Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 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.
“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”
St. Francis of Assisi
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: Look up!
I was sitting on the deck writing this morning in a small corner still blanketed by shade when I looked up just in time to see two Great Blue Herons take flight from a nearby oak tree. As I watched their long, flowy wings carry them over the house, I said out loud, I’m so glad I looked up!
What to Do When You Feel Stuck in your Practice/ Chaotic Witch Aunt
Spirituality & Health: How to Use an Oracle for Your Meditation Practice
Explore how an oracle deck can help you strengthen your meditation practice, become more present, and stay grounded no matter what.
Are you new to meditation and not sure where to start? Are you the kind of person who finds it hard to pick the right meditation for you? Or, are you the kind of person who, whenever you feel stuck in an area of your life, you use oracles to find answers or insights?
Learn Religions: Create a Food Altar for Mabon
By Patti Wigington
Updated on April 27, 2019
In most Pagan traditions, Mabon, the autumn equinox, is a celebration of the second harvest season. It’s a time when we’re gathering the bounty of the fields, the orchards and the gardens, and bringing it in for storage.
MBG: Want To Amp Up Your Love Life? Keep These 13 Crystals In Your Collection
If you’re privy to the wide world of crystals, you’re probably aware that certain ones are considered best for different things. In the case of love, these are the crystals you’ll want in your collection, according to experts who work with stones day in and day out.
24 Norse Life Rules (Lessons From the Vikings)
Exemplore: Dragonfly Facts, Symbolism, Meanings, and Photos
CYNTHIA CALHOUNJUL 31, 2022
Dragonflies are remarkable insects whose recognizable features include two large eyes, two transparent sets of wings, and a thin, elongated abdomen. We all know they are beautiful, but what does it mean when we see them? What do they symbolize? What is their cultural significance?
Moody Moons Blog: 11 Fall Projects for the Crafty Witch
As cozy bonfires begin to flare and the first pumpkins appear at the farmer’s market, all the rich, colorful warmth of the autumn season approaches, electrifying even the seasoned witch with anticipation for the coming months.
EarthSky News: Corona Australis is the sparkling Southern Crown
Corona Australis appears as an arc of sparkling stars, one of the few constellations that somewhat resembles the object it’s named for. Ptolemy created Corona Australis in the 2nd century. Ancient Greeks saw this constellation as a wreath, while other civilizations saw a turtle or ostrich nest
Patheos-Pagan: This Mabon, Honor the Dark Goddess
SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 BY ASTREA TAYLOR
Every autumn equinox, I imagine the goddess of light and the dark goddess meet in a forest clearing.
The young mother-maiden swings a picnic basket, and lays down a blanket, bread, and cheese
Pagan Playlist: 1 Hour of Witchcraft Music | Dark & Light
“There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else.”
— Cyrus H. Curtis
How do you relate to people in authority? Depending on your character and upbringing, you may react defensively or meekly to those you perceive to hold more power than you do.
Hierarchical power dissolves in the presence of authentic power. Your true personal power has nothing to do with status. It is determined by how attuned you are to all aspects of yourself and to the needs of others.
In any exchange with a person ‘in power,’ focus your attention on meeting your mutual needs and the relationship will be both equitable and fruitful.
“Compassion, caring, teaching, loving, and sharing your gifts, talents, and abilities are the gateways to power.”
— Jamie Sams
A Note from the Universe
It’s almost impossible to forget when someone suddenly, unexpectedly, in a big way, gives you a gift wanting nothing in return. Huh?
And knowing this could come in handy, Cat, should you ever want to irrevocably rock someone’s world.
Oh, go on –
Today’s Recipe: Mozzarella and Fresh Fig Salad
This sweet and savory salad makes a great appetizer or fancy side dish with grilled meat. You need to plan ahead, as the mozzarella needs to marinate for a couple of hours.
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 30, 2022
“The soul of man … is a portion or a copy of the soul of the Universe and is joined together on principles and in proportions corresponding to those which govern the Universe.”
-Plutarch (AD 46?-119?)
Any attempt to define the soul inevitably brings with it a connection with the Universe. So it follows that each soul, while connected to the Universe, is also connected with each other soul – by association, if nothing else! We’re more than family, we are all One.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Temperance
Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.
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