Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 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: Be Calm and Receptive (a message from Kate Spreckley)
We start this week in the flow of the Full Moon energies which is heightening our emotions and amplifying our senses. There is tension between the old and the new which is calling us towards the fullness of our destiny. As such a deeper awakening is occurring that will take us into a new expansiveness beyond that which we have experienced before.
Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SEEING A GECKO
Seeing a gecko is memorable and can hold significance for those on a spiritual path. Geckos are known to bring luck and good fortune, and seeing one means that your life will be blessed with happiness.
ThoughtCo: Daily Pagan Living
To truly walk a Pagan path, many people believe that their spirituality should be part of their daily life, and not just something they observe once or twice a month. Here’s where we’ll talk about contemporary issues of interest to Pagans, family and relationships, and how to live a magical life every day.
MBG: Astrologers Predict These 3 Transits Will Shake Things Up This Week
Expect a burst of confidence (and an urge to organize) this week as Mercury, Jupiter, and Mars all change signs. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.
Dressing for dinner—or just a random walk around the neighborhood—will be a capital “E” Experience starting Tuesday, July 27.
What Do We Offer the Gods in Sacrifice?
Today’s DIY: Lammas & Lughnasadh Harvest Mouse Greeting Cards, Watercolor and Shimmer paint – Magical Crafting
Elephant Journal: Why the Dragonfly is my Totem Animal.
I vividly remember my fascination with the mystical winged creatures of transformation dipping in and out of my garden pond.
I would gaze at them in awe from the balcony of my childhood home, and I’d feel a surge of unexplainable joy and luck that they had chosen our abode for a visit on those breezy, summer afternoons.
Treehugger: How I Create Magical Moonlight Gardens
A garden should not just be a productive place. It should also be a space that you can enjoy spending time in as frequently as possible. Good design can make a garden a delightful place to be—
EarthSky News: Mars And Regulus In Conjunction July 29
Look for Venus first
In late July 2021, look westward at dusk for the dazzling planet Venus. Then, as evening twilight is giving way to nightfall, watch for two close-knit celestial bodies to pop out beneath Venus: the planet Mars and the star Regulus.
Patheos-Pagan: The Shapeshifting Nature of Ritual
LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF
“Ritual is an often misunderstood entity.” This is something I’ve been known to say since I first started writing and teaching about magical practice many moons ago.
Pagan Playlist: Emotional Dark Music – The Eternal Forest
WHAT BLOCKS CONNECTION?
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
— Joseph F. Newton
We experience soul when we really connect with life — when we stop and consciously experience what is happening.
We lose soul with:
• resistance – to anyone or anything
• superficiality – we avoid depth of experience
• control – we try to control the relationship
• selfishness – we remain self-centered.
Each of these attitudes fosters separation rather than connection. Once again, soul lives in relating.
Take time to become aware of, and perhaps journal on how you relate to other people and things in your life.
“We have to decide for ourselves what’s nourishing to our souls, and do those things over others.”
— Thomas Moore
A Note from the Universe
Invariably, the 5 minutes of inspiration you need to totally rock the world and transform your life, will come at the end of hours, weeks, months, or even years’ worth of floundering, frivolity, false starts, and seeming hopelessness.
Yet when the dream comes true and you glance over your shoulder, you’ll see that those 5 minutes were made possible because of everything that led up to them, and that you never needed to be so critical of yourself or the time it was taking.
Today’s Recipe: Healing Honey Elixir (Kitchen Witch Cook Book)
- This magical elixir is a soothing combination of spices and sweetness that help along a recovering witch; it helps alleviate symptoms from allergies or colds. The best part? You make the honey mixture ahead of time and can store it until you need it
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
July 27, 2021
“Virtue is nothing else but action in accordance with the laws of one’s own nature.”
-Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)
When we are tuned in and going with the flow, we allow ourselves to be who we really are. There’s no faking it, no play-acting, just instinct and authenticity. Our virtues come shining through because we can’t help it. That’s who we are.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Fool
You may have the best of intentions today but it won’t be easy to stick to any of them. There’s a lot of randomness in the air and you won’t have very much control over anything. Don’t let this lull you into becoming thoughtless or not caring about what you’re doing. Do what you can and save some energy for tomorrow when things might be smoother.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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