Cat’s Morning Bits for August 18, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 18, 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: Loosen Your Grip (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In these times of transformation, we are coming to recognise that everything changes. What we have known to be true shifts as our perspective expands and we begin to understand the deeper meaning that lies behind our experiences, our challenges and the difficulties we face and have faced. As a result, we are better equipped and able to let go of the familiar and navigate the turbulence of these changing times.

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GAIA Spirit Grounding Meditation Forest Healing | Gong, Tingsha & Nature ROOT Chakra Meditation


Spiritual Unite:

Dreams are interesting. Dreaming of being in a tornado can be scary, but it has been interpreted as representing change or upheaval.

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ThoughtCo: Negative Reactions to Magical Crystals

Many Pagans and other people in the metaphysical community use crystals and gemstones in their magical and spiritual practice. There’s practically an endless list of stones you can use, for just about any need, and many of these stones actually make us feel good

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Universe of Symbolism: Antelope

Nimble & Quick~ Acrobatic Moves

Deep in the fields of tall golden grasses in the desert Antelope thrives, ever watchful and discerning ready to move in an instant.

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Spirituality & Health: 7 Sacred Resins to Burn for Clearing Negative Energy

Move beyond sage. These seven sacred resins, including myrrh and benzoin, clear negative energy in your space.

Resin is the lifeblood of the tree, healing its wounds and inflictions and protecting it against infection. In short, resin repairs, protects, and heals.

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Spirituality & Health: How to Write Affirmations That Work for You by Kalia Kelmenson

The right phrases, when repeated consistently to yourself can make a huge difference in your thoughts which in turn makes a significant difference in your actions. Learning how to write affirmations that mean something to you will help you harness the potential of this powerful practice.

Those who don’t believe affirmations work cite that stating something out loud from the conscious mind could potentially go against unconscious thinking which will induce a state of conflict within the person.

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Today’s DIY: DIY Shell Pendulum and Pendulum Board Ocean-Themed Sea Witch Altar – Magical Crafting Witchcraft


Elephant Journal: Aquarius Full Moon: Things to Observe & Day-to-Day Agenda for the Week. {August 16-22}

The Aquarius Full Moon is Sunday the 22nd at 7:01 AM CST, and is also a seasonal Blue Moon, which we won’t see again for a while.
A blue moon is also known as a betrayer moon (an outcast that didn’t fit in a 12-month cycle and is a fourth full moon this season). According to NASA, it happens about once every 2.5 years, hence the term “once in a blue moon.

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Treehugger: Arctic Terns Never Fly the Road Less Taken

The Arctic tern is known for its record-breaking long migration. Every year these small birds migrate from the Arctic to the Antarctic—a daunting round-trip of about 18,600 miles (30,000 kilometers).

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EarthSky News: Capricornus? Here’s Your Constellation

Capricornus looks like an arrowhead
Capricornus the Sea-goat is one of the 12 constellations of the zodiac. The sun passes through it from mid-January to mid-February, every year. For observers in the Northern Hemisphere, the constellation never gets very high above the southern horizon. Your best time to look for the constellation is in late summer or early autumn evenings. The constellation is faint. You will need a dark sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: Book Review: A Brigit of Ireland Devotional

Being a devoted follower of Brigid, I have been eagerly awaiting the publication of A Brigit of Ireland Devotional: Sun Among Stars, by Mael Brigde. It will be released on September 1st, 2021, published by Moon Books.

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Pagan Playlist: Oklou – unearth me (official video)


Inner Journey:


“I then remembered why I avoid the ‘news,’ if that’s what you want to call it. Our ‘news’ is a misnomer, and it’s more like ‘the ongoing train wreck you can tune in to at any time when you want to divert yourself from your purpose and your happiness… lose your faith in humanity… and go from feeling like things are pretty good to feeling like the world is going to sh*t and why bother going on, I mean really?'”
— Ali Brown

Our beliefs create our reality. If we wish to live happy, healthy lives, it’s vital that we feed our minds healthy, nourishing material. The negative, sensational focus of today’s ‘news’ media hardly serves to enlighten us about the true state of the planet. Let’s open to our limitless potential by keeping our focus firmly on what uplifts us.

“The world is not dying. It’s not falling apart. It’s changing. I personally believe that pessimism is an indulgence, despair an insult to the imagination. There are wonderfully positive things out there.”
— Wade Davis


A Note from the Universe

Here’s a hint on figuring out your life’s purpose

It almost never lies behind the door marked, “Just be logical.”


The Universe


Today’s Magical Recipe: What Are The Magical Properties Of Self Rising Flour ? What Types Of Spells Can I Cast With It ? (from the Kitchen Witch Cookbook)

Flour in general tends to be associated with abundance and prosperity, probably due to it being a wheat product.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.


Daily Wisdom
August 18, 2021


“Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

This is just part of a longer poem by Longfellow called “A Psalm of Life.” Its message is simple. Work – and wait. It’s a balance. Put in the effort, and put in the thought. Take time for action, and take time to be quiet. This is the formula for success in any endeavor.

-Lissa Coffey


Daily Tarot: Death

Say goodbye to some old useless habit and welcome the chance to develop a new habit that will serve you better and take you further. The Death card is not so much the end of anything as it is the shutting off of some automatic pilot switch and getting you back out under your own power again. Be strong. You can more fully embrace this change in the near future.


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