Cat’s Morning Bits for August 2, 2022
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.”
August 2022 Events
Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh
Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST
Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST
Spirit Library: Monthly Astro-Forecasts August 2022
When we take the time to pause, reflect and observe, it’s amazing just how much more we see, hear, taste and feel. We so often go through life on auto-pilot, just keeping on keeping on,
Sigil Spell Bag – Protection from Theft, Sigil Magic, Protection Magic, Magical Crafting, Witchcraft
Spirituality & Health: Settle the Nervous System: A Meditation for Calm and Self-Compassion
Soothe yourself from the inside out with this gentle meditation.
Take a few minutes to calm your nervous system, relax, and soothe yourself with this gentle meditation. Take some deep breaths and hold your heart with loving compassion to help reset any stress or anxiety and feel immediately calmer, more confident, and ready to tackle the day (or drift off to sleep at night).
August Birth Flower: Gladiolus
Gladiolus Meaning and Symbolism (ftd.com)
Gladioli have a unique long and pointed shape. Because of their shape, they are named after the Latin word “gladius”, meaning sword. In Rome, gladioli were associated with gladiator
MBG: Why Spiritual Awakenings Can Cost You Your Friendships
A lot of things change when you begin going through a spiritual awakening; Your priorities are different, you see the world in a new way—and sometimes, your friendships will also feel the effects. Here’s why your friendships can change if you’re in the midst of an awakening, plus what to do about it, from a spiritual expert.
How to set Intentions | Improve your spells & manifestations
Exemplore: Exploring the Yorùbá Goddess Yemaya
JENNIFER JORGENSONJUL 29, 2022
Yemaya: Mother of All
Yemaya, or Yemoja, is the Yorùbá Orisha or Goddess of the Living Ocean. The name Yemoja is a shortened version of Yey Omo Eja, which means “Mother Whose Children are Fish.” This name implies that She has more children than one could count, and She is indeed considered the mother of all. While She originated in Africa,
Treehugger: August’s Early Dark Skies Offer Best Shooting Star Conditions (August 1-5)
July’s late new moon (July 28) will set the stage for exceptionally dark skies to kick off August. While I generally take this opportunity to spotlight some cool galaxy or nebula to explore under these ideal conditions,
August Birthstone : Peridot
Birthstone Color: Yellow Green
If fire appears to leap from the vibrant green surface of the Peridot, this may be because this gem is formed as a result of volcanic activity. Many years ago, natives discovered Peridot crystals in the black sands of Hawaii, explaining their presence as tears shed by Pele, the volcano goddess.
Patheos-Pagan: Why Love Spells (Still) Matter
JULY 29, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON
A few weeks ago, I got to talk about love spells.In the world we’re in, love spells seem to be the last thing to think about or to ponder or to plan. After all, there are most important things.
Pagan Playlist: OMNIA (Official) – Morrigan
LISTEN TO YOUR HEART
“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling. Logic can tell you superficially where a path might lead to, but it cannot judge whether your heart will be in it.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen
“When you have compassion and surrender to your own heart, you are surrendering to the hidden power in your heart, God. You are surrendering to love, because God is Love, the cohesive force of the universe that connects us all. Surrender is not just a religious concept; it’s a power tool for listening to the voice of your spirit and following its directions. When you surrender your head to your heart, you allow your heart to give you a wider, higher intelligence perspective. Remember the phrase, ‘The real teacher is within you.’ Very simply, that teacher is to be found in the common sense of your own heart.”
— Sara Paddison
“Surrender is faith that the power of love can accomplish anything… even when you can not foresee the outcome.”
— Deepak Chopra
A Note from the Universe
Hoping, wishing, and praying, Cat, shouldn’t ever be confused with doing.
Know what I mean?
Today’s Recipe: Zesty Southwest Corn Salad
Easy and delicious, this salad is refreshing with your summer grilled dishes.
Magical Correspondences For August
Nature Spirits: Dryads
Herbs: Angelica; Bay; Chamomile; Fennel; Orange; Rue & St.John’s Wort
Colours: Yellow & Gold
Flowers: Sunflower & Marigold
Scents: Frankincense & Heliotrope
Stones: Cat’s Eye; Carnelian; Fire Agate & Jasper
Trees: Alder; Cedar & Hazel
Animals: Lion; Phoenix; Sphinx & Dragon
Birds: Crane; Falcon & Eagle
Deities: Diana; Ganesha; Hathor; Hecate; Nemesis &Thoth
Appreciating; Friendships; Gathering;Harvesting; Health & Vitality
August 2 , 2022
“Music has charms to soothe a savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”
-William Congreve (1670-1729)
No, that’s not a typo. We’ve all heard it as “savage beast” but it really was said “savage breast.” And I think it is more effective that way. A savage breast says to me, “an angry heart,” and I can see that as being hard and cold. There is a lot of power there, but Congreve uses the word “charms” instead. Interesting… the power of music comes not from sheer strength but from its charms, from its subtle, gentle effect on our soul.”
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man
Be calm, proactive, and don’t exhaust yourself with endless fear. Any number of things might backfire or go wrong today, just like any other day, and there is little if anything extraordinary to be fearful about now. Your basic sense of insecurity may be higher than normal today, but this will pass soon. Take heart and be your normal brave self
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