Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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Gently I stir a white feather fan,
With open shirt sitting in a green wood.
I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;
A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.
-Li Po (700-761)

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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

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Spirit Library: Anger For Empaths – 4 Steps To Positive Change (a message from Kari Samuels)

Are you an empath who has a hard time with anger?

Oftentimes, sensitive souls can forgive people without actually processing how you feel. You can try to see the higher good in all situations without letting your human self integrate your emotions.

Read more…..

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Herbal Jedi: Stranger Plants of the Forest Floor

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Pioneer Thinking:  Natural Healthy Cleaning with Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree oil is one of the most popular of the essential oils. It is one of the strongest natural antiseptics, commonly referred to as the “Universal Antiseptic.”

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Meanings and Interpretations of Common Dream

Interpreting the meaning of dreams is an art. There is no right or wrong way to interpret the meaning of our dreams.

Read more….

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MBG: Breathe In, Give Back: An Introduction To Loving-Kindness Meditation

Of all the different kinds of meditation out there, there’s one that’s especially powerful for cultivating compassion and extending the benefits of one’s meditation practice to others. It’s called loving-kindness meditation, metta meditation, or maitrī meditation in Sanskrit. Here’s what this practice is all about, plus a guided loving-kindness meditation to try for yourself.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Finding Balance in an Unstable World

Only when our feet learn once again how to walk in a sacred manner, and our hearts hear the real music of creation, can we bring the world back into balance.

– Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee –

Finding Balance in an Unstable World

“The present pandemic, which in a few short months has wreaked havoc across our world, is most likely caused by an imbalance in the natural world, as loss of habitat and biodiversity is not only driving animals to extinction but directly causing animal viruses to spread to humans. In response our leaders are using the images of conflict: We are at war with Covid 19, we keep hearing; it is an invisible enemy we need to vanquish. But although this virus is disrupting our lives, causing sickness, death, and economic breakdown, it is itself a completely natural phenomenon, a living thing reproducing itself in the way nature intended. Are these images of conflict and conquest appropriate or even helpful? Do they help us to understand and to respond, to bring our world back into balance?” Sufi master Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee shares more on finding balance in an unstable world. { read more }

“The present pandemic, which in a few short months has wreaked havoc across our world, is most likely caused by an imbalance in the natural world, as loss of habitat and biodiversity is not only driving animals to extinction but directly causing animal viruses to spread to humans. In response our leaders are using the images of conflict: We are at war with Covid 19, we keep hearing; it is an invisible enemy we need to vanquish. But although this virus is disrupting our lives, causing sickness, death, and economic breakdown, it is itself a completely natural phenomenon, a living thing reproducing itself in the way nature intended. Are these images of conflict and conquest appropriate or even helpful? Do they help us to understand and to respond, to bring our world back into balance?” Sufi master Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee shares more on finding balance in an unstable world. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Chill Out Jar: Tame Hot-headed People and Situations | Yeyeo Botanica

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Treehugger: 6 Easy Culinary Herbs to Grow From Seed 

Even if a large vegetable garden is out of the question for you, due to lack of space or time, a culinary herb garden can provide some fresh green flavor to spice up recipes, whether it’s in the yard or in a container garden.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Great Square points to Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, look for the nearest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. It’s becoming well placed for evening viewing from Northern Hemisphere locations. The Great Square of Pegasus is a great jumping-off point for finding the famous Andromeda galaxy, also known to astronomers as Messier 31.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Feeling Stuck? Just Do Something Magical

Whenever I feel stuck or low, the best remedy for me is to do something. Anything works, really, but it’s better if it has magical aspects to it as well. Here are my top 12 tips on how to shift your stuck energy.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Walking With The Ancestors

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Inner Journey:

GO FOR WHAT YOU LOVE

“Follow your bliss.”
— Joseph Campbell

It’s hard for some of us to believe that the world is served when we seek our own happiness. We’ve been taught that this is selfish.

If we stop to reflect on how we are in the world when we are happy, we can see how this serves. We have more vitality. We’re more loving and generous to others when our own needs are met.

What activities bring you greatest joy? Your unique gift to the world will be found in those pastimes you love the most.

How can you live your joy each day?

“Spiritual growth is not made in reaction against, for all striving against imposed restrictions is imaginary. Spiritual growth is accomplished by inclination toward. We grow like the sunflower, following the light.”
— Joy Houghton

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
The one thing all famous authors, world-class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common, is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.

Yet still, they began their journeys.

You are so poised for greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Medley with Eggplant and Feta

Low-calorie, low-carb dinners can be absolutely delicious if done right! This one is full of color, flavor, and texture. I make this one often and it is always a hit! Hope you will enjoy as well.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
August 17, 2020

Myth
“Mythology is much better stuff than history. It has form; logic; a message.”

-Penelope Lively, 1987

 
I think there is some kind of an innate fascination with myth, and that’s why it has been so prevalent throughout time. The best myths are well-crafted stores that we can relate to, and learn from. We remember these stories, repeat them, and pass them down through the generations. They have become an important part of our spiritual education.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot:  The Moon

It’s possible that you’re putting yourself under more stress and pressure than anyone or anything else going on around you. It’s not necessary to beat yourself up emotionally like this. Things are fine and you can make things even better if you curtail the urge to obsessively dwell on only what and who is letting you down. Be your own best friend and give yourself credit for what you’re doing right.

 

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.

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1 thought on “Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 2020

  1. Thank you so much, Cat 🌺 🌺 🌺 Many interesting articles. I am a bit late, I have had flu (again) and I’ve tried to just sleep. Have a blessed and Macickal Day ✨ ✨ ✨

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