Cat’s Morning Bits for August 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 3, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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O Earth, that hast no voice, confide to me a voice!
O harvest of my lands! O boundless summer growths!
O lavish, brown, parturient earth! O infinite, teeming womb!
A verse to seek, to see, to narrate thee.
-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

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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.
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August’s Full Corn Moon

Aug 3, 2020 at 8:58 am PST/ 9:58 am MST/ 11;58 am EST (Note: The moon will appear full on BOTH Sunday and Monday night!)

The energy of the August moon is going to cause a bit of a shakeup due to Uranus squaring up with the Sun. This can make us feel a bit wobbly

Read more….

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Spirit Library: Something New Is Forming (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In the second half of 2020 humanity’s process of evolutionary growth is accelerating at a much greater pace. The intense energy we have experienced over the last few months is radically quickening our processes and creating deep and lasting change.

Read more…..

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Herbal Jedi: Elderberry Medicine 

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ThoughtCo: What is a Wicker Man?

The Wicker Man is a giant effigy allegedly used by the Druids to perform human sacrifice, according to the writings of Julius Caesar. He mentions it as one method in which the Celts performed rituals, but other than Caesar’s observations there is little scholarly corroboration. In recent years, some of Caesar’s accounts have been disputed by modern academics.

Read more…..

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MBG: This August Could Be A Break From Intensity, According To Astrology

Uncertainty is in the air as the last full month of summer arrives. Will we or won’t we…go back to work, send kids to school, keep the business open, spend holidays with the family? Our ability to plan, which is crucial to success in modern life, has been seriously hindered.

Read more….

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Daily Good: Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm

Consciousness is never static or complete but is an unending process of movement and unfoldment.

– David Bohm –

Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm

Infinite Potential is a new film that “takes us on a mystical and scientific journey into the nature of life and reality with David Bohm, the man Einstein called his spiritual son and the Dalai Lama his science guru. A physicist and explorer of Consciousness, Bohm turned to Eastern wisdom to develop groundbreaking insights into the profound interconnectedness of the Universe and our place within it.” Watch the film here. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Making Willow Baskets

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Elephant Journal: 3 Things our Rising Signs reveal about our Souls.

What the heck is my rising sign?
A lot of people newer to astrology are not completely familiar with a rising sign and even some of the more “well-seasoned” astrology nerds (yes, I am an astrology nerd) are still not entirely aware of just how much our rising sign can affect the whole of our natal charts (or “life map” as I like to refer to it).

Read more……

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Treehugger: 12 Incredible Facts About Lemurs

Lemurs are easy to love. They’re cute, charismatic, and oddly humanlike, which isn’t just a coincidence. Lemurs are primates like us, and while they’re not as closely related to people as chimpanzees and other apes are, they’re still family.

Read more…….
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EarthSky News:  Full Sturgeon Moon on August 2 and 3

On August 2 and 3, 2020, everyone around the world (except far-northern Arctic latitudes) will see a full-looking moon lighting up the nighttime from dusk until dawn. Watch the moon follow the planets Jupiter and Saturn westward across the sky throughout the night.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: The Darkness is Returning – And That’s a Good Thing

It’s August already, in this year like no other.

January and February were mostly normal, to the extent that anything resembles “normal” in Tower Time.

Then Covid-19 hit. March felt like it lasted about eight weeks. April? April lasted six months.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Patty Gurdy – ONE BY ONE feat. Hellscore (new original hurdy-gurdy music)

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Inner Journey: 

TRANSFORMATION

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
— William Faulkner

Longing for a miracle that will transform your life? Miracles happen, and if we don’t want that magic to disappear on us, we need to learn from each epiphany — to integrate it, apply it, and build on it so we can permanently shift to a new level of being.

The real key to fulfillment lies in ONGOING transformation: building our awareness of daily opportunities to change our perceptions and raise our consciousness. Life is about dissolving the old and creating anew. The more we open to accepting and learning from every life experience, the more our lives transform.

“Enlightenment must come little by little — otherwise it would overwhelm.”
— Idries Shah

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe
It’s quite simple, dear.

Wherever your thoughts can go, you can go.

And I’ll meet you there.

Wherever
The Universe
tut.com
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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Dorito® Taco Salad

A delicious refreshing taco salad with a tangy twist.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Monday (feminine)

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
August 3, 2020

Interdependence
“One life stamps and influences another, which in turn stamps and influences another, on and on, until the soul of human experience breathes on in generations we’ll never even meet.”

-Mary Kay Blakely, 1989

 
Yes, we are independent, as people and as a nation, and at the same time we are interdependent. We rely on each other. We support and sustain one another. Each person, independently, makes contributions that have far-reaching effects. It’s the pebble in the pond example, where the ripples are felt for a long time after the stone has landed

-Lissa Coffey
coffeytalk.com
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Daily Tarot:  The Hanged Man

Possibly a romantically disquieting day, you may begin to suspect that your love is not being returned, at least not in kind. Or perhaps you can’t bring yourself to return the affections of an ardent admirer. This might feel even worse. The head and heart don’t always speak the same language or have the same opinions. Be strong and as kind as you can.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 24, 2020

CMB Flowers and Coffee

 

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 24, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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April Events & Holidays

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter’s snow and summer’s flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything.
-Edna Frohock (1906-97)

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Spirit Library: Find Meaning (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Consciousness is expanding as humanity rises to a new level of awareness and understanding. Our experience of life is changing, reality is transforming and our perceptions are shifting.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: 8 Common Belief Systems in the Modern Pagan Community

Not all Pagans are Wiccans, and not all Pagan paths are the same. From Asatru to Druidry to Celtic Reconstructionism, there are plenty of Pagan groups out there to choose from. Read on and learn about the differences and the similarities.

Read more….

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MBG: 17 People Share How Quarantine Has Changed Their Perspective On Nature

During a time when it feels like so much has been taken away, the natural world outside our windows remains. Our plans may be on an indefinite pause, but our environment keeps carrying on all the same. In honor of Earth Day, here, 17 members of the mbg community share how they are watching it with a new sense of appreciation and awareness:

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Guns

1. In Freudian dream analysis, a symbol for physical passion. If the dreamer is the one doing the shooting, then he is consciously or unconsciously searching for a partner. If the dreamer is the one being shot, someone out there feels desire for him.
2. The release, or need for release, of pent-up anger. Again, if the dreamer is doing the shooting, she needs to control her temper and find a positive way to release her anger. If she is the victim, then someone is angry with her.
3. Something important coming up, implying a need to “get out the big guns.”
Astrological parallel: Mars/Uranus combinations.
Tarot parallel: The Tower.

astrology.com

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Today’s DIY:  A Spring Spell

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Elephant Journal: A Quickie Coronavirus Crystal Relief Ritual

Being quarantined can feel at times restful and restorative, and other times frustrating and stressful.
If you find yourself in the latter category, sometimes adding a little something extra to your routine can help. While yoga, binge watching true crime, and taking up cross stitching are certainly worthy pursuits, I recommend adding some dazzle to your day by working with crystals.

Read more….

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MNN: 12 incredible facts about lemurs

Lemurs are easy to love. They’re cute, charismatic and oddly humanlike, which isn’t just a coincidence. Lemurs are primates like us, and while they’re not as closely related to people as chimpanzees and other apes are, they’re still family.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Venus at its brightest in late April

Late April 2020 presents the planet Venus at its brightest as the evening “star” for all of this year. No matter where you live worldwide, look west after sunset to marvel at this brilliant beauty lighting up the evening dusk first thing after sunset.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Walpurgisnacht: Fertility Rite. Witches Night. And All That Jazz.

So, as we near the end of April there is a Spring celebration coming up — Beltane and Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis Night). Today, I have decided to take a look at Walpurgisnacht. What is the history behind the observance and why might it be important for me as a Witch?

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Faun – Gaia

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Inner Journey:

Capture your inspiration!

“Ideas can come from anywhere and at any time. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly.”
— Rolf Smith

Insights and inspiration come to us for a reason. Don’t let them disappear on you!

When a great idea pops into your mind, write it down and capture it. Keep a mini-journal or piece of paper with you at all times.

Reflect on your insights. How might you anchor this great idea so it enhances your life?

“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.”
— Nolan Bushnell

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 
I have to tell you that one of the greatest things about being the Universe, is knowing absolutely everything.

Well, that and making dreams come true.

I also love being eternal… and having no limits.

Creating worlds simply with thought.

Knowing that reality is unfolding just exactly as it should.

Having it all, being it all, doing it all.

And I like being perpetually in love… and loved.

How ’bout you? What’s your favorite thing about being the Universe?

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Ma’amoul (Lebanese Date Cookies)

After a few phone calls with my mom and grandma, I managed to write a detailed recipe for one of my favorite Lebanese sweets, ma’amoul. They take time to make, but are not very difficult. Wooden ma’amoul molds give them their distinctive decorative shapes.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron 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, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Friday belongs to Venus, and its 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) works well 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.

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Daily Wisdom
April 24, 

Future
“If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.”

-Hazel Henderson (1981)
One of my favorite books of all time is Martin Seligman’s “Learned Optimism.” It is a classic, and it makes so much sense. The subtitle is “How to Change Your Mind and Your Life.” It’s just a matter of looking at things, including the future, differently. It can make a huge difference in how we experience things.

Lissa Coffey

Coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

It may be hard to be serious and stick to those dull but crucial tasks that keep the day running smoothly. Be systematic, cheerful, and don’t let it show if you feel undervalued or underappreciated. Save your sharp wit and cleverness for another time and place. Time spent with younger people or children can lift your spirits and keep things in perspective for you.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/