Cat’s Morning Bits for June 8, 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.
June Events and Holidays
June 8: World Oceans Day
June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins
June 14: Flag Day
June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice
June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST
June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST
June 21 Father’s Day
‘Tis June, and all the lowland swamps
Are rich with tufted reeds and ferns,
And filmy with the vaporous damps
That rise when twilight’s crimson burns.
-George Arnold (1834-65)
Spirit Library: Bring More Light Into the World (a message from Kate Spreckley)
This week the energy has intensified as the Sun, Moon and the Earth move towards alignment on Friday. The energy of this time promises great rewards and patience if we are able to meet the challenges and obstacles with courage and determination.
World Oceans Day 2020 – June 8 – And 5 Oceans of the World
World Oceans Day is celebrated every year on June 8 to spread the awareness about the importance of Oceans. Protecting our ocean must remain our top most priority as this resource is directly impacts the health of people and our planet.
ThoughtCo: Seven Ways to Use Beach Magic
One of the most popular summer pastimes in the world is the journey to the beach. For some people, it’s an annual event, in which you load a carload of kids and sand toys into your car, everyone drinks too much beer and the whole family comes home sunburned and cranky.
MBG: What To Know About The Sun–Neptune Standoff Coming This Week
This Thursday, June 11, the illuminating Gemini Sun gets lost in Neptune’s thick fog when the two lock into one of their biannual squares.
Daily Dream Meaning: Guns
1. In Freudian dream analysis, a symbol for physical passion. If the dreamer is the one doing the shooting, then he is consciously or unconsciously searching for a partner. If the dreamer is the one being shot, someone out there feels desire for him.
2. The release, or need for release, of pent-up anger. Again, if the dreamer is doing the shooting, she needs to control her temper and find a positive way to release her anger. If she is the victim, then someone is angry with her.
3. Something important coming up, implying a need to “get out the big guns.”
Astrological parallel: Mars/Uranus combinations.
Tarot parallel: The Tower.
Goddess Guide: The Water Goddess
The Water Goddess is found in all ancient cultures, reflecting the importance of this precious element in everyday survival.
There are Goddesses that represent water in all its forms from sacred wells and lakes to the seas and immense oceans that cover our beautiful planet.
Today’s DIY: DIY: All Natural Rose + Witch Hazel Facial Toner | Kendra Atkins
Elephant Journal: Gandhi’s 13 Rules for Nonviolent Protest.
Fighting for Justice
Have you been participating in the rallies or trying to figure out how to support justice in these uncertain times? Looking to some of my historical heroes, specifically Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., can give us all inspiration and guidelines.
EarthSky News: Jupiter, Saturn, moon on June 6-8, plus a word about the daytime moon
If you stay up late on the nights of June 6, 7 and 8, 2020, you can glimpse the moon with the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn, ascending in the east. Or see them before daybreak
Patheos-Pagan: Working Magic – Direction
Drawing an oracle card from the Flower Magic Oracle deck gave me a focus for working some magic. This week’s card is knautia, the meaning of which is – wandering (as in not having a direction). So, I have given the meaning of the card below along with some other correspondences
Pagan Playlist: Song of the Sea – The Song – LYRICS + Translation
“It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.”
— Sydney J. Harris
“We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz
“There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.”
— Elizabeth J. Canham
“If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.”
— John Steinbeck
A Note from the Universe
Don’t wait for those feelings of excitement, confidence, and clarity, before you take action.
Take action, and they’ll follow.
Today’s Recipe: Perfect Summer Fruit Salad
“The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy.”
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
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Monday is ruled by the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.
June 8, 2020
“The wide discrepancy between reason and feeling may be unreal; it is not improbable that intellect is a high form of feeling – a specialized, intensive feeling about intuitions.”
-Susanne K. Langer, 1967
A lot of time we hear about the difference between the heart and the head, or between feelings and reason. But even if there is a difference between them, there is a connection between them. We can assimilate the two, and use the power as one, to make the important choices in our lives. It’s that merger that empowers us to overcome any challenges we come across
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.
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