Cat’s Morning Bits for June 25, 2019
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.
Oh that it were with me
As with the flower;
Blooming on its own tree
For butterfly and bee
Its summer morns:
That I might bloom mine hour
A rose in spite of thorns.
-Christina Rossetti (1830-94)
Spiritual Unite: Raven Spirit Animal Meaning – Mysterious And Creative
The raven spirit animal comes into your life when you are seeking guidance from higher powers.
It symbolises mystery, wisdom, intellect and creativity. It can also symbolise mischief and intimidation as (partly) negative traits.
Pioneer Thinking: Yogurt Remedies
I didn’t grow up eating yogurt, I got introduced to it as an adult. At first, I was unimpressed, but I’ve gotten used to it, and I love some of the uses it can be put to. Many people point to its uses in cooking, and there are quite a few uses, but I’m more impressed by the other things it can be used for
MBG: Weekly Horoscope: There’s An Important Quarter Moon Coming Our Way
This week, the AstroTwins break down three major astrological transits we have in store.
Neptune squares with Venus on Monday, and it’ll leave us all feeling scatterbrained.
Too much of a good thing is, well, not a good thing. But everyone’s susceptible to overdoing it this Monday, June 24, as nebulous Neptune crashes into a boundary-challenging square with decadent Venus
Daily Good: The Gift of Humility
The act of receiving a gift from another requires recognition of our dependence on those around us. Yet it can be difficult for us to live in a space where we’re confronted with the notion of giving up control. “From the air we breathe, to the body we each inhabit, we are living a profound gift, and yet, we can struggle to see and relate to life as a gift,” writes Colette Lafia, a San Francisco-based spiritual director, workshop leader, and writer. In this article from gratefulness.org, Lafia examines how we can bring more gratitude into our lives by accepting humility as a component of our humanness, and offers a practice to cultivate greater togetherness.
Elephant Journal: How to Ward off Bad Energy using Sage & Palo Santo.
Have you ever used a bundle of sage and palo santo to ward off the bad energy or envy and to fill yourself up with goodness?
You should, it really works! You light the bundle on fire to clear the energy in your physical space—and you can even sage yourself.
MNN: How to identify a tree by its bark
Glance at a tree and you no doubt first look at its leaves. There are all sorts of interesting shapes and sizes, and often people will learn to recognize a species based on its leaf fingerprint. Other times, you can recognize a tree by its flowers.
EarthSky News: Come to know the Summer Triangle
We in the Northern Hemisphere can see the Summer Triangle for part of the night at any time of the year. But seeing it in summer is the most fun! As suggested by its name, the Summer Triangle is most prominent during the summer season, for us at mid-northern latitudes. Seeing the Summer Triangle again and again on summer nights is a deep pleasure that adds to the enjoyment of this season.
Patheos-Pagan: Spinning Without Motion Between Three Elements…
One looks with both eyes at the tip of the nose, sits upright in a comfortable position, and holds the heart to the centre in the midst of conditions. In Taoism, it is called the yellow castle, in Buddhism the centre of the midst of conditions. The two are the same. It does not necessarily mean the middle of the head.
LISTEN TO THE QUIET VOICE INSIDE
“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen
What ideas are teasing you these days?
Are you aware of any little gems floating around your consciousness these days? Charged little thoughts that beckon you to pay attention to them? Inspiration and intuition often bring powerful new ideas to us very subtly, very quietly. When you become aware of being teased by an idea, follow it!
“Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!”
— Les Brown
Today’s Deity: Skadi (Norse)
Known as the snowshoe goddess, Skadi is the Norse giant goddess of winter, hunting, and skiing. She rules over mountains, wildernesses, winter, revenge, knowledge, damage, justice, and independence. Passionate in her pursuits, especially in the pursuit of justice, Skadi is also determined to live how she wants and not be told by the gods of Asgard.
A Note from the Universe
Sometimes when circumstances or disappointments bump you off track, it’s the beginning of an even bigger dream coming true, that could not have come true on the track you were on.
Always, always –
Daily Tarot: The Sun
Not only may you be inherently happy today, you’ll be able to explore all manner of intellectual problems, puzzles, and concerns. Great satisfaction can come from even the smallest insight, and if you can connect with the right person, you may have a conversation that will enrich and inform you for months to come. You may be attracted to more difficult problems today, and you’ll be up to the challenge.
Today’s Recipe: Fresh Mango Shake
A mango shake is a refreshing drink for summers and extremely simple to make!
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
June 25 2019
“Red has been praised for its nobility of the color of life. But the true color of life is not red. Red is the color of violence, or of life broken open, edited, and published.” -Alice Meynell, The Color of Life, 1896
I don’t think there are any “bad” colors – just different emotions and connotations that we associate with them, just like we do with anything else. Red it interesting that way- it’s vibrant and bold – and yet can signal danger, and heat. Like anything, it’s our own perception that we impose on it.
Pioneer Thinking: DIY Lip Balm Recipes
These homemade recipes don’t contain preservatives, artificial colors or sweeteners. They are made with natural wax, oils and essential oils. If you can follow a simple recipe then you will have no problem making your own lip balms. Try these lip moisturizing recipes
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