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Daily Feng Shui Tip for August 12 – "Peridot"

The birthstone most associated with August is the peridot, a beautiful green gemstone that is sometimes mistaken as an emerald. According to ancient traditions, wearing a peridot close to the skin will reduce stress of all sorts while also freeing the mind from anger and guilt. It has also long been believed that wearing peridot jewelry can slow the aging process while increasing endurance, confidence and self-esteem. This gemstone brings those blessings even if you weren’t born in August, so if this information rings true, then this might just be the most perfect jewelry for you.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Today’s Affirmation, Thought & Meditation for August 29

Today’s Affirmation for August 29

Like a tree I stand, reaching for the light, gaining strength from the darkness at my roots. My body is twisted by the storms of life, yet in my uniqueness I am beautiful.

Today’s Thought for August 29

“Don’t go outside to see the flowers. Inside your body there are many flowers. One flower has a thousand petals, and that will do for a place to sit. Sitting there you can glimpse the beauty inside the body and out of it, before gardens and after gardens.”

Kabir

(1440 0 1518)

Today’s Meditation for August 29

Be Your Own Best Friend

We often judge ourselves much more harshly than we judge our friends.  Yet when we are loving toward ourselves, we flower into the essentially compassionate beings that we really are. Close your eyes and imagine that you are your own best friend – a warm, caring person who sees you and thinks of you in a loving and supportive way. Acknowledge your good qualities to yourself and praise your recent successes, no matter how small. To finish, give yourself a hug. Enjoy the feeling of being truly loved for who you are.

 

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Today’s Affirmation, Thought & Meditation for August 28

Today’s Affirmation for August 28

I open my heart to love, giving thanks for the endless love I am blessed to be able to give and receive.

Today’s Thought for August 28

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”

Emily Dickinson

(1830 -86)

Today’s Meditation for August 28

Absorb Love

Take the time to appreciate the gifts offered to you by other will help to open your heart to the giving and receiving of love. Begin by focusing on your heart Visualize a warm, gentle glow in your chest area and sense the slow, steady rhythm of your heartbeat. As you do so contemplate some of the blessings that other people have brought into your life – perhaps the love of fine art inspired in you by your mother or the empathy shown to you by your best friend. Feel your heart swell with gratitude as you reflect that all these blessings were offered to you in the spirit of love.

 

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The Wicca Book of Days for Aug. 27 – Sardonyx & Peridot

The Wicca Book of Days for Aug. 27

Sardonyx & Peridot

Chalcedony

Two gemstones are traditionally identified as being August’s birthstones. One is sardonyx, a form of chalcedony that exhibits white stripes separating larger, orangey-brown bands. Sardonyx is said to impart self-control and vivaciousness to its wearer, which may be why it is said to ensure a happy marriage. The other crystal is the yellowy-green Peridot, which is reputed to be a bringer of success. It is credited with the power to forge friendships, to replace feelings of nervousness with a positive and confident outlook, and to increase physical strength.

Sky Salutations

Honor Nut, the Egyptian Sky Goddess in your rituals on this her birthday. When Nut and her twin, Geb, the Earth God were born locked together, they had to be pried apart by their father the Air Deity Shu, causing Nut’s arched body to become the celestial vault.

Your Charm for August 18 is Aquarius, The Water-Bearer

Your Charm for August 18th

Aquarius, The Water-Bearer

General Description: Eleventh sign of the Zodiac, Jan 20th to Feb 19th. Ruling planet Uranus; correct metal lead. Those bon under the influence of the Aquarius were supposed to be intelligent, of strong will power, restless, inventive, deep thinkers, artistic and caution in money matters. The Aquarius gems are Garnet and Hyacinth. The Garnet, thought India and Persia, was a favorite amulet against plague and poison, also worn to attract cheerfulness and good health. In the middle ages used as a charm to protect against all inflammatory disease and to ensure happiness. It was also supposed to warn its wearer of approaching peril and danger.

Today’s Affirmation, Thought & Meditation for August 15th

*This is just absolutely too precious*

Today’s Affirmation for August 15th

 The universe is an endless source of strength I can draw on as I undertake new challenges.

Today’s Thought for August 15th

 “Take the breath of the new dawn and make it part of you. It will give you strength.” Hopi Saying

Today’s Meditation for August 15th

Into The Canyon

Imagine yourself walking across a vast plateau of barren, red rock. Suddenly you find yourself at the edge of a canyon. You follow a path down the seep walls of the canyon. As you descend the air dampens and lush greenery envelops you. When you reach the river at the bottom of the canyon, you wade into shallows and immerse yourself in the water. As you do so a sense of power courses through your body — this river is the source of your inner strength, running deeper than you had ever imagined. Repeat this journey into the canyon whenever you need too contact your inner strength.

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Today’s Affirmation, Meditation and Thought for August 14th

Today’s Affirmation for August 14th

 “Lack of self-respect warps the mirror:  I will walk away from this distorted image of myself before the illusion becomes part of my landscape. I am whole and unique.”

 

Today’s Thought for August 14th

 “Pearls do not lie on the seashore. If you desire one you must dive for it.”

Eastern Saying

Today’s Meditation for August 14th

Meet Yourself for the First Time

Close your eyes and imagine that you are attending a party. A friend comes over and introduces you to yourself. What are your first impressions of this person? Engage yourself in conversation. How does the relationship develop between you? From this neutral perspective consider the strengths and weaknesses that you see in yourself. Use this awareness as a basis for change.

 

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August: A Happy Sun and a Blue Moon

August: A Happy Sun and a Blue Moon

by Maria DeSimone

It’s August, and the Sun is in command, burning brightly — even ostentatious at times. This month the Sun will enjoy complete stability, due to a lovely aspect to Saturn (planet of structure and endurance) that will be exact on the morning of Aug. 17. The same day there is also a perfect New Moon in Leo, which is our annual “playtime” lunation.

Leo rules everything that gives you joy and warmth … even tingles. Leo rules love and romance, children, creative enterprise and whatever it is you do for fun. So, yes, plant seeds for romance or another pleasurable endeavor in the two weeks following this lunation. It will be fabulous!

Venus, the planet of love, will enter tender Cancer on Aug. 7, and from Aug. 14 – 16 love will be quite intense for those with planets near an early degree of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) because Venus will oppose Pluto and square Uranus all at once. An unexpected love or financial development is possible, and it appears to be stressful, so buckle up. Thankfully, it’ll be a very temporary ride.

Once Mercury turns direct on Aug. 8, the rest of August will feel more balanced, and for those of you with planets or angles in the early degrees of a fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) or for those ruled by Mercury (Gemini, Virgo) any communication mishaps will smooth over. You do have a green light to enjoy the rest of the summer now, trust me!

So why do I mention anything “blue?” Am I trying to ruin the rest of your summer? Not at all!

This month we simply have two Full Moons in the same calendar month. The second is dubbed a “blue moon,” but it doesn’t imply a sad month at all. I will say, however, that if you have planets or points near the degree of both Full Moons, you can expect your month to be one wild, emotional roller coaster. That is just the emotionally charged nature of any Full Moon.

The first Full Moon happens at 10 degrees Aquarius on Aug. 1, and Mercury is retrograde in Leo at this time, so if you have planets near those early degrees of any fixed sign, I do believe you’ll feel this one as emotionally charged miscommunication. The second Full Moon occurs at 9 degrees of Pisces on Aug. 31, and it will be a sensitive, reflective Full Moon, thanks to the heavy water energy.

Personally, I don’t plan to focus on either Full Moon this month — blue or otherwise. I’m all about the Leo New Moon at 25 degrees. It’s love, it’s joy, it’s pleasure.
It’s HOT!