Cat’s Morning Bits for August 5, 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: No Right or Wrong
In this period of global disruption and change, all of humanity is moving into the unknown. We are navigating a powerful mix of energies as we break away from the past and make space for the new. As such we are being inspired to take a different approach to life which is being enhanced by a greater awareness of ourselves and our purpose at this time
Potion Crafting | The Art of Making Herbal Syrups | A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday
THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF RABBITS: SYMBOLISM
A rabbit is a type of animal that can be found in gardens, forests, and just about anywhere else. They are one of the most popular animals on earth and have many interesting meanings behind them.
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,
Patheos / New Visions : How We Improve Our Health with Sound Vibration
Sounds are all around us. They are part of our daily lives, and while we often take noise for granted, the vibrations f those sounds can….
Spirituality & Health: Spiritual Meaning of the Crescent Moon
BY KALIA KELMENSON
Moon phases offer a chance to connect with nature and her rhythms. As the crescent moon waxes, breathe life into your dreams
Pioneer Thinking: Mehndi Art
Henna body art is an ancient tradition of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Traditionally done on the hands and feet, it involves painting beautiful and elaborate patterns with a dye made from crushed leaves of the henna plant.
Ten Witchy Things YOU Can do Everyday!
Treehugger: How to Make Coconut Scrub With Just 2 Ingredients
Coconut scrubs use the power of fatty coconut and a natural exfoliant such as sugar or salt to remove dead skin cells from the epidermis and leave new skin supple and smooth.
EarthSky News: The Teapot Guides You To The Galactic Center
The constellation of Sagittarius is supposed to be a centaur. That’s a mythical half man/half horse creature, carrying a bow and arrow. Good luck spotting the centaur in the stars!
Patheos-Pagan: Review: Manifestation Magic By Elhoim Leafar
All magic involves manifestation and that’s why I was so excited to see Elhoim Leafar’s latest book Manifestation Magic, published by Weiser Books.
Pagan Playlist: songs from a mermaid’s soul 🌊【deep sea playlist】
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 and purpose 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
Great friends may tell you what to do, because that’s what great friends d
Best friends, however, wouldn’t dream of it, because they know there are plans we’ve made that they can’t see.
Today’s Recipe: Margaret’s Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)
This is my yia yia’s recipe–a family favorite straight from the village of Kyparissia. Serve as an appetizer or with tzatziki, Greek salata, and pita or pasta for a full meal. They taste best served at room temp and make for wonderful leftovers. If you don’t care for lamb, try using all beef instead.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.
August 5, 2021
“Do not scorn little victories.”
-Andre Gide (1869-1951)
Can we leap to the top of a mountain? That would be a difficult task. But what we can do is to climb a mountain, one step at a time. Each step that brings us toward that peak is a victory in itself. It takes effort, it takes vision, and it takes persistence. When we get discouraged, thinking the goal is too far off in the distance, we can look back and see just how far we’ve come
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Justice
A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything.
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