Cat’s Morning Bits for August 26, 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 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
The woods grew dark, as though they knew no noon;
The thunder growled about the high brown hills,
And the thin, wasted, shining summer rills
Grew joyful with the coming of the rain,
And doubtfully was shifting every vane.
-William Morris (1834-96)
Spirit Library: Finding Meaning ( a message from Kate Spreckley)
As we move into the limitlessness of our soul the need for unity of heart, body, mind and spirit will increase. As a result, we are being urged to expand ourselves beyond the boundaries of old behaviours and rigid patterning.ning (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Yeyeo Botanica: Cinnamon: Spiritual and Magical Uses
ThoughtCo: Negative Reactions to Magical Crystals
Many Pagans and other people in the metaphysical community use crystals and gemstones in their magical and spiritual practice. There’s practically an endless list of stones you can use,
MBG: Feeling Expressive? You Might Just Have A Blue Aura — Here’s What It Means
Auras are believed to be the unique energy field surrounding all living things, and though most people can’t see them with the naked eye, every aura is a different color or combination of colors, with different meanings behind them. (To find out which color dominates your aura, you can get an aura portrait done, read your own aura, or take a quick quiz on your aura personality.)
Pioneer Thinking: Health Benefits of Grounding
Grounding is the actual process of placing your feet on the ground and making contact with sand, dirt, grass or concrete, especially wet ones. There are some recent reports which indicate that direct contact of your body with the electrons of the earth which have anti-oxidant effects, optimizes your immune system.
Today’s DIY: DIY magical candle bowl
Elephant Journal: The Earth is asking us to Listen.
It is a Sunday morning in August 2020, and through her moans and deep sadness, she is asking to be heard.
But not just heard, listened to.
Each of my children wake asking me similar questions, “Mom there are lights flashing outside” and, “It sounds like furniture is being moved, is everything okay?” I reply, “Everything is okay, my love, please go back to sleep.”
Treehugger: Bumblebees Are Larger in Cities, Study Finds
Living in cities has an impact on bumblebee size. Bees are larger in urban areas and, because of their increased heft, they’re more productive than their rural relatives, according to new research.
EarthSky News: Ophiuchus is part of the zodiac, too
Tonight – August 26, 2020 – the moon is passing in front of the faint zodiacal constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. The above sky chart shows only the southern part of Ophiuchus. We show this constellation in his entirety later on in this post
Patheos-Pagan: Hekate’s Wheel & the Iynx Wheel
The Wheel of Hekate is a symbol that has become synonymous with the Goddess of the Crossroads in the last few decades, and it is confusingly sometimes named as an Iynx or Strophalos – which are ritual tools.
Pagan Playlist: Mother Of Darkness; We All Come From The Goddess by Circle Of Women
CO-CREATION STARTS WITH IMAGINATION
“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali
Imagination is a tool of the soul. Our imagination gives us the opportunity to ‘try on’ new qualities and perspectives in our life. Through imagination, we can explore our past, problems, patterns, processes, plans, perceptions, principles, passions andpurpose to uncover new possibilities.
Without imagination, we stay stuck in the realm of the material, the past, the superficial and the literal. We remain one-tracked, instinctual and one-dimensional.
Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity,purpose and others.
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'”
— George Bernard Shaw
“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard
A Note from the Universe
Phew… I need a break! Tell you what, why don’t you write your own NOTE today? To me?
You could say something like, “Jambo Universe, it’s me! Right, the good-looking, talented, sexy one for whom the sun rises every day. Anyway, just wanted to tell you that this adventure in time and space has been awesome. Everything I ever expected it would be. (Huh, imagine that.) It’s been exactly as hard and as easy, as challenging and as rewarding, as I’ve been telling myself. (Hey, what a coincidence.) And even though I know we are ONE, I still like thinking of you “out there” somewhere, watching, loving, and protecting me. (Hmm, could this also be why I sometimes feel alone?) At any rate, I’m learning tons, having some fun, and really looking forward to coming home one day. (Unless, of course, I’m home now.)
Hey, since I have your attention, thanks, for another day in paradise. (Where my thoughts become things, dreams never stop coming true, and it all just keeps getting better and better.)
Today’s Recipe: Spinach Caprese Salad
A greener version of the classic Caprese, this salad is just as delicious with the added nutrients of spinach! The drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar make a wonderful dressing for the spinach underneath.
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 26, 2020
Cause and Effect
“Curiosity, or love of the knowledge of causes, draws a man from consideration of the effect to seek the cause; and again, the cause of that cause, till of necessity he must come to this thought at last, that there is some cause, whereof there is no former cause, but is eternal, which – men call God.”
-Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)
We are compelled to learn. It is in our nature. We can’t help it. And the more we learn, the more that knowledge brings us to ourselves. We look outside, we read, we study, we work – and what we learn is to look inside. We look inside to turn knowledge into wisdom, and we grow
Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man
Be calm, proactive, and don’t exhaust yourself with endless fear. Any number of things might backfire or go wrong today, just like any other day, and there is little if anything extraordinary to be fearful about now. Your basic sense of insecurity may be higher than normal today, but this will pass soon. Take heart and be your normal brave self
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