August 3, 2020, Full Corn Moon

 

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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. This energy will help us in a gentle fashion to let go of things that are no longer in our best interest it will provide clarity and help us to find the answers we need. This overall energy will continue to build toward the “Lions Gate” on August 8th which will be a time of supercharged energy.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Sturgeon Moon because the Native people of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain knew this was the best time to catch these big 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).

Carry the harvest theme over into your magickal workings for the day. What can you sacrifice (harvest) today that will help to sustain you in the future? Spiritual and physical health are also good areas to work on at this time.

*Check out this article from Well and Good for a little astrology information!

The Upcoming Full Sturgeon Moon in Aquarius Packs Unexpected Intensity—Here’s What it Means for Your Sign

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Our Sacred Stones for today include Carnelian Garnet, Red Agate, Red Jasper and Tigers Eye both gold and red.

Sacred Herbs for today:  Chamomile, Basil, Rosemary, and  Rue

Deities include:  Hecate, Mars, Hathor, Thoth

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 8, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 8, 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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May Events & Holidays

May 10 Mother’s Day

May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 14 Moon in 3rd Qtr. at 7:02 am PST /8:02 am MST/10:02 am EST

May 18 Victoria Day (Canada)

May 22 New Moon at 10:38 am PST/ 11:38 am MST/ 1:38 pm EST

May 25 Memorial Day (USA)

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In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes,
I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods,
Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook,
To please the desert and the sluggish brook.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

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Spirit Library: Reflect & Accept (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Light is illuminating the earth igniting within us a renewed sense of purpose and passion. We are being asked to consciously recommit to our purpose and to let go of anything that may be holding us back from building a new, sustainable future

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ThoughtCo: Lunar Folklore

The moon is, in terms of distance, the closest heavenly body to earth. We can see it in the sky for three weeks out of four, and for thousands of years, people have used its light to guide them in the dark. In addition to the personification of the moon as deity, there are all kinds of fascinating legends and myths associated with the moon and its cycles.

Read more…

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MBG: A Beginner’s Guide To Reading Palms

If you’ve already memorized your astrology chart, calculated and recalculated your numerology life path, and perfected your tarot pull, reading palms might be your next form of divination and character assessment. Here’s what you need to know to do a basic palm reading on yourself or a friend.

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Daily Dream Meaning: Robber

1. If the dreamer is concerned about safety, security, and financial affairs, this dream could reflect those fears. Whether the fear – that someone in some way is going to rip you off – is real or not depends on the circumstances and other symbols in the dream.
2. If the dreamer is looking for love, this could represent a warning: The dreamer could meet and fall for someone fascinating, but who has an agenda of his or her own and could end up breaking the dreamer’s heart.

astrology.com

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Hawthorn and the Celebration of the May: A Series… A Hawthorn Love Potion by EagleSong Gardener

I enjoy tending several hawthorns in the hoop of life I travel each year. The hawthorns are among my favored allies because of their persistence, sense of humor and down right tenacity.

I travel the highways and byways of the Snoqualmie, Skykomish and Snohomish rivers for most of my herbal interplay now days. Settling into this triad of rivers and the medicine found here is an ongoing exploration in a layered, well-lived life.

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Today’s DIY: How to Grow Ginger in Containers And Get a Huge Harvest

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Elephant Journal: 8 Mantras for the Days when we’re just Not Okay.

There are days when you wake up and you don’t feel like doing anything.
Nothing makes you happy and you just don’t know the reason behind feeling like this.

Read more….

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MNN: ‘Rebel botanists’ use sidewalk chalk to help people connect with nature

When Sophie Leguil hits the streets near her home in London, she’s armed with sidewalk chalk. The French ecologist and botanist is one of an army of “rebel botanists” working to identify the little-known and underappreciated wild plants that grow along the sidewalks and curbs of cities throughout Europe.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Arc to Arcturus, spike to Spica

Tonight, look outside in the evening and learn a phrase useful to sky watchers. The phrase is: follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike (or speed on) to Spica. You can use this phrase in any year.

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Patheos-Pagan: Following Nature’s Rhythm To Lavender Cookies

Spring has made it to Michigan!

Well, I live in modest hope that consistent warmer temperatures are in my near future. The sun made a grand appearance after several weeks of rain and chilly temperatures which even by Michigan standards are unusual by this point in May.

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Pagan Playlist:  The Hobbit (Part 3): ‘Lament For Thorin’ by Eurielle (Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien) – Lyric Video

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Inner Journey:

Give yourself free time

“What is it that makes all of us end each day with the sense that we have not lived our time, but have been lived, used by what we do?”
— Jacob Needleman

How can you free up more time for yourself?

All of the great masters counsel that we need time daily for solitude. And if our journey in life is to become more aware of who we are, then surely we need some free time each day to explore our inner landscapes and uncover our passions.

What activities can you cut out of your life to give you more growing room?

“Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long, stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live.”
— Anna Quindlen

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A Note from the Universe
There once was a time in your very own planet’s history, long, long ago, when the earth was truly a paradise. The diversity of life was as mind-boggling as it was spectacular. Flowers sprang up in impossible places. Birds and their songs filled the air over every continent. Snow, fog, showers, or sunshine added sometimes shocking and unexpected beauty to every setting. Animals were loved as family members. And complete strangers smiled and waved to one another, as it was everyone’s natural instinct to be kind, to give, and to love.

Yeah, very little has changed.

See the good,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken Ranch Enchiladas

I got this recipe from my cousin and now this is my favorite dish. The ranch dressing mix adds nice flavor.

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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, Palmrosa, 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
May 8, 2020
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“To be thrown upon one’s own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.”

-Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

 
Sometimes something we see as misfortune at the time can turn out to be one of the best things that has ever happened to us. Maybe it’s a wake-up call – something that spurs us on to achieve. Whatever it is, we have to have faith that all of the resources we need we already have. We can do anything

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The World

You may not expect or even want it, but today you will be properly acknowledged and even honored for a skill, talent, or accomplishment. Your big heart will also be appreciated. Some sort of public reward is possible, if only in the form of praise, which can be transformed into something more tangible later. If not seeking validation or kudos, be on the alert because it’s coming. You’ve earned it!

astrology.com

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May’s Full “Flower” Moon on 5-7-2020

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May’s Full “Flower” Moon

May 7, 2020
Full Moon at 3:45 am PST/ 4:45 am MST/ 6:45 am EST

“Dancing midst the flowers beneath the full moon’s light,
the wee folk tend the gardens on this soft spring night.”

May is the time when flowers seem to be everywhere and is most likely why the Native Americans called this month’s full moon the “Flower Moon”.

This full moon keeps the spring theme of new beginnings and fertility rolling. Everywhere you look there is new growth. This is a great time to sow seeds in both your outdoor and inner gardens. Career, finance, and prosperity are good areas to concentrate on for new beginnings. This month which started with the fire sabbat of Beltane is still keeping things burning. Lust, passion, and renewed vigor put a bounce in our step as we move toward the new things this moon has to offer.

To celebrate this fiery month and full moon, wrap yourself in reds, oranges, and yellow or wear warm stones like amber, garnet, and ruby. Take special care to nourish your inner garden this month. If you set intentions or thought seeds for yourself last month, remember to take steps to help them grow and move forward.

On a very light note, I have been “asked” to remind everyone that brings out the garden fairies! This Full Flower Moon is a wonderful time to welcome the “Wee Folk” in your home and yard. This is a great activity, particularly for children. Leave gifts of pretty stones, crystals, shiny beads, and other glittery objects in your flower beds and planters. Hang small decorations in your trees and shrubs. The Fae appreciate gifts and love to be remembered!

“On the breeze their laughter floats and magic fills the air,
unveiling natures treasure, her gifts with you they share.”

 

© 2008 LBolotin/CatSister (updated Apirl 2020)

Cat


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October’s Full “Hunter’s” Moon 10-13-19

 

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October’s Full Hunter’s Moon

Date: October 13, 2019

Time: 2:07 pm PST/ 3:07 pm MST/ 5:07 pm  EDT
The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls October’s moon the Hunter’s Moon, where pagan almanacs call it the Blood Moon, both are correct. The reference of the Hunter’s Moon is very similar to the Harvest Moon as work or in this case hunting could be done into the evening hours due to the brightness of the moon itself. However, the name Blood Moon has nothing to do with hunting. Like Septembers Harvest Moon the debris in the earth’s atmosphere (like dust, smoke, etc.) cause the rising moon to appear reddish, thus the name Blood Moon. Other names for this moon are the Shedding Moon, Falling Leaf Moon, Hunter’s Moon, White Moon (china), Harvest Moon (Cherokee & Celtic), Blackberry Moon (Choctaw), Moon When Quilling & Beading Is Done (Dakota).

From the beginning of October until Samhain the veil between our world and the spirit world becomes thinner. The Blood Moon is the perfect time to begin decorating your altar for the upcoming Sabbat or creating an Ancestor Altar. Use autumn flowers and seed pods, Indian corn, pumpkins and gourds, pictures of departed loved ones, acorns and nuts, bones or apples and pomegranates to help set the tone. Divination is also at it’s best from now until Samhain as is contacting departed loved ones. Dreams are another thing to pay close attention to at this time. The information may become clearer and stronger than it does at other times of the year. This is also a time of spiritual growth. It is time to finish harvesting and take stock of our labors from the past year. Discard what no longer serves you to make room for the new ideas and thought forms that will begin germinating in the coming dark season.

To help bring the magic of this full moon into your day try wearing dark colors, blue, purple or black and ornamenting yourself with sacred stones like amethyst, obsidian or even tourmaline. The Hunter’s Moon is a powerful and magical time so use it wisely and enjoy the benefits.

Full Moon Blessings!

Cat

 

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September Full ” Harvest” Moon 9-13-19

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September Full ” Harvest” Moon

Friday, September 13/ Saturday, September 14,, 2019

9:32 pm PST / 10:32 pm MST /12:32 am EST

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Full Corn Moon however in the Pagan Traditions it is called the Harvest Moon.

Many of the Native American tribes’ staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, were ready for harvesting during this month. The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops which is where the name came from. This moon does not always occur in September and traditionally, the name goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, the Harvest Moon sometimes happens in September and sometimes in October.

Other names for this moon are Chrysanthemum Moon (china), Nut Moon (Cherokee), Mulberry Moon (Choctaw), Singing Moon (Celtic), and Barley Moon (medieval English).

As Mother Earth begins her journey into the dark part of the year, the sun pulls away and we get that welcome autumn chill. September is a time of hearth and home as well as a time to acknowledge the things that we have accomplished since spring.

Now is also a great time to unclutter our homes and selves as we prepare to enter the season of introspection and if you are a  Kitchen Witch it’s a good time to reestablish your Hearth / Kitchen altar!

To get in the autumn mood and celebrate this month’s element of earth try wearing browns, greens, and other earthy colors.

Sacred Stones: Citrine, Peridot, Bloodstone

Sacred Herbs: Grains, Valerian, Witch Hazel

Deities: Hearth Goddesses, Demeter, Brighid, Vesta, Freya

Full moon blessings!

Cat


 

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April’s “Full Wind’ Moon on 4-19-19

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Date: April 19, 2019

4:12 am PST/  5:12 am  MST/  7:12 am   EST

“If spring came but once a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change. ”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


During this full moon we are lured to provocative thoughts of warm days and spring flowers. We see a decrease of the march snows which give way to April showers and windy days. As the wind blows it joyfully spreads last seasons seeds. From these seeds comes growth and new life. Already we are seeing the first flowers leaves of the season. The Old Farmers Almanac calls this the Full Pink Moon because the first grass pink and ground phlox was beginning to grow. Other names for this moon are Seed Moon, Wind Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon Like the full moon of March the April moon is the perfect time to nurture new beginnings. Plans and ideas that you have been thinking about starting can germinate and grow if you start now. The time has come to take action and make things happen. It is particularly good for love and adopting or conceiving a child.


To celebrate this full moon bright primary colors are the pick of the day and Sacred Stones of the Air element like Selenite, Angelite, Celestite and Quartz Crystal are the perfect adornments. Springtime flower scents like lilac,violet, hyacinth and other florals can add a special touch as well.


Full moon blessings!
Cat


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July’s Full Blessing Moon (7-27)

 

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July’s  Full Blessing Moon

Friday, July 27,2018

 1:20 pm PST / 2:20 pm MST / 4:20 pm EST
The Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Buck Moon because this is the time when bucks grow new antlers. Other names for this full moon are Thunder Moon, Summer Moon (colonial ), Hungry Ghost Moon (china), Ripe Corn Moon (Cherokee), Crane Moon (Choctaw), Moon of Claiming (Celtic), Mead Moon (Medieval English), Rose Moon, Blessing Moon (pagan).

The July moon is also being called a Micromoon, Minimoon or Apogee Moon.  This is because a Micromoon is further away, and will look smaller and less bright. There will also be a lunar eclipse ( the 2nd  this year) at 4:20 EST. It will be visible in large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America and  will last for 103 minutes, making it the longest eclipse of this 21st century. As an added celestial treat the Mars opposition will also be happening. The red planet will be very close and will be shining at it brightest!

The Buck Moon is a good time for divination, dream work and prosperity magick. The laid back energy of this moon also works well for meditation, so kick back and enjoy the feeling of the things you have accomplished this far or review your goals related to vacations or hobbies.. Add a little something extra to your magickal workings by using July’s herbs hyssop, lemon balm, mugwort, catnip or leaves from ash or oak trees.

You can also celebrate this months moon by wearing the colors blue-gray, silver or green and adorning yourself with moonstone, pearls, opals or a simple white agate.

Full Moon Blessings!

Cat


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Cat’s Bits for June 25- July 1: Black and White Moons

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Cat’s Bits for June 25- July 1: Black and White Moons

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July Events:

July 4: Independence Day USA

July 8: Celtic Month of Holly begins

July 9: Full “Blessing ” Moon at 12:07 am EST

July 22: Sun enters Leo at 11:15 am EST

July 23: New Moon at 5:46 am EST

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Lady Moon rises and stretches;  showing her perfection against the black velvet sky.

She caresses the diamond studded fabric of night  and the stars begin to sing.

© Cat-LBolotin 2017

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Once in awhile I have the urge to share Native American legends and this is one of those weeks. I hope you enjoy it!

Black and White Moons : A Winnebago Tale as told by Cat

Long ago in the beginning, the good spirits and the evil spirits held a council to decide how the world should be divided between them. The first issue they decided was the question of how many moons there would be from one winter to the next.They asked for suggestions and the first creature to come forward was Turkey. He strutted forward drumming and fanned his tail feathers.

” I say there should be as many moons as there are spots on my tail feathers! Turkey declared.

The council discussed this but in the end voted it down, saying there were far too many spots on Turkey’s tail. Then Partridge strutted forward. He also suggested the number of spots on his tail. After counting the spots on the tail of Partridge the council decided that it was still too many. Then Cipmunk scampered in, throwing his tail over his head in the manner of chipmunks everywhere.

“I say let the year have as many moons as there are black and white stripes on my back!” heh squeaked.

The council discussed this and found it to be a good plan. They decided that the six black stripes would represent the summer moons and the six white stripes would represent the winter moons. And so it was settled.

But everyone knows that evil spirits are greedy. When they saw the bright white moon lighting up the sky they decided that they had not been give enough darkness. So the evil spirits began to eat away at the moon until nothing remained but darkness. But the great Earthmaker was not pleased. He had who had created the moon refused to see it destroyed, leaving the world dark for the evil spirits. So he devised a plan and began to recreate the moon a little each night. At the end of fourteen days the moon was  again full and covered the earth with light. Then earthmaker rested. But while he rested the evil spirits  once again ate away the moon until darkness once again covered the earth.

So the battle continues. The Earthmaker renewing the moon and the evil spirits eating it away. Cycle after cycle, year after year……….

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!

Cat

(C) LBolotin 2017

Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by 5 cats.

 

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