Cat’s Morning Bits for August 4, 2021
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.
Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.
Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh
Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST
Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST
Spirit Library: Discern What is Worthy
a message from Kate Spreckley
This week holds a major turning point in our journey of awakening, healing and growth. As such we are urged to assess what is and what isn’t working in our lives. It is a time to be objective while considering our challenges and confronting our problems from a practical perspective. There is the possibility of abrupt changes as things may not go exactly as planned. The key is to remain present and open to what is being revealed from within. To stay in the flow and fine tune our ability to discern what is worthy of our attention and focus.
Wise Woman Herbal Ezine:
Plantain (Plantago major)
First Aid Remedies
by Ellen Evert Hopman
The Plantains, called Plantago major, and Plantago lanceolata in the Latin, are plants that simply love people. I have never yet seen a yard or a lawn that didn’t have some, somewhere. Plantain is perennial and can be found in grassy areas all over the United States and Europe.
Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF FROGS: SYMBOLISM
Frogs have long been a symbol of transformation, spiritual awakening, and fertility. This is because frogs are often found in the springtime—which coincides with the emergence of new life.
ThoughtCo: The Magical Energy of Apples
Apples are found in the mythology and legends of many cultures around the world. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since apples have been around for a very long time—petrified apple fragments dating back as far as five thousand years ago have been discovered!
Purifying Hand Gel Spray (auracacia newsletter)
We want to ensure you stay happy and healty, so here is a recipe that we hope can help a bit! Just gather all these ingredients as best you can, whip them together, pour, spray, CLEAN!
MBG: How To Activate Your Inner Fire With An Ancient Tibetan Breath Practice
From box breathing to breath of fire, there are a number of breathwork techniques out there that all have different effects. Some can help relieve stress, while others, like tummo breathing, can help put us in a deep meditative state.
What Is Your Spirit Animal? Find Out Your Spirit Animal by Your Zodiac Sign
Treehugger: What to See in the Night Sky for August 2021
Move over fireflies, there are some real celestial fireworks taking place this month.
Welcome to August, a month defined by loud cicadas, pool parties, humidity, and children fretting about the impending return to school.
EarthSky News: Moon And Gemini Stars At Dawn August 5 And 6
On the mornings of August 5 and 6, 2021, you’ll find the waning crescent moon in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins. Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, represent twin brothers in Greek mythology. These two stars don’t look alike. Pollux is slightly brighter than Castor and more golden in color. But no two bright stars in our sky lie so near one another. Their brightness and proximity has made Castor and Pollux a symbol of brotherly love for centuries.
Patheos-Pagan: Phoenix Rising: Review – “A Brigit of Ireland Devotional: Sun Among…
having recently finished my manuscript for my forthcoming book, Demeter, I was pleased to be able to spend some time returning to my other passion – reading.
Pagan Playlist: Dark Magic Music – The Essence
Soul lives in connection
“We all seek Soul. While Soul is always present, it doesn’t appear in our lives automatically. Soul requires our attention and reflection. Offering our respectful regard to the Soul is a way of loving it, caring for it, nurturing it.”
— Benjamin Shield and Richard Carlson
How do we experience soul in our lives?
It’s so simple! STOP AND PAY ATTENTION! Soul lives in connection. Whenever we are present and conscious, soul emerges.
To easily experience soul, find something you love to do and immerse yourself in it. Consciously savour a favourite piece of music. Consciously enjoy a walk in nature. Really experience your breathing and the pounding of your heart as you exercise. Really be present to your partner, your kids, your pet or another, and you will know the contentment of soul.
“I think that whenever soul is present, it’s because what you’re doing, whom you’re with, where you are, evokes love without your thinking about it. You are totally absorbed in the place or person or event, without ego and without judgment.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen
A Note from the Universe
The novice learns to be honest with others in terms of who, what, when, and where.
The advanced soul learns to be honest with self and discovers that “perspective” rules, yet changes swiftly.
The Master, however, studies honesty in terms of motivation, where heretofore the lies have really piled up!
So, what do you really, really, really want and why?
Today’s Recipe: Keto Air Fryer Salmon Cakes with Sriracha Mayo
Salmon cakes can certainly be keto-friendly if you just tweak a few ingredients. They make a great dinner or you can serve atop a salad for a delicious lunch. The mixture can get a little sticky, so I spray my hands with cooking spray when handling, and I use a small silicone spatula to help get them off the plate and into the fryer.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
August 4, 2021
“The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
The word victory is often associated with a competition, or battle. But a victory doesn’t have to mean that there’s a “winner” and a “loser.” A successful negotiation, where both parties feel that a fair resolution has been reached, is a victory. When peace reigns, that is a victory.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Hermit
Right and wrong are important, yes, but today equally or more important could be doing what helps the most or alleviates the most pain or difficulty for someone or something. It could be as simple as feeding a stray cat, but it could be much more complicated, especially if it involves someone you care deeply for. Try to see things clearly and don’t overreact about anything.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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