Full Buck Moon



Full Buck Moon
By Tara Sutphen

The Full Buck Moon at 2* Aquarius will culminate July 25, 2010 9:37pm pdt/July 26 12:37am edt (almanac). This enchanting summer moon is a time to make plans for the future. To sit under the moonlight pondering, closing your eyes and making wishes. And in our inner knowing, it is time to become like the butterfly. In our lifetime will we become the butterfly instead of the caterpillar.  Look at the caterpillar with it’s 3 sets of legs and 8 eyes, it leisurely slinks along the ground, drags the earth and slowly gets to where it wants to go until it uses it’s ability to transform. Once in the cocoon, growing, deep in thought and plans for the change. Emerging brand new, forming beauty and wonder, flying and no longer crawling. The butterfly flies with grace and easily lands on soft flowers instead of dirt. The metaphor is much like us as humans, we go slowly and deliberately feeling half blind at times with narrow ideas and untried measures until we soon get tired of not taking some steps to right our lives. Knowing that we must change into our best and highest selves, we must strive toward securing our lives. And once we are a butterfly to spread light and love to anyone in our path. We all need assurance and the will to accomplish. To try new things. A butterfly tastes with it’s feet. How do we get to butterfly status. You don’t want to wait till you die to know, you want it now…on earth.

When you dream, daydream or hope about anything that could be a possibility in the world, easily let yourself be free. Your mind is a powerful tool. There are times when you will only see colorful illusions, but allow for some intervals of rest and play. When you sorce and pray, let your vision be for real things upon the earth. Your intentions become your world.

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 feel 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


Dreaming and Wishing doesn’t mean we’ll get what we want, but it certainly can’t hurt to create a mindset for goals . With all the changes that happen around us, we want to change into our best selves. To become the butterfly…

“I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man” ~ Chuang Tzu (The most significant of China’s early interpreters of Taoism, 389-286 BC)

19*Cancer New Moon

19* Cancer  New Moon
By Tara Sutphen

19* Cancer  New Moon this month (no moon – the time of dreaming), culminating July 11, 2010. There is also a Total Solar Eclipse 12:40pm pdt/3:40 edt.  The eclipse will only be visible through the South Pacific and it will be intense lasting over five minutes. Eclipses are about change or letting go, it can be to bring something exciting or illuminating into your life. This Cancer New Moon is about your emotions and finding balance in your home life. How might we use the eclipse to change our personal world to the one we really want to be in. By using your instincts to center yourself, balance your needs, and to recognize where you belong. When your instincts are in a quandary, you might find yourself irrational and irritable. Let us come back to solid ground. Your life starts at home — your wellness starts from the home, your beauty starts from the home, your success starts from the home. And your spirituality starts from the home. This is why it’s important to create a sanctuary and wholesome life. What you walk out your door with every day is “structure” to get you to your next level of wellness, happiness, success, and love.  Inner formation of strength and vitality renews your spirit to conquer an outer world.

You may not live in a castle, you may not be near to living in a place of your dreams, let alone with the people who surround you or the city or town you find yourself in, so what will you do. You could complain and become overly anxious, we must ask for a certain amount of help to gain help. But complaints can lead to whining and disapproval, people can shut off instead of being supportive. Often seen in the eyes of our elders we must be reasonable or have something to trade. Be it time and energy to an actual craft. We must stay open, tuning into our primal survival instinct and our conscious motives. We must conform to what is good for us, helping us sustain our home life and feelings of emotional stability. If everything is going wrong for you, what is going right for you. Where are you not listening to the inner workings of your heart, of your wants, your mind, your goals and your treaties. Those compromises you’ve made to be living the life you are living right now. You’ve made choices and now find yourself where you are. Is it what you want or do you need a correction. Look at your feet…where do you stand. Look in the mirror…who are you. Look at your hands…what do you do.

Journal Questions

Natural Behavior:

List a positive and a negative trait you posses with each word

  • Attainment
  • Circumstances
  • Conduct
  • Development
  • Enjoyment
  • Enlightenment
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Human condition
  • Journey
  • Knowledge
  • Lifestyle,
  • Participation
  • Personality
  • Realization
  • Suffering
  • Trials

and tribulations

  • Way

of life

Natural  Instincts:

  • Killer Instinct – Hunger (luckily we have grocery stores)
    • Could you hunt for food or grow a garden?
  • Sex Instinct – the other hunger – Perpetuation of Humans
  • Are you hungry for love and fulfillment? You know when you feel right about things or feel wrong. Tune into your inner knowing again. It takes some practice. It will help you overcome moving too fast or too slow or stalling when you should be acting.

We often say we are confused and don’t know what we want, but it may be that we don’t know how to get what we want. So we settle…

  • What home would you like to have?
  • What “home life” would you like to have?
  • Are you living in the right place?
  • Why if so or if not.
  • What type of land do you like?

Make a fantasy of a house, what kind of land it’s on, what it looks like on the outside, what it looks like in the inside.

  • How many bedrooms?
  • Do you allow guests?
  • What are your electronics?
  • What are your toys?
  • Pets?
  • Friends?
  • Relatives?
  • Children?
  • List anything that would make for a happy home.

When you are faced with problems, do you freeze, crumble or go into action?

Life’s Details, Actions & Results

How are you going into action on your problems right now?

  • Make a list and write a solution.  (No killer instincts)

Are you happy with the results so far in your life?

  • When were you happy?
  • What were you doing then?
  • How can you readjust to a happier now for the same result?

Are you making the most of where you live?

  • Home
  • Environment
  • City or Town
  • Country

Look at your Feet…

Stories:  7 sentences or more

  • Where are your feet?
  • Create a fantasy on where your feet should be.
  • Make a realistic scenario where your feet should be.

“Try to put your happiness before anyone else’s, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself. ~Margaret Cho (American Comedian, b.1968)