Full Corn Moon: August 15, 2019

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Full Corn Moon: August 15, 2019

5:29 am PST / 6:29 am MST / 8:29 am EST

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls this full moon the Sturgeon Moon because the Native people of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain knew this was the best time to catch these large fish. I have also seen it called the Barley Moon or Corn Moon, as this moon is also associated with grain and the rebirth we celebrated at Lughnasadh.

Other names for this moon are Dog’s Day Moon (Colonial American), Harvest Moon (China), Fruit Moon (Cherokee), Women’s Moon (Choctaw), Moon When All Things Ripen (Dakotah), Dispute Moon (Celtic), Lightning Moon (Pagan).

This August moon will be in the eccentric sign of Aquarius. Even though the energy of this moon is much more gentle than the Aquarius moon we had in February the key will lie in being careful not to let your heart rule over your head. This moon is also about harvesting the thought seeds that we planted in the springtime. Carry the harvest theme over into your magickal workings for the day. What can you sacrifice (harvest) today that will help you in the future? Spiritual and physical health are also good areas to work on at this time.

Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Garnet, Red Agate, Red Jasper and Tigers Eye (both gold and red.)

Sacred Herbs: Chamomile, Basil, Rosemary, Rue

Deities: Hecate, Mars, Hathor, Thoth


Full Moon Ritual Incense Anon 2 parts Sandalwood 2 parts Frankincense 1/2 part Gardenia petals 1/4 part Rose petals a few drops Ambergris oil Burn during Esbats or simply at the time of the Full Moon to attune with the Goddess.  http://www.paganlibrary.com/recipes/full_moon_ritual_incense.php    Full Moon Oil #1 Anon 4 parts Gardenia 2 parts Lotus 1 part Jasmine Anoint the body prior to Esbats to attune with Lunar energies.  http://www.paganlibrary.com/recipes/full_moon_oil_1.php


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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 2, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 2, 2019

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.

Blessings, Cat

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I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.
-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

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Spiritual Unite: African Astrology – Ancient Wisdom

African astrology is the oldest known type of astrology of which we have records.
It is widely thought to be the first example of humanity searching for meaning in the stars.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/african-astrology/

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ThoughtCo: Mortar and Pestle

The mortar and pestle set is a handy tool that many Pagans – and other folks – use for grinding and blending herbs and dried ingredients together during a magical working.

https://www.learnreligions.com/mortar-and-pestle-uses-2561906

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MBG: Hey, You! Your Complete Astrological Forecast For August Is Here

Big and bold is how to roll into August 2019, even if you have to borrow a bit of swagger. Leo season finally makes its triumphant ascent to the cosmic throne—and we’re totally here for it. August arrives in the backdraft of July’s two major eclipses—the second of which arrived astride shadowy Pluto, dredging up all manner of buried fears and projections.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/august-2019-astrology-heres-what-to-expect-this-month-according-to-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Speechless

“One morning I woke up with no voice, just a faint, breathy whisper. This would be upsetting anytime, but on this particular day it felt as if I were in a fairy tale. In a matter of hours, I was supposed to tell a story and teach mindfulness meditation at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan. And I couldn’t make a sound.” Parabola’s Tracy Cochran shares more in this thought-provoking essay on the possibilities that awaken when we relinquish our hold on the familiar and surrender to the unknown. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2361/speechless-tracy-cochran/

Be The Change

When you find yourself at the edge of the familiar this week, experiment with taking a step into the unknown with curiosity and an open mind and heart.

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Elephant Journal: How to Find the Magic in Everyday Life. ~ Tori Press {Original Illustrations}

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/how-to-find-the-magic-in-everyday-life-tori-press/

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MNN: 11 surprising facts about Komodo dragons
These huge beasts have inspired myths of fantastic proportions. Get to know the real life dragons of Komodo Island.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/surprising-facts-about-komodo-dragons

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EarthSky News: Top 10 tips for watching 2019’s Perseid meteors

So it’s definitely possible to see and photograph bright meteors in moonlight. And that’s good news for everyone planning to watch the 2019 Perseid meteor shower. This beloved annual shower is a much-anticipated summertime treat for us in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2019, it’ll likely produce the most meteors from late evening of August 12 to dawn August 13. The moon will be in the way, however, in a waxing gibbous phase, bright in the sky on the nights around the peak and drowning many meteors in its glare. What can you do in 2019 to optimize your chances for seeing Perseid meteors? We offer these 10 tips

https://earthsky.org/tonight/perseid-shower-best-between-midnight-and-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan:  August is Cauldron Month (Tempest-style)!

So I saw a friend post this link about August is Cauldron Month. And me, having written the book on cauldrons, got all excited thinking that someone decided we should focus on cauldrons all month long. Like, what is not to love about that??

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/tempest/2019/07/august-is-cauldron-month-tempest-style.html

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Inner Journey:

BE AWARE OF YOUR THINKING

“There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeeda great one.”
— Ralph Marston

Most of our self-talk comes unconsciously from our subconscious. Yet every thought that exists in our subconscious got there through a conscious decision to accept that thought.

We need to become conscious of our self-talk so we can at will choose to replace negative beliefs with positive ones. We have the power to choose an identity we love, but we need to do the work. The process of changing our subconscious beliefs requires awareness,diligence, consistency and repetition.

“Man is made or unmade by himself. In the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.”
— James Allen

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Deity: Egyptian God Geb

In Ancient Egypt Geb (also known as Seb, Keb, Kebb or Gebb) was a god of the earth and one of the Ennead of Heliopolis. His grandfather was Atum (the self-created creator god), his father was Shu (the god of air) and his mother was Tefnut (the goddess of moisture).

https://ancientegyptonline.co.uk/geb/

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A Note from the Universe 

Remind them that a runner’s high doesn’t come from just thinking about running.

Same thing for a manifester’s high.

On your mark,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Sour Cream Zucchini Bread

This is a great recipe that gives you a lot of the food groups in one recipe. This zucchini bread is great for breakfast, snack, or dessert, and a lunch box favorite. Large amounts can be baked and frozen for later, here’s how!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sour-Cream-Zucchini-Bread.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
August 2, 2019

Intuition

“I go by instinct… I don’t worry about experience.”

-Barbra Streisand

This is such a powerful concept. Look at how this relates to the work community. One resume may be loaded with experience, while another has just the bare bones. Is that more important than the impression the job candidate makes in the interview? When we meet someone face to face we get a “feel” for how we can relate to that person, how we would like to be around that person every day in the work environment. These are the kinds of things that can’t be put down on paper, we have to use our instincts.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

You may have made careful plans or scheduled everything to perfection, but there are too many variables today to allow most of your plans to play out. Things may come up, one after another, and make this a scattered day. This is temporary and probably will have little impact on tomorrow, so just flow with it best you can and don’t let the instability bother you.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

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