Cat’s Morning Bits for Tuesday, December 20, 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.
“That’s no December sky!
Surely ’tis June
Holds now her state on high
Queen of the noon.
Only the tree-tops bare
Crowning the hill,
Clear-cut in perfect air,
Warn us that still
Winter, the aged chief,
Mighty in power,
Exiles the tender leaf,
Exiles the flower.”
Robert Fuller Murray (1863-1894), A December Day
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: Receiving to Give
Today the angels talk about how receiving leads to authentic giving. They encourage us to take a little time during the holidays (and throughout the year) to receive love so we can authentically give. I’ll share how I do this and how you can too!
Easy Way To Make Stunning Christmas Ornaments with Borax
Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of the January Full Moon
by Julie Peters
Explore the spiritual meaning of January’s full Wolf Moon as we navigate cold, long nights and gloomy days.
In many traditional cultures, each month had (and still has) a full moon with a symbolic name. These names generally align with seasonal happenings and what people once needed to do for survival during that particular time of year.
Learn Religions: Yule Rituals
By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019
Yule, the winter solstice, is a time of great symbolism and power. It marks the return of the sun, when the days finally begin to get a little longer.
MBG: Seeking Abundance? Here’s Why You Should Grab Pyrite, From Crystal Experts
Want a crystal to help attract safety and prosperity? Pyrite, also aptly known as Fool’s Gold, is a perfect pick. We asked crystal experts to explain what this mineral is, how it’s made, its spiritual meaning, and all the many ways you can incorporate it into your life for abundance and protection.
Exemplore: Seven Crystals Associated With the Earth Element
CLAIREJUL 31, 2022
The Properties of Earth Crystals
Crystals associated with the element of earth have a grounding, peaceful energy that is a great choice for growth and achieving balance. They can be useful in relieving fatigue and, due to their cooling nature, may help calm short tempers
Treehugger: Garden Cuttings for the Prettiest Winter Decor
The winter garden may seem quiet, but it’s filled with all-natural decorations.
Most of us like to bring some cheer into our homes over the festive season. For many, that involves a Christmas tree. But unless your tree is a living one, and your decorations are all-natural and plastic-free, this is not the most sustainable of choices.
EarthSky News: Comet C/2017 K2 is closest to the sun Dec 19
Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)
Hey, Southern Hemisphere observers, this one’s for you! Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) is making its closest approach to the sun – called perihelion – on December 19, 2022. And you have to be south on the globe to spot it.
Patheos-Pagan: So This is Solstice
DECEMBER 16, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON
The Winter Solstice sneaks up on me.
Maybe it’s because there isn’t snow where I live.
Or because I don’t seem to understand how to read a calendar ahead of time.
Pagan Playlist: Gothic Winter Music – Arctic Wisps | Dark, Enchanted
“Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what’s urgent, learn to focus on what is really important.”
— Stephen Covey
Time management is all about making decisions. At each step of the way, we want to choose activities that best support what we want to do with our lives. To do this, we need to be clear about our short and long-term goals.
Here’s a general question to ask yourself often: “Is this the best use of my time in terms of meeting my goals?” Sometimes, of course, we don’t have any choice. But ask yourself honestly, “Could I take more control if I really wanted to?” Often, we play the victim because we don’t want to make the effort to change our behaviour.
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.'”
A Note from the Universe
If I had seams, they’d burst. Limits, they’d shatter. Doubts, they’d vanish. Tears, they’d dry. Worries, they’d be gone. Because I, your faithful servant and doting guardian, who hears your innermost thoughts, who walks in your shoes, and who lingers in your breath, can hardly contain the joy I feel over who you’ve become.
Of course, you have little idea of what I’m talking about, but you will. And trust me, you’ll be overwhelmed, too.
Today’s Recipe: Poinsettias
This is a nice holiday cocktail. We always serve this at our Christmas Eve open house. It has such a nice taste!!
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 Devil
Your instincts may be heightened and a bit off today, and this could lead you to make some wrong decisions or assumptions. Then, you run the risk of pouncing on these assumptions and acting out of a bad impulse. Keep your emotions under control and back away from impulsive actions of any kind. Today they are traps that lead to embarrassment at best, and harm at worst.
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