About Cat

I’m Cat from Grand Jct. Colorado. I’m married, pagan, owned by 8 cat’s and enjoy crystals, tree hugging, books, belly dancing, photography and numerous outdoor activities. I am the owner/ jewelry creator of Cat’s Treasure Trove (An eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts) and the group Sacred Spirals: The place where all paths meet, on Facebook. In my spare time I am a part time caregiver for my mother who is entering the realm of dementia. I have toyed with the idea of a Blog for several years and have finally taken the plunge with The Desert Path I hope you will join me for some “aimless ramblings”, daily posts and whatever else I feel compelled to share.

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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July Events

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.
timeanddate.com

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: This Isn’t Who I Am, Is It? (a message from Brenda Hoffman)

Dear Ones,

Your need to be right is popping up in the most unusual places. You have worked diligently for months or even decades to create a special light. Even so, others are pooh-poohing the results of those difficult transition tasks. As if your beliefs and actions have little value.

Read more….

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Wise Woman herbal Ezine:

MOON RITES-
SEA SALT BATH TO REMOVE NEGATIVE ENERGY
by Michelle Royce

Here is one of my favourite rituals, a personal cleansing which can be performed at the end of each cycle, either personal or lunar to remove psychic debris and toxins and clear the way for the future.

Read more…..

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Spiritual Unite:

THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF A RACCOON: SYMBOLISM
A raccoon is a clever and agile animal. It is also very cute, which explains why we see them often in television shows or movies.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Cleanse and Clear Your Crystals and Gemstones

It is of utmost importance to clean any new gemstones that come your way to clear them of any energies that they may have picked up during their previous journeys.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions :

Listening to Sacred Stillness: Mysteries in the Stillness
GREG RICHARDSON

I enjoy a good mystery. It is a pleasure for us to try to think our way through the threads of a story and try to sort them out. Mysteries engage my attention, whether they are Sherlock Holmes or….

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Lammas and Lughnasadh in the Norse Pagan Tradition.

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MBG: A 15-Minute Meditation For Tapping Into Your Subtle, Energetic Body

This meditation can either be done resting on your back (à la savasana) or in a seated, more classic meditative posture. While I really enjoy doing this work in savasana, if you are feeling particularly sleepy, you might choose an upright posture that will keep you slightly more alert for the next 15 minutes. Get comfortable using every prop you need to feel warm and supported.

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Treehugger: Colorful ‘Lost’ Crab Rediscovered After 66 Years
The Sierra Leone crab was hiding in dense forests.

The Sierra Leone crab is very unusual in the world of crabs. It’s extremely colorful with purple claws and a bright body. It doesn’t spend very much time anywhere near the water. Instead, it lives in rock crevices or climbs trees to live in burrows. Some live in marshes or on the forest floor

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Scutum The Shield Is Named For A Polish King

In late July and early August, watch for one of our sky’s most beautiful sights. Look in a dark sky, far from the glare of city lights for a hazy pathway stretched across the sky. This band is the edgewise view into our own Milky Way galaxy. If you see it, you can also find a small but noteworthy constellation, called Scutum the Shield

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Candle and Coin Spell
RACHEL PATTERSON

This spell draws money to you using a candle and a coin. It is really simple to work with using only a few items.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Lammas; Sowulo

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Inner Journey:

TAKE TIME TO BE STILL

“Work is not always required … there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”
— George MacDonald

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?

Our world is so addicted to productivity that we feel guilty if we’re not doing something. But taking time daily to be still and inactive opens us to the spacious present. It nurtures and restores balance. Give yourself a regular gift of inactivity.

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”
— Sir J. Lubbock

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Keep dreaming, stay busy, and be happy and your path, prince, princess, agent, director, publisher, banker, biographer, thriving business and a steady income, and major news networks will all beat a path to your door.

You magnet.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Zucchini

This is an easy zucchini recipe with Mediterranean roots – all you need is zucchini, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic for this simple vegan side.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
July 29, 2021

Virtue
“A noble spirit will seek the reward of virtue in the consciousness of it, rather than in popular opinion.”

-Pliny the Younger (C.E. 62? – 113?)


There’s a saying that virtue is its own reward, and it probably came from this quote. As we learn and grow, we understand that we really answer only to ourselves. We can’t please everyone, and we can’t go against what we know in our heart to be right. All we can do is the best we can at any given moment

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

People may come to you for help in making a difficult decision or two. This will be second nature to you and no decision will be beyond your capabilities. The World is not so big that it can hold choices you are unable to make or decisions that could overwhelm you. Be exceptionally confident, capable, and at ease in public and private sectors today

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Start With Baby Steps: Cat’s Angel Message for July 29, 2021

Start With Baby Steps: Cat’s Angel Message for July 29, 2021

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path and your direction. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Each step that we take is important, both the large and the small. Each step brings us closer to fulfilling our dreams and goals. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Start With Baby Steps

729: As we count down the remaining days of July the Universe is sending us the following message: “Keep the faith in yourself and in your abilities. By doing so you will be able to see your path and purpose more clearly.” Remember that your inner guidance always directs us to where we need or want to be. Although we may not be able to see the whole picture remember that as long as we continue moving forward (and YES baby steps count!) we are making progress, so pay attention to the guidance you receive (internal and external). New doors will open for us by not allowing small setbacks to stop our momentum and by turning our fears and doubts over to the angels. Start with baby steps, acknowledge the tiny miracles, and promote goodwill to those around you. These things will make every day a victory! You’ve got this!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel teaches us how to access our creative database. He reminds us that sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to use a non-conventional approach. He gives us essential information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations.

The Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) helps us to find peace and harmony through laughter, this gives us a clear perspective and keeps our energy flowing. He tells us that laughter is sacred and when the heart is alive with joy we are connected to the Infinite and filled with Nirvana-essence. Center your mind with the intent of enjoying yourself and you will find yourself centered in the moment. Enjoy what life has to offer and enjoy the process!

The Gnostic goddess Sige teaches us the importance of being still of mind. Information and guidance come more easily when we surrender to the silence. She says” Allow your mind to be still and let your inner wisdom guide you. The answers that you seek are before you if you have the courage to remove the veils and shed light in the shadows.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Fire Agate allows you to embrace feelings of safety and trust as you navigate your path. It keeps us grounded and offers support when times get hard.

Green Calcite also helps to create harmony which allows us to dissolve rigid beliefs and outdated programming. It promotes mental balance, aids in communication and gently helps us to let go of the things that no longer serve us which helps us to draw the good things into our lives that encourage growth.

Howlite helps us to formulate and achieve our ambitions and goals. It helps us to communicate these things in a calm and reasonable manner and tempers this with patience. Howlite also creates a link to the universal realms and prepares the mind to receive guidance.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 28, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 28, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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.

Blessings, Cat

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July Events

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.
timeanddate.com

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: Follow the Impulses of Your Soul (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Becoming familiar with our inner reality creates a safe space for us to explore and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. With this understanding we are better equipped and ready to show up in our lives from a place confidence, creativity, and passion

Read more….

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How to be a Witch in the City | Tips and Tricks for city witches

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ThoughtCo: Ra, Sun God of Ancient Egypt

To the ancient Egyptians, Ra was the ruler of the heavens – and he still is for many Pagans today! He was the god of the sun, the bringer of light, and patron to the pharaohs.

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Pioneer Thinking; The Dream Catcher

There is a lot of mystery and fascination that surrounds the dream catcher – and unfortunately, a lot of misunderstanding as well. Read on to find out what a dream catcher is and isn’t and to increase your understanding – because with understanding comes respect and real appreciation.

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MBG: How To Approach The Law Of Attraction, From A Spiritual Teacher

The law of attraction has a lot of appeal these days. Manifesting all of your heart’s desires? Sign me up! Unfortunately, attracting abundance is often easier said than done.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: Following the Spiritual Path of the Coyote by Ruth Wilson

“I’m in awe of the way coyotes practice mindfulness in their day-to-day lives. They display a calm awareness of everything that’s going on around them and give complete attention to what they’re experiencing on a moment-to-moment basis.”

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Make a Lammas Candle Holder for Lughnasadh, Witchcraft, Wicca, Wheel of the Year, Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 19 Ways To Cultivate Good Karma: The Short List

Sometimes good karma can be hard to come by. Here’s how to create positive karma in your life by action and discipline. Exude good, and trust that goodness will come. (Plus, you can try these 19 quick tips, too.)

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Treehugger: Seaweed Farming: Could This Carbon-Negative Crop Help Restore Our Oceans?
Scientists and farmers are tapping into the potential of macroalgae to help clean up some of the world’s most polluted marine environments.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Orion The Hunter Returns Before Sunup

Around late July and early August, be sure to eastward as darkness is giving way to dawn. You might find a familiar figure: the beautiful constellation Orion the Hunter. He was recently behind the sun but is now ascending once more before sunrise. The Hunter rises on his side, with his three Belt stars – Mintaka, Alnitak and Alnilam – pointing straight up.

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Patheos-Pagan: Tarot Tools For Transformation: Mind, Body, & Soul
LILITH DORSEY

Many people realize that tarot is primarily used for divination. Through it we can find out about what may be hidden or unknown to us, and also find out what the future may hold.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Fantasy Music – Northwind

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Inner Journey:

OPEN YOUR HANDS

“More than any other part of the body, our hands reveal our inner state.”
— Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Today, be aware of how you hold your hands when you’re not actively doing something with them.

With the stress of our daily lives, many of us find our hands typically clenched in fists. This is proof of the tension we hold in our bodies. And ponder this: how can we receive the abundance of life if our hands are not open to receive it?

When you become aware that your hands are closed tight, stretch your fingers and spread them wide in the shape of a starfish. Deep breathing will also help you relax into the moment.

“What is always speaking silently is the body.”
— Norman Brown

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Nothing is worth your unhappiness,not because the awful and ugly don’t happen, but because there’s always more of the really good stuff.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Goddess Buddha Bowl

Buddha bowls—light, healthy meals comprised of a whole grain, lots of vegetables, a healthful protein source, and a flavorful sauce, topped with a house-made, plant-based Green Goddess Dressing that is as tasty as it is pretty

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
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

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
July 28, 2021

Virtue
“By virtue I mean nothing arcane or obscure. I mean good citizenship, whose principal components are moderation, social sympathy and willingness to sacrifice private desires for public ends.”

-George F. Will


Being virtuous isn’t necessarily being angelic. It’s not that complicated, or perfect. It’s simply living up to what we know and trust to be good and just. It’s looking at the big picture at times, rather than our own individual needs and desires.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Save those creative, foot-loose and fancy-free activities for another day and focus on the nuts and bolts. If you’ve been putting off doing something necessary but not fun, knock it out now and then feel accomplished when finished. You can earn a lot of regard and admiration for this. You won’t be allowed to keep too low a profile, so just step up and do what’s important for today. You should encounter no resistance.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

We Are Already Wealthy: Cat’s Angel Message for July 28, 2021

We Are Already Wealthy: Cat’s Angel Message for July 28, 2021

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path and your direction. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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As we walk the path of gratitude pay attention to the blessings that grow along the way. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: We Are Already Wealthy

728: The key to abundance can be found in acknowledging the blessings that we have. This generates a positive flow of energy which draws new blessings to us. Our message today is a reminder that the flow of divine abundance always surrounds us. As we approach the first of the Pagan harvest festivals, Lammas/ Lughnasadh, it’s a great time to take stock of what you have and you may even find some things ready to harvest. The old adage of “counting your blessings” really comes into play over the next few days. It’s time to harvest from our inner fields and gardens and embrace the richness and tiny miracles that fill our lives. You truly have more abundance that you realize. If you feel lacking in that area a change of perspective is always a good plan.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jeremiel is in charge of life reviews and changes. He can help you see everything that you have accomplished recently as well as the areas that need attention and helps us to let go of what we no longer need. He teaches us that by taking inventory of our lives we gain clear perspective of where we are on our path, which in turn helps us to make positive life changes. He removes our fear of change and what the future holds and replaces them with a sense of expectant excitement.

The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to stop fighting the things that we have no control over, which blocks our problem solving and creative flow. Things flow easier when we are not struggling against the “what if’s and maybes.

The Roman Goddess Abundantia teaches us to appreciate abundance in it’s many forms as well as attract them. She tells us, ” Your faith in the bounty of the universe serves you well. Cast aside your worry and embrace the richness of your life because you have so much to grateful for.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Amber to help us to attain our goals with a clear focus and bestows a positive mental state and helps us find balance, patience, and aids in decision making.

Dalmation Stone. This light hearted stone is a combination of quartz, microline and black tourmaline. It instills feelings of safety as it helps us to reconnect with our playful side which is important to our emotional health and it transforms outdated thinking during times when we feel stuck and enables our forward progress by encouraging a fresh perspective This stone also promotes grounding and enhances our connection to Mother Earth.It reminds us that we are a part of her as well as being spiritual beings on a very human journey

Tiger’s Eye (Gold) helps build a bridge between you and your power. It shows us the correct way to use our power and invites our integrity forward. It is also a stone of abundance and draws good things to us while helping us see the blessings we have. Tiger’s Eye helps us to accomplish our goals by showing us how to recognize and access our inner resources and the promotion of clear intentions. It is a stone of luck and prosperity and works with the energies of both earth and sun, it also helps with grounding while drawing spiritual energies to earth

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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.

Blessings, Cat

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July Events

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.
timeanddate.com

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: Be Calm and Receptive (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We start this week in the flow of the Full Moon energies which is heightening our emotions and amplifying our senses. There is tension between the old and the new which is calling us towards the fullness of our destiny. As such a deeper awakening is occurring that will take us into a new expansiveness beyond that which we have experienced before.

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Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SEEING A GECKO
Seeing a gecko is memorable and can hold significance for those on a spiritual path. Geckos are known to bring luck and good fortune, and seeing one means that your life will be blessed with happiness.

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ThoughtCo: Daily Pagan Living

To truly walk a Pagan path, many people believe that their spirituality should be part of their daily life, and not just something they observe once or twice a month. Here’s where we’ll talk about contemporary issues of interest to Pagans, family and relationships, and how to live a magical life every day.

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MBG: Astrologers Predict These 3 Transits Will Shake Things Up This Week

Expect a burst of confidence (and an urge to organize) this week as Mercury, Jupiter, and Mars all change signs. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.

Dressing for dinner—or just a random walk around the neighborhood—will be a capital “E” Experience starting Tuesday, July 27.

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What Do We Offer the Gods in Sacrifice?

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Today’s DIY: Lammas & Lughnasadh Harvest Mouse Greeting Cards, Watercolor and Shimmer paint – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: Why the Dragonfly is my Totem Animal.

I vividly remember my fascination with the mystical winged creatures of transformation dipping in and out of my garden pond.
I would gaze at them in awe from the balcony of my childhood home, and I’d feel a surge of unexplainable joy and luck that they had chosen our abode for a visit on those breezy, summer afternoons.

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Treehugger: How I Create Magical Moonlight Gardens

A garden should not just be a productive place. It should also be a space that you can enjoy spending time in as frequently as possible. Good design can make a garden a delightful place to be—

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EarthSky News: Mars And Regulus In Conjunction July 29

Look for Venus first
In late July 2021, look westward at dusk for the dazzling planet Venus. Then, as evening twilight is giving way to nightfall, watch for two close-knit celestial bodies to pop out beneath Venus: the planet Mars and the star Regulus.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Shapeshifting Nature of Ritual
LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF

“Ritual is an often misunderstood entity.” This is something I’ve been known to say since I first started writing and teaching about magical practice many moons ago.

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Pagan Playlist: Emotional Dark Music – The Eternal Forest

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Inner Journey:

WHAT BLOCKS CONNECTION?

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
— Joseph F. Newton

We experience soul when we really connect with life — when we stop and consciously experience what is happening.

We lose soul with:
• resistance – to anyone or anything
• superficiality – we avoid depth of experience
• control – we try to control the relationship
• selfishness – we remain self-centered.

Each of these attitudes fosters separation rather than connection. Once again, soul lives in relating.

Take time to become aware of, and perhaps journal on how you relate to other people and things in your life.

“We have to decide for ourselves what’s nourishing to our souls, and do those things over others.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Invariably, the 5 minutes of inspiration you need to totally rock the world and transform your life, will come at the end of hours, weeks, months, or even years’ worth of floundering, frivolity, false starts, and seeming hopelessness.

Yet when the dream comes true and you glance over your shoulder, you’ll see that those 5 minutes were made possible because of everything that led up to them, and that you never needed to be so critical of yourself or the time it was taking.

Funny you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Healing Honey Elixir (Kitchen Witch Cook Book)

  • This magical elixir is a soothing combination of spices and sweetness that help along a recovering witch; it helps alleviate symptoms from allergies or colds. The best part? You make the honey mixture ahead of time and can store it until you need it

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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

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
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

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
July 27, 2021

Virtue
“Virtue is nothing else but action in accordance with the laws of one’s own nature.”

-Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)


When we are tuned in and going with the flow, we allow ourselves to be who we really are. There’s no faking it, no play-acting, just instinct and authenticity. Our virtues come shining through because we can’t help it. That’s who we are.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You may have the best of intentions today but it won’t be easy to stick to any of them. There’s a lot of randomness in the air and you won’t have very much control over anything. Don’t let this lull you into becoming thoughtless or not caring about what you’re doing. Do what you can and save some energy for tomorrow when things might be smoother.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Open Channels: Cat’s Angel Message for July 27, 2021

Open Channels: Cat’s Angel Message for July 27, 2021

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path and your direction. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Communication opens the doors to new experiences which assist us on our path. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Open Channels

727: Communication is essential for all relationships including the divine. We have been working on strengthening the communication centers that allow us to receive divine guidance. Today the Angels are letting us know that we are on the right path and giving us a big thumbs up. They are also reminding us that by honoring our personal truth combined with a willingness to really “listen” to the inner wisdom and guidance we receive that we see our path in more detail. The time has come to embrace your path with purpose, passion, and persistence. An optimistic and adventurous attitude doesn’t hurt either and will make our path easier to navigate. The Universe is on your side and wants you to succeed, so if you need help or clarification….. ASK!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Michael helps to calm our fears as he guides us through issues of self-doubt by clearing our energy field and quieting the internal chatter so that we can access the guidance being sent to us. He helps us to find our courage and our direction while giving us the strength that we need to choose wisely and make decisions on our own.

The Ascended Master Yogananda teaches us how to open the channels of divine communication and promotes feelings of divine love and teaches us about peace and how to share it. He can offer assistance in all things including your spiritual path.

The Hindu Goddess Devi helps us to find meaning in our lives and gently guides us in learning to follow our own inner wisdom. She says “Take my hand and let me guide you on your journey of self discovery. You need only look within to find your true meaning. Release your cares to me and I will purify your heart and spirit so that new information can be sent to you. “

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Angelite helps us to connect to the angelic realms by enhancing our lines of communication.

Kyanite is a spiritual stone that helps us to connect to our guides by opening the paths of communication. It also allows us to speak from the heart and to speak our truth as it cuts through the things that are keeping us from moving forward.

Pietersite (Tempest stone) helps us to work through beliefs and conditioning imposed upon us by others. It opens our intuitive connection and creates a link to a loving level of guidance. It also helps us see the truth and strengthen our will while increasing our focus of where we really want life to take us. It helps us to rid ourselves of negative energy and replaces it with calm.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 26, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 26, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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.

Blessings, Cat

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July Events

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.
timeanddate.com

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


Spirituality & Health: Guided Meditation: Connecting to Spirit
BY JULIE PETERS

God or goddess, Earth, human nature—Spirit is whatever holds you when you feel lost, confused, or broken. Use this meditation to reconnect or drift off to sleep.

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Money Draw Shaker Spell Jar – Money Spell, Attract Prosperity, Wealth, Witchcraft – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: RED CARDINAL MEANING: SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM WHEN YOU SEE A RED CARDINAL
The Red Cardinal is a North American bird that has been associated with spirituality. Red Cardinals are known to have spiritual meaning in many cultures, as well as Native American tribes.

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Lammas (Lughnasadh) Altar

It’s Lammas, or Lughnasadh, the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. This Sabbat is about the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth—the grain god dies, but will be reborn again in the spring.

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Leos: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More

Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac (July 22 to August 23), and it’s represented by the lion. A fixed fire sign ruled by the sun, Leo has energy that is glamorous, courageous, and bold. Here, we’ll dive into the personality traits of Leo and explore how this sign approaches life, love, career, and more.

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Elephant Journal:12 Native American Ethics that will Enrich your Life.

Modern society has left millions of people craving desperately for peace.
Do you feel it? I certainly do!

Mindfulness practices are on the rise for a reason: we are missing key elements in our lives and finding ourselves wobbling out of balance.

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Today’s DIY: How to Press Flowers: 4 Methods
Press flowers with an iron, book, microwave, or by making your own flower press.

Pressing flowers yourself is an easy and rewarding craft. They can act as a keepsake, framed artwork, a meaningful gift, or part of a larger art project. The practice of pressing flowers dates back to ancient times as a form of collecting and preserving flower species.

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Reiki to Call Your Energy Back

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Treehugger: 11 Curious Theodore Roosevelt National Park Facts


If it weren’t for a major east-west highway (Interstate 94) crossing North Dakota, this protected region of the Badlands would likely go unexplored by visitors even today. That’s because Theodore Roosevelt National Park, named after our 26th President of the United States, only sees about 600,000 visitors a year.

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EarthSky News: Delta Aquariids 2021: All You Need To Know

Moonlight to obtrude in 2021
The long and rambling Delta Aquariid shower presents meteors from about July 12 to August 23 each year. The nominal peak falls on or near July 29. Yet, the shower usually provides a decent number of meteors for several days after and before the peak. Unfortunately, in 2021, the bright waning gibbous moon will probably wash out a good number of these rather faint meteors. As we move into early August, a much fainter waning crescent moon will be less intrusive.

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Patheos-Pagan: Is it Lughnasadh without Lugh?
JOHN BECKETT

What do you call the next major holy day on the Wheel of the Year, coming up on August 1st?

Many call it Lammas, from the Anglo-Saxon “hlaef-mass” or “loaf mass”.

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Pagan/ New Age Playlist: Dance of Life • Relaxing Fantasy Music for Relaxation & Meditation

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

“It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.”
— Sydney J. Harris

“We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz

“There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.”
— Elizabeth J. Canham

“If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.”
— John Steinbeck

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

To see what one has been missing, is the whole point of every life.

See?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Juicy Peach Crisp

This recipe takes the simplicity of fresh peaches and turns them into a scrumptious dessert!

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
July 26, 2021

Virtue
“If self-knowledge is the road to virtue, so is virtue still more the road to self-knowledge.”

-Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (1763-1825)


We’re here to learn and grow, to know more about our selves. Virtue is something we have to define individually. It’s natural evolution for us to become more virtuous as we move along the path because we understand more about ourselves and our true nature.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You’ll need determination and perseverance to accomplish anything of substance today. Pick something (or accept something that has been assigned to you) and stick with it until day’s end. If you apply concentrated effort, you should be able to make a huge headway. Even if not, your single-minded approach will attract allies for tomorrow. You have more influence and authority than you suspect. Use them wisely.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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Using Our Sacred Tools: Cat’s Angel Message for July 26, 2021

Using Our Sacred Tools: Cat’s Angel Message for July 27, 2021

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path and your direction. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Believe in your own magic. Believe in good things. Above all believe in yourself! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Using Our Sacred Tools

726: The most important tools that we have in our “Sacred Toolbox” are faith, self-confidence, and a belief in our own abilities. While Spirit and the Angels are here to help us we must do our part to make things happen. This is where these “Sacred Tools” come into play. Always look for the “one good thing” and be willing to accept the good into your life in whatever manner it presents itself. Use your superpowers of optimism and hope to keep the ball rolling and embrace the principle of divine timing. Remember that you are a powerful creator and the stronger your faith the more you can create. Today the Angels are asking us to surround ourselves with faith. Listen to the divine and inner guidance you receive and take action accordingly

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Gabriel helps us to access our inner wisdom and shows us how it can guide and inspire us. Gabriel also teaches us the importance of communication on all levels. This helps us to overcome our fears so that we can complete the things we start and achieve positive results during times of transformation and change.

Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

The Greek goddess Nike, Lady of victory and success helps us to embrace the good things that we have accomplished. By acknowledging them we can increase our faith in ourselves as a creator. She says: “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest too long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Larimar helps to remove self-imposed barriers that may be keeping us from accepting our personal power and stops self-sabotaging behavior by bringing out the best in us. It helps us to see the things that we have to be grateful for and the tiny miracles that we take for granted. This sky blue stone also helps to ease our obsession for material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that you manifest what you really need. It shows us how to go with the flow.

Sunstone brings personal empowerment and fights procrastination. It brings out our natural optimism, self-confidence, and promotes our natural flow of abundance as it soothes our fear of change and the accompanying stress that change can bring.

Turquoise helps us with creative problem solving and promotes both balance and intuition. It is aligned with the Throat Chakra and teaches us to speak up for ourselves and to speak our truth, which can be a valuable asset when working with gratitude and our ability to create. Turquoise helps to purify our energy and clears away negative energy. it aids our problem-solving skills and protects us against self-sabotaging thoughts and actions.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Personal Evolution: Cat’s Angel Message for July 25, 2021

Personal Evolution: Cat’s Angel Message for July 25, 2021

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path and your direction. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Our personal evolution is a work in progress with no set time limit. It is a work at your own pace endeavor. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Personal Evolution

725: Whether we like it or not change is a part of our path and is necessary for both personal and spiritual growth. Whether change happens naturally or we initiate it ourselves there will always be feelings of uncertainty that come with it. Today the Universe is letting us know that our faith in the changes that we are experiencing is well-founded. Things are moving forward, the wheels are turning and the pieces are lining up. Welcome these new blessings and don’t allow small setbacks to stop your momentum. Start with baby steps if you need to, acknowledge the tiny miracles and promote goodwill to those around you. Seeing these changes as an adventure will help to make every day a victory!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel helps us to let go of the past and invite essential new growth into our lives. He helps us to find harmony in the things going on around us and reminds us that letting go is essential for change and transformation to take place. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed or simply express gratitude for the blessings taking place in your life.

Ascended Master Melchizedek helps keep our energy balanced and flowing. This is essential for using our gifts and understanding the information we receive. He can also help to diffuse unpleasant situations that can arise as we go through change and transformation. Since he helps us heal through color, pay attention to the colors that draw you or feel relevant.

the Yoruban Goddess Oya embodies the winds of change. She tells us, ” Allow the winds of change to flow through your being. In their wake they will leave new energy seeds for you to plant. Use these seeds to help you on your journey. Remember child, that change must be embraced, not ignored or simply put up with. Allow these changes to inspire and encourage you to transcend your self imposed limitations.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Agate. This humble stone is the perfect one for grounding and balancing our energies. It also helps by raising our consciousness to access our higher self and promoting the awareness and acceptance of who we are and where we want to go in life. It nurtures our spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to make the most of our life experiences.

Chrysocolla. This powerful blue-green stone helps us during periods of change and challenging times. It brings smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity and calm. It helps us to be more self-aware and promotes self-confidence that inspires both creativity and motivation.

Mookite, a form of Jasper that comes in many creamy color combinations, promotes decision making and versatility. These things are important when we are faced with new experiences and find ourselves faced with the need to take action. It encourages us to be flexible during times of change and helps us to embrace new experiences with an open sense of adventure.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Asking the Question: Cat’s Angel Message for July 24, 2021

Asking the Question: Cat’s Angel Message for July 24, 2021

July’s Theme: Pay attention to your path and your direction. You will be receiving important guidance this month so get ready to receive. If something compels you to take action this is the time to go for it!

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Fear not the shadows for they hold the things that we have set aside. Treasure chests filled with hopes and dreams!

~Cat

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Today’s Message: Asking The Questions

724: Sometimes things happen that make it difficult to stay on our chosen path. Every day brings us new challenges and distractions (OOOoo look! Shiny!!) These distractions often come in the form of well-meaning people who “just want to help”. (We all know a few of these right?) Just remember that it’s YOUR path and to take the advice of others with a grain of salt.. If the advice you are given doesn’t mesh or is an attempt to push in a direction you’d rather not go, remind yourself that the choice is yours to make. There are also times when we question ourselves particularly during times of change, self-doubt, or fear. If this happens today (or any day) take a moment to center and focus. Then ask yourself “Is this really what I want?” or “What is best for me right now?” Listen to the guidance that you receive and above all trust in yourself!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raguel helps us to find our power and brings clarity when we feel conflicted about what to do next by providing a boost of energy and by bringing order to your thoughts. He also aids in the letting go process which is essential to moving forward. Raguel reminds us that sometimes people can get “freaky” when they see you moving off in a new direction and helps to smooth the way by resolving conflicts and disharmony with those around us as we work with our creative magic.

The Ascended Master Vywamus encourages us to continuously and consciously seek inspiration through the discovery and rediscovery of our own natural abilities and talents. He teaches us that healing can be found in change. If something is holding you back he can teach you how to let it go or let it be so you can continue moving forward.

The Hawaiian fire goddess Pele helps us to ignite our inner fire. This fire when channeled correctly helps to fuel our passions and sense of purpose. She is a goddess of empowerment teaches us about honest communication and how it aids our goal setting and getting. “Within you lives the sacred fire that gives life to your greatest dreams and passions. This part of you must be allowed to come forward, not smothered beneath fear, resentment, or the expectations of others. Your fire will help you forge new paths!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Blue Lace Agate helps us to create and maintain balance during times of stress. It helps us to find our voice when indecision is a factor, allowing us to freely express thoughts and feelings in a peaceful manner.

Orange Calcite helps us to embrace our own power and the abilities we possess while eliminating self-defeating thinking. It also helps to balance the emotions and calm our fears so that we can work through problems and temporary setbacks so we may reach our full potential.

Iolite, also known as “Poor Man’s Amethyst” it is a stone of vision that assists our intuition and aids us in setting things in motion by staying true to yourself and your path while freeing you from the expectations of others. It helps us to live in the moment making it easier to snag the blessings given to us. It is also a soothing stone that calms the emotions during times of change.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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