Cat’s Morning Bits for July 9, 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: Excess Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)
We are currently being hit with some very powerful cosmic energies and planetary alignments as we move towards the Galactic New Year on the 26th. The Galactic New Year marks the completion of our sun’s orbit around the centre of the Milky Way. It opens up a powerful portal of cosmic energies which will allow for a dramatic increase in the light and energy coming in the planet. The heaviness we are feeling is preparing us for the energies that will come through the Galactic New Year.
The Green Witch: Stress Relief Spell | Simple Spellwork in the Form of a Salve
Spirituality & Health: Cooling Sleep Meditation for Hot Summer Nights
Use this guided meditation to cool off the body and mind and prepare for rest.
In the long, hot nights of summer, it can be harder to get a good night’s sleep. This gently hypnotic sleep meditation imagines a cool mountain lake and a waterfall to rinse away any excess heat, irritation, or frustration that might be keeping you up at night so you can cool down, slow down, and get some rest.
ThoughtCo: Sacred Places to Visit in the United States
The British Isles and Europe don’t have a monopoly on sacred places. There are a number of sites in the United States that are places of magical energy and power. Here are ten amazing places in the U.S. that draw natural energy from the earth.
Spirituality & Health: Embracing New Moon Energy by Megan Shoop-Volz
A new moon can be a time to plot change, plant seeds, and bathe in darkness.
When it comes to embracing moon energy, the full moon tends to get all the love. However, every phase of the moon radiates its own style of rich, mystical energy—even when we can’t see it at all.
MBG: The Year’s One & Only New Moon In Cancer Begs Us To Feel Our Feelings
Feelings spill out in every direction this Friday, July 9, as the year’s only new moon in Cancer activates empathy. Some feelings may be as intense as a rapidly rushing river; others will drip out when we least expect it. Either way, resistance is futile under these moonbeams.
Block Breaker Protection Jar | Yeyeo Botanica
Elephant Journal: 45 Denzel Washington Quotes to help us “Fall Forward” in Life.
I have listened to Denzel Washington’s commencement speech, Fall Forward, at the University of Pennsylvania many times.
In his speech, he talks about an old woman approaching him at a salon. She tells him a prophecy that he’d influence the world.
Treehugger: Grinning, Silly Photos Highlight the Fun of Pets
Newborn chicks engrossed in watching a video, a laughing horse, and a cat so relaxed it looks like she’s melting.
EarthSky News: Is Ophiuchus A Constellation Or A Sign?
The forgotten constellation
Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer is sometimes called the 13th or forgotten constellation of the zodiac. That’s because the sun passes in front of Ophiuchus from about November 30 to December 18 each year. And yet no one ever says they’re born when the sun is in Ophiuchus
Patheos-Pagan: You Cannot Be Taught To Be A Witch
You can be taught witchcraft, but you cannot be taught to be a witch. This may seem like an odd statement from someone who teaches witchcraft for a living and has written a forthcoming book on,
Playlist: Rather Be (箏/Koto cover) – Clean Bandit – TRiECHOES Collaborated with Ceramic Artist Takahiro Koga
THE SOURCE OF ANGER
“Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
How does anger typically surface in your life?
We usually get angry at someone, don’t we? We judge that someone has done something wrong and we want them to be punished.
In truth, the actions of others are never to blame. It’s our thinking – our blaming and judgment – that causes the anger. And we blame and judge because we have a need that has not been met.
In his book ‘Nonviolent Communication,’ Marshall B. Rosenberg advises that rather than blame others, we are better served by directing our energy towards meeting our own needs.
He offers a simple tool for change. Instead of saying, ‘I am angry because they …’ we can say, ‘I am angry because I am needing ….’
“At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg
“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”
— Marcus Aurelius
A Note from the Universe
If ever there was a symbiotic relationship, you know, like leaf hoppers and meat ants, clownfish and Ritteri sea anemones, the Egyptian plover bird and the crocodile, each of which thrives because of the existence of the other… it’s me and you, babe.
Include me, Cat, in your every thought, as I do you.
You have something in your teeth,
Today’s Recipe: Farmer’s Market Corn Toss
Visit your local farmer’s market to gather ingredients for this recipe that is super fresh, easy, and tasty! I like mine with chopped chicken to add a little protein and enjoy as a main dish with sides of corn bread, tortilla chips, and fresh guacamole. Try basil in place of parsley if you prefer.
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.
June 9, 2021
“If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Excellence is noticed in this society. Excellence is honored. It doesn’t matter if it comes with an award, or a paycheck, or the appreciation of others, or even just our own peace of mind knowing that we have done something good – excellence is its own reward.
-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.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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