Banish Problems Spell
By Tara Sutphen
4 White Candles
set North, East, South & West
3 Problems Written on small paper with ink pen
1 plate or bowl – add the 3 problems
Cover in Salt
Chant the Words:
I ask for Divine Intervention, please exonerate me…Release, Release, Release
To Offer Honor & Love to the Holy Ones
Discard the salt & paper into the trash & then extinguish the candles & say outloud the chant “Blessings” —-
By Tara Sutphen
Lughnasadh is the harvest and reaping great
rewards, it is also a day of feasting. Lugh, is the Celtic God of Light and this Pagan Sabbat is the midpoint between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. Some bake a figure of the “corn god” in bread, and then symbolically sacrifice and eat it. The tradition of eating and sharing the first fruits, vegetables and grains of the season started with Lughnasadh in Ireland. In England, it became the medieval festival known as Lammas day. In keeping with the Lughnasadh tradition, the first grains were offered to the gods, the form of a baked loaf of bread. The loaf was blessed and cut into four pieces, with one piece placed in each corner of the home for good luck.
The non-sporting competitions in festivals were singing, dancing, poetry-reading and storytelling. Trial marriages were performed, couples would join hands through a hole in a slab of wood. The experimental marriage would last one year and a day, after which it was annulled without question.
Celtic festivals like Lughnasadh was an opportune time to make political, social and economic deals. All weapons and rivalry’s were laid down so the neighbors could get to know one another. Chieftains held important meetings, farmers would make trade agreements about crops or cattle for the coming season.
A common tradition of Celtic festivals were to visit holy wells. People would give offerings to the wells and decorate them with flowers and garlands, they could leave coins or clooties (cloth). They would walk around the well in a sun-wise direction praying to the Gods.
Farm Fresh Quiche
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 3 cups chopped fresh mustard greens or spinach
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded smoked cheddar cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided
- Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and onion; cook and stir until broccoli is crisp-tender. Stir in greens and garlic; cook and stir 4-5 minutes longer or until greens are wilted.
Unroll pastry sheet into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edge. Fill with
broccoli mixture. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk, rosemary, salt and pepper. Stir in 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup Swiss cheese; pour over vegetables. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
Wild Rice Chicken Casserole
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 4 cups cooked wild rice
- 2 jars (4-1/2 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- 1/3 cup slivered almonds
- In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in broth; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the cream, chicken, rice, mushrooms, pimientos and parsley; heat through.
Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
White Spaghetti Casserole
- 4 ounces spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions, divided
- Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat egg. Add sour cream, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture with Monterey Jack cheese, spinach and half of the onions. Pour into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated though. Top with remaining onions; return to the oven for 5 minutes or until onions are golden brown.
Pasta Pizza Skillet Casserole
- 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
- 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
- 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
- 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 400°. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms, green pepper and onion; saute until tender. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm. Increase heat to medium-high. In same skillet, heat remaining oil. Spread pasta evenly in skillet to form a crust. Cook until lightly browned, 5-7 minutes.
Turn crust onto a large plate. Reduce heat to medium; slide crust back into skillet. Top with pizza sauce, sauteed vegetables and olives; sprinkle with cheese and Italian seasoning. Bake until cheese is melted, 10-12 minutes.
Layered Fruit Salad
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 2/3 cup orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- FRUIT SALAD:
- 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
- 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
- 3 medium bananas, sliced
- 2 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
- 1 medium red grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
- 1 cup seedless red grapes
- Place first 6 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Cool completely. Remove cinnamon stick.
Layer fruit in a large glass bowl. Pour juice mixture over top. Refrigerate, covered, several hours.
5 cups fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
1 cup sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon sugar
Sprinkle berries with lemon juice; set aside.
Fit half of pastry in a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions.
Combine 1 cup sugar and next 3 ingredients; add to berries, stirring well.
Pour into pastry shell, and dot with butter.
Unfold remaining pastry on a lightly floured surface; roll gently with rolling pin to remove creases in pastry.
Place pastry over filling; seal and crimp edges.
Cut slits in top of crust to allow steam to escape.
Brush top of pastry with beaten egg, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar
Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until golden.
Cover edges with aluminum foil to prevent over browning, if necessary.
Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Lughnasadh or Lammas is a harvest festival. In other languages:
Irish – Lá Lúnasa
Welsh – Gwyl Awst (August Feast)
English – Apple Day (drinking Apple juice, Apple cider, or Mead
Lughnasadh Harvest Spell
sit down in the middle of a circle of candles (tealight)
Cup your hands ready to receive
Thank you Mother Earth and our Amazing Land
Thank you for the seeds creating the food
Thank the nourishment feeding everyone we love, Thank the Farmer for tending the crops
Thank the handlers to get the crops to market, Thank you for the market representatves
Thank you Food Preparers, Thankful for Food. Let us Pray. So Much to Be Thankful For
The Sustenence, the Healing, The nourishing and the nurturing. Blessed Be
New Black Moon
By Tara Sutphen
The New Black Moon is the second “new moon” of the month. When you ‘can’t’ see the moon in the sky. Since there isn’t a moon, we are to settle inward and rest, dreaming ideas and plans. Resting gives us the time to think.
Every month we have a New Moon in-between the full moon. New moons are the beginning of the lunar cycle. The sun, moon and earth are in a perfect line, earth being in the middle of the sun and the moon, this gives a calm to the earth as the waters are slower and more relaxed during this lulling and the stars are at their brightest.
This Black moon is an enchanting time, closing your eyes and make wishes. It is a time we are like the butterfly and we’ve left the cocoon behind, only to open our eyes and begin enjoying the journey. Creation calls to make changes easily and gracefully. Everything will become brighter, you will start feeling the warm soft days of summer and enjoy each moment. Romance and the laughter of children are on the rise, smiles and waving, enjoying the activity around you.
So often we suppress and repress our inner natures. The invitation awaits for us to acknowledge a life we can live well. We shouldn’t be afraid, whatever has befallen, we can trust to make future right choices. We begin each day with a new sunrise…a new day assures us.
Your inner voice of reason can point you in a calmer, more sensible direction.~Tara Sutphen #tarasutphen #tarainsightdotcom #calm #voice #calmer #taketimeforyou #manifestthelifeofyourdreams
Full Buck Moon
By Tara Sutphen
The Full Buck Moon (Native American) at 24* Capricorn will culminate, July 16, 2019 2:38pm PDT/5:38pm EDT (Farmers Almanac). There will be a Lunar Eclipse with this full moon. When we have an eclipse, it’s time to change or let go of something holding us back. It brings something exciting or illuminating to each of us.
This Full Buck Moon is about coming back constructively into your personal relationships. Knowing how to use your skills in getting along with others and bringing not only the best in them but the finest in you. What constitutes good associations is how you use your manners to establish a progression of goodwill. For some reason many people cannot sustain consistency.
Knowing how to join forces with friends, co-workers, family, using skills and tools to help yourself and others achieve yours and their next steps or goals. It’s can be a career move or a personal one, as the more people you can positively influence the better. Thinking good thoughts can be the first step to rebalancing your personal power, but moving your body in a proactive considerate way is far more beneficial.
Here are some tips to get into a better state of mind and to go forward with the life you’d like to create.
- See yourself – Introspectively discern yourself, the pathway to becoming a stable mind starts with who you are and the clarity you possess about yourself.
- Are you realistic – You can have goals, even hard to achieve goals but it helps to have a realistic view of how it will happen to get to the goal
- Are you over-emotional – How do you react to others. Are you listening, are you sympathetic, are you unconditional
- Are you angry – Do you take out your aggression wherever you can. Do you have misdirected rage
- Are you responsible – Do you have the energy to achieve the life you want, or are you self-sabotaging
- What are the strengths or weakness in your character – Are they fixable flaws, how can you fix them
- Be polite and respectful – Basically treat others how you want to be treated. Have integrity, you’ll notice that people will look up to you when you retain this quality
Set good aspirations and you’ll meet like minded people. When you are uplifted by life, people around you catch your exuberance and vibrancy. Embracing your life full of opportunities is what it’s all about, learn to love unconditionally. Real moments and amazing experiences are always waiting for us. It is our destiny to be fulfilled by the bounty and blessings of the earth.
Who do you get along with:
- About yourself
- Or others
- Work arena
Are you seen as Contructive or Destructive?
Where do you build your life:
How can you be more connected in your personal life or work life: List 3 things if not 3 sentences
___ Getting along with others is in direct proportion of making an effort. We are on our own individual journey and may not see eye to eye with almost anyone. We harness success by staying in a neutral zone. Such as, you can disagree without being disagreeable, you can have your own opinion without having to squelch someone else’s ideas, and you can work side by side with ease and good fellowship. The world is made up of unique individuals, we either see them as vibrant unconditional love or chaotic.
You are born with a set of skills and tools to serve mankind as your purpose. You are given the chance to use the simplest of communication and progressive energy to flow forward in goodwill. We will continue to wrestle with our lovability and success, but make it easier on yourself and create good solutions for you. Know disorderly signs enter your life, it’s the indication to change toward our highest potential.
—— “Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is the a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me; but I am the fire. ~Jorge Luis Borges – Author
To have friends, we practice unconditionally loving others and make nice gestures and effort. To gain wisdom is to act accordingly. To be respected we need only to act respectable and be conscious of other’s feelings. Not everyone will react the way we want them to, but that doesn’t matter, as processing your higher self is about you, not about them. Whatever door closes, another opens ~Tara Sutphen #tarasutphen #tarainsightdotcom #friends #love #wisdom #respect #you #progress #daisy #unconditionallove #effort #practicemakesperfect
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