Cat’s Morning Bits for July 12, 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: New Moon – A Welcome Change (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Friday, 9 July, 2021
It’s been a pretty chaotic few months energetically and this weekend’s New Moon is shifting the foundation of our lives yet again but in a much more positive way. The New Moon energy is supporting us in moving on from the past and offering the opportunity for a fresh start. As such this is a time of deep inner adjustment as what has surfaced over the past few weeks begins to clear. Taking time out to recharge and rebalance is vital.
The lead up to this month’s New Moon has been intense and you may have felt pushed, pulled and stuck all at the same time. However, with the New Moon this weekend breakthroughs are possible as you have the opportunity now to step forward and onto a new path. Push through any feelings of fear and uncertainty and recognise that this is a time of welcome change.
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Lammas Travel Altar
Spiritual Unite: KANGAROO SPIRIT ANIMAL – EMBRACE CHANGE
The kangaroo spirit animal appears in your life when you are ready to escape a bad situation.
It lends you the strength to take the initiative and take back control over your destiny.
ThoughtCo: Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest
At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, the hot days of August are upon us, much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner.
Patheos / New Visions: Why Compassion?
SPIRITUAL NATURALIST SOCIETY
We talk a lot about compassion here at the Society. It’s even in our motto, “Happiness through compassion, reason, and practice.’
MBG: Looking For Luck This July? A Numerologist Weighs In On The Auspicious Month
July is here, and we’re officially in the seventh month of 2021 (somehow). If you’re into numerology, or just happen to like the number 7, you may be wondering if this month holds anything special in the energy department. To find out, we asked numerologist Michelle Buchanan about all things 7.
Daily Rituals – Clearing NEGATIVE ENERGIES – Alberto Villoldo
Elephant Journal: 10 Powerful Thich Nhât Hańh Quotes to Quiet the Flawed Human in All of Us.
I’ve recently come to a place in life where I’ve accepted that I’m a very flawed human, with aspects of my character that can flare up and be less than desirable.
I have come to this place through a practice of yoga, meditation and a continuing study of teachings delivered by those wiser than me.
Treehugger: Gorgeous Birds Strut and Soar in Winning Audubon Images
There’s a sandhill crane baby lying on top of its mother. There are beautiful hummingbirds fluttering as they feed. And there’s the glorious roadrunner above, pausing after a recent roll in the dirt.
EarthSky News: Young Moon Returns July 11, Venus And Mars Conjunction
Venus and Mars orbit the sun on either side of Earth. But, in the July evening sky, Venus outshines Mars by about 200 times. So you might look west after sunset now … and overlook Mars at first. Watch for Mars. It’s in conjunction with Venus this month. The exact time of the conjunction is July 13, 2021, at about 7 UTC. At that time, Venus will pass 1/2 degree north of Mars on our sky’s dome, or about one moon-diameter.
Patheos-Pagan: Five things I love about spellcraft and magic craft
Witches cast spells. Witches and other magic workers also make charms and talismans and perform rites and rituals. I practice them all. Honestly I’m a magic nut, I love every form of magic I’ve ever learned!
Pagan Playlist: Black horses – Now we are free (Lisa Gerrard)
A FOCUS ON YOU OR ME?
“Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with loving and being loved, with knowing we are of genuine use to others.”
— Eknath Easwaran
Are you more self-conscious or other-conscious?
Watch your motives for the day. Are they generally about you (your own desires and needs) or are they about others and their needs? There are no right and wrong answers here.
We must guard, though, that we aren’t using service to others as a means to get our own ego needs met. If we are, we would be wise to meet our own needs first so our interactions with others are not primarily self- serving.
“We are able to be of service to those who suffer only to the extent that we have been able to transform fear in our own lives.”
— Robert Sardello
A Note from the Universe
The reason your thoughts are so powerful is that they’re how you aim “God.”
Living on the plain of manifestation
Today’s Recipe: Fresh Peach Cake
This is a quick and easy peach cake made with fresh peaches.
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 12, 2021
“Frozen food is not progress.”
Technology has offered us some amazing conveniences – but at what expense? Do we hole up with our computers rather than socialize with our fellow travelers? Do we make a habit of eating fast food rather than enjoying the wholesomeness of something freshly prepared at home? Where, for the sake of “progress,” have we gone awry? When we remember the lessons we have learned in the past and build on them, then we make progress. It’s not necessarily about making life “easier” but about experiencing the beauty that is already there.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Tower
If any problems arise today, they will probably come out of being careless about something simple and normally no trouble at all. Carelessness is the chief threat to having things go smoothly. Even if only small things are lost, broken, or need to be redone, it can make tomorrow even more of a mess than today might be. Pay attention to details, take your time and do your best.
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