Cat’s Morning Bits for July 24, 2019
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.
On the warm and perfumed dark glows the firefly’s tender spark.
-Horatio Nelson Powers (1826-90)
Spiritual Unite: Wheel Of Fortune Tarot Card Meaning – Unavoidable Cycles
The Wheel Of Fortune tarot card has the following meaning:
Upright – Good fortune, karma, cycles, fate, pivotal moments.
Reversed – Bad fortune, resisting change, breaking the cycle.
Its element is Fire, and its planet is Jupiter.
ThoughtCo: Divination with Stones
Lithomancy is the practice of performing divination by reading stones. In some cultures, the casting of stones was believed to be fairly common–a bit like checking one’s daily horoscope in the morning paper. However, because our ancient ancestors didn’t leave us a lot of information about how to read the stones, many of the specific aspects of the practice have been lost forever.
MBG: 5 Fun & Impactful Eco-Friendly Activities To Do With Friends
Whenever we make commitments to change our lives for the better—whether it’s cutting carbs or cutting plastic—it’s important to consider the roles our friends and family will play in the transition.
Daily Good: The Lost Words: Reclaiming the Language of Nature
“In early 2015, when the 10,000-entry Oxford children’s dictionary dropped around fifty words related to nature — words like fern, willow, and starling — in favor of terms like broadband and cut and paste, some of the worlds most prominent authors composed an open letter of protest and alarm at this impoverishment of children’s vocabulary and its consequent diminishment of children’s belonging to and with the natural world.
Be The Change
Make a list of your favorite words related to nature.
MNN: Live cam offers rare peek at snowy owl nest
A new live web cam offers a rare glimpse of an active snowy owl nest.
The camera is located in Barrow, Alaska, and is part of the 2019 Snowy Owl Project. This is the 29th year of the project, which studies the owls from June through September.
EarthSky News: Moon near Uranus in July 25 predawn sky
Unless you’re a night owl, you’re not likely to see the moon and the planet Uranus before your bedtime in late July 2019. They’ll come up in the east more or less together around the midnight hour, and then will climb upward during the early morning dark hours.
Patheos-Pagan: Radical Witching: Comfrey and Plantain Salve Recipe
We call it Green Goop and it’s what we smear on wounds, rashes, cold sores, and more. I’ve been making it for some years now, and it’s not vegan, it’s not pretty, and it’s not for sale. It is my down and dirty, cheap and functional herbalism for human survival. Creating it is a deeply sacred and reverent process, even when I swear a lot.
“Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world about him.”
— Virginia Satir
How do you typically communicate? Is it through words, gestures, emotions, thoughts, desires, needs, truths, direct perception or intuition? Do you focus more on the other person or on yourself? Do you typically tell, ask or listen?
For a few days, set an intention to be aware of your communication styles and skills. After you’ve spent some time talking with someone, reflect on what your underlying motives were and what level of depth you reached. Write your insights in your journal.This exercise will help you become more aware and conscious of who you are and why you do what you do.
“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversation with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”
— Thomas Moore
“You must speak straight so that your words may go as sunlight to our hearts.”
A Note from the Universe
It’s not that your life totally rocks except for a few tricky spots, slippery patches, and challenges.
But that your life totally rocks, in large part, because of the tricky spots, slippery patches, and challenges.
Stranger than fiction,
Today’s Recipe: How to Can Your Own Strawberry and Blueberry Jam
During the summer months, I look forward to canning my own homemade strawberry and blueberry jams. People often tell me that they don’t get into canning because they think it’s too hard, however, one of the easiest things to can is homemade jam.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
July 24, 2019
“Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Is there such a thing as luck? It’s hard to argue against it. So much of what we go through can be explained away by luck, either good or bad. One famous saying is that luck is when preparation meets opportunity. I think most of the time we find, or even create, our own luck, just by being ready for it. What if you knew that today was your lucky day? Where would you go, or what would you do, to find your luck?
Daily Tarot: The Pope
Speak and behave respectably and dispel all manner of potential difficulties and obstacles. You don’t have to fake any feelings or opinions you don’t really have. Simply act with decorum and tact, and then take your place on a somewhat bigger stage. Respectability is what will keep things under control and keep it all moving forward. Do as much as you can today and feel gratified.
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