Cat’s Morning Bits for Thursday, December 1, 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.
“In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter,
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: December 2022 Ascension Energies – Collective Self
The accompanying video to this article can be found here.
Blessed Being, as your year winds down your energy phases into an internal focus in many ways. Things come a little closer, they become more magnified.
Preparing for Winter 🌲 Yule, DIYs, Forest Home Makeover/ Alwyn Oak
Spirituality & Health: Lunar Medicine for the Masculine
An Excerpt from The Flowering Wand
by Sophie Strand
Explore how men can align themselves with lunar cycles to experience more connection with nature and the divine.
Masculinity is lunar. Gender is lunar. Sexuality is lunar. Landscape is lunar. Bodies, liquid in a flesh silhouette, are tides of lunacy, constantly shifting their internal shorelines. To be lunar means to change—to be full and ripe one night, and tired and reclusive another.
The December birthstone is Blue Topaz.
December Birthstone : Blue Topaz
Birthstone Color: Blue
december birthstoneAs cool and inviting as a blue lake on a blistering summer day, December’s birthstone is derived from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning fire. This is because Blue Topaz was considered by ancient civilizations to have cooling properties. Not only was it believed to cool boiling water when thrown into the pot, but to calm hot tempers as well! This gemstone was credited with many other healing powers, among them the ability to cure insanity, asthma, weak vision and insomnia. The Blue Topaz was even thought to have magical properties in its ability to make its wearer invisible in a threatening situation.
Learn Religions: How to Make a Witch Bottle
A Centuries-Old Protective Magical Tool
By Patti Wigington
Updated on February 04, 2019
A witch bottle is a magical tool that has been reported in use for centuries. In early times, the bottle was designed as a way to protect oneself from malicious witchcraft and sorcery.
December Birth Flower: Narcissus
NOVEMBER 17, 2018 | BY FTD FRESH
The narcissus is the December birth flower and symbolizes good wishes, faithfulness and respect. The narcissus can often be confused with the daffodil, the birth flower for March, which is a type of narcissus. Although most narcissus flowers are spring flowers, there are several species that bloom in the winter, such as the paperwhite narcissus — making it appropriate as the birth flower for December.
Exemplore:Six Interpretations of Water as a Dream Symbol
MADAILEIN AISLING IRELANDMAY 18, 2022
What Water Means in Dreams
Water is a frequent symbolic guest star in our dreams. Deciphering its meaning is predicated not only on the how the water appears, but what form it takes.
Treehugger: How to Make a Low-Waste Gift Basket
Create a sustainable gift basket that’s festive and low-waste.
By Olivia Young
Published November 9, 2022
Gift baskets get a bad rap. Many are packed haphazardly with stale snacks or impersonal items the recipient won’t use or doesn’t want. They’re perceived as cheap and cheesy—as in corny, in addition to sometimes containing cheese.
EarthSky News: The moon and Jupiter pair up on December 1
The moon and Jupiter brighten the night
Look for the waxing gibbous moon after sunset on December 1, 2022. The bright “star” near it is the planet Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Other than the moon, Jupiter is the brightest object in the southern sky this month. Jupiter reached opposition on September 26. And the king of planets is up all evening and sets around midnight.
Patheos-Pagan: Winter Magick
DECEMBER 1, 2019 BY ALURA ROSE
With the Solstice officially here at the end of the month, it seems that now would be a wonderful time to talk about “Winter Magick.” Not to mention that the lovely forecast this brisk, cold morning here in New England
Pagan Playlist: Sacred – Soothing Meditative Ambient Music – Deep Relaxation and Healing
TRYING TOO HARD?
“Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.”
— Hubert van Zeller
Are you trying too hard to be good, to be perfect, to be spiritual?
‘Trying too hard’ is an expression of fear. If you can replace the fear with faith that everything always serves our highest good, your confidence and peace of mind will serve your aspirations.
“So many people work so hard, to achieve, attain, accumulate and cherish their fortunes. How many of us blissfully fill our days and nights being the Divine expression we are? This is the meaning of life. It is to be.As a result, all of your creations are a natural outflow from the Divine within your being. This is the joy of life.”
— Barbara Rose
A Note from the Universe
To touch someone with kindness, is to change someone forever.
Heavy, huh? That’s nothing.
Because for everyone you touch, you also reach everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And so, for the rest of all time, your kindness will be felt, in waves that will spread, long after you move on.
Today’s Recipe: Green Beans with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Fresh green beans are served with a creamy mushroom sauce and crumbled goat cheese in this easy side dish recipe.
Nature Spirits: Snow Faeries; Storm Faeries & Winter Tree Faeries
Herbs: Holly; English Ivy; Fir & Mistletoe
Colours: Blood Red; White & Black
Flowers: Holly; Poinsettia & Christmas Cactus
Scents: Violet; Patchouli; Rose Geranium; Frankincense; Myrrh & Lilac
Stones: Aerpentine; Jacinth & Peridot
Trees: Pine; Fir & Holly
Animals: Mouse; Deer; Horse & Bear
Birds: Rook; Robin & Snowy Owl
Deities: Hathor; Hecate; Neith; Athene; Minerva; Ixchel; Osiris; Norns & The Fates
Power Flow: Death & Rebirth; Darkness; Personal Alchemy; Spiritual Paths. Reach out to friends, family and those in need.
Daily Tarot: The Magician
You might be set up to be the smart one and solve a problem or two for someone else. While it might be your idea of fun to perform and be clever, try to keep things simple, especially if this is a work-related issue. It will cost you little or no effort and win you a lot of admiration, and maybe some monetary reward later.
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