Cat’s Morning Bits for Friday, December 30, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, December 29, 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

“Deep at the bottom of the well no warmth has yet returned,
The rain which sighs and feels so cold has dampened withered roots.
What sort of man at such a time would come to visit the teacher?
As this is not a time for flowers, I find I’ve come alone.”

Su Shi, Visiting the the Temple of Auspicious Fortune Alone on the Winter Solstice


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: New You HUMAN
Brenda Hoffman

Dear Ones,

You have a need for change. You want more but do not yet know how to obtain it because that need feels just beyond your grasp.

You do not yet understand that you have achieved what you dreamed of before entering the earth in this lifetime.

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Spirituality & Health: Winter Magick: 3 Balancing Rituals Using Snow
by Megan Shoop-Volz

Snow’s dual energies of quietude and preparation make it excellent for rebalancing our energies.
In cold climes throughout the winter months, something incredible happens. The atmosphere cools and droplets of moisture in the air freeze into millions of unique hexagonal crystals. Wafting gently to the earth, they cling together to form a cold, insulating blanket of snow.

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MBG: 15 Calming Crystals + How To Use Them For Stress Relief

You may relate crystals to all things “high vibe,” but considering they form at the core of the earth, they certainly have a calm, grounding energy.

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Exemplore: How to Use Crystals to Boost New Year’s Resolutions

With January fast approaching many people will be thinking about making New Year’s resolutions. While we often have good intentions and feel positive about setting these kinds of goals, they can turn out to be hard to stick too or be unrealistic in the long term.

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Treehugger: Inspiration and Ideas for Living Willow Structures in Your Garden
Willows are fast-growing and trainable, making them perfect for adding useful and whimsical features to a garden.

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EarthSky News: The star Sirius rings in the New Year

Want to entertain your friends on New Year’s Eve? Give them a quick tour of the heavens, and show them Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. It has the nickname the Dog Star, because it’s part of the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Sirius might also be called the New Year’s star. It’ll ring in 2023 by reaching its highest point in the sky around the stroke of midnight. That’s true for every New Year’s Eve

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Patheos-Pagan: Do Witches Celebrate the New Year?

When is the pagan New Year? Well, there are a few different schools of thought about defining when the year officially comes to a close.

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Pagan Playlist: Trees-Relaxing Nature Playlist


Inner Journey:


“We honor life when we work. The type of work is not important: the fact of work is. All work feeds the soul if it is honest and done to the best of our abilities and if it brings joy to others.”
— Matthew Fox

What value do we unconsciously (or consciously) place on different kinds of work? How do we rank the status of different jobs? How much more do we value the big- paying jobs over others?

Just as we need to honour ourselves for doing what needs to be done, we can equally honour all others who look after life through their efforts, no matter what they may be. We can release judgment that assigns more importance to some occupations than others.

“Now in order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it: they must not do too much of it: and they must have a sense of success in it — not a doubtful sense, such as needs some testimony of others for its confirmation, but a sure sense, or rather knowledge, that so much work has been done well, and fruitfully done, whatever the world may say or think about it.”
— John Ruskin


A Note from the Universe

Anything you could ever hope that I might one day do for you, Cat, is something you can begin doing for yourself today, making the whole thing happen about 7,000 times faster.

But that’s just if you’re in a hurry,

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: Vaselopita – Greek New Years Cake

Traditional Greek New Years Day bread. Served as a coffee cake for breakfast. Also the person who receives the quarter inside gets good luck for 1 year!

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.


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