Cat’s Morning Bits for July 21, 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.
Can we learn wisdom watching insects now,
or just the art of quiet observation?
Creatures from the world of leaf and flower
marking weather’s variation.
-Vivian Smith (b. 1933)
July Events & Holidays
July 1 Canada Day
July 4 Independence Day
July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST
July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST
July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins
July 12 Mercury goes direct
July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST
August 1 Lammas/ Lughnasadh
Spirit Library: The Great Mystery (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Individually and collectively we are in a time of destruction and reconstruction. The foundation of our life is transforming to hold a new energetic matrix.
Spiritual Unite: STARSEED TYPES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
What are starseeds you may ask, and could you be one? Starseeds are galactic souls planted on Earth from other realms.
ThoughtCo: Adonis and Aphrodite
The love goddess of the Greeks, Aphrodite, usually made other people fall in love (or lust, more often than not), but sometimes she, too, was smitten. In this story of Adonis and Aphrodite, which comes from the tenth book of, the Roman poet Ovid summarizes Aphrodite’s ill-fated love affair with Adonis.
MBG: 11 Dating Rules For Empaths To Make Sure They’re Honoring Their Own Needs
Do empaths—people who are sensitive to the energies and emotions of others—have certain requirements in romantic relationships?
Purification and Home Blessing Shaker Jar Spell
Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Meditate that Don’t include Trying to Sit in Total Silence.
So, wait…you’re saying I don’t have to sit still, with no thoughts, to meditate?
But, if you can, you are an epic master and I applaud you.
Treehugger: 11 Animals That Mate for Life
Humans like to think of themselves as a faithful species, but when it comes to true fidelity, many other animals offer better examples of how to keep a relationship together
EarthSky News: Watch the moon shed its shadow
The mythologist Joseph Campbell poetically stated, “The power of life causes the snake to shed its skin, just as the moon sheds its shadow.” When the moon turned new on July 20, 2020, the moon’s shadowed side totally faced Earth, while its illuminated side totally faced the sun.
Patheos-Pagan: Talking with Mother Earth
We were blessed with a beach trip recently, spending a week with my mother and sister at a beach house right on North Topsail Beach, NC. Our little family lucks into one of these vacations about every 5 years or so.
Pagan Playlist: Lord of the Rings – Into the West (cover) – Ella Roberts & Nick Roberts
“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
Meditation is considered an essential practice for those who seek self-knowledge and self-mastery. Why? Basically, meditation brings awareness of how our minds work. Over time, we become watchers, able to detach from the thoughts and emotions that play out in our minds.
With this detachment, we gain the freedom to choose whether or not to act on our thoughts and emotions. We learn to distinguish between objective reality and our mental and emotional dramas.
“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
— Hans Margolius
A Note from the Universe
If you knew of a spectacular mountain that was very, very tall, yet climbable. And if it was well established that from its peak, you could literally see all the love that bathes the world, dance with the angels, and party with the gods. Would you curse or celebrate each step you took as you ascended it?
Life is that mountain and each day a step.
Perspectives change everything,
Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad I
Someone brought this salad to a pot luck dinner and I had to have the recipe. I have made it many, many times since then and I have been asked for the recipe every time I bring it somewhere. It is also a great way to get kids to eat spinach!
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
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
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
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
July 21, 2020
“Clinging to the past is the problem. Embracing change is the answer.”
Sometimes it might look like change is the problem. But really it’s that we’re making change a problem for ourselves because we are resisting it! Change can be a great solution and can open up all kinds of wonderful opportunities for us. There’s a time when we need to step outside of the boundaries we have created and just go for it!
Daily Tarot: The Magician
You might be set up to be the smart one and solve a problem or two for someone else. While it might be your idea of fun to perform and be clever, try to keep things simple, especially if this is a work-related issue. It will cost you little or no effort and win you a lot of admiration, and maybe some monetary reward later.
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