Cat’s Morning Bits for August 26, 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.
“All your renown is like the summer flower that blooms and dies; because the sunny glow which brings it forth,
soon slays with parching power.”
- Alighieri Dante
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: Provoking Change (a message from Kate Spreckley)
We are moving through a time of cleansing and renewal as the energy of the Earth increases and expands affecting all of life within the planet. As a result, everything that can be challenged is being challenged and every facet of life on Earth is being compelled to change. This can be a time of great awakening and healing or a time of great distress and pain depending on whether we move with change or resist it.
Potion Crafting | The Art of Making Herbal Syrups | A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday
Spiritual Unite: TWIN FLAME FRIENDSHIP: YOUR TRUE SOUL FRIEND
While searching for the true meaning of friendship, one quote of Aristotle struck my mind, “a true friend is one soul in two bodies”; in this quote, if we remove “a true friend” with “the twin flame”, it wouldn’t be wrong.
ThoughtCo: What is Scrying?
You may see the word “scrying” used on this site. In general, the term is used to mean staring into something—often a shiny surface, but not always—for the purpose of divination. Visions that are seen are often interpreted intuitively by the person who is scrying. It’s a popular method of divination and can be done in several different ways.
Journey Into Dreams: DRESS DREAM MEANING
What does it mean to dream about a dress? We wear all sorts of dresses every day in our daily lives, so it is not surprising this is a common dream symbol.
MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Virgos: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More
Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac (August 22 to September 22) and is represented by the Virgin. A mutable earth sign ruled by Mercury, Virgo (or Kanya, in Vedic astrology) is often associated with precision, critical thinking, service, and harvesting
Spirituality & Health: How to Cleanse Energy by Burning Sage
10 Smudging Tips by Bianca Alexander
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.
The Abduction of Idunn: The Ever-Young Goddess of Immortality
Treehugger: 10 Extraordinary Joshua Tree National Park Facts
Famous for the tall, distinctly twisted plants that dot its ethereal landscape, Joshua Tree National Park combines two desert ecosystems in Southern California. A variety of life, including numerous species of cacti and wildlife that have adapted to withstand the rugged, water-scarce environment, call Joshua Tree home.
EarthSky News: Farthest Quarter Moon On August 30
The most distant quarter moon of the year falls on August 30, 2021. That’s because this quarter moon more closely aligns with lunar apogee – the moon’s farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit – than does any other quarter moon in 2021.
Patheos-Pagan: HooDoo How We Do: Angelica Root For Plagues and Protection
Angelica Root was traditionally used to cure the plague, so if this isn’t the time to write about this Hoodoo botanical, I don’t know when that would be.
Pagan Playlist: Home Again… Blackmore’s Night
Inner Journey: FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS
“The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are.”
— Takahisa Kora
Emotions are energy in motion. They bring us information if we are willing to experience them. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid of the energy of emotions and so we automatically resist them. And when we refuse to experience our emotions, we block them up. They become trapped and that entrapment drains our energy and brings continuing discomfort.
Don’t let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Oncem they are acknowledged, their energy is released.
“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”
— Deepak Chopra
“We have to become more conscious of our feeling-world. By learning to identify the ‘emotional baggage’ and manage our feeling-world reactions, we can view life based on current information instead of being held captive by our past.”
— Doc Childre
“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
A Note from the Universe
People are awesome, they care about pretty much everything, everyone, always. It’s just that they’re also so busy believing what they’ve been told, and therefore manifesting it, that they genuinely haven’t noticed that in your gorgeous little planet’s entire history, there’s never been:
•A drought that didn’t end,
•A storm that didn’t clear,
•Lightning that didn’t retreat,
•An earthquake that didn’t still,
•A flood that didn’t recede, or,
•A virus that wasn’t eventually, completely, and utterly overwhelmed by the healthy.
Now, as a rule, I’m not into odds, statistics, or gambling, but it doesn’t take a genius to see that something’s going on “down there,” the deck is clearly stacked, you’ve got friends in some very high places, and none of the “hard and mean” stuff was ever true.
Hit me, baby!
Today’s Recipe: Baked Spaghetti Squash with Beef and Veggies
Baked spaghetti squash, peppers, and onions are mixed with beef and cheese in this delicious casserole.
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 26, 2021
“Close your eyes, and you will see.”
-Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
In many meditations, we close our eyes because we want to block out external distractions. The idea is to go within, to look within. In the silence, in the stillness, we gain great insight. We can see things more clearly.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Strength
It may be fun to take a risk or two, but this is not the day for it. You can fight your way through any difficulty, but why make work for yourself or put yourself in harm’s way? Remember, harm comes in more forms than just what is physical. If you need to blow off steam and exert your power, maybe take it to the gym.
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