1. Sun has entered Leo near the marker star Regulus in the 10th lunar mansion on 16 August. Regulus is about fame, recognition, power, leading, motivating and acting royal (classy). Leo is about love, marriage, the heart chakra and Archangel Raphael. It is therefore considered a good time for marriage. This is also the celestial mansion of the ancestors.
2. Full Moon (18/8/16) in the celestial mansion of the Dolphin. Ruled by the 8 Immortals, solar gods of fire, light and energy. These deities give abundance and wealth. On this Full Moon do spells for Abundance and Prosperity.
3. Vara-Lakshmi who bestows 8 kinds of luck and bestows boons
4. Lion / Cat Goddess is all about defeating the evil and bad habits in your life and replacing them with better ones. Divine protection and the victory of good over evil.
How to honor the Lion / Cat Goddess: fast, pray, meditate, self-care, dancing and give your cat a special treat.
Colors: Red and Gold - for strength, courage, royalty and wealth.
International Cat Day: 8 August.
In India she is Durga.
As a superstar she is Cat-woman.
At Home - Cat
In Japan - Maneki Niko.
The prophet Mohammed said if you feed a stray cat you will surely go to heaven.
Durga cuts away ignorance / darkness and replace it with light / knowledge; helps you to recognize enemies and defeat your demons.
White cats: soldiers and security guards.
Grey: recognize the aliens around you, warning you against evil.
Ginger: bringer of luck.
Red String Time (Durga / Banda-Raksha / Rachelle / Kaballah): Cut a red string that will be long enough to fit around your wrist. Tie 7 knots in the string. For every knot you make a wish or say a prayer. Keep the red string on as long as possible. Try to keep it on until next year the same time. If it breaks off before the time tie it around a tree. The scarlet string is mentioned in Genesis chapter 38 verse 28. The custom originates from the Hindu Kavala (Kabbalah). It makes its wearer lucky and divinely protected. Men and single females wear it on the right wrist and married women on the left. It is tied to the wrist during the full moon in August (Shravana Purnima). Lunar month of Shravana.
In China and Japan it is thought to attract love and a soul mate.
Southern Hemisphere Lammas:
*Some writers suggest that all the celebrations should be turned around for the Southern Hemisphere and that during Lammas we should celebrate Imbolc. Religious / Spiritual celebrations are universal and cannot be turned around for the simple fact that they are based on the movement of the planets and not on the seasons.
*These festivals are based on the movement of the planets.
A study or research in Astro-theology clearly reveals this.
Pray to the moon when she is round,
Luck with you will then abound
What you seek for shall be found
On the sea or solid ground.