Cat’s Morning Bits for August 19, 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
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.
A Look Inside my Journals – Grimoire and Book of Shadow Flip Through – Magical Crafting Books
Spiritual Unite: THE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF RABBITS: SYMBOLISM
A rabbit is a type of animal that can be found in gardens, forests, and just about anywhere else. They are one of the most popular animals on earth and have many interesting meanings behind them.
ThoughtCo: Can Healing Pendulums Be Worn as Jewelry?
Any pendulums that have been dedicated to the service of healing are best not worn as decorative jewelry. If your pendulum is made from gemstones, just know that crystal energies can be too overwhelming to comfortably wear next to your body
Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Exploring the Stillness Within Us
It is becoming harder and harder to find stillness to explore in the world around us. Our lives seem to be immersed in evermore complicated layers of news and information.
MBG: How To Do The Lion’s Breath For Enhanced Energy & Communication
Yoga involves so much more than just the physical poses, and pranayama (yogic breathing practices) is another facet of a complete yoga practice. Just as each physical pose (or “asana”) has different benefits, the different breathing techniques you’ll come across have their own benefits, too.
Today’s DIY: Polymer Clay Spellbook Pendant Tutorial | Pagan/Wiccan Crafts
Elephant Journal: 3 Feng Shui No-Nos: A Step Closer to a more Balanced Life
Feng Shui is a healing art that provides a system to move our stuff with intention and see changes come about.
Feng Shui translates to wind water (Feng=wind, Shui=water); just as the wind causes the water to move in our natural environment, our intention and placement also move energy in our spaces and lives.
Treehugger: Elephants Don’t Just Trumpet—They Also Squeak
Asian elephants press their lips together and buzz them.
Ask a child what noise an elephant makes and they’ll no doubt lift an arm like a trunk and make a trumpeting sound. But it’s not the only sound these massive animals make. They also squeak.
EarthSky News: 2021’S Closest Planetary Conjunction Is August 19
The closest conjunction of two planets for 2021 happens on August 19 at 04:10 UTC. Depending on where you live worldwide, Mercury and Mars will appear at their closest on the sky’s dome at evening dusk on either August 18 or August 19. They are exceedingly low in the west after sunset. Look first for dazzling Venus, the sky’s brightest planet, above the sunset point. Then, as twilight deepens, search for these two embracing worlds beneath Venus, and close to the horizon.
Patheos-Pagan: Salt City Pagan: Dust Yourself Off and Try Again
I had an entirely different article prepared for this week, and then I took some time off. I couldn’t bring myself to post my original article, and luckily I had some assistance from a helpful person.
Pagan Playlist: Ayla Schafer ⋄ Silent Voices
“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”
— David O. McKay
I want to choose the details of my life. Fortunately, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is to give others the freedom to choose their own paths.
None of us wants our choice robbed from us. I can’t know what’s best for anyone but me. So why give unsolicited advice to others and expect them to follow it?
“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
— Samuel Butler
“What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that may cost and wherever it may lead.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A Note from the Universe
Do you think it would be as much fun if you could trade some of the happiest days of your life for not having to experience some of the saddest?
Do you think it would be as much fun if you could guarantee that some of your dreams would come true, by forgoing others?
How about if only your “good” thoughts became things?
Or… would you still want it all?
I knew it! You take after me.
Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Wave Zucchini Bread
This bread is moist and chocolaty, with a neat layered look.
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
Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
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.
August 19, 2021
“All good abides with him who waiteth wisely.”
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
This scenario is familiar. Have you ever been in a long line, and the person serving customers is just doing the best that they can. Maybe the place is understaffed, or unexpectedly busy. There always seems to be someone who complains, who is impatient, and who makes the experience more aggravating for everyone around. And then there’s the kind-hearted person who uses the time to chat with the other people in line, who steps up and smiles and thanks the person doing the work. That person makes the experience much more pleasant! Next time you’re in line, observe. And choose to wait wisely!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Magician
It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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