Cat’s Morning Bits for August 22, 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.
Ah in the thunder air how still the trees are!
And the lime-tree, lovely and tall,
every leaf silent hardly looses even a last breath of perfume.
-D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
Spiritual Unite: Birthmark On Stomach Meaning – How It Relates To Solar Plexus Chakra
The birthmark on your stomach has meaning that relates to your spiritual state, your fate, and your ideal path through life.
The placement, color and shape of the birthmark are all important aspects that contribute to the meaning we can derive from it.
ThoughtCo: Spiritual Healing Practice of Laying on Hands
Hands-on healing, also known as Energy, Radiant or Spiritual Healing, has been practiced by many cultures for thousands of years. In Greek mythology, Chiron, the wise Centaur, taught Asclepius, the God of Medicine, hands-on healing
Brown Color Meaning – The Color Brown
The color brown is serious and very down to earth, with properties like stability, structure and support. The brown color stands for protection and supporting the family with great sense of duty and responsibility.
Elephant Journal: The 5 Healing Phases of the Lunar Medicine Wheel.
The medicine wheel is a term used in shamanism to represent the cycles of healing we go through during our lives.
It’s a circle because it continues onward, restarting every time we reach the end, so that it never truly ends.
Japa Malas: Working with Mala Beads
Japa malas, often simply called mala beads, is a string of beads for counting repeated prayers, mantras, divine names or affirmations. It’s very much like to a Catholic rosary. The Buddhist or Hindu mala has 108 beads, plus a tasseled “guru” bead, the bead that starts and ends the repetitions. Some also have three “spacer” beads for conveniently dividing the recitations.
Today’s Deity: The Legend Behind Hawaii’s Goddess of Fire
Lighting up ancient Hawaiian legends, Pele (pronounced peh-leh) the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, dance and volcanoes is a well-known character. Otherwise known as ka wahine ai honua, the woman who devours the land, Pele’s home is believed to be Halemaumau crater at the summit of Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
EarthSky News: Moon and Taurus before dawn August 23-25
Unless you’re a night owl, you probably won’t see the moon and the constellation Taurus the Bull climbing up into your sky before your bedtime. Your best view will be before dawn, or before the beginning of astronomical twilight, on August 23, 24 and 25. That’s because the moon and Taurus climb highest up just before daybreak.
Patheos-Pagan: The Thirteen Goals Of A Witch
Every now and then, I find it useful to examine my path as a Witch. Refresh my memory on how I got to this place in my practice. Many books influenced my beliefs but the one which gave me a solid foundation included the Thirteen Goals of a Witch.
BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
“In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.”
— C.G. Jung
Where are you not being true to yourself?
All blocks arise when we’re not being authentic, when we’re not being true to ourselves. We know we’re not being authentic when we feel discomfort of any kind.
When our thoughts, feelings and actions align with our essence, we express the qualities of soul. Always trust that your soul knows what’s best for you.
Believe in yourself and act on your ideas. Give yourself permission to do what you want with your life. Take the initiative to set meaningful goals for yourself and achieve them. Begin to tell yourself why you CAN have what you want!
“A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.”
— Mark Rutherford
A Note from the Universe
Never has there been a moment in your life, Cat, that wasn’t also a moment in mine.
Never have you laughed without me, cried alone, or loved in vain.
And never have you dreamed a dream, that destiny had not ordained.
Today’s Recipe: Chilled Yogurt Soup
This Persian inspired soup is also known as Ab Doogh Khiar. It is made with cucumbers, yogurt, and other Middle Eastern flavors. Being a chilled soup, it is a wonderful option in the heat of the summer.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment
Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit
August 22, 2019
“Almost anything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)
If you look at the universe from the beginning of time – (and yet was there a beginning?) until as far as we can imagine into the future – each little action we take may be considered insignificant. And yet, it’s not. Every action we take has some impact on our spiritual growth. It might seem like little tiny baby steps when we’re wanting to take great leaps and bounds- but each step, large or small, is significant nonetheless. We’ve got to keep going
Daily Tarot: Temperance
Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.
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