Cat’s Morning Bits for December 9, 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!
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
Spirit Library: Tension & Release (a message from Kate Spreckley)
The spiral dance of life continues as we experience the ups and downs that come with the closing of a cycle. During most of this year each experience, challenge, transformation and transition has guided us to penetrate the centre of our lives, the space where the pulse of life is strongest, the realm of our soul.
Spiritual Unite: EVERGREEN TREE SYMBOLISM – THRIVING THROUGH HARDSHIP
There are two broad types of trees: deciduous and evergreen.
By far the most common is deciduous, which covers all trees that lose their leaves (or other foliage) for at least part of the year.
ThoughtCo: History of Yule
The Pagan holiday called Yule takes place on the day of the winter solstice, around December 21 in the northern hemisphere (below the equator, the winter solstice falls around June 21). On that day, an amazing thing happens in the sky above us. The earth’s axis tilts away from the sun in the Northern Hemisphere, and the sun reaches its greatest distance from the equatorial plane.
Patheos / New Visions: The Agreement
Like someone who falls
from a height into the water,
I’m past the fall and living
in the depth I fell into. Now
I must plant two seeds,
Ganesha – Parvati and Shiva’s Son – Extra Mytholog
Today’s DIY: Lemon Drop Body Scrub
How to make a homemade body scrub that is also gentle enough to use on your face.
A Guide to the Heathen Holidays
Elephant Journal: How to Dance with the Masculine & Feminine Energies in our Daily Lives.
Sometimes I find it hard to balance my energetic, spiritual, and feminine-based practices with my controlling, action-oriented, project managing, masculine task-based practices
Treehugger: 9 Riveting Facts About Raccoons
Raccoons are smart and handy critters and, because they don’t face many threats, there are plenty of them all over most of North America. Although they can be entertaining to watch, they aren’t the safest of animals. Discover what’s behind these and other interesting facts about the clever raccoon.
EarthSky News: See Moon, Spica, Venus before dawn
Before dawn – December 10, 2020 – watch for the waning crescent moon to pair up with the star Spica in your eastern sky. Spica, a blue-white gem of a star, is the brightest star to light up the constellation Virgo the Maiden, and serves as a prime example of a 1st-magnitude star. Spica ranks as the 15th brightest in all the heavens.
Patheos-Pagan: Yuleing: Bringing Light Into The Darkness Through Gifting
Three years ago, when my family and I began our 3 Pagans and a Cat podcast, we got the idea to start something we call the 3 PaaC Yuleing. Basically, it is a gift exchange between listeners who choose to sign up (penpal style). The participants send their partner a gift, a $5 suggested price inspired by a profile filled out during sign-up.
Pagan Playlist: The Fairy King – Ashley Serena & Ryan Louder
Inner Journey: LOVE LIFE AND YOURSELF
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
— Lao Tzu
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.
We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
“It matters not Who you love, Where you love, Why you love, When you love, Or how you love, It matters only that you love.”
— John Lennon
“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”
— Frank Scully
A Note from the Universe
For whatever you do to further your dreams, I will do more for you.
It’s not cheating,
Today’s Recipe: Cozy Mulled Wine
Feel all warm and fuzzy this season with this satisfying treat! Quick and easy too! Ladle into glass or mug, trying not to get the seasonings in it, and drink up!
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
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
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.
December 9, 2020
“I like breakfast-time better than any other moment in the day. No dust has settled on one’s mind then, and it presents a clear mirror to the rays of things.”
-George Eliot, 1859
Somehow we see things differently in the light of a new day. When we have a big decision to make, we often say “let me sleep on it,” knowing that after a rest we’ll have a fresh perspective and be able to think more clearly.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Lovers
Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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