Cat’s Morning Bits for December 13, 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.
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.”
- Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay
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
Daily Tarot Girl: Tarot Reading for Dec 13 – 19
For this week’s reading, I’m using the Tarot of the Sweet Twilight – a super cool and trippy deck that I’ve barely used!
Pagan Library; Away With the Spirits
Adaptations by Balinnor
(To the tune of Away in a Manger)
Away with the spirits in the land of the dead,
The Sun God has slumbered in his celestial bed.
He now starts his journey to bring back the light.
Let us sing of His praises on this Solstice night.
The Household Spirits of Yule || Pagan Happy Hour
Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Water
BY AMINA SHAZI
Water is a representation of wisdom, peace, and purity. Its spiritual meaning lies in its reflection of the human spirit and the interconnection of all creations
Learn Religions: Blessing Your Yule Tree
If your family uses a holiday tree during the Yule season–and many Pagan families do–you might want to consider a blessing ritual for the tree, both at the time you cut it down and again before you’ve decorated it.
MBG: Why Astrologers Say This Is The Week To Find Your Kindred Spirit
This week offers us a chance to reassess our current relationships (romantic and otherwise)—and form some powerful new ones. Here’s your horoscope, from the AstroTwins:
On Monday, red-hot Mars is on the move, exiting Scorpio’s intense cauldron and zipping into passionate, adventurous, worldly Sagittarius until January 24.
Molasses Ginger Cookies for Enhances Magick and Spell Success
Elephant Journal: Sacred Conversations: a Message from the Universe.
Many who identify as spiritual hold the belief that everything happens for a reason, and everyone we encounter over the course of our lives is our teacher.
I’ve long held these beliefs myself, and yet it wasn’t until recently that this was really put into perspective for me
Treehugger: 12 Unexpected Facts About Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park
For such an arid, stark landscape, Petrified Forest National Park has a remarkably dissimilar past. The southern Arizona park sits in a desert and receives just about 10 inches of rain a year. Quite the contrast to when this was once a humid, lush swampland inhabited by giant reptiles—and even dinosaurs.
EarthSky News: Geminid meteor shower 2021 peaks December 13-14
2021 Geminid meteor shower and the moon
The Geminid meteor shower – always a favorite among the annual meteor showers – is expected to peak in 2021, on the night of Monday, December 13 into Tuesday, December 14. The Geminids are a reliable shower for those who watch around 2 a.m. local time from a dark-sky location. We also often hear from those who see Geminid meteors in the late evening hours.
Patheos-Pagan: Fallow Season ~ Burnout, Fatigue, and Sacred Rest
Within the world of agriculture, there is a vital part of crop growing known as letting land “lie fallow.” To fallow a piece of earth is to leave it deliberately unsown – to let it rest. This time of rest allows more fertility to gather in the soil, guaranteeing a better crop later.
Patty Gurdy feat. Fiddler’s Green – The Yule Fiddler (Christmas Time Is Coming ‘Round Today)
Capture your inspiration!
“Ideas can come from anywhere and at any time. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly.”
— Rolf Smith
Insights and inspiration come to us for a reason. Don’t let them disappear on you!
When a great idea pops into your mind, write it down and capture it. Keep a mini-journal or piece of paper with you at all times.
Reflect on your insights. How might you anchor this great idea so it enhances your life?
“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.”
— Nolan Bushnell
A Note from the Universe
Here’s a clue on how to know when new experiences, like you’ve never experienced before, are about to transform your life, even though nothing seems to be happening.
For the first time in your life, even though nothing seems to be happening, you start saying and doing things that you’ve never said or done before.
Gingerbread Cookie Recipes
Gingerbread cookies are a must for the holidays, from gingerbread people to gingerbread houses.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth
Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.
December 13, 2021
“Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.”
If we’re doing what we love, then we’re not really working at all. “Work” can be enjoyable. Look at all the joy we can get out of one day, from enjoying our homes, our meals, our family and friends, and our time spent in nature. This is important activity.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
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