Cat’s Morning Bits for August 12, 2020
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.
All Nature helps to swell the song
And chant the same refrain;
July and June have slipped away
And August’s here again.
-Helen Maria Winslow (1851-1938)
August Events & Holidays
Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus
Aug 11 3rd Qtr Moon 9:44 am PST/ 10:44 am MST/ 12:44 pm EST
Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini
Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day
Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer
Aug 17 Moon enters Leo
Aug 18 New Moon 7:41 pm PST/ 8:41 pm MST/ 10:41 pm EST
Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo
Aug 21 Moon enters Libra
Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio
Aug 25 1st Qtr Moon 10:57 am PST/ 11:57 am MST/ 1:57 am EST
Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn
Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius
Spirit Library: Collapse of the Old, Birth of the New (a message from Kate Spreckley)
For centuries humanity has explored what it means to be in duality and separation. As a result, we have as a collective accumulated centuries of trauma, pain, disconnection and imbalance.
Herbal Jedi: Arnica Harvesting and Uses with Herbalist Yarrow Willard | Harmonic Arts
Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF NUMBER 100
When we go through our spiritual journey, numbers are essential.
They are not relevant in a mathematical sense; instead, their spiritual messages provide us the knowledge to help us in our spiritual journey.
ThoughtCo: The History of Butterfly Magic and Folklore
The butterfly is one of nature’s most perfect examples of change, transformation, and growth. Because of this, it has long been the subject of magical folklore and legend in a variety of societies and cultures.
MBG: Room-By-Room Ideas For Displaying Your Book Collection At Home
If you ask me where books “belong,” according to feng shui, there’s not a single place I can rule out. Books are fabulous everywhere. That said, books are filled with symbolism, stories, wisdom, and personal associations, and they, therefore, carry a lot of energy. And feng shui can certainly give us ideas about how to display and channel that energy to create positivity at home.
Pamela Smith(Pixie)║The Forgotten Woman of Modern Tarot
Elephant Journal: You Don’t Need to Do a Damned Thing. You’re Already Enough
When do you feel as though you are enough?
Is it only when someone compliments the work you are doing or validates you in some way? Is it only when you’re praised for something that you’ve done?
Treehugger: 8 Amazing Facts About Albatrosses
An albatross is a large, magnificent seabird capable of soaring incredible distances without rest. Long viewed with superstitious awe by sailors, they spend most of their time gliding over the open ocean.
EarthSky News: Spectacular! Moon, Venus before sunrise
Before sunrise these next several mornings – August 14, 15 and 16, 2020 – watch for the waning crescent moon to pair up with the dazzling planet Venus in the predawn/dawn sky. It’d be hard to miss these brilliant beauties, as the moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and 3rd-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun. Moreover, you might still see a sprinkling of Perseid meteors, although the Perseid shower is past its peak.
Patheos-Pagan: What Makes a Sacred Place Sacred?
Last week a Facebook friend asked if anyone had been to any place in the United States that felt especially powerful. The responses were generally affirmative, with examples of places people had been where they had strong experiences, or just felt like they were in the presence of something sacred.
Pagan Playlist: Karliene – The Last of the Giants
TAKE TIME TO BE STILL
“Work is not always required … there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”
— George MacDonald
When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?
Our world is so addicted to productivity that we feel guilty if we’re not doing something. But taking time daily to be still and inactive opens us to the spacious present. It nurtures and restores balance. Give yourself a regular gift of inactivity.
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”
— Sir J. Lubbock
A Note from the Universe
Can you keep a secret?
You know the space between you and all things, the void. Like right now, the space between you and your computer.
That’s where I hide… and watch.
Looking to see what your expectations are: of yourself, others, abundance, health, and happiness.
And from this space as I catch your thoughts, hear your words, and see all you do, no matter where we are, I manifest the next moment in time.
Fade out with “I believe in miracles, you sexy thing” by Hot Chocolate –
Today’s Recipe: Potato and Chorizo Mini Quiches
“This little baked bite is very loosely based on the Spanish Tortilla, and not only is it dead simple to make, but the versatility of the technique allows this to be adapted to any occasion.”
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
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
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.
August 12, 2020
“The eternity of the moment.”
-Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
The beauty of the moment. It all comes down to that really. We can’t predict the future, it can change with a thought. We can’t change the past, what’s done is done. But we can live in, and enjoy, and appreciate this precious present moment. When we are totally in the moment, time stands still.
Daily Tarot: The Fool
The day may be full of confusion but you don’t have to go through it naively and unaware of what’s happening around you. It’s not a good day to flirt with taking silly risks, some of which might turn out to be semi-dangerous or costly. You may be too hyper to want to play it safe, but at least make an effort to not be naïve or irresponsible.
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