Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 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.

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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; Honour Your Process (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This week we continue to process and integrate the powerful energies of the Lion’s Gate in preparation for the Full Moon this coming weekend. As we process and integrate the energies, they ignite within us a new level of alignment where our physical reality is brought into union with our soul’s reality.

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Ancestral Magic | Witch Vlog | Working with the spirits of the land

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Spiritual Unite:

DREAM OF BEING A PASSENGER IN AN AIRPLANE: SYMBOLISM
Many people have dreams of being a passenger in an airplane. Dreaming about being on an airplane usually symbolizes the feeling of freedom, safety, and security.

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ThoughtCo: How to Make a Quartz Crystal Wand

Many Pagans use a wand as a method of directing energy during spellwork or ritual. Because quartz crystals are known as natural energy conductors, you may want to incorporate one into the construction of your own wand. Here’s how you can make a simple quartz crystal wand of your own.

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MBG: What Is An Empath, Really? 12 Signs To Look For + The Different Kinds

If you’ve ever felt you had a keen awareness of the emotions of those around you, there’s a decent chance you could be an empath. You’ve probably heard the term before—but what does it actually mean? Here, we break down everything you need to know about empaths, from common traits to pros and cons, and how these people fare in relationships.

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Bee Balm Sisters: The Monardas
by Susun Weed

Allow me to introduce you to the beautiful bee balm sisters, also know as the majestic Monardas. They come in many bright colors and have the most amazing scents. Yes, you’re right, they are part of the mint family.

Gardeners love the bee balm sisters for their study self-reliance. Plant them almost anywhere (from British Columbia to Texas and from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic) and you can forget them . . . until they delight you with masses of aromatic blooms tended to by dozens of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Today’s DIY: DIY Scallop Shell Offering Dishes for an Ocean-Themed Sea Witch Altar – Magical Crafting Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: I Wrap my Arms around Sweet Solitude. {Poem}

alone, finally
i don’t need to move my mouth
locate the words to speak
or listen intently
to others’ hearts.
i can recharge
in vast pools of silence
and love on me.

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Treehugger: Wildlife Corridor to Connect Grizzly Bears in Montana

Wildlife corridors are like safe highways for animals. These untouched areas let species move about freely to feed, breed, and migrate without interference from humans

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EarthSky News: Year’s Closest Planetary Conjunction August 19

The closest conjunction of two planets for the entire year happens on August 19, 2021, at 4:10 UTC. But – depending on where you live worldwide – Mercury and Mars will appear at their closest on the sky’s dome at evening dusk on August 18 or 19. Look first for dazzling Venus, the sky’s brightest planet, in the west shortly after sunset. Then, as twilight deepens, search for for these two embracing worlds beneath Venus, but rather close to the horizon.

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Patheos-Pagan: Spiritual Practice in Difficult Times
JOHN BECKETT

As difficult as things have been in recent months, I shudder to think how difficult they would be if I didn’t have a regular spiritual practice.

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Crystal Magic: Come to the Woods and Cleanse My Crystals With Me!

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IF… ?

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”
— Eden Phillpotts

What if you were to pretend that you were healthy, wealthy and wise? What if you were to decide to be happy, no matter what else was happening?

Take the power of ‘what if…’ seriously, and you will grasp the power to create a world of your own design. Everything, EVERYTHING begins in the imagination. Put it to work constructively for you.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
— William James

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
— Lewis Carroll

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Look between the sights, hear between the words, feel between your thoughts, and there you’ll find me conspiring on your behalf, with magic, miracles, and more.

Living between the moments,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peach Dutch Baby with Blueberry Compote
Your brunch will be the talk of the town when you serve a puffy pancake baked with sliced peaches and a sweet blueberry sauce. A bit of optional shredded sweet basil adds a touch of elegance. You can also serve this elegant dish for dessert.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
August 17, 2021

Waiting
“A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the ripening of the fruit and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap!”

-Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)


Ah! We are rewarded for our patience! There’s another saying that “good things come to those who wait.” Even if we pluck a pear straight from the tree, that doesn’t make it ripe. It is ripe only in its own time. We can apply the concept to our ideas and projects, our relationships and job searches. We know when the time is right to proceed, to take action. We don’t need to rush.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Anger could raise its ugly little head today, but you have things under control. Don’t engage, if possible, and tactfully deflect the worst of whatever misunderstanding caused the outbreak. If it’s repressed anger, there may never be any loud or angry words. You can smooth any ruffled feathers simply by standing up and not being intimidated or rushed into any action or opinion. Be at your best today

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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