Cat’s Morning Bits for August 25, 2020
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.
August Events & Holidays
Aug 18 New Moon 7:41 pm PST/ 8:41 pm MST/ 10:41 pm EST
Aug 19 Moon enters Virgo
Aug 21 Moon enters Libra
Aug 23 Sun enters Virgo / Moon enters Scorpio
Aug 25 1st Qtr Moon 10:57 am PST/ 11:57 am MST/ 1:57 am EST
Aug 27 Moon enters Capricorn
Aug 30 Moon enters Aquarius
Spirit Library: Inflow & Outflow (a message from Kate Spreckley)
With the rise of a new reality a very necessary transformation is taking place in our human structure. A new awareness is awakening and will realign all of humanity with the universal principles of balance.
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ThoughtCo: How To Hold a Mabon Apple Harvest Rite
Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, is celebrated in many ways around the world. It is a day of balance, with equal amounts of darkness and light, but soon, winter will arrive. In some Wiccan traditions, it marks the time when the Sun King descends into the underworld, from which he will be reborn at Yule.
MBG: Why There’s No Such Thing As Zodiac Cusps, According To Astrologers
If you’ve ever met someone whose birthday fell near the meeting point of two zodiac signs—i.e., Gemini and Cancer—they may have insisted they’re a Gemini-Cancer cusp. Maybe you’ve even referred to yourself as a “cusp” before, with regards to your own sign. But we consulted mbg’s resident astrologists, the AstroTwins, on the question of cusps, and according to them, they might just be another astrology myth.
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Treehugger: Wolverines Return to Mount Rainier National Park After 100-Plus Years
A wolverine mother and her two offspring have been spotted at Mount Rainier National Park. It’s the first time in more than 100 years that researchers have identified a wolverine with kits in the Washington state national park.
EarthSky News: Moon and star Antares on August 25
As darkness falls on August 25, 2020, the moon will be at or near its half-illuminated first quarter phase, and close to the star Antares on the sky’s dome. Of course, the moon and Antares are not truly close together in space. The moon, our closest celestial neighbor, resides at a average distance of 238,885 miles or 384,400 km; yet the sun, our nearest star, lodges almost 400 times farther distant from Earth than our moon.
Patheos-Pagan: Working magic for personal energy
Pulling an oracle card today it was all about personal energy, something that seems to have been an issue for a lot of people this week.
Are your energy reserves running low? Do you need a bit of a boost or on the flip side are you too full of energy and on a complete sugar rush?
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Inner Journey: ON FREEDOM
“Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.”
— Stephen Covey
A Greek myth can help us understand the freedom that comes with power of choice.
In the Underworld, Sisyphus was condemned to roll a large stone up a hill from which it always rolled down again. Realistically, he was trapped in an endless cycle of rolling the stone. When he perceived himself to be imprisoned by the curse, he was a victim.
At one point, however, he turned the tables — he changed his mind and decided to CHOOSE to roll the stone up the hill. In doing so, he empowered himself and defused the curse.
“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
— Jean-Paul Sartre
“One cannot make a slave of a free person, for a free person is free even in a prison.”
A Note from the Universe
Stake your claim! Hold out your hands. Move, get ready, give thanks. Imagine, and let go.
Act, and have faith. Persist. Do what you can, when you can, all you can.
Because never again, not in a million years, not over ten thousand lifetimes, will you ever again be as close as you are today.
Today’s Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Mac and Cheese
Adding chipotle chiles to this macaroni and cheese dish really adds a nice spicy, smoky kick.
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
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious.
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