Cat’s Morning Bits for July 22, 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: Harness Your Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)
The process of transformation is often unpredictable, confusing and uncomfortable as we are driven to shed the past and open to the new. The past few weeks have seen a definite increase in intensity which, is facilitating the release of many of the old structures that have governed our world.
Kalevala (epic folk metal)
Spiritual Unite: LYNX SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – USE YOUR PATIENCE
The Lynx spirit animal appears in your life when there are hidden forces in your life.
Lynx spirit animal symbolizes:
Perception and the unseen.
Growth and skill.
ThoughtCo: How to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space
In many magical traditions, it is considered important to purify or cleanse a space before any sort of ritual can take place. There are several different ways of doing this, and how you do it will depend in part upon the rules or guidelines of your tradition. If you’re a solitary, or your tradition is eclectic, then you may choose the method that works best for you.
Patheos / New Visions 6 Spiritual Lessons Our Cats Can Teach Us
Are you a dog person or a cat person? Most people fall into one camp or the other. I am proudly a cat person, not that it has always been that way. I started out as a dog person.
MBG: What Each Sign Should Know About The Upcoming Full Moon In Aquarius
July’s full moon in Aquarius is hitting the sky this Friday night at 10:37 p.m. EDT, and that means something a bit different for each of the 12 zodiac signs. To find out how each sign should approach this full moon, we got the AstroTwins’ take. Here’s what they had to say.
Spirituality & Health: Form a Goddess Circle, Find Your Sacred Self BY WINTER ROSS
From small sisterhoods of support to full-fledged ceremonies to the unity of all things, there’s a Goddess circle for you.
Today’s DIY: How to make a Corn Dolly for Lammas, Mabon, Samhain, Magical Crafting
Elephant Journal: 6 Louise Hay Self-Affirmations to Rewire Unhealthy Thinking Patterns.
I’m really good at beating myself up.
Always have been. In fact, I’m a pro.
I can nitpick every single one of my flaws for hours on end, I need to get everything right the first time round and God forbid I make any mistakes. Yup, I’m the type-A perfectionist overachieving woman.
Treehugger: Get Way Up Close and Personal With Beluga Whales
People aren’t the only ones traveling this summer. In July and August, more than 57,000 beluga whales will migrate from the Arctic to the warmer waters of the Churchill River in Manitoba, Canada.
EarthSky News: Jupiter At Opposition On August 19-20, Now At Its Best
In 2021, mighty Jupiter will be in opposition to the sun on the night of August 19-20. That’s when Earth will fly between the sun and Jupiter. Our faster motion will place Jupiter opposite the sun in our sky. Jupiter is always bright, but it’s brightest at opposition, or near opposition. In late July and early August, you’ll find Jupiter easily as a blazing light, rising in the east not long after sunset. But Jupiter at opposition will be rising in the east at sunset. It’ll be shining in our sky like a tiny sun, all night long
Patheos-Pagan: Miracles, Myths, and Magic
I recently receives a comment that was more of a question for the next Conversations Under the Oaks (and that’s a perfectly acceptable thing to do, in case you’re wondering.
Pagan Playlist: Japanese Fantasy Music – Bushido
Inner Journey: Play with the growth journey!
“Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.”
— Max Eastman
Banish bad baggage, backward beliefs, boring boundaries, big blocks and belittling blame by building your beingness bridge by becoming a beautiful, bold, balanced, broadminded, boundless being.
“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.”
— Anthony J. D’Angelo
A Note from the Universe
Not what you should do, but what you want to do; let this be your guiding light, forevermore.
I see you shining,
Today’s Recipe: Offerings for Aphrodite and Apollo (from The Kitchen Witch Cook Book)
Hey everyone! I’m back, and I have a suggestion/idea for offerings to Apollo and Aphrodite. This is really easy to make, and uses things almost everyone has access to! You can offer these to the gods/dedicate it to them and use it to make specialized teas!
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
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 22, 2021
“What signifies knowing the Names,
if you know not the Natures of things.”
-Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
It’s fascinating when we look at the etymology behind words. So many words really match the object they represent. When we look at the botanical names of plants, we find that the Latin root refers to the nature of the particular flower. I love reading baby name books because they lend insight into the origin of a person’s name. As we grow, our name changes and evolves with us. We may have a nick-name when we’re little, and choose something more formal when we get older. We may pick up names given to us by our friends and loved-ones. Many of us change our names when we marry. And when we have children, we take on the name “Mom” or “Dad.” I know several people who have chosen a new name for themselves to reflect who they are today. It’s our prerogative, since we know ourselves best.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The World
Great wealth is available to you today. It may not be monetary, but some of it just may be. Look around you, do your best, and take measure of all the opportunities that are being given to you today. This might be the start of an upturn in your well-being and status with co-workers or family members. Feel rich and blessed. The World says you are!
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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