Cat’s Morning Bits for August 31, 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.
On this scene enter-winged, horned, and spined-
A longlegs, a moth, and a Dumbledore;
While ‘mid my page that idly stands
A sleepy fly, that rubs its hands.
-Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
August Events & Holidays
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: Power & Control (a message from Kate Spreckley)
A new sense of balance must be formed both internally and externally if we, as a human race, are to survive. For this to occur the feminine and masculine energies must being to operate equally in all spheres of life. Both are required for us to build a new, balanced and functional way of being. But for this to come about balance needs to be initiated within us individually.
Echinacea Tea – Harvesting Echinacea for Tea
ThoughtCo: Full Moon Magic
The full moon is traditionally a time of spiritual celebration for people all over the world. For those who practice nature-based belief systems, including the many different Pagan religious paths, it’s one of the best times to do some serious magical workings. Here’s how to get started with some simple full moon magic that you can easily do at home.
MBG: 12 Houses Of The Horoscope: The Themes & Lessons Of Each
The birth chart is like a snapshot of the sky from our vantage point on earth, taken at the exact moment you were born. This chart is divided into twelve segments, also known as the houses. The houses are where the action in the “movie of your life” takes place.
Daily Good: Beyond Words: A Conversation with Carl Safina
Our relationship to most living things is, and must be I think, a moral one not a practical one.
Beyond Words: A Conversation with Carl Safina
“Safina’s journey in ecology and conservation took him through his PhD and then back to the obvious. I learned this is called anthropomorphizing and you’re not supposed to do that. The orthodox view is that other animals don’t have human thoughts or emotions. I learned all of that and then realized that what I knew when I was seven was actually more accurate.” More in this interview with Safina.
Be The Change
Don’t let the enormity of all the facets of the environmental problem stop you. We can always do something. We can think about what well eat, who we will vote for, what we will buy, what groups we will support or join, what we will talk about, who we want to be in the world and the list can go on.
Today’s DIY: DIY Clay Hand Incense holder
Elephant Journal: A Hilarious Manifesto on the Dumb Sh*t we do to Find “Happiness.”
To make simple things complicated, you need to complicate your mind.
You need to always think about what others think about you. You need to ruminate about your future—the more complex, the better.
We should fill our lives with stuff that we don’t need. We need to buy things that will pile up in our house in the future so that we will stress ourselves out to sort these when the time comes that we realize that they don’t matter to us entirely.
Treehugger: Why Do Leaves Have Such Different Shapes?
There’s one thing about leaves that science has long agreed upon: They only grow so big as available water allows — but not so big that the whole plant overheats.
EarthSky News: See the Winter Circle before dawn
Although it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, a major sign of winter now looms large in the predawn/dawn sky. The dazzling planet Venus beams in front of the great big lasso of stars known as the Winter Circle. For the next several days, Venus shines at the eastern border of the Winter Circle, midway between the Procyon, the Little Dog Star, and the Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux.
Patheos-Pagan: Simple Witchery: Book of Shadows and Witch’s Journal
. . . why both are an important part of successful witchcraft.
Whether keeping a BOS, a journal, or both, the key to success lies in developing a consistent practice of recording information in a manageable way.
Pagan Playlist: Moon Chant
Inner Journey: SPACE TO EXPLORE
“No one can find his work, what he really wants to put all of himself into, when everything he does he is made to do by others. This kind of searching must be done freely or not at all.”
— John Holt
We all need space — free from demands, deadlines, expectations and judgments — to explore who we are and what life is all about. Free time, with absolutely no agenda, is rich with potential. How can we grow if we have no space and freedom to dream?
“Deny children — or anyone else — the chance to do ‘nothing,’ and we may be denying them the chance to do ‘something’ — to find and do any work that is truly important to themselves or to someone else.”
— John Holt
A Note from the Universe
It’s not the dazzling voice that makes a singer. Or clever stories that make a writer. And it’s not piles of money that make a tycoon.
It’s having a dream and wanting to live it so greatly that one would rather move with it and “fail” than succeed in another realm.
You so have what it takes,
Today’s Recipe: Best Make-and-Freeze Pasta Sauces for Quick Dinners Any Time
One of the best ways to get weeknight pasta dinners on the table in a hurry is to have a stockpile of heat-and-serve sauces stashed in the freezer.
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 31, 2020
“Of all the discoveries which men need to make, the most important, at the present moment, is that of the self-forming power treasured up in themselves.”
-William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)
The word brings discovery to mind images of Christopher Columbus and Thomas Edison. Life is such a great frontier, with so many treasures “our there” for us to find. We can soar into space, we can break down DNA. And now, as always, we need to look within, to discover the wisdom and the power which is an inherent part of our being.
Daily Tarot: Temperance
Instinct and impulsive action will cause more trouble than they can solve today, so spend more time reasoning things out and being careful about what you say and do. Asking questions is a good idea. It will get you information you need, and show how thorough, bright, and capable you are. It might take a bit longer, but it will save time and effort in the end.
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