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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 24, 2020
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 sun is an eagle old,
There in the windless west.
Atop of the spirit-cliffs
He builds him a crimson nest.
-Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)
July Events & Holidays
July 1 Canada Day
July 4 Independence Day
July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST
July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST
July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins
July 12 Mercury goes direct
July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST
August 1 Lammas/Lughnasadh
Spirit Library: Critical Point (a message from Kate Spreckley)
There is a sacred synergy occurring in the deeper regions of our psyche, which is purging us of all that no longer serves us. Events in our lives are compelling us to engage in this purification process by clearing the energy of the past.
Spiritual Unite: SOUL CONTRACTS – HOW TO RELEASE THEM
Soul contracts are proof human beings have living associations with others.
They remind us that we’re spiritual beings and have come down on this planet to enlighten our souls with new love and bonds.
ThoughtCo: Lammas/Lughnasadh Rites & Rituals
Looking for rites and rituals for your Lammas or Lughnasadh celebration? Here’s where you’ll find ways to celebrate the harvest, honor the gods of the fields, and pay tribute to the Celtic god Lugh.
Treehugger: How to Create a Dragonfly Garden
If you want to attract dragonflies to your garden, there are several ways to create a habitat to bring these brightly colored creatures zooming, hovering and darting across your landscape. Two involve smart planning; the third requires a bit of luck.
Herbal Jedi: Horsetail – Old World Herb for New World Health | Harmonic Arts
The Green Witch: Magick Chamomile Sweet Rolls || Anti-Anxiety Spell
Treehugger: 8 of the World’s Most Solitary Animals
Lots of animals love company. They travel in groups and stick together for safety and camaraderie. However, there are also plenty of loners in the animal world.
EarthSky News: Moon and Spica on July 25 and 26
On July 25 and 26, 2020 – as the setting sun closes the curtains on the day, and the darkening skies bring out a myriad of far-off suns – let the moon introduce you to a special star. The bright star close to the moon on these dates is none other than Spica, the sole 1st-magnitude star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden.
Patheos-Pagan: Phoenix Rising: Demeter Erinyes – The Mother is Back, and She is Pissed
Given my love of Persephone, it’s not surprising that I would also feel a strong connection to Demeter and so it seemed only logical that the book I intend as a follow up to Persephone: Practicing the Art of Personal Power would be focused on Persephone’s mother. While doing research for this book recently, I was reminded that one of Demeter’s aspects is that of Demeter Erinyes.
Pagan Playlist: Quick 11 min. Chakra Tune-up with Himalayan Singing Bowls HD
LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE
“We don’t always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail…We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences,delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart.”
— Julia Cameron
We are each unique beings with a unique path in life. If we wish to be fulfilled, we need to go to our own hearts for direction. We might regularly ask ourselves:
•”What do I really want to do?”
•”What brings me greatest happiness?”
•”How can I bring more of these into my life?”
Life wants us to go for what brings us most joy and meaning.
“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. …I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer
“Let me listen to me and not to them.”
— Gertrude Stein
“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold
A Note from the Universe
Can you hear it? The entire Kingdom now beckons.
There were no tests, no hoops, and no limits.
All I have, I press to you at this very moment.
This is all you have to know.
And all you have to do is make room for the torrent that will flow in direct proportion to your every preparation, including what you do today.
Today’s Recipe: Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp Scampi
I’ve received a bunch of requests to make this, and after tasting it, I understand why. If you’re a garlic lover, you’re going to want to pull out your bucket list and add this recipe to it. I absolutely love this, and I think you will too. Serve over white rice with fresh lemon wedges.
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
Friday is ruled by Venus. Its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume), can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
July 24, 2020
“The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
If we don’t find the cause and make changes, the same problem is going to keep coming back again and again in different guises. This is true whether we’re talking about fixing a leaky faucet, a broken heart, or an unbalanced budget. We have to look at our problems, explore our options, and take responsibility for creating solutions that work.
Daily Tarot: The Lovers
Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.
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