Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 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.
June Events and Holidays
**June 18: Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12
June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice
June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST
June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST
June 21 Father’s Day
Wake up, golden Head! Wake up, Brownie!
Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.
You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
We’ve a lot to do on the first of June.
-Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943)
Spirit Library: Recognise Opportunity (a message from Kate Spreckley)
As our human consciousness expands all aspects of reality are being purged which is activating new systems and structures within us. New consciousness is emerging and with it real and practical changes that will anchor in and support a new way of life.
Rose Quartz: Peace & Love Baby!
Star Signs: Taurus, Libra
Chakra: Heart/ Crown
The soft pink hues of Rose Quartz give this stone a tranquil and soothing feel. It’s been said that using it is like a ” bubble bath for the emotions”. This stone is a wonderful healer of the heart and emotions and it’s gentle energy is also good for children or after any chaotic or crisis situation.
Rose Quartz can also be used for:
Promoting self-love and inner peace
Healing the emotional body
Easing heartache and loneliness
Helping to release old hurts and assists in forgiveness
Promoting love and romance
Magnifying creativity and imagination
Rose Quartz opens the heart chakra and encourages self-acceptance and reminds us that emotions are a gift and should not be buried. it can also provide a balance of yin and yang energy and can attune each chakra to its correct vibrational frequency, or spiritual attunement to loving energy.
(from cat’s Notes)
ThoughtCo: Are Voodoo Dolls Real?
The idea of Voodoo dolls sparks fear and conjures up images of violent and bloodthirsty revenge in popular films, books, and oral histories in North America. These stories report that Voodoo dolls are made by Caribbean cult members who bear a grudge against an enemy.
MBG: What “Holding Space” For Others Really Means + How To Do It
A key phrase you may have been hearing lately is “holding space,” but what does that really mean? The definition of holding space is to be present with someone, without judgment. It means you donate your ears and heart without wanting anything in return. It involves practicing empathy and compassion.
Daily Dream Meaning: Strangulation/Trouble breathing
The dreamer is standing in her own way, either consciously or unconsciously keeping herself from attaining her own dreams due to fear, which can manifest as extreme caution. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge how the dreamer can release herself from that fear.
Astrological parallel: Saturn.
Tarot parallel: The Devil.
3 Pagans And A Cat : Green Witch Plant Profile: Creating “Mock” Strawberry Magick
The other day, I discovered what I thought to be wild strawberries in my yard. Huzzah! As it turns out, the tiny red fruits I found are the product of an invasive plant called False Strawberry, also known as “Mock” Strawberry.
Today’s DIY: How to Make A Magic Sigil – Magical Crafting – Sigil Magic – Witchcraft
Elephant Journal: Letting Go of Attachment to People—the Buddhist Way.
According to Buddhism, all our struggles stem from attachment.
I chuckled the first time I heard this. How is it possible that all my problems are because of attachment? As I scrutinized my life, I realized it was true. My arguments with others emanated from attachment to my opinions
Spiritual Unite: Crown chakraCrown Chakra Opening Experience | 5 Symptoms
When we are ready to proceed with opening our crown chakra, we get to have a soul-riveting experience. It heralds the imminence of the profound embracement that is feeling completely connected and lit up!
EarthSky News: Moon, Venus at dawn June 17, 18, 19
In the predawn/dawn sky these next few mornings – June 17 and 18, 2020 – look first for the slender waning crescent moon. The moon’s illuminated side will be pointing right at the planet Venus, which rises over horizon as the morning darkness is giving way to dawn. On June 19, look for the old, slender moon to be quite close to Venus on the sky’s dome.
Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Summer Solstice as a Solitary Pagan
Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for the Summer Solstice are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Summer Solstice ritual.
Pagan Playlist: Damh The Bard – Antlered crown and standing stone
CO-CREATION STARTS WITH IMAGINATION
“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali
Imagination is a tool of the soul. Our imagination gives us the opportunity to ‘try on’ new qualities and perspectives in our life. Through imagination, we can explore our past, problems, patterns, processes, plans, perceptions, principles, passions and purpose to uncover new possibilities.
Without imagination, we stay stuck in the realm of the material, the past, the superficial and the literal. We remain one-tracked, instinctual and one-dimensional.
Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity, purpose and others.
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'”
— George Bernard Shaw
“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard
A Note from the Universe
All right the reservation’s been made and a Beechcraft 400A private jet with experienced staff, advanced multimedia hookups for every passenger, and faux-leopard-skin sleeper recliners throughout, will be yours for any twenty-one days you choose. Just as soon as you arrange payment of US$368,750. In advance.
Fuel, of course, will be extra. A lot extra.
Now, repeat after me:
“You have to be joking!
Faux leopard skin is so ‘early 2000.’
What else do they have?”
Cool. Now stay with this perspective, because this kind of transaction takes place every single day for those who already have.
Today’s Recipe: 15 Ways to Flavor Lemonade
Tart and sweet, lemonade is a classic beverage for summertime. But you don’t have to stick with the classic lemons and sugar formula all season long. Try one of our 15 boldly flavored lemonades to mix things up. From rhubarb and strawberry to ginger and mint, you’re sure to find a new sippable favorite from this collection of lemonade recipes.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
This day is governed by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, 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.
June 17, 2020
“Though all men be made of one metal, yet they be not cast all in one mold.”
-John Lyly (1554?-1606)
I’ve always heard this “broke the mold” quote and now I know where it came from! Yes, we’re all made up of the same “stuff”: bones, water, muscle tissue, etc. But each one of us is completely and totally unique and individual. Our looks contribute to our individuality, but mostly it’s our character, our values, our interests, our ideas, and our opinions – the “intangible stuff” that “defines” who we are. We are creating our lives, and our individuality, every day.
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
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