Cat’s Morning Bits for July 4, 2022
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.
“The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me.”
James Russell Lowell
July 2022 Events
July 1 Canada Day
July 4 Independence Day
July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins
July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST
July 22 Sun enters Leo
July 28 New Moon at 10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM EST
July Birthstone : Ruby
Birthstone Color: Red
Like a perfect red rose, the Ruby’s rich color speaks of love and passion. Called the “Rajnapura” or King of Gems by ancient Hindus, July’s birthstone is among the most highly prized of gems throughout history. The Ruby was considered to have magical powers, and was worn by royalty as a talisman against evil. It was thought to grow darker when peril was imminent, and to return to its original color once danger was past-provided it was in the hands of its rightful owner
Every Witch Should Be Doing This/ The Witch of Wanderlust
Spirituality & Health: 3 Limpias to Help You Find Love
by J. Allen Cross
Steep a variety of flowering plants and herbs for a literal and spiritual bath. Repeat the baño limpias to bring love into your life.
Problems of the heart, so to speak, are ancient, universal, and have been the backbone of many great tragedies, comedies, and reality TV series the world over. Certainly, we’ve all struggled with love and relationships in our lifetimes.
Pioneer Thinking: Crescent Moon Massage Oil Recipe
A massage oil recipe to make at home.
- 10 teaspoons wheat germ oil
- 6 drops of chamomile essential /fragrance oil
- 4 drops neroli essential /fragrance oil
- 2 drops rose essential/fragrance oil
- 1 drop basil oil
MBG: This Week’s Horoscope Has Astrologers Bracing For Impact: Here’s What To Know
This week, a tricky transit could send tempers flaring. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.
Monday is July Fourth in the U.S. — and this one comes with a heat advisory warning.
For the first time since the January 6 insurrectionist attacks on the Capitol, hotheaded Mars arrives at 29 degrees Aries.
A NORSE BIRTHDAY RITUAL AND CELEBRATION
Exemplore: How to Use Tarot Cards for Spells and Rituals
BEV GJUN 30, 2020
Into tarot? Want to use it to make your life even more wowzing than it is already? Need a spell, a ritual? Want more money, a better job or a relationship with that cute guy you keep bumping into at the mall? Here is all the information you need to create your own life-improving tarot spells and rituals.
Treehugger: Petition Urges Mountain Lion Conservation in Texas
For years, the big cats were ‘largely treated as varmints.’
There are 16 states in the U.S. that have breeding mountain lion populations, but Texas is the only one that doesn’t protect them in some way.
EarthSky News: Earth farthest from the sun on July 4
Planet Earth will reach aphelion – our most distant point from the sun – at 7 UTC on July 4, 2022. That’s 2 a.m. Central Daylight Time in North America. It’s been a hot summer already in parts of the Northern Hemisphere. And Earth’s aphelion always comes in July, in the midst of Northern Hemisphere summer (and Southern Hemisphere winter). So you know our distance from the sun doesn’t cause Earth’s seasons.
Patheos-Pagan: The Incense Bowl: The Easiest Way to Burn Herbs
APRIL 15, 2021 BY ASTREA TAYLOR
When I first started burning incense as a teenager, I used incense sticks, cones, and matches. I liked them alright, but what I really wanted was a pure experience with a plant.
Enter the incense bowl.
Incense Bowl Burn Herbs Air Magic
Pagan Playlist: Syth – Purgatori (2020) (Full Album)
USE YOUR POWER TO CREATE
“I am a child of God. I came from the womb of creation.”
— Tao Te Ching
Our grand business in life is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
— Thomas Carlyle
We each play a role in the bigger game of life. In this bigger picture, life plays with energy and matter to expand, create, express and evolve. It explores new possibilities, realizes them and then reaches for even more. Life continually transforms whatis into something brand new.
We choose how actively we take part in this cosmic dance. We can become mere spectators to life if we get stuck in old ideas that have lost their energy for us.
How much passion do you feel for your goals? Are you still being creative in how you work with them?
“Embrace fully your capacity to create, to think in unlimited ways, and to pursue everything that you have been wanting. Be flexible, open and willing to let the new come to you. “This can be the most joyous, prosperous,and creative time of your life.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer
A Note from the Universe
It’s not just that when one door closes, another door opens.
When one door closes choirs burst into chorus, orchestras orchestrate, bugles bugle, marching bands march, dogs catch Frisbees, cats “chow, chow, chow,” pigs fly, and 10,000 new doors open.
Kind of makes you want a door to close, huh?
Today’s Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
For anyone who likes Buffalo wings, this is a great change of pace from normal pasta salad. Really popular as a side dish for a barbeque or just about any gathering you can think of. You can substitute or add many different vegetables with this recipe.
Magical Correspondences for July
Nature Spirits: Hobgoblins & Faeries of harvested crops
Herbs: Agrimony; Hyssop; Honeysuckle &Lemon Balm
Colours: Silver & Grey (blue)
Flowers: Jasmine; Lotus & WaterLily
Scents: Frankincense & Orris
Stones: Pearl; Moonstone & White Agate
Trees: Acacia; Ash & Oak
Animals: Crab; Dolphin; Turtle &Whale
Birds: Starling; Ibis & Swallow
Deities: Athene; Cerridwen; Hel; Holda; Juno;Khepera; Nephthys & Venus
Power Flow: Divination; Dream Work; Meditation; Preparing &Succeeding
July 4, 2022
“Freedom is not won on the battlefields. The chance for freedom is won there. The final battle is won or lost in our hearts and minds.”
–Helen Gahagan Douglas (1945)
It is essential for our souls to feel free. We need freedom of expression,
freedom of choice, to learn and grow. And yet, so many of our brothers
and sisters all over the world live without that freedom. We are all one,
and we feel their pain. Amidst the politics and controversy, what can we do?
We can hold them in our hearts and in our minds, lift them up and know
the Highest Truth for all of us. We can express gratitude for the freedom
that we experience every day.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Magician
Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.
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