Cat’s Morning Bits for June 9, 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 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
In June ’tis good to lie beneath a tree
While the blithe season comforts every sense,
Steeps all the brain in rest, and heals the heart,
Brimming it o’er with sweetness unawares.
-James Russell Lowell (1819-91)
Spirit Library: Healing & Releasing the Past
In this time of profound expansion the incoming energies are greatly magnifying our collective and individual wounds and urging us to heal. What is emerging both individually and collectively are the recurring patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour, which have suppressed the trauma, pain and suffering of the past.
ThoughtCo: Litha Legends and Lore
Litha, or Midsummer, is a celebration that has been observed for centuries, in one form or another. It is no surprise, then, that there are plenty of myths and legends associated with this time of year. Let’s take a look at some of the best known summer solstice folklore.
Pagan Library: Soft Mead
1 quart water, preferably spring water
1 cup honey
1 sliced lemon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Boil together all ingredients in a non-metallic pot. While boiling, scrape off the rising “scum” with a wooden spoon. When no more rises add the following:
juice of 1/2 lemon
Strain and cool. Drink in place of alcoholic mead or wine during the Simple Feast.
Daily Dream Meaning: Hand
1. A hand that is open and pointing towards the sky is giving the “Fear not!” gesture of ancient times. Therefore, if you see this symbol, whether the hand is of a person or is totally disembodied, something that you’re afraid of is actually nothing to fear.
2. Beautiful, well-kept hands indicate satisfaction in life, while dirty hands indicate some kind of “mess” in your life that needs to be “cleaned up.”
3. Hands that are working diligently indicate success and good fortune through the dreamer’s own efforts.
4. Hands that caress the dreamer or someone else in the dream, including a pet, imply happiness in love, while hands that are waving in farewell indicate temporary separations.
5. Tied hands imply obstacles in attaining one’s goals, while shaking hands imply either a new friend or a reunion with an old one.
6. Injured or bandaged hands indicates delays in attaining one’s goals; look to other symbols in the dream to discern how these delays can be subverted, or, if they’re inevitable, how best the time during the delays can be spent.
Dragonfly (from Cat’s notes)
The Dragonfly symbolizes transformation and ease of adapting to life and it’s changes. These changes take root in our mental and emotional maturity and help us gain an understanding of life’s deeper meanings. When dragonfly shows up its message is “It’s your time to transform to a new level. Look beyond the surface and gain insight into the deeper aspects of life.” These flexible and adaptable creatures teach us to be light in spirit and if you find yourself stuck and in need of a new perspective then embrace your ability to adapt and find a new angle to attack the issue.
According to myth dragonflies were once thought to have once been dragons and if you look closely at their armored bodies you can see why our ancestors may have thought so. Of course, people also thought that dragonflies had teeth, which they don’t. However, they do have very strong mandibles. If you get a chance to sit and observe one you can actually hear their jaws snapping together as they catch insects.
Today’s DIY: How to Fly Stick || Tools of the Craft
Color Symbolism; Blue
The word for the color blue comes from the French word ‘bleu’. In Thailand, Japan and Korea the same word is used to describe the word blue and green. To describe blue, they use the actual shade, eg.
EarthSky News: Big and Little Dippers on June evenings
Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper, called The Plough by our friends in the U.K. or The Wagon throughout much of Europe. This familiar star pattern is high in the north at nightfall in June. Find it, and let it be your guide to the Little Dipper, too.
Patheos-Pagan: Green Witch Plant Profile: Peony Is A Powerful Plant Ally
So, I’ve learned peony is a powerful plant ally. The other day, while looking out my kitchen window I saw something beautiful. The peony bushes are blooming! Big, beautiful snowball-like blossoms that draw the eye both day and night.
Pagan Playlist: Pachamama – Astral Flowers
“No matter how painful our early experiences were, our Essence cannot be harmed. Our Essence is waiting for the opportunity to reveal itself. In a very true sense, we are waiting for the opportunity to become ourselves.Our spirit is yearning to break free, to express itself …
“And yet, ironically, we always fear and resist opening to that which is most real in us. When we trust in the process and give ourselves over to it, however, our true nature comes forth. The result is real integrity,love, authenticity, creativity, understanding, guidance, joy, power, and serenity-all of the qualities we are forever demanding that personality supply.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
A Note from the Universe
Don’t all those goody-goodies who tell you that life is “how you take it” make you want to scream?!
Me too, but let’s have patience with them.
Life’s not about how you take it, it’s about the glory of living deliberately and crafting circumstances, magnetizing players and forging alliances, leveraging the Universe and engaging the magic so that you can have the sun, the moon, and the stars.
Today’s Recipe: Alexa’s Spicy Breakfast Potatoes
The sweet-smelling mix of potatoes, spicy paprika, peppers, and onion fills the house for a delicious start to the morning. Serve with a sunny-side up egg, hot sauce, and ketchup.
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
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
June 9, 2020
“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
-Audre Lorde, 1983
Our feelings are what guide us. Our natural attraction to certain areas of study leads us to higher learning. When we follow our instincts we find opportunities for ourselves that help us to achieve our goals, and to make our visions a reality
Daily Tarot: The Fool
This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.
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