Cat’s Morning Bits for August 27, 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.
“In summer, the song sings itself.”
- William Carlos Williams
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.
3 Herbal Protection Spells for a Green Witch’s Home
Spiritual Unite: LION SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – EMBODY COURAGE TO ROAR
The lion spirit animal appears to you when you need your strength and courage to overcome an obstacle.
ThoughtCo: Spiritual and Healing Properties of Ruby
Historically, rubies are precious stones that were associated with royalty and wealth. Even today, the ruby is a bit on the pricy side. Even so, it is worthwhile to have one among your healing stones.
Journey Into Dreams:
THE COLOR GREEN DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
by Journey Into Dreams
The color green is everywhere in nature and not surprisingly often manifests into our dreams. In this post we will explore the symbolism of…
Pagan Library: Circle Incense (Anon)
4 parts Frankincense
2 parts Myrrh
2 parts Benzoin
1 part Sandalwood
1/2 part Cinnamon
1/2 part Rose petals
1/4 part Vervain
1/4 part Rosemary
1/4 part Bay
Burn in the circle for all types of rituals and spells. Frankincense, myrrh and benzoin should definitely constitute the bulk of the mixture.
Today’s DIY: How to Make a Spell Jar for Protection, Herbal Grimoire Pages and Protection Magic, Magical Crafting
Elephant Journal: A Full Moon Meditation for Releasing our Troubles.
In metaphysical circles it is widely held that the energy of the new moon supports us in sowing new seeds, or intentions, for what we wish to create in our lives.
Treehugger: 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Mammoth Cave National Park
Hidden under the surface of south-central Kentucky, a vast network of sinkholes, springs, streams, and cave systems helps make up some of the most important karst areas on Earth
EarthSky News: See The Winter Circle Before Dawn
Although it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, a major sign of winter now looms large in the predawn sky. Let the waning crescent moon guide your eye to this great big lasso of stars known – the Winter Circle – in late August and early September 2021
Patheos-Pagan: Fanciful Llewellyn Cover Stories
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Llewellyn covers of the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Most of those covers featured people engaged in some sort of Pagan or Witch activity, and …
Pagan Playlist: Pagan Folk Witch songs
5 STEPS TO SELF-ACTUALIZATION
“Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.”
— Dalai Lama
Monitoring what motivates me has helped me see how I am growing. I do things for different reasons now than I did 10 years ago. As we pay ongoing attention to our motives, we can see how both our conscious and unconscious attitudes are changing.
Here are some ways that our motives can shift with rising consciousness:
I want to collect things
I want to know
I want to serve
I want to be
What are your motives as you participate in life?
“There are three kinds of people and three kinds of richness:
people who want to have, to collect
people who want action, work and labor
people who want to be
“The real richness is in be-ness. People can take all that you have, all that you collected. People can stop your labor, or an accident can stop you. When you are, you never lose what you are.”
— Torkom Saraydarian
“You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!”
— Bob Richards
“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Note from the Universe
Should you ever hear that voice inside exclaim that you’re working too slow, are too easily distracted, or that you should take life more seriously, please rest assured, dearest, that it is absolutely, positively not me.
I’m the one saying, “You totally rock! I love you like crazy! Let’s have some fun!” –
Today’s Recipe: Ginger-Chicken Stir-Fry
Stir fries require very little cooking time and you can pretty much use any vegetables you like, but the star of this one is the ginger. This dish is quick and easy to make, but get all of your ingredients together (including mixing the sauce) before you start cooking because everything happens fast! Serve with rice, and garnish with sliced green onions.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
August 27 2021
“In a dark time, the eye begins to see.”
-Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)
When we go from a bright room to a dark room at first we can’t see. But once our eyes adjust to the light, we start to see better, until we become comfortable making our way around. In a dark time, when things aren’t going the best for us, and we feel as if we’re struggling, it’s difficult to find our way. But we learn, and we grow, and we begin to understand and benefit from the experiences we go through.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Lovers
Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.
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