Full Sturgeon Moon

Full Sturgeon Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Sturgeon Moon (Native American) at 29* Aquarius will culminate, August 22, 2021 5:02am PdT/8:02am EdT (Farmers Almanac).

This Full Sturgeon Moon is about going over plans. It’s a time to pause and take aim on what you want again. You’re at the end of suffering, learning once again to include yourself in open consciousness. You are moving toward knowing that you belong, yet you are becoming clear to be individualistic. Take control of your reading material, study material, friendships, family gatherings and group settings. Its not about isolation in any way, it’s quite the opposite. If you have been hiding out, you are to include yourself. You are to work to achieve your goals and acknowledge others. 

Your future is unfolding to be in touch with the times. Being in clear forward movement. It’s not about your opinion, it’s about your integrity and compassion. The faster you move to your center, you gain a steadiness and solid base. We can move into distress or healing. It’s always our choice. 

Remember to hold sacred space for yourself. You belong to a lovely life, step right back into it. When we need to quiet ourselves, we can. When we need to be proactive, we can. Its arranging your ideas into active movement. Being willing to reach for what we think we want upcoming. 

Meditation leads to clear and thoughtful ways of being. Searching deep within for the answers to your deepest questions and producing solutions to any unrest and disturbances. The planet is full of bounty and blessings and we only need to move our vibrational energy to match that effervescent tone. Its actually a scientific fact, the earth makes a sound. Match yourself to it. Harmonize with the sound. You will find you can feel better and better, no more stress or doubt. Be proactive. Eat well. Drink lots of water. Staying Calm and Breathing Deeply, the new day will dawn and you will trust your mind and its reasonableness. You will think of your children and pets, family members or friends. You begin the balance of creation and beauty. You know your options and benefits… There will be a rightness. 

Here’s some tips on how to make clear decisions. 

  • Use your Emotions – How do you Feel:
  • What do you want your health to be
  • What do you want your career to be
  • How do you want to make money
  • How much money do you want
  • How hard are you willing to work
  • How much time are you willing to study
  • How much time are you willing to work
  • Are you working smarter not harder
  • Where do you want to live
  • What kind of house do you want
  • Where are your opportunities
  • What are you afraid of
  • What are you NOT afraid of
  • What are your opportunities to date
  • Who are you committed 
  • Over 18 years, do they pull their share
  • Do you make conscious choices to clear your confusion – how.   

B. Use your Intellect – How do you reason:

  • What do you want your health to be
  • What do you want your career to be
  • How do you want to make money
  • How much money do you want
  • How hard are you willing to work
  • How much time are you willing to study
  • How much time are you willing to work
  • Are you working smarter not harder
  • Where do you want to live
  • What kind of house do you want
  • Where are your opportunities
  • What are you afraid of
  • What are you NOT afraid of
  • What are your opportunities to date
  • Who are you committed 
  • Over 18 years, do they pull their share
  • Do you make conscious choices to clear your confusion – how

Reasoning gives you a chance to be more objective about yourself and your needs over the emotional side of your nature.

C. Visualize your future

  • Create your perfect world in your minds eye
  • Be willing to compromise if you live with others
  • No rigidity

D. Stop Arguing

  • Make Space in your mind
  • Be truthful, especially to yourself
  • Make space in your future
  • Don’t fight for your limitations
  • Do not fall prey to others fear
  • Don’t judge others
  • Don’t persuade others
  • Do you have clear mind and why
  • Create strength of mind

E. Progressive Movement

  • Use your vitality
  • Use your personal power
  • We read, therefore learn
  • Use your core values
  • Take steps to achieve in health, well-being, career, well-being, relationships, love, positive direction
  • Use your education
  • Use your creativity
  • Use your sound plans
  • Create strength of body

Forward movement, we have been lead toward knowledge. The internet alone is full of useful information. Decipher, connect, or act accordingly on clueful information.

Everyone knows what’s wrong to do…bad habits, addictions, procrastination or rebelliousness. Bad tempers or isolation, release misfortune and start by being resourceful, capable and enterprising. Learning to listen again. Drinking plenty of water, and meditate. Resonating with the earth and expecting the very best instead of the very worst.

Journal Questions:

Who do you get along with:

  • yourself
  • others
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Work arena
  • Neighborhood
  • City
  • State
  • Country
  • World

Are you seen as Contructive or Destructive?

  • House
  • Love
  • Family
  • Parents
  • Mate
  • Children

Where do you build your life:

  • Love
  • Career
  • Job
  • Health
  • Relationships
  • Friendships
  • Happiness
  • Exercise

How can you be more connected in your personal life or work life: List 3 things if not 3 sentences

  • Love
  • Career
  • Job
  • Health
  • Relationships
  • Friendships
  • Happiness
  • Exercise

 Your Aspirations:

  • Spiritually
  • Emotionally
  • Intellectually
  • Materially
  • Physically

What Inspires you:

(5 sentences or more)

Who Inspires you:

(5 people and why)

_____We walk the road of humanity and grasp life with our very breath. We need to remember we aren’t in dress rehearsal. Everyday is a creation of the life we want to live. Maybe all our days aren’t filled with how we’d like them to be, but it is in our good will that we start to create fulfilled and satisfied days and nights. It is only a reach away… meditate and then start moving forward in mind, voice and actions. 

—-“I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can can see through all of life’s illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe.”

― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun

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Portals

Portals

The portal of all possibility opens when we align to our strengths.

Basic Assertion: self- disclosure

Sympathetic Assertion: recognition of others feelings, needs and wants

Importance 

Assertion: consequences to self or someone else

Disagreement Assertion: Misunderstanding

Damaging Assertion: Negative feelings and acts. 

~Tara Sutphen 

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Lughnasadh ~ August 1

Lughnasadh

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.

Recipes

Farm Fresh Quiche

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Berry Pie

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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

Repeat Aloud:

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

Full Buck Moon

Full Buck Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Buck Moon at 1* Aquarius will culminate July 23, 2021 7:37pm pdt/July 23 10:37pm edt (almanac). This Full Moon is all about how charming life can be. How enchantment and interaction with others can be special. There were those darker times, but now it’s about renewed living. And while were at it, we should be making good decisions. With that we can gain a great outlook, dusting off ourselves and giggling with a little chuckle to help clear the air.

You are on your own journey and you’re being called toward leadership. Creating our reality is optimum and reminding us to give ourselves a chance to start shining again. Endearing others in your family and social circle becomes a way of life. Progressing forward in the best ways, and doing our best.

You don’t even have to feel like you’re falsely setting yourself up. This moon is sitting next to Saturn, the planet of stability, structure and consistent progress. Whatever you are planning to establish upcoming, you’re to feel glad while being supported by the universe. Naturally rekindle faith and exude confidence. We all know when nervous, it’s hard to find courage. No matter how many times you’ve been knocked down or had to start in a new direction, keep a great attitude. And it’s a reminder on setting ourselves up to be good examples. Being steadfast with our emotional nature, having some self-control and being constant. Giggle, flirt and be coquettish again, it’s a lovely moon month, it’s time to have some fun and peacefulness. When we exude energetic love, it flows to us 100 fold.

Journal Questions:


Write in your journal for the full moon and throughout the month.

Dreaming:

·         Do you remember your night time dreams

·         Do you pay attention to your daydreams

·         Do you have wishful thinking

·         Do you have expectations

·         Do others have expectations of you

Are you someone who moves your wishes into action?

·         Do you feel you create a plan and easily bring those plans into fruition

·         How do you do it

·         How do you feel when you accomplish what you want

What areas do you feel acknowledged by others?

(write a sentence, paragraph or more)

·         Money

·         Love

·         Friendship

·         Family

·         Happiness

·         Wisdom

·         Knowledge

·         Exercising

·         Eating well

·         Good Health

·         Fun

·         Beauty

Do you share with your close personal people in these areas?

(write a sentence, paragraph or more)

·         Money

·         Love

·         Friendship

·         Family

·         Happiness

·         Wisdom

·         Knowledge

·         Exercising

·         Eating well

·         Good Health

·         Fun

·         Beauty

How are you an animal Lover:

Write a paragraph

How are you a great friend:

Write a paragraph

How are you a great relative:

Write a paragraph

How are you a great partner or mate:

Write a paragraph

How charming are you to yourself and others:

Write a paragraph of what that means to you

How to be Charming and Polite: 

  • Be Open in your body language and communication skills. There is no need to close yourself off, or feel awkward in groups of people. Sometimes there are cliques of people who know each other, but be relaxed and act friendly. Trust you’re attracting the right people and not the wrong ones. 
  • How to present Confidence. Be constructive, progressive, reframe all dos instead of don’ts, and yes over no. Pursue opportunities instead of creating blocks. 
  • Compliments, express what you see and feel in a positive way. 
  • Check Yourself, like a horse needing to be reined in. Try not to be undisciplined or become a fast talker, bossy, entitled, or asking too many personal or quick questions…remind yourself to slow down and be graceful. It’s not a race. Enjoy the event or situation.
  • Put your phone away or put it on airplane mode when visiting with others or taking photos. Your phone is a gift, but it’s nice to see someone in person and their true presence. 
  • Mirror another, when you sit or stand with others in a similar position. You both start to relax. 
  • Be hospitable, remember to offer water, tea, coffee, snacks or anything you’re eating or want to eat.
  • Be humor-able, not everyone has the same comic side. Be happy and put your best face on. If you dislike jokes, find more suitable conversations.
  • Truth, be honest and work at authenticity and tactfulness.
  • Kindness will get you everywhere.
  • When you practice Graciousness, you can win at anything. Don’t explain yourself, just be complimentary.  Always say “thank you”. Acknowledge others effort and favorable behavior. 
  • Be Attentive and listen more and even hear yourself. Take care of you. Be kind to yourself. Every one has issues and it’s better to offer helpful antidotes and understanding, than to get drawn into gossip. Be aware of who and what is good for you.
  • Manners, improve your life and be a great example. Help and support others. Help and support yourself. Life is forward progress.
  • Be understanding. Be open to listen to another experiences, stories or good will. Be conscious of  others. Make new friends. 
  • Remember to Smile, your greatest asset. 

“The charm of life lies in living to be surprised.”

― B.S. Murthy, Crossing the Mirage – Passing through youth

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Love is Love (Soulmate Agreement List)

Love is Love

Soulmate Agreement List

By Tara Sutphen

There are different types of soulmates and personal contracts. Meetings are likely decided before we are born. A soul agrees to encounter certain people in upcoming earthly sojourns. Many of these convergences will be heart-centered or at least noteworthy on some level. Destiny takes its course. We regard fervent connections as soulmates. 

Whether we know them from some long forgotten world or past life, they fit the criteria of our earthly co-creator/partner/friend or protagonist list. Our innermost self is in a curious state when making these plans, as many outcomes are definitely tricky. We want to create important connections, we are undaunted with these pre-life choices. We like to think of ourselves as daring and brave, as the alignment of emotions, feelings, and reactions are rarely the same; no matter if we think this to be so. Our individual perspectives are unique and ours alone.

There are different people on varying subjects, Love, Work, Health, Friends and Lovers. There will be those untroubled attachments or exultant arrangements; or an encounter may look hopeful but turn out bad. These can be bargaining arrangements, where confusion ensues and can lead to messy outcomes. Can these situations be remedied. Of course, with enough compatibility or good will. If you’re living against your personal principles you may need to find the pathway to better personal relationships or friendships. Does this mean we should set a standard for all people. Basically it starts with you and your feelings. How you regard and value others, you know what you want, and why you want it. Being very patient with yourself and others is fundamental. 

We have general ties with our family relationships, friendships, love relationships, children, school, work, and spiritual groups, vacations, and neighbors. It is up to us to make them special, it only takes effort and consideration.

Soulmate Agreements List:

Convergence:

Some connections between two people sometime transcend normal. We are interwoven with people every day, but how they intersect into our lives is optional. Just because we may see each other daily, such as students or co-workers doesn’t mean they play a role in our lives. 

Romance:

Extraordinary encounters can play elation or confusion on our emotions. Sometimes its a mere meeting, sometime we converge with them physically. Rhapsody is what all people seek when thinking of Soulmates. We’re looking for chemistry and true love. 

Twin Flames:

This type of Soulmate is an ignited and bonded kind of love. Immediate recognition when seeing each other. Attraction is intense and parting is too painful. These are kindred spirits.

Companion Complement:

A reasonable togetherness, never boring but maybe not as compatible as it could be. Raise children well together and going in forward momentum to work, help, protect and support each other and your families.

Companion Catalyst:

A pairing which may come into your life to shake you up. Whether the experiences prove to be positive, negative, or neutral interactions. New opportunities or invitations are presented so you can try and work out a solution together; or you fail the relationship and each other.  Learning to grow and evolve can be painful if not handled in the best possible ways. Partings can be more manageable then togetherness.

Criss Cross Coupling:

You don’t make up your mind about each other, or your waiting for a sign. This feels like you should be a couple but for some reason you don’t happen to get it together. Stronger relationships in one or both parties could be involved. Some unfinished business or the saving grace you need to stay on track of your personal journey. Positive viewpoint permits intelligent actions.

Friendship:

Easy Contact. No matter where you stand in love, easy conversations and camaraderie in friendship make unconditional love, a much easier process. Help and support is always needed at some time in our lives and usually we have people who show up. Respect of each other and being non-judgmental are some of the perks of this kind of relationship. There are usually low expectations, clear communication and fun!

Enemies

This foe can show up rather quickly between two people. Internal unrest doesn’t seem to be resolved easily. This is unfinished business and can lead to all sorts of tests. How you handle these challenges are crucial for neutral outcomes. All obstacles can be overcome. Misunderstandings can be resolved; but bullying, underhandedness and cruelty must not be allowed. We take a step back or away from negativity. We don’t respond or engage. We don’t internalize misgivings or take on antagonistic projections. We come back to our center and engage with meaningful people in our lives.

Tara Sutphen CHt is featured in the Book “Soulmates” by Jess Stearn and also wrote the book “Soul Agreements” She is a renown Psychic and Clinical Hypnotherapist.

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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice, Midsummer, Litha

By Tara Sutphen

21st June

“In the world’s audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight” – Rabindranath Tagore (Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861-1941)

Summer Solstice marks the end of the waxing year. And the rays of the sun directly strike one of the two tropical latitude lines. June 21 marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere, as winter begins in the southern hemisphere. On this day, the earth’s “circle of luminescence” will be from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic Circle. The equator receives twelve hours of daylight, as there will be 24 hours of daylight at the North Pole and 24 hours of darkness at the South Pole.

All over the world people honor this day as an important reminder of the apex of light and to cast away evil and their problems. Northern Hemisphere inhabitants use June 21 as the day of celebration, but the splendor of light lasts from new moon to full moon.

Worshipping the Sun’s great power, all cultures celebrate in some way. Celts and Slavs dance around bonfires while Chinese marked the day honoring Li, the Goddess of Light. The celebrants of modern and ancient ceremonies tune in that life comes from the sun. It is life giving and life supporting. We’ve recently had the good fortune to have electricity, greenhouses, and shipment suppliers. How will you celebrate? We all may not get a chance to dance around the bonfire but it’s a time to bask in the light, sit in the sun, cast our worries away and awaken to our lives.

Recipes:

Summer Pasta Salad

2 cucumbers chopped

2 big tomatoes chopped

1/2 red onion chopped

5 tbsp lime juice

4 tbsp cilantro (coriander)

2+ tbsp honey

salt/pepper

2 cups shell macaroni (optional: gluten free)

Directions

Cook pasta, drain. 

Combine lime juice, cilantro, honey, salt & pepper in small bowl. 

In a large bowl, combine pasta vegetables. Toss gently in lime dressing.

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

1 (16 oz) pkg large shell pasta (optional: gluten free), ½ c. dill pickle juice plus 4 tbsp. pickle juice (divided), 2/3 c. mayonnaise (optional: veganaise), 1/3 c. sour cream (optional: plain yogurt), Salt & Pepper to taste, ¾ c. sliced or diced dill pickles, ¼ c. onion, 2 tbsp. minced fresh or dry dill spice, (optional: 2/3 c. diced or grated cheddar or almond cheese)

Directions: Cook pasta to pkg specifications. Rinse & drain cold water, add ½ c dill pickle juice, set aside, In another bowl, add 4 tbsp dill pickle juice , mayo, sour cream, salt & pepper (optional: dash of cayenne), Drain off excess pickle juice from pasta and mix with dressing, chill one hour and serve.

Spinach-Strawberry Salad

Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1/2 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1-1/2 teaspoons minced onion 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1 bag (10 ounces) fresh spinach 1 pint strawberries, sliced thin In a blender, combine the sugar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oil, and vinegar. Blend well. If the dressing seems thick, add a few drops of water.

Remove the stems from the spinach and tear the leaves into bite-size pieces. Arrange them on individual salad plates or in a salad bowl. Arrange the strawberries on top. Drizzle the dressing over the strawberries and serve.

Bonnie Brae Strawberry Pie

A mixture of cooked and fresh berries helped make this pie a family favorite.

1 quart strawberries or 1 large package frozen strawberries, thawed and drained 3/4 cup water 4 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup sliced berries, fresh or frozen, thawed and drained whipped cream whole berries for garnish Combine strawberries and water in saucepan. Cook until just softened, about 4 or 5 minutes. (Let frozen berries thaw; heat but don’t cook them.) Mix together cornstarch, sugar, and water until smooth; add to hot berries. Cook over medium heat until clear. Add lemon juice; immediately remove from heat and let cool. Place sliced berries in cooked pie shell. To assemble pie, pour cooked mixture over berries, top with whipped cream, and garnish with whole berries.

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Wedding Cake

Yield: Makes 12 to 16 servings.

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 3 cups sugar 4 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 6 egg whites Preheat over to 350° F. Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Pour in buttermilk and begin mixing slowly. Continue to mix until well blended. Add flavorings and stir. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the cake batter. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans. Bake for 20 minutes at 350° F, then lower heat to 300°F and bake for about 25 minutes longer, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove cakes from oven and cool on racks. After 10 minutes, remove from pans and continue cooling on racks.

Cream Cheese Frosting 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract No wedding needed to have this cake

Other food /drink ideas –

mint iced teas, dandelion salads, strawberry shortcakes, geranium leaf sorbet, berry pies

Ceremonies:

The Druids celebrated with “The Wedding of Heaven and Earth”.

Two people represent Mother Earth and the Sun King. Create a Bonfire, dancers adorned in garlands and flowers, and young men jumping through the tall flames. A time of cleansing and renewal. The participants playing Mother Earth and the Sun King go to each participant, and speak to each person as though planting seeds of growth, imparting words of love, wisdom, thankfulness and prosperity.

Candle or Bonfire Ritual

With a candle or your bonfire – Give blessings in the 4 directions. Cast a blessing for yourself, a blessing for the harvest, a blessing for your loved ones, and a blessing for the earth. (make this blessing 3-5 sentences long for each subject) A Call to Love

Single women are to sleep with 4 flowers under their pillow Flowers:

Flowers blooming in your area, also daisies, roses, lilyof the valley, calendulas, marigolds

Decorations:

daisy chains, lavender wreaths, rosemary garlands Head wreath

Circle base, thin gauge wire, or vines and tie or wire on flowers of your choice Symbols:

Fire to celebrate the power of the sun, Sun Wheels, Medicine Wheels, Stone Circles, Candle Circles, Mother Goddess, Ripening fruits, Sun Dials, Feathers, and Swords/Blades. Candles:

Green & Blue representing the earth White representing God light

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Full Flower Super Blood Moon with Total Eclipse

Full Flower Super Blood Moon with Total Eclipse

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Flower Super Moon (Native American) at 5* Sagittarius will culminate May 26, 2021 4:11am PDT/ May 26, 2021 1:11am EDT (Farmers Almanac).

This Full Flower Super Moon with an eclipse and be a Blood Moon as well, as it will turn a brick-red. Eclipses are about change or letting go, it can be to bring something exciting or illuminating into your life. These aspects are letting us know we can set ourselves free from limitations, and broken promises. What you’ve been stomaching is no longer good enough. You really need to align yourself with the true flow of your being. Personal power is yours, if you can just be disciplined; and listen to wisdom and apply it. Sagittarius brings you liberty if you are brave enough to look at practical ways to progress. No confusion or half hearted trying will work, you have to have a game plan and start bee-lining for it. Your mind is a tool, your energy is a force.

This is a powerful time for the mind, deep introspection of your soul goals come into play. You want to experience life as you have dreamt and desired it to be, you can seek self-determination. This isn’t a time of recklessness, only healthy abandon. 

Start that diet, Love as you never have before, Sign up for classes, Read those books, Make honest money, no procrastinating…Be you, the real you.

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
  • Love
  • Family
  • Parents
  • Mate
  • Children

Confinement or Freedom

  • Love
  • Career
  • Job
  • Health
  • Relationships
  • Friendships
  • Happiness
  • Exercise

What is fulfilling to you

  • Spiritually
  • Emotionally
  • Intellectually
  • Materially
  • Physically

Time to advance and express yourself with a good attitude, with persistence life becomes a clear journey.

“To cry was to release all sorts of ugly little pressures and tensions. Like waking out of a long, dark dream to a sun-filled day.”

― Anne McCaffrey,Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) was an American-Irish writer known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. She was the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction (Best Novella, “Weyr Search”, 1968) and the first to win a Nebula Award (Best Novella, “Dragonrider”, 1969)

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New Moon 21* Taurus

New Moon 21* Taurus – time to meditate and leave behind frustration or anxiousness. Allow for suggestions of producing results and proactive movement toward manifestation. Complete tasks of unfinished business or projects. Set your feet on the earth to align grounding and to bless your success. ~ #tarasutphen #tarainsight #tarainsightdotcom #hypnotherapy #hypnotherapist #astrology #mooncycles #moon #newmoon