Necessary Adjustments: Cat’s Angel Message for August 7, 2022

Necessary Adjustments: Cat’s Angel Message for August 7, 2022

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month.  You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!

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Breathe. Clear your mind. Let the divine wisdom fill your heart. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Necessary Adjustments

87: We all come equipped with a personal guidance system called intuition and every day we are faced with choices that we must make for our personal evolution. When faced with these choices that will have an impact on your life ask yourself “Is this best for me right now?” Your inner guidance system will always be the voice of reason and will not steer you wrong. The key to intuition is learning to recognize it as opposed to the voice of the Inner Child who can often get us into trouble. Today the angels are asking us to fire up our intuition and embrace the strength and courage to make the best possible choices for our current situations. They are also telling us that it’s time for a balance check in regards to giving and receiving. Make any necessary adjustments to avoid tipping the scales.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Michael helps to calm our fears as he guides us through issues of self-doubt by clearing our energy field and quieting the internal chatter so that we can access the guidance being sent to us. He helps us to find our courage and our direction while giving us the strength that we need to choose wisely and make decisions on our own.

The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy are an essential part of self-care and creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go of stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. The power of laughter clears and resets or energy field by releasing tension and emotions that have been held in check. This is an important lesson on our path, if it makes your heart sing then it’s the right direction.

The Greek Goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Cavansite. This stone helps to guide us through major life changes as well as help us learn from past experiences so that we don’t make the same mistakes/choices again. It also helps us to retain information that applies to spiritual growth. Cavansite helps to promote new ideas and can be used in conjunction with the Third Eye or brow chakra.


Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings. This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions. Gently encouraging creative thinking and creative problem solving as it brings our intuitive skills forward, promoting control and confidence so these skills become more familiar and easier to access. It also provides emotional healing by helping to stabilize the emotions and draw out old emotional patterns.

 Rose Quartz brings us inner peace and harmony which is essential to increasing our faith and promoting self-love which is key to positive self-expression and empowerment.  It helps to promote the softer, more loving view that we need to embrace gratitude

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Free Flowing Energy: Cat’s Angel Message for August 6, 2022

Free Flowing Energy: Cat’s Angel Message for August 6, 2022

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month.  You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!

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Let it go, let it be and go with the energetic flow. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Free Flowing Energy

86: The “Attitude of Gratitude” carries over into today. If material concerns are bugging you then take a few minutes and give those worries to the angels. Do this as often as you need to (sometimes these things just keep knocking at the door) to bring you a little peace of mind. Fear and worry can block your energy so letting go of them or letting things just be can help clear the mind and help us balance. Remember to embrace gratitude on all levels and don’t cut yourself short by focusing on a single area. Free-flowing energy assists our manifestation process by attracting good things to us like a magnet. So focus on a positive outcome because good things are headed your way!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Sandalphon hears all requests and makes sure that they get to the Angel or Ascended Master who is best able to handle them. Ask him to help you clearly understand the information that you receive (his favorite mode of communication is music!). Sandalphon also provides us with an emotional boost of courage. This is important as it helps us to make bold decisions that will help us on our path.

The Himalayan Ascended Master Babaji helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process. He assists us in detaching ourselves from both material things and things that no longer serve us. He teaches us that letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important so that new blessings can be received.

The Hindu Goddess Kali is a dark mother and goddess of death. Each time we let go of something that no longer serves us we are in truth embracing a “little death” and fear often accompanies the letting go process. One of Kali’s greatest lessons is through our worst fears lies the freedom we gain in conquering them. She says: “Dreams must be created with focus and intent. I will help you to embrace the courage and motivation that you need to see things through to a successful conclusion.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Azurite-Malachite, this powerful combination stone helps us to create new energy through focusing on the acceptance of our own power which can also help to reduce our stress levels.

Chiastolite (aka Cross Stone or Andalusite) promotes the creative problem-solving process. It enables us to release things that are no longer relevant to our current path and dispels any guilt we may have when we leave things behind. It helps us to make the necessary changes and brings harmony to conflicts that arise when we blaze new trails that others were not expecting or able to control.

Okenite helps clear away obstacles and teaches us the important lesson that the universe is filled with unlimited possibilities when we allow ourselves to face and adapt to change. It helps us to find our inner strength so that we can finish what we start

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 5, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 5, 2022

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.

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

William Shakespeare

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: August 2022 Energy Report
Jennifer Hoffman

I am so glad to be finished with July and entering a new month, are you? August is not easy by any means and it’s challenging but in a different way. If you were swayed by the karmic booms of July then you may be glad to see the clean out and upsourcing potential of August.

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All About Magick wands & How to create a real wand || Enchanted Endeavours Ep. 14

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Spirituality & Health: How to Use an Oracle for Your Meditation Practice

Explore how an oracle deck can help you strengthen your meditation practice, become more present, and stay grounded no matter what.

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Learn Religions: How to Make Pagan Prayer Beads

By Patti Wigington
Updated on August 22, 2019


In many magical traditions and religious paths, the use of beads can be a meditative and magical exercise. The best known example of this practice is found, obviously, in the Catholic use of the rosary.

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Mountain Rose Herbs Blog: Homemade Mosquito Repellent

My family always has grand goals of getting out to the mountains once a month for a couple nights of tent camping from May through October. Camping in the shoulder months often means chilly temperatures and rain, which we’ve gotten good at dealing with

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Exemplore: Leo Sun Sign People
JEAN BAKULA11 HOURS AGO

Leo Sun Sign Basics
Leo is a fixed Fire sign and is symbolized by the Lion. The birthdays for Leo people generally fall between July 21st and August 21st, but this must be checked in an ephemeris.

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Treehugger: Ideas for Designing a Sunken Garden
These lush areas are lower and wetter than the rest of the garden.

In landscaping, thinking about the design in three dimensions can always help you to come up with options that work with nature and with the terrain.

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EarthSky News: Moon near fiery Antares August 6 and 7

First quarter moon was on August 5, and now the moon is in a waxing gibbous phase: more than half lighted but less than full. The moon will be bright in our sky as evening falls. On the evenings of August 6 and 7, 2022, you’ll find the bright moon near fiery Antares, the Heart of Scorpius the Scorpion.

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Patheos-Pagan: Broom Closet Blitz: Getting Outed as a Witch
AUGUST 4, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE


“Please remember when they start hanging people for witchcraft again the witchfinder generals are not going to be concerned with what kind of witch you identify as.” –Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick

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Pagan Playlist: Dragon Tomes – A Wandering Drake (2022) (Full Album)

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Inner Journey:

LIVING IN HARMONY

“Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it.”
— Unknown Source

Angeles Arrien says that life will be simple if we follow the four-fold way counselled by indigenous peoples:

Show up, being present with all four mental, emotional, physical and spiritual intelligences.
Pay attention to what has heart and meaning.
Tell the truth without blame or judgment.
Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome.
“Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.”
— Katherine Paterson

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A Note from the Universe

There is only one explanation for your existence in time and space.

You wanted it so greatly, you imagined it so vividly, and you prepared for it so thoroughly you could literally taste it.

Get the picture?

This is also how to change your time in space.

Tallyho,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Taco Seasoning

Depending on how spicy you and your family like your dishes, use as little or as much as you want. Store in an airtight container.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

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Daily Wisdom
August , 2022

Music
“Music comes first from my heart, and then goes upstairs to my head where I check it out.”

-Roberta Flack (1993)


Writing music is a spiritual experience. It comes from within and bubbles forth. I know people who are musical geniuses, expressing music is their dharma. It’s an amazing experience when you’re in your dharma, and doing what you’re really supposed to be doing. It comes easily, effortlessly, with timeless awareness. And when you’re done you look at what you’ve produced with amazement, like someone else must have done it. Where did this come from? The same place everything else comes from – God.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all.

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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It’s About The Good Things: Cat’s Angel Message for August 5, 2022

It’s About The Good Things: Cat’s Angel Message for August 5, 2022

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month.  You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!

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Letting our energy flow keeps things in motion. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: It’s About The Good Things

85: The “Attitude of Gratitude” is important when working to increase our flow of abundance. By abundance I mean on all levels, not just financial gain. However, we must also be open to both giving and receiving. By tipping the scales in either direction “we lose out and miss out”. The balance between giving and receiving combined with the attitude of gratitude creates energy. It flows out gathering things along the way and sends good things back to us, including prosperity and abundance (on all levels). Today the angels are asking us to take some time to acknowledge the good things that happen (Remember, there is always at least one good thing) The keywords for today are creative thinking and perspective. Being grateful opens a whole new realm of possibilities to explore!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magickal beings we truly are, which assists us in the creation process. In turn, this shows us how to receive with grace and gratitude. This process accelerates when we allow beauty and harmony to surround us. It helps us to enjoy ourselves which makes blessings easier to receive.

The Himalayan Ascended Master Babaji helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process. He assists us in detaching ourselves from both material things and things that no longer serve us. He teaches us that letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important so that new blessings can be received.

The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self-love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart, and spirit. Be gentle with yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which frees the energy needed to assist the creation process and help others along the way.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Aventurine teaches us how to give and receive gracefully. Both are necessary for healthy relationships with self and others and it allows the Universe to care for you. Aventurine also helps to dispel the anger and irritation that sometimes arise when we are stuck in the “what I lack” mind loop.

 Soft-colored Lepidolite helps us by filtering away distractions and obsessive thinking so that we can focus on more important things. It soothes and heals stress and reminds us to just breathe.

Ruby, promotes energy and balance. This gemstone is also a stone of abundance, however, it tempers this with clarity and focuses while eliminating self-destructive patterns that can get in the way of our goals and motivation.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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The Celtic Tree Month of Hazel: Aug. 5th – Sept. 1st

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The Celtic Tree Month of Hazel or Coll is August 5th – September 1st.
The Tree of Knowledge
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HAZEL LORE

The Celtic Tree Month of Hazel or Coll runs through August 5th – September 1st.

Long ago, hazel trees were prized by the Romans who used the limber twigs to hold up grape vines. These vines were sacred to the Roman god Bacchus and goats who were found feeding on them were sacrificed to Bacchus and roasted on hazel spits. The Romans were also responsible for giving Scotland its Latin name of Caledonia. Hazel trees were plentiful in Scotland and the Romans called it Cal-Dun or Hill of Hazel. Since medieval times hazel has been held sacred, particularly in Ireland where it is part of a Celtic triad – Apple for beauty; Hazel for wisdom; Oak for strength. These trees were in fact so sacred that cutting one unnecessarily carried the penalty of death. Hazel was often used in funeral pyres and it was also found in the coffins of people of note like chiefs and rulers.

In Irish legend, 9 hazel trees grew around the sacred well of Connla. The trees produce flowers and fruit (nuts0, the nuts fell into the well and were eaten by the salmon, the legend says that the salmon will have the exact number of spots as the number of nuts it has eaten. The salmon became the carrier of all knowledge


PLANT INFORMATION

This tree is found all over the world ( Europe, North Africa, Asia, Britain and the US). It can be found growing in damp places, hedgerows, and oak woods. It resembles a large shrub more than a tree although it grows to heights of 12-20 feet. Hazel trees have heart-shaped leaves and produce yellowish catkins (male) along with reddish flowers (female) which can be seen between April and May. There are approximately 15 species of Hazel and they all produce nuts, called hazelnuts, filberts, or cobnuts depending on where you live. The nuts are ripe by September and can be eaten right off the tree, The uneaten nuts fall off the tree and will actually germinate if left. The wood from this tree is tough and limber. It is used to make walking sticks, fishing poles, baskets, and hampers. It’s excellent firewood and the charcoal is used for making gunpowder and crayons.


HAZEL IN MAGICK


Hazel is used for divination and dowsing rods are often made from it. This was actually documented by Roman author, and philosopher, Pliny the Elder. The art of dowsing is called rhabdomancy and traditionally a divining rod was cut at night and from the eastern side of the tree. Before the 17th century, these dowsing rods were used not only to find water but treasure, thieves, and murders. An interesting fact is that this form of dowsing is still practiced in the Celtic nation of Cornwall. Cornish legend says that the dowsing rod is guided to water or ore loads by piskies who guard the hazel trees. The nuts can also be used for divination. It is said that if you eat hazel nuts prior to divinatory workings you will gain increased knowledge. You can also use thie wood, leaves, and nuts in dark moon rituals.


The nuts were talismans carried for various reasons. People carried them to prevent toothaches. And they were said to help cure snakebites. Along this line, St. Patrick used a hazel rod to drive all the snakes from Ireland. In Scandanavia this tree was sacred to the Thunder God, Thor, and was used to protect a person again from being struck by lightning.

In Scotland, on Halloween, 2 hazel nuts are given the names of lovers and put into the embers of the fire. If they burn quietly and stay together, the lovers will remain together. But if they crack and move apart they are ill matched. Hazel nuts are also considered good luck, and said to increase fertility. New brides were often given strings of hazel nut as gifts.

Ancient sailors also wore crowns of woven hazel twigs called wishing caps. These caps offered protection against bad storms at sea. The ancient druids believed that if you wore such a crown you could become invisible.

This wood is also good for crafting wands and record of them can be found in ancient Egyptian and Chaldean records. According to Greek myth, Apollo gave a hazel wand to Mercury. With it Mercury was able to instill good virtues into mankind.



HAZEL PEOPLE
If you are a hazel person you should pay attention to your own natural rhythm. It is easy for you to be impatient and you should sit back and let things happen naturally. You will be much happier. Hazel people are also understanding, moody, honest, and tolerant partners and have excellent ideas of right and wrong.

Choosing Hazel or Hazelnut as a magickal name represents someone who is wise and experienced.


HAZEL CORRESPONDENCES


Folk Names: Coll, Poets Tree, and Dripping Hazel

Deity Associations: Mercury/ Hermes, Thor, Artemis, Arianrhod, Mannen Mac Lir, Ogma, and Diana.

Ruled by: Mercury and the Sun

Star Signs: Virgo, Libra, Gemini

Sacred Stones: Lapis, Amethyst, Sapphire

Colors: Brown, Dark Blue

Animals: Salmon, Crane

Key Word: Intuition

Written by CatSister/LBolotin 2010 from the following resources:
The New Book of Magickal names by Phoenix McFarland
Flower and Tree Magic by Richard Webster
Whispers from the Woods by Sandra Kynes
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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 4, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 4, 2022

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.

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

John Ruskin

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: Betwixt and Between
Brenda Hoffman


Dear Ones,

You know what you do not want but only have a nebulous sense of what you do want. And when pieces of that nebulous something appear, you discount it as not quite right.

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The Book of Shadows & How to start yours || Enchanted Endeavours EP. 17

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Spirituality & Health: To Dust You Shall Return: An Ash Ritual for All
by Martin Thielen

Anyone can utilize the power of ash rituals to mark a transition in their lives.
Once a year, as they have for over a thousand years, millions of people around the globe enter a sanctuary, walk to the altar, kneel down, have ashes imposed on their forehead, and hear the words, “From dust you came, and to dust you shall return.”

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Mountain Rose Herbs Blog: How to Make Instant Herbal Tea Cubes

I’m always looking for new and convenient ways to add herbs to my diet. As you may have learned from my blog on how to make herbal salt blends, I believe it is the small daily habits that truly add up to the biggest changes in our overall health and wellness.

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MBG: Why We Love Certain Smells In Nature + More Climate News To Know

Our series Healthy Planet, Healthy You explores just how tightly human health and environmental health are intertwined—for better and for worse. Each month, we’ll share the latest news on how nature can rejuvenate us on one hand and damage our health when it’s not cared for on the other.

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Yarrow – An Ancient Edible & Medicinal Herb 🌿 Facts, Uses & Mythology (Achillea millefolium)

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Exemplore: A Feng Shui Bathroom / ALLISYN NICHOLSFEB 20, 2020

The Age Old Thought
Bathrooms did not and do not exist in many cultures. So when it comes to Feng Shui, it is no wonder that it is hard to find a lot of ideas on how to make the most of your bathroom. Most books on feng shui will dismiss the bathroom altogether as if it doesn’t exist or matter.

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Treehugger: Bolivia’s Notorious ‘Death Road’ Is Now a Wildlife Haven


The abandoned roadway began to attract wildlife, including vulnerable and endangered species.

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EarthSky News: Spica near the moon August 3, 4 and 5

Watch for Spica near the moon
A pairing of the moon and a bright star is always a lovely sight. Plus, the moon can be an excellent guide to locating stars and planets.

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Patheos-Pagan: Guidance for the Week of August 1, 2022

The guidance for this week from the fae is a bit different. Losgunna asks that we take a moment to embark on a little journey with her:

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Pagan Playlist: The Mystic’s Dream by Loreena McKennitt

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Inner Journey:

ACCEPT CHANGE

“We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what in the morning was true will in evening become a lie.”
— C.G. Jung

Life continually evolves. We’re always moving into new experiences, new possibilities. This constant change unsettles the personality, which finds security in stability. But with life always in flux, that security is an illusion. We experience pain by trying to hold on to things that are not solid.

Life becomes joyful when we can open to the constant flow and ride freely with it. This requires us to let go of the need to control. We need to learn to trust.

“Can it then be that what we call the ‘self’ is fluid and elastic? It evolves, strikes a different balance with every new breath.”
— Wayne Muller

“We’re never the same; notice how you’re called to write something entirely different about a topic you responded to weeks or months ago.”
— Patrice Vecchione

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A Note from the Universe

Ever notice, that in the long run those who don’t eventually go “within,” often go “without”?

You’ve got the power,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Greek Tomato Feta Fritters (Domatokeftethes)

I’m showing you my take on domatokeftethes. These are incredibly delicious, versatile, and inexpensive, and they make a perfect summertime appetizer. Serve with freshly squeezed lemon, tzatziki sauce, or just plain Greek yogurt seasoned with raw minced garlic and lemon juice to taste.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

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Daily Wisdom
August 4, 2022

Music
“Nothing recalls the past like music.”

-Madame de Stael, Corinne (1807)


We’ve all had that experience of driving around in the car, flipping around the radio stations, when a certain song comes on that takes us back to our junior year in high school, the dance, the gym, our “crush” at the time. Music has a way of doing that. It creeps into our memory and imprints itself onto our psyche. When we hear a familiar song again, we can repeat the lyrics, even if has been years since we last heard it play. That’s one reason why couples have “their song” – to remember the romance and take themselves back to the time when they were falling in love.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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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.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Spotlighting Change: Cat’s Angel Message for August 4, 2022

Spotlighting Change: Cat’s Angel Message for August 4, 2022

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month.  You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!

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Embrace both endings and beginnings with grace. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Spotlighting Change

84: The angels and the universe are working together to help us create the necessary flow in our lives. Our dedication to creating a better life for ourselves is paying off. Always strive to be your authentic self and remain focused and open to new information and experiences, this will help you access your creative thinking more fully. (Creative thinking creates positive flow) Also in the divine spotlight, today is change. All things must end in order to create something new. This new cycle will bring new blessings better suited to our current needs and situations. Today the Universe is reminding us that even though we are accomplishing many good things that there is still work to do. ” You are doing a great job and as you continue to work toward actualizing your dreams stay focused and embrace patience. We are here to help you and you just need to ask!”

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Chamuel helps us to recover things we have lost. while he usually works with lost items he can also help when we feel out of balance by showing us the reason behind it. He also assists us as we navigate our path by helping us to find the direction and guidance that is needed to move forward on this journey of self-discovery. If you feel like you have wandered off your path and are having trouble finding your way back he can help you get your bearings.

The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

The Yoruban Goddess Oya embodies the winds of change. She tells us, ” Allow the winds of change to flow through your being. In their wake, they will leave new energy seeds for you to plant. Use these seeds to help you on your journey. Remember child, that change must be embraced, not ignored or simply put up with. Allow these changes to inspire and encourage you to transcend your self-imposed limitations.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Cerussite helps to keep us grounded, and stimulate new growth while teaching us to be flexible and how to adapt to the changes we have made, as well as the new things that are offered.

Galena helps us to stay grounded and centered. It helps to open the mind as it dissolves self-limiting thoughts from our past that can get in our way during the manifestation process.

Kunzite. This high vibration stone can help to create a balanced partnership with the Universe as it opens your heart to receiving Divine love.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 3, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 3, 2022

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.

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“What wondrous life is this I lead!
Ripe apples drop about my head;
The luscious clusters of the vine
Upon my mouth do crush their wine;
The nectarine and curious peach
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on melons, as I pass,
Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.”

Andrew Marvell, Thoughts in a Garden

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: Our Earth Walk Is Like a Child’s Coloring Book
Gillian MacBeth-Louthan


Our Earth walk is like a child’s coloring book, the divine outline is already etched in time; it is we who fill in the colors of the pictures of our life. Collectively we come to a point of inner release like one who walks into a hidden cave and returns years later, we are changed forever.

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BEST witchcraft spells, rituals and practices for the month of August || Online Witch’s Almanac

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Spiritual Unite: BLACK SPIDER SPIRITUAL MEANING – CONTROL YOUR DARK SIDE
Susan Brunton

When your spider spirit animal appears in your life, it symbolizes your creativity, feminine energy, and patience.

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Learn Religions: Threshold Blessing
How to Bless the Entrance to Your Home

By Patti Wigington
Updated on May 09, 2018
If you’ve moved into a new home, it’s not a bad idea to do a magical or spiritual cleansing of the place before you get truly settled in. In addition to ritually purifying the interior of the home, many people like to do a threshold blessing,

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How to cast a circle || Enchanted Endeavours Ep. 12

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Exemplore:Using Lavender in Dreamwork

Fragrance Fit for a Queen
Lavender is a multipurpose herb that should be considered a staple for witches. It is governed by Mercury who guides all who work magick. Having lavender on hand as both an herb and essential oil is worthwhile.

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Treehugger: How to Grow Fresh Mint in Your Herb Garden

Mint consists of a very broad family of 3,500 plants, and all of them have square stems and opposite leaves.1 Aside from that, each type of mint is incredibly different;

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EarthSky News: Visible planets and night sky August 2022

Planets in the evening sky
The action is moving to the evening sky! Woo-hoo! By early August, Saturn is rising as darkness falls, as it approaches its August 14 opposition. Jupiter – 2nd-brightest only to Venus – is rising by late evening. Jupiter will reach opposition on September 26.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Spirits Unveiled by Michelle Welch
AUGUST 2, 2022 BY MARTHA KIRBY CAPO


Sometimes, a book that wasn’t remotely on your radar falls into your lap and asks for your attention. Spirits Unveiled: A Fresh Perspective on Angels, Guides, Ghosts & More came into my life unexpectedly in just that way.

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Pagan Playlist: Runestones (Epic Medieval Pagan Music) – performed by Ian Fontova

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Inner Journey:

SUPPORT OTHERS WITH YOUR PRESENCE

“The purpose of therapy is not to remove suffering but TO MOVE THROUGH IT to an enlarged consciousness that can sustain the polarity of painful opposites.”
— James Hollis

How do we support others who are suffering?

When we understand how soul works through us, we begin to see how pain generates the impulse to change. We see that our aim in supporting someone is NOT to get rid of their pain and suffering. Instead, we want to assist them to understand what the pain is trying to teach them — to find meaning in their distress.

Often, all we need do is be fully present to them. It also helps to be present to our own experience and genuine in our feelings. Living our own truth helps create the space for the other person to live theirs.

“The first duty of love is to listen.”
— Paul Tillich

“With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.”
— Catherine de Hueck Doherty

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

When you love who you are you become much more lovable.

Not that that’s why I love you.

Love you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grandma’s Sweet Carrot Relish

A sweet carrot relish, this is my fave on a toasted bagel or croissant with warm Montreal smoked meat.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
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

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Daily Wisdom
August 3, 2022

Music
“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.”

-Charlie Parker (1920-1955)


Whatever we create comes through us. It is our own expression of music, or any kind of art, that makes it unique and original. Music is a part of the universe, and when we take the time to listen, we can channel it through to our everyday lives. There are infinite possibilities before us, and music is one way that we can experience that.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Today can be easy if you don’t try to swim upstream. Do what’s expected of you (and what you need to do, anyway) and don’t rebel, at least not outwardly. You’re given plenty of authority to convince people to help you if necessary, and there should be few if any arguments. Be calm, respect authority, and you’ll automatically be given the respect you deserve, plus more. Get a lot done!

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

A Lightness of Spirit :Cat’s Angel Message for August 3, 2022

A Lightness of Spirit :Cat’s Angel Message for August 3, 2022

August Theme: Positive focus and creative solutions help to draw both prosperity and abundance this month.  You are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!

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Creative energy resides at the core of your being. Let that door open and watch as new blessings gravitate to you! ~Cat

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Today’s Message: A Lightness of Spirit

83: Assistance comes in various forms, especially where prosperity and abundance are concerned. The Ascended Masters (AMs) are requesting that we open our connection with them and allow them to help us today. As they walk the path with us simply ask for guidance and the ability to see valuable assistance in whatever form it takes. The AMs can also help us to focus on the divine spark that lives within each of us. This helps to create a positive energy flow which is an important factor when dealing with our ability to create and manifest. The other tool we have at our disposal is creative thought which enables us to visualize new possibilities and put them to use. Stay focused open and take joy in walking the lighter side today!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Haniel showers us with stardust, illuminating our thoughts and memories so that we can remember what magickal beings we truly are, which assists us in the creation process. In turn, this shows us how to receive with grace and gratitude. This process accelerates when we allow beauty and harmony to surround us. It helps us to enjoy ourselves which makes blessings easier to receive.

The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to stop fighting the things that we have no control over, which blocks our problem-solving and creative flow.  Things flow easier when we are not struggling against the “what if’s and maybes.

Aine the Irish Fairy Queen and goddess of wealth and fertility shows us the path to increasing faith and finding our divine spark. She is inviting us to dance with her today and invite the Sun into our lives. This sun energy burns away the shadows within which gives new life to the things that bring us joy and creativity. She tells us  ” Set yourself free today by letting your sacred spark come forward. This helps to light your way as you prepare to enter this magical time of abundance and new growth. Dance with me!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Black Banded Agate helps us start new things, and embrace new beginnings and projects. It promotes the creativity needed to make things happen. The patterns in this stone invite inspiration and creative flow!

Green Calcite also helps to create harmony which allows us to dissolve rigid beliefs and outdated programming. It promotes mental balance, aids in communication, and gently helps us to let go of the things that no longer serve us which helps us to draw the good things into our lives that encourage growth.

Larimar helps to ease our obsession with material things and shows us how to put things into perspective so that we manifest what we really need. It shows us how to go with the flow.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

I invite you to share my work as long as no changes are made and to check out my websites:

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 2, 2022

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 2, 2022

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.

Blessings, Cat

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August Quotes

“All your renown is like the summer flower that blooms and dies; because the sunny glow which brings it forth,
soon slays with parching power.”

Alighieri Dante

gardendigest.com

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August 2022 Events

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST

Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST

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Spirit Library: Monthly Astro-Forecasts August 2022
Sarah-Jane Grace


When we take the time to pause, reflect and observe, it’s amazing just how much more we see, hear, taste and feel. We so often go through life on auto-pilot, just keeping on keeping on,

Read more….

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Sigil Spell Bag – Protection from Theft, Sigil Magic, Protection Magic, Magical Crafting, Witchcraft

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Spirituality & Health: Settle the Nervous System: A Meditation for Calm and Self-Compassion

Soothe yourself from the inside out with this gentle meditation.
Take a few minutes to calm your nervous system, relax, and soothe yourself with this gentle meditation. Take some deep breaths and hold your heart with loving compassion to help reset any stress or anxiety and feel immediately calmer, more confident, and ready to tackle the day (or drift off to sleep at night).

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August Birth Flower: Gladiolus

Gladiolus Meaning and Symbolism (ftd.com)

Gladioli have a unique long and pointed shape. Because of their shape, they are named after the Latin word “gladius”, meaning sword. In Rome, gladioli were associated with gladiator

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MBG: Why Spiritual Awakenings Can Cost You Your Friendships

A lot of things change when you begin going through a spiritual awakening; Your priorities are different, you see the world in a new way—and sometimes, your friendships will also feel the effects. Here’s why your friendships can change if you’re in the midst of an awakening, plus what to do about it, from a spiritual expert.

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How to set Intentions | Improve your spells & manifestations

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Exemplore: Exploring the Yorùbá Goddess Yemaya
JENNIFER JORGENSONJUL 29, 2022

Yemaya: Mother of All
Yemaya, or Yemoja, is the Yorùbá Orisha or Goddess of the Living Ocean. The name Yemoja is a shortened version of Yey Omo Eja, which means “Mother Whose Children are Fish.” This name implies that She has more children than one could count, and She is indeed considered the mother of all. While She originated in Africa,

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Treehugger: August’s Early Dark Skies Offer Best Shooting Star Conditions (August 1-5)

July’s late new moon (July 28) will set the stage for exceptionally dark skies to kick off August. While I generally take this opportunity to spotlight some cool galaxy or nebula to explore under these ideal conditions,

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August Birthstone : Peridot
Birthstone Color: Yellow Green


If fire appears to leap from the vibrant green surface of the Peridot, this may be because this gem is formed as a result of volcanic activity. Many years ago, natives discovered Peridot crystals in the black sands of Hawaii, explaining their presence as tears shed by Pele, the volcano goddess.

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Patheos-Pagan: Why Love Spells (Still) Matter
JULY 29, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON


A few weeks ago, I got to talk about love spells.In the world we’re in, love spells seem to be the last thing to think about or to ponder or to plan. After all, there are most important things.

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – Morrigan

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Inner Journey:

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART

“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling. Logic can tell you superficially where a path might lead to, but it cannot judge whether your heart will be in it.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

“When you have compassion and surrender to your own heart, you are surrendering to the hidden power in your heart, God. You are surrendering to love, because God is Love, the cohesive force of the universe that connects us all. Surrender is not just a religious concept; it’s a power tool for listening to the voice of your spirit and following its directions. When you surrender your head to your heart, you allow your heart to give you a wider, higher intelligence perspective. Remember the phrase, ‘The real teacher is within you.’ Very simply, that teacher is to be found in the common sense of your own heart.”
— Sara Paddison

“Surrender is faith that the power of love can accomplish anything… even when you can not foresee the outcome.”
— Deepak Chopra

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Hoping, wishing, and praying, Cat, shouldn’t ever be confused with doing.

Know what I mean?

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Zesty Southwest Corn Salad

Easy and delicious, this salad is refreshing with your summer grilled dishes.

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Magical Correspondences For August

Nature Spirits: Dryads
Herbs: Angelica; Bay; Chamomile; Fennel; Orange; Rue & St.John’s Wort
Colours: Yellow & Gold
Flowers: Sunflower & Marigold
Scents: Frankincense & Heliotrope
Stones: Cat’s Eye; Carnelian; Fire Agate & Jasper
Trees: Alder; Cedar & Hazel
Animals: Lion; Phoenix; Sphinx & Dragon
Birds: Crane; Falcon & Eagle
Deities: Diana; Ganesha; Hathor; Hecate; Nemesis &Thoth
Power Flow:
Appreciating; Friendships; Gathering;Harvesting; Health & Vitality

(mystikangeslsrealm)

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Daily Wisdom
August 2 , 2022

Music
“Music has charms to soothe a savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”

-William Congreve (1670-1729)


No, that’s not a typo. We’ve all heard it as “savage beast” but it really was said “savage breast.” And I think it is more effective that way. A savage breast says to me, “an angry heart,” and I can see that as being hard and cold. There is a lot of power there, but Congreve uses the word “charms” instead. Interesting… the power of music comes not from sheer strength but from its charms, from its subtle, gentle effect on our soul.”

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Be calm, proactive, and don’t exhaust yourself with endless fear. Any number of things might backfire or go wrong today, just like any other day, and there is little if anything extraordinary to be fearful about now. Your basic sense of insecurity may be higher than normal today, but this will pass soon. Take heart and be your normal brave self

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/