Cat’s Morning Bits for June 18, 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.
** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12
June Events and Holidays
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
Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)
Spirit Library: Fresh Eyes (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Our world is in a process of profound transformation with immense global changes occurring. Nothing is as it seems as the incoming light illuminates our individual and collective karma, limiting beliefs and unhealed shadows.
Spiritual Unite: Tree And Plant SymbolismThe Symbolism of The Fig Tree in Spirituality
The Fig tree is one of the oldest known trees. The symbolism for the fig tree has many references.
In the ancient world, Man discovered the fig fruit as a nutritious fruit. Hence, this tree has references in many ancient texts.
ThoughtCo: Sun Worship
At Litha, the summer solstice, the sun is at its highest point in the sky. Many ancient cultures marked this date as significant, and the concept of sun worship is one nearly as old as mankind itself. In societies that were primarily agricultural, and depended on the sun for life and sustenance, it is no surprise that the sun became deified.
MBG: How Empaths Can Empower Themselves To Choose Between Feeling & Observing
Empaths are hyper-perceptive and naturally wired to feel the energies and emotions of others. Yet with practice and intention, empaths can choose to be observers as well. This witnessing is less draining, yet at times empaths will want to feel both joyful and painful emotions and energies in the world
Daily Dream Meaning: Breathing
2. Absorbing information; learning. The need or desire to learn about something.
3. Coming out of a difficult time.
Astrological parallel: Gemini.
Simple Witchcraft and Everyday Practices
Elephant Journal: A Rumi-Inspired Guide on crafting our Inner & Outer Sanctuaries.
When my husband and I first saw our 1850s Victorian, we fell in love with it immediately.
It helped that it was a summer-like day in the middle of a Northeast winter, and that the small town where it was located was so unlike the busy suburbia we were used to.
Today’s DIY: How to Make a Feather Smudge Wand
EarthSky News: Longest sunsets happen around the solstice
Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually takes more time to set around the time of a solstice.
Patheos-Pagan: How to rest in a world that’s not at rest
There’s a reason why we call old wisdom ‘old.’ Because it’s been around. Because it has a way of surfacing, if buried, or circulating widely, if restrained.
‘If you’re tired, rest,’ old wisdom has it, stating the obvious, as all old wisdom does. If you’re tired, rest. Don’t quit. Just rest.
Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Medieval Music – Song of the North
EXPLORE WITH QUESTIONS
“The word ‘question’ is derived from the Latin ‘quarrier’ (to seek) which is also the root of ‘quest.’ A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.”
— Source Unknown
Questions hold the power to draw out answers that surprise us. If we are on an inner journey to greater self-knowledge, we must seek to understand unfamiliar parts of ourselves. The most enlightening answers are released by our subconscious minds or by our intuition. Use questions frequently to go exploring.
Try these out:
• What qualities do you find most attractive in others? How do you exhibit those same qualities?
• What is your greatest fear? Why do you fear that?
• What message is your body trying to get through to you?
“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”
— Susanne K. Langer
“You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions.”
— Richard Bach
A Note from the Universe
Ever notice how when someone dreams of happiness, abundance, health, romance, or friendship, they never have to wonder if it’s in their best interest?
But when someone dreams of a specific house, employer, love interest, deadline, dollar amount, or diet fad, they often end up contradicting themselves?
Keep your “end results” general. Everything else is just a how.
To the big picture,
Today’s Recipe: This Homemade Hummus Has A (Fermented) Secret
Making homemade hummus is truly so simple. If you haven’t tried before, you may find yourself wondering why you didn’t sooner and swearing you’ll never buy it from a store again. From the newly released cookbook Fermenting Everything by Andy Hamilton who shares that, “This twist on [hummus] creates a tangy dip that will intrigue your guests.”
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg, and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue, and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Deities include Juno, Jupiter, Thor, Zeus
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.
June 18, 2020
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”
-Margaret Mead (1910-1978)
We are all One, and we are all individuals – we are each an individual expression of the Spirit that animates us. It is because of our differences, and our uniqueness, that we can help each other and learn from each other. We each have something to contribute – because we are each a part of the Whole. And yet, we are whole and complete within ourselves, and we have that in common with everyone else!
Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
Let intuition be your guide today and you won’t go too far wrong. If something doesn’t need to be done or delivered instantly, take your time and let events, situations, and people claim the time and attention they seem to want. Things want to sort themselves out for you, in the best ways. Don’t introduce complications. Be decisive when necessary but otherwise step up, too, and be pleasantly surprised.
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