Cat’s Morning Bits for August 23, 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
Spirituality & Health: How to Cleanse Energy by Burning Sage
10 Smudging Tips by Bianca Alexander
If you’re interested in cleansing your body, mind, aura, or just your physical space, try these 10 tips for smudging sage.
Regardless of where you are on the spiritual path, if you’re in contact with any part of our materialistic world, you are bound to attract or experience negativity in some form. After all, opposites attract; like moths to a flame, the light is powerful enough to draw out darkness from within and from without
Magical Crafting; How to make Magical infused oils – Witchcraft – Magical Crafting- witch oil -love oil – prosperity
Spiritual Unite: DREAMING OF BEING IN A TORNADO: SYMBOLISM
Dreams are interesting. Dreaming of being in a tornado can be scary, but it has been interpreted as representing change or upheaval.
ThoughtCo: What is a Lunar Halo?
So you were outside one evening for the full moon, and there was an amazing circle around the moon. Is it something magical? Could it be important, from a magical perspective?
MBG: Astrologers Say We’re In For A Relationship Reality Check On Monday
This week’s transits will nudge all of us to get real about which relationships are truly serving us. Here’s your horoscope from the AstroTwins.
Saturn will deliver a reality check on Monday.
The Witches’ Cauldron: THE GODDESS AND THE GOD – Wicca 101 –
Elephant Journal: Supercharge your Spiritual Growth with these 5 Crystals.
“I thought of the soul as resembling a castle, formed of a single diamond or a very transparent crystal, and containing many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions.” ~ Saint Teresa of Avila
Are you on a journey to connect more deeply with Spirit? Crystals can help.
It’s no coincidence that Saint Teresa of Avila compares the soul to a beautiful gemstone.
Treehugger: Newly Identified Beetle Was Hiding in Plain Sight
The frog-legged beetle was named for David Attenborough.
Sometimes scientific discoveries aren’t just made in rainforests and oceans. Sometimes they can be made by researchers right in a museum’s own collections.
EarthSky News: Andromeda Galaxy: All You Need To Know
Although several dozen minor galaxies lie closer to our home galaxy, the Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy is the closest large spiral galaxy to ours. Let’s exclude, for a moment, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, visible from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere. Besides them, the Andromeda galaxy is the brightest external galaxy you can see. At 2.5 million light-years, it’s also the most distant thing visible to your unaided eye
Patheos-Pagan: Presenting Paganism to a Generation of Spiritual Explorers
Heather Greene has a new piece up on Religion News Service that says Study: Gen Z doubles down on spirituality, combining tarot and traditional faith. It looks at a study by the Springtide Research Institute that says:
Pagan Playlist: Relaxing Celtic Music – Autumn Forest
BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
“In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.”
— C.G. Jung
Where are you not being true to yourself?
All blocks arise when we’re not being authentic, when we’re not being true to ourselves. We know we’re not being authentic when we feel discomfort of any kind.
When our thoughts, feelings and actions align with our essence, we express the qualities of soul. Always trust that your soul knows what’s best for you.
Believe in yourself and act on your ideas. Give yourself permission to do what you want with your life. Take the initiative to set meaningful goals for yourself and achieve them. Begin to tell yourself why you CAN have what you want!
“A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.”
— Mark Rutherford
A Note from the Universe
For times when the world seems to spin too fast or when your dreams seem to turn slightly pale… switch tracks, give yourself a rest, and dwell upon the fact that you are still part of a greater dream. My own. And I couldn’t be happier with the progress we’re making.
You’re pure “Rock Star” in the unseen,
Today’s Recipe: This Unique Corn & Blueberry Salad Is Bursting With Vibrant Summer Produce
One of the farmers market items that always signals the true peak of summer is the arrival of farm-fresh corn. While certain processed corn products are notoriously not the most healthy, whole fresh corn is a good option for any table
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
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
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.
August 23, 2021
“The eye of the beholder may govern what is seen.”
-James MacGregor Burns
We have heard the saying that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but this takes it one step further. Whatever it is that we see is interpreted through our eyes and our brain and we give it meaning. Whether it’s beauty or anything else. What values are we putting on things? What are we reading into anything we see? It’s interesting that when two or more people witness the exact same event, and then they describe it, it can seem like totally different experiences!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Fool
This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.
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