Cat’s Morning Bits for August 14, 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.
Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks.
-John Todhunter (1839-1916)
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: Base Yourself in Your Soul (a message from Kate Spreckley)
The force of this year’s Lionsgate energies is dropping us even deeper into the unknown. As a result, sudden clarity is emerging shifting our perspective and bringing a clearer understanding of the challenges we are currently facing.
What to Sow in August 2020 | Easy to Grow Food | Self-sufficient Vegetable Garden.
Today is: Navajo Code Talkers Day
National Navajo Code Talkers Day is August 14. This holiday honors the contributions of Native Americans / First Nations people who contributed to the United States war effort during World War Two, as well as recognizing the evolution of U.S. code related to Native American languages and the participation of First Nations tribe members in U.S. military efforts from many conflicts.
ThoughtCo: Tarot: The Celtic Cross Spread
The layout known as the Celtic Cross is one of the most detailed and complex spreads found in the Tarot community. It’s a good one to use when you have a specific question that needs to be answered, because it takes you, step by step, through all the different aspects of the situation. Basically, it deals with one issue at a time,
MBG: What It Means When You Have A Yellow Aura
Ever met someone and thought, wow, they have a sunny disposition? They just might have had a yellow aura. While your aura—or energy field—has colors that are always changing, it’s likely dominated by a certain shade.
My Favorite Magickal Herbs of Summer
Elephant Journal: You might be Vata Dominant If…(Understanding the 3 Dosha Types of Ayurveda).
Forget the ridiculous food guide pyramid funded by the dairy lobby and beef council.
Instead, take the time to learn about your unique needs—because nothing is right for everyone, and everything is right for someone!
Treehugger: How to Explore National Parks With Virtual Tours
“The mountains are calling and I must go,” conservationist John Muir famously wrote in 1873. Many people can relate to feeling beckoned by nature, although for various reasons we can’t always heed the call as quickly as we’d like.
EarthSky News: Cassiopeia points to Andromeda galaxy
Tonight, if you have a dark sky, try star-hopping to the Andromeda galaxy from the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. If your sky is truly dark, you might even spot this hazy patch of light with no optical aid, as the ancient stargazers did before the days of light pollution.
Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: How to Make Sacred Water
An Alternative to Smudging
Blessing and purifying with burning herbs, resins, or the various forms of incense is a centuries old ritual practiced by many cultures and spiritual traditions. It is used for practical and medicinal purposes as well as spiritual.
Pagan Playlist: Danheim – Kala (Official Music Video)
TAKE A BREAK!
“A good rest is half the work.”
— Yugoslav Proverb
Strong work ethic? You can still justify taking a break. In fact, we NEED to take breaks — regularly and frequently. Why? WE WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY WHEN WE DON’T WORK SO MUCH.
Rest periods and vacations break our work routines. They help SHIFT OUR THINKING from its habitual, stuck patterns. They create the SPACE FOR ENERGY AND CREATIVITY to flow. They give us TIME FOR REFLECTION, so we can step back and look at what’s happeningin our lives with greater detachment. We become more sensitive and aware.
And finally, we are stronger when we BALANCE DOING with BEING. All work and no play throws our life out of balance and endangers our health. Our bodies and minds need sufficient rest for recuperation. This is critically important with the level of stressin our lives these days.
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
— Sidney J. Harris
“I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.”
— Ernest Hemingway
A Note from the Universe
Go way out.
Think beyond your present dreams, to the dreams you’ll have once they’ve already come true. And when you can clearly imagine how confident you will walk and how proud you will feel, start walking and feeling like that today.
Today’s Recipe: Impossibly Easy Mini Cheeseburger Pies
“Cheesy flavorful dinner for six ready in an hour! Serve your family with this delicious beef pie.”
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
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
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune
It could be hard to sit still today and every little distraction may look more like an invitation to take a break or start the next thing. Get a lot done anyway by concentrating on short tasks and short conversations. A checklist helps keep things smooth and organized. Afterward, maybe take a nice long walk, stretch those legs, and shake the day’s dust off your shoulders.
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