Cat’s Morning Bits for July 14, 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:Joy as a Light in the World (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Tuesday, 13 July, 2021
Tension continues to be a theme this week which is inspiring us to explore innovative and creative ways of finding liberation and freedom from that which is oppressive and restrictive. We are being challenged in a way that can bring feelings of anger and frustration if we are not able to channel this energy is a healthy way. Bear in mind that if we harness this creative energy we can tap into our innate capacity for joy and express this as a light in the world.
Eros and Psyche: When the God of Love falls in Love – Greek Mythology in Comics – See U in History
Spiritual Unite: THE SYMBOLISM OF A SUNFLOWER: WHAT DOES THIS FLOWER REPRESENT?
The sunflower is a symbol of sunshine, cheerfulness, and warmth. It also represents hope and abundance
ThoughtCo: Recipes for the Lammas Sabbat
Lammas, or Lughnasadh, is the time of year when the gardens are in full bloom. From root vegetables to fresh herbs, so much of what you need is right there in your own back yard or at the local farmer’s market. Let’s take advantage of the gifts of the garden, and cook up a feast to celebrate the first harvest at Lammas!
Spirituality & Health: Benzoin Resin: What It Is and How to Use It
The Health and Energy-Clearing Benefits of Benzoin Resin
by Kathryn Drury Wagner
Benzoin resin can be good for clearing energy and bringing health. This vanilla-like resin can reportedly boost mood, too.
Often mentioned in aromatherapy guides and popular in incense, benzoin has an uplifting, warm scent that reminds many people of vanilla. Fans of this sacred resin burn it to clear negative energy, to alleviate sadness and depression, to boost mood, and to attract prosperity. But you may have wondered: What exactly is benzoin resin?
Treehugger: 10 Impressive Facts About Glacier Bay National Park
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located on the southeastern coast of Alaska, between the Gulf of Alaska and Canada. One of the largest international protected areas on Earth at nearly 3.3 million acres, this stunning national park contains thundering mountains, temperate forests, a variety of unique protected species, and some of the world’s most iconic glaciers.
EarthSky News: Moon And Spica July 15, 16 And 17
As darkness falls on July 15, 16 and 17, 2021, let the moon introduce you to Spica. It’s the brightest star to light up the constellation Virgo the Maiden. Once every month, as the moon makes its monthly rounds in front of the constellations of the zodiac, the moon sweeps by Spica. This blue-white gem of a star counts as Virgo’s sole 1st-magnitude star.
Patheos-Pagan: The Best System of Magick
Those who decide to immerse themselves in magick, or witchcraft are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Is one modality superior to the others?
Pagan Playlist: Omnia – Pagan Folk Lore
THINK FOR YOURSELF
“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
— Rita Mae Brown
Where do you need to think for yourself?
When we begin to cultivate awareness of our thoughts and emotions, we begin to see just how much we live according to other people’s and society’s beliefs and actions. Don’t get upset by this. Just get in touch with how you really think and feel inside and begin to express your authenticity.
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
— Alan Keightley
A Note from the Universe
Sometimes one can learn much more about life, love, and happiness…
And when they allow themselves to learn what there is to learn, rather than resist their present circumstances their life will be transformed and that which was, will be no more.
So happy for you,
Today’s Recipe: Pisto Manchego
My simple version of a traditional Spanish vegetarian classic. This dish originates from Castilla la Mancha–hence the name–pisto manchego. Packed with flavor, this will light up any dinner table
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 14, 2021
“Each step upward makes me feel stronger and fit for the next step.”
-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)
One day at a time. One step at a time. Sometimes this journey is a struggle, like we’re trying to conquer some huge mountain. But as long as we keep going, we make progress. And our progress encourages us to keep going. We’re flexing our spiritual muscles, and getting stronger all the time
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Star
Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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