Cat’s Morning Bits for July 26, 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 violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.”
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
Mountain Rose Herbs (newsletter) Homemade Mosquito Repellent
My family always has grand goals of getting out to the mountains once a month for a couple nights of tent camping from May through October
Roses in Love Magic – How to Make and Use Red Salt – A Collaboration with Lavender Hazelwood Witches
Spirituality & Health: A Ritual-Full Life
by Mara Branscombe
“Every time I have gathered in community ritual or personal ceremony, I have experienced a healing.”
Morning Song credit Esther Franchuk
A ritual is anything that is done with intention. It can be formulaic or intuitive, elaborate or simple, personal or shared.
Learn Religions: Lammas Prayers
By Patti Wigington
Updated on July 12, 2019
At Lammas, sometimes called Lughnasadh, it’s time to begin reaping what we have sown throughout the past few months, and recognize that the bright summer days will soon come to an end. Use these simple seasonal prayers to celebrate Lammas, the early grain harvest.
MBG: The Crystal To Call On When You’re In Need Of Hope, From Crystal Experts
We all have moments when we need a little extra hope, and if you’re looking for a tool to help you find it, consider adding amazonite to your crystal collection. It’s long been known as the “Stone of Hope,” and for good reason—here’s what to know about it.
Revisiting the Basics of Deity Work/ Chaotic Witch Aunt
Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Lammas
CLAIREJUL 3, 2020
Lammas is also known as Lughnasadh and is the first of the three pagan harvest festivals. It is considered a time of giving thanks as the sun’s strength begins to wane and the spring crops become ready for harvest.
Treehugger: How to Make Lavender Essential Oil in 3 Easy Steps
Adding a little bit of lavender essential oil to your hair and skincare regimen is an easy way to put the power of natural plant compounds to work while avoiding harsh chemicals.
EarthSky News: Summer meteors 2022: Moon-free in late July and early August
Summer meteors 2022
In 2022, full moon will fall at the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. The Perseids’ peak always falls around August 11, 12 and 13. A full moon is up all night.
Patheos-Pagan: Guidance for the Week of July 25th, 2022
JULY 25, 2022 BY JESSICA RIPLEY
This week from the Faeries Oracle, the Dark Lady visits us. Casting her intense gaze upon us, there’s no where to hide. With the power of the third eye emanating out, she sees clearly all that needs to be seen.
Pagan Playlist: Best Neofolk/Darkfolk Songs of 2020
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
— Annie Dillard
We lose the power of the moment because we’re so rarely in it. We’re reliving the past or speculating about the future. We continue to believe that tomorrow’s the day when I’ll be more capable, more wealthy, more fit and more loving. Meanwhile, I’m just putting in time, dreaming of better things but not making any concrete move to realize them.
When you find yourself thinking of the future or the past, bring your awareness into the present moment. Really experience how you feel and what’s happening around you, without judgment. If we can treasure each moment, our lives will be rich, no matter what we have accomplished.
“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.”
— Horace Mann
“If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, ‘there goes another day of my life, never to return,’ you will become time conscious.”
— A. B. Zu Tavern
A Note from the Universe
Wherever you go, there I am. Appearing as the people, places, and circumstances you’ve most expected to see. Behaving as you most expected them to behave. Crafted as you most expected them to look. And brimming with abundance, adventure, and infinite possibilities, because I know that’s exactly what you’ve been visualizing.
Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Cornmeal Galette
I like making pie just as much as the next guy likes making pie, but I like making a galette even more. They’re more fun, and I like the freedom that the rustic appearance affords. But mostly, I think I just enjoy the higher crust to fruit ratio. Serve with ice cream.
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
July 26, 2022
“When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it is a clear proof that it should be rejected.”
-Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues (1715-1747)
It’s not just our houses and our desks that are cluttered – often times our minds are cluttered, too! Let’s treat our thoughts, and our words carefully – let’s choose them as we would pick out produce in the market, discarding the ones that are stale or bruised and selecting instead ones that are fresh and fragrant and full of life. And let’s just take what we need for now, we can always go back for more. One thing at a time!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Justice
You have great force of will today and it could be easy to push around someone less driven than you. Try to do things right the first time so there’s less “clean-up” tomorrow, when people may be less forgiving or understanding. Do what’s important first, rather than what is easiest or the most fun. You can do that some other time but today it won’t work.
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