Cat’s Morning Bits for July 6, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 6, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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July Quotes

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.”

Ada Louise Huxtable

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST

July 22 Sun enters Leo

July 28 New Moon at  10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM  EST

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Spirit Library: Your Angst Serves No Purpose
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

Today is not the day to mourn what is or what could be. You are a new being, who creates instead of surrenders or cries of injustice.

Most of you lived through similar 3D circumstances in this life. Race, gender, the Vietnam war, the environment, and similar concerns seemed to have been at least partially addressed because of your concerns so you no longer felt that uncomfortable

Read more….

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Magick Chamomile Sweet Rolls || Anti-Anxiety Spell/ The Green Witch

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Spiritual Unite: PINE TREE SYMBOLISM – PROTECTION AND IMMORTALITY
Susan Brunton

The pine tree is one of the most recognisable trees in the world.

The Pine Tree is one of the most widely used tree symbolism the world over. The pine tree is about as culturally significant as a tree can get.

Read more….

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Learn Religions: Charge of the Goddess
History and Variations

By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 14, 2019


Charge of the Goddess is perhaps one of the best-known pieces of ritual poetry in today’s magical community, and is often credited to author and priestess Doreen Valiente

Read more….

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Pagan Library: Altar Incense/ Anon

3 parts Frankincense
2 parts Myrrh
1 part Cinnamon

Burn as a general incense on the altar to purify it and to promote ritual consciousness during rituals.

paganlibrary.com

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Exemplore: Feng Shui Tips for Your Kitchen
ALLISYN NICHOLSFEB 20, 2020

The Heart of Your Home
In Feng Shui, the kitchen is considered the heart of your home—it rules your prosperity and your health. Keeping your kitchen Feng Shui-friendly will make your whole house and the people that live in it healthier and wealthier.

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Treehugger: How People Get Lost in the Woods and What to Do if It Happens to You

You know how it goes. Camping and hiking and general cavorting in the woods is all fun and games until someone goes and gets lost.

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EarthSky News: Circinus the Drawing Compass, Alpha Centauri’s neighbor

Circinus the Drawing Compass is a dim constellation located next to the third brightest star in the sky, Alpha Centauri. Additionally, Circinus lies near the south celestial pole.

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Patheos-Pagan: Review: The Empath’s Oracle
JULY 4, 2022 BY LISA WAGONER


I’ve been looking forward to receiving The Empath’s Oracle deck since I first saw notice of it a few months ago. Created by Raven Digitalis, with stunning art work by Konstantin Bax, it is a stunning deck, a tool I am certain I will be using for a long while.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Time was an illusion – Sound in space (2021) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

USE YOUR POWER TO CREATE

“I am a child of God. I came from the womb of creation.”
— Tao Te Ching

Our grand business in life is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
— Thomas Carlyle

We each play a role in the bigger game of life. In this bigger picture, life plays with energy and matter to expand, create, express and evolve. It explores new possibilities, realizes them and then reaches for even more. Life continually transforms whatis into something brand new.

We choose how actively we take part in this cosmic dance. We can become mere spectators to life if we get stuck in old ideas that have lost their energy for us.

How much passion do you feel for your goals? Are you still being creative in how you work with them?

“Embrace fully your capacity to create, to think in unlimited ways, and to pursue everything that you have been wanting. Be flexible, open and willing to let the new come to you. “This can be the most joyous, prosperous,and creative time of your life.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I just can’t think of anything more important to tell you today, than “Congratulations, outstanding, well done!”

You are now, officially, the person you once dreamed you’d become.

It always works,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Water-Rich Foods to Keep You Hydrated

Staying hydrated is critical to your health and well-being, but drinking water isn’t the only way to provide your body with what it needs. There are plenty of water-rich foods that can contribute to your hydration in some pretty tasty ways.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
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

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Daily Wisdom
July 6, 2022

Freedom
“I believe in freedom – social, economical, domestic, political, mental and spiritual.”

-Elbert Hubbard


Freedom is all-encompassing; you can’t have one “kind” of freedom without all the others. I remember Deepak Chopra talking about the 25 qualities of the Unified Field. Scientists have studied this Field, which could also be called “all of nature,” and identified 25 qualities that it has. Because we are one with this Field, these are qualities inherent in each of us, too. Number 24 on the list: Freedom.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

A little emotional distance is called for to keep things peaceful and working smoothly. You may be very sentimental or attached to certain issues or other people’s opinions of you but don’t let this rule how the day goes. Don’t let anyone casually or ignorantly hurt your feelings. They may not even know what they’re doing. Stay functional and keep your emotional guards up.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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/

Firm Balance; Cat’s Angel Message for July 6, 2022

Firm Balance; Cat’s Angel Message for July 6, 2022

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path as you will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive it. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Creating balance in all areas of our lives helps us to keep our eyes on the prize. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Firm Balance

76: Maintaining our balance is one of the essential keys to navigating our path. Today we are being asked to perform a balance check today in two areas: giving / receiving and spiritual / material. There are times when we get so preoccupied in either (or both) areas that we become distracted. The balance between giving and receiving requires that we allow ourselves to receive and at the same time acknowledge the blessings that come to us. The balance between spiritual and material is equally important. By acknowledging the richness of our own spiritual nature material “things” lose their importance. They become nice to have but they no longer rule our lives. Achieving and maintaining balance in these areas is one of the keys to good spiritual health and overall happiness. Remember, that if our scales are tipped one way or the other it zaps our energy levels and our ability to focus. The Angels are reminding us today that  “When things are balanced your journey and the flow of life is easier. It allows you to be grounded and more at peace.”

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal ourselves and our lives and therefore regain our self-confidence and faith. He helps to clear the way so that we can achieve balance by removing the blocks associated with giving and receiving by promoting flexibility in thinking and attitude.

The Ascended Master Buddha is called the Enlightened or Awakened One. During his life, he lived as both prince and ascetic. When he achieved true enlightenment he came to realize that the key to happy living required moderation and balance in all things. This includes the important balance between giving and receiving. When we are balanced we find that inner peace is ours. Meditate with him today and share his gentle energy.

The Roman Goddess Vesta oversees the hearth and home. She helps us to clear space (both in our physical home and our inner home) to make room for new things and teaches us the value of letting go of what we no longer need. ” If something does not make your heart sing put it where it belongs or set it free. This will clear your inner and outer sacred space. Then open the doors and invite the new blessings inside.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

 Blue-Green Chrysocolla helps make smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity by inviting the energy of universal love into our personal experiences. It brings our inner strength and self-awareness forward which keeps our energy balanced and our creative side active which allows us to handle change more effectively.

Larimar helps to remove self-imposed barriers that may be keeping us from accepting our personal power and stops self-sabotaging behavior by bringing out the best in us. It helps us to see the things that we have to be grateful for and the tiny miracles that we take for granted. This sky blue stone also helps to ease our obsession with material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that you manifest what you really need. It shows us how to go with the flow.

Zincite helps to remove energy blocks that get our life force flowing, which aids our manifestation process. It also restores our energy when it becomes depleted by giving away too much of ourselves to others.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and 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 July 5, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 5, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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July Quotes

“No bought potpourri is so pleasant as that made from ones own garden, for the petals of the flowers one has gathered at home hold the sunshine and memories of summer, and of past summers only the sunny days should be remembered.”

Eleanor Sinclair-Rhode

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST

July 22 Sun enters Leo

July 28 New Moon at  10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM  EST

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Spiritual Unite: BLUE STAR SPIRITUAL MEANING – FRESH START FOR EARTH
Susan Brunton

The Blue Star spiritual meaning relates to the teachings of the Hopi culture in North America, a tribe of Native Americans that foretold the coming of European settlers.

Read more….

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My Crystal Collection 🧚‍♂️ Witchcraft 101 🔮 Healing properties | Tips | How to use them/ Alwyn Oak

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Learn Religions: 7 Goddesses of Empowerment

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 15, 2019


Think you’d like to embrace the sacred feminine as part of your spiritual development? Here are seven goddesses from around the globe who embody female strength and empowerment in a number of different ways. See which one resonates with you the most

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MBG: 5 Fun & Creative Ways To Release Negative Energy Out In Nature

In the 4.5 billion years Planet Earth has been around, she’s used powerful systems to flush out impurities and sustain her vitality. From ocean currents and plate tectonics to glacial movements and atmospheric phenomena, our powerful planet has tirelessly cleared out the old and generated new life.

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Exemplore: A New Moon/Full Moon Gratitude Ritual
ALLISYN NICHOLSJUL 1, 2020

Be Thankful for What You’ve Got
It is easy to continue making our rituals center on manifestation, especially when we are seeing our manifestations magically appearing in our lives. As good as it feels to receive these wonderful gifts from our moon rituals, it feels spiritually peaceful after you’ve done a moon ritual centering around gratitude instead.

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Treehugger: Understanding Catnip Might Help With Mosquito Control
When cats roll in and chew the plant, it releases more pest-repelling compounds

Most cats go bonkers over catnip.

It’s a distinctive response as they giddily chew and lick the plant, rolling in it, and rubbing their faces in it. Cats act the same around silver vine, an Asian plant with similar properties.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Meet the Scorpion’s Stinger stars, Shaula and Lesath

Scorpius and the Scorpion’s Stinger stars
Undeniably, the zodiacal constellation Scorpius the Scorpion is one of the few constellations that look like their names. Because it has a graceful, J-shaped pattern of stars resembling a real scorpion’s curved tail. And at the end of this graceful line of stars are two stars noticeable for their nearness to each other.

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Patheos-Pagan: Leaving Bad Religion For Good
JULY 3, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT


Recently I was contacted by someone (who I won’t name to protect their privacy) who feels called to Paganism and who wants to be happy and fulfilled as a Pagan. But they’re struggling to let go of Christianity.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Runesong – For the Forgotten Spirit (2022) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:STEP INTO SELF-AWARENESS

“Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.”
— Tom Hopkins

Here are some different aspects of self-awareness:
• Know yourself – Explore who you are: your defences, your blocks, your talents, your aspirations, etc.
• Accept yourself – We are at war with ourselves when we resist or deny certain aspects of who we are. Acknowledge the truth of who you are right now – the positives and the negatives. Only when we own our present reality can we change.
• Control yourself – Set clear, conscious intentions and discipline yourself to meet them.
• Express yourself – Go to your heart to identify what has meaning and purpose for you. Live your truth. Identify ways you can give back to life and be in service.

We work on each of these aspects all the time. But as our lives go through cycles, we predominantly work on one of them more than the others. Which aspect are you more conscious of lately?

“Our lives improve only when we take chances … and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
— Walter Anderson

“Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring.”
— Grace Lichtenstein

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that whenever you think a brand-new thought, however fleeting, there are switches flicked here? Buttons pressed? Levers thrown? Banners unfurled? Wheels turned? Hats tipped? Winks winked? Angels sent? Connections made? And conga lines formed?

For starters.

You wouldn’t even believe me if I told you what happens when you visualize.

Yeah, a-lot-lot.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Lemonade Jam

Awarded Honorable Mention in 2017 Recipe Contest, this watermelon jam by Cheryl Holsapfel from Garrettsville, Ohio is the perfect mix of sweet and sour. Cheryl likes to enjoy the jam with soft cheese and crackers – we loved it with butter and warm biscuits. Either way, we’re sure you’ll love it!

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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

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Daily Wisdom
July 5, 2022

Freedom
“That is the truly beautiful and encouraging aspect of freedom; no one struggles for it just for himself.”

-Fanny Lewald, in Hanna Ballin Lewis, “The Education of Fanny Lewald”
(1871)


If there is a lesson in our struggle for freedom, (and there always is a lesson, in any struggle) then it is that there is no separation between us. We are all one. We are not truly free until each and every one of us is free.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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/

Setting The Groundwork; Cat’s Angel Message for July 5, 2022

Setting The Groundwork; Cat’s Angel Message for July 5, 2022

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path as you will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive it. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Collect all the pieces and take all the steps to create a solid foundation. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Setting The Groundwork

75: Yesterday we talked about how the choices we make have an impact on our life path. Today we are being reminded that success comes when we follow our own lead instead of being led by others. Remember that our Sacred Tool of intuition is a divine gift and that by using the information you receive you will increase your self-reliance. Choices also equal change. These changes can be small and simple or big and potentially life-altering. Remember that the Universe is always working behind the scenes to make things happen. Our job is to stay focused and be willing to make the choices that will best help us on our path. Our paths never come to a dead-end and if it feels that way then it’s time to grab your faith and confidence and choose a new direction or grab your courage and blaze a new trail. By building your path as you go you are setting the groundwork for success!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel can help us to overcome obstacles by showing us where the solutions are that will lead to our success. He provides us with the additional information that we need to make the most informed decisions we can. No problem is too great or too small for him to assist with. Uriel also helps us to gain spiritual understanding and creative insight. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessings taking place in your life.

The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy are an essential part of self-care and creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go of stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. The power of laughter clears and resets or energy field by releasing tension and emotions that have been held in check. This is an important lesson on our path, if it makes your heart sing then it’s the right direction.

 The Hindu Goddess Lakshmi teaches us that good things happen when we embrace the world with a grateful and appreciative heart. She tells us ” You are worthy of so many wonderful things but first you must get out of your own way! Let me help you to clear the way so that these gifts can be given to you. Make room and feel the lightness it creates within your spirit.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Crazy Lace Agate gently boosts our self-confidence and concentration while reestablishing our overall feelings of wholeness and well-being. It’s an excellent grounding stone that helps to bring balance between our negative and positive emotions

Pietersite (The Tempest Stone). Use this stone to help access your intuition and create a link to a loving level of guidance. It helps to strengthen the will and increases our focus of where we really want life to take us.

 Sugilite is a stone of spiritual love and awareness and promotes Divine interaction and communication. Sugilite also encourages positive thinking and teaches us to live our truth and trust our intuition. This stone also brings purple ray energy to earth. It embodies spiritual love and wisdom and assists in opening the chakras. This stone can also help you find the answers to “Why am I here and What is my purpose?”

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and 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 July 4, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 4, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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July Quotes

“The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me.”

James Russell Lowell

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST

July 22 Sun enters Leo

July 28 New Moon at  10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM  EST

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July Birthstone : Ruby

Birthstone Color: Red

Like a perfect red rose, the Ruby’s rich color speaks of love and passion.  Called the “Rajnapura” or King of Gems by ancient Hindus, July’s birthstone is among the most highly prized of gems throughout history. The Ruby was considered to have magical powers, and was worn by royalty as a talisman against evil.  It was thought to grow darker when peril was imminent, and to return to its original color once danger was past-provided it was in the hands of its rightful owner


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Every Witch Should Be Doing This/ The Witch of Wanderlust

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Spirituality & Health: 3 Limpias to Help You Find Love
by J. Allen Cross

Steep a variety of flowering plants and herbs for a literal and spiritual bath. Repeat the baño limpias to bring love into your life.


Problems of the heart, so to speak, are ancient, universal, and have been the backbone of many great tragedies, comedies, and reality TV series the world over. Certainly, we’ve all struggled with love and relationships in our lifetimes.

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Pioneer Thinking: Crescent Moon Massage Oil Recipe

A massage oil recipe to make at home.

The Ingredients

  • 10 teaspoons wheat germ oil
  • 6 drops of chamomile essential /fragrance oil
  • 4 drops neroli essential /fragrance oil
  • 2 drops rose essential/fragrance oil
  • 1 drop basil oil

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MBG: This Week’s Horoscope Has Astrologers Bracing For Impact: Here’s What To Know

This week, a tricky transit could send tempers flaring. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Monday is July Fourth in the U.S. — and this one comes with a heat advisory warning.
For the first time since the January 6 insurrectionist attacks on the Capitol, hotheaded Mars arrives at 29 degrees Aries.

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A NORSE BIRTHDAY RITUAL AND CELEBRATION

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Exemplore: How to Use Tarot Cards for Spells and Rituals
BEV GJUN 30, 2020

Into tarot? Want to use it to make your life even more wowzing than it is already? Need a spell, a ritual? Want more money, a better job or a relationship with that cute guy you keep bumping into at the mall? Here is all the information you need to create your own life-improving tarot spells and rituals.

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Treehugger: Petition Urges Mountain Lion Conservation in Texas
For years, the big cats were ‘largely treated as varmints.’

There are 16 states in the U.S. that have breeding mountain lion populations, but Texas is the only one that doesn’t protect them in some way.

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EarthSky News: Earth farthest from the sun on July 4

Planet Earth will reach aphelion – our most distant point from the sun – at 7 UTC on July 4, 2022. That’s 2 a.m. Central Daylight Time in North America. It’s been a hot summer already in parts of the Northern Hemisphere. And Earth’s aphelion always comes in July, in the midst of Northern Hemisphere summer (and Southern Hemisphere winter). So you know our distance from the sun doesn’t cause Earth’s seasons.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Incense Bowl: The Easiest Way to Burn Herbs
APRIL 15, 2021 BY ASTREA TAYLOR


When I first started burning incense as a teenager, I used incense sticks, cones, and matches. I liked them alright, but what I really wanted was a pure experience with a plant.

Enter the incense bowl.

Incense Bowl Burn Herbs Air Magic

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Pagan Playlist: Syth – Purgatori (2020) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

USE YOUR POWER TO CREATE

“I am a child of God. I came from the womb of creation.”
— Tao Te Ching

Our grand business in life is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
— Thomas Carlyle

We each play a role in the bigger game of life. In this bigger picture, life plays with energy and matter to expand, create, express and evolve. It explores new possibilities, realizes them and then reaches for even more. Life continually transforms whatis into something brand new.

We choose how actively we take part in this cosmic dance. We can become mere spectators to life if we get stuck in old ideas that have lost their energy for us.

How much passion do you feel for your goals? Are you still being creative in how you work with them?

“Embrace fully your capacity to create, to think in unlimited ways, and to pursue everything that you have been wanting. Be flexible, open and willing to let the new come to you. “This can be the most joyous, prosperous,and creative time of your life.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

It’s not just that when one door closes, another door opens.

When one door closes choirs burst into chorus, orchestras orchestrate, bugles bugle, marching bands march, dogs catch Frisbees, cats “chow, chow, chow,” pigs fly, and 10,000 new doors open.

Kind of makes you want a door to close, huh?

Whoohoooo!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

For anyone who likes Buffalo wings, this is a great change of pace from normal pasta salad. Really popular as a side dish for a barbeque or just about any gathering you can think of. You can substitute or add many different vegetables with this recipe.

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Magical Correspondences for July

Nature Spirits: Hobgoblins & Faeries of harvested crops
Herbs: Agrimony; Hyssop; Honeysuckle &Lemon Balm
Colours: Silver & Grey (blue)
Flowers: Jasmine; Lotus & WaterLily
Scents: Frankincense & Orris
Stones: Pearl; Moonstone & White Agate
Trees: Acacia; Ash & Oak
Animals: Crab; Dolphin; Turtle &Whale
Birds: Starling; Ibis & Swallow

Deities: Athene; Cerridwen; Hel; Holda; Juno;Khepera; Nephthys & Venus

Power Flow: Divination; Dream Work; Meditation; Preparing &Succeeding

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Daily Wisdom
July 4, 2022

Freedom
“Freedom is not won on the battlefields. The chance for freedom is won there. The final battle is won or lost in our hearts and minds.”

–Helen Gahagan Douglas (1945)


It is essential for our souls to feel free. We need freedom of expression,
freedom of choice, to learn and grow. And yet, so many of our brothers
and sisters all over the world live without that freedom. We are all one,
and we feel their pain. Amidst the politics and controversy, what can we do?
We can hold them in our hearts and in our minds, lift them up and know
the Highest Truth for all of us. We can express gratitude for the freedom
that we experience every day.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.

astrology.com

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Learning The Lessons: Cat’s Angel Message for July 4, 2022

Learning The Lessons: Cat’s Angel Message for July 4, 2022

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path as you will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive it. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Our lives are made up of an ongoing series of lessons. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Learning The Lessons

74: Life is full of choices and while we strive to make the best ones possible there are times when what we choose turns out not to be in our best interest. It happens and we have all been there. At times like this, we find ourselves backtracking to make things right and get back on course. The key lies in learning the lessons that these misadventures have to teach us before moving on. This can be hard particularly if you have trouble admitting to making a mistake in the first place. These life lessons are important to our overall growth and our ability to be honest with ourselves will help us move forward with a clear vision and purpose. Today the angels are letting us know that they have great confidence in us and our ability to make good choices but if we need help they are just a request away.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Chamuel helps us to recover things we have lost. while he usually works with lost items he can also help when we feel out of balance by showing us the reason behind it. He also assists us as we navigate our path by helping us to find the direction and guidance that is needed to move forward on this journey of self-discovery. If you feel like you have wandered off your path and are having trouble finding your way back he can help you get your bearings.

The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

The Greek Goddess Persephone teaches us how to liberate ourselves from the things that are holding us back so that we can forge ahead on a new path. This lady has both an iron will and compassion. She tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark places we often find treasures we had forgotten. These treasures can form the foundations that you need.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Agate is the perfect one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to make the most of our life experiences.

Black Obsidian protects and helps to bring negative energy to the surface where it can be dispelled and provides support during times of change. It takes the “things” that we’ve hidden and composts them into positive soil to support our new growth.

Carnelian is used for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues as it boosts self-esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Divine Sparks: Cat’s Angel Message for July 3, 2022

Divine Sparks: Cat’s Angel Message for July 3, 2022

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path as you will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive it. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Faith and creativity are the kindling that ignites your divine spark. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Divine Sparks

73: Within each of us dwells a piece of the divine spark. It lives in our core being and comes to life when we engage in the things that bring us joy, like creative pursuits, helping others, or just setting a positive example. This spark can also help us in our personal evolution by teaching us to live authentically so that we can create the life we want. Today we find ourselves surrounded by the love of the Ascended Masters as they offer us reassurance and guidance for our path. They are asking us to hold on to our optimistic outlook. By doing so we open the gates to new growth and abundance. The key is allowing yourself to receive blessings from all quarters. Don’t pick and choose as you may miss out on something that you’ve been waiting simply because it came in a different wrapper.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raguel sets us on the path to personal empowerment. He helps us to find our strength and promotes clarity when we feel conflicted about what to do next by providing a boost of energy and by bringing order to our thoughts. He empowers the underdog and also acts as a motivational coach when we feel down on ourselves and can help us to reach our full potential.

The Ascended Master Saint Germain helps us to persevere in our personal quests and provides us with courage and direction. He teaches us how to clear the way and free our minds from worry so that we can work on more important things and shows us the way to comfortably interact with people and situations that can help us achieve our goals.

The Hindu Goddess Devi helps us to find meaning in our lives and gently guides us in learning to follow our own inner wisdom. She says “Take my hand and let me guide you on your journey of self-discovery. You need only look within to find your true meaning. Release your cares to me and I will purify your heart and spirit so that new information and blessings can be sent to you.

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Black Banded Agate helps us start new things, and embrace new beginnings and projects. It promotes the creativity needed to make things happen. The patterns in this stone invite inspiration and creative flow!

Tangerine Quartz helps to increase our receptivity to Divine inspiration while it stimulates the mind and enhances overall creativity. It fills us with hope and joy as it restores our feelings of self-worth.

While this is obviously not a stone, Copper is a conductor that moves energy and helps us communicate with the higher realms. It can also increase self-esteem and self-awareness which are essential to embracing our divine spark and our powers of manifestation

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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The Best DirectionCat’s Angel Message for July 2, 2022

The Best DirectionCat’s Angel Message for July 2, 2022

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path as you will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive it. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Living life to the fullest is about endings and beginnings. We must gracefully let go of things so that something better can take their place. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: The Best Direction

72: Following our path and creating our lives requires us to have a positive focus and perseverance. Som in order to make the best possible decisions for our own personal evolution we must also trust in ourselves and in the Universe. As we travel we receive an abundance of information. Often it comes in bits and pieces while at other times we find ourselves buried in it. Some of this information is good and some……. well…… not so much. Part of our job is to sift through this information and pick out that which will best serve us and to throw away that which does not. Remember, everyone will have an opinion. Our message from the angels today is “In your heart, you’ll know what’s best and what direction you need to take.”

If you find yourself blocked perform a self-check and ask yourself:

*Is this where I want to be?

*What is keeping me from moving forward? (people, places, things)

*What positive steps do I need to take to continue my journey?

Act on your own intuition and divine guidance and if you need help…. ask!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Chamuel helps us in regards to relationships. This includes the one we have with ourselves and our own spiritual nature. He helps us to build a strong foundation from which we can create our personal evolution. Archangel Chamuel also helps us to find what is lost. If you feel like you have wandered off your path, or have lost faith and are having trouble finding your way back he can help you get your bearings.

The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy are an essential part of self-care and creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go of stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. The power of laughter clears and resets or energy field by releasing tension and emotions that have been held in check. This is an important lesson on our path, if it makes your heart sing then it’s the right direction.

  The Egyptian goddess Hathor helps us to find the answer to the question  “How shall I live my life?” She tells us that every moment gives us opportunities for growth. ” When you are filled with indecision you move away from yourself and your power as a creator. Indecision silences your ability to hear your own inner wisdom. If you need my help just ask and I will shower you with energy that will tip the scales in the direction of what you desire.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Green Calcite helps to create harmony which allows us to dissolve rigid beliefs and outdated programming. It promotes mental balance, aids in communication and gently helps us to let go of the things that no longer serve us which helps us to draw good things into our lives.

Hematite has a strong connection to the earth element and helps us stay grounded and promotes feelings of safety. Hematite also brings mental clarity through focus and concentration which is essential to the letting go process which accompanies change.

Iolite (Also known as “Poor Man’s Amethyst)  is a stone of vision that assists our intuition and aids us in setting things in motion. It helps you stay true to yourself and your path while freeing you from the expectations of others.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 1, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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.

Blessings, Cat

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July Quotes

“Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.”

Sara Coleridge, Pretty Lessons in Verse

gardendigest.com

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July 2022 Events

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST

July 22 Sun enters Leo

July 28 New Moon at  10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM  EST

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“July is the seventh month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. It was the fifth month in the early calendar of the ancient Romans. The Romans called the month Quintilius, which means fifth. A Roman Senate renamed the month to Julius (July) in honour of Julius Caesar, who was born on 12 July. The Anglo-Saxon names for the month included Heymonath or Maed monath, referring respectively to haymaking and the flowering of meadows.”

gardendigest.com


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July Plan With Me – Lake Wildlife planner stickers – Magical Crafting – Witchy Planning

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Spirituality & Health: How Rituals Rewire Your Brain
by Jessica Baron

While rituals may define us, we have a hard time defining them. Dig into the science of ritual.
You can spend weeks trying to find a single, satisfying, comprehensive definition of the word ritual, but we simply don’t have one. We can claim that rituals are sacred, public, symbolic performances or private, mundane daily activities, but the truth is that it’s a fuzzy concept

Read more….

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MBG: July 2022 Monthly Horoscope: Retrograde Season + Pluto-Mars Square

This year has not been an easy one in world events. It started with omicron and ongoing supply chain shortages, then moved into Russia’s war on Ukraine at the United States’ historic Pluto return.

Read more….

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The Dagda – (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Working With Full Moon Energy
CLAIRE FEB 15, 2022

When Should I Perform a Full Moon Ritual?
Many people consider the phases of the Moon to be important when carrying out magical workings. It is thought that each phase possesses its own energy and magical properties, which make each phase particularly suited to certain types of spells and rituals.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: What to See in the Night Sky in July 2022
From a Thunder Moon to dueling meteor showers, this month is full of celestial activity.

While fireworks will dominate the evening skies on the Fourth of July across the U.S., the rest of the month will feature visual spectacles of a different kind, from the full super Thunder Moon to a visit from a rare glowing giant from interstellar space.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic in the Month of July
JUNE 29, 2017 BY RACHEL PATTERSON

In the summertime when the weather is hot…

What we often refer to as the height of summer, flowers are blooming the skies are blue there’s not a cloud in the sky and hopefully it is warm.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY TODAY

“It is always your next move.”
— Napoleon Hill

The great benefit of heightened awareness is that we have more choice in how we live our lives. At any moment, we can purposefully choose a new experience for ourselves. We can choose to pay attention, breathe more deeply, laugh, rest, play, appreciate, do something different – the possibilities are endless.

Whenever you remember, TAKE YOURSELF OFF AUTO-PILOT and really examine your situation. Take charge and make a choice that will enrich your experience. At the end of the day, reflect on what happened and how you felt when you chose a new line of thought, feeling or action.

“We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us — how we can take it, what we do with it — and that is what really counts in the end.”
— Joseph Fort Newton

“When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.”
— Tin Cup (the movie)

And remember: “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
— Neil Peart

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You really don’t have to try so hard.

That’s why there’s magic and miracles.

Remember?

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Minnesota Broccoli Salad

No bacon, no fruit, no seeds: this broccoli salad, adapted from a recipe in a newspaper clipping from 1980, combines potato salad flavors–hard-cooked eggs, dill, celery seed, mayo–with crisp fresh broccoli

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
July 1 , 2022

July 1, 2022

Humor
“When humor goes, there goes civilization.”

-Erma Bombeck


We need humor to balance out all the other “stuff” that is going on in the world every day. Where would we be without our ability to laugh at ourselves. Situation comedies have always been popular on TV because they depict “situations” that we’ve all been in and can relate to – but they do it in such a way that we can see how funny the whole thing is! Today look at the world this way: “My Life is a SitCom!” Of course, you are the star of the show! And all your friends are relatives are supporting players. I’ll bet you’ll find lots of punch lines in the script!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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)
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It’s Up To You: Cat’s Angel Message for July 1, 2022

It’s Up To You: Cat’s Angel Message for July 1, 2022

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path as you will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive it. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Setting boundaries is the first step to actualizing your dreams and goals. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: It’s Up To You

71: As we navigate the paths that make up our life we find that everyone has an opinion about how, when, where, and why we should do things. The truth is that the only opinion that matters is our own and we are the only ones who really know what’s in our hearts. However, well-meaning people (and sometimes not so well-meaning) will try to push us off our path simply because they don’t agree with or understand what we need. So take the opinions of others with a grain of salt. During this new cycle, the Universe will be helping us by providing direction and guidance that will help us on our journey. You will know that you are headed in the right direction when it makes your spirit sing and your heart soar!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raguel helps us to find our power and brings clarity when we feel conflicted about what to do next by providing a boost of energy and by bringing order to our thoughts.  He also aids in the letting go process which is essential to moving forward. Raguel reminds us that sometimes people can get “freaky” when they see you moving off in a new direction and helps to smooth the way by resolving conflicts and disharmony with those around us as we work with our creative magic.

The Ascended Master Saint Germain provides courage and direction as we navigate life’s ups and downs. He teaches us how to clear the way and free our minds from worry so that we can work on more important things. while his “big brother” energy surrounds us with loving protection.  He can also help us when dealing with those well-meaning people who try to push us away from our path.

The Hindu Mother Goddess Durga teaches us how to create boundaries and maintain them as well as protect ourselves from the negative or controlling energy of others. She says:  ” Personal boundaries are important to your well-being. It is sometimes best to walk away. I can help you to step back and give you the self-assurance to do what is in your best interest.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Amethyst helps us to make decisions by promoting common sense and spiritual insight. It also enables us to set realistic goals and sets us on the road to personal achievement. This crystal is a powerful protector and helps to shield us from unwanted energies while dispelling anxiety and fear. It helps the thought process by providing focus and clearing the way to good decision-making.


Dioptase helps us to create a more balanced life while we work toward achieving our personal goals. It also teaches us to see things in joy and the best in every action.


Blue Quartz helps us to understand our spiritual nature and gives us a spiritual boost as it brings hope as it calms the mind and helps us to become more self-reliant. Together these things promote happiness and feelings of well-being. It also cleanses the energy of our outer environment as it supports peaceful interactions with those around us.  Blue Quartz also promotes clarity and eases any fear we may experience as we continue to explore. It works with both the Throat and Third Eye Chakras and helps us to speak our truth and promotes being heard and positive communication

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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