Cat’s Morning Bits for August 24, 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 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: Inflow & Outflow (a message from Kate Spreckley)
With the rise of a new reality a very necessary transformation is taking place in our human structure. A new awareness is awakening and will realign all of humanity with the universal principles of balance.
Herbal Jedi: The Healing Powers of Goldenrod
ThoughtCo: How to Do a Candle Wax Reading
A candle wax reading is similar to reading tea leaves, but instead of reading symbols and messages formed by wet tea leaves inside your teacup, it’s the candle drippings formed in water that we interpret.
MBG: The AstroTwins Break Down The 3 Most Important Points Of This Week’s Horoscope
This week brings important lessons about examining your principles, standing your ground, and reframing difficult moments as learning opportunities. Here’s your horoscope.
Daily Good: The Waters of Heterodoxy
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.
- e.e. cummings –
The Waters of Heterodoxy
“In The Fourth Phase of Water, Gerald Pollack [an award-winning and highly acclaimed professor) offers an elegant new theory of water chemistry that has profound implications not only for chemistry and biology, but for the metaphoric foundation of our understanding of reality and our treatment of nature.[…] The Fourth Phase of Water contributes to a much larger paradigm shift that is proceeding across all the sciences, and indeed to a transition in the defining mythology of our civilization. In science alone, the implications of his findings, if verified, are profound, especially in areas like cell biology, plant physiology, chemical signaling, and of course medicine. Beyond that, they erode the story that we live in a dead universe of generic substances, that we, the sole intelligence of that universe, are therefore its rightful lords and masters. Pollack is part of the evolution of science toward a more shamanic worldview that understands that all things possess some kind of beingness.” Charles Eisenstein shares more in this essay
Today’s DIY: Watermelon Face Toner
Cleanse the skin and shrink appearance of pores with a refreshing watermelon face toner. It also smells AMAZING!
Elephant Journal: Do You Actually Love Yourself—or Are You Just Pretending?
Do you love yourself?
If you had asked me that question even 10 years ago, I would have unequivocally said, “No.”
It was that simple. I didn’t.
Treehugger: 10 Scary Animals That Are (Mostly) Harmless
The animal world is full of predators and nightmarish creepy-crawlies, but there are a few frightening-looking creatures that don’t deserve such a fearsome reputation. Some of these animals look scary based on their massive size, while others have sharp teeth or fangs.
EarthSky News: Sagittarius? Here’s your constellation
f you’re outside on an August or September evening, you can glimpse the zodiacal constellation Sagittarius the Archer. From our northerly latitudes, it never climbs high in the sky. Yet Sagittarius marks the direction in our sky to one of the most wondrous places we can imagine: the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. And the constellation is fairly easy to spot, because its brightest stars form a distinctive shape of a Teapot. Follow the links below to learn how to see Sagittarius, and about the lore and science of this constellation.
Patheos-Pagan: Green Earth Witchcraft: Who Is The Earth Deity?
In July, I wrote about my path that I’m calling Green Earth Witchcraft. A nature-based tradition that honors the Earth Deity (who is also known as the Earth Mother in my personal practice).
Since writing that post, many people have expressed an interest in learning more.
Pagan Playlist: We Will Go Home (Song of Exile) – King Arthur
Inner Journey: LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.”
— William James
Here is one perspective on levels of consciousness and some descriptive words to help us identify the differences:
• Not conscious – instinctual, follower
• Subconscious – habitual, robotic, reactive
• Conscious – aware, intelligent, conceptual, reflective
• Superconscious – intuitive, guiding, truthful, loving, universal
Reflect on how you typically move through your day. As we use our minds more consciously, we open up to the superconsciousness.
“Utilizing your conscious mind to direct the subconscious mind to enter into communication and harmony with the universal mind is the secret of personal power.”
— Delfin Knowledge System
A Note from the Universe
Remember you once told me that if ever all of the circumstances in your life were aligned “just so,” your soon-to-be friends were in all the right places at all the right times, and the financial markets, social climate, and global energies had all reached optimal points… you wanted to be gently nudged as a subtle sign that it was time to start doing new things, saying new things, and visualizing so that you might catch these gargantuan waves of change and surf to dazzling new heights?
NOW’S THE TIME! TODAY’S THE DAY!! GO! GO! GO!
Today’s Recipe: 14 Best Savory Main Dish Recipes Starring Sweet Peaches & Plums
Mmm, the sweet surprise of fruit complementing tender, savory meat. These meaty recipes marry sweet plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots with savory pork and chicken. Together, they’re a stone-fruit groove.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
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.
August 24, 2020
Cause and Effect
“What is found in the effect was already in the cause.”
-Henri Bergson (1859-1941)
We’ve heard it before – we reap what we sow. What we sow (cause) is what we reap (effect). Our energy generates something that comes back to us. Our efforts, or actions, cause things to happen, so we need to be mindful of what we say and do. And really, the effect becomes another cause, which produces another effect! It’s easy to use the analogy of gardening: we plant a tomato seed, which grows tomatoes, which produce tomato seeds. What is found in the tomato was already in the seed, and vice versa. The seed holds the potential for the tomato. We can apply the same knowledge to our lives, and create for ourselves the love and joy that we want to experience just by sowing the seeds for that
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious
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