Cat’s Morning Bits for August 12, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 12, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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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.

August Events:

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: Intense Point of Integration (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we move towards the closing of the Lion’s Gate we continue to process and integrate huge amounts of incoming cosmic light. This energy is activating our consciousness and pressing us to choose to expand beyond the wounds of the past and into the light of wholeness. We are reaching an intense point of integration that is testing our resolve but also giving us the push we need to follow through on the changes that are being demanded

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Look Inside My Crystal Grimoire Journal, Scallop Shell Book of Shadows Page – Magical Crafting Books



This article will explore the meaning of the black butterfly. Black butterflies are often associated with death, but they don’t always have to be.

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ThoughtCo: Healing With Crystals and Properties of Geodes

Geodes are a type of natural rock formation that contains a cavity lined with crystals or another type of mineral matter. They are formed as a hollow bubble inside of a layer of rock which was created by volcanic forces or chemical precipitation

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7 Spectacular Moths in Slow Motion!


MBG: 3 Manifestation Rituals You’ll Want To Do Before The Lion’s Gate Portal Closes

The Lion’s Gate portal has officially been activated: On August 8, the Sun and the star Sirius got closest to Earth and aligned with Orion’s belt. When Sirius, known as the “spiritual sun,” and the Sun in Leo come together, they generate a “portal” for rapid spiritual growth and advancement.

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Daily Good: The Art of Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes

My experience is what I agree to attend to. Only those items which I notice shape my mind.

  • William James –

The Art of Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes

“‘How we spend our days,” Annie Dillard wrote in her timelessly beautiful meditation on presence over productivity, ‘is, of course, how we spend our lives.’ And nowhere do we fail at the art of presence most miserably and most tragically than in urban life — in the city, high on the cult of productivity, where we float past each other, past the buildings and trees and the little boy in the purple pants, past life itself, cut off from the breathing of the world by iPhone earbuds and solipsism. And yet: ‘The art of seeing has to be learned,’ Marguerite Duras reverberates — and it can be learned, as cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz invites us to believe in her breathlessly wonderful On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes (public library) — a record of her quest to walk around a city block with eleven different ‘experts,’ from an artist to a geologist to a dog, and emerge with fresh eyes mesmerized by the previously unseen fascinations of a familiar world.” Maria Popova shares more in this in-depth exploration of Horowitz’s book. { read more }

Be The Change

Take a walk in a familiar setting, with new eyes today. Notice what leaps freshly into view.


Today’s DIY: How to Make an Aloe Vera Face Mask

A homemade aloe vera mask is the perfect way to rejuvenate your skin with ingredients found in your kitchen or garden. A 2016 study found that, when used topically, aloe vera stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid production, improving skin moisture and elasticity.

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Treehugger: Dazzling Macro Photographs Reveal the Magic of Tiny Fungi and Slime Molds

Fungi are widely misunderstood and often under-appreciated, yet they are a crucial component of the planet’s ecosystems. Though they may sometimes look bizarre and otherworldly to us, they are nevertheless unparalleled experts at breaking down organic matter and according to some experts, their latent superpowers may potentially even save the world.

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EarthSky News: Explore The Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8

Ordinary binoculars under a dark sky can bring the Lagoon Nebula to you from 5,000 light-years away. Look for M8 a few degrees above and to the right of the Teapot asterism in the constellation Sagittarius. M8 or Messier 8 is the formal designation for this nebula, which is a large gas cloud within our Milky Way galaxy. The Lagoon Nebula is barely visible to the human eye under good conditions, but glorious with a dark sky and a bit of optical aid.

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Patheos-Pagan: Time to Go Deep

I need to go deep.

I need to go deep into my spiritual work. I need to spend more time in communion with my Gods and allied spirits. I need to do more journeying into the Otherworld, I need to work more big magic.

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Pagan Playlist: Faun – Sonnenreigen (Lughnasad) [Complete Version ”Remix”]


Inner Journey: NEED HELP?

“Asking for help doesn’t mean that we are weak or incompetent. It usually indicates an advanced level of honesty and intelligence.”
— Anne Wilson Schaef

The path of healing begins with awareness that things can be different. We must be willing to open to the potential, the possibility for change.

We also need to acknowledge that we are not in this experience alone, without support. The divine power of love is here for us, if we are willing to open to receive it. Sincerely ask for help and loving support will manifest in both mundane and magical ways.

“The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.”
— Rona Barrett


A Note from the Universe

Enjoying short-term pleasures at the expense of long-term dreams is just about as silly as pursuing long-term dreams at the expense of short-term pleasures.

Pursue both.

I do,

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: 7 Fresh Tomato Casserole Recipes for a Winning Summer Dinner

If you are lucky enough to have an abundance of tomatoes — a summery, flavor-packed tomato casserole makes a delicious option for dinner. From a colorful fresh tomato, corn, and bacon casserole to a stunning zucchini and tomato gratin, all of the recipes in this tasty tomato casserole collection couldn’t be easier to make and elevate the humble tomato to be the star of the show!

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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

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
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.


Daily Wisdom
August 12, 2021

“Example, the surest method of instruction.”

-Pliny the Younger (C.E. 62? – 113?)

Can you learn to ride a bike by reading a book? You have to actually get on the bike to figure it out. And it helps to have a friend there to show you how to do it. It’s the same thing with parenting. We can tell kids to be kind, but it makes a greater impression on them if they observe and experience our kindness themselves. And we can encourage them when we see them following our example.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Fool

The day may be full of confusion but you don’t have to go through it naively and unaware of what’s happening around you. It’s not a good day to flirt with taking silly risks, some of which might turn out to be semi-dangerous or costly. You may be too hyper to want to play it safe, but at least make an effort to not be naïve or irresponsible.


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