offer if we will slow down and truly experience it. We must always remember that we are the ones in control of the accelerator. We CAN choose to brake.
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor
A Note from the Universe
Oh sure, dreaming is the easy part! Thinking the shiny, sexy, happy thoughts. And so are the baby steps; moving with your dream.
The hard part, is… well, actually, choosing words that imply you’re on your way is pretty easy, too… pretending is easy… gratitude, easy… finding stuff to be happy about, easy.
Help me. What’s supposed to be the hard part?
Today’s Recipe: Cheesy Pesto Roll Wreath (Christmas Wreath Appetizer)
This savory appetizer is great to eat as a bite on its own or spread onto crackers. You can add fresh rosemary sprigs and cherry tomatoes to make the wreath even more festive.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Everything you touch or talk about today is going to get bigger, so be careful with your words and actions. While today will be easygoing and agreeable, a few days from now something you set in motion today may come back in a bigger form. Watch out for exaggeration, even about good things. Go light on the flattery, and even sincere compliments, since it all may become grander than you intend.
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