Cat’s Morning Bits for July 7, 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
Isis: the Goddess Who Poisoned the Sun – Egyptian Mythology Explained
ORANGE CAT SYMBOLISM | EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Almost every animal holds some sort of symbolic meaning for us.
ThoughtCo: The Magic of Crows and Ravens
Both crows and ravens have appeared in a number of different mythologies throughout the ages. In some cases, these black-feathered birds are considered an omen of bad tidings, but in others, they may represent a message from the Divine. Here are some fascinating crow and raven folklore to ponder.
Patheos / New Visions
Listening to Sacred Stillness: Rocking and Feeling the Breeze
This summer is an excellent opportunity foe us to spend some time rocking and feeling the breeze.
The last year and a half have been full of anxiety and fear for many of us.
MBG: The Chakra-Balancing Routine That Helps Me Start Every Morning With A Clear Mind
I began experiencing anxiety in my late 20s and can still vividly remember the first time I had a panic attack in public: The accelerated heart rate, sweaty palms, and panicked thoughts alerted me that something was off. Anxiety takes many forms, and it’s been a long journey for me to understand how mine works.
The Jotunar | Understanding the Giants of Norse Mythology
Elephant Journal: These 10 Jim Morrison Quotes are like Music for the Soul.
Even on the 50th anniversary of his death (July 3rd, 2021), crowds gathered at Jim Morrison’s tomb in Paris’s Père Lachaise cemetery in the pouring rain to pay homage to him.
Treehugger: How to Grow Gorgeous Sunflowers: Plant Care Tips
Sunflowers have a way of making gardens brighter and happier. They make beautiful and summery cut flowers for vases and bouquets. Sunflowers are also an excellent source of food for the wildlife in your area.
EarthSky News: Summer Triangle Star: Altair Spins Fast!
The bright star Altair, aka Alpha Aquilae, shines as the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle. Mostly known for being one of the three Summer Triangle stars, this star is distinctive in its own right. It’s only 16.8 light-years away from Earth, making it one of our nearest stellar neighbors. Plus, it has two more noteworthy features.
Patheos-Pagan: The Morrigan Didn’t Call You Up Just To Smack You Down
I’ve written a lot about the Morrigan over the years – much of it at her direction. And I get questions about the Morrigan, especially from people who are just starting out.
Pagan Playlist: Wiccan Goddess Chant
REVIEW AND RECOMMIT
“Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just think: When we are driving, we know where we want to go and we plot out our route. When we plan and prepare a meal, we follow a recipe and monitor the food as it cooks.
How much attention do we give to planning the direction of our lives?
Taking the time to review our quality of life gives us a chance to re-evaluate what we are doing and where we want to go. It lets us fine-tune our direction, to ensure we are on track for what we most want.
Stop and think about your last 6 months. What did you learn? What would you like to do differently? Where do you want to recommit?
“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
— A. A. Milne
“Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident.”
— Chuck Knox
A Note from the Universe
Very often when you just can’t decide between two or more options, It’s because the answer that would most give you peace is actually, “None of the above.”
But not always.
Today’s Recipe: Avocado Watermelon Salad
This is a very healthy, yet delightfully different salad. A flavorful addition could be small slices of red onion.
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.
June 7, 2021
“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”
-Helen Keller (1914)
Excellence is difficult to measure. In the Olympics there is a judging system of points and scores to compare the athlete’s performances. But when it comes to our day to day lives, excellence for each one of us is doing the best that we can do. We know when we’re slacking off. We know when we can do better. We’re the only ones who can make that judgment accurately. And when we do strive for excellence, when we put ourselves out there and really give it our all, we know it, we can feel it.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Justice
A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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