Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 2021
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.
Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.
Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh
Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST
Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST
Spirit Library: Self Awareness (a message from Kate Spreckley)
The great shift in consciousness is well underway and as our consciousness continues to awaken and expand it becomes more and more challenging to exist within an old reality. Most of us currently incarnated on the Earth have chosen to heal the karmic patterns and cycles created and maintained by our human families, cultures, and societies.
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Spiritual Unite: GETTING A HAIRCUT IN YOUR DREAM: THE SIGNIFICANCE
Have you ever dreamed about getting a haircut? Dreaming about getting a haircut can be an interesting dream to have.
ThoughtCo: Spiritual and Healing Properties of Lepidolite
Lepidolite is a form of mica that comes in purple, pink, yellow, grey, and white. It’s original name was lilalite. Lepidolite has been called a “stone of transition” because it helps a person who is going through life changes.
Spirituality & Health; How Do We Pray for Animals? by Sarah Bowen
Interspecies healing practices include prayer circles and shawls.
Sometime in my early 30s, I eschewed prayer in favor of meditation. Most prayers in my birth religion felt too exclusive, used language that didn’t quite fit my belief system, called on something too specific, or offered an interpretation of Divinity that I didn’t share.
Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Picking and Drying Herbs
by Susun Weed
In your herbal pharmacy you transform fresh and dried plants into herbal medicines. Learning to identify and use the common plants around you is easy and exciting, beneficial and safe. Making your own medicines saves you money if you follow the Wise Woman tradition of using local herbs, free for the taking.
Even one day’s work in field, forest, and kitchen can provide you with many years’ worth of medicines.When you make your own, you know for sure what’s in it, where it came from, when and how it was harvested, and how fresh and potent it is.
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Spirituality & Health: A Ritual for Honoring the Loss of a Human or Animal Companion
Rosemary has long signified deep friendship and lasting memories. This ritual for grief, built around rosemary, creates time and space for grieving and allows others to join and share the healing process.
Treehugger: West Virginia Startup Turns Coal Mines Into Lavender Farms and Wellness Products
The project provides a sustainable path to rehabilitate mining land.
Former strip mines aren’t the first place you think of when it comes to sustainable agriculture, beekeeping, or the wellness industry. But a project in southwestern West Virginia is looking to change that.
EarthSky News: Sun-Regulus In Conjunction August 23
If you follow astronomy, you hear the word conjunction a lot. Most of the time, it alerts you to something cool to see in the night sky. It’s usually two objects close together on the sky’s dome. But the word conjunction doesn’t always mean something to see.
Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Thorn Mooney’s The Witch’s Path – Review
MARTHA KIRBY CAPO
This review really can be distilled into three words:
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Dryads of the Ash Tree: Origin of Man
“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.”
— Ray Knight
“Eventually, meditation will make our mind calm, clear, and as concentrated as a laser which we can focus at will. This capacity of one-pointed attention is the essence of genius. When we have this mastery over attentionin everything we do, we have a genius for life itself: unshakable security, clear judgment, and deep personal relationships.”
— Eknath Easwaran
“The successful man is the average man, focused.”
— Source Unknown
A Note from the Universe
You’ve done better than you know. You’ve helped more than you realize. And you’re closer than you think.
Today’s Recipe: Homemade Peach Crumb Bars
These homemade peach crumb bars are always a hit. Wait until summer for fresh peaches or use frozen to get that wonderful peach flavor any time of the year
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 20, 2021
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”
-Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
I love this! Whistle while you work, and hustle while you wait! The world doesn’t stop moving just because we have to wait. We can work on so many things, even on our patience! These are times when we can accelerate our learning and growing by reading books, listening to audio recordings, and meditating. When we are committed to learning and growing, there is never a dull moment to be had!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Emperor
Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable
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