Cat’s Morning Bits for August 24, 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: Elevation & Expansion (a message from Kate Spreckley)
Soul embodiment is the ultimate purpose of this time. The physical vehicle is the container of our soul and when the soul begins to anchor within the body everything shifts. Our energy field expands elevating our thoughts, emotions, and feelings. The Full Moon energies are currently expanding the energy of the soul within our human form and as a result, our focus this week will need to be on realigning and rebalancing our emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies with our physical body
Spirituality & Health: A Letter-Writing Burn Ritual for Healing by Athena Bahri
With this ritual, become an observer to your emotions surrounding loss, and release them into the universe.
Losing loved ones has been one of the most dramatic challenges people have faced throughout the pandemic. Whether you’re dealing with physical, emotional, or spiritual loss, energy healing rituals can help you release fear and ease grief so you can shift to a positive vibration
Spiritual Unite: DREAMING OF A HOLE IN THE GROUND: SYMBOLISM
Some people dream of a hole in the ground, and they may not know what it means.
Hole dreams can be symbolic of many things, but there are some common themes that appear when examining the symbolism behind this dream.
ThoughtCo: Angel Colors: The Light Rays of Archangels
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet are the shimmering colors of the rainbow that often inspire people with their beauty. But some people see more than just refracted light in the rainbow’s colors and more than just sunlight in the white light around them.
The Wisdom of Odin: Ratatoskr | The Squirrel of Norse Mythology
MBG: How To Embrace The “Back-To-School” Energy Of Virgo Season 2021 — And Have Fun Doing It
Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season,” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign, no matter what your Sun sign horoscope may be. The Sun moves through orderly Virgo, from August 22 to September 22, helping us streamline and systematize the chaotic areas of our lives
Today’s DIY: Making a Basket from PINE NEEDLES | Start to Finish Project
Elephant Journal: The Descent of Inanna: A Myth with a Message that will Transform You.
Like most little kids, I used to love myths and legends.
I often daydreamed of fantasy worlds or was playing princess in a castle.
My favorite was when my parents read my sister and I bedtime stories. My parents had their own unique way of telling stories. My mum used it as a time for calming us down from the day. She would choose short stories with familiar characters and spoke gently allowing us to drift off into a nightmare-free sleep
Treehugger: A Camel Helps Photographers Capture Images in the Desert
For 7 days, Sarha wandered with her gear (and came home each night).
Nature photographers sometimes must combat challenging circumstances to create their images. They can deal with extreme weather conditions and demanding terrain.
EarthSky News: Andromeda Galaxy: All You Need To Know
The large spiral galaxy next door
Although several dozen minor galaxies lie closer to our home galaxy, the Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy is the closest large spiral galaxy to ours. Let’s exclude, for a moment, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, visible from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere. Besides them, the Andromeda galaxy is the brightest external galaxy you can see. At 2.5 million light-years, it’s also the most distant thing visible to your unaided eye.
Patheos-Pagan: Integration, Integration, Integration
I used to be a witch who collected experiences. I collected this class and that chant and that ritual working and those whispers from the godds. I bundles them all up and made a pretty place for them in my heart and on my altar.
Pagan Playlist: AUTUMN WITCH’S KITCHEN AMBIENCE: Heavy Rain Sounds, Fireplace Sounds and Bubbling Cauldron
CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY TODAY
“It is always your next move.”
— Napoleon Hill
The great benefit of heightened awareness is that we have more choice in how we live our lives. At any moment, we can purposefully choose a new experience for ourselves. We can choose to pay attention, breathe more deeply, laugh, rest, play, appreciate, do something different – the possibilities are endless.
Whenever you remember, TAKE YOURSELF OFF AUTO-PILOT and really examine your situation. Take charge and make a choice that will enrich your experience. At the end of the day, reflect on what happened and how you felt when you chose a new line of thought, feeling or action.
“We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us — how we can take it, what we do with it — and that is what really counts in the end.”
— Joseph Fort Newton
“When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.”
— Tin Cup (the movie)
And remember: “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
— Neil Peart
A Note from the Universe
What if today was your “last” day or this week was your “last” week, and heaven had 10,000 angels waiting to serenade you, dancers waiting to dance with you, and reporters waiting to interview you?
Is there a grudge you’d still hold? Something you’d still regret? An unhappy memory that would matter more than forever and ever?
Today’s Recipe: Peach Cobbler Coffee Cake Is the One You’ve Been Waiting For
And by “the one,” I mean the one coffee cake.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
August 24, 2021
“Eyes can speak and eyes can understand.”
-George Chapman (1559?-1634)
We can say so much without speaking a word. Emotions show on our face. Our eyes can’t lie. Experts who read body language say that so much is given away with the eyes. They have been called “the mirrors of the soul.” We can communicate with our loved ones with merely a look. Sometimes a look can speak volumes!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Chariot
It may start out as an ordinary day but a situation may arise that uncovers talents that you had no clue you had. Be adaptable and be willing to say, “Yes, I’ll give that a try,” rather than automatically saying, “Well I’m not sure. I’ve never done that before.” Be positive, optimistic, and sure of yourself. It’s the perfect day to learn something useful and profitable as well as exciting.
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