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Happy Winter Solstice, Yule & Full Moon

Winter Solstice & Yule & Full Cold Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Moon at 0* Cancer is mixed with Winter Solstice and the illumination of the moon. The light is even brighter and our camaraderie with family and friends will be a clearer picture, bringing observations more into focus throughout the holidays and the month.

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

SunKing Soup

3 Tbs butter (use real butter)

1 small onion, diced

2 1/2 C. tomatoes, diced

1 C. vegetable broth

3/4 Orange juice, no pulp

A few sprigs rosemary

Paprika

Saute the onion in the butter over low heat. Chop tomatoes and add to the onions. Allow to cook until tomatoes become soft, just a few minutes. Add broth, and allow the whole thing to simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.

Transfer the entire mixture into a blender and puree, adding the orange juice. Return to stovetop, add rosemary, and simmer for about 5 – 10 more minutes. Add paprika to taste. Serve in warm bowls with a nice loaf of soft bread, or as part of a larger feast.

Rustic Roasted Vegetable Tart With Balsamic Glaze and Herbed Cheese

Serves: 4

ROASTED VEGETABLES

1/2 acorn squash

1/2 green pepper, large dice

small bunch of broccoli, florets only

2 Portobello mushrooms, sliced and cut into bite sized chunks 1/2″ thick

1/2 red onion, cut into thin wedges

1 carrot, sliced on diagonal 1/4″ thick

3 small garlic cloves sliced thin

2 tablespoons plus ½ teaspoon olive oil, divided

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

BALSAMIC GLAZE

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

PIZZA TART

1 tablespoon cornmeal

1 whole wheat pizza dough

HERBED CHEESE

1/2 cup Italian shredded (bagged) mixed cheese

sprinkle of dried basil

sprinkle of dried oregano

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly spray baking dish with oil and place acorn squash cut side down. In a large bowl, combine garlic and the other vegetables and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of oil, salt and black pepper; toss to coat. Place vegetables in an ungreased 9″x13″pan.

Bake squash and mixed veggies for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender and moisture has evaporated. Stir halfway through.

Prepare balsamic glaze by mixing balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until glaze thickens, about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Remove roasted vegetables from the oven. Peel acorn squash, cut into bite sized chunks and add to the other vegetables. Drizzle vegetables with balsamic glaze and gently toss to coat.

Sprinkle cornmeal over a pizza pie pan or large baking sheet to prevent dough from sticking. Press pizza dough into a 13-inch circle. Allow dough to rest briefly if it becomes too elastic to work with.

Combine cheeses, basil and oregano and spread 1/4 cup over dough within 1-1/2″ of edge all around. Spoon glazed vegetables over cheese. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese mix on top of vegetables.

Fold up edges of dough over filling, leaving center uncovered. Brush exposed folded dough with remaining ½ teaspoon oil and sprinkle dough with coarse salt.

Bake at 450 degrees until the crust is golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

For the dressing:

• 2 tsp walnut, almond, or olive oil

• 1 tsp raw honey(or a pinch of stevia to make it vegan)

• 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (dark or white both work)

• 2 tbsp pomegranate juice(you can make your own from a fresh pomegranate, or use a bottled pomegranate juice

• 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

For the rest:

• 1 firm and slightly tart apple (crispin or honeycrisp are ideal!)

• 1 delicata squash, seeded and cut into rings

• 1 tsp each dried thyme and oregano

• 1 tsp olive oil (or spray in a mister)

• 6 cups rainbow chard, chopped

• ¼ cup pumpkin seeds/pepitas, raw or roasted

• ½ cup pomegranate arils

Instructions

• Preheat oven to 400F.

• Core the apple and chop it into bite-sized chunks. Slice the squash cross-wise into rings about 1cm thick, scraping out any seeds with a knife or spoon.

• Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and scatter the apples and squash on top. Spray lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with thyme and oregano.

• Roast the apples and squash in the oven for 20 minutes, broiling for the last 1-2 minutes to crisp the edges.

• Meanwhile, whisk together the dressing and set aside.

• In a frying pan misted with olive oil, lightly sautee the greens until they just begin to wilt. They should be bright in colour and this should only take 1-2 minutes once the pan is hot.

• Divide the chard between two plates or bowls. When the apples and squash are finished cooking, divide them between the servings, as well as the pumpkin seeds and pomegranate arils.

• Serve with dressing (warm or cold) on the side.

Squash Casserole

6 c. diced yellow squash or zucchini

Onion

Garlic

Salt/pepper

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

Cheese

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

Lavender shortbread with fruits, flowers and berries

INGREDIENTS

Glaze

• 3 large egg whites*

• 4 cups powdered sugar

• ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

shortbread and assembly

• ⅓ cup rice flour

• 1½ teaspoon kosher salt

• 2½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more

• 1 cup (2 sticks) plus 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature

• ¾ cup granulated sugar

• 1 teaspoon coarsely ground dried lavender

• Freeze-dried and/or dried fruits, dried edible flowers, fresh and/or dried herbs (for decorating)

• *Raw egg is not recommended for the elderly, pregnant women, children under 4, and people with weakened immune systems.

special equipment

• One 3⅛”-diameter and one 1¼”-diameter fluted cutter

Glaze

• Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir egg whites, powdered sugar, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl until a thick paste forms with no dry spots. Ideally, glaze should sit at least 12 hours for sugar to fully hydrate, but it can be used as soon as cookies have cooled. Or, you can cover and chill up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature before using.

Shortbread and assembly

• Whisk rice flour, salt, and 2½ cups all-purpose flour in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium-high, beat butter, sugar, and lavender in a medium bowl until very pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in dry ingredients on low until fully combined. Wrap in plastic and chill at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.

• Preheat oven to 350°. Roll out dough between 2 sheets of lightly floured parchment to ⅛” thick. Using large cutter, cut out 16 rounds, rerolling scraps. Using small cutter, punch out centers. Bake on parchment-lined baking sheets until edges are golden, 12–14 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

Winter Solstice Spell

1 white candle

Repeat:

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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15* Scorpio New Moon

This Scorpio New Moon is about using the voice correctly and planning, journaling, practicing on what we want to create for the month. Scorpio is about being in touch with feelings that we hide from ourselves and others. It is deep introspection allowing change for your personal know-how list of things to do. We aren’t to wallow in sentimentality but really seek what would make any situation better. We find solace and solutions to our mental and physical health, others health, and well-being. Deep contemplation gives answers to blocks and allows us to know about negative delusion. We can delude ourselves in all sorts of traps. But we can change it easily, mostly through adjustments of how we treat ourselves and others. Contemplating what change needs to happen. This introspection gives us a plan to put into effect. Scorpio brings excitement, surprises and changes, they will be fast coming with no warning. #tarasutphen #tarasinsight #meditation #hypnotherapist #readings Taraappointment@gmail.com

Full Harvest Moon

Full Harvest Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Harvest Moon (Native American) at 1* Aries will culminate, September 24, 2018 7:52pm PST/10:52pm EST (Farmers Almanac). The current phase of the moon is a Waxing Gibbous (96.9% illuminated), 13.1 days old and at a distance of 401259 Km (249331 Miles).

This Aries Moon has moved us into our next ardent juncture. Whether we are emotionally ready or not. We are now need to get physically strong and get your cognition ready for alighnment. Time has been on our minds as we see many people struggle. We need only look around to see the vacant stares, frustrated statements or jangled nerves. We wonder why problems seem irreparable and that is not the case at all, every person or thing is fixable. When we realize this, we take a deep breath, dust ourselves off, figuratively or for real, and begin to advance instead of feeling defeated in any way. What are the small victories in your life, we can all start with having a better outlook. Turning your viewpoint is one of the easy ways to initiate an inner truce. The ease and movement of this full moon allows us to finally make headway, rather than feeling lackluster, you are to gain strength of body and mind, we’re to liberate old patterns and allow for new surprises.

How to Gain Courage:

*Don’t overthink

*Embrace your Fear

*Focus

*Start Small & Know your Limits

*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.

Journal Questions:

Paragraph+ for each question.

Are you Courageous

How do you have courage everyday

Who is courageous that you admire

What is courage

Do you have courage:

People problems

Money problems

Relationship problems

Health problems

Personal issues

Bad habits

Phobias

Career problems

Past choices

Stress

Overwhelmed

Where are you most ambitious:

relationships

career

job

homelife

friendships

marriage

children

beauty

exercise

eating

inside maintenance

outside maintenance

person maintenance

place maintenance

thing maintenance

Your brave moves:

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

What have been your bravest moments regarding:

Family

Friends

Job

Career

Money

Beauty

Health

Harmony

Things

Strangers

When creating bravery in your life what 5 things are you going to do daily:

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

——— If you can’t make up your mind on getting something accomplished, now is the time to make a decision. What is a clear cut answer? You know what you need to do to regain your health. You know if you’re struggling. If you have habitual behavior turn those habits into good ones. You know you can move your life into clarity. The answer: you must begin…

—– “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

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Sedona Mystic Training

with Tara Sutphen

Oct 27-28, 2018

The Mystic Training is learning to sorce. An occult power class to learn “Sorcery” — how to “sorce” answers and awareness as in the ancient Egyptian Mystery Schools. You will learn to use the power and energy of the Universe and to be at one with that power. Tara will help you to unblock your psychic centers and assist you to make contact with your Spirit Guides and Higher-Self, to channel, automatic write, use unique Tarot techniques, and access the path of your true destiny — opening to the deepest and most powerful part of yourself.

We’ll also tap into excellence and merit through the exploration of psychic connection with the other side. Insight leads us out of vagueness. Not everyone seeks to decipher past blunders or catch a glimpse of the future as it might unfold, but those who do want to search for meaning to their dilemmas and gain confidence to live an important and rewarding life. Opening the five senses leads to deeper-consciousness.

Learning to manifest the splendor in all things, we want our relationships, love, success, happiness, family, great health, money, knowledge, wisdom to be the best it can be. Tara will help you unblock your psychic centers and assist you to make contact with your Mystics, Spirit Guides and Higher-Self for guidance. Included: Meditations, Life-Force Activation, Sorcing techniques, class discussions, and clarification.

Join Tara and a small group of fellow travelers who will work together to create a magical and mystical weekend filled with deep learning of personal and universal mysteries.

Tara Sutphen is a modern Master of Metaphysical Studies, having proved over and over again her Psychic-Medium Abilities.

Fees & Location

The fee us $495 per person. There is a non-refundable (but transferable) deposit of $75 to ensure your place in the seminar. Seminar hours at 10-5 PM both days. Final registration is 9 to 10 AM on Saturday morning. The seminar will take place at the Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, AZ 86336. Phone 928-282-9300.

Website: http://www.sedonacreativelife.com/ The center is the ideal gathering place, but it is not a hotel. So stay at any Sedona area hotel you like. They range from reasonable to four star-elegant.

I’m planning on taking a side trip on Oct 21, 2018 Flying and meeting in Albuquerque, NM, and being spontaneous with hotels, food, gas etc. we will only be a small group. We will visit Santa Fe, Taos, and the Hopi Reservation prior to the Sedona Mystic Training seminar and New Mexico fee is $600. Registration- deposit $100. taraappointment@gmail.com

Sedona Mystic Training with Tara

You coming? 🌻

Sedona Mystic Training

with Tara Sutphen

Oct 27-28, 2018

The Mystic Training is learning to sorce. An occult power class to learn “Sorcery” — how to “sorce” answers and awareness as in the ancient Egyptian Mystery Schools. You will learn to use the power and energy of the Universe and to be at one with that power. Tara will help you to unblock your psychic centers and assist you to make contact with your Spirit Guides and Higher-Self, to channel, automatic write, use unique Tarot techniques, and access the path of your true destiny — opening to the deepest and most powerful part of yourself.

We’ll also tap into excellence and merit through the exploration of psychic connection with the other side. Insight leads us out of vagueness. Not everyone seeks to decipher past blunders or catch a glimpse of the future as it might unfold, but those who do want to search for meaning to their dilemmas and gain confidence to live an important and rewarding life. Opening the five senses leads to deeper-consciousness.

Learning to manifest the splendor in all things, we want our relationships, love, success, happiness, family, great health, money, knowledge, wisdom to be the best it can be. Tara will help you unblock your psychic centers and assist you to make contact with your Mystics, Spirit Guides and Higher-Self for guidance. Included: Meditations, Life-Force Activation, Sorcing techniques, class discussions, and clarification.

Join Tara and a small group of fellow travelers who will work together to create a magical and mystical weekend filled with deep learning of personal and universal mysteries.

Tara Sutphen is a modern Master of Metaphysical Studies, having proved over and over again her Psychic-Medium Abilities.

Fees & Location

The fee us $495 per person. There is a non-refundable (but transferable) deposit of $75 to ensure your place in the seminar. Seminar hours at 10-5 PM both days. Final registration is 9 to 10 AM on Saturday morning. The seminar will take place at the Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, AZ 86336. Phone 928-282-9300.

Website: http://www.sedonacreativelife.com/ The center is the ideal gathering place, but it is not a hotel. So stay at any Sedona area hotel you like. They range from reasonable to four star-elegant.

I’m planning on taking a side trip on Oct 21, 2018 Flying and meeting in Albuquerque, NM, and being spontaneous with hotels, food, gas etc. we will only be a small group. We will visit Santa Fe, Taos, and the Hopi Reservation prior to the Sedona Mystic Training seminar and New Mexico fee is $600. Registration- deposit $100. taraappointment@gmail.com