Cat’s Morning Bits for August 19, 2019
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.
What wondrous life is this I lead!
Ripe apples drop about my head;
The luscious clusters of the vine
Upon my mouth do crush their wine;
The nectarine and curious peach
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on melons, as I pass,
Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.
-Andrew Marvell (1621-78)
Spiritual Unite: Evergreen Tree Symbolism – Thriving Through Hardship
There are two broad types of trees: deciduous and evergreen.
By far the most common is deciduous, which covers all trees that lose their leaves (or other foliage) for at least part of the year.
ThoughtCo: Magical Banishing Spells
In many traditions of Paganism, banishing is done to get rid of negative or unwanted energy, or even people who may be causing problems in our lives. While some traditions frown upon banishing as manipulative magic, on the theory that it impacts the free will of another, if your tradition has no prohibitions against such things, then there’s no reason you can’t do a banishing spell.
MBG: For The First Time In Years, A Rare Grounding Transit Is Coming Our Way
This week, the AstroTwins break down how to harness the triple-hit of organized, practical Virgo energy in store for us.
Venus enters Virgo on Tuesday, and the transit will encourage us to savor the simple things.
Daily Good: Biking with Butterflies
Imagine if you could see the world through the eyes of a butterfly. What would you notice? In this beautifully woven piece, Sara Dykman explores the life cycle of the monarch through recounting her 10,201-mile bicycle journey from Mexico to Canada and back, intimately acquainting herself with newly hatched caterpillars and milkweed-nibbling monarchs. “Though people would gasp each time I told them what I was doing, it was the monarchs who deserved applause. I was merely a cyclist, with maps and grocery stores and a staggering amount of hospitality shown to me, giving scale to the magnitude of the monarchs’ greatness.” Read on to learn more about this nature enthusiast’s close encounters and the intricate beauty of the monarch’s migration
Today’s Deity: Demeter
Greek Goddess of Agriculture, Fertility, Sacred Law and the Harvest
Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and presides over grains and the fertility of the earth. Although she was most often referred to as the goddess of the harvest, she was also goddess of sacred law and the cycle of life and death.
Elephant Journal: If the Universe Calls, she won’t Leave a Voicemail.
Yesterday, the Universe spoke to me.
I have spent the better part of two years now asking the Universe what I am supposed to be learning from the series of events that have come to define my life. I have begged, pleaded, and tried to make deals that would give me back the life I had “before.”
MNN: White raven sightings keep Vancouver Island mystery alive
When photographer Mike Yip saw a flash of white on Vancouver Island in British Columbia in late May, the bright movement looked familiar. It wasn’t the first time he had seen white ravens.
This time, the rare birds were two youngsters who were still with their parents. When he saw them again two weeks later, the birds were on their own.
EarthSky News: Cassiopeia points to Andromeda galaxy
Tonight, if you have a dark sky, try star-hopping to the Andromeda galaxy from the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. If your sky is truly dark, you might even spot this hazy patch of light with no optical aid, as the ancient stargazers did before the days of light pollution.
Patheos-Pagan: How To Be A Pagan Every Day
I see this question all the time. There are so many books and how-to articles and blog posts about being Pagan. Fun Ways to Celebrate Yule, Connect With Your Ancestors This Samhain, Look At All This Information About A Goddess!, etc. So, imagine you’re a baby Pagan, Polytheist, or Heathen, and this is all you have.
LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE
“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley
What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?
Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.
“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb
“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones
A Note from the Universe
There’s never been a day in your life when you were as close to your thriving business and a steady income, as you are today.
So very, very close –
Today’s Recipe: Apple Zucchini Slaw
When you have an abundance of zucchini or want to try something new make zucchini slaw rather than the typical cabbage version.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions, and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
August 19, 2019
“Heaven and earth do nothing
Yet there is nothing they do not do.”
-Chuang-Tzu (369-286 B.C.)
There is a spiritual principle that opposites are found together – and this can be so profound! These paradoxes make us take pause, and think. Isn’t life interesting?
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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