National Black Cat Appreciation Day (and the Ace of Pentacles)

National Today:
Black cats could use a good spin doctor. They seldom get positive publicity even though they’re just as adorable as other cats. So, show your love August 17 on Black Cat Appreciation Day. Superstitions play a big part, of course. Long ago, many linked black cats to to witchcraft, and the reputation stuck. People still think it’s bad luck if a black cat walks in front of you. On the plus side, many owners believe them to be more empathic and instinctive than other breeds. Pop culture, at least, seems to love black cats. Check out the cartoon Felix the Cat, the sarcastic Thackery Binx in the Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus,” and Salem in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”

And speaking of black cats…

Everyday Witch Tarot
Images © Deborah Blake & Elisabeth Alba

Ace of Pentacles
Root of the Powers of Earth

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Number 1:  Beginnings, potential, opportunity, and drive.

Aces indicate new beginnings and show the path you are headed towards; the Ace of Pentacles is the potential for growth on the material plane.

This card brings a surge of new energy and is a good omen regarding finances, health, security, and success. It is a reminder that your creative dreams can be realized as long as you remain focused on the end result. Visual realization is the practice of imagining attainment of a goal in order to reach that goal. Manifest your own reality. Start by  believing  knowing you have an abundance of resources – both external and internal. There is magic in the present. You already are where you want to be. You already are who you want to be.

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