Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Wednesday, December 28, 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.

Blessings, Cat


December Quotes

“The lakes of ice gleam bluer than the lakes
Of water ‘neath the summer sunshine gleamed:
Far fairer than when placidly it streamed,
The brook its frozen architecture makes,
And under bridges white its swift way takes.
Snow comes and goes as messenger who dreamed
Might linger on the road; or one who deemed
His message hostile gently for their sakes
Who listened might reveal it by degrees.
We gird against the cold of winter wind
Our loins now with mighty bands of sleep,
In longest, darkest nights take rest and ease,
And every shortening day, as shadows creep
O’er the brief noontide, fresh surprises find.”

Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnets: December


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 25 – 31, 2022
Kelly M. Beard

12/28 ~ Venus (essence & natural beauty) ~sextile~ Neptune (consciousness & vision):

This energy connects your true values & priorities to the planet of dreams, mysticism & other dimensions (Neptune). You have an opportunity to gain some real traction on making your vision tangible just by connecting to the essence that you want to experience.

Read more….


KOLYADA – slavic PAGAN CHRISTMAS / WINTER SOLSTICE DAY / Traditions and story of Kolyada


Learn Religions: Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth

By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 03, 2019
The Greek goddess Hestia watches over domesticity and the family, and was traditionally honored with the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home.

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Exemplore: Simple Wiccan New Year Blessing Rite (Without Tools or Supplies!)

New Year’s Eve Spell

New Year’s Eve may not be a Wiccan holiday, but it’s a special time nonetheless. The planet has made yet another rotation around the Sun, and it’s something the human race almost universally recognizes now. As such, it is a good time for a simple rite.

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Treehugger: How Plants (Inside and Out) Promote Comfort at Home
From adding moisture to improving air quality to deflecting noise, plants can make you feel better at home.

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EarthSky News: Meteor shower guide: Next up, the Quadrantids

December 26, 2022
The first meteor shower of 2023 is the Quadrantids on the night of January 3-4. They’re brief! And they’re mostly drowned in moonlight in 2023. Afterwards, we have the annual, months-long “meteor drought” until the Lyrid meteor shower in April.

Read more….


Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: What the Meme Do We Know?

More people are turning to witchcraft every day as a means for manifesting their desires. As a Crone witch with more than 30 years of practice behind me, I think a lot about how new witches are learning the craft, and where the bulk of their information is coming from.

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Pagan Playlist: Solstice Carole – cover by Merrigan (Pagan Yule music)


Inner Journey:


“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.”
— William James

Why laugh?

Laughter nourishes the soul and triggers joy. It’s a natural stress reliever. It stimulates the immune system and increases oxygen, stamina and our breathing capacity. Medical literature is full of reasons to laugh for the health of it.

Don’t rely upon your funny friends, favorite sit-com or jokes to tickle your funny bone — just laugh for the joy of it!

“Laughter is like the human body wagging its tail.”
— Anne Wilson Schaef


A Note from the Universe

To think what you have not yet thought, is your real work.


The Universe


Today’s Recipe: 15 Best New Year’s Eve Appetizers
These classic New Year’s appetizers are precisely what your New Year’s bash needs. From spiced and savory to sweet and satisfying, these New Year’s appetizer ideas will offer something for everyone at your gathering.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin


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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