Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, December 15, 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.
“Before the end of December, generally, they experience their first thawing. Those which a month ago were sour,
crabbed, and quite unpalatable to the civilized taste, such at least as were frozen while sound, let a warmer sun come
to thaw them, for they are extremely sensitive to its rays, are found to be filled with a rich, sweet cider, better than
any bottled cider that I know of, and with which I am better acquainted than with wine. All apples are good in this
state, and your jaws are the cider-press.”
Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples, 1892
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
Moody Moons Blog: How to Use Evergreens to Honor the Winter Solstice
In spellcraft, evergreens symbolize winter, wisdom, and eternal hope. No Winter Solstice or Yule celebration is complete without a sprig or two on the altar.
Magical xmas gifts for witches | Sustainable & low-cost DIY gifts
Learn Religions: Magical Colors of the Yule Season
By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 01, 2019
When it comes to doing Yuletime magic, there’s a lot to be said for color correspondences. Look around you, and think about the colors of the season. Some of the most traditional seasonal colors have their roots in age-old customs, and can be adapted to suit your magical needs.
Exemplore:What Do Dreams About Sheep and Lambs Mean?
MADAILEIN AISLING IRELANDMAY 12, 2022
Sheep and lambs may not be the most common of all dream symbols, but when they do appear in dreams, the symbolism they carry can be quite impressive. They are among the top animals associated with the four ideas below.
Treehugger: Season’s First North Atlantic Right Whale Calf Spotted in Georgia
There are fewer than 350 left in the world.
The first North Atlantic right whale calf of the season was spotted off the coast of St. Catherines Sound in Georgia.1
Scientists from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute (CMARI) in Florida saw the calf with its mother during an aerial survey on Dec. 7.
EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter and the Milky Way
Orion the Hunter on December evenings
Tonight – or any December evening – find the famous constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s bright and can be seen from inside smaller cities. And the three stars that make up Orion’s Belt – in a short, straight row at the Hunter’s midsection – are very noticeable. If you have a dark sky, you can see something else: the starry band of the Milky Way – the edgewise view of our home galaxy – running behind Orion.
Patheos-Pagan: Keep the Candle Burning
The holidays are a particularly challenging time of year for many folks. Reports and rates of loneliness, substance abuse, and suicide all increase this time of year. Many pagans talk about the Dark Half of the Year as a time for introspection
The Heathen Celebration of Yule: Ancient and Modern (and was it stolen?)
THE PAST IN THE PRESENT
“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.”
— Louise Hay
Pick one aspect of your life, e.g. your health, your competence, your prosperity or relationships, and think back to when you were a child. What messages about this subject did you hear from adults at that time that are still playing on your subconscious tape recorder? Messages like: “Men can’t be trusted.” “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “You’re not smart enough to succeed in business.”
How is your world reflecting your beliefs back to you, today?
“There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.”
A Note from the Universe
In both relationships and life trust begets trust.
Generosity begets generosity.
Love begets love.
Be the spark, especially when it’s dark.
Hubba, hubba –
Today’s Recipe: Mom’s Potato Latkes
Latkes (potato pancakes) are a must-have at Hanukkah, but are really wonderful any time of the year! This is my mother’s recipe, which is honestly the best potato latke I’ve had. I usually end up making a second batch because they disappear so quickly. I’ve tried other recipes and always return to this one. Lovely topped with sour cream or applesauce.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus
Daily Tarot: The Tower
Some days something blows up and there’s nothing you can do. It has nothing to do with you, actually; you just happen to be there. While today will probably be uneventful, you may feel emotionally vulnerable and find yourself imaging one worst case scenario after another. Consider these imaginings as drills or dress rehearsals and don’t let any of this unnerve you. You’re fine and will be fine no matter what.
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