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.
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.
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 So much is being cleared as what is outdated and no longer relevant is being highlighted.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.
Queen Anne’s Lace vs. Poison Hemlock: Identify the differences in the wild!
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.
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.
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.
Today’s DIY: How to Make Lammas DIY Incense for celebrating Lughnasadh – Witchcraft – Wicca – Magical Crafting
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.
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.
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
Patheos-Pagan: Celtica Pipes Rock live at Montelago 2017
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
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.
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
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
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.
July 21, 2021
“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
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.
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