Cat’s Morning Bits for August 7, 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.
Have you seen the forest-pool
In the summer? Clear and cool.
-William Canton (1845-1926)
August Events & Holidays
Aug 1 Lughnasadh/ Lammas NH/ Imbolc SH
Aug 2 Moon enters Aquarius
Aug 3 Full “Sturgeon” Moon 8:58 am PST/ 9:58 am MST/ 11;58 am EST
Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
Aug 5 Moon enters Pisces
Aug 7 Moon enters Aries
Aug 10 Moon enters Taurus
Aug 11 3rd Qtr Moon 9:44 am PST/ 10:44 am MST/ 12:44 pm EST
Aug 12 Moon enters Gemini
Aug 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day
Aug 14 Moon enters Cancer
to be cont.
Spirit Library: New Level of Understanding
In these times of profound transformation it is important to remember the whole of humanity is being raised up to a new level of understanding and love.
Herbal Jedi: Dandelion, Natures Hard Worker | with Herbal Guest Dr. Terry Willard Ph.D. | Harmonic Arts
Exemplore: How to Read Birds as Omens and Signs
Since ancient times, people have looked to the heavens for signs, and since birds fly, it makes sense that people would perceive birds as messengers of the gods or fates. After all, a bird’s-eye-view is significantly more omniscient than an earthbound perspective.
ThoughtCo: How to Clear and Cleanse Crystals and Gemstones
Being attracted to a particular stone or crystal won’t always feel good, including stones that previously felt good and no longer do. In this case, the stone or crystal might need to be cleared.
MBG: Stay Cool & Calm This Summer With These 3 Ayurvedic Staples
Is the summer sun starting to get to you? In Ayurveda, the world’s oldest system of health and healing, the heat of this time of year is thought to cause the vata dosha (the bioforce responsible for movement) and pitta dosha (the bioforce responsible for all transformation and digestion) to manifest in different ways.
Pioneer Thinking: 3 Must Have Essential Oils to Calm Your Pet
The reason I love animals so much is that they give off an attitude of happiness, innocence and unconditional love to their people. Our pets are just as happy being a part of our household as we are of having them with us.
Today’s DIY: Tutorial How to Harvest and Dry Lavender
Treehugger: 8 Fast Facts You Didn’t Know About Cheetahs
Known for its breathtaking speed and distinctive spots, the cheetah is the fastest land animal on Earth. From its tear-streaked face to its spotted coat, this lanky and athletic big cat has mastered camouflage.
EarthSky News: Moon and Mars late evening until dawn
On August 7, 8 and 9, 2020, look eastward before going to bed, and you might just catch the waning gibbous moon and red planet Mars. After this brilliant twosome rises, the moon and Mars will travel westward across the nighttime sky. They’ll reach their high point for the night at or near morning dawn.
Patheos-Pagan: Why You Should Practice Divination Before Magickal Work
Admittedly, it’s been while since I’ve read a book on witchcraft. However, I don’t recall ever reading the advice to practice some sort of divination before doing any spell work in most of the books I’ve read.
Pagan Playlist: An Danzza ☽ ☆ ☾ Hekate
“I sing the body electric.”
— Walt Whitman
The water that makes up so much of our bodies is like oceann water. The salt crystals in this water vibrate at ever-changing frequencies. Our hearts are the emotional centers of our bodies, and they put out frequencies that are 10 times the power of the frequencies of our brains.
When we are happy, we vibrate at a higher frequency than when we are angry or sad. Our emotions change the chemical composition of the water in our systems. That’s why happy tears taste different than tears of sadness.
Experiencing physical, emotional and mental stillness harmonizes the vibrational output of the body, heart and mind and we become stronger.
“The message we give our bodies — one of irritation or acceptance — is the message to which our bodies will answer.”
— Deb Shapiro
A Note from the Universe
Question: What would it take, what would have to happen in your life these days, for you to allow yourself to really kick back, relax, and just enjoy?
Answer: Whatever it is, whatever, you will achieve it, earn it, acquire it, or experience it so much faster if you first kick back, relax, and just enjoy.
Today’s Recipe: Chicken Caesar Pasta
An interesting twist on a classic. My family’s new favorite.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
August 7, 2020
“We all act as hinges – fortuitous links between other people.”
-Penelope Lively, 1987
Hinges open doors! Isn’t this great? We have the power, and the privilege, to open doors for people, to create opportunities, to make life better! And when we work together, doors come flying open, one right after the next. It can be easy if we are “open” to helping each other.
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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