Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 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: August 2021 Energy Report
Well friends, we are out of the jumbled July energy and moving into August. If you thought the last few days of July were a challenge, they were. I wrote about it on Facebook (you can follow my account here). But the fun never ends on our ascension journey and August is a new adventure and a new vibe. We have a lot of things happening this month including some unusual and historic energy aspects, as well as the usual twist on the ongoing 3D/5D ascension integration.
Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF BLUE JAYS: POWERFUL SYMBOLISM
Blue jays are beautiful birds. They’re striking, with their brilliant blue feathers and the way they fan out when they fly.
The spiritual meanings of a blue jay can be interpreted in many ways, depending on which culture you come from or what your beliefs are.
ThoughtCo: Origins and Uses of the Crystal Ball
Crystal balls are spheres of leaded glass or transparent stone, usually about the size of a grapefruit, used for “scrying,” or seeing the unseen.
The Morrigan: Goddess of Fate and War (Celtic Mythology Explained)
MBG: How To Find Your Black Moon Lilith Sign + What It Actually Means
Sure, you know your sun sign—and maybe even your moon and rising. But have you ever heard of the Black Moon Lilith? This mysterious point in your birth chart can tell you about your “dark side.” Curious? Here’s what Lilith is all about, how you can find yours, and what each Lilith sign means
Today’s DIY: DIY Witchy Décor – Ocean-themed Box – Water Witch Altar, Sea Witch Aesthetic – Magical Crafting
Elephant Journal: 5 Simple Meditations to Turn Around Your Worst Days.
Tiny, Easy Meditations for the Average Person on their Worst Days.
Sometimes life sucks and you have a bad day. That’s why we compiled this list of five easy meditation ideas for people who want to destress.
Sometimes life can be messy. Pretty messy.
Treehugger: Here’s an Easy Way to Help Manatees
Free the Ocean’s petition hopes to get manatees listed as endangered again.
It’s been an awful year so far for manatees. But with a simple online click, you can ask to get them more protections.
EarthSky News: Young Moon And Venus, West After Sunset
It’s fun to hunt for a young moon, a thin crescent moon visible in the west shortly after sunset. The new moon was August 8, 2021, at 13:50 UTC. We expect some people to catch the whisker-thin waxing evening crescent and Venus after sunset August 9. If you miss the slender young moon at dusk on August 9, try again on August 10, 11, 12 and 13.
Patheos-Pagan: Building a Devotional Practice with the Shining Ones
REV. JEAN (DRUM) PAGANO
As Pagans, we can merely observe the eight High days and then move on with our lives. As Devoted Pagans, we develop a daily practice that helps us to build better relationships with the entities, spirits and allies in our lives.
Pagan Playlist: Lords of Iron (Celtic metal)
WHAT ARE YOU LACKING?
“Money cannot fill an empty soul.”
— Julia Cameron & Mark Bryan
Where in your life are you experiencing lack?
Are you experiencing a lack of self esteem? Of humour? Of energy? Of love? Of money and abundance? Whatever you believe you are missing, it is there to be claimed.
The first step starts with shifting your perspective. See the glass as half full rather than half empty. Focus on accepting and appreciating what you DO have, and more will be attracted to you.
“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach
A Note from the Universe
Do you know what you’ve been doing your entire life?
No, besides getting better.
Nope, besides getting wiser.
Noooooo, besides getting older.
My, you are talkative today.
You’ve been touching, teaching, and healing friends and total strangers every step of the way.
Lay on thy hands!
Today’s Recipe: Our 10 Best Summer Squash Casseroles
When summer gives you so much squash, transform your fresh bounty of yellow squash and zucchini into these top-rated summer squash casseroles.
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.
Amulet Moon by Firefly
Dangling ’round the overshadowed neck
Of the cryptic sky,
Upon a sidereal chain of stars,
A memory, cumbersome as stone,
Burdens my mind and pulls me down,
Enshrouded in a pearl halo of light
‘Neath Silvanus’ Roman skyline.
Daily Tarot: The Star
You can make today memorable purely by the strength of your unfailing hope for all things to work out for the best. No matter how muddled the events of the day, how confused or how many mixed messages people give you, especially at work, your innate hopeful spirit will cut through most of the mist and give you good results. Look forward to many satisfying encounters, however little or much gets done.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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