Cat’s Morning Bits for August 16, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 16, 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: Soul Guided Action (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As we leave the intensity of the Lion’s Gate portal we enter into a new cycle of awakening, healing and growth, which has the potential to rapidly and dramatically change our lives. In this new cycle, we will continue to balance out lifetimes of karma and the events that occur will take us beyond that which we have always known. We will be pushed towards activating and initiating a whole new way of living and being while faced with important choices and decisions that will have a powerful and lasting effect on our lives

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The power of lightning and a thunderstorm is a beautiful yet powerful force that people find fascinating.

Dreaming about lightning and thunderstorms can be interpreted differently depending on the person’s individual life experiences,

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ThoughtCo: Healing With Crystals: Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is a pink-colored crystal that carries a very gentle and soothing energy and can give comfort to anyone feeling wounded. The gemstone is used for healing the heartsick and is a natural remedy that can treat any issue that needs emotional healing. For example, rose quartz:

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The Mysteries of Njord (Njörðr): Norse God of Seafaring


MBG: Astrologers Illuminate Why This Could Be A Week Of Game-Changing Firsts

Here, the AstroTwins break down the four astrological events you should know about in the week ahead, including a Venus homecoming, a powerful retrograde, and a rare full moon that could have us seeing double.

If you wake up with the urge to elevate and decorate this Monday, don’t be surprised.

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Spirituality & Health: The Spiritual Meaning of Midsummer by Megan Shoop-Volz

Try this mini-ritual for midsummer, when nature teaches us to rest and be patient.

Though technically the pagan holiday of midsummer (called “Litha”) has passed, midsummer celebrations and activities in mid-July and early August feel right. This is when summer has truly set in—mature dragonflies are skimming the water, bees of various kinds bob from blossom to blossom, and all of nature seems to laze under the sun’s steady, unbroken heat.

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Today’s DIY: How to make CRESCENT MOON wall hanging Dream Catcher || Room Decor Ideas | DIY Macrame Wall Hanging


Elephant Journal: Sunlight Has a Purpose, Too. {Poem}

I hide because I am cold
and I want the comfort of the dark.

And, I know coldness leads to warmth,

and comfort in the dark leads to

discomfort in the light.

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Treehugger: Watch Critically Endangered Forest Elephants Take Mud Baths

Deep in the forest of Ntokou Pikounda National Park in the Republic of Congo, forest elephants churn the water of a mud hole then use their trunks to spray dirt all over their bodies. They wallow in the muddy water and baby elephants play

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EarthSky News: Ophiuchus Is Part Of The Zodiac, Too

Tonight – August 16, 2021 – the moon is passing in front of the faint zodiacal constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. The above sky chart shows only the southern part of Ophiuchus. We show this constellation in his entirety later on in this post.

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Patheos-Pagan: Five Things to do When the World Gets Weird

If it seems like people around you are more volatile than usual, you’re not alone. Over the past month I’ve stood on the sidelines as multiple relationships around me caught fire in various ways.

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Pagan Playlist: Enya – The Humming (Lyric Video)



“Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.”
— Richard Carlson

Regularly, take time to reflect on what has been happening in your life. Step back to work ON your life instead of IN it. See yourself as the C.E.O. of your own personal company, or as the captain of your own ship. Are you navigating the waves as well as you might?

Stepping back helps us see a bigger, more inclusive picture. Small events make more sense in the bigger scheme of things.

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin


A Note from the Universe

Not everyone can say, “I love you.”

But they all do.

What a world,

The Universe


Today’s Recipe: 15 Tangy Desserts Made With Lemonade

Tangy and refreshing, lemonade is a summertime classic that deserves to be enjoyed beyond the beverage category. These brightly colored lemonade desserts rely on the drink’s perfect balance of sour and sweet to bring impressive flavor.

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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

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
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.


Daily Wisdom
August 16, 2021

“There is a difference between the waiting of the prophet and the standing still of the fool.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

This is an issue we all struggle with at one time or another. It can be difficult to wait, it can be difficult to be patient. And yet, it is so often necessary! Everything has its own time, its own season, and more often than not we are the ones who have to adjust to fit in with the grand plan. But waiting doesn’t have to mean standing still, or wasting time. We can use our time wisely, even when we are waiting.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: The Devil

Your instincts may be heightened and a bit off today, and this could lead you to make some wrong decisions or assumptions. Then, you run the risk of pouncing on these assumptions and acting out of a bad impulse. Keep your emotions under control and back away from impulsive actions of any kind. Today they are traps that lead to embarrassment at best, and harm at worst.


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