Cat’s Morning Bits for August 19, 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.
To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim-the rocks-the motion of the waves-the
ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?
-Walt Whitman (1819-92)
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: New Structures of Light (a message from Kate Spreckley)
As we continue to process and integrate the Lionsgate energies we are entering into a significant period of change within ourselves. Our entire system is being rewired to hold within us a new structure of light energy that will entirely transform the energetic circuitry of our bodies.
Herbal Jedi: The Carnivorous Plant that Heals | Teasel Root
Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF THE COLOR YELLOW
Whether we are aware of it or not, colors have the power to influence and change our perspective most subtly and subliminally.
ThoughtCo: The Four Classical Elements
In many modern-day Pagan belief systems, there is a good deal of focus on the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water. A few traditions of Wicca also include a fifth element, which is spirit or self, but that is not universal among all Pagan paths.
Using Pendulums in Your Craft
Elephant Journal: Vedic Chanting Heals Us—Here’s How (& Why I Love Goddess Durga Mantra)
In March of 2020, I began to experience health issues that may or may not have been related to COVID-19.
I may never know.
What I do know is that I am grateful to be alive, am still experiencing mild, but prolonged, mysterious symptoms, and am slowly, but surely progressing in recovering my health.
Treehugger: 9 Enlightening Facts About Tasmanian Devils
Tasmanian devils are widely known, but not widely understood. Their most famous emissary is Taz, the spinning Looney Tunes character who bears only a remote resemblance to actual Tasmanian devils.
EarthSky News: The Teapot, and the galaxy’s center
Tonight, or on any moonless evening during a Northern Hemisphere summer or Southern Hemisphere winter, you can look in the evening hours toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It’s located in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius the Archer, which happens to contain a famous asterism – or noticeable pattern of stars – called the Teapot.
Patheos-Pagan: The Moth and the Witch
The Moth is of the Lepidoptera family, with 11,000 species here in United States alone. Moths like bats and owls are a creature of the night, and also a known familiar of the witch…
Pagan Playlist: Circle of Women – Nalini Blossom
THREE LEVELS OF PROSPERITY
“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”
— Woody Allen
To become more prosperous, we need to change on at least two levels. First, we must ensure our financial affairs are in order. We need an income that at least covers our expenses. And we need a foundation of habits, tools and skills so we achieve some financial stability in our day-to-day experience.
Second, we must become aware of the beliefs we hold around money and prosperity. If we unconsciously believe we are lacking in some way, then no matter what we do, we will unconsciously sabotage our own efforts to improve our finances.
And third, it’s helpful to understand the spiritual principles that govern our level of abundance. Once we know those principles, we can work effectively within them to attract abundance to us.
“If you’re prosperous in soul, you’ll be prosperous in whole.”
— Mark Victor Hansen
A Note from the Universe
Hubba, Hubba, Hubba!
Ya know how the bud of a flower looks? Already attractive, special, and unique yet still barely hinting at the splendor and magnificence to come. Oblivious itself of how its presence will add to the world.
That’s what you remind me of.
Today’s Recipe: Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars
One of my favorite cookie bar recipes.
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 19, 2020
“I can find my biography in ever fable that I read.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Some myths may be larger than life, but at their core they illustrate basic human needs and ambitions. We can see ourselves in the characters, and try out our options as they do. The archetypes of myth are our examples, our heroes, our role models, our teachers. We learn from their triumphs and tragedies, from their wisdom and from their mistakes
Daily Tarot: The Moon
You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit.
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