Cat’s Morning Bits for December 16, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 16, 2021

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

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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

gardendigest.com

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December Events

Dec. 4 New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 11:43 pm PST/ 12:43 am MST / 2:43 am EDT

Dec. 18 Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

Dec. 19 Venus Retrograde until January 29

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice / Yule

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve & celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

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Spirit Library: Embrace Where You Are
Kate Spreckley


As we stand at this point in our evolution we are embarking on a new cycle, a new journey, which is bringing into balance the prevailing forces of creation. With this balance, the feminine and masculine energies are equalizing allowing our heart, body, mind, and spirit to merge with our soul and bring forth the energetic blueprint of our new lives.

Read more….

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Fortress of Lugh: Ancient Indo-European Winter Words

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Spirituality & Health: Druidry for Beginners
BY DANA O’DRISCOLL

Interested in modern druid practices? A longtime practitioner shares a druid meditation and explores three paths that connect nature, creativity, and the divine.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Eight Things to Hang on a Pagan Holiday Tree

Just because you’re not celebrating the Christian holidays doesn’t mean you can’t have a holiday tree – lots of Pagans do, and it’s perfectly fine if you want to. However, one thing you may notice is that many seasonal ornaments are rooted in the traditions of Christianity — angels, baby Jesus, wise men, that sort of thing

Read more….

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MBG: This Zodiac Sign Will Have A Fresh Start Under 2021’s Final Full Moon

We’re coming up on a full moon this Saturday, December 18, at 11:36 p.m. EST, and it just so happens to be the final full moon of 2021. Depending on your zodiac sign, this astrological event may impact you differently—with one sign in particular poised to have a major moment in the spotlight

Read more….

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Daily Magick Snippets

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Flower: Carnation and Narcissus

Trees: Ash, Birch, Chestnut,, Oak , Vine

Bach Flower Remedy: Agrimony

Essential Oil: Gardenia

Planet: Jupiter

Lucky Day: Thursday

Element: Fire

source: flower and tree magic by Richard Webster

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Today’s DIY: 6 PAGAN YULE AND WINTER SOLSTICE DECORATION IDEAS

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Treehugger: 10 Reasons Why Grand Teton National Park Is Worth Seeing

Grand Teton National Park spans approximately 310,000 acres across northwest Wyoming and is located just 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: All you need to know: 2021’s December solstice

For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest nights and shortest days of the year. Meanwhile, the Southern Hemisphere is having short nights and long days. The 2021 December solstice moment – when the sun reaches its southernmost point in the sky – will happen on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 15:59 UTC (9:59 a.m. CST; translate UTC to your time).

Read more….

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PatheosPagan: How to Break Spiritual Ties that No Longer Support You
JOHN BECKETT

Did you make a commitment to a religious or spiritual group that you are no longer a part of? Are you still officially a member of a religion you no longer follow?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: PAGAN YULE: HEATHEN IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

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Inner Journey:

COMMITMENTS TO SERVE

“Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with …knowing we are of genuine use to others.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Holding an intention to be in service shapes our overall attitude towards life in many ways. For example, it brings a greater sensitivity and awareness of others, a commitment to harmlessness, a willingness to put others’ needs before our own and a desire to be in harmony with all.

An attitude of service also involves a willingness to be served when we truly need support.

“… there is no such thing as just existing. Everything is in service to everything else. Existence is giving and receiving. A stone gives and receives no less than a saint.”
— Jacob Needleman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Everyone here knows a little secret that somehow has escaped you, so far:

Considering where you began and knowing what you knew, no one in your shoes could have done better.

No one. Not even me.

You’ve come a long way, baby –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Butter Yule Ham

The ham yields a moist, sweet taste. The honey butter baste makes it extra right.

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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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
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

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
December 16, 2021

Enjoyment
“All the great pleasures in life are silent.”

-Georges Clemenceau


What is the sound of love, joy, or beauty? These are things we recognize because we feel them, we know them. Great composers have tried to express this with music, and great poets have tried to put it into words. And yet love and joy and beauty are too big to be captured on any canvas, or any recording. We can close our eyes, we can listen to the silence, and find them anytime.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

You may have made careful plans or scheduled everything to perfection, but there are too many variables today to allow most of your plans to play out. Things may come up, one after another, and make this a scattered day. This is temporary and probably will have little impact on tomorrow, so just flow with it best you can and don’t let the instability bother you

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 29, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for December 29, 2020

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.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Blessings, Cat

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December’s Events

Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day

Dec, 10 Hanukkah

Dec. 14 New Moon at 8:16 am PST/ 9:16 am MST/ 11:16 am EST

Dec,15 National Cat Herders Day

Dec. 20 Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice/Winter Begins

Dec. 21 Moon 1st Qtr 3:41pm PST/ 4:41 pm MST/ 6:41 pm EST

Dec. 23 Festivus

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Dec. 24 Celtic Tree month of Birch begins

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Dec. 26 Kwanzaa

Dec. 29 Full Moon at 7:28 pm PST/ 8:28 pm MST/ 10:28 pm EST

Dec. 31 New Years Eve

Dec. 31 Hogmanay

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Spirit Library: Reflection & Integration (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In these last weeks of 2020 a deep and profound healing is taking place. With this healing our consciousness is expanding gifting us with the ability to connect with the new that is birthing within us.

Read more…

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The Real Life of the New Orleans Voodoo Queen | Marie Laveau

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Spiritual Unite: CAN SPIRIT GUIDES APPEAR IN YOUR DREAMS?

In this article we discuss spirit guides in dreams. You should be aware that spirit guides often visit you in your dreams, if you are the lucky one to notice them, then you could be receiving advice and guidance.

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ThoughtCo: Lunar Deities

For thousands of years, people have looked up at the moon and wondered about its divine significance. It should come as no surprise that many cultures throughout time have had lunar deities–that is,

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MBG: How To Ring In The Full Cold Moon (AKA The Final Full Moon Of 2020)

Come nightfall on Tuesday, December 29, the final full moon of 2020 will grace our skies. If there was ever a time to dip into a little full moon magic, it’s now, as we close out an unquestionably tumultuous year.

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Daily Good: Art for the Sky

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

Rumi –

Art for the Sky

Daniel Dancer is an art-activist who creates and films gigantic living paintings made of people that only make sense from the sky. Why? To bring people together, often young students, to create flashes of beauty that teach tangibly about the power of unity, the importance of nature, and the impermanence of just about everything. Listen as Dancer elaborates on the many lessons that the community can take from these ephemeral art actions. { read more }

Be The Change

Learn more about Respectful Revolution, an organization that seeks to document positive action and inspire change. { more }

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Using Pendulums in Your Craft

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Elephant Journal: Cancer Full Moon & Last Full Moon of 2020: Out of the Past & Into Present. {December 29th}

I am a Cancer Sun and Cancer Ascendant.
My identity in this lifetime seems garnished with the nostalgia of the past, memories, and fixations on “lost times,” “lost loves,” and “lost chances.” The Cancer nature is strong in me.

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Treehugger: 15 Surprising Facts About Reindeer

Reindeer are known around the world as the fictional sidekicks of Santa Claus, but in polar and mountainous regions, they are very much real and sometimes abundant.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Last full moon of the decade, again

To many, the last full moon of the decade came last year, on December 12, 2019. But purists will call the December 2020 full moon the last full moon of the decade. It happens on December 29 or 30, depending on your time zone (more full for the Americas on the night of December 29; round and full on December 30, too

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Patheos-Pagan: Young Diana: The Unbroken Spirit Of Girls & Wild Goddesses

The scenes of young Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984 moved me to tears. It wasn’t the special effects, the scenery, or the script. It was the fierce spirit of a girl, uncrushed by external society, played perfectly by Lily Aspell.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Stolen Child – Loreena McKennitt With Lyrics

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Inner Journey: ONE STEP AT A TIME

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”
— Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Does the prospect of changing and growing seem monumental to you? Just too much to tackle?

Then consider this approach. Take a simple step of affirming your openness to experience more or something new. Or a different first step might be to let go of judgment by embracing the neutral. Begin to see the people, activities and things around you as neither good nor bad.

A journey is made of many small steps. Don’t focus on a far-off destination if you’re not clear how to get there. Build a foundation that is solid for you. We get to new places one step at a time.

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.”
— John Wanamaker

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know, I think a big reason I like this season so much, is because it’s one of the few times during the year when masses of people take it upon themselves to “be the difference” in the lives of others… without asking me to do it for them.

Which gives me hope that the day’s not far off, when they’ll do as much for themselves.

Tally-ho, ho, ho –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Terri’s Spicy Vegetable Smoothie

This is so healthy and delicious, I could drink it every day. Compare to commercial vegetable juice; this has no added salt and doesn’t need it. Switch up your veggies, fruits and spices and try different combinations.

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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

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
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

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
December 29, 2020

Goals
“The going is the goal.”

-Horace Kallen, 1952


This is another way of saying that the journey, not the destination, is our goal. We’re hear to be in the game, so we might as well play. Sometimes we have a good run, sometimes we score, and sometimes we fall down. As long as our heart is in it, we’re making progress.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Trust yourself to be able to handle absolutely anything today. It should be an easy day, and all you have to do is face whatever demands are made of you and then deliver what you can. You will not disappoint, even if you have to postpone doing or giving something. Trust that everything is working smoothly under your competent guidance, do your best, and have no regrets.

astrology.com _

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/