Winter Solstice & New Moon 0* Capricorn


Winter Solstice & New Moon 0* Capricorn

By Tara Sutphen

The New Moon the time of awakened dreaming is at 0* Capricorn. It is a time to dream practical and appropriate goals, what is holding you back from getting the life you seek? See the steps clearly and begin to use your skills to forward your life into your career and service. Plan for a whole month and begin.

Dec 21: The Winter Solstice is a celebration of the heart, vessel of our dreams. Through the darkest time on the planet we are to find solace once again, returning to our inner resting place. Gallantly gazing upon our life’s daily uncertainty and unknowing future. May the earth fold us in comfort away from any harshness. As the light dims we are to harmonize and begin to sincerely replenish our hearts and minds. The pagans called this holiday Yule, where the people of Europe and Scandinavia made festive. It is not considered religious. The pagans were naturalists, such as the Native Americans and other indigenous communities around the world. They followed the course of the sun, the moon and cycles of the seasons for planting food and generally planning survival strategy. As winter comes we recognize our need to rest our minds, hearts and bodies while warming at the hearth. And as we come back out of the darkest day-night of the year and begin to gain more minutes of sunlight and replenishment each day. We linger for a glimmer of light to awaken, reconnecting our spark to life, to the sun and the conviviality of our own beating heart.

Recipes for Winter Solstice & Yule

Hot Apple Cider

Juice Apples or Buy Apple Cider

6 cups Apple Cider

½ tsp whole cloves

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

3 cinnamon sticks

Heat ingredients, simmer, strain & serve hot

Hearty Stew

1 ½ pounds Beef stew meat


¼ c. flour

Add tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, onion

1 tsp thyme

2 tbsp mustard


Cook until meat is cooked and vegetables are tender

This can be a vegetarian dish if you prefer

Squash Casserole

6 c. diced yellow squash or zucchini




Butter or oil

Add into casserole dish

Bake 325* bake until squash is tender 20-45 mins

Alternative added ingredients into squash casserole

Crushed crackers


Sour cream

Yule Log Cake

10×15 inch jelly roll pan – line with parchment paper & butter the paper.

Pre-heat oven 400*

4 eggs room temperature

2/3 c. sugar — 7 minutes beat eggs while adding sugar 1 tbsp at a time

Add sifted flour ½ c, to batter – stir don’t beat

Add other ½ c. of flour – stir

Pour into pan – BAKE 10 min. Do not overcook

While hot- put cake into clean dish towel sprinkled with powdered sugar so it doesn’t stick.

Remove parchment paper, still warm – roll the cake with the dishtowel in. Let cake cake cool.

Unroll cake – spread desired filling, jam, or frosting onto cake and re-roll cake.

Frost outside & decorate, Refrigerate to set overnight

Winter Solstice Spell

1 white candle


My Heart is the vessel of my dreams

I gaze inward to my inner glow

I look forward to my every need being met

I look forward to all my problems being solved

I look forward to what I seek will be found

I look forward to genuine people entering my life

I look forward to beautiful surprises

Miracles abound, I believe

In darkness I rest and dream

in the light I enjoy my life

behind me and before me

I ask it, beseech it, mark it & so it is………

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Full Oak Moon


Full Oak Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Oak Moon (English Medieval) at 14* Gemini will culminate December 6, 2014 4:27am PST/ 7:27am EST (Farmers Almanac).

This is really the time to communicate on a higher level. No matter what you’ve been feeling, it’s no longer about the process. You’ve had time to access your emotions and your either going round and round, made major mistakes or find yourself confused. Everyone has worries to work out. And now this moon says, it’s about your actions and how you speak to others. Your going to speak your truth with compassion. The holidays open a perfect platform to say the right thing at the right time. That’s not saying the wrong thing to someone who has upset or frustrated you. You stop your judgements and start ascending to the next level. It’s about walk your talk and talk your walk. You are either an awakened being or your one of the groundlings. Those people who sit around and take from others, fight or fuss, thinking they are always right and wanting to win at all costs. You are given shamanic signs to turn away from such people when you feel angry, upset or hurt. Didn’t you try and give them good advice or share a story. Haven’t you done enough for them already. If people don’t listen, it’s okay. If they are takers, don’t let them take from you anymore. The internet came and offers millions of solutions each and every minute for anyone with a problem.

During the holidays there will be plenty of people to offer solace, peace or a blessing. It is you now going to your next level. Breathe deep, be a good to great listener, bless others silently and out loud – knowing you will say the right thing at the right time. Expect kindness, graciousness & miracles…

Journal Questions:

Paragraph + for each question.

When do you have the most fun

What do you talk about

who do you like to talk to

How do you spend your leisure time

Does it take lots of energy

Are you revived and replenished afterwards

Are you drained

What kind of problems/worries do you have:

  • People problems
  • Money problems
  • Relationship problems
  • Health problems
  • Personal issues
  • Bad habits

  • Phobias

  • Career problems

  • Past choices

  • Stress

  • Overwhelmed

Where is your most pleasant and easy communication skills:

  • Family

  • Friends

  • Job

  • Career

  • Money

  • Beauty

  • Health

  • Harmony

  • Things

  • Strangers

—– “Years ago, I tried to top everybody, but I don’t anymore. I realized it was killing conversation. When you’re always trying for a topper you aren’t really listening. It ruins communication. ~Groucho Marx (American Comedian, actor & singer, 1890-1977

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MP3 : Walk of Life

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By Tara Sutphen

Explore Forces That Influence,Motivate & Restrict Your Life
A beautiful guided meditation that takes you through a forested area to a river. You’ll take a small boat down the river through your fears, which you resolve. Each step of the process helps you to better understand yourself, so that you may better deal with the forces that are influencing, motivating and restricting your life. 30 Minutes.
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Thinking Magically™ | Most People Roll Their Eyes at Abundance (Part 1)


Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible.
No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them.
You will receive abundance for your giving.
– W. Clement Stone

Most of us go through life afraid

We are concerned that we don’t have enough money. Terrified that we won’t be able to provide for our family. Unnerved when we’re questioned at or about work. Appalled that we remain the best kept secret in the Universe.

Shaken up.



Aren’t you tired of feeling like that?

Apparently a lot of you aren’t. Because most people just roll their eyes when they hear the word “Abundance.”

But there’s a secret to putting an end to a mindset centered on scarcity and lack. And you’re going to learn it right here — right now.

Abundance is an acquired taste

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