happy 4th of july and a new moon on monday

olive is ready to rumble when the fireworks rumble
Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Olive is ready for the noisy fireworks this year with her new thunder shirt - which is supposed to support her in feeling secure. Has anyone tried this?

This is one of Olive's least favorite days of the year

(surpassed only by the days she is forced to eat actual dog food)

maybe this will be her first 4th not spent shivering and salivating under the bed. Fingers crossed.

There is a Cancer New Moon on Monday!

We are overflowing with Cancer energy right now - I hope someone is tracking pregnancy statistics.

Many of us will be 'crabby' - which will probably last about two and a half days unless you have some specific and stressful Cancerian aspects in your chart. It is a good time to not take things personally - since things are fluid and Cancers have that soft belly - making everyone just a little bit more sensitive.

Anyone who has gone into their 'shell' now, should probably be left alone there.

Better to entice them out when the time is right than try to shake them out or start banging on their shell to wake them up. Hard shell coupled with soft belly makes this a perfect time for any chronic back problems to act up or hidden ones to emerge so maybe hit the pool, water is our friend, instead of the gym if possible.

Our intuition will be very strong now. Lots of home and nostalgia stuff will probably be coming up for everyone. Deep inside, Cancer is a very powerful sign, they have the ability to stand up for what they think is right and they have lots of perseverance. They can do great on their own provided they don't let their emotions get the better of them and provided they have the stability they need. This is the kind of the energy we have available right now so ways you can find to work with this in your own life will benefit you.

The new moon is a great time for affirmations (the beginning time when things are still hidden - think seeds in the ground) - some Cancerian (I don't know why spellcheck keeps trying to correct this word - it looks so pretty) affirmations I am setting (to give you an idea of what you do with this energy):

1. I easily attract, recognize and purchase the right happy home for my family (home)
2. I easily handle my finances in ways that create a stable base I can count on (stability)
3. I easily and joyously learn from all the significant events in my life (growth)
4. I am aware of early childhood experiences in a way that frees me from unwholesome patterns (childhood)
5. I easily am vulnerable in ways that evoke positive acceptance and support from others (vulnerability, intimacy)
6. All nonconstructive, overemotional responses are lifted from me (pretty please)
7. I easily find myself defining goals for myself that empower me (decisiveness)
8. I easily take action leading to successfully restoring my gut health (stomach health)
9. I attract right information that leads to the healing of my digestive system (stomach health)
10. I win the lottery (what the hell)

Also a good time for any affirmations having to do with mothers, food, clinginess, breast health - any Cancer stuff.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a happy frame of mind - always make affirmations from a positive place - write your affirmations down by hand, speak them out loud - I always write my affirmations on strips of paper and put them into a bowl of rice so I can mix them around every now and then with my fingers if things get stagnant - then release your attention from them knowing that your intention is known. Know these things are already yours. xo


DancingMooney said...

Happy 4th Cat!

I've never purchased a thunder shirt for Sarah, but I've heard of them, and have considered getting one for her, on her bad days... she's not afraid of fire works, thankfully, so we're not worried about today, but she's a high anxiety dog that has her days, and I've always felt like one of those shirts would help calm her anxiety.

A few years ago when we watched the movie Temple Grandin, where she helps farmers learn to keep their cows in more peaceful ways and one of them was, when they are branded, she designed a 'squeeze box' for them, so that they would feel hugged while being branded... and she even made a squeeze box for herself at home, on days she was feeling down (high functioning autistic woman)... anyways, I've always remembered that detail about the movie and when Sarah has bad days I tell her I'm going to put her in a squeeze box, haha... give her a hug around her chest and just hold her for a bit, seems to help, so hopefully that thunder shirt will help Olive. Please let me know because I've considered getting one for Sarah but haven't yet. anyways!! :D

Have a great weekend, hope you take the extra days off to relax some too. ♥ xo.

Catherine Ivins said...

I will let you know how it goes- Olive has her days, too, high-anxiety like Sarah. I was thinking the same thing about Temple Grandin- wasn't that a great movie! Right now Olive is laying in the hot sun in that shirt, it seems to be putting her into a coma! I'm going to have to drag her into the a/c. I hope you have a great day and weekend, too Janell!

KJ said...

The thunder shirt is suppose to stop the static which occurs when there is a thunder storm. That, at least, is what I heard when I first heard of the thunder shirt. So, if it does not work for the bangs of the fireworks, do not give up when Olive is afraid of the thunder.

Catherine Ivins said...

I'm glad you told me this Kathy- it appeared to work for a while last night but at some point she headed under the bed- she definitely wasn't as shaky though- we'll see what happens during the next storm!

cr8it said...

My little friend Buddy wears his thundershirt every time we have a storm or the fireworks go off! He also wore it recently following an adverse interaction with a neighborhood dog resulting in 50 stitches!! He is so much more relaxed during the storms or fireworks (as long as he can also listen to some rocking 70's music!) Buddy and I hope that Olive loves hers as much as he does!

Catherine Ivins said...

50 stitches OMG- I hope Buddy is ok! Yes, Olive loves hers, too- I wish I'd bought it sooner. 70's rock is the best - my sister made me a mixtape (yes we're old) filled with Bruce and The Eagles and Queen and even cheesy songs like Brandy and Brand New Key and Barry Manilow (!) OMG I have been playing it nonstop ... xo Polly!