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