Cat’s Morning Bits for July 2, 2021
Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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.
July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
July 4 Independence Day
July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins
July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST
July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST
Spirit Library: Apparent Darkness (a message from Kate Spreckley)
With the Eclipse season and Mercury Retrograde now behind us, July is set to be an energetically charged month where we can gain some traction and the opportunity to move forward. However, as we enter this new month, we are still in rest mode and integrating the energies and the changes of the past month. What we must remember is that positive growth and transformation often involve a descent into ‘darkness’ before a new cycle begins.
How To Prep Spell Candles || Witchcraft 101
Spiritual Unite: UNDERSTANDING THE SOUL FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF BHAGAVAD GITA
So, what exactly is the soul? This is a question that has defeated mankind from time immemorial. Theologians, as well as philosophers and mankind in general, have been unable to understand what the soul is fully
ThoughtCo: Eclectic Wicca
The Merriam Dictionary defines the word ‘eclectic’ as meaning “selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles .” Eclectic Wiccans (and eclectic Pagans, who are a very similar group) do just that, sometimes on their own and sometimes in informal or formal groups
Spirituality & Health; 5 Ways to Balance With Flower Essence Therapy
BY JASMINE BILALI
Petals under the tongue or essence dropped on the skin can alleviate stress and help you make decisions, adapt to change
MBG: This July Will Start All Sorts Of Fireworks, According To Astrologers
This July, step back and reflect before you make any big moves. Not only is it sensitive Cancer season until July 22, but four of the five slow-moving outer planets are powered down in their annual retrogrades until fall. But that doesn’t have to spell boring! With spicy Mars in Leo, there’s plenty of (safe) summer fun to be had. Here’s what your July astrology forecast has to say
Wise Woman Herbal: Ode to Cabbage
by Susun Weed
Rainbow warrior womb-one cabbage, I sing your praises.
I sing in color, fiercely, with savor and scent, as you do, oh cabbage, oh queen of the garden.
Mnemosyne: The Goddess of Memory (Greek Mythology Explained)
Treehugger: Beginner’s Guide to Growing Lemon Balm: Plant Care Tips and Uses
Earning the title of Herb of the Year in 2007 by the International Herb Association, lemon balm is a hidden gem of the herb gardening world. All mints have the reputation of being easy to grow, and this variety is no different. Just add a single plant to your garden, and it’ll come back (and possibly multiply) year after year.
EarthSky News: July 2021 Guide To Visible Planets
Find these visible planets in July 2021: Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, Mercury
Patheos-Pagan: Find the Magic of Pagan Summer
Summer is upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere, and I have been noticing a delightful trend among my Pagan and Witchy friends; they are making plans and are determined to enjoy themselves.
Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Medieval Music – Rise of a Kingdom
Willingness to change
“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn
How are you feeling in this moment? If you are not feeling great, are you willing to make the effort right now to shift your focus so you feel better? Finding something to appreciate will do it.
If you are not willing, that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself. Just be aware that you are choosing to stay where you are.
“Choice of attention… is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”
— W.H. Auden
A Note from the Universe
Did you know that when you were born, so wee and small, we thought we might never, ever get over all the crying?!
Ours, not yours.
So in love,
Today’s Recipe: Buttermilk-Poppy Seed Skillet Cake with Strawberries
This cake was born out of the need to use up some extra buttermilk and strawberries before they went bad. You can make this in a 9-inch cake pan instead of a skillet, if desired.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
July 2, 2021
“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”
-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
The more popular version of this saying is: “You are what you eat.” That’s easy to understand in terms of food. We know what’s good for our bodies. But think of what we eat in terms of what we consume in the media, and the marketplace, too. Are we buying and using products that are good for ourselves and the environment? Are we reading, watching shows, and expressing ourselves in ways that are beneficial to humanity? Food for thought!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures
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