Cat’s Morning Bits for August 4, 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.
“Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”
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: Betwixt and Between
You know what you do not want but only have a nebulous sense of what you do want. And when pieces of that nebulous something appear, you discount it as not quite right.
The Book of Shadows & How to start yours || Enchanted Endeavours EP. 17
Spirituality & Health: To Dust You Shall Return: An Ash Ritual for All
by Martin Thielen
Anyone can utilize the power of ash rituals to mark a transition in their lives.
Once a year, as they have for over a thousand years, millions of people around the globe enter a sanctuary, walk to the altar, kneel down, have ashes imposed on their forehead, and hear the words, “From dust you came, and to dust you shall return.”
Mountain Rose Herbs Blog: How to Make Instant Herbal Tea Cubes
I’m always looking for new and convenient ways to add herbs to my diet. As you may have learned from my blog on how to make herbal salt blends, I believe it is the small daily habits that truly add up to the biggest changes in our overall health and wellness.
MBG: Why We Love Certain Smells In Nature + More Climate News To Know
Our series Healthy Planet, Healthy You explores just how tightly human health and environmental health are intertwined—for better and for worse. Each month, we’ll share the latest news on how nature can rejuvenate us on one hand and damage our health when it’s not cared for on the other.
Yarrow – An Ancient Edible & Medicinal Herb 🌿 Facts, Uses & Mythology (Achillea millefolium)
Exemplore: A Feng Shui Bathroom / ALLISYN NICHOLSFEB 20, 2020
The Age Old Thought
Bathrooms did not and do not exist in many cultures. So when it comes to Feng Shui, it is no wonder that it is hard to find a lot of ideas on how to make the most of your bathroom. Most books on feng shui will dismiss the bathroom altogether as if it doesn’t exist or matter.
Treehugger: Bolivia’s Notorious ‘Death Road’ Is Now a Wildlife Haven
The abandoned roadway began to attract wildlife, including vulnerable and endangered species.
EarthSky News: Spica near the moon August 3, 4 and 5
Watch for Spica near the moon
A pairing of the moon and a bright star is always a lovely sight. Plus, the moon can be an excellent guide to locating stars and planets.
Patheos-Pagan: Guidance for the Week of August 1, 2022
The guidance for this week from the fae is a bit different. Losgunna asks that we take a moment to embark on a little journey with her:
Pagan Playlist: The Mystic’s Dream by Loreena McKennitt
“We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what in the morning was true will in evening become a lie.”
— C.G. Jung
Life continually evolves. We’re always moving into new experiences, new possibilities. This constant change unsettles the personality, which finds security in stability. But with life always in flux, that security is an illusion. We experience pain by trying to hold on to things that are not solid.
Life becomes joyful when we can open to the constant flow and ride freely with it. This requires us to let go of the need to control. We need to learn to trust.
“Can it then be that what we call the ‘self’ is fluid and elastic? It evolves, strikes a different balance with every new breath.”
— Wayne Muller
“We’re never the same; notice how you’re called to write something entirely different about a topic you responded to weeks or months ago.”
— Patrice Vecchione
A Note from the Universe
Ever notice, that in the long run those who don’t eventually go “within,” often go “without”?
You’ve got the power,
Today’s Recipe: Greek Tomato Feta Fritters (Domatokeftethes)
I’m showing you my take on domatokeftethes. These are incredibly delicious, versatile, and inexpensive, and they make a perfect summertime appetizer. Serve with freshly squeezed lemon, tzatziki sauce, or just plain Greek yogurt seasoned with raw minced garlic and lemon juice to taste.
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
August 4, 2022
“Nothing recalls the past like music.”
-Madame de Stael, Corinne (1807)
We’ve all had that experience of driving around in the car, flipping around the radio stations, when a certain song comes on that takes us back to our junior year in high school, the dance, the gym, our “crush” at the time. Music has a way of doing that. It creeps into our memory and imprints itself onto our psyche. When we hear a familiar song again, we can repeat the lyrics, even if has been years since we last heard it play. That’s one reason why couples have “their song” – to remember the romance and take themselves back to the time when they were falling in love.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Justice
A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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