Cat’s Morning Bits for December 7, 2018
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.
The icicles now fringe the trees
That swayed in summer’s gentle breeze,
When summer days were fair.
-Dora Read Goodale (1866-1915)
Spiritual Unite: What Are Positive Energy Symbols?
Symbolism is important, and the rich, historical traditions of the eastern hemisphere have produced some of the most in-depth and intricate symbols known to any culture.
These symbols are invoked to release positive energy, manifesting some energetic power within the invoker.
MBG: How To Harness The Transformative Energy Of The Last New Moon Of The Year
After a frustrating few weeks, the Sagittarius new moon arrives just one day after trickster Mercury, the messenger planet that governs communication, technology, and travel, stationed direct (forward) in secretive Scorpio—and not a moment too soon! Outspoken, tell-it-like-it-is Sagittarius gives us the cosmic permission slip to start speaking our minds once again.
Elephant Journal: Your 2019 Horoscope—what Major Change will occur in your Life?
What changes are most likely to happen in our lives in 2019?
Will we finally find that elusive love relationship?
Will we begin a new career or job that gives us a chance to really make a difference?
MNN: 9 thoughtful gifts for nature lovers
Sure, you might have friends who live to camp under the stars or hike for miles in the wilderness. But what about the ones who simply appreciate nature? Maybe that means walking in the woods or just watching birds from the window. Whatever their way of celebrating friluftsliv — the Nordic concept of “open air life” — we’ve got some gift ideas to celebrate their outdoors-y spirit.
EarthSky News: N. Hemisphere? Watch for earliest sunsets
The year’s earliest sunset for 40 degrees N. latitude happens around December 7; and in the Southern Hemisphere, the year’s earliest sunrise at 40 degrees S. latitude happens around December 7, as well. The exact date of the Northern Hemisphere’s earliest sunset and the Southern Hemisphere’s earliest sunrise varies by latitude. But, at temperate latitudes, both of these annual hallmarks in our sky come a few to several weeks before the December solstice, not on the solstice as you might expect
Patheos-Pagan: Everyday Sacredness
Tendrils of smoke swirl around in the evening air, as the familiar scents of sage and cedar envelop me with their calm, cleansing energy. I return the smudge stick to its bowl and gaze at the glowing embers, already feeling my mind and body release the cares of the day. A drum beats softly in the distance, and I hear forest creatures rustling in the underbrush. The full moon beams her soft rays down to the sleeping earth, and I soak them in, feeling grateful for this moment.
Daily Recipe: Christmas Punch Recipes
A festive beverage can be a refreshing addition to your holiday get together.
OPEN YOUR HANDS
“More than any other part of the body, our hands reveal our inner state.”
— Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Today, be aware of how you hold your hands when you’re not actively doing something with them.
With the stress of our daily lives, many of us find our hands typically clenched in fists. This is proof of the tension we hold in our bodies. And ponder this: how can we receive the abundance of life if our hands are not open to receive it?
When you become aware that your hands are closed tight, stretch your fingers and spread them wide in the shape of a starfish. Deep breathing will also help you relax into the moment.
“What is always speaking silently is the body.”
— Norman Brown
A Note from the Universe
Two of the most important questions for all aspiring rock stars, are:
1.How big do you want to be?
2.What are you now doing about it?
“Rock stars” being metaphoric for “have financial security for myself and family.” I just didn’t want to immediately flip you out.
See you at the stadium,
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
December 7, 2018
“A person can run for years but sooner or later he has to take a stand in the place which, for better or worse, he calls home, do what he can to change things there.”
-Paule Marshall (1969)
It is our nature, and really our responsibility, to change things for the better. Some causes resonate with us, we are compelled to help, we can’t help it. Some causes come to us – through an illness, or a friend or relative whom we love. There is always some way we can invoke change, some way we can make a difference. When something moves you, go with it as an opportunity to learn and grow, and change the world.
Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Reclaim Your Sanity
OMG! If it is not an email, a text or an ostensibly unending work week, it’s traffic or other forms of hostility that drive us to the breaking point of aberration. With all the psychological warfare bombarding us on a daily basis, no wonder why we need antidepressants and sleeping aids to survive
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