Cat’s Morning Bits for August 29, 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.
Happiness held is the seed;
happiness shared is the flower.
-John Harrigan (b. 1936)
Wise Woman Herbal: Thankfulness -The Ways of the Ojibwa
by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt
Several years ago a Native Ojibwa Elder had been coming to our Waldorf School and my class of twice a year sharing age appropriate stories, teachings and songs with the students. A class teacher in a Waldorf School stays with the same class from 1st through 8th grade and teaches the majority of lessons through those years
ThoughtCo: What Is Kitchen Witchcraft?
There’s a growing movement within modern Paganism known as kitchen witchery. The kitchen is, after all, the heart and hearth of many modern households. When you have a gathering in your home, where do most of your guests hang out? Why, the kitchen, of course! Also, thanks to a declining economy, many more people are making meals from scratch and the kitchen has once again become a place where people spend hours, rather than minutes. So it’s no surprise that kitchen witchery has seen a rise in popularity.
MBG: 7 Ways Tonight’s New Moon In Virgo Can Help You Manifest Your Dreams
Time to pack up the summer cabin, leave the beach behind, and return to reality as the new moon in Virgo has us thinking about career, health, and service. As the sign symbolized by the Virgin or Maiden carrying a shaft of wheat, Virgo is the zodiac’s purist and green thumb. Think carefully about what seeds you want to plant during this potent earthy lunation, and by all means use Virgo’s efficient, methodical, and stabilizing sensibilities to fertilize them.
Yellow Color Meaning – The Color Yellow
It is the brightest color that the human eye can see. Yellow color meaning represents youth, fun, joy, sunshine and other happy feelings. It is a cheerful and energetic color. The color yellow is often used for children’s toys and clothes. The yellow color is often hard to read when placed on a white background
Elephant Journal: How the New Moon in Virgo teaches us Sovereignty & a Mantra for each Sun Sign.
The new/dark moon enters Virgo on August 30th as do the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars.
This intense relationship between moon, sun, and planets does not end there. Chiron, Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn are currently in Retrograde.
Elephant Journal: 5 “Spiritual” Rules we need to Stop Following.
Do you often feel overwhelmed by being a spiritual person?
Sure, sometimes it feels heavenly to walk the path of unbecoming my old, flawed, messy self.
Today’s Deity: Sunna
Sunna is the Norse Goddess of the Sun, also known as Sól, though some hold that Sól is the mother and Sunna Her daughter. In Norse mythology,
MNN: 7 famous albino animals
Albinism is a congenital disorder that robs the skin, hair and eyes of color. Albinos are extremely pale and as such, suffer from sunburns and skin cancers more frequently than non-albinos.
EarthSky News: Year’s closest new supermoon August 30
Today – August 30, 2019 – presents the closest new moon supermoon of the year. In other words, it’s the year’s closest coincidence of new moon to lunar perigee, the moon’s nearest point to Earth in its monthly orbit:
Patheos-Pagan: Of Light & Shadow: Epithets of Anubis
Epithets are commonly used among modern pagans and witches who wish to connect with a particular aspect of a deity. They are names, or titles, given to the deity by their worshipers. Most of them are old and must be discovered through the study of old texts. They can be found prominently throughout Egyptian and Greek pantheons, and sometimes don’t even exist in other pantheons.
SEEK YOUR LIMITS AND BEYOND
“If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.”
— Stephen Covey
Connect with the edge, the unknown, of your experience. Allow this pull towards unexplored territory to take you to new dimensions of yourself. Allow life to touch you in new ways. For this is how we truly live life. Become more alive as you grow throughyour consciousness barriers. Ask questions that seek answers beyond yourself. The depth of life is revealed as you go further into it.
“Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for – life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men, books, experience – and what he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways.”
— Hamilton Wright Mabie
“Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts.”
A Note from the Universe
As good as you’ve been as on as you were, as high as you got, and as easy as it was, things will still be better.
Payback, baby –
Today’s Recipe: Deep Fried Cauliflower Appetizer
This was always an appetizer my mom was famous for making on all holidays! It was a great hit. And very easy to make. It does not take long to cook at all. Serve with or without your favorite dip. Then you can add it to your dinner menu.
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 29, 2019
“Leisure requires the evidence of our own feelings, because it is not so much a quality of time as a peculiar state of mind… What being at leisure means is more easily felt than defined.”
-Vernon Lee, “About Leisure,” Limbo, 1908
By this definition it sounds like leisure is the opposite of stress. Ah! So, maybe there is an antidote after all! Perhaps we can choose to work leisurely and enjoy the time we spend getting things done – rather than work under stress, wishing we were doing something, anything ELSE! Perhaps it is a state of mind, one that we can tap into for our own benefit.
Daily Tarot: The Emperor
You command a lot of attention today and you may be surprised by some of the people who want to be with you. If not normally popular, today could be a bit over the top. You could be surprised by some of the requests and favors that come your way. People perceive you as powerful, so you may as well play the part, within reason
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