Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 2021
Good Morning Beautiful Souls! 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: What Threads do You Need to Release (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Currently, it may be difficult to maintain a feeling of balance and flow as the old routines, cycles, and patterns, which have governed our lives continue to shift and fall away. The continual need to adjust and adapt to changing circumstances is leaving many hanging by a thread. However, it is an ideal time to make changes, to embody our purpose and to pay attention to the opportunities and possibilities being presented within the chaos.
DIY Décor for Lammas & Lughnasadh – Witchy DIY collab with Lipstick Legion Craft – Magical Crafting
THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF AN OTTER: SYMBOLISM
Otters are strong, playful animals that represent happiness and joy. They have a lot of spiritual symbolism to offer people who are seeking meaning in their lives.
ThoughtCo: Mushroom Magic and Folklore
Go for a walk in the woods on any given summer day, and you’ll see fungi galore popping up, nestled in amongst the ferns and trees.
Spirituality & Health: 9 Steps to Zen & Inner Peace by Allison Dienstman
What is the secret to happiness and spiritual expansion? Follow these 9 steps to zen and develop an inner state of balance and tranquility.
MBG: How Your Next Saturn Return Will Affect You Based On Its Zodiac Sign
Saturn returns are astrological phenomena that occur every 30 years or so—and can cause quite the upstir every time they roll around. Here’s what to know about Saturn returns, how to calculate them, and tips for navigating your next one.
How to Dry Herbs | How Dogs Can be Included in Your Craft | A Rambling Q&A
Today’s DIY: Quieting and Focusing Vetiver and Rosemary Verbenone Roll-on (Aura Cacia newsletter)
This blend of earthy vetiver and sweet rosemary verbenone is a pleasant study aid for easily distracted learners.
Treehugger: The 10 Largest Forests in the World
Forests cover about 31% of the global land area, though they are responsible for supporting a vast majority of the Earth’s plant and animal species—plenty of which are considered threatened or endangered.
EarthSky News: Orion The Hunter Returns Late July Or Early August
Every year, in late July and early August, look eastward as darkness gives way to morning dawn. In a clear sky, you can glimpse the beautiful constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s one of the sky’s most easily seen constellations. Orion always passes behind the sun in Northern Hemisphere spring.
Patheos-Pagan: Scribble Me This: Perspectives on Making Sigils
Back in May, Laura Tempest Zakroff tweeted something that legitimately made me laugh out loud::
Saw a dude exclaiming somewhere to someone else “you can’t make a sigil from symbols!” – Dude WTF do think letters and numbers are?
Pagan Playlist: Enya – Wild Child (video)
GIVE TO YOURSELF FIRST
“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
Do you want more in your life? More love? More happiness? More money? More satisfaction? Then explore how you can BE more.
In the Delfin Knowledge System, Leslie Fieger advises, “You can have more when you are willing to give more. You must begin this process by giving more to yourself. Give yourself more time; give yourself more attention; give yourself more love; give yourselfmore of what you want. Then decide how to offer the more that you are (and have) to the world and you will receive even more back in return.”
“Let the waters settle you will see stars and moon mirrored in your Being.”
A Note from the Universe
The lions and tigers and bears of time and space are really the angels and fairies and unicorns that followed you here, in disguise, from world’s beyond, agreeing to poke, unnerve, and awaken you should you ever begin to forget that you’re making it all up… your life, that is.
Now that’s love –
Today’s Recipe: 17 Greek Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer Dinners
Summer is the right season for exploring Greek cuisine. After all, Greek cooking makes the most of fresh produce and clean bright flavors. It’s also a Mediterranean cuisine that really rewards simplicity. Give these top-rated recipes for vibrant Greek salads and simple grilled chicken, fish, and lamb dishes a try.
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.
July 30, 2021
“Society can only be happy and free in proportion as it is virtuous.”
-Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
Happy and free. Sounds good, doesn’t it? In any society growth starts with the individual. One by one, each of us contributes to the whole in our own unique way. By being virtuous we’re helping ourselves, and also helping the entire world
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune
Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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