Cat’s Morning Bits for July 28, 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: Follow the Impulses of Your Soul (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Becoming familiar with our inner reality creates a safe space for us to explore and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. With this understanding we are better equipped and ready to show up in our lives from a place confidence, creativity, and passion
How to be a Witch in the City | Tips and Tricks for city witches
ThoughtCo: Ra, Sun God of Ancient Egypt
To the ancient Egyptians, Ra was the ruler of the heavens – and he still is for many Pagans today! He was the god of the sun, the bringer of light, and patron to the pharaohs.
Pioneer Thinking; The Dream Catcher
There is a lot of mystery and fascination that surrounds the dream catcher – and unfortunately, a lot of misunderstanding as well. Read on to find out what a dream catcher is and isn’t and to increase your understanding – because with understanding comes respect and real appreciation.
MBG: How To Approach The Law Of Attraction, From A Spiritual Teacher
The law of attraction has a lot of appeal these days. Manifesting all of your heart’s desires? Sign me up! Unfortunately, attracting abundance is often easier said than done.
Spirituality & Health: Following the Spiritual Path of the Coyote by Ruth Wilson
“I’m in awe of the way coyotes practice mindfulness in their day-to-day lives. They display a calm awareness of everything that’s going on around them and give complete attention to what they’re experiencing on a moment-to-moment basis.”
Today’s DIY: Make a Lammas Candle Holder for Lughnasadh, Witchcraft, Wicca, Wheel of the Year, Magical Crafting
Elephant Journal: 19 Ways To Cultivate Good Karma: The Short List
Sometimes good karma can be hard to come by. Here’s how to create positive karma in your life by action and discipline. Exude good, and trust that goodness will come. (Plus, you can try these 19 quick tips, too.)
Treehugger: Seaweed Farming: Could This Carbon-Negative Crop Help Restore Our Oceans?
Scientists and farmers are tapping into the potential of macroalgae to help clean up some of the world’s most polluted marine environments.
EarthSky News: Orion The Hunter Returns Before Sunup
Around late July and early August, be sure to eastward as darkness is giving way to dawn. You might find a familiar figure: the beautiful constellation Orion the Hunter. He was recently behind the sun but is now ascending once more before sunrise. The Hunter rises on his side, with his three Belt stars – Mintaka, Alnitak and Alnilam – pointing straight up.
Patheos-Pagan: Tarot Tools For Transformation: Mind, Body, & Soul
Many people realize that tarot is primarily used for divination. Through it we can find out about what may be hidden or unknown to us, and also find out what the future may hold.
Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Music – Northwind
OPEN YOUR HANDS
“More than any other part of the body, our hands reveal our inner state.”
— Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Today, be aware of how you hold your hands when you’re not actively doing something with them.
With the stress of our daily lives, many of us find our hands typically clenched in fists. This is proof of the tension we hold in our bodies. And ponder this: how can we receive the abundance of life if our hands are not open to receive it?
When you become aware that your hands are closed tight, stretch your fingers and spread them wide in the shape of a starfish. Deep breathing will also help you relax into the moment.
“What is always speaking silently is the body.”
— Norman Brown
A Note from the Universe
Nothing is worth your unhappiness,not because the awful and ugly don’t happen, but because there’s always more of the really good stuff.
Today’s Recipe: Green Goddess Buddha Bowl
Buddha bowls—light, healthy meals comprised of a whole grain, lots of vegetables, a healthful protein source, and a flavorful sauce, topped with a house-made, plant-based Green Goddess Dressing that is as tasty as it is pretty
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.
July 28, 2021
“By virtue I mean nothing arcane or obscure. I mean good citizenship, whose principal components are moderation, social sympathy and willingness to sacrifice private desires for public ends.”
-George F. Will
Being virtuous isn’t necessarily being angelic. It’s not that complicated, or perfect. It’s simply living up to what we know and trust to be good and just. It’s looking at the big picture at times, rather than our own individual needs and desires.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Pope
Save those creative, foot-loose and fancy-free activities for another day and focus on the nuts and bolts. If you’ve been putting off doing something necessary but not fun, knock it out now and then feel accomplished when finished. You can earn a lot of regard and admiration for this. You won’t be allowed to keep too low a profile, so just step up and do what’s important for today. You should encounter no resistance.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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