Cat’s Morning Bits for August 11 & 12, 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.
“And where have you been, my Mary,
And where you been from me?”
“I’ve been to the top of the Caldon Low,
The midsummer night to see!”
“And what did you see, my Mary,
All up on the Caldon Low?”
“I saw the glad sunshine come down,
And I saw the merry winds blow.”
“And what did you hear, my Mary,
All up on the Caldon Hill?”
“I heard the drops of the water made,
And the ears of the green corn fill.”
“Oh! tell me all, my Mary –
All, all that ever you know;
For you must have seen the fairies
Last night on the Caldon Low.”
Mary Howitt, The Fairies of Caldon Low
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: The Catnip Caper
In the morning when I come downstairs I let our cats, Wednesday and Berty, out of their room as I get ready to feed them. Rather than risk chronic back and shoulder problems, something we struggled with after letting Poupon sleep in our bed, we’ve done things differently with these two. Our new kids spend the night together downstairs and during the day they have the run of the house
Five Things Every Witch Should Be Doing/The Green Witch
Spiritual Unite: KOALA SPIRIT ANIMAL – RELAXING IS A MUST
When the koala spirit animal appears in your life, it is a message that you need to slow down, take some time off and reconnect with your energy and with nature.
Pioneer Thinking; Make Your Own Brown Sugar Body Scrub
To promote radiant, shiny skin tone, it is advisable to exfoliate on a regular basis at least every 15 days. It removes dead cells and clears your skin. You’ll love the results.
MBG: The Astrology Behind August’s Full Supermoon In Aquarius + How To Work With It
With every lunar cycle, we’re offered a new opportunity to take stock, refine, and step closer to our goals. And this month, we’ve got a supermoon in Aquarius headed our way—which just happens to be the last supermoon of the year.
Protection Magick/ The Witch of Wanderlust
Exemplore: Kitchen Witchcraft: Magical Cleaning and Cleansing
CLAIREAUG 2, 2022
Kitchen witchcraft is an excellent way to bring magic into day-to-day life. This mostly informal type of witchcraft imparts your home and daily chores with the benefits and spark of magic.
Treehugger: Stretchy, Telescoping Skin Is the Key to Elephant Trunks
New findings could help develop better robotics.
Watch an elephant reach for a tall branch or a drink of water, and its trunk unfolds and stretches little by little to meet its goal.
EarthSky News: August full moon – a supermoon – on August 11-12
The full moon overnight on August 11-12 is the last full supermoon of 2022. As luck would have it, it falls at the peak of 2022’s Perseid meteor shower.
How to see the supermoon
Where and when to look in 2022: Look for the bright, round moon in the east at sunset on August 11. It’s highest in the sky around midnight. Conversely, it’s low in the west before sunrise.
Patheos-Pagan: Why I Still Call Myself Pagan
AUGUST 10, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT
Over the past few weeks I’ve seen a fair number of witches, occultists, Druids, and others say something along the lines of “I’m not Pagan.”
Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – The old ways
DIRECT YOUR EVOLUTION
“Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life.”
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Unlike other species, human beings can monitor our own evolutionary process. Better yet, we have the awareness and power to design our evolutionary path.
As creators, we are not limited to evolving through tiny, incremental steps. With our potent imaginations, we can design and manifest dramatic, profound change. How remarkable! What an awesome responsibility. What fun!
Our challenge is to break free of our present concept of reality to create brand new dreams that will bring the ideal to life.
“There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo
“We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Note from the Universe
Great big, ear-to-ear, open mouth smiles, are responsible for far more sizzling romances, salary increases, life extensions, and calorie burning than your dentists, doctors, and financial planners will ever comprehend.
Show us your tonsils,
Today’s Recipe: Huli Huli Chicken
‘Huli Huli Chicken’ (turn, turn) was invented by Ernest Morgado when he cooked teriyaki chicken for a group of farmers in 1955. This has been a Hawaiian staple with sticky rice ever since. This is my family’s version of Huli Huli Chicken. Use aji mirin (sweet rice wine) in place of sherry if desired.
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
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
“The measure of an enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events. It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart.”
-Edwin Way Teale
Can’t you just picture this scenario? A fisherman who LOVES to fish doesn’t just love those moments when he actually lands one – he loves the whole process. Similarly, an actor with an enthusiasm for his craft is just as happy doing a part in a community theatre play as he would be starring in a feature film. What makes for an “interesting event?” What compels us to hang in there? It’s the whole process that generates enthusiasm when we truly love to do what we do.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Some big new opportunity could come your way today. Focus your attention on the one thing you want most to have happen and it won’t be able to resist you. You can be persuasive and graceful, smooth and strong all at the same time. Act with quiet confidence and be admired later. Today, enjoy having people listen and do almost everything you suggest.
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