Cat’s Morning Bits for August 31, 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 August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs.”
- Henry David Thoreau
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: Understanding, Stability & Balance (a message from Kate Spreckley)
We are seeing the fall of an old way of living and being. The fall of a world that is no longer relevant. We must allow it to fall and step back from the drama and chaos and into the center of ourselves where our knowing and our faith lies. This is a time where we must connect deeply with ourselves and become very conscious of our thoughts, emotions, and feelings. This awareness will help us to navigate through our challenges knowing that there is purpose in all that we are experiencing
Herbal Jedi: Blackberry Benefits | Brambles, Rambles, and more..
Spiritual Unite: ORBS IN PICTURES – THE COMPLETE GUIDE
Orbs in pictures are evidence of the presence of spiritual beings. This phenomenon has been documented since the beginning of modern photography, with amateur and professional photographers alike reporting the appearance of these otherworldly entities.
ThoughtCo: Birthstone Magic
Each month of the year is associated with a specific stone – in some cases, two stones. From January’s bold red garnets to the speckled blue bands of December’s turquoise stones, there are any number of magical uses for the traditional birthstones
Journey Into Dreams: THE COLOR BLUE DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOLISM
Often times the colors we see in dreams can deepen the meaning of a symbol we encounter. Today we’ll explore what it means to dream about the color blue and what it means.
Pagan Library: Amphitrite
The Lady went out sailing,
She spoke to all She saw,
And all who heard took ship with Her
And signed the sailors’ law.
She sailed across the foamy waves,
Her trident in Her hand,
Her throwing-net beside Her,
And little thought of land.
The Lady went out sailing.
Burning Resin Incense (Quick How-To)
Elephant Journal: The #1 Self-Care Modality for Healers.
Self-care is a buzz phrase these days, and for good reason.
People are waking up to the fact that the norms and expectations of our society are not necessarily aligned with our highest good.
Treehugger: How Rattlesnakes Use Their Rattles To Trick People
They might not be as close as you think.
Every school kid learns why a rattlesnake rattles. The venomous snake shakes the interlocking scales on the end of its tail as a warning to ward off predators
EarthSky News: Winter Circle Before Dawn In Late Summer
Summer is drawing to a close for us in the Northern Hemisphere. Although it’s still hot outside across much of northern Earth, our days are rapidly shortening now, and our nights getting longer. Meanwhile, a major sign of winter looms large now in the predawn sky, as it does every year at this time. The waning crescent moon can guide your eye to this large lasso of stars – the Winter Circle – on mornings in in late August and early September 2021.
Patheos-Pagan: All Magic Comes With a Price and That Price is Change
A phrase I’ve heard for years says “all magic comes with a price.”
That phrase is generally true, but not in the way most people think. There is no metaphysical equilibrium that must be maintained, no cosmic….
Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Moonsong
FEAR LIVES IN THE FUTURE
“We can’t fear the past. Fear is a future thing. And since the future’s all in our heads, fear must be a head thing.”
— Tom Payne
It helps to understand that fear is usually a projection into the future. We typically fear what MIGHT happen rather than what is happening now.
Susan Jeffers notes that 90% of what we fear usually does not materialize. So replace your images of disaster on the TV screen in your mind with awareness of what is really happening. And don’t allow your thinking to change channels.
“I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.”
— Erica Jong
A Note from the Universe
A question to ask yourself each morning that really lights fires, gongs bells, and summons resources is “What little, mortal, baby steps can I take today that will demonstrate expectancy, prepare for my dream’s manifestation, and above all, place me within reach of life’s magic?”
Please, ask this question and then take those steps, and I promise you’ll go down in history as a giant among your kind.
It’s never too late,
Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
This is a fast vegan smoothie with a deep pink color and a rich, creamy texture. VERY filling, and perfect for people in a rush in the morning. You don’t have to give up a good breakfast when it’s this fast to make! I use vitamin fortified soy milk.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
August 31, 2021
“Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us.”
-Alice Deur Miller
Communication works both ways. In order for one party to feel that they are being heard, and understood, the other party must actively listen. It’s important that we give our full attention to the person speaking so that we can fully understand and appreciate what is being said. We just might learn something!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Tower
Your emotions and instincts are working overtime today and this can distract you from doing the simplest of things. Whatever difficulties you encounter today – and they should be small ones – you will create more problems for yourself by being too psychically overactive. If someone is preoccupied with you and wishing you to have a rough day, you’ll know it but maybe not know who it is.
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