Cat’s Morning Bits for August 17, 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.
“Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn.”
Michelle L. Thieme, August’s Crown
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: It’s Playtime!
Up, down, and all-around seems to be your action mode now. You feel as if you are not necessarily in control of your life. At the same time, you like where you are. Contentment that feels out of proportion to all that is happening in your outer world. Your days fly by with not a lot of activity, and yet, your days seem short and, yes, active.
Summer Witchcraft | Abundance spells & prosperity magick/ The witches’ cookery
Spirituality & Health: Mother Aya
by Lesley-Ann Brown
How can plant sacred medicine bring us back to a place of rootedness?
In Robin Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass, we learn that the word for plants in many Native American languages translates to “those who take care of us.” Could you imagine a world without plants?
MBG: Pulled The Queen Of Swords In A Tarot Reading? Here’s What To Know
Whether you’re looking for insights into your past, present, or future, tarot readings can offer answers—but it certainly helps to know what the cards mean. If you pulled the Queen of Swords in a reading, here’s how to interpret what it could be telling you about love, career, and more.
Potion Crafting | The Art of Making Herbal Syrups | A Simple Way to Add Witchcraft to Your Everyday/ The Green Witch
Exemplore: How to Make & Use Moon Water
JENNIFER JORGENSONAUG 2, 2022
Moon Water is water that has been charged and enchanted by the lunar rays of the moon. An upcoming dark or Full Moon is a fabulous opportunity to make your own Moon Water.
Treehugger: Marine Sponges ‘Sneeze’ to Expel Waste
And fish hang out nearby to feast on the excretion.
A good sneeze can almost be life changing. The relatively violent reaction clears mucus, water, and contaminants with force, often making it easier to breathe.
EarthSky News: Mars and the moon, August 19 and 20
Mars and the moon
You can find Mars and the moon near each other in the late night or early morning sky on August 19 and 20, 2022. The moon, now in a waning crescent phase, moves past bright, reddish Mars after midnight. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll see the half-lit moon slip above Mars as dawn approaches on the 19th. By the 20th, the moon has ventured further into Taurus. On that date, reddish Aldebaran in the Hyades Cluster forms a triangle with Mars and the moon.
Patheos-Pagan: All Are Worthy and the Gods Are For Everyone
AUGUST 15, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT
I came across the quote below on Instagram. It’s from Durgadas Allon Duriel, an astrologer and psychotherapist. This is my first encounter with him, but he’s followed by several Pagan / witchy / spiritual people I follow, and what he had to say here grabbed my attention:
Pagan Playlist: The Mummers’ Dance
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMOTIONS
“Emotions are the next frontier to be understood and conquered. To manage our emotions is not to drug them or suppress them, but to understand them so that we can intelligently direct our emotional energies and intentions…. It’s time for human beings to grow up emotionally, to mature into emotionally managed and responsible citizens. No magic pill will do it.”
— Doc Childre
Many of us believe that we need to keep a tight lid on our emotions. We fear that if we ever allow these emotions to be expressed, they will do serious damage.
But if we summon up the courage to truly feel our emotions, we discover that they don’t last. The monster in the closet turns out to be a pussycat. In fact, if we are willing to experience our emotions completely, without resistance of any kind, they burn themselves out in only a few minutes.
The only thing that keeps emotions alive within you over long periods is your unwillingness to acknowledge them.
“By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.”
— Joseph Collins
A Note from the Universe
By the way, there’s no such thing as wasted time.
Enjoy every minute,
Today’s Recipe: Sheet Pan Ratatouille
Ratatouille is a classic vegetarian French dish that I made in one pan in no time and got the most caramelized and tender vegetables.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin
August 17, 2022
“I am one who, when Love inspires, attend, and according as he speaks within me, so I express myself.”
Writers and artists often speak lovingly of their “muse.” Love is a muse that all of us share. What could be more inspiring? When we are “in love” we are “in spirit,” we feel our connection with God. Yet that connection is omnipresent. So when we feel that connection, we can have that same feeling of being “in love” and use it to inspire our selves!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Fool
The day may be full of confusion but you don’t have to go through it naively and unaware of what’s happening around you. It’s not a good day to flirt with taking silly risks, some of which might turn out to be semi-dangerous or costly. You may be too hyper to want to play it safe, but at least make an effort to not be naïve or irresponsible.
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