Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 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 sandy cat by the Farmer’s chair
Mews at his knee for dainty fare;
Old Rover in his moss-greened house
Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse.
In the dewy fields the cattle lie
Chewing the cud ‘neath a fading sky;
Dobbin at manger pulls his hay:
Gone is another summer’s day.”
Walter De La Mare, Summer Evening
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: Healing Your Core Wounds – Chiron Retrograde in Aries
Chiron is retrograde, you may not have even heard of Chiron.
Certainly, this asteroid that resides between Saturn and Uranus doesn’t have the star power of, say, Mercury.
How to celebrate Lughnasadh traditions || Witchcraft for Lammas || Wiccan Wheel of the Year
Spiritual Unite: WHITE CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE
White chakra energy is pure, powerful, and symbolizes oneness in the Universe. It is generally found in activated Crown chakras and can appear as a halo for the truly enlightened.
Learn Religions: Deities of the Fields
By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 12, 2018
When Lammastide rolls around, the fields are full and fertile. Crops are abundant, and the late summer harvest is ripe for the picking. This is the time when the first grains are threshed, apples are plump in the trees, and gardens are overflowing with summer bounty
MBG: Whatever You’re Needing, There’s A Mantra For That — Here Are 13 To Get You Started
You’ve probably heard “Om,” before, believed by some to be the first sound of the universe. What you may not know, however, is that Om is a mantra. Mantras are a powerful tool to use along one’s spiritual journey, and there are more than just “om.” Here’s what to know about mantras, plus 13 great ones to try yourself.
Lammas vlog | Ideas, Rituals and magical DIYs for Lughnasadh
Exemplore:Ten Crystals for New Moon Intentions
The new moon is a time of new beginnings, renewal and initiation. It is an excellent time to make decisions regarding changes in your life and to begin the process of attaining these.
Treehugger: Critically Endangered Tiger and Cubs Caught on Camera
There are fewer than 150 tigers in all of Malaysia.
A Malayan tiger looks off into the forest while her four cubs mill around her.
Just another ordinary moment in the animals’ lives, but it was captured by a camera trap to the delight of researchers and conservationists.
EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter: Ghost of the summer dawn
Orion the Hunter returns
Want to see the return of Orion? In late July and early August, look eastward as darkness gives way to morning dawn. Orion the Hunter is one of the sky’s most easy-to-spot constellations. Orion always passes behind the sun in Northern Hemisphere spring.
Patheos-Pagan: The Victory of Lugh
JULY 24, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT
I was honored to give the sermon at today’s Sunday service at the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. I told the story of the Coming of Lugh as the Story For All Ages, then greatly condensed the rest the story of Lugh leading the Tuatha De Danann to victory during this reflection.
Pagan Playlist: Lughnasadh/ Damh the Bard
“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
Meditation is considered an essential practice for those who seek self-knowledge and self-mastery. Why? Basically, meditation brings awareness of how our minds work. Over time, we become watchers, able to detach from the thoughts and emotions that play out in our minds.
With this detachment, we gain the freedom to choose whether or not to act on our thoughts and emotions. We learn to distinguish between objective reality and our mental and emotional dramas.
“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
— Hans Margolius
A Note from the Universe
Haven’t you noticed?
The right people always find each other at the right time.
Today’s Recipe: 18 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.
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
July 27, 2022
“Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify, simplify.”
-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
How many ways can we say this, or hear this? “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” “Look at the big picture,” “All’s well that ends well.” The beauty of Japanese art is in its simplicity. Artists know that the empty spaces are just as important as the brush strokes. So much can be expressed with just a few lines. Musicians understand that just a few notes can convey an emotion, they don’t need a whole symphony every time. And poets need just a few words, not an entire textbook. Is there anything more beautiful than “I love you?” Life can be simple, sweet and oh, so beautiful, if we just allow it to be
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Hermit
Right and wrong are important, yes, but today equally or more important could be doing what helps the most or alleviates the most pain or difficulty for someone or something. It could be as simple as feeding a stray cat, but it could be much more complicated, especially if it involves someone you care deeply for. Try to see things clearly and don’t overreact about anything.
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