Cat’s Morning Bits for July 22, 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 glowing Ruby should adorn
Those who in warm July are born,
Then will they be exempt and free
From love’s doubt and anxiety.
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
Spirit Library: July 2022 Monthly Message: In the Blink of an Eye…all Changes
Trigger warning: mentions losing loved ones
This monthly message is being written later than usual and will be shorter than usual due to a series of unexpected circumstances, which is quite appropriate for the energies at hand.
How to Forage for Wild Foods and Medicinals | The Guidelines and Ethics/ The Green Witch
Spirituality & Health: Letting Go of Anger—the Buddhist Way
by Victor M. Parachin
Discover six practices rooted in Buddhist teaching that can dissipate anger.
“Anger is a common and potentially destructive emotion that turns many a human life into a living hell,” notes Oxford University psychiatrist and philosopher Dr. Neel Burton. However, he contends that we can learn to control our anger “and even banish it entirely from our lives.”
Learn Religions: Make a Loaf of Lammas Bread
By Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019
Bread is the ultimate symbol of the Lammas season. After all, once the grain is harvested, it is milled and baked into bread, which is then consumed.
MBG: Leo Season Is Here & You’ll Want To Make The Most Of It—Here’s How
Summer is in full swing and that can only mean one thing: Leo season is nearly here. This fiery sign is all about the drama, as well as self-expression, so we’ll all want to be prepared. Here’s what to know ahead of the lion’s time to shine, plus how to work with its energy, from an astrologer.
Exemplore: How Sunflowers Can Be Used in Witchcraft
LYDIA WORKMANJUL 14, 2022
History and Uses of Sunflowers
Sunflowers are bold, attention-grabbing flowers. Originating in North America, they have been harvested for more than 4000 years. Native peoples made a dye out of the petals for yellow clothes and body paint. An important crop to Native American tribes
Pioneer Thinking: Aromatherapy for Cats
The following holistic aromatherapy recipes will complete your cat’s healthy living regime.
EarthSky News: Visible planets and night sky: Late July and August 2022
The action is moving to the evening sky! Woo-hoo! By late July, Saturn is rising in mid-evening as it approaches its August 14 opposition. Jupiter – 2nd-brightest only to Venus – is rising in the middle of the night. Jupiter will reach opposition on September 26. Mars isn’t up until the wee hours, but the Red Planet continues to brighten and appear redder as it races toward its December 8 opposition. Mercury, too, will have a great evening apparition in August 2022
Patheos-Pagan: Snuffleupagus Wicca
JULY 21, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE
If you watched Sesame Street as a kid, then you’re familiar with Mr. Snuffleupagus, the gargantuan anteater/woolly mammoth hybrid who’s Big Bird’s best friend
Pagan Playlist: Faun – Sonnenreigen (Lughnasad) [Complete Version ”Mix”]
RELATE TO YOURSELF THROUGH YOUR JOURNAL
“To write spiritually is to engage in a search for authentic language. You’ll find your truth by writing your way to it.”
— Patrice Vecchione
Who would allow you to totally ignore, abuse, laugh with, swear at, shed tears on, get angry at and be totally honest with him/her? Your journal does.
Your journal is an unconditional friend. It does not reject, manipulate, judge, laugh at or ridicule you. It’s always there for you. So be honest with your best friend and it will help you discover who you are.
“The positive thing about writing is that you connect with yourself in the deepest way, and that’s heaven. You get a chance to know who you are, to know what you think. You begin to have a relationship with your mind.”
— Natalie Goldberg
A Note from the Universe
From where I sit, it is a mystery to me, how so many can look back on their past with pride, yet frown with disappointment at their present. Somehow forgetting that back then, they were just as self-critical, while somehow missing that today they’ve never, ever, been so close to all they’ve ever wanted.
Today’s Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Dressing
Pureed strawberries make a distinctive base for a colorful dressing with a creamy consistency. It is also a nice way to dress a salad of arugula, goat cheese and toasted pecans.
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
July 22 , 2022
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
-Marcus Antonius (C.E. 86-161)
How often do we think about the QUALITY of our thoughts? We obviously have an abundant quantity of thoughts – but how many of those are thoughts of absolute quality? Which thoughts are like little gemstones that we want to treasure and save, to bring out again and again to wear with pleasure? Maybe it’s time to do some mental housekeeping. All those old, dusty, dinghy, non-productive thoughts that just end up making us feel bad – throw them out! They are no longer useful to us! Now, replace those old thoughts with new, efficient, beautifully clear thoughts. And watch how our outside lives begin to reflect the shiny new thinking that is going on inside
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.
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