Cat’s Morning Bits for Monday, December 26, 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.
December Quotes“Somewhere across the winter world tonight
You will be hearing chimes that fill the air;
Christmas extends its all-enfolding light
Across the distance…something we can share.
You will be singing, just the same as I,
These familiar songs we know so well,
And you will see these same stars in your sky
And wish upon that brightest one that fell.
I shall remember you and trim my tree,
One shining star upon the topmost bough;
I will hang wreaths of faith that all may see —
Tonight I glimpse beyond the hear and now.
And all the time that we must be apart
I keep a candle in my heart.”
Mary E. Linton, Candlelit Heart
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: Healing Words From White Buffalo Calf Woman
The upcoming energies ask you to come to a place of balance within yourself, not worrying if thy neighbor is in balance, or thy husband is in balance or thy boss is in balance. Balance begins and ends with you. It is not your concern what another is doing, or thinking as their learning experience is personalized.
Spirituality & Health: What Goddess Vahanas Teach Us About Personal Power
The Meaning Behind Durga’s Lion, Lakshmi’s Owl, and Saraswati’s Swan
by Acharya Shunya
The animal companions of three Hindu goddesses teach us valuable lessons about strength, abundance, and wisdom.
Roar Like a Goddess by Acharya Shunya
In India, various land animals, birds, and even reptiles are considered extensions of, or carriers of, divine feminine energy. Hindu goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati are said to ride divine creatures called vahanas, which are said to support the goddesses in their work while transporting them all over the universe
MBG: Your Horoscope For The Last Week Of 2022
Here’s a carol to keep on spinning this week: Do you hear what I hear? Here’s why the AstroTwins want you to wait for confirmation that everyone is indeed on the same page.
Moody Moons: Winter Solstice Ritual Incense Recipe
Light your Yule fire with a handful of this Winter Solstice ritual incense.
With seasonal ingredients like juniper berries, cinnamon, and rosemary, this easy Winter Solstice DIY project makes a great addition to any Yule ritual.
Treehugger: Macro Photos of Snowflakes Show Impossibly Perfect Designs
Snowflakes should be considered one of the great wonders of the world.
One of the true wonders of the world are snowflakes, tiny designs made of ice that are so individually unique, so detailed, and so spectacular it’s hard to comprehend that they happen naturally and aren’t pulled from the depths of our own imaginations.
EarthSky News: Moon near Saturn December 25 and 26
Moon near Saturn on December 25 and 26
A slender waxing crescent moon is passing Saturn on the evenings of December 25 and 26, 2022. Additionally, the crescent moon will be aglow with earthshine.
Patheos-Pagan: Calling Back the Magick of Joy
DECEMBER 23, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. – Emily Dickinson
As I walked around some neighborhoods last night, looking at the holiday lights people had strung up with such care and attention, I noticed one message again and again: joy.
Pagan Playlist: Yule Sowulo Official
PURPOSE BRINGS JOY
“Our purpose is hidden in our joy, our inspiration, our excitement. As we act on what shows up in our life our purpose shows up.”
— James King
For many of us, our joy is truly activated when we get a bigger picture of who we are and why we are here.
Most of us need to enlarge our self-concept. We may see ourselves as a bag of bones but, in truth, we are eternal, multi-faceted and multi-dimensional spiritual beings having a human experience. It’s time to think of ourselves as much larger and grander than just a physical and emotional being confined in a body.
“There is no more important step you can take than to define your life’s purpose. It develops your sense of belonging to our universe.”
— Arnold Patent
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: Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee Cake
Cranberries and pecans are baked in the bottom of this cake. Turn the cake over for ooh’s and ah’s.
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 Fool
This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.
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