Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 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.
I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease . . .observing a spear of summer grass.
-Walt Whitman (1819-92)
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: Consider Your Choices (a message from Kate Spreckley)
In times of change and uncertainty we must harness our courage and investigate the unknown. We must move beyond the limits of our normal routines and explore the mystery of the unfamiliar.
ThoughtCo: The Magical History of Corn
Of all the grains eaten in the world, corn–or maize–probably is surrounded by more legends and folklore than any other. Corn has been planted, tended, harvested, and consumed for millennia, and so it’s no wonder that there are myths about the magical properties of this grain. Let’s take a look at some of the customs and traditions surrounding corn.
MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope Is In & These Are The 3 Cosmic Events To Not
Boundaries might be blurry this Monday, July 27, but do your best to discern them anyway.
For the third time in 2020 (including May 3 and 20), seductive Venus in Gemini squares nebulous Neptune in Pisces, a challenging angle that makes it hard for us to resist anything, especially temptation.
Rune stones, the basics and how to use them || Enchanted Endeavours Ep. 4
Today’s DIY: EASY DIY AIR DRY CLAY PROJECTS | Boho Wall Hanging, Scandi Plant Hanger, Modern Jewelry Dish
Elephant Journal: 10 Signs You’re an Old Soul (I Definitely Am)!
By 39, I’d had two relationships with men a lot older than I was.
And although I’m done with the category of 10 to 25 years age difference, I do wonder why I got into them in the first place.
Treehugger: 8 Things You May Not Know About Squirrels
Squirrels get a lot of attention from humans, but not always for good reasons. We tend to dwell on negatives like stolen tomatoes and occupied attics, sometimes failing to fully appreciate the long, mostly harmless — and often entertaining — history of squirrels living in our midst.
EarthSky News: Moon’s near side is its dark side
Tonight, while the moon is a few days shy of meeting up with the red supergiant star Antares, let’s see if we can make out the dark areas on tonight’s moon, which is at or somewhat past its half-illuminated first quarter phase at nightfall July 27, 2020. These smooth, low-lying lunar plains are called maria,
Patheos-Pagan: Undoing or Reversing Spells
There are a few questions that I get asked on a regular basis, one of them is:
“I worked a spell and it has gone horribly wrong, how do I undo it”
It does happen, I suspect it has occurred for most of us at one time or another. Spells do have a habit of working in unexpected ways.
Pagan Playlist: Eivør – Into The Mist (Official Video)
“The soul requires duration of time — rich, thick, deep, velvety time — and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried …. We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.”
— Robert Sardello
Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.
Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living is all about.
“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
— H. G. Wells
“The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.”
— Mary Webb
A Note from the Universe
It took some craftiness to create the splendors you now live in because it all had to be done with the most exquisite balance, and in just such a way that you’d never, ever become bored.
Yeah, I had to throw in a few valleys so that you could truly appreciate the peaks. A few scaly, ugly, biting creatures, to make the others more adorable. Some slippery slopes, dangerous curves, and moving targets, to show you how agile, brilliant, and cunning you are. And some quicksand, tornadoes, and earthquakes, to help you appreciate a stolen nap, an evening stroll, and quiet times.
But perhaps, best of all, I had to dream up some pretty special people. You know, with perspectives and traits so unlike your own that sometimes it would seem your only means of surviving the relationship would be learning to love yourself, even more. Aren’t they a piece of work?
Today’s Recipe: Roasted Zucchini Casserole
Roasted zucchini with onion and layered with marinara sauce and pasta. A meal-in-one with a salad and rolls. Can’t get better than that! A great way to use up your zucchini crop in the summer..
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
Star Sign: Cancer
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth
Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.
July 27, 2020
“To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and inside of the human body – both go together, they can’t be separated.”
-Jean Luc Godard
In this quote Jean Luc Godard is talking about writing style in particular, but it can really be applied to any kind of style. We always hear: “You can’t judge a book by its cover” and yet, it happens all the time! Even if we don’t “judge” a book, or a person, by appearance, experience tells us that certain expectations have been set up for us. What does this mean to us spiritually? We understand that mind and body, inside and outside, are intricately linked. We need to take care of both. Our style reflects the person we are, it’s what the world experiences of us. The way we present ourselves is the way we see ourselves.
Daily Tarot: Death
You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over
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