Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 30, 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: What Threads do You Need to Release (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently, it may be difficult to maintain a feeling of balance and flow as the old routines, cycles, and patterns, which have governed our lives continue to shift and fall away. The continual need to adjust and adapt to changing circumstances is leaving many hanging by a thread. However, it is an ideal time to make changes, to embody our purpose and to pay attention to the opportunities and possibilities being presented within the chaos.

Read more….

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DIY Décor for Lammas & Lughnasadh – Witchy DIY collab with Lipstick Legion Craft – Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite:

THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF AN OTTER: SYMBOLISM
Otters are strong, playful animals that represent happiness and joy. They have a lot of spiritual symbolism to offer people who are seeking meaning in their lives.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Mushroom Magic and Folklore

Go for a walk in the woods on any given summer day, and you’ll see fungi galore popping up, nestled in amongst the ferns and trees.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: 9 Steps to Zen & Inner Peace by Allison Dienstman

What is the secret to happiness and spiritual expansion? Follow these 9 steps to zen and develop an inner state of balance and tranquility.

Read more….

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MBG: How Your Next Saturn Return Will Affect You Based On Its Zodiac Sign

Saturn returns are astrological phenomena that occur every 30 years or so—and can cause quite the upstir every time they roll around. Here’s what to know about Saturn returns, how to calculate them, and tips for navigating your next one.

Read more….

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How to Dry Herbs | How Dogs Can be Included in Your Craft | A Rambling Q&A

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Today’s DIY: Quieting and Focusing Vetiver and Rosemary Verbenone Roll-on (Aura Cacia newsletter)

This blend of earthy vetiver and sweet rosemary verbenone is a pleasant study aid for easily distracted learners.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: The 10 Largest Forests in the World

Forests cover about 31% of the global land area, though they are responsible for supporting a vast majority of the Earth’s plant and animal species—plenty of which are considered threatened or endangered.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Orion The Hunter Returns Late July Or Early August

Every year, in late July and early August, look eastward as darkness gives way to morning dawn. In a clear sky, you can glimpse the beautiful constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s one of the sky’s most easily seen constellations. Orion always passes behind the sun in Northern Hemisphere spring.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Scribble Me This: Perspectives on Making Sigils
THUMPER FORGE

Back in May, Laura Tempest Zakroff tweeted something that legitimately made me laugh out loud::

Saw a dude exclaiming somewhere to someone else “you can’t make a sigil from symbols!” – Dude WTF do think letters and numbers are?

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Enya – Wild Child (video)

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Inner Journey:

GIVE TO YOURSELF FIRST

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
— Epictetus

Do you want more in your life? More love? More happiness? More money? More satisfaction? Then explore how you can BE more.

In the Delfin Knowledge System, Leslie Fieger advises, “You can have more when you are willing to give more. You must begin this process by giving more to yourself. Give yourself more time; give yourself more attention; give yourself more love; give yourselfmore of what you want. Then decide how to offer the more that you are (and have) to the world and you will receive even more back in return.”

“Let the waters settle you will see stars and moon mirrored in your Being.”
— Rumi

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

The lions and tigers and bears of time and space are really the angels and fairies and unicorns that followed you here, in disguise, from world’s beyond, agreeing to poke, unnerve, and awaken you should you ever begin to forget that you’re making it all up… your life, that is.

Now that’s love –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 17 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. It’s also a Mediterranean cuisine that really rewards simplicity. Give these top-rated recipes for vibrant Greek salads and simple grilled chicken, fish, and lamb dishes a try.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
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. It’s 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.

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Daily Wisdom
July 30, 2021

Virtue
“Society can only be happy and free in proportion as it is virtuous.”

-Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)


Happy and free. Sounds good, doesn’t it? In any society growth starts with the individual. One by one, each of us contributes to the whole in our own unique way. By being virtuous we’re helping ourselves, and also helping the entire world

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Restlessness and boredom could slow you down and take you off on some unintended tangent. If you can’t break free of the usual routine today, do what’s necessary and perhaps schedule more delicate tasks for another time when it will be easier to be precise and attend to details. Know your own limits and if possible don’t take on something that will only frustrate you. If you must, start slow.

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/

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….

Read more….

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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/

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.

Read more….

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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/

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.

Read more….

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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/

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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read 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.

Read more…..

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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.

Read more…..

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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.

Read more….

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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.

Read more….

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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”.

Read more….

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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!

Read more….

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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.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 22, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 22, 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: Harness Your Energy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The process of transformation is often unpredictable, confusing and uncomfortable as we are driven to shed the past and open to the new. The past few weeks have seen a definite increase in intensity which, is facilitating the release of many of the old structures that have governed our world.

Read more….

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Kalevala (epic folk metal)

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Spiritual Unite: LYNX SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – USE YOUR PATIENCE
The Lynx spirit animal appears in your life when there are hidden forces in your life.

Lynx spirit animal symbolizes:

Perception and the unseen.
Loyalty.
Growth and skill.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space

In many magical traditions, it is considered important to purify or cleanse a space before any sort of ritual can take place. There are several different ways of doing this, and how you do it will depend in part upon the rules or guidelines of your tradition. If you’re a solitary, or your tradition is eclectic, then you may choose the method that works best for you.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions 6 Spiritual Lessons Our Cats Can Teach Us
TOM RAPSAS

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Most people fall into one camp or the other. I am proudly a cat person, not that it has always been that way. I started out as a dog person.

Read more….

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MBG: What Each Sign Should Know About The Upcoming Full Moon In Aquarius

July’s full moon in Aquarius is hitting the sky this Friday night at 10:37 p.m. EDT, and that means something a bit different for each of the 12 zodiac signs. To find out how each sign should approach this full moon, we got the AstroTwins’ take. Here’s what they had to say.

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Spirituality & Health: Form a Goddess Circle, Find Your Sacred Self BY WINTER ROSS
From small sisterhoods of support to full-fledged ceremonies to the unity of all things, there’s a Goddess circle for you.

Read more……

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Today’s DIY: How to make a Corn Dolly for Lammas, Mabon, Samhain, Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: 6 Louise Hay Self-Affirmations to Rewire Unhealthy Thinking Patterns.

I’m really good at beating myself up.
Always have been. In fact, I’m a pro.

I can nitpick every single one of my flaws for hours on end, I need to get everything right the first time round and God forbid I make any mistakes. Yup, I’m the type-A perfectionist overachieving woman.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Get Way Up Close and Personal With Beluga Whales

People aren’t the only ones traveling this summer. In July and August, more than 57,000 beluga whales will migrate from the Arctic to the warmer waters of the Churchill River in Manitoba, Canada.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Jupiter At Opposition On August 19-20, Now At Its Best

In 2021, mighty Jupiter will be in opposition to the sun on the night of August 19-20. That’s when Earth will fly between the sun and Jupiter. Our faster motion will place Jupiter opposite the sun in our sky. Jupiter is always bright, but it’s brightest at opposition, or near opposition. In late July and early August, you’ll find Jupiter easily as a blazing light, rising in the east not long after sunset. But Jupiter at opposition will be rising in the east at sunset. It’ll be shining in our sky like a tiny sun, all night long

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Miracles, Myths, and Magic
JOHN BECKETT

I recently receives a comment that was more of a question for the next Conversations Under the Oaks (and that’s a perfectly acceptable thing to do, in case you’re wondering.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Japanese Fantasy Music – Bushido

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Inner Journey: Play with the growth journey!

“Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.”
— Max Eastman

Banish bad baggage, backward beliefs, boring boundaries, big blocks and belittling blame by building your beingness bridge by becoming a beautiful, bold, balanced, broadminded, boundless being.

“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.”
— Anthony J. D’Angelo

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Not what you should do, but what you want to do; let this be your guiding light, forevermore.

I see you shining,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Offerings for Aphrodite and Apollo (from The Kitchen Witch Cook Book)
Hey everyone! I’m back, and I have a suggestion/idea for offerings to Apollo and Aphrodite. This is really easy to make, and uses things almost everyone has access to! You can offer these to the gods/dedicate it to them and use it to make specialized teas!

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
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. It’s 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.

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Daily Wisdom
July 22, 2021

Names
“What signifies knowing the Names,
if you know not the Natures of things.”

-Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


It’s fascinating when we look at the etymology behind words. So many words really match the object they represent. When we look at the botanical names of plants, we find that the Latin root refers to the nature of the particular flower. I love reading baby name books because they lend insight into the origin of a person’s name. As we grow, our name changes and evolves with us. We may have a nick-name when we’re little, and choose something more formal when we get older. We may pick up names given to us by our friends and loved-ones. Many of us change our names when we marry. And when we have children, we take on the name “Mom” or “Dad.” I know several people who have chosen a new name for themselves to reflect who they are today. It’s our prerogative, since we know ourselves best.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

Great wealth is available to you today. It may not be monetary, but some of it just may be. Look around you, do your best, and take measure of all the opportunities that are being given to you today. This might be the start of an upturn in your well-being and status with co-workers or family members. Feel rich and blessed. The World says you are!

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 21, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 21, 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: Breaking the Mold of the Past (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This week the incoming energies are greatly amplified and will continue to bring more than a few important shifts. So much is being cleared as what is outdated and no longer relevant is being highlighted. We are being shaken out of what is familiar so that we may break the mold of the past.

Read more….

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Queen Anne’s Lace vs. Poison Hemlock: Identify the differences in the wild!

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Spiritual Unite: TURKEY SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – SHARE GRATITUDE FOR ABUNDANCE
When the turkey is your spirit animal, you are resonating with Mother Earth and the natural world.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Deities of the Fields

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.

Read more….

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MBG: Confidence & Glamour, Incoming: 6 Ways To Welcome This Leo Season

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign, no matter what your Sun sign horoscope may be. Leo season 2021 is from July 22 to August 22.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: How to Make Lammas DIY Incense for celebrating Lughnasadh – Witchcraft – Wicca – Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: Chiron is in Retrograde—& Everything You Need to know about How that Affects You.

In astrology, Chiron is known as the “wounded healer.”
It represents our deepest wound and our efforts to heal.

The comet was named after the centaur in Greek mythology who was both a healer and a teacher.

Read more….

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Treehugger: How Are Rainbows Formed? Overview and Ideal Conditions
Light waves exhibit colorful behavior as they travel from air to water and back.

Rainbows are a welcome sight after drab and dreary rainstorms. However, despite being one of weather’s most beloved phenomena, they can’t be forecast.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Full Moon, Saturn, Jupiter July 23-24

We in North America often call the July full moon the Buck Moon, Hay Moon or Thunder Moon. That’s because, at this time of year, buck deer begin to grow velvety antlers. Meanwhile, farmers are loading hay in their barns, amid the summer season’s frequent thunder showers. On the night of July 23-24, watch as the planets Saturn and Jupiter follow the moon westward across the nighttime sky

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Patheos-Pagan: Celtica Pipes Rock live at Montelago 2017

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Inner Journey: Be aware of duty

“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart.”
— Pearl S. Buck

Many of us have been taught to do our duty. What reaction does this bring up for you?

For me, ‘doing my duty’ often means doing something I really don’t want to do. My heart’s not in it. When this is the case, tasks may get done but there’s no gift to the world. We do not truly serve if we give to others with resentment.

Perhaps we need to give ourselves permission to say no and look after our own needs. When our own needs are met, we are much more likely to want to give from a full heart.

It’s not selfish to look after ourselves — it’s essential!

“Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.”
— Albert Einstein

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Excuse me, but I would like to tell you in the strictest of confidence that there’s a massive conspiracy playing out to help you go where you’ve never gone before.

That’s all I can tell you.

Down low,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Food spices and their Powers ( Kitchen Witch CookBook)

BASIL (Ocimum basilicum)
Powers: Wealth, Success, Beauty, Luck, Love, Protection, Happiness, Luck while traveling, Reconciliation

CARDAMON (Elettaria cardamomum)
Powers: Lust, Love

Read more….

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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 21, 2021

Names
“We do what we must, and call it by the best names we can.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Do you ever find yourself at a loss for words? Sometimes things can be beyond description. We can feel them, but it is difficult to express the significance or the impact they have on us. Sometimes we can communicate best in the silence, without letting words get in the way.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 20, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 20, 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: Time of Deep Collective & Individual Healing (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently, there is a heaviness to the energy which is difficult to escape as we are being forced to confront what needs to be changed both on a collective level and an individual level. The despair, pain and suffering in the world is becoming more and more evident as recent events shake our current situations and expose the shadows.

Read more….

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HOW TO WORSHIP ODIN

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Spiritual Unite: PANDA SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – BALANCE NEED FOR PEACE WITH SOCIAL TIME
The panda spirit animal represents gentle strength, inner peace and emotional sensitivity.

These concepts are essential to you and becoming conscious of them will help you to achieve balance within yourself.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Quarter Days and Cross Quarter Days

In some modern Pagan traditions, including some forms of NeoWicca, the eight sabbats or holidays are divided into two groups: the fire festivals, or cross quarter days, and the quarter festivals. Some belief systems celebrate only one group — either the quarter or cross quarter days — and others mark all eight each year

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Spirituality & Health: 7 Ways to Sharpen Your Intuition by Rochelle Bourgault

“Intuition can become mute, stifled, or drowned out when we find ourselves out of balance. Here are some ways to help you get grounded so that you can reconnect with that inner voice.”

Read more….

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Spiritual and Healing Properties of Opal
Semi-Precious Healing Stone Used in Crystal Therapy

In metaphysical circles or crystal therapy, opals are a semi-precious water element gemstone that is known to be helpful for enhancing dreamwork, assisting spiritual journeys, or a number of other healing purposes.

Read more….

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Seahorse Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle, Totem Animal, Power Animal, Magical Crafting

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Elephant Journal: Aquarius Full Moon: 2 Things to Remember, 2 Things to Do & 1 Ritual to Help. {July 23}

The Aquarius Full Moon is Friday, July 23rd (at 9:36 PM CST).
And…it is also August 22nd.

Whoa! Two Aquarius Full Moons back to back. Is that possible? Yup!

It’s happening.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 3 Types of Biodiversity: Overview and Importance
Biodiversity is an insurance policy for life on the planet.

Biological diversity, or “biodiversity,” refers to variability found at all levels of biology. Biodiversity is commonly broken down into three levels or types: genetic diversity, species diversity, and ecosystem diversity. While these types of biodiversity are each interrelated, the forces driving each type of biodiversity vary.

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EarthSky News: M17 Is The Omega Nebula

The Omega Nebula – aka Messier 17 or M17 – is barely visible to the unaided eye on a dark, moonless night. To see it, it’s best to use binoculars or low power on a telescope. The Omega Nebula is very near another prominent nebula, known as Messier 16, the Eagle Nebula, home nebula of the famous Pillars of Creation photograph. These two closely-knit patches of haze readily fit within the same binocular field of view.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Relationship Between Trust and Magick
IRISANYA MOON

I really had no idea how to totle this blog on magick.

I know what I want to say and how I want to say it, but I had no idea how to summarize it in a few words. So, ignore the title.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: ☼ Majestic Moon ☼ music by Michael Brings ☼

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Inner Journey:

BALANCE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL

“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You could always send a golden thought balloon!!!

To the most rocking possible version of your future self, and thank them for reaching back to you with inspiration, hunches, instincts, and impulses, to help you bridge all gaps, connect all dots, and leap tall buildings.

You know, to bring about your quickest merger.

Love mergers,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sangria Recipes


Made of sweetened wine packed with fresh fruit and sometimes spiked with liquor, sangria is a colorful and refreshing drink for summer parties.

Read more….

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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 20, 2021

Names
“Let us make distinctions, call things by the right names.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Language is an art and a science. We have so many words for things, each of which distinguishes itself in some particular way. As we learn and grow, we become more discerning. We understand the differences between the details, and why they are valuable.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

No matter what is on the schedule, you may need to step out and start something else new and exciting. Your regular duties and usual work won’t be neglected. You’ll just realize that there are other wonderful things that you do not want to postpone nor neglect any longer. This kind of dynamic spirit makes the day go fast and makes everything easier. Have a great day!

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 19, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 19, 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: Let Go of Distractions (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The form and structure of our world continues to dissolve bringing to a close certain aspects of our lives and our reality. We are being forced to let go of the past and the foundations of our reality which have sustained the dysfunctional facets of life on Earth. As a result, we are being urged to heal the ancient wounds of the past which have kept us stuck in continuous cycles of pain and suffering.

Read more….

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10 Minutes Deep Relaxing Meditation with Tibetan Singing Bowls ! Chakras Tune-up !!!

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL AWAKENING AND HEADACHES
Spiritual Awakening And Headaches: As we experience a spiritual awakening and our energies shift to a higher frequency.

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ThoughtCo: 5 Easy Decorating Ideas for Lammas/Lughansadh

Need some quick and affordable decorating ideas for Lammas/Lughnasadh? Here are some tips on how to bring the season into your home without breaking your bank account!

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MBG: Astrologers Say The Planet Of Beauty & Romance Will Shake Things Up This Week

This week marks the start of Leo season and the arrival of a rare second full moon in Aquarius. Here’s your horoscope, from the AstroTwins.

Love and fashion go full-on Victorian as Venus downshifts into virtuous Virgo this Wednesday, July 21

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Daily Good: Practicing the Art of Wonder: Lessons from the Hummingbird

My work is loving the world.

  • Mary Oliver –

Practicing the Art of Wonder: Lessons from the Hummingbird

“A Broad-billed Hummingbird hangs for a few seconds, not three feet away. The brilliant sapphire gorget flashes for an instant, and then the tiny bird is gone in a shot, his raspy cry fading like a lost thought into the oaks. I close my eyes and try to feel the impact that the hundreds of hummingbirds I’ve seen over the past few days have had on my psyche. The swirl of their presence, their diminutive size, their radiant color, their adroit quickness, their bickering flurries, all seep into me, and finally well up into awed appreciation, just for their being in the world. Past, future, and self fall away. In that moment, Ive become the planet-as-human, in wonder at hummingbirds, feeling them as part of the splendor of life.” { read more }

Be The Change

Practice the art of wonder through radical presence today.

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The 5 Realms of THE UPPER WORLD – Alberto Villoldo

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Elephant Journal: Reclaiming our Power through the “Chakra System”—& 3 steps to Get Started.

What does reclaiming your power even mean?
This isn’t about having power over someone else. It isn’t about being better than the next person. It isn’t ego-fueled in any capacity. What means is remembering who you are and what you stand for, and owning it.

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Treehugger: Marine Life Shines in Ocean Conservancy Photo Contest
Who can resist a grinning balloonfish?

There’s a sea lion blowing bubbles, a bubblefish that looks like it’s grinning, and a teeny seahorse floating away.

These are the winners in the Ocean Conservancy’s 2021 Photo Contest. Featured animals included many species of sharks, seals, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, sea lions, eels, whales, penguins, and other types of marine life.

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EarthSky News: Watch For The Moon And The Scorpion

July is a grand time of year to learn to recognize the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. If you’re in the city – with no dark sky – you probably won’t see the entire constellation. But you can still see the star that represents the Scorpion’s Heart, a bright red star called Antares. Our chart shows the nights of July 19, 20 and 21, 2021, when the moon will approaching this star and then passing it. Watch for the moon on these nights! Despite its glare, Antares’ red color might be noticeable.

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Patheos-Pagan: 5 Ways to Get Off of a Spiritual Plateau
JOHN BECKETT

You may have seen the meme going around social media that says “progress is not linear.’ It shows a figure moving along a mountainous terrain: lots of ups and downs before a final climb to the top.

Read more….

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Danu’s Irish Herb Garden: Making Medicine with Mullein

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Inner Journey: 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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

However much you give, more than that will be given to you.

Take the bait,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: One-Bite Thai “Flavor Bomb” Salad Wraps (Miang Kham)

This is one of the most delicious, most exciting appetizers of all time. I’ve only had my mind blown a few times, but when I tried miang kham, that was one of those times. A savory, yet sweet sauce pulls together the intense, immense flavors that these salad bombs hold, and they’re perfect for serving at parties.

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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 19, 2021

Names
Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

-Shakespeare (1564-1616)


Shakespeare has a point here in that a name is a label, and in many cases, merely an identifier. But at the same time, those letters, and syllables, come to signify something to us that is meaningful. The word alone conveys the meaning that we have attached to it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Possibly a romantically disquieting day, you may begin to suspect that your love is not being returned, at least not in kind. Or perhaps you can’t bring yourself to return the affections of an ardent admirer. This might feel even worse. The head and heart don’t always speak the same language or have the same opinions. Be strong and as kind as you can.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 16, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 16, 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: Keep Your Light Strong (a message from Kate Spreckley)

There has been a significant increase in the incoming energies this week which is stoking the fires of transformation. We are navigating our way through another round of break down and the conclusion of our connection to the past. As a result, we are seeing the shadow aspect of humanity rising to be embraced by the light. With every challenge we are given a choice to either focus on fear or to see the bigger picture of what is emerging.

Read more….

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Yeyeo Botanica: Choosing a Spiritual Path | Things I wish I knew

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING: SEEING A WHITE BUTTERFLY SYMBOLISM
A white butterfly is a beautiful winged creature that can signify many things. Do you want to know what it means if you see one

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ThoughtCo: Lugh, Master of Skills

Similar to the Roman god Mercury, Lugh was known as a god of both skill and the distribution of talent. There are countless inscriptions and statues dedicated to Lugh, and Julius Caesar himself commented on this god’s importance to the Celtic people.

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MBG: What Reversals In Tarot Really Mean & How To Read Them

If you’re familiar with tarot and have experimented with your own tarot readings, you may have noticed each card has a general meaning, as well as a “reverse” meaning, should you pull it upside down. But the truth is, people disagree on how important reversals really are. Here’s what you should know the next time you pull a card in reverse

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Daily Good: Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul

Our longings are a unique manifestation of the universe’s longings. In listening to the depths of life, within our lives and within every life, we will hear the longings of the One that are deeper than the fears that divide us.

  • John Philip Newell –

Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul

“We know things in the core of our being that we have not necessarily been taught. And some of this deep knowing may actually be at odds with what our culture or religion or nation has tried to teach us. This book is about reawakening to what we know in the depths of our being, that the earth is sacred, and that this sacredness is at the heart of every human being and life-form. To awaken again to this deep knowing is to be transformed in the ways we choose to live and relate and act.” John Philip Newell is a modern-day Celtic bard and spiritual teacher in the prophetic tradition who communicates across the boundaries of religion and race, following in the footsteps of other “wandering” teachers from the Celtic diaspora scattered across the centuries. What follows is an excerpt from his new book, “Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul.” { read more }

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Rose of Jericho Prosperity Magic – Money Draw Spell, Green Witch, Magical Crafting – Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: Ayurveda: Restore your Inner Balance with these 3 Doshas

When individuals discover Ayurveda, they hear of the three Doshas—the three constitutions or mind-body types that make up the body.

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Treehugger: What Causes Hail in the Summer?
An unlikely blend of thunderstorms and icy temperatures results in hail.


Hail, the irregularly shaped lumps of ice that tumble out of the sky during thunderstorms, is a puzzling precipitation type. It’s made of ice and common during the spring and summer months, yet it resembles winter’s sleet and graupel

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EarthSky News:Coathanger: Looks Like Its Name

The Coathanger or Brocchi’s cluster is a tiny asterism – a pattern of stars that is not a constellation. This star formation looks exactly like its namesake, and is amazingly easy to make out through binoculars. The whole trick to viewing the Coathanger is to know just where to look.

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Patheos-Pagan: Color Out of Chaos: Forms of Magic and the Chaos Star
THUMPER FORGE

Hey, you know what? We haven’t talked about Chaos Magic in, like, forever. Let’s get back on that.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: The Sacred Feminine Within ✧ Songs of Native Women

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Inner Journey:

JOURNEY HOME

“Everything seeks its source.”
— a universal principle

Our spiritual journey unfolds through 2 stages.

THE PATH OF PERSONALITY – We arise from the one source of all, to be born as individuals in a world of form. In this physical world, we experience separation and limitation. This is a time of immersion in a world of effects, form, ego, distortion, illusion and pain.
THE PATH OF SOUL – When we have experienced enough pain, we find our way back home to our spiritual source. We let go of the illusion of separation to embrace unity and wholeness. We work with cause instead of effects.
Paradoxically, it’s only with a strong and healthy personality that we become capable of expressing soul. WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR PATH? Are you struggling to do more and have more? Are you aware of your soul challenging you to open to the bigger picture of life?

“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to – you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Believe me, I know all about it. I know the stress. I know the frustration. I know the temptations of time and space. We worked this out ahead of time. They’re part of the plan. We knew this stuff might happen. Actually, you insisted they be triggered whenever you were ready to begin thinking thoughts you’ve never thought before.

Good on you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon)

This easy and refreshing starter featuring cantaloupe and cured ham (Parma ham for instance) can also be served as an appetizer: just cut the cantaloupe into bite-size pieces, wrap them with ham and spear them on skewers for a colorful snack! Use superior quality Italian ham for best results

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
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. It’s 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.

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Daily Wisdom
July 16, 2021

Progress
“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)


To progress we must make the effort. We must forge ahead. We must put ourselves out there and be open to experiences that challenge us. We can start right where we are, by knowing where we want to go

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit

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/