Cat’s Morning Bits for August 10, 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
Spirituality & Health: Guided Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Starry Night
by Julie Peters
Walk into an evening field and settle by a warm fire to enjoy the stars. Settle into a relaxed state, imagining your ancestors there to support you, your heart making wishes on shooting stars. Let your mind rest while your body makes its way toward sleep.
Pig Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle, Totem Animal, Power Animal, Magical Crafting
Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF STAG AND DEER: SYMBOLISM
If you’ve ever seen a majestic stag at the head of his herd, then you know that they have an aura about them. These mature deer are symbols of spiritual authority and their appearance in your life is a sign from the universe to stand strong in your faith.
ThoughtCo: How to Make and Use a Crystal Grid
Many people like to use crystals for healing and wellness of both the physical and spiritual kind. Whether you’re working with crystals for a specific purpose, such as health or love, or for a general well-being ritual, you may find that placing your crystals in a grid-style layout can amplify their metaphysical power.
Signology: Color Orange
Color is a vital part of a visual symbol and the color orange has deep significance. It is used in symbols all over the world to represent emotions, politics, religion, gender, science, art and mythology.
MBG: This Week Will Turn The Chemistry Up A Notch: Astrologers Explain How To Deal
It’s all about balancing the head and the heart this week. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.
Today’s DIY: How to make a Corn Dolly for Lammas, Mabon, Samhain, Magical Crafting, Witchcraft Corn Husk Doll DIY
Treehugger: Sierra Nevada Red Fox To Be Protected as Endangered Species
The elusive Sierra Nevada red fox will be listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced. Federal officials estimate that the Sierra Nevada population of these foxes is down to just about 18 to 39 animals.
EarthSky News: Young Moon, Venus, Spica West After Sunset On August 9 To 13
New moon was August 8, 2021. Perhaps you’ll catch the whisker-thin crescent moon and Venus after sunset on August 9. If you miss it August 9, try again on August 10, 11, 12 or 13. Just be sure to look soon after sunset because the moon will set soon after the sun. That’s good news, by the way, for those watching this week’s Perseid meteor shower between midnight and dawn.
Patheos-Pagan: Can I Do Magic When The Moon Is Void Of Course?
When the moon is void of course, things can feel low-energy, liminal, or like you’re waiting for something to happen.
Pagan Playlist: Kalevala (epic folk metal)
Inner Journey: GIVE TO YOURSELF FIRST
“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
Do you want more in your life? More love? More happiness? More money? More satisfaction? Then explore how you can BE more.
In the Delfin Knowledge System, Leslie Fieger advises, “You can have more when you are willing to give more. You must begin this process by giving more to yourself. Give yourself more time; give yourself more attention; give yourself more love; give yourself more of what you want. Then decide how to offer the more that you are (and have) to the world and you will receive even more back in return.”
“Let the waters settle you will see stars and moon mirrored in your Being.”
A Note from the Universe
Wasn’t it clever of me to think you up? I mean, come on…
Never has there walked the face of the earth someone who thinks with your degree of insight. Who loves with your degree of care. Or who feels with your degree of hope.
And never has there been such a need for someone with gifts like yours, because at this very moment there are people only you can reach and differences only you can make.
Your #1 fan,
Today’s Recipe: Savory Summer Cheesecake
I’m not a big dessert guy and almost always prefer another savory course instead, but if I am going to have dessert, cheesecake is one of my favorites. When you combine those two facts, it’s no surprise I tried an experiment with a savory cheesecake. A nice green salad, with or without tomatoes, would be a perfect pairing for this.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
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 10, 2021
“Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.”
-Daniel J. Boorstin
An example is an illustration – it’s the action in the saying that “actions speak louder than words.” Our behavior, whether we’re aware of it or not, sets an example to whomever is watching. We’re sending subtle messages all the time. Are we paying attention to our own behavior and what it is “saying” about us?
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Magician
You have your A game going today, but don”t let it go to your head. As the Magician, you”re at your most capable. If someone tries to spring a surprise request on you, you”ll probably see it coming. Be low-key, don”t build expectations, and then excel. So long as your ego doesn”t exceed good sense, you”ll be able to accomplish just about anything!
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