Cat’s Morning Bits for August 16, 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.
“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay
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
Why I No Longer Call Myself A Pagan/ Chaotic Witch Aunt
Spiritual Unite: PANDA SPIRIT ANIMAL MEANING – BALANCE NEED FOR PEACE WITH SOCIAL TIME
The panda spirit animal represents gentle strength, inner peace and emotional sensitivity.
Exemplore: Dark Moon Versus New Moon: Are They the Same Thing?
JENNIFER JORGENSONAUG 2, 2022
What’s the Difference?
From a magickal perspective, the Dark Moon is the roughly three days in which the moon is not visible to us. The New Moon is when we see the first sliver of the waxing moon, also called the ‘Horns of Isis’ in reference to the moon horns the Goddess Isis wears.
MBG: How To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth With Moss Agate
There are endless options when it comes to crystals, and if you’re looking for a stone to help you connect to nature and Mother Earth, moss agate is a name to know. Here’s an introduction to this grounding stone, from its properties to how to work with it and more.
Today’s DIY: Beaded Wind Chimes
Elephant Journal: Why we should Move Silently with Confidence & Love this Leo Season.
Uranus has just conjunct our north node in Taurus and I am finally feeling the energy subside.
This appears to have been the anticipated astrological event of the last few weeks. Ever since the Pisces portal opened up in mid-April, which was then followed by an eclipse season in May, the energy has felt consistently intense.
Treehugger: 15 Fascinating Northern White Rhino Facts
Northern white rhinos are global ambassadors for African wildlife, and sadly, living examples of the tragedies that can befall a species due to human influence.
EarthSky News: Jupiter and the moon, August 16, 17 and 18
Jupiter and the moon drift apart
As the waning gibbous moon approaches its 3rd quarter phase, it moves away from bright Jupiter on the mornings of August 16, 17 and 18. Jupiter will remain in the late evening and early morning sky.
Patheos-Pagan: The Witch Compass – Working with the Winds in Traditional Witchcraft
AUGUST 14, 2022 BY IAN CHAMBERS
“The language of symbolism and allegory is important to almost all understandings of magic, accessing a means of depicting and apprehending the more fluid and intuitive, creative modes of experience.
Pagan Playlist: the song of times | Lyre Gauloise – Tan – Atelier Skald
WORK SMART, NOT HARD
“The whole secret of freedom from anxiety over not having enough time lies not in working more hours, but in the proper planning of the hours.”
— Frank Bettger
We need to commit time to doing the right things for ourselves, and only we can judge what’s right for us. We need to clearly know what we want, and we need to believe we can have it. Having goals in mind, we can avoid the trap of busyness and get right down to business. Efficiency is not nearly as important as effectiveness.
For fulfillment, we need to take our lives off autopilot. We need to consciously decide what we will and will not do, moment by moment. We need to give ourselves the space, support and freedom to be proactive in choosing how we live each day.
“Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. It will pay you huge dividends.”
— William A. Irwin
A Note from the Universe
Ever notice that how you treat people in your life today is the single, biggest factor in determining how people in your life tomorrow, even totally different people, will treat you?
It always works,
Today’s Recipe: Kentucky Tomato Soup
This creamy tomato soup is delicious and has a twist – the addition of strong, black coffee. This is the perfect summer dish for using freshly picked tomatoes from the garden. Remember – the better the quality of the tomatoes, the better the taste of the soup.
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
August 16, 2022
“The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration.”
-Wanda Landowska, in Denise Restout, ed., Landowska on Music (1964)
This is what spiritual growth is all about. When we are inspired to learn we grow so much. Our inspiration is our calling to grow, to bloom. It is a gift; it is a blessing.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Magician
Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.
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