Happy Full Christmas Moon




Full Christmas Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Christmas Moon (Native American) at 3* Cancer will culminate, December 25, 2015 3:11PdT/6:11pm EdT (Farmers Almanac).

This Cancer Full Moon is celebrated this year on the Holiday Christmas. There will not be another full moon on Christmas until 2034. The meaning of this moon is all about expressing yourself in the best possible way. Making an effort to be sincere. There are many times we are asked to awaken to our lives. And how appropriate for this full moon to be on a major world holiday where we are thrown together with family, friends and strangers. The Moon is your personal spotlight and shines down to help create good faith. Some of us resist and don’t want to participate. But this year the coast is clear. That’s if we step into our better selves and create some good karma. I don’t think spilling our guts might be the answer on a festive full moon. But the people who are meaningful for you, make sure to speak up and share a moment. Life is comprised of many such opportunities and it’s important to say what we mean and mean what we say. As there is an old adage and truth, we won’t pass this way again.

If we all started to appreciate the experiences in our lives, instead of being bored or too self-absorbed, we might release our personal suffering. Just remember to ask questions. Queries take the pressure from you having to answer. Get those conversations going and memories made. In the olden days the old folks could be square, well…”don’t be square”. The subject isn’t important, be honorable or listen on a deeper level. Quelling the loneliness of another or sharing a sentiment. Making others happy leads to our own happiness. And if we don’t have anyone around on the holiday, make yourself your own best company. Cook, read a book or watch movies, just be at your best. And if you’re in the dumps over losing loved ones, they want your happiness, rest assured they would revel in your new memories. We have to learn to live, every moment counts. And this Full Moon reminds us: Love our lives, love the people in our lives. Grant yourself permission to do the best you can…in any situation. Greeting others and letting ourselves be noticed as part of the memory.

Journal Questions:

Paragraph+ for each question.

Are you confused about your relatives

  • Why

Tell me the good relatives

  • Why

Tell me the about the bad relatives

  • Why

Are you confused about your friends

  • Why

List what are your expectations of your friends

List what are the expectations of your family

Do you reciprocate the list of good and bad. List it all

What do you do for your friends

What do you do for your family

What do you do for strangers

Are they appreciative

Are they not appreciative

  • Why

Do they doubt themselves

What is their behavior

Are you not taking the initiate to create your own holiday

Do you help a situation

Do you hurt a situation

  • Why

How do you make the holidays into a memorable experience

Do you participate

Do you prepare festivities

Do you avoid all events and parties

  • Why

Do you have your social skills handled

  • Why

What holds you back…

  • People problems
  • Money problems
  • Relationship problems
  • Health problems
  • Personal issues
  • Bad habits
  • Phobias
  • Career problems
  • Past choices
  • Stress
  • Overwhelmed

Do you have healthy

  • relationships
  • career
  • job
  • homelife
  • friendships
  • marriage
  • children
  • beauty
  • exercise
  • eating
  • inside maintenance
  • outside maintenance
  • person maintenance
  • place maintenance
  • thing maintenance

When you feel insecure, do you have

  • Compassionate acceptance of yourself
  • Compassionate 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

What and Who Motivates You

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Job
  • Career
  • Money
  • Beauty
  • Health
  • Harmony
  • Things
  • Strangers

What and Who Are You Fearful of

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Job
  • Career
  • Money
  • Beauty
  • Health
  • Harmony
  • Things
  • Strangers

Regain your health! Do this on Christmas and Practice for the following month and all your life if you want:

  • Breathing deeply a few times a day
  • Drinking more water
  • Taking a walk
  • Meditating
  • Praying
  • 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


+We have to learn to live, as every moment counts. This Full Moon reminds us: Love our lives, Love the people in our lives, Make an effort in events. Grant yourself permission to do the best you can…in any situation. Greeting others and letting ourselves be noticed is part of the memory.+


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—– ““History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity.” ~Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman Scholar & Statesman 106 BC-43 BC)


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Winter Solstice & Yule – DEC 21

Winter Solstice & Yule

By Tara Sutphen

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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