Cat’s Morning Bits for August 21, 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.
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
Hence, let me haste into the mid wood shade,
Where scarce a sunbeam wanders through the gloom.
-James Thompson (1700-48)
Spirit Library: New Moon (a message from Kate Spreckley)
If we are to establish a new way of being and a new reality the old structures and programs, which have upheld our reality need to be dismantled.
Yeyeo Botanica: Aloe Vera for Protection & Luck
Moon enters Libra
Moon enters Libra Description: The Moon in Libra This is a time for seeking out balance, harmony, and peace. It’s also a time to express emotions gracefully, diplomatically, and considerately.
ThoughtCo: Mabon History: The Second Harvest
Two days a year, the Northern and Southern hemispheres receive the same amount of sunlight. Not only that, each receives the same amount of light as they do dark—this is because the earth is tilted at a right angle to the sun, and the sun is directly over the equator. In Latin, the word equinox translates to “equal night.”
MBG: Can’t Remember Your Dreams? We Asked Experts Why & What You Can Do
Dreams are as fascinating as they are mysterious, especially if you’re someone who struggles to remember them. It turns out, there are lots of factors that influence both the quality of your REM sleep—the sleep stage in which dreams happen—and your ability to remember those dreams once you wake up.
DIY MABON POTPOURRI!!
Elephant Journal: How Healing our Root Chakra can Help us Feel More Stable & Grounded in 2020
The root chakra is connected to our sense of trust, home, and security.
This year especially, it seems we are all being tested in these areas.
In a broad sense, it can feel as though there isn’t much we can do to guarantee the state of things in the world or the country, and that can feel discomforting—particularly this election year.
Treehugger: World’s Most Endangered Zebras Born at Florida Wildlife Refuge
Four new Grevy’s zebra foals are trotting around White Oak Conservation in northeastern Florida, likely oblivious to the impact they’re making on the species.
EarthSky News: Sun, Regulus in conjunction August 23
Today – August 23, 2020 – the sun is in conjunction with Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. You won’t see Regulus today because this 1st-magnitude star rises with the sun, climbs highest up for the day with the sun at solar noon, and sets with the sun. Every year, the sun meets up Regulus on or near August 23
Patheos-Pagan: Folklore, Fiction, Scripture, and Myth: Know the Differences!
I have a love-hate relationship with pop culture. On one hand, much of it is entertaining and some of it is inspiring. On the other hand, much of it is also trite, simplistic, and at times appropriative of traditions that are sacred to me and to other Pagans.
Pagan Playlist: En el Cielo – Pacha Mama – Nessi Gomes
Inner Journey: REFLECTIONS ON EFFORT
The anxious student asked the Zen master how long to enlightenment. The Zen Master answered a long time, at least 10 years. The student said, “Well I will work twice as hard.” The Zen master said, “Then it will take 20 years.” “No!” said the committed student, “I will work three times as hard.” “Well then,” said the Zen master, “it will take 30 years.”
Do you need to work at being spiritual? No. You already are spiritual. Do you need to work at being human? No. That’s just who you are.
The spiritual path doesn’t require us to get anything. It’s a process of opening to new dimensions of who we already are. It’s a process of awakening to our own truth. It’s a process of allowing ourselves to be authentic.
“It is not by your actions that you will be saved, but by your being.”
— Meister Eckhart
“People ask what must they become to be loving. The answer is ‘nothing.’ It is a process of letting go of what you thought you had become and allowing your true nature to float to the surface naturally.”
— Stephen Levine
A Note from the Universe
Every enlightened master knows that it’s not what you do that brings about a miracle, but that you do something, consistently, with an unwavering expectation that thy will shall be done.
Because when you do something, with intention, every day, almost anything, in the direction of your dreams, that’s all I’ll need to reach you, connect a few dots, and drop a few jaws.
We takin’ over,
Today’s Recipe: Grilled Balsamic Chicken Breast
A delicious and easy way to make honey-balsamic grilled chicken breasts. It is perfect to add to your favorite salad or by itself with your favorite sides.
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.
August 21, 2020
“Myths have their magic power because they cast on the screen of our imaginations the figures of the heavenly constellations, immense projections of our hope and capabilities.”
Myths make us question: “What are the possibilities?” Instead of thinking of the practical and mundane, they open up to us areas of grandeur and limitlessness! Our imaginations are there to help us create, and we are capable of creating our own reality. So, why not dream big?
Daily Tarot: The Hermit
Smooth your way through the day by being as respectable as time and circumstance require. Fit in, look and sound the part that you’ve been assigned, and get a lot done with very little or no resistance. In general, being respectable can be a good thing and serve you well, especially when dealing with new people or with those who don’t know you very well.
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