Full Strawberry Moon

Full Strawberry Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Strawberry Moon (Native American) at 13* Sagittarius will culminate, June 3, 2023 8:43pm pacific |11:43am eastern (Farmers Almanac).

This Sagittarius Moon is creating in-depth thought and understanding on how you communicate and assert yourself in your family area. Some of us have incredible families and even though no one is perfect. We can feel we have a family that is perfect enough. How to become comfortable with your relatives sometimes isn’t an easy feat. When it becomes uncomfortable, become ridiculously polite. Usually that can calm heightened emotions or sentiments. Limit the time or set boundaries with people who are difficult. And remember to set your own bonds on yourself, not everyone is into our personal health regime, politics or religion. Find common ground to speak and accept others.

Some people have shame with how others have treated them or others in the family; or someone has acted out terribly in their own personal life and it effects you or the family in some way. It’s not to take someone else’s mistakes personally as your own. If we can help people, especially those we are close in relation or sentiment, then we should offer solace and support. If they act apathetic or abusive. Know deep in your consciousness, it is not how you would treat them if the circumstances were different; but you’re put in a position of making a choice. Whether you want to or not. Make a boundary. We need to create how we want to feel and must accept the responsibility of creating a good life.

Creating a Good Life:

Be Authentic

Love Yourself


Create a beautiful future vision

Have goals

Present moment matters

Daily soul connection

Be accountable

Count your blessings

Clean your mind

Respect yourself

Free the past

Face your fears

Learn to give

Learn to receive

Keep upgrading your standards

Keep elevating what you want your life to look like

Journal Questions:

3-5 sentences+ for each question.

-what are you needing to understand or be more in tune with




Actual person


Career change





Money problems

Bad habits

Health problems



-How can you rebalance:

People problems

Money problems

Relationship problem

Health problems

Personal issues

Bad habits


Career problems

Past choices



Where are you most ambitious:











inside maintenance

outside maintenance

person maintenance

place maintenance

thing maintenance

Your new viewpoint:

acceptance of yourself

acceptance of others

Spending too much time on others and not yourself

Spending too much time on yourself and not on others

Forward movement toward positive activities

Forward movement toward negative activities

-Time management, how long with each:











-When creating calmness in your life:

Breathing deeply a few times a day

Drinking more water

Taking a walk



Writing in a Journal

Creating a solution

Creating plans

Giving Hugs

Offering Smiles

Saying nice things to people

Waving here or there to people

Enjoying a color

Enjoying nature

Enjoying architecture

Complimenting your kids

Complimenting everyone

-Can you clearly say this is what I do now and I like it or I’d like to see a change:

What are you doing now

What job will you have next year

What job will you have in 5 years

What job will you have in 10 years

Do you stay with a career

Do you change careers often

Do you like jobs

Do you like responsibility

Do you like to be a boss

Are you a good boss

Are you a good employee

What makes you happy

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up

What is your career

What is your self confidence

What is your earning potential

What is your verve for life

Are you a winner

Are you sometimes winning

Are you winning yet losing

Are you losing but close to winning

What could make you win

What could make you content


*Using your Intuition: Using your intuition and psychic ability to move forward. Feeling good about the decisions you make. Knowing when wrong feelings happen they can indicate going in a wrong direction.

*When meditating, remember you’re going to go past your mind and it’s set ideas, and proceeding toward the heart, taking it deeper, releasing false sentiments and just float in your divinity, going deeper and deeper to your very essence. Reaching into the core of your being. Shift into knowing you will begin to float in calmness as the eclipse takes away anxiety and confusion, replaced is gifts of knowledge and wisdom, quality of time and being one with your adventure on earth.

—– “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller






Developing Communication

Develop our communication skills

By Tara Sutphen

1. Inner Knowing

What are you interested in? Are you building your self-esteem and confidence. What are your personal skills that you’ve developed. They don’t need to be academic or athletic skills, they can be being a good friend, mother, father or liking pets.

2. Sincerity

Connect with others when they are speaking. Your mind takes breathes, so you don’t always hear everything someone is saying to you. It’s easier in life if you are kind and leave everyone with a smile or appreciation.

3. Consistency

We don’t do any favors to anyone if we can’t keep our word, pull our weight and practice what we preach. Emotional Consistency is a key ingredient to lasting happiness. Integrity to your family and those you love are important.

4. Compromise

Knowing how to share.

5. Listening

Building a bond

6. Be Polite

Everyone deserves respect.

7. Ask & Receive

Effectively ask questions. The Answers might not always be from the person you asked but if we are patient the answer will not elude us.

8. Sharing

When we help and support others. Others help and support us.

9. Teaching

When we contribute what we know, we allow others to create a way to take care of themselves. Everyone interprets their way of doing things.

10. Do not interrupt

Listen more than talk

11. Ask questions

Be interested about others and our world

12. Curiosity

Don’t lose your curiosity, stimulate your mind by learning new things. Its considered one of the key things to staying youthful.

Full Flower Moon with Annular Eclipse

Full Flower Moon with Annular Eclipse

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Flower Moon (Native American) at 14* Scorpio will culminate May 5, 2023 10:36am PDT/1:36am EDT (Farmers Almanac).

This Full Flower Moon with an annular eclipse is about change or letting go, it can be to bring something illuminating into your life. What ever promises you have made may be broken, you may find your voice and all of a sudden find your way out of confusing situations. It’s like you haven’t seen clearly what you needed to see…but then all of a sudden there you are easily seeing where you were blind, making a decision or advising an antidote or remedy to your problems. The issue might not dissolve but suddenly you have a plan.

Frustration is set aside, frenemies and enemies are set aside, nonsense is set aside… you can tap deeply into your inner psyche. It’s not about anyone but you. What do you need to release to get ahead in any area of your life. There is no competition, it is your brain solidly going forward to accomplish your life and its splendor. Your giving away “doubt” this eclipse… wave it good-bye!

your new mantra: No more doubt, I create my reality, yes…..I do.

Journal Questions:

What are your limitations

About yourself

Or others

Do not be invisible, how can you stand out

At home

Outside the home

At work

At school






Personal Power or weakness









What or who inspires you






—-Deep introspection is brought to the fore as you are finding your voice again. What you felt locked up about is coming apart and crumbling. It’s no longer sealed, you can juggle what needs to be done, you do find your way. Your brain is metaphorically on a path where you hold a lantern looking for the right truth, the right answer, the right solution. And, you will find what you are looking for…

″‘We just have to keep going until we find out what’s wrong or find out why we don’t know what’s wrong.’”

Robert M. Pirsig Author – “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”

an·nu·lar e·clipse


noun: annular eclipse; plural noun: annular eclipses

an eclipse of the sun in which the edge of the sun remains visible as a bright ring around the moon


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by Tara Sutphen

Beltaine is the “Celebration of the Light”,the light time of the year. The dark time being remembered by Samhain. May 1 is the day in the middle of the spring and the summer equinox’ (10* Taurus). May Day is the time for love and the happiness of summer on it’s way.

Beltane | Beltaine is a celebration of the union of souls, The union of minds, and the union of bodies. The earth mother calls her progeny to replenish the earth. Flowers decorate hair and everywhere. Maypole ribbon dances, with two circles interweaving around a decorated tree or pole, clockwise dance circles. Bonfires or candles to spark the sacred fire of union and fertility.

Druids and Pagans raised the Beltaine fires on hilltops on May Eve, the fires were lit in order to bring the sun’s light down to earth. Earth awakening from it’s long winter nap and the flowers are in bloom and frolicking abounds. Joy alights your body, mind, and spirit, the colors become brighter, you see the best in everyone, casting away all worries and doubts you collected over the winter time.All nightmares become daydreams of love, hope and harmony.

Beltaine or Beltane is an anglicization of the Irish “Bealtaine” or the Scottish “Bealtuinn.” — “bel,”brilliant”, “tene” “fire”

Things to do on Beltaine alone or with a group

Create a Beltaine circle or group

Buy or Pick flowers


maywine (alcoholic or non alcoholic)

Candles, Fireplace, Bonfire — Lighting a fire with a blessing

May pole (you can use a tree if you don’t have a pole) garnish w. greenery and flowers – tie long ribbon

If you create a May pole, make lots of wishes while you walk clockwise into your future, and at the end of wrapping the ribbon say a blessing for yourself and end with “to love and be loved, So it is”. If the tree/pole ribbons pretty and sturdy enough you could leave until Samhain.

Some of the questions that you can ask your friends or family are:

What were the highlights in your winter? Everyone must come up with at least one if not several highlights. What are the dreams to enliven your spring and summer? Every one should convey their intentions for the summer.

Making Maywine


• 2 bottles of dry white wine

  • 2 cups strawberry liqueor

Non-Alcoholic version: Substitute sparkling water and grape juice, sparkling water and apple juice

• 5 thin orange slices

• and/or

• 1 cup sliced strawberries

• 12 sprigs of woodruff

• 1 teaspoon sugar (more or less, as preferred)

• Edible flowers (to be added after all ingredients have been mixed together)


Soak the dried woodruff overnight in the wine.

Add the rest of the ingredients, stir with a wooden spoon, and let it steep for an hour or so.

Serve very cold, with edible flowers floating atop in the punch bowl.

The taste is both sweet and fruity.

American Heritage Dictionary

wood·ruff  Audio Help (wŏŏd’rəf, -rŭf’)  Pronunciation Key


1. A fragrant perennial herb (Galium odoratum) native to Eurasia and North Africa and widely cultivated as a shade ground cover, having small white flowers and narrow leaves used for flavoring wine and in sachets. Also called sweet woodruff.

2. Any of various plants of the genus Asperula, having whorled leaves and small funnel-shaped flowers.

Woodruff is sold in the herb section at markets and nurserys..

Edible Flowers

  • Alliums…chive flowers
  • Borage
  • Basil Flower Blossoms
  • Broccoli Florets. those little yellow flowers
  • Citrus Blossoms
  • Nasturtiums
  • Rose Pedals
  • Johnny Jump Up
  • Pansy
  • Mint Flowers


Full Pink Moon

Full Pink Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Pink Moon at 16* Libra will culminate April 5, 2023 9:37pm pdt/ April 6, 2023 12:37pm edt (almanac). This moon is a time to reflect on how we respond to others when we’re displeased or caught off balance. Sometimes retorts will bring on defensive behavior. We can all feel insecure, but how do we reject negative programming or hurt feelings. First of all we can make changes on how we interact and react with others; as it’s our time to thrive. Our words and sentiments make or break us. 

We don’t always put our best foot forward, but it is never too late to try. When we are caught off guard, we can use our ability to speak, think abstractly, and reason.  Symbols of healing are the ability to plan, problem solve, and sometimes participate in groups. We can raise others as we uplift ourselves. We don’t have to be glum, we just don’t choose to be hard on ourselves or others. Start pausing and reacting wisely.

There are many times when others are difficult for you or complicate your life. These are times to contemplate and consider your conversations, interactions, actions and reactions. See if you are working for or against yourself. Taking an honest assessment of your personal behavior. Writing down what is working for you and what is not. How do we become more balanced and objective. Working toward becoming a “winsome” person. 

There are easy ways to restyle and instigate a change. 

1, Reflect on the way you speak or regard others

2. Make a reasonable list of what you want

3. Make an unreasonable list of what you want


  • To be successful in all areas of your life// focus on the value of learning// the value of time// the value on yourself// the value on your mind// the value on how you love your friends and family// the value on your environment// the value on your heart// the value on your soul// the value on your being// Raise your vibration// be in Om Resonance

Journal Questions:

Write in your journal for the full moon and throughout the month.


  • Do you remember your night time dreams?
  • Do you pay attention to your daydreams?
  • Do you have wishful thinking?
  • Do you have expectations?
  • Do others have expectations of you?

Are you someone who moves your wishes into action?

  • Do you feel you create a plan and easily bring those plans into fruition?
  • How do you do it?
  • How do you feel when you accomplish what you want?

What areas do you wish to know “accomplishment”?

(write a sentence, paragraph or more)

  • Money
  • Love
  • Friendship
  • Family
  • Happiness
  • Wisdom
  • Knowledge
  • Exercising
  • Eating well
  • Good Health
  • Fun
  • Beauty

What is your first impression about yourself in these areas?

(write a sentence, paragraph or more)

  • Money
  • Love
  • Friendship
  • Family
  • Happiness
  • Wisdom
  • Knowledge
  • Exercising
  • Eating well
  • Good Health
  • Fun
  • Beauty

Recreate Passion for Life:

1. Regain Perspective

2. Rekindle Friendships

3. Risk your Feelings

4. Create Atmosphere 

5. Communicate

6. Listen

7. Don’t Dwell on the Past

8. Share

9. Don’t be harsh

10. Nurture

1. Attention: when you have started a habit or new pattern

2. Admit: what do you need to change

3. Communicate:  what you need, to make a difference

4. Select: goals and needs

“Words have incredible power. They can make people’s hearts soar, or they can make people’s hearts sore.
– Dr. Mardy Grothe


Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox, Ostara, Eostre, Easter, Vernal Equinox

By Tara Sutphen

 Spring Equinox is March 20, 2023 and marks the mid-point of the Waxing Year, the nights and days are balanced once again; the time when Kore, (Persephone) was believed to have returned from the Underworld where she had ruled throughout the Winter. The spark of light, born at Winter Solstice has reached maturity, and from here onwards, the days progressively grow longer than the nights. 

Western culture proclaims this the first day of Spring. Older traditions called the Spring Equinox, Ostara; the time of the festivals of the Grecian Goddess, Eostre, and the Germanic Ostara, both fertility Goddesses of Dawn. These influenced the naming of the modern-day Easter Holiday. New greenery bursts forth from sleeping seeds in the countryside, as metaphorically, pagans also plant their own seeds for future goals, future projects and growth at this time. Decorated eggs, being symbols of fertility are symbolic of Ostara. 

In days gone, Europeans gave gifts of decorated eggs to new brides, in the hope that they would bear many children. Similarly, bowls filled with eggs were given to farm workers by the farmer’s wife, to ensure a rich harvest. Most all cultures see the egg as a symbol of Life; the actual home of the Soul. In Russia, decorated eggs are still given as gifts to loved ones and buried in graves to ensure rebirth. The women gathered the eggs only from hens which were around a rooster and decorated them, allowing no one to watch them work as they transferred the goodness of the household to the designs on the eggs, thus keeping evil away. Dyes were mixed to secret family recipes and special blessings placed on each egg.

Colors of Ostara Eggs:




Wisdom, a successful Harvest, or Spirituality


Spring, rebirth, wealth, youth, growth, happiness


Good health, clear skies


Power endurance, ambition, courage


Happiness, hope, passion, nobility, bravery, enthusiasm, love


Enrichment, good harvest, happiness


Faith, trust, power


Success, friendship, love




The custom of eating Hot Cross Buns also has pagan origins. The Saxons ate buns that were marked with a cross in honor of Eostre; Ancient Greeks consumed these types of buns in their celebrations of Artemis, Goddess of the hunt, and the Egyptians ate a similar cake in their worship of the Goddess Isis.

There are conflicting ideas as to what the cross symbol represents. One suggestion is that it is a Christianisation of horn symbols that were stamped on cakes to represent an ox, which used to be sacrificed at the time of the Spring Equinox. Another theory relates to 

Moon worship; the bun representing the full Moon, and the cross, its four quarters. Christianity gave new meanings to the symbolism of the buns, saying the cross represented the Crucifixion Cross. Thus, superstitions arose crediting these buns as being charms against evil, so after Good Friday, people would save one or two of them to hang in their homes as amulets. During the festival season and indeed, for a long time afterwards, fishermen would carry these Easter buns in their boats, for protection.

The Spring Equinox defines the season where Spring reaches it’s peak, with the powers of light increasing. The God of Light, (Llew), now gains victory over his twin, the God of Darkness. Llew was reborn at the Winter Solstice and is now old and strong enough to vanquish his rival twin and mate with his Mother Goddess. The great Mother Goddess, who returned to her Virgin aspect at Imbolc, welcomes the young Sun God’s attentions and conceives a child. The child will be born nine months from now, at the next Winter Solstice, when the cycle closes, only to begin anew.

The Easter Bunny is another symbol which has obvious links to fertility, rebirth, and the abundance of life which is evident in Spring.

Eostre was a playful Goddess whose reign over the earth began in Spring when the Sun King journeyed across the sky in his chariot, bringing the end of Winter. Eostre came down to Earth then, appearing as a beautiful maiden with a basket of bright colorful eggs. Eostre’s magical companion was a rabbit who accompanied her as she brought new life to dying plants and flowers by hiding the eggs in the fields.

Traditional Foods:

Dairy foods

Leafy Green Vegetables

Nuts such as Pumpkin



Hot Cross Buns

Flower Dishes


Herbs and Flowers










spring flowers.Incense




FloralsSacred Gemstone



Hot Cross Buns

1/4 cup apple juice, beer or rum

1 cup raisins, dried currants, or dried cranberries

1 1/4 cups milk

3 large eggs, 1 separated

6 tablespoons soft butter

2 teaspoons instant yeast

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves or allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 3/4 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon baking powder

4 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour


1 large egg white

1 tablespoon milk


1 cup & 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of salt

4 teaspoons milk

oven 375*

20 mins

Beer Bread


2 3/4 cups flour

4 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 package active dry yeast

1 cup beer or apple juice

1 tablespoon butter

2 1/2 tablespoon honey

1 egg

9×5 Bread Pan

Dry Ingredients

Mix the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast

Beer or Apple juice and other ingredients

warm the beer/ingredients on the stove.

Add egg last – cover & let raise 30 mins.

Kneed on flour surface, cover & let raise another 20 mins

Grease pan: place in pan, cover & let “another” 20 mins

Oven 375*

30-35 mins

Lavender Goat Cheese Figs

6-10 figs

2 tablespoons cream cheese

1/4 cup goat cheese

1/4 teaspoon dried lavender

1/2 tablespoons honey

cut figs in half, spoon in cheese/lavender mixture

Vegetable Tart

1 Puff Pastry

Spread out and brush pastry with olive oil

Lightly cook in oven

Cook vegetables of choice and garlic for the tart

Add them onto the oven baked pastry 

Add your cheeses – parmesan and mozzarella

Lightly cook in oven and brown

Cut and serve

Irish Soup


1 onion

2 leeks



3 carrots

3 potatoes

2 containers vegetable broth or chicken broth

Cook on stove top or crockpot until carrots and potatoes are soft



Add grated cheddar cheese to each bowl




ps. Happy Fall Equinox to the Southern Hemisphere –

Full Worm Moon

Full Worm Moon 

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Worm Moon (Native American) 16* Virgo will culminate on March 7, 2023 4:42AM PT / 7:42AM ET (Farmers Almanac).

The Worm Moon is letting us believe in ourselves once again. Letting the inner limelight unfold so we step into taking care of ourselves and knowing what our next steps should entail. Mating calls are beginning to resonate deeper yet in you; and you’re ready to find satisfaction in friendships and relationships. What has been lying dormant is reawakening. 

At times you think you’re satisfied, but career goals, social skills, and healthy tips and tricks have all been a recurring theme and you’ve needed a boost to realign. 

It’s as though Mother Earth has a voice and she’s been whispering for you to awaken cheerfully, to make the most of your life and to really live. The earth will cradle us everyday if we let her. We have to work smart not hard. We must move our bodies to make progress; action speaks louder than dreams or words. 

Money is make believe, start believing you have it in your personal sphere. In your meditations and visualizations, it is not pie in the sky, rearrange your viewpoint to see gold at your feet. And as you call prosperity into your life, cooperate with yourself. Giving is as good as receiving, practice patience, and be authentic. 

Journal Questions:

Write a paragraph on where you can improve…How can you shine 

Do you doubt yourself.

Do you trip up and say things like: life is getting in the way.

Have you been paying enough attention to your health.

Have you been paying enough attention to your confidence and self-worth.

Do you take time to be good at everything you do.

How do you proceed with your ability to create

  • Love
  • Career
  • Job
  • Health
  • Relationships
  • Friendships
  • Happiness
  • Exercise

 How do you proceed with your short term goals 

  • Spiritually
  • Emotionally
  • Intellectually
  • Materially
  • Physically

What is affecting you and how do you fix it

 ——How do you take care of your mental health. How do you take care of your physical health. You came to earth to handle it. What is the motivation, the desire and the basics to get your soul motivation back on track.

—-“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy.” —Sai Baba






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Candlemas & Imbolc

Candlemas Blessings

By Tara Sutphen

Imbolc – Candlemas is one of the Sabbats, it is an ancient festival generally celebrated on January 31, February 1, or February 2. It is also known as Candlemas, Brighid (“breed/bride”), and Oimelc (“EE-mulk”) which means ewe’s milk. It is the time of year halfway between December 21, the winter Solstice (Yule) and March 21, the spring Equinox (Ostara). Imbolc is in the middle of winter, but is the optimism of spring.The Egyptians and the Romans also celebrated this time, as it was the earth goddess giving birth to the Sun God. The time to ready seeds for the planting of food. A time of planning weddings, love, and romance. Days are getting longer and hope is renewed. The celebration is to light candles. Night of white candles turns the darkness into light.

Restful Mind


Hot soup

Hot tea

Curling up with a good book

Writing poetry

A nap

Breathing gently

Hot bath

soothing music

Guided imagery

Quiet & Comfortable space

Be present – all thoughts of past & future aside

This is a time to restore your balance and gain your equilibrium. Learning how to unwind. We must know when to de-stress. Our bodies can’t help us unless we are fine tuning our consciousness, this is self-care. The cycles are a roadmap.